Sewer Plant Land Purchase: 12-20-18 new business agenda item# 12 Board consideration of a 120-day due diligence extension/contract amendment pertaining to a land acquisition contract for Tax Map Parcel 294-004, approximately 99.9 acres, property owners, Andrew & Lisa Tallant, at a purchase price of $3,000,000 to be funded by Water & Sewer. The contract previously having been discussed and voted upon at the September 11, 2018 Work Session and ratified at the September 20, 2018 Regular Board Meeting – Mills / Semanson (THESE ARE THE COMMISSIONERS LEADING THIS ITEM)
Contract Amendment: #12 Board consideration of a 120-day due diligence extension/contract amendment pertaining to a land acquisition contract for Tax Map Parcel 294-004, approximately 99.9 acres, property owners, Andrew & Lisa Tallant, at a purchase price of $3,000,000 to be funded by Water & Sewer. The contract previously having been discussed and voted upon at the September 11, 2018 Work Session and ratified at the September 20, 2018 Regular Board Meeting.
Outcome: There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Brown to terminate the contract while staff continues to provide the Board with additional information. Motion and second were withdrawn. Legal asked for a withdrawal and recommend legal verbiage to restate the motion. There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Semanson to authorize staff and the County Attorney to provide notice to the Seller(s) of Forsyth County’s immediate intention and decision to terminate the contract pertaining to land acquisition for Tax Map Parcel 294-004, approximately 99.9 acres, property owners, Andrew & Lisa Tallant, at a purchase price of $3,000,000 to be funded by Water & Sewer. Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Mills /Semanson led this agenda item. Semanson joined Commissioner Levent to terminate to try and save her reputation but was aligning with Commissioner Mills. Semanson cut off Commissioner Brown with a second. Levent’s second motion better served legal staff’s verbiage. Mills made NO attempt to terminate the contract.
Mills and Semanson plan to bring this sewer plant to reality just after the Commissioner election on June 9, 2020. Beware, they usually have the three controlling votes. This makes it so important to elect ANYONE BUT Commissioner Mills.
What a sewer plant causes: Massive debt to the citizens through Government obligation bonds for water and sewer users, 60 to 80 million just for the first phase. Hundreds of millions of dollars in Bonds to build roads and schools. All of this happens because high density residential cannot exist without sewer. High density increases large landowner’s property values by two to four times its present value, while we, the homeowner pays the tab. There are high density zonings sitting idle north of highway 369 for 5,10,15,20 years. Where there is no sewer available the high-density zonings cannot be built.
If Commissioner Mills is reelected, she will get the sewer plant built causing high density zonings to be built, whether she voted for the original zoning. In Mills’ recent Facebook post she stated “One day it will be built “. Commissioner Mills, behind the scene made sure
there was enough sewer for Walmart and the apartments across from the Hampton’s. Mills imposed an emergency moratorium to freeze the last 25,000 gal. owned by the county from the City’s plant for WALMART and 25,000 gal. from the Hampton’s sewer plant for the apartments across from the Hampton’s “The Falls at Forsyth”. See March 8,2016 work session agenda # 17" Freeze until policy is written. Mills approved the policy on March 22, 2016 work session item #19. Without the sewer THE FALLS AT FORSYTH and other apartment zonings cannot be built.
Light Industrial/Apartment Deception: Commissioner Mills told the residents at the Hampton’s and the surrounding area there was 1,000 apartments zoned behind the Hampton’s that she could make go away if we agreed to accept a light industrial zoning instead. Mills went so far as to try and scare us into agreeing by stating the apartments were section 8 housing. This was COMPLETELY FALSE, and she tried the same thing with residents along highway 20 but they saw through her. These 1,000 apartments were part of a legal battle between three parties, Buckhorn Mine, Mashburn Trust, and Forsyth Co. Around 2010 or earlier the county approved an expansion of the Mine. The Mashburn Trust felt that caused their already approved, almost 800 townhomes to be challenging to sell with a large mine so close. The County finally agreed to The Mashburn Trust compromise, to settle the lawsuit for 1,000 apartments. This would allow the apartments to be moved away from the Mine by squeezing them closer together. KEEP IN MIND, WITHOUT SEWER OR SEWER CAPACITY NIETHER COULD BE BUILT.
What Mills Actually Did: Allowed the Mine to reopen even though their permits had expired, drastically expanded the Mine, added an Asphalt plant, Cement plant all under the Heavy Industrial zoning. Along with the light industrial she sold us on. Mills had the County initiated the zoning # ZA-3937 on 2-26-19 work session agenda #20, M1, M2, OR MINE “See the site plan approved on 1-23-2020 agenda # old business #5“. ZA-3937 MORE DECEPTION
Additional Clarifications: Only a State law maker can change or alter senior property tax exemptions. Mills likes to scare seniors by telling them her opponents are going to change this. MORE DECEPTION. If Mills/Semanson get the sewer plant built, any individual homeowner wanting to add sewer to their home will be responsible for the tap fee, cost of capacity and any cost affiliate with running a sewer line to connect to your home. Estimated cost 15 to 40 thousand or more. Mills is telling people they can get on the sewer without explaining the cost. MORE DECEPTION I am asking for your vote to stop this type of insanity. I genuinely care about Forsyth County and its future. If you do not vote for me, then please vote for someone other than Cindy J Mills. Our county cannot take much more of this behavior.
Please vote on JUNE 9, 2020 with early voting starting May 18 thru June 5 and Saturday May 30,
Concerned citizen and Forsyth County district 4 Commissioner Candidate,
The unprecedented 30 units per acre apartment zoning at the Collections hidden under the name or AKA South Forsyth Lifestyle Center Overlay District. Nowhere in the UDC does any residential or MPD allow more than 6 units per acre. Here we see Commissioner Cindy Mills was trying to do a special overlay of the UDC to allow for 300 apartments on 10 acres= 30 units per acre. Watch the discussion in the public participation portion of the BOC meeting dated Nov. 16, 2016 beginning at approximately 36 minutes through 47 minutes. The room was full of those against including speakers Patrick Gilligan, Jay Guidry and Sen. Greg Dolezal with his assistant Phillip Barlag. Later in the meeting this item comes up as old business #1, in the minutes of the meeting page 12, you can see the vote that Levent made the motion to deny with Amos' 2nd on the motion (yet Amos voted against his own 2nd). In the end, Levent and Boff voted to deny while Mills and Amos voted to allow the special overlay of 30 units per acre. Where was Tam you ask? Tam was recused due to a business dealing with the owners of the Collections giving D2 no voice. This tie would give the new D2 commissioner the opportunity to break the tie as the voice of D2 in January 2017. This is indicative of my incumbent, Commissioner Cindy Mills' voting record. She votes for every high density zoning and NEVER votes no on apartments that I can find. The Final vote can be found in the BOC meeting dated Jan. 19, 2017 at approx 2:03 in. The new D2 Commissioner, Rick Swope was able to break the tie with his vote in favor of the denial, thus not allowing the apartments to be built, along with Levent and Boff. Of course Cindy Jones Mills along with Amos voted to build the apartments.
This is one of the main catalyst for the formation of the City of Sharon Springs.