Board of Commissioners – Code Enforcement Discussion – January 2019

Code enforcement issues took up a large portion of the January 7, 2019, meeting of the Ramseur Board of Commissioners. In the video below, the speaker addressing the board is Jill Wood, a consultant hired by the Town of Ramseur to help sort out our longstanding planning, zoning, and code enforcement issues.

This discussion took place in two segments due to a discrepancy over the location of a non-compliant property on Jordan Road (US 64) near Bojangles. At that point the discussion was put on hold while Ms. Wood contacted our code enforcement officer, Dennis Pinnix, to verify the property in question. Both segments have been merged into one video, which begins with the first few minutes of the meeting. Continue reading “Board of Commissioners – Code Enforcement Discussion – January 2019”

Board of Commissioners Meeting, 01/07/2019

Video from the January regular meeting of our Board of Commissioners. I apologize for the poor quality of the video, the picture is pretty bad because I’m using a relatively old camera. The sound seems adequate most of the time, but I hope to obtain a better camera in the not too distant future.

The meeting was interrupted by an unplanned executive session called during the open comment period of the meeting, so there are two videos. Continue reading “Board of Commissioners Meeting, 01/07/2019”

Greensboro-Randolph Megasite Developers Seek Pollution Permits

Our water supply is at risk! The Greensboro-Randolph Megasite Foundation, Inc., is asking the Department of the Army for authorization to discharge dredged or fill material into waters of local creeks and ponds surrounding the Megasite. With few exceptions every stream within the Megasite footprint eventually drains into Deep River by way of Sandy Creek. In order to get from Sandy Creek to Deep River, all that water – and any pollutants it carries – must flow into and through Ramseur Lake, where every drop of water we use in Ramseur, and parts of Franklinville and Coleridge, comes from.

Greensboro -Randolph Megasite map

While I recognize that we need good manufacturing jobs here, I am far from convinced that the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite will benefit our community as promised. From where I sit it appears more likely that Greensboro will reap the lion’s share of economic benefits while the people of eastern Randolph County, from Julian to Ramseur and beyond, will gain only polluted water and soil. Think about the problems our neighbors in eastern North Carolina are dealing with because of GenX contamination in their water. Do we really want to risk our water supply for a project that will mostly benefit Greensboro and Guilford County? Continue reading “Greensboro-Randolph Megasite Developers Seek Pollution Permits”

Mayor and Commissioners Declare War on Watchdogs

The clip below is about five minutes long. The quality is pretty bad due to technical difficulties that night, but it’s worth the effort, especially if you live in or near the town of Ramseur, NC.

The speakers are Mayor Danny Shaw,  and Commissioners Grant Cheek and “Adam” Smith. They are railing against a Facebook page called Ramseur Watchdog 2 (Watchdog). I am a participant in that forum sometimes but the administrator(s) of the page remain unknown to me and most people in town.

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