RaceTrac gas station at the corner of Orion Drive and Hwy 29 Decatur, GA: Not build another gas station in what is green space.
  • Petitioned RaceTrac gas station at the corner of Orion Drive and Hwy 29 Decatur, GA
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Leah Salby, Owner, Computer Cents Consulting, LLC
RaceTrac gas station at the corner of Orion Drive and Hwy 29 Decatur, GA
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RaceTrac gas station at the corner of Orion Drive and Hwy 29 Decatur, GA: Not build another gas station in what is green space.

    1. Leah Salby
    2. Petition by

      Leah Salby

      Decatur, GA

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November 2012

Victory

From Petition Creator Leah Salby: RACETRAC HAS OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWN THE REZONING REQUEST. WE WON!!!!

Petition DeKalb to make this green space once and for all. Who is this landowner hiding behind a shell company name? 

But in a letter dated last Friday, the land owner, SHP III Lawrenceville, through a Prudential real estate representative, notified the county's planning department of the withdrawal. No reasons were given.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Please attend the Nov 1 meeting

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      I find it hard to believe that first contact from the commissioners was that RaceTrac is pulling back and no need for people to show at the November 1 meeting.

      Step back. We must ALL attend. I have my list of signatures. Please attend the meeting.

    2. RaceTrac retracts application for rezoning.

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Gannon, Kathie <kgannon@dekalbcountyga.gov> wrote:
      Good Morning!

      RaceTrac has withdrawn their application for rezoning. This item will still appear on the agendas at the upcoming November 1 Planning Commission meeting AND the November 13 Board of Commissioners evening meeting. It will still need to be withdrawn officially at the public hearing. While it is not necessary for the community to attend, it would be prudent to have some representation available to ensure your interests are represented.

      Thank you for your diligence and hard work. Stay alert! This property is still undeveloped and will most likely have interest in the future.

      Planning Commission
      November 1, 2012
      6:30 pm
      Manuel J Maloof Auditorium

      Board of Commissioners
      November 13, 2012
      6:30 pm
      Manuel J Maloof Auditorium

      Michelle Walldorff
      Constituent Services Coordinator
      Office of Commissioner Kathie Gannon
      Super District 6
      Manuel J Maloof Center 1300 Commerce Drive Decatur, G

      DeKalb County, Georgia

      TOP NEWS: DeKalb Doubles Alternative Fuel Sites In a 24 hour period, DeKalb County will officially double the number of alternative fueling stations available to owners of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. DeKalb County Receives Georgia Planning Association 2012 Chapter Award DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces the county's Long-Range Comprehensive Energy and Sustainability Plan has won a 2012 Georgia Planning Association (GPA) Chapter Award ...

    3. Contact the Media

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      Please contact all the TV stations. I have. WSBTV did a short story, but that is it. What I want is for them to investigate why the commissioners are not responding and are they on the take? Bribery? Just email them or call the stations. RaceTrac will get a bad reputation and MUST be stopped! Commissioners should be fired.

    4. DeKalb County Commissioners on the Take

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      No responses fom our DeKalb County Commmissioners. One can only assume they are corrupt. It's a known fact that DeKalb is one of the most corrupt counties in the nation! Fire them all!

    5. Where are the Commissioners?

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      We are fighting for nature and the environment. I moved to Decatur in 1995 because when I lived in Duluth, GA it was pristine. Then the building began. I worked in downtown Atlanta only to return to another crowded overbuilt city by 1994. I moved to Decatur for the quant and diverse businesses and people. Here we go again, first they want to build another WalMart and now a RaceTrac where I bicycle every day. The residents know me. I live about 2 miles north of this scenic green space and I don't want to have a RaceTrac at Orion. Keep it pristine.
      Get the commissioners to answer your calls and emails or get in their faces. Why am I paying such high taxes when I cannot even get a return phone call? This needs to be taken to the media big time! Who is in the house in the one cul-de-sac off Hollywood with the Channel 5 van? Why are they not involved?

      RaceTrac gas station at the corner of Orion Drive and Hwy 29 Decatur, GA: Not build another gas station in what is green space.

      It would cause more traffic and block the entrance to the Little Horse Creek Farm, a conservancy. We need the green space left alone. Why 2 gas...

    6. 200 hit!

