In our area, when citizens show up for public meetings of local officials and speak, they are listened to. Suddenly the body that sits in the Elbert County Commission’s chairs has gone deaf and dumb as a row of fence posts.
They have ignored rules of order for the conduct of their business. They schedule “hearings” back to back. They hunker in their seats like a confederacy of dunces, staring into midair while their “constituents” rail at them like a pack of crows after an old hoot owl.
These commissioners are out of bounds and out of control. The danger is that they may schedule an environmental train wreck with their errant and irresponsible behavior before the voters’ posse comes riding in to send them out to pasture.
Developments of Regional Impact demand regional review. They are not the decision of a few shortsighted miscreants. The state EPD, toothless as it has been in enforcing its well-intentioned rules, should step up to the plate now and send these curveball pitchers to the showers.
Incinerator technology is unproven as to the safety of its operation. I find it suspicious that the company pitching the idea only wants to get permits, get paid, and get gone, keeping its hands clean before the operator comes to bear the blowback’s brunt after the ugly truth rolls out of the stacks and the array of disease clusters pops up in the populace downwind.
By every means at your disposal, I urge you to monitor and make sure that this application gets rigorous review.
Call it like I see it -
04/03/10 at 11:15 AM
Elbert County deserves the trash business being built. Elbert is full of trash already, the flames can burn for a century without ever being extenquished. The only good thing coming out of Elbert County is Ga Hwy 17 and Thank heavens the Hart County line is clearly posted!!!