Back again: the James Road subsidy for a failed mega-mall that we just keep on paying,
eight years later!
Five companies showed up at the May 27th pre-bid meeting, but only one bid for
$71,192 was received from Rountree Construction for the
Commercial Driveway for Raceway on James Road,
said County Engineer Mike Fletcher at the
22 June 2015 Lowndes County Work Session.
at their 23 June 2015 Regular Session
approved that yet another fix-up payment caused by
2009 widening of James Road “from a two-lane local road with ditches to a five-lane road with curb and gutter” for the never-happened
Market Street mall and subdivision project.
And local elected officials say bus systems need subsidies?
Every road and bridge is a subsidy for private developers.
And James Road is a subsidy we just keep on paying year after year.
The county spent SPLOST VI funds and $587,000 in GDOT funds on this subsidy
for private developers,
some of them from Tampa,
while requiring local James Road property owners to Continue reading
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Where could we find
380 acres for a 30 Megawatt solar plant
in south Georgia?
Here’s a clue from Texas.
Citizen Carol wrote for Texas Vox 6 January 2012,
Austin Energy drought proofs its energy with new Webberville Solar Project
A number of years ago, the City of Austin purchased this land
planning to install a new coal-fired power plant. When those plans
fell through, a landfill was proposed for the site that now boasts
280 acres of solar panels with a view of downtown Austin along its
on the proposed coal plant site in Ben Hill County?
Of course, it doesn’t have to be that big, or all in one place.
How about on top of a landfill?
How about on the cotton fields
next to Valdosta’s Sallas Mahone Elementary School?
Energy to air condition the school instead of drifting pesticides,
and profit to the landowner!
How about at the airport?
At the mall parking lot?
On top of the new county palace?
On the warehouses in Hahira?
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