Letter: County should preserve land
Jefferson County's proposed megasite is quite ambitious, with more than 2,875 acres to be developed for an unknown and undetermined major manufacturer.
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#1 Jan 27, 2013
Your are a perfect example of why we don't even have a freaking Walgreens in Dandridge!Let it go and let this area grow-why don't you move,tired of you people.
#2 Jan 27, 2013
There are many reasons to be cautious about the county getting further in bed with the Chamber of Commerce in this megasite scheme, but preserving property in the county is probably a lost cause at this point.
Its looking like Jefferson County will be on the losing end of becoming industrial land for Morristown and Knoxville, so we need to be sure that we make the best of it and properly plan where this industry will go. Plopping it in the middle of the county is not always a bright idea, because residents will try to move as far away from it as possible.
Unfortunately, preserving farmland never wins out over industrial progress, no matter how much we hate it, but we need to be sure that we are in control over this situation and not some of the crooked members of the chamber, who don't even live in this county or have moved here just to take a high paying job at the chamber, at our tax payer expense.
#3 Jan 30, 2013
I am sorry you have determined that this deal is done...it is not. The farmers and home oweners are going to fight until the end!Support good honest working people not greedy politicians and big companies.
#4 Jan 30, 2013
As it stands land preservation is a look good feel good for big business and has its purpose. It could aid in city growth if managed correctly...
Camp grounds, narure retreats, animal sacruaries etc... can not only prove profitable to the city by means of residents support of these bennefits aiding city expansion but also with tourism. However in such a case as these plans were to go into effect it would be important to really apply funding to make it happen.
When dealing with tourism it is important to give them something to talk about and want to return to. Business packages and local bundles could be applied as well.
With positive turnout and good research into local and tourist views... The land preservation isn't a bad idea at all considering more people want a chance to get away and room for their children to explore.
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