Re: Plunkett letter to the editor, The real "Mistress Plunkett"

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”I voted within the comprehensive plan and the zoning.”

Sorry Mrs. Plunkett, but you are on record as voting to eliminate part of that plan to accommodate the 54 West development.

Development Agreement between Capital City Development Partners, LLC and the city of Peachtree City.

“There shall be no internal road connection between the Property and Planterra Way. By agreeing to this condition, the City recognizes this is a modification to the approved SR 54 West Master Plan. The City shall adopt a modification to this plan eliminating this requirement.”

”I voted for an attractive alternative that would incorporate trees, pedestrian walkways and allow for a safer, viable commerce center.”

Sorry Mrs. Plunkett you never “voted” on the GA 54 West Design Guidelines because it was revised and accepted by Peachtree City on August 6, 2004. You weren’t elected to office until November 2005.

Mrs. Plunkett, you weren’t a city council member when the “GA 54 West Design Guidelines” were adopted by PTC so how could you have “voted for it”?

”I voted against allowing a Costco, Kohl’s and Hooters to be built in our city.”

I’m sorry Mrs. Plunkett but exactly when was that ‘vote’ to exclude Costco from PTC taken? I can’t seem to find any reference to a ‘vote’ on Costco anywhere in the public record. Are you referring to a meeting that the public has no knowledge of?

As per the PTC WEB site there just two instances where “Costco” is mentioned.

The first being City Council Minutes dated 11/02/2006. “Plunkett asked how big the warehouse superstores usually were. She understood they averaged between 135,000 to 155,000 square feet. McMurrain said it depended Sam’s were smaller while Costco tended to be slightly larger. A Kohl’s would be 89,000 square feet.”

No vote taken on the subject.

The second being City Council Minutes dated 06/05/2008. As per Mayor Logsdon, “Financially speaking the first plan for a Costco would have been the best as far as sales tax revenue.”

No vote taken on the subject.

City Council Minutes dated 11/15/2007. McMurrain requested Council Member Plunkett serve on the committee.

Any Questions?

City Council Minutes dated 02/13/2008. Richard Granger asked how three 50,000 square foot buildings were different from a big box. Boone pointed out that any building over 32,000 square feet had to come to Council for a special use permit process. Plunkett added that the developer would not bring more than that.

Meeker said that the developer had agreed that he would ask for no more than three 50,000 square foot stores or a total of 175,000 square feet.

Boone restated his motion to approve the request for the abandonment of Line Creek Circle and a portion of Line Creek contingent upon the development agreement and the changes. Plunkett seconded.

The road abandonment is what you voted for Mrs. Plunkett.

PTC Line Creek retail plan takes heat
Tue, 01/15/2008 - 10:08am
By: The Citizen

“McMurrain previously has asked the City Council to abandon Line Creek Drive and Line Creek Circle so he'll have room to build an 89,000 square foot Kohl's Department Store on the site. But the process has drug on for two years and McMurrain said he's run out of time.”

“The current plan assumes the streets will remain the city's property.”

“McMurrain said he's now running out of time on his interest-only loan for the $8 million 14.3 acre parcel. McMurrain said he also has several users already lined up for the project, which he added was "not a bluff."

Well it’s been almost two years since that article and Mr. McMurrain hasn’t turned one shovel of dirt yet.

It looks like Plunkett, Boone and Logsdon got PUNKED and the citizens of PTC got shafted!

Your letter to the editor is starting to sound a lot like the "I didn't ask the GADoT to approve the 54 West traffic light".

Are you really going to stick with that story?

Tell me Mrs. Plunkett, do you want us to do some more 'digging' or have you had enough yet?

Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth. write letters to the editor, and remove all doubt!

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Submitted by PTCGOIL on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 1:12pm.

Have to refer you to online (sorry Cal, you're still tops) and see new article about Cyndi and Republican Party in Fayette County. Like we didn't know that already. They are paying her bills and now we have proof she is to do what THEY tell her to do, NOT what us voters tell her to do. Oh, and comment that "total control of government is not good"!!!! THE REPUBLICANS ARE CLAIMING THIS???? THE 3-2 VOTING BLOCK THAT HAS MESSED UP THIS CITY FOR YEARS TO COME??? And now they are claiming Don Haddix will do this???? How PATHETIC your campaign has become, Cyndi....embarrassingly pathetic.

