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Thursday, May 24, 2012: 11:07 pm
More from USCitizen
|Thanks Martinsville council for having a vision for the growth and economic advancement of our town. If things like this were left up to us voters nothing would ever be accomplished. No one wants to spend his hard earned money to help his neighbor or future generations. We already have no where to shop and few nice restaurants. Even if we attract a few of these by added population and developed areas it would be a blessing to Martinsville. Thank you Phil and others who have remained gentlemen through some very personal and uncalled for nasty remarks by some very rude people/|
Friday, May 25, 2012: 1:50 am
More from Danny Stewart
|Economic development would indeed be a good thing. Anyone with a good sense of reality can see that. However, I believe the scope this annexation is too much.|
I do also agree that now would be the time to do it. As was mentioned, get prepared for the cycles during a down cycle will allow a better chance to catch the wave of recovery during the up tick. But, as I said, this is too much.
It also is clear that very little has been thought of ahead of this annexation. There is no financial planning, no marketing plan, which is always a must when it comes to economic development, and there isn't any info on any kind of economic forcast.
Planning for the future is great as long as it's done right, but from what I have seen and heard, this all looks to have been thrown together at somebodies dinner table last night.
Friday, May 25, 2012: 8:32 am
More from ronschoolcraft
|US Citizen --|
Don't you love anonymity. It lets you say things without recourse. You can be cowardly and not disclose who you are, where you live or what your motives might be for wanting to confiscate my land.
If I were a current resident of the city of Martinsville, living on my little postage stamp of a plot with no privacy whatsoever, it would probably be pretty appealing to "annex" the land north of Martinsville. Why, if we vote the right council in, they will use eminent domain to "acquire" that land for public use so that I could have a nice park to relax in. Why should those greedy people who own it now have it all to themselves? Why, parks are great for economic development. They show that we as a city are committed to our citizens and want more people to come live here. We just have to displace those greedy people who currently own the land.
If you think this is far fetched, just take a look at the history of Cade's Cove in Tennessee. About 900 residents who owned that land for generations and lived on it were forcibly removed by the government to "annex" the cove into The Great Smoky Mountain National Park -- all for the public good. If you think it can't happen here, you're crazy.
Annexation into the the city is the first step toward completely losing even the right to live on our own property.
Friday, May 25, 2012: 6:40 pm
More from Ratcatcher
|Run for office, Ron. I'll vote for you. You make sense. |
I had relatives that were some of the 900 annexed out of Cade's Cove.
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