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      More! Make it 1,000 for the rezoning meeting! Spread the word. This Conservancy must be preserved! Nov 1st deadline!

    7. 199 signatures!!! Make it 200!!!

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      Come on folks, get the word out!!! Let's go!

    8. Almost 200 have signed petition!

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      We now have 195 signatures. Keep spreading the word!

    9. Word is Spreading

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer
      RaceTrac Opposition Starts Online Petition

      A Decatur resident who opposes the construction of an 18-pump RaceTrac gas station and market on Lawrenceville Highway has launched an online petition and is asking local residents to sign it. Leah Salby, owner of Computer Cents Consulting, started the petition on change.org. It had 162 signatures as of noon Monday.

    10. RaceTrac adds Crime

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      To neighborhoods. Do you want this in the neighborhood? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNgC3xCk8wI

      Fight at race track gas station

      Dude gets his head split while we make a blunt stop, guy comes back to run him over. I also have music vidseos if you are interested subscribe to "Paul lucero" you can find my mixtape on datpiff.com keyword scrap x june follow me on twitter: @Speed_boat_ent Email:Anthony.scrap.anderson@gmail.com

    11. WSBTV Coverage

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      The coverage is here from WSBTV. Please watch and tell your friends/neighbors to sign the petition. http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/neighbors-fighting-convenient-store-opening/vf2pS/

      Neighbors fighting convenient store opening

      Neighbors fighting convenient store opening

    12. Need Equine Therapy with Little Creek Farm horeses

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      Share this video. RaceTrac could limit or cause loss of healthy therapy for those in need. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/ann-romney-paralympian-reveal-benefits-horse-therapy-17441709

      Video: Ann Romney, Paralympian Reveal Benefits of Horse Therapy

      "GMA" guest host joins paralympian Becca Hart in explaining benefits of working with the animal.

    13. Reached 100 signatures
    14. Decision-maker RaceTrac gas station at the corner of Orion Drive and Hwy 29 Decatur, GA responds:

      RaceTrac gas station at the corner of Orion Drive and Hwy 29 Decatur, GA

      People are signing like crazy now! Good! We need signs and I could use a T Shirt as I ride around the area on my bicycle, NO RACETRAC in OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!


    15. Reached 50 signatures
    16. Complain to RaceTrac

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      Write RaceTrac and complain. I did. http://www.racetrac.com/AboutUs/ContactUs.aspx

    17. WSB TV

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer

      WSB TV is mulling over whether to cover this story. Need more signatures please!

    18. Reached 25 signatures
    19. The latest news on RaceTrac

      Leah Salby
      Petition Organizer




      A new RaceTrac gas station and market along Lawrenceville Highway near McLendon Elementary School would only create traffic and pollution and harm the property values of nearby homes, community residents said Wednesday night.

      Rougly 100 people who live around in the community filled its cafeteria to confront two representatives with the Atlanta corporation about its plans to build a 24-hour, 18-pump gas station and market on the highway between Orion and Hollywood drives.

      "No offense," said Elizabeth Roberts, 49, a community member. "[You're] not welcome. I was hoping RaceTrac as an Atlanta company would understand community cohesion."

      Over the course of the one-hour meeting, residents said they were concerned the station would create dangerous traffic along their streets and runoff pollution that might harm horses in neighboring Little Creek Farm, which supports equine activities. Others said they feared a popular station would lure

    20. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Dinan Pullen DECATUR, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Little Creek Horse Farm is important to me. This development would destroy the farm; therefore I do not want it here.

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    • Lake Sarasota SARASOTA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      RaceTrac has announced it's going to build a super station - 6,000 sf opposite our community's entrance, in a commerce park that's all medical uses.

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    • Jackie Garrison SCOTTDALE, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I live in the neighborhood, and value Little Creek Horse Farm. The gas station just isn't necessary.

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    • Meghan Ramsey DECATUR, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I live nearby.

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    • Mary Glenn Perritt DECATUR, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We do not need another huge gas station at this corner. It could cause interference with the activities at Little Creek Horse Farm. Noises and other distractions could cause horses to spook and injure themselves or their riders. I am concerned also about any toxic runoff that might impact the health of the horses, regardless of how safe RaceTrac officials say it is. Find a different location. QT is enough at that intersection.. put the RaceTrac where the old Shoney's used to be if you have to put it somewhere.

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