Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Update on lawsuit against AMP

We received the below update last night and wanted to share it with you. Thanks to the original author for the forward. Per the update - make sure you vote against (or not for) former Dawsonville city planner Steve Holder next week in the clerk of court election!

He's the clown that came up with the "stipulations" for Jeremy Porter's racetrack - which are not being followed as Holder promised.

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General Lawsuit and Information Updates

The lawsuit against AMP, the City of Dawsonville, and EHK (Elliott) Investments has been assigned to its third judge. The first judge, Hon. Kathlene Gosselin was reassigned, the second judge, Hon. Bonnie Oliver has removed herself. Currently, Northeastern Circuit Senior Judge John Girardeau will be hearing the case.

The Hamryka's attorneys, Hallmann and Wingate, have filed two motions for partial summary judgment with more to follow. They also requested the judge to compel AMP founder, Jeremy Porter, to disclose information that was not released during discovery.

The County DOT lifted their requirement to have AMP rework Duck Thurmond Rd to make it safer for the added traffic. In the rezoning meetings, Mr. Porter stated that AMP would have less daily traffic than Dairy Queen, however, AMP plans on having 199 parking places, unlimited spectators, car transports and trailers, and fuel tankers to provide gas to patrons. Local citizens should consider contacting the Dawson County DOT with their concerns regarding this apparent inaccuracy. The inevitable road improvements needed to accommodate the increased traffic load projection on (Sweetwater Juno and Duck Thurmond) roads, roads which already show wear and decline, should be the burden of the development, not the taxpayers.

Observations from the construction site

Mr. Porter has been inviting investors to preview the course site, promoting the course pictures:

Driving by the reality tells a different story. It is hard to imagine the site, stripped of mature trees, resembling the "green" plans, even in decades to come.

Editor's comments on the upcoming elections

Elections are upon us with plenty of candidates vying to fill the position of clerk of court. For many of us on this mailing list, one name stands out: former city planner, Steve Holder.

When interviewed, Mr. Holder shared: "Integrity starts at the top and works its way down.”

While we always hope our representatives who make impactful decisions exhibit an unwavering level of integrity and set a standard, personal integrity stands alone and is a value within each individual; renewed and called upon daily.

Personal integrity is the barometer in the choices we make that tells us as individuals what we are doing is right, whether we are at the top or the bottom of the chain of command.

The notion of trickle down integrity shouldn't be overly impressive for obvious reasons.

For those who are unfamiliar with Mr. Holder, he was the City Planning director in charge of creating and compiling stipulations for Atlanta Motorsports Park, stipulations which will dictate what kind of impact this facility has on the property value and enjoyment for homeowners up to several miles away from the track.

The willful lack of fair consideration for residents has left those in the adjacent community facing not only property devaluation, but an even more significant devaluation: the diminishment of quality of life.

At one public hearing where the developer advised supporters to wear blue, Mr. Holder wore a blue shirt, warmly greeting a crowd of mainly out of town supporters of the track, while worried residents sat feeling they had no one in their corner to grant them equitable considerations.

Now, Mr. Holder asks for your vote for a coveted county position.

Many residents feel we will pay prolonged and dearly for his decision not to provide fair and decent protective stipulations to the resident taxpayers who will live with the increased traffic, dangers and noise Atlanta Motorsports Park will bring.

Keep those thoughts in mind when you cast your vote.

An end note on voting in general:

If a candidate is running unopposed and you do not feel this candidate has represented you, or if you feel none of the candidates are good representatives you are comfortable voting for, you may either leave the ballot blank, write someone in, or cast a protest vote by writing in fictional or iconic characters, thereby registering your discontent.

Regardless for whom or how you cast your vote, exercise your right to vote, and in doing so, be heard.