Oh well, guess this blog won’t be laid to rest anytime in the near future!
I will try to keep you informed about new developments on the Creedmoor Sewage Scene. Thanks for all the reader support over the past 6 months.
Just tracking the interactions among the 5 Creedmoor City Commissioners should make an entertaining – and perhaps, embarrassing reality TV show for the citizens of Granville County!!
Below are comments made at the Granville County Commissioners’ Meeting.
Statement to the Granville County Commissioners
January 21, 2014
A sharply divided Creedmoor Commission is seeking to substantially expand its authority in the southern part of Granville County. This effort to gain additional control over County residents is neither reasonable nor prudent for three reasons.
First. The City of Creedmoor’s Commissioners have for almost a decade thumbed their noses at the rest of the County in its negotiations with SGWASA. Why would anyone in the County consider giving more influence to a governing body blinded by ambition and self-interest, to the detriment of its own citizens and all residents of Granville County? Citizens of Creedmoor now pay among the highest water/sewer and tax rates in the area, in the State – a record of achievement that should not be extended to include more Granville County residents!
According to Creedmoor’s Mayor, Darryl Moss, Creedmoor’s water and sewer overcharges are costing the Granville County School System, an extra, unnecessary $140,000 a year. An overcharge that penalizes all Granville County taxpayers – and our children.
Second. The City of Creedmoor Commissioners have not earned the trust of their own citizens, as the recent election clearly indicates – two incumbent commissioners were ousted. If the Citizens of Creedmoor do not trust the recent direction of their Commissioners, let’s listen to their voice!!
This public vote of “no confidence” by the citizens of Creedmoor would indicate that any proposed extension of authority or control at this time would be unreasonable and imprudent.
Third. City of Creedmoor Commissioners have regularly refused to operate in an open, transparent manner. It is difficult to understand the need for such “secrecy” in the City of Creedmoor governance. Undercover often smacks of “underhanded” in city affairs. The City Commissioners have consistently refused to have any dialogue with surrounding County residents, particularly regarding the totally unnecessary, environmentally destructive and financially insane WWTP, and have resolutely acted against the best interests of the County and other area municipalities.
Unbridled ambition by Creedmoor’s leadership has created an atmosphere of acrimony and antagonism. Rather than seeking to expand their ambitions, perhaps the City of Creedmoor Commissioners should be working to build their credibility with the public. Until that time, it is up to you, the County Commissioners, to protect all County residents from this overreaching encroachment.
Jean B. Blaine
3192 Cannadys Mill Road
Granville County Citizen
And by the way, nothing has changed - it may be worse!
Something STILL Stinks in Creedmoor!!