Park Service backs North Shore settle...

Park Service backs North Shore settlement

There are 6 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from May 25, 2007, titled Park Service backs North Shore settlement. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The National Park Service said today it will recommend a cash settlement be paid to Swain County to settle the long-standing dispute over whether to build a road north of Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky ...

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Linda Ball

United States

#1 May 25, 2007
This road would not impact the environment if done right. They have been building roads through parks in California for years with no damage to the environment. The road to Mt Mitchell and other park site have just been completed in the last few years. Why not finish what you started.
BrysonCityNative

AOL

#2 May 25, 2007
Of course the Park Service announced their decision before the DEIS procedure was even started. Should it surprise us that they are deciding on money instead of road? This was their intent, the DEIS process was just a smoke screen to waste some of the money meant for the road. We may as well move to a communist country, that is what America is becoming. People and land owners have no rights, we're controlled by people who don't even know the issue, greedy politicans and tree-huggers. Promises mean nothing in today's world ... it's okay for the US Gov't to lie to the people. Shame on you, Heath Shuler and Elizabeth Dole...politicans, not statesmen. Shame on you greedy county commissioners (except David M.)... maybe you can find another relative's land to buy for the county at exorbant prices and intimidate more voters so the elections are skewed in your favor again.
wineman

Asheville, NC

#3 May 25, 2007
Sanity reigns. Use the money for economic development of Swain county.
larry

United States

#4 May 25, 2007
BrysonCityNative wrote:
Of course the Park Service announced their decision before the DEIS procedure was even started. Should it surprise us that they are deciding on money instead of road? This was their intent, the DEIS process was just a smoke screen to waste some of the money meant for the road. We may as well move to a communist country, that is what America is becoming. People and land owners have no rights, we're controlled by people who don't even know the issue, greedy politicans and tree-huggers. Promises mean nothing in today's world ... it's okay for the US Gov't to lie to the people. Shame on you, Heath Shuler and Elizabeth Dole...politicans, not statesmen. Shame on you greedy county commissioners (except David M.)... maybe you can find another relative's land to buy for the county at exorbant prices and intimidate more voters so the elections are skewed in your favor again.
you are right only DAVID M does the right thing--GIVE ME A BREAK- he only does what he is PUSHED TO DO-he is mindless and only thinks of himself-point in case , why did he QUIT serving on the Board Of Health -he didn't want to make decisions that might hurt HIMSELF-he pushes only one point his (Linda's) forget about what would serve the most,serve myself(DAVID M)
larry

United States

#5 May 25, 2007
wineman wrote:
Sanity reigns. Use the money for economic development of Swain county.
finally a sane person!!! Only people that look ahead will get ahead,look backwards and the present and future will pass us by!!! Build for our kids now !!!
swain native

United States

#6 May 26, 2007
BrysonCityNative wrote:
Of course the Park Service announced their decision before the DEIS procedure was even started. Should it surprise us that they are deciding on money instead of road? This was their intent, the DEIS process was just a smoke screen to waste some of the money meant for the road. We may as well move to a communist country, that is what America is becoming. People and land owners have no rights, we're controlled by people who don't even know the issue, greedy politicans and tree-huggers. Promises mean nothing in today's world ... it's okay for the US Gov't to lie to the people. Shame on you, Heath Shuler and Elizabeth Dole...politicans, not statesmen. Shame on you greedy county commissioners (except David M.)... maybe you can find another relative's land to buy for the county at exorbant prices and intimidate more voters so the elections are skewed in your favor again.
I think you have about summed it up .The decision was made in 1942 when government officials went door to door telling people if they didn't want to remove their deceased it would be ok because a road would be built as soon as the war was over.WHAT A LIE !!! Should have to give the land back to the owners.

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