• Petitioned Bill Chapman

This petition was delivered to:

Bill Chapman
Jeff Skipper
Kenneth Pridgen
Joanna Collinsworth
Bill Imfeld
Evelyn Smith
Sara Comander
Melinda Wickham
Cindy Meadows
Susan MacDonald
Mac Carpenter
Tim Brown
Dollar General PR
Dan MacDonald
Dollar General PR
Crystal Ghassemi
Wayne Dyess

Walton County Board of County Commissioners: Do Not Allow Dollar General In Inlet Beach

    1. Maurissa Smith
    2. Petition by

      Maurissa Smith

      Inlet Beach, FL

Dollar General does not fit the unique character of Inlet Beach which is currently home to small, locally owned restaurants and other businesses.  The design of this store is in stark contrast to other new commercial developments in Inlet Beach and does not provide any services that are not already available within a mile of the proposed location.

The store poses a threat to the environment because of it's proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the potential impacts the lighting may have on nesting sea turtles.

The property is surrounded on 3 sides by residential real estate. It will negatively impact those property owners, their rights, and property values.

In addition it will create significant traffic issues.  Traffic will also be forced to exit the store onto North Walton Lakeshore where cars and trucks... including large delivery trucks with be forced onto adjoining residential streets and neighborhoods.

Traffic will also be increased at the intersection of N. Walton Lakeshore and Hwy 98 which the DOT in an analysis of traffic for pedestrian safety at those crosswalks deemed to be at a 'blind curve' posing additional traffic and pedestrian threats.

Finally, Dollar General has a history in Walton County of not maintaining a clean and well maintained property at their other stores.  They also ignore local ordinances for outside displays of merchandise.  Because of their corporate ownership there is not a local stakeholder in the store.  Therefore little concern is given to how it fits in with the community.

To:
Bill Chapman
Jeff Skipper
Kenneth Pridgen
Joanna Collinsworth
Bill Imfeld
Evelyn Smith
Sara Comander
Melinda Wickham
Cindy Meadows
Susan MacDonald
Mac Carpenter
Tim Brown
Dan MacDonald, Dollar General PR
Crystal Ghassemi, Dollar General PR
Wayne Dyess
Do Not Allow Dollar General In Inlet Beach! Dollar General does not fit in with the character of Inlet Beach and poses a threat to local property values, the environment, as well as the public safety for those that drive and walk in the area.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Walton Sun Story...

      Maurissa Smith
      Petition Organizer

      The Walton Sun is running a story on the Dollar General as well as an editorial on the project in the coming days!

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Media Coverage tonight....

      Maurissa Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Channel 7 and the Walton Sun will be there tonight. We need as many people as possible to be there to let their voices be heard!

    4. Cindy Meadows Town Hall Meeting...

      Maurissa Smith
      Petition Organizer

      In case you did not know... Cindy Meadows is having a town hall meeting from 9-10:30am tomorrow (8/1) in Rosemary at the town hall. This might be a good opportunity to let her know how you feel about the proposed ordinance changes as well as the Dollar General in Inlet Beach.

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Meeting Dates and Times....

      Maurissa Smith
      Petition Organizer

      You all are doing a great job on getting the word out. Keep sharing on FB/Twitter and talking to neighbors. We have managed to fill the inboxes of several county administrators, but we have a long way to go!

      Whether you care about the Dollar General or not there is an important issue (in addition to the DG) coming up this Thursday at the DRB. It is a proposed change in the ordinance to allow 100sq ft of outdoor merchandise sales along the Hwy 98/331 Scenic Corridor. 100 sq ft is a lot. Dollar General is already doing it in violation of this ordinance. In DG's case they have displays that are around 2' deep. That means they could show 50' in merchandise which runs almost the length of the front of the store!

      Here are the dates and times for the upcoming meetings...

      DRB - Aug 1 - 5pm - SoWal Annex
      Planning Commission - Aug 8 - 5pm SoWal Annex
      BOCC - Aug 13 - 5pm - SoWal Annex

      Again, thanks for getting the word out!

    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. Dollar General Is Asking For Ordinance Change

      Maurissa Smith
      Petition Organizer

      In addition to Dollar General seeking approval from the DRB on 8/1 for the design of their store they as well as other businesses are asking for change in the scenic corridor ordinance to allow 100 sq ft. of outdoor merchandise sales along the Hwy 98/331 corridor. Dollar General is already doing this in violation of the current ordinance which DOES NOT allow for the sale of merchandise outside of the store. Now they want the rule they are already breaking changed. Go to the DRB at the South Walton Annex on 8/1 at 5pm to let your voice be heard!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Joanne Armetta FOREST HILL, MD
      • 7 months ago

      NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THE AREA

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    • Ron Brown JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 10 months ago

      My wife and I own property in Inlet Beach and plan to build a home here in a couple of years. We bought here because of the quiet community that it offers. We do NOT want to see the Dollar General store built in Inlet Beach, FL.

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    • Susan Beck PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      eyesoar and not the type of development welcomed in this community.

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    • Nancy Gunter PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Walton Co. is a beautiful change from the trashy P.C.B. image that has been allowed to destroy my town. Walton is a relaxing change. Dollar General would destroy the aesthetics of the ride to 30A & the peaceful feeling I get when I enter Walton Co. The Dollar General Stores are an eyesore and of no value whatsoever, tacky!!!

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    • Daphne Nordone ALPHARETTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      traffic, doesn't fit in with the community, residential property values, environmental concerns

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