Thursday, June 11, 2009

News on Lawsuit and West Fayetteville Bypass

Good Afternoon Neighbor:

Sorry for the email overload but wanted to get this email to you (see below) from attorney Scott Zahler regarding the approval of the class action on June 1, 2009 and the dispensing of settlement money in the coming weeks.

Also, tonight at 7pm at the chamber room at the end of the Fayette County Administration building (across the parking lot from where you get your car tags) - the final vote for the West Fayetteville Bypass will take place.  As many of you know, residents will lose their homes along with many whose property will be worthless because the road is passing so close to their home.  And, it has also been pointed out that this will increase traffic through Christian City where many of our elderly live.   At the last meeting, I went before the commissioners requesting that they do not take a person's property before all the environmental permits are in place.  Mr. Dennis Chase (a biologist/environmentalist called on by many municipalities for his environmental expertise) feels that these permits will be denied due to endangerment of wetlands.  It would be a travesty to see these homes taken from people at a time when their home value has fallen and then years from now the road is never built.  So I hope to see you there tonight - remember this is not just a Fayette issue but an issue that once again goes to the heart of our fight as a community and a nation that our government must put the health and welfare of our citizens first!

Your neighbor,


Constance L. Thomas (Biemiller), Chair
South Fulton and Fayette Community Task Force
Ph. -770-314-6999

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.

The judge gave final approval of the settlement at a hearing on June 1st.  There is a 30 day appeals period and if there are no appeals than the settlement checks will be sent 45 days after that.  That's where we stand.  Please let me know if you need any further information.  Thank you.


Scott M. Zahler

Goetz I Zahler, LLC

900 Circle 75 Parkway

Suite 700

Atlanta, Georgia 30339

770-431-1107 Direct Dial

770-431-1101 Fax     Email              Website 

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