Not only will you now not represent us voters here, you will represent what the party tells you to represent? As a voter and resident, I am nauseated by this. As a woman, you should be ashamed of yourself. Can you spell D-I-S-H-O-N-O-R-A-B-L-E???

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Submitted by matt.barnes on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 1:20pm.

The same Fayette County Republicans who put Logsdon up for Insurance Commissioner?

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Submitted by Don Haddix on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 1:47pm.

Article link:
Fayette GOP backs Plunkett in PTC’s mayoral race

The full endorsement releases follow:
(Peachtree City) -- Today Cyndi Plunkett, candidate for mayor of Peachtree City, announced the endorsement of the Fayette County Republican Party. On the endorsement Cyndi stated, "I am very honored to receive the endorsement of the Fayette County GOP. Their endorsement speaks to the importance of the choice the Peachtree City voters will be making in this runoff. I am the only Republican in this race and I will continue to fight for conservative principles, such as keeping our taxes low."
The Fayette County Republican Party has formally endorsed Cyndi Plunkett in the race for Mayor of Peachtree City. After careful consideration and after extensive discussions with Cyndi, the party came to the conclusion that Cyndi represents the interests and ideals of the Republican party as Mayor of Peachtree City. Cyndi was the only candidate who actively sought the endorsement of the Republican party, and through her efforts, has demonstrated a commitment to the ideals and principals of our party. Cyndi has the quiet support of many of Fayette County's top Republicans, both at the local and state level. We enthusiastically offer her ours.
“Cyndi was the only candidate who actively sought the endorsement of the Republican party, and through her efforts, has demonstrated a commitment to the ideals and principals of our party,” stated David Studdard, Chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party. “Cyndi has the support of many of Fayette County's top Republicans, both at the local and state level. We enthusiastically offer her ours.”
Cyndi began her public service in Peachtree City as a member and volunteer for Fayette County Schools' PTOs, before being appointed to the Peachtree City Recreation Commission in 2004. She was elected to Peachtree City Council in 2005 and she was honored in 2008 with a selection to the Regional Leadership Institute. Cyndi has been married to Tim Plunkett for 23 years and they are the proud parents of twins, Michael and Meghan (15), and Mallory (8). The Plunkett Family are members of Holy Trinity Church, The Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, The National Science Olympiad Team, HOA, and numerous recreational and club level sports teams.

Here was my full response. The article was extracts from the endorsement, Pfieffer's letter, my letter plus some added history.

My response to the Fayette County Republican Party endorsing Cyndi Plunkett is that I am a Conservative Independent, not a Republican. Therefore, this being an issue of party versus platform, they had no other choice.

As for my not approaching them for an endorsement I can simply counter they did not approach me to see who is the better candidate. The Rotary, Civic and Chamber sponsored forums. Surely if they had a desire to do an unbiased endorsement they would have extended an invitation.

As for the quiet support of top republicans, yes, she has the support of Harold Logsdon, Eric Maxwell and Herb Frady, whose support has been anything but quiet. But I have the quiet support of other Republican elected officials both in and out of the County.

I can add here Jack Smith and Sheila Studdard are supporting Harold Logsdon, but not quietly.

As for the support at State level, I find that claim dubious. In fact I have been told how many there do not support Harold Logsdon and Cyndi Plunkett.

My final comment is a question. Why are non Peachtree City residents feeling a need to enter our election? Maybe I should not have declined the offer from other officials outside Fayette County to have written letters of endorsement for me.

Side note, the Regional Leadership Institute is offered to all elected official. Pay your money and go. I have received the invitation two years in a row.

For many years I have been an Independent because my objectives are true conservative principles. Elected officials should serve citizens, not parties. There are Republicans attempting to do so, but it is hard to defy the party line.

Cyndi Plunkett has backed the developers and special interests for four years. I want to give Peachtree City back to its citizens. That is the real issue here.

If one insists on a label, I am of the Friends, Neighbors and Citizens Party. Their endorsement is what really matters to me.

Don Haddix
Candidate for Mayor

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 10:16pm.

Don, you left the 'cite' tag open.

Submitted by USArmybrat on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 9:14pm.

Now that I know that the Fayette County Republican Party has endorsed your opponent, my vote is now locked in hardened cement for you. Those people wouldn't know character or integrity if it reached up and bit them in the a$$! I, too, am a conservative independent and am sick of the Republican Party. In too many ways, they are no better than the Dems.

