STOP the Meriwether County Rock Quarry

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Thank God for a victory today at the Board of Commissioners meeting (4.11.18)!

Commissioners unanimously voted "no" for a change in our current zoning . . . for now. But, if/when this comes up again, I hope the ENTIRE COUNTY OF MERIWETHER (not just the citizens of Alvaton and those within a 5-10mi radius) realizes a change to the "text" in the Meriwether County zoning would affect them too!

This change would not be about this one quarry-- that was made clear at today's meeting. There is granite throughout Meriwether. Next time, the proposed quarry could be in anyone's backyard if this is ever allowed to pass!

Thank you to everyone who signed this petition, called a friend, or emailed their commissioner. Let's stay current with this issue so nothing sneaks by in the future.

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EVEN IF YOU SIGN THIS PETITION, PLEASE COME TO WEDNESDAY'S MEETING (details below). Being present at the meeting and signing in as being opposed to the quarry will mean more!

A 750-acre parcel of land currently for sale in Alvaton, GA (at the intersection of Hwy 362 and Hwy 85/74) is being considered for the construction of a rock quarry.

The owner of the land has made a request to remove language in the county zoning ordinance that bars rock quarries so the land can be sold for this purpose. This would pose significant health and environmental risks (air and water), damage to property, decrease in property value and increase in truck traffic. White Oak Creek, which feeds into the Flint River, runs through this property.

A public meeting with the Zoning Commission was already held. The Zoning Commission formally declined to amend the language in the ordinance that currently bars rock quarries. The final authority is the County Commissioners.

Anyone who doesn't want a rock quarry in downtown Alvaton needs to attend the Board of Commissioner's meeting scheduled for April 11th at 9 am at the Administration Building in Greenville, GA (17234 Roosevelt Hwy. Building B).

Many in the community are unaware of this proposal. Please share this page with friends and family who are unaware of this situation. Take action and have your voice heard, Wednesday April 11th at 9am.

Meriwether County residents who are both able and unable to attend (due to the scheduling of this meeting), please sign this petition to show you do not want the rock quarry in Alvaton.

For those who wish to directly contact the county manager and commissioners, below is a list of their contact information (a compiled list of email addresses is listed at the bottom for a quick copy ad paste):

Theron Gay, County Manager: t.gay@meriwethercountyga.gov

Alfred "Buster" McCoy, CHAIRMAN (District 3 Commissioner)​a.mccoy@meriwethercountyga.gov

Mary Bray, VICE-CHAIRMAN (​District 2 Commissioner)
​m.bray@meriwethercountyga.gov​

Commissioner ​Shirley Hines (District 1 Commissioner)
​s.hines@meriwethercountyga.gov

Commissioner ​Bryan Threadgill (​District 4 Commissioner)
b.threadgill@meriwethercountyga.gov

Commissioner Beth Neely-Hadley (District 5 Commissioner)
​b.neely@meriwethercountyga.gov

EMAIL ADDRESSES:
t.gay@meriwethercountyga.gov, a.mccoy@meriwethercountyga.gov, ​m.bray@meriwethercountyga.gov​, ​s.hines@meriwethercountyga.gov, b.threadgill@meriwethercountyga.gov, ​b.neely@meriwethercountyga.gov



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