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Sorry folks, but here we go again out on Cool Springs Road. The residents out here have been sport for local politicians and so-called community leaders for years.
A starting point would be the late 1990s when a group of city leaders formed a corporation to pillage land around Lake Lanier off of Cool Springs Road. Long story short, these community leaders led that fiasco into bankruptcy. It was rescued by a legitimate developer and we all breathed a sigh of relief.
Wrong! Along comes the current and recent crop of Hall County commissioners with a burning desire to spend our hard-earned tax dollars.
The long story short - after a million dollars went into a failed attempt to develop land given to the county, it was determined that proposed parks would not work. Rather than correcting stupidity and give the property back, our fearless leaders went into heat to find a way to still spend our money.
Led by our commissioner, Billy Powell, it was decided that we should pour another million-plus dollars and build us some baseball fields. Powell even went to a group of third-graders to gain support for his plan.
Even some of them asked how much this was going to cost, but never mind, Powell and two of his cohorts on the commission voted to throw more money at a bad idea.
I think the new commissioners were just a tad off the mark when they cleaned house of the old group who managed the county. They should have pitched a couple of the folks who are there just to spend our tax money.
God save America and God help Hall County.