ALERT—IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEARINGS ADVERTISED (BUT NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE)

September 24, 2016

The BOC has advertised three (3) public hearings, but when asked for information to review before the public hearing, none was available.  So how does it work?  The citizens can comment at the public hearing, but have no idea what to comment on?

VERY IMPORTANT—HOW YOUR COUNTY WILL LOOK IN THE FUTURE

The “Comprehensive Plan” is required by the State (DCA).  It is a planning tool that emphasizes heavy community involvement.  The plan is developed to lay out how the county will look in the next 10-20 years.   About 12 years ago Jasper County citizens participated in the comprehensive plan and decided they wanted the county to stay mostly rural.  What do citizens want now? 

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Public hearing, September 29, Thursday, at 6:00PM downstairs in the courthouse.

No documents available.  No documents released despite request for them early last week.  County Manager, Mike Benton says he’s been too busy.

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NOISE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

noiseAfter taking numerous comments on the last proposed noise ordinance, the BOC will hold another hearing on an “updated version.”  However, upon request, the amendment was not ready and has not been released for public review. 

How do you comment at a public hearing when you can’t see the document?

Public hearing, October 3, Monday, at 6:00PM downstairs in the courthouse.

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RE-HEARING FOR ALCOHOL LICENSE AT “HWY 142 BAR”


beer-wine-bottlesHaystack Wings N Thangz, LLC (Toyoir West), located on Hwy 142 at Pennington Rd., has requested another hearing for an alcohol license,  but this time only for beer and wine.  However, the problem at every “bar” that has opened on Hwy 142 in the past 10 years is the NOISE.

Ms. West stated at the hearing on 9/12/16 that this was not going to be “just a black bar.”  She said she wanted a place where adults, 25 and older, could go, gather, eat, and drink, without driving 50 miles.  She also said she knew the noise had to be controlled.

The problem has been that the Jasper County codes are not followed when granting an alcohol license, and then the laws are not enforced once one is granted.

For example, Cora’s Bar & Grill, was never a restaurant according to Jasper County code that says an on premises pouring license can only be granted to a duly licensed  restaurant.  A restaurant, according to the code, serves at least one meal a day, a minimum of 5 days a week.  Cora’s was only open on Friday and Saturday night, and usually only Saturday night.  The license should have been revoked long before illegal liquor was found there by GA ATF.

Public hearing, October 3, Monday, at 6:00PM downstairs in the courthouse.

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If you don’t show up for these hearings, and things don’t turn out like you like,  just remember…

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TWG

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3 Responses to ALERT—IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEARINGS ADVERTISED (BUT NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE)

  1. want change says:

    THE ONES THAT CREATE PROBLEMS ALWAYS COME OUT SMELLING LIKE A ROSE. aLWAYS BIG TALK WITH NO RESULTS. NO ENFORCEMENT. JUST MORE BULL CRAP. I THOUGHT THE BAR OWNER HAD TO WAIT A YEAR TO REAPPLY FOR BEER LICENSE. . i HOPE THE NOISE ORDINANCE IS NOT ANOTHER BAD JOKE.

  2. Stakeholder Is Code For Sucker says:

    “Prepared with… input from stakeholders and the general public”, but what does it mean? Who are these stakeholders? Do they wield more or less authority than the “general public”?

    When decisions concerning public debt, land use and private enterprise are made by quasi-governmental organizations such as banker controlled economic development authorities and their appointed shills at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, why even bother with the farce of an elected representative government? Clearly elections are no longer anything more than mere formalities.The power of the once powerful majority ruled government has been displaced by the wealth redistribution schemes of the self-serving plutocrat.

    When did We the People relinquish the power of the majority vote and become mere “stakeholders” in service to a minority of plutocrats motivated more by greed than community service? I didn’t get the memo.

    stakeholder
    Definition
    A person, group or organization that has interest or concern in an organization.
    Stakeholders can affect or be affected by the organization’s actions, objectives and policies. Some examples of key stakeholders are creditors, directors, employees, government (and its agencies), owners (shareholders), suppliers, unions, and the community from which the business draws its resources.
    Not all stakeholders are equal. A company’s customers are entitled to fair trading practices but they are not entitled to the same consideration as the company’s employees.
    An example of a negative impact on stakeholders is when a company needs to cut costs and plans a round of layoffs.

  3. Excuses Excuses says:

    Is this county ever gonna find someone who can do their job right, if the commissioner’s and county manager can’t follow rules and guidelines how do they discipline and fire others for doing wrong, just a bunch of hypocrites running this county

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