Would like to thank all concern citizens for their efforts. We the Clermont Town Council have fought the fight for you and for the backing we got from all over Hall County, we are grateful. Hopefully the battle is almost over and the Commissioner will do the right thing. Only regret we had to spend tax payer money to get them keep their promise. Thanks, John
That's the only thing politicians do well is spend and waste tax payer money .
While I understand the feelings of those in Clermont concerning the location of the library, the Nopone site is the wiser location, both financially and service area for Hall County residents.
The cost of site preparation on two separate locations is an obsurd idea. In addition, the Clermont site is less than 2 miles from the White County line.
Both Clermont and Hall County have wasted tax dollars in arguing this case that was ruled on in Superior Court. Now Commissioner Bell and two "New Jacks" want to keep the losing battle going.
Drop it, Build it, Get over it, and Enjoy it!
Remember this effects more than the residents of Clermont. Keep in mind the greater good of the entire area.
I don't think you understand how we feel in Clermont.When the outgoing commissioners were pushing for the SPLOST the Nopone Rd location never came up.It never was mentioned until Feb 2010,and then they were all hush hush about it.
We are not angry at the decision to build the library and park. We are upset at how it was carried out. When leadership of Hall County tells you that a library will be built on a piece of property (that Hall County, prior to the splost VI vote and brought for as a library site) and if we work, vote for splost VI. Then we expect it to be built on that site.
If you would look at a Hall County map showing parks, library, walking trails, bike trails any infrastructure in the North Hall area you will see that Hall County doesn't provided not one thing in this area except compactors. We pay taxes and have been helping to pay for this infrastructure in other areas.
We have been patient for thirty years and had a promise that this time was going to be different we were going to have a new library built to replace the Town of Clermont sponsored library, and then the Chairman came up with this idea to move the site and had his people going along with it.
We didn't waste any tax payer money except for a cause and a fight that had to be fought because it was wrong to move the site, it is for the citizens of North Hall to tell Hall County leadership, NO, not this time. ("We mad as **** and we are not going to take it anymore!") We knew it was going to be perceived as selfishness but the citizens of North Hall told us they wanted us to fight back. John
In these Bad economic times doesn't make sense to consolidate the sites ? The Nopone road site is centrally located between the four North Hall schools is it not ? Is that not whats best for the community ?
In these Bad economic times doesn't it make sense to consolidate the sites ? The Nopone road site is centrally located between the four North Hall schools is it not ? Is that not whats best for the community ?
Following the suggestion to look at a map of North Hall I noted that the Nopone Road site IS in North Hall and it appears to be a central location for the north end of Hall County.
Did the Chairman of the County Commission handle it wrong? Yes? Was it an underhanded way to do it? Certainly! Was the decision a more fiscally responsible direct to go in? Without question, it was!!
We all pay taxes that are spread out to places we have never even heard of, much less utilize. That is the nature of beast.
It's not as if the Nopone Road site is 25 miles away from Clermont. It is Centrally located for almost everyone in the North Hall area. I am sure we would all love to have a park, a library, Police precinct, Hospital, water park, recreation center, county maintained lake and beach area, a Field of Dreams, technology center, and the thousands of other tax payer supported amenities in our neighborhood, but then we would all be crying about paying our entire income as tax payments to get it.
It comes down to fiscal mangement. The current economic environment does not allow for the free spending life that we lived for so long in this country.
I don't think that is is selfishness to want a library or any other community based venue in your neighborhood. It does seem a bit selfish, however, to complain when that venue isn't built in your back yard.