Lowndes County Thoroughfare Plan
drives development in Lowndes County.
With no public notice and no public hearing.
the Commissioners voted on it Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
Probably you only heard that would happen if you looked at their
agenda late last week,
or you happened to read
what I wrote about it Monday.
Parents and grandparents buy 529 college savings plans as safe investments,
so VA529 chose poorly in Spectra Energy,
the very risky company behind the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline now plowing through the Floridan Aquifer drinking water of south Alabama, Georgia, and all of Florida and under the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers against growing opposition.
Maybe you’d like to mention that to
Mary G. Morris, the Chief Executive Officer of Virginia529 College Savings Plan,
the biggest mutual fund investor in both Spectra Energy and in Enbridge, which is buying Spectra.
There’s a handy
VA529 contact form or you can call or write:
9001 Arboretum Parkway
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
They said almost nothing last month about
Project Max, so we don’t know for sure if for example it is really a glass container company.
They meet again tonight. Actually, that one is cancelled; they meet next April 19th.
County Manager Joe Pritchard asked the Lowndes County Commission
to spend the funds the citizens of Lowndes County approved on the SPLOST VII referendum for the Naylor Boat Ramp:
We are proposing for the purchase of
4.35 acres of property on the Alapaha River designated for the purpose of a boat ramp.
You have the documentation there before you, the warranty deed.
And as you are aware, this also reserves for an easement by the current owner,
a proposed easement, and the appraisal is for
$24,000, as is the purchase price,
and that is the consideration for the proposed easement.
Thanks to Julie Bowland for the picture of my VDT op-ed today. -jsq
The same day the Sabal Trail was quoted in the VDT August 5th as
saying it had done enough subsurface analysis on our fragile karst
limestone topography, a sinkhole opened up next to Shiloh Road.
Sabal Trail already had to move its Albany compressor station
because arrowheads had been found there. The pipeline itself is a
much bigger mistake: let’s stop it before it damages our property
values, forests, rivers, or our people.
Spectra Energy’s paid staff are continue to assert that Sabal
Trail’s proposed gouge through our fields, farms, and under our
rivers will proceed according their plan to profit executives and
investors in Houston, Texas.