August 18, 2015
After citizen comments, the BOC has started having Commissioner comments. Monday night during his comments, Comm. Pennamon tried to “set the story straight” about Mack Tillman Dr. He said PW did not pave that road. Listen to his explanation:
In reference to Mack Tillman Rd. Comm. Pennamon said, “It came out on the blog over the week-end. When we help by criticizing we need to have all the facts.” Well, Comm. Pennamon, just what are those facts?
Citizen comments based on facts as they knew them follow:
Mr. Charles Forsythe
Mrs. Mary Patrick
Where did these citizens get their information about Mack Tillman Road being a test road? From the BOC meeting, of course. It is not something that was made up; it is something that the BOC discussed and Karen Degges said Mack Tillman Road would be the test road!! Watch the video:
Now the BOC wants to tell a different story. Just like the James Gregory deal—the BOC said no more vehicle allowance and voted on it in public, but a nice raise was approved behind closed doors.
This BOC thinks that it can “reprimand” the citizens for not knowing what “really” happened, when the only way to know what the BOC is doing is to be privy to the meetings in the dark or the telephone calls or the emails that the commissioners have between themselves.
So the real story is, Mack Tillman Rd. was a test road until it didn’t turn out well, and then it wasn’t. If this was a test road or not, why would PW do a poor job on it? Just because there was enough material left over from another job (Gap Creek Rd.) to do about 300’ of road, why should the work be done so poorly? What we understood Comm. Pennamon to say was, it is all ok to just dump the material down and roll over it because it was “left over” and that isn’t really paving.
Your comments are welcome.