Opposition started arising to Roger Budd’s request to rezone
to put another Family Dollar near Francis Lake in Lake Park,
28 July 2014 Planning Commission meeting,
which voted 5 to 2 with one abstention to recommend a compromise solution.
Despite his apparent refusal to speak on behalf of all the citizens
of the county
after the 24 February 2014 Commission meeting,
he did actually say his ecomment to FERC was
“on the behalf of the Commission and Citizens of Lowndes County”,
and that he expects Sabal Trail to follow all Lowndes County ordinances,
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Continuing the Foxborough McDonald’s story,
Vince Schneider sent the appended to Commissioner Richard Raines Thursday.
I have added some related material, including pictures of the 12 July 2010
Commission meeting to which he refers.
From: “Schneider, Vincent H”
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 12:15:18
To: Schneider, Vincent H,email@example.com
Subject: Schneider: County Engineer: Foxborough Subdivision Streets
I hope your day is going well. I’m spending half this afternoon with the
dentist getting a permanent crown installed and the other half with my
wife’s kidney doctor. Life must truck on regardless of the Foxborough
Sir, twice I made statements to you in regards to County Engineer,
Mr. Mike Fletcher. I now wish to present my position in writing. My
first statement was during our first phone conversation on 18 May
2011. During that conversation I rather colorfully stated
All government, of right, originates with the people, is founded
upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the
whole. Public officers are the trustees and servants of the people and
are at all times amenable to them.
He then read a definition of ordinance,
and noted that many ordinances deal with issues of safety, health, morals,
His recommendation: for the Commission to pass an ordinance
limiting hours of operation for such type of enterprises.
That’s the county attorney visible directly past Schneider
(under the microphone).
Of course it’s the commissioners who must propose and pass any ordinance.
That will require
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This is Karen Noll’s LTE to the VDT as sent on 12 Aug 2010.
It doesn’t seem to have ever turned up in the online version of the VDT,
but here it is:
While certain entities see no negative environmental impact of the proposed biomass plant, the information and data that I have does not indicate that incineration of wood is efficient, environmentally sound, or safe for our citizens. Yet others see this as a win-win scenario claiming a vastly different perspective on the situation; economically, environmentally and in regard to the health of our citizens. Why is that?
Surprise speaker Gary Minchew, a well-known local developer, spoke against
the variance, citing the arrogant behavior of McDonalds, which he said insisted on keeping
a variance through his property he had granted First State Bank, even though he had not
intended it to be used by a fast-food buyer of the bank property.
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to deny the variance.
Pictures and videos to follow.
Here’s a letter Vince Schneider sent on Thursday 9 September to
Vivian Valdivia, Development Director, Atlanta Region, McDonalds,
copied to Kay Harris of the VDT, Fox News, MSNBC on the Internet, and NBC News:
Vivian Valdivia, et al.
Corporate McDonalds=2C please don’t build a store in my front yard while I’m
deployed to Afghanistan. And please continue this policy after my return.
Since 30 June 2010 when I first learned of Corporate McDonalds’ plan to
build a store in my front yard this Fall=2C I believe I’ve done everything
that I could to stop it. My local and state governments refuse to help by
simply saying that there is nothing they can do. I guess I shouldn’t have
expected anything else from an elected official. This is my last appeal to
Corporate McDonalds to not build a store in my front yard this Fall.
I am deploying next Friday to Afghanistan to help secure the rights and
liberties of the Afghan peoples. Because of this 6 month deployment I will
not be able to prosecute any more actions in the attempt to dissuade
Corporate McDonalds from building a store in my front yard. Now, because of
Corporate McDonalds’ greed, it’s only a wish that I could enjoy some of
the same rights and liberties that I am helping to secure for the Afghanis,
at my home upon my return. Rights and liberties that Corporate McDonalds is
effectively taking from me to name a few include the right to peace,
prosperity, and the pursuit of happiness.