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I have been a resident of Clermont for 70 years and what is happening with the Clermont library breaks my heart. I never thought I would live to see the day when Hall County commissioners could blatantly disregard how strongly the people of Clermont feel about their library.
We and the rest of Clermont were lead to believe that if we got SPLOST voted in that a new library would be built on the land purchased for that specific reason. Nothing was ever mentioned about Nopone Road.
I served on the Clermont Town Council from 1998 until 2006 so I know what was said and done. Hall County promised Clermont the new library time and time again only to go back on its word.
Wake up, Hall County, and see what the Board of Commissioners is doing to the people of Clermont. By remaining silent, you are giving them the right to take away everything that you hold close to your heart. You are giving them the right to do the same thing to you.
The people of Clermont are united and ready to fight. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but don't expect us to roll over and play dead, either. So, to the Hall County commissioners, it is time to "man up" and honor your word.