Monday, March 03, 2008

221 Signatures and Counting

Good Morning Neighbor:

The first day out petitioning to Stop the Blasting with the Quarry Task Force was a great success.  Once the word got out that there was a petition to be signed,  people started driving over to participate.  The stories told were horrendous - water pipes dislodged, gas pipes dislodged, decks and driveways separating from the house, garage floors caving in and the list goes on.  There were some who knew something was going wrong with their home but did not know it was the blasting - the blasting occurs while they are at work.

As one gentleman put it on Saturday, "there is a lot of love in the air".  And, it was so true, people coming together to make a difference from all over South Fulton and Fayette.  Ester Cosby from Oakley Township holding posters on the street for the cause - Dot Goodwin from Fayette coming to sign the petition - Michael Venable from the Old National Association coming to collect forms to get the word out and many, many others.  

The Quarry Task Force will be holding a Town Hall meeting on March 12 at 7pm at the Burdette Gym on Burdette Rd.  Government officials will be invited and the community will begin to formulate plans to move forward to protect their homes and health.  All are invited to show solidarity in this effort.  

Also, on other fronts - Oakley Township has been told by Fulton County that DR Horton will have the Detention Ponds repaired within the next 30 days!!

                                            -Peachtree City Council received the SFF Task Force Letter asking them not to use the sewage water - Councilmen Haddix and Sturbaum
                                              responded but it still appears that they are fixed on spreading the sewage effluent onto the recreation fields.  See the Editorial Ben Nelms
                                              wrote regarding this issue -


And, last but not least, U.S. Congressman David Scott will be holding a Town Hall Meeting this Saturday - March 8th at City Hall in Union City at 2pm.  This will be a time to come and give public comment with regard to problems in our community or successes such as PSC.  Take these moments when you can get them and let your voice be heard!!

Your neighbor,


Constance Thomas Biemiller, Chair
South Fulton and Fayette Community Task Force
Web Site -

As Margaret Mead once said:

Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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