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 4:56am.

Oh, another way to try and shed blame from the eight years of horror, huh? Be an Independent Conservative? Lou Dobbs tried that!

You are a Republican and so is Mr. Haddix.
I thought these elections were free of party labels? (If that is possible).

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 1:36pm.

who Cyndi has to suck up to so she can use her (not gonna happen) mayoral post as a stepping stone to get to HER statewide office in 4 years. Every decision she would make as mayor here would be based on "What does the party say I should do?" If she fails to follow party guidelines, no state office in four years. And, just so you know, Kim Learnard is traveling down this same road. No question.

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Submitted by secret squirrel on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 11:54am.

You could've just stopped at that for a reason to vote against her. While I too don't recall those particular votes and believe this is just her pandering to the vocal, right-wing Biblicans in Peachtree City, it flies in the face of her claims to wanting to increase business revenue (only from "approved" sources I guess). Frankly, a Hooters is exactly what this town needs. In a big way.

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 7:34am.

This is the oldest trick in the developer's playbook and the rookies on council always fall for it. It starts with land zoned for some modest-sized commercial or industrial use and the pitch goes like this - "You need to give us zoning/variance/permit for a larger footprint store. It will be high quality and it is something PTC really needs - although I can't tell you who it is. If you don't approve my larger store, I will just develop to the current zoning and that could be a Hooter's or an auto parts store or worse".

What idiots these staff and council people are. Stick with the zoning and land use plan. You shouldn'thave a say in who the usewr is anyway, but if you must meddle in that, at least stick to the land use plan and wear them out with buffers and landscaping.

Only developer who ever followed through on his bluff has been Mike Hyde - Pit Stop.

Hooter's would bring in customers from Sharpsburg and we would be collecting some of their sales tax. Instead we have an empty shopping center targeted to the same old demographic - the one that has cut way back on spending as they near retirement age.

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Submitted by Don Haddix on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 9:18am.

Plunkett did believe him, hook, line and sinker.

When I tried to explain it she said she just could not take the chance.

Logsdon and Boone believed as well but they already wanted the Big Boxes, so it didn't matter.

Sturbaum and I knew it was a bluff, including the gas station, animal care facility, car repair and the rest. We have too many years experience to bite.

So the key vote here was Plunkett.

You are correct, unless this development fails to build we are going to see a lot more empty stores in PTC. Not to mention another traffic light.

Don Haddix
Candidate for Mayor

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 10:47am.

I thought for a seemingly intelligent person Cyndi looked like a bonehead on that one. A threatened(with no contracts or anything else besides his "word") Pep Boys and Hooters was all it took. I am certainly not anti-developer like a lot of people here are, but anytime that situation arises where it's implied blackmail and obvious BS, Council needs to tell that developer to go suck it and impress upon him/her that you don't come before the council with threats if you want to get something done in PTC. No way should you ever give in to that.

That particular vote made the Council look very weak, and anytime you give in to blackmail, guess what? You'll keep getting hit up in the future. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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Submitted by Hoosier Fan on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:40am.

Logsdon, Boone, and Plunkett rolled over on that and many other key "forks in the road" with CCD. I'm not a developer, but anyone could see what CCD was trying to do with their "threats"

Logsdon and Boone will soon be vacating their chairs, but I'm stunned Plunkett made it to runoffs with votes like this.

But here's the other thing: At the time Plunkett was giving away the store with CCD, Kim Learnard was writing letters to the editor praising Plunkett for her great wisdom in mediating the situation to provide "a best option for PTC"

Frankly, I think we have a "second Plunkett" on the ballot on December 1.

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 1:46pm.

I don't care if she's only running for a local position, but her stand on fervently supporting nationalized health care(as well as Plunkett)was a big no way for me from the start. I'm concerned she's got a real shot at getting elected if people sit around and hope others get out and vote so they don't have to.

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Submitted by JGF9148 on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 12:28pm.

Cindi's actions on this Doug McBully development speak volumes of what we could expect if she was elected Mayor. Ms. Learnard on the other hand, is bit more veiled in what she really thinks. She's saying all the right things now, but her writings on the issue a year ago paints a different picture. A second Plunkett or worse? I have no doubt. Choose wisely.

Submitted by skyspy on Sat, 11/14/2009 - 7:54am.

Same thing. Good job bad_ptc.

Cinder-block did you really think the citizens would forget your voting record and believe your lies?

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