Legacy of defeated candidates? 4 houses to an acre in Tyrone?

They are back! This is the same development that was stopped dead in it's tracks by Gordon Shenkle, Gloria Furr, and Grace Caldwell this summer.

This Thursday night the same project will go before the planning committe again for a revote. If it passes, it will then go before the town council, that being, the good girls, Gloria Furr and Grace Caldwell, and the gruesome threesome, Mike Smola, Leaturenaux, and Mayor Lee, that voted in the lastest Wieland project on 74 against the screaming protest of the citizens.

This time the stakes are much higher. These houses are being hauked as low cost housing for senior citizens. Problem is, you have to find enough seniors to live in them or they can be sold to anyone, aka. someone with 10 kids in a cramped area. You won't have to worry about if your kid will get to go to Tyrone Elementary, there will be no question they won't if this goes in.

Last time this came before the council, the good girls and Shenkle outsmarted the gruesome threesome in that Shenkle called the Mayors hand on voting on something she could personaly benifit from. Then he sited the rule that Letourneax would have to act as Mayor, thereby keeping him from voting also. They good guy and girls won the day for the rest of us.

Quite a few people feel that they have found a way for Mayor Lee or Letureaux to vote, thereby getting this done on their way out the door.
They would be gone, along with the developer, but we would have 4 small cheap houses to an acre that anyone could move into. Please come voice your concerns and see what is happening.

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Submitted by suggarfoot on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 1:38pm.

that the people most affected by this, that being the Windsong, Carrimore crowd's kids, were the very ones going door to door for the person who ran against Gordon Shenkle. Gordon Shenkle was trying to help everyone, his kids go to a different school and he lives in the other side of Tyrone. He was just a good man trying to do the right thing by everyone. I say let them have their 4 houses to an acre. Serves them right

Submitted by Jones on Wed, 11/28/2007 - 2:25pm.

Why didn't that guy win?

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Submitted by ptctaxpayer on Wed, 11/28/2007 - 4:10pm.

Shenkle: Great Guy...He should have one. He was one of the few people who had the stones to stand up and point out the Mayor's conflict of interest in Tyrone that prohibited her vote.

He should have won. Even though he finished second and the winner, Eric Dial, had less than 50%, the bizarre Tyrone Charter makes Dial the winner. Go figure. It also didn't hurt that Dial spent about $10,000 on a race with a Town that has 3,000 people.

Submitted by boxwing on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 11:53am.

... would be for the Town Council to table this matter until the new Council takes over in January. This is such an important and divisive issue that it would be the highest level of arrogance for the departing Council members or the departing Mayor to vote on this issue. The voters have spoken very decisively, so let their selected representatives debate and vote on this issue in the new year.

As an Engineer it is incredulous to me that higher density should even be considered in the downtown area since there is no infrastructure in place to support it. A good analogy would be to tell a kid it’s OK to jump off a diving board into a swimming pool before it has been filled with water! If Tyrone is going to allow high density, then a task force should be put in place to carefully plan the infrastructure development and obtain the proper funding well before any specific development is approved for construction. The costs to the town to bring sewer to the town center and improvements to the adjoining roads are considerable and should not be taken on without much analysis and debate.

So a quick and ill conceived vote on this one development can have far reaching economic affects on the town for years to come.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 12:57pm.

but that is not something they have been known for, as said before, they almost pulled this off once but for some quick thinking by Gordon Schenkle. I hope everyone shows up at the planning meeting this Thursday night at 7pm. If they get past the planning commission to Town council, many think they have something up their sleeve to get it passed, since they came so close before. Since it would have such dire concequences for people's children schools and property values, not to mention the possibility of more crime, I wouldn't be supprised it they have to have extra police to help the gruesome threesome get out of that meeting after the vote. The three departing office are the same three that voted for the lastest wieland deal that crowded Birch and went against the guidelines of one buildable acre per lot. But the Mayors grandson/daughter whatever, will probably be in middle school so I guess it won't be that much of a problem what happens to Tyrone Elementary after that. There are still a lot of folks, me, at the top of the list, that would like to know was responsible for the Trickem Creek Cemetery deal. That was a small thin piece of property that seemed to have never gone in front of the planning commmitte, or town council because the Mayor, Barry, and Valerie signed off on it. This long thin property has/had a very old cemetery that has already dramatically shrank since developement, by ANYONE'S standards. A large power line that covers at least 1/3 if not more, the width of these skinny lots. No decent person would have approved this.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 9:49am.

the land in question is the old Deaton property. It is in the heart of downtown Tyrone across from Shamrock Park and backs up to South Hampton Estates.

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