Commissioners bulldoze bypass
County Commission Chairman Jack Smith, Eric Maxwell and the other three sidekicks are hell-bent to get the West Fayetteville Bypass Phase 2 underway before Smith and Maxwell leave the board after being soundly defeated in the Republican Primary on July 20.
The arrogance of Jack Smith continues to shine brightly. You would think he would have gotten the message from his big defeat in the primary that we the citizens of Fayette County do not want the West Fayetteville Bypass.
Oh, he probably got the message alright, but that was outweighed by his desire to suck up to his friend, Ed Wyatt and the other developers, by accelerating the start of the West Fayetteville Bypass.
At the County Commission meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9, the commissioners passed Resolution #2010-16. This resolution authorizes the acquisition of land by negotiated contract or condemnation of land for the West Fayetteville Bypass.
The county had not received written notification that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would approve a permit for the road. However, Jack Smith said he has been told the county has received verbal notification that they would approve the permit.
He DID NOT identify who from the Corps had made such a verbal statement nor who within Fayette County had received it. With Mr. Smith’s integrity level what it is, why should we believe him this time?
Anyone in their right mind would not start such a massive project before they get the official written permit. Why the almighty rush?
Jack Smith’s arrogant nose is so high in the clouds at this point he could develop a nose bleed anytime now. I suppose he has to continue proving to himself and his special interest friends he is king and will be King until midnight of Dec. 31, 2010, when he is off the county commission. Therefore, we should not be surprised at anything he does before then.
Do you remember how we were told many times before the primary that money from the West Fayetteville Bypass COULD NOT be switched to a different project?
Surprise! Shortly after the primary, the commissioners voted to give Jack Smith’s ally, Mayor Ken Steele, $450,000 of that money for Fayetteville. It amazes me how the current bunch of commissioners change what they are saying with the change of the wind.
Well, folks, we voted Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell out of office during the 2010 Primary election on July 20, 2010. We must finish the sweep during the 2012 primary.
Old man Herb Frady, Pot Head Robert Horgan and Lee Hearn all voted “YES” on the rush job acquisition of land for the West Fayetteville Bypass and to give the city of Fayetteville the $450,000 from the county portion of the SPLOST money that they said before the primary could not be transferred even to another project within the unincorporated area of Fayette County.
We must take them out in 2012. It will be interesting to see how these three conduct themselves after Jan. 1, 2011.
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