Tunnels are not planned for this parkway. The new MacDuff bridge is going to have a cart path lane on each side of the bridge, from what I remember. Any paths will have at-grade crossings going back and forth across MacDuff. Just like now. At least, that's how I remember it. Heck, we have had that tunnel sitting empty at 54 for how many years now? Costs a ton o money to get those easements done.
Why doesn't council twist an arm to get these tunnels early in the process?
No path tunnel from my comments before. I went back and listened to the city council meeting again and that area crossing the parkway is going to be for stormwater, not a tunnel.
Unless it's financed and maintained by Pinewood for community use, for get about it.
Tyrone contributing 284K to construction of arts center. PTC contributing 2.5 million to arts center. What is not said by PTC is how much of that is going to construction alone. I think we need to hear that. We need to hear that from everyone. Design, land, construction, operation, ongoing maintenance. What are the numbers and who came up with those numbers. And why the huge discrepancy between the town and city contributions. You won't see my yes vote till all of that is disclosed and maybe not even then, either.
I agree on the sewer. I would think since PTC is getting a new shopping strip that they will be collecting enough taxes to offset the need for a SPLOST. Sure hope they have calculated their revenue and expenditure lines more accurately than the County. Can't wait to see the WISH LIST for Fayetteville and the County Commission.
Debt service reduction? Then they want more stuff they can't afford. How about a sewer plant so PTC doesn't get robbed of theirs.
"But a reasonable person should ask if you are already high performing, how much growth can there be"? Sadly, our state and local policy makers will never accept this mantra, and they'll continue to make decisions under the false equivalence that north and south Fayette County, and all GA schools, can and should "perform" within an increasingly narrow range of each other, regardless of the metric being used.
"While neighboring systems have improved, they are not near the performance of our great schools". When you look at our system as a whole, yes, but when you single out certain schools, it tells a very different story.
So none of these items are in their yearly budget? $1.5 million for sewer connection/expansion, so this is how you get the general public to pay for sewer they don't use. Thought it was a user fee and only those using it had to pay for it. I will not vote for a SPLOST. I am tired of the government making a wish list, and expect the people to just go along with THEIR recommendations. Taxes are high enough in Fayette County and with property values on the rise, we will all have a tax increase. So why do we need a SPLOST. Of course, if the elected officials continue to give companies like Pinewood Studios, a nice tax break, and "Balloons over Fayette" a $40,000 lost. No to the SPLOST.
He probably never travels south of 54
yeah because it doesn't include Gobermint Cheese and swimming pools for the Northside of the County, Why stick you're neck out?
Comm. Rousseau abstained from the Starrs Mill vote. Anyone know why? I could not hear his mumbled comments when he did it.
Will the first concert be a trumpet solo?
Of course it is. And of course we will.
Could this be the art center. I figured he could be behind it with the money. And we all know that with the good Cathy name, we wouldn't nix this splost
Dan Cathy at Pinewood to the FF event attendees said he would have a big announcement the beginning of July. Can you say Charter School? Look at the new school budget that Dr. Barrow has put out. It will be called the Cathy School of My Pleasure. It was going to be Pace Academy till they realized that was taken and then Jimbob lost his election.
I saw some illegals putting the sod and landscaping down at the new RaceTrac on 54W around noon today...talk about slave labor, or is it called day labor...man oh man.
You go right ahead and dip your skinny....I am watching Julio Teheran thinking he will be gone in a few weeks...would love to see him in Boston with Kimbrel again..Braves are just too dumb to keep him.
I've seen this movie before several times actually, although the last one was budgeted at $40,000,but things are more expensive now. Here's how it works.
First you hire PR firm or an ad agency that has a PR component and they give you a retainer amount ($90,000) and advice on fund-rasing. Next you raise the funds, create some buzz and get a bunch of involved community people into a series of focus groups. Video them and with luck somebody will say something that has potential - somethig like "I know we have to embrace some growth, but I'm not willing to mortgage my kids future just so someone like Group VI can make a quick buck. I will follow a real leader with vision, but all these people do is talk in generalities with no plan" So, you think not much there, right?
Well that's where the people getting the 90 big ones earn their pay. A little selective editing and this emerges "I will follow a real leader like the head of Group VI into the future for my kids sake and all of Fayette" Show that to enough people and it gets distilled down to "FOLLOW FAYETTE FORWARD" and pretty soon you will see the 3 - F signs hanging from bridges, hats and t-shirts. They will stretch it out over 90 days to make it look hard, but its really not.
The Visioning people have an agenda and the Chamber is enabling them and I don't know what it is. Eventually we will have an Ah Ha moment, but for now I am at a loss.
Update Sat PM - I have been told by some in the know to expect a huge announcement next week. Ok, I will.
MLC and NOW
it's too Hot for Maters but just right for skinny dipping in a pond
I will give it a shot g8tgrl since you asked. Talk about how one child can dictate the focus of the other 24 kids in a class. Nowadays the phrase Special education is offensive and it takes an act of congress and the guardians consent to remove them from "regular education" environment. No one wants their child to have that label so the system is forced to accommodate the child and bring down the level of education to the more "normal" kids. No child left behind and the guardians tell the school how it's to be done more often than not.
Special ed Teacher/ AWESOME hat's off to you and those in the field you choose to undertake. based on your description of "you really don't know who is in the building day to day due to the logistics of the building" I would that that argument to demonstrate WHY having people that ARE there daily are in more jeopardy and have MORE reason to be self protected. .
The bottom line is this, Why would YOU (and others in your camp) want to REMOVE the choice of others?
If a teacher, coach, administrator janitor or even the Lunch Lady, (all whom have passed some kind of back Ground Check) wishes to be able to have personal protection in a KNOWN target rich environment, and they can pass the advanced background check to do so, (being concealed you'd never know did choose to and who chose not to) , but as it is now, ALL are at the Mercy of a Killer that hasn't bothered to worry about violating a law or two.
Again, thank you G8 for your work with our children. Some people have difficulty absorbing nuance, so they apply the identical solution to every problem.
Not a lunch lady, special education teacher. Thank you for your non vote of confidance though. Have something nasty to say about special education?
Ok, so we arm a few teachers in the building. What happens when they are not in school and you have a substitute teacher in there? In my school, you really don't know who is in the building day to day due to the logistics of the building. I rarely see the 8th grade teachers or connections teachers myself.
The liability on a teacher would be huge too. What if they did shoot a child by accident? Talk about not being able to look at yourself in the mirror?
Jesse James - glad you know so many retired military folks who are now teaching. My school has none.