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I did not write this but found it in free speech 1-16-08. Hail to the open views of the public:

Tyrone’s new Town Council is 0-3. The new council promised ethical government; the citizens got an investigation of the mayor by the state of Georgia’s Ethics Commission. The new council promised open government; the citizens got secret council meetings at the mayor’s house. The new council promised to be fiscally responsible; the citizens got a new town manager with less duties than the previous manager, paid $22,000 above the maximum for a small town and a 58 percent increase in the hourly rate paid by the taxpayers for a town attorney.

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Since Tyrone Mayor Pro Tem Grace Caldwell is now pulling all the strings, what would have been the harm of at least going through the motions of selecting a new manager and a new lawyer in a professional way? Like at least running ads, posting a salary range and doing public interviews. Have they even posted what they are paying these people at all?

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Now if anyone does not know it, please be advised that Tyrone has become the dumping ground for county rejects. First they have Grace Caldwell, who after a less-than-stellar term as a county commissioner had to move out of state to excape the criticism. Now they have Bill McNally, who was terminated by the county to save the county taxpayers money, and Chris Venice, who also had left the county with a tidy sum of taxpayers’ money. How long before Dunn and Wells will be moving to Tyrone?

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Submitted by suggarfoot on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:39pm.

does it feel funny not to be able to come and go through the back door anymore?

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 12:53pm.

Otherwise, who really cares? Smiling

Submitted by lemmondrop87 on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 12:23pm.

I found these old "quips" that made me laugh at the fool presently trying to question the character of our newly elected. The green eyed monster of jealousy is really eating you up isn't it? Not mayor, nor backup mayor, is that why you are after Grace? She is backup ...and you ain't nada?
Tyrone is a perfect example of when builders come in the front door of the Town Hall that the will of the people gets thrown out the window. Many of us have never liked that Mayor Lee is employed by Fayette Commissioner Greg Dunn. Our worry turned into panic when the mayor openly supported Dunn’s SPLOST deal that left Tyrone out in the cold. She then doubled the housing density of a piece of property that has no value to the city other than creating more traffic. So much for mayor’s limited sewer capacity speech from a few years back. We knew that Mike Smola was a risk when he ran for Ronnie Cannon’s seat but Ronnie was leaving town anyway. Both Smola and Lee are embarrassing us with their conceited attitudes and I hope that the crowds grow larger at each council meeting to see exactly what they are doing.

I agree with Mayor Lee when she stated that Wieland would sue if their rezoning was turned down. Wake up, Tyrone and Peachtree City. Why do you think [Wieland] wants to be annexed into the city limits? Please consider this when they are making application. However, I am not convinced they would have won. I wonder who gave her this advice? I may be naive and a little zealous since we are coming up on the Fourth of July but I still believe in “power to the people.”

In response to someone saying Mayor Lee of Tyrone voted for the Wieland deal because she felt he would sue if he didn’t get his way. I don’t think she ever said. But if that was her thinking it doesn’t seem very sound. Wieland bought the land knowing it was zoned for one house on two or three acre lots. He didn’t have a leg to stand on in court. Also Smola tried to smooth over his vote by saying he saved a lot of wetlands. I don’t know if he knows it but you can’t build in wetlands. He didn’t save anything but Wieland’s wallet. We are going to scream again when we see what it is going to cost us to school all those extra kids. Now when we look at the schools in Tyrone, we will have both the Smolas to thank.

Submitted by rm.snell on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 2:36pm.

You have live with your choices for the next four years. Hopefully someone will run against Ms. Caldwell and Ms. Furr and put them out of council. Go play with your buddies at the Neighborhood Alliance and act like a bunch of kids at tonight's council meeting. I am sure you will all be at the Mayor's house for the next secret meeting.

Submitted by lemmondrop87 on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 5:36pm.

is on your face. It sounds like you aint commin....what a shame.
No one but you hates the Neiborhood Alliance, you are so transparent. Sounds like you have finally given up. ha ha

Submitted by RT Tugger on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 9:40am.

We all believe you. Especially since you start out with "I did not write this." In this instance, it's a case of "He who snellt it dealt it."

Submitted by PreciousStahr on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 9:49pm.

Yeah Right. Sound like the same person who said "I don't want to be a richard head". So dudley's dead now? What's left is Bad Smell?

Submitted by lemmondrop87 on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 12:26pm.


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Submitted by sniffles5 on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 12:28pm.

These strange people from Tyrone seem to have their own speshul language. Sticking out tongue

Submitted by rm.snell on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 8:53am.

Grace Caldwell
Tue, 11/01/2005 - 7:42pmBy: Candidates Forum
In response to last week’s candidate’s forum, I have the following comments.

In my opinion, Tyrone’s inconsistent growth is due to the breaking of Tyrone’s Land Use Plan by the current Mayor and Council. The Planning commission members, past and present, have no Transportation Plan. One critical component of a re-zoning request, and the resulting expected overcrowding of schools, should be traffic planning. I will continue Councilwoman Redwood’s quest to assure that all rezoning requests are complete and accurate. I assure you, I will consider requests only when complete data is available to make fully informed decisions.

2008- no changes from 2005. What happen?

The results of erosion in Lake Pendleton, South Fork S/D and many other locations in Tyrone continue to plague the citizens of Tyrone. If elected, erosion control and environmental considerations will be a hallmark of my representation of you. In the past, Tyrone has not used bonds as an option to raise capital. Would a more prudent decision on the downtown development plan be to get a cost estimate for the proposed municipal buildings, including a Tyrone sewer plant (& it’s inevitable, folks) and let the voters decide on whether they want a downtown development? Bonds assure that the users of capital assets, now and in the future, share in these long term capital costs. Capital improvements taken from current assets are too much of a tax burden on current residents.

2008- No changes. Again, what happened?

A focus group currently exist in Tyrone! Formed in the name of necessity, the Neighborhood Alliance was born! Member of the Alliance from every corner of Tyrone have expressed the view of many of the Tyrone residents; however, the Tyrone Mayor and council have continued on a path designed without citizen input. The recent Shamrock Park decision by the Fayette County Commission is an indication of lack of communication between the County and the Tyrone government. Strategic planning and thoughtful decisions with citizen input are required. I will bring these qualities to the new Council.

NA- members from a very few neighborhoods. Most of those members are arrogant, rude and idiotic.

For the past five years, Tyrone taxpayers have experienced tax increases resulting in taxes that are the highest in the County. Council, in the past, has gone on record professing to enact a roll-back to the millage rate. However; when spending is decided upon prior to establishing a tax base, it proves difficult. I will express a strong voice to assure managed spending is carried out in our town.

I look forward to serving you.

Grace Caldwell

M.s Caldwell the town is still waiting.

Submitted by lemmondrop87 on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 5:36am.

there is nothing clever or cute about the same person droning on.
Bets are if there is no town meeting tonight, we will ride by the building and find you out front conversing with imaginary people like you do on here

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