So the town at the direction of the town manager has decided to enforce a decade old ordinance to make you mow your grass. If you don’t, they will have someone mow it, charge you $115 per hour to get it done (Where did they get $115/hr for mowing grass?).
You see, they want to do that to us. Because we are middle class to poor folks. We are not rich. Here you see a screen shot of the Tribune article showing the Town Managers comments and Council’s rubber stamp approval.
Also here you will see a tractor mowing private property here in town (and they do it in more than one place). Except this is for a rich family. I’ve asked for records showing this family was paying the town $115/hr to mow this grass, they have failed to respond.
Oh, wait, the town manager says clearly that the town “should not compete with them”? But Mr Town Manager, you are competing and have been for many, many years.
So whats the truth? Truth is, YOU AIN’T RICH. So the LAW APPLIES to you. And you are not one of the “GOOD OLE BOYS” that the Town Manager takes care of.
Tabor City NC
So, do you like to hunt? Fish?
You care about the world? the environment? for your kids.. sure we all do.
Question: does the town manager?
We have more coming but let me summarize for you right now. The town of Tabor City NC, under the leadership of the current town manager, has been polluting the fresh water system in Columbus County since the 1990’s. I have State and EPA reports of years of failure to comply with the “minimal standards”.
In this section you see an article that wonders, acknowledges that the Town Manager picked paying fines and polluting the environment over doing his job.
You also see where the EPA has charge the same town manager. This would be criminal activity from anyone else.
I have stated here that the town manager cares more about money than people. All the while he’s polluting our environment. At the very same time, he and the local newspaper are in the news talking about millions in tax payer funded grants to fix the waste treatment plant.
So, where did the money go? Why is the plant still polluting your kids environment? Why does your elected Tabor City NC town council not address these issues?
Millions spent (supposedly) on the Water Treatment Plant, and still over the years the plant has NEVER not polluted our environment. We will soon add a pollution page for you to follow up on.
What sort of vile human, in 2019, would not care about the environment.
If you don’t care about the environment, do you care about kids? It’s their future.
We just wanted to document your tax money being spent. Time will be the judge if it was wise or not. But we want to document for the record. Just to give credit, some info here are clips from the online version of the Tribune. Since Tabor City NC Town Management does not keep an adequate website to document their comments, grants, wasted money and lies. We will use the Tribune to document it for you.
So lets get started. RJ Corman said in the Tribune they spent 3 Million of their own money. Shown here, they got 9.8 Million (from you) to do some work. Then they get another 17.5 Million from you. That gets them to a whopping 25 mph. That’s not fast enough to make money. They need to get to maybe 55mph. Based on the MILLIONS they already got from you, I’m assuming they will need another 35 Million from you to get to 55mph (again of your money).
So looking around Columbus County, what could RJ Corman possibly haul to justify 50 or 60 million dollars of your tax money. Count ‘em up. I dare you.
Here’s my prediction. Unless there is a major industrial revolution in Columbus County, this will be MILLIONS of your tax dollars down the drain. And just as a reminder, your country is $22 Trillion in debt right now.
Assuming there are around 3500 people in Tabor City NC, at $60,000,000, they could have written everyone in town a check for over $17,000. I’d rather have the check. How about you? That would really boost the local economy!
Here is a project using $800,000 of your tax money to renovate an old building on 5th street for a “business incubator”. With the town manager stating that “there is no available space left in Tabor City for new business opportunities".
So I’m guessing all the closed up, boarded up buildings around town don’t count?
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Elections coming later this year
Images to here show industrial, shipping and trucking, very loud equipment that runs all day every day, and huge apartment complexes..
They also show a “SITE” sign which indicates their next project. Most likely a low income senior housing complex.
All over town, land and lots are being converted into projects that will DESTROY your property values. I want to point out that you don’t see these happening anywhere near the town managers home? How about the mayor? I’m sure there's a good reason.
But here’s the point. YOU can keep voting for these same folks that don’t care about your property, your peace and quiet OR you can run for office or at least vote for someone new!
It’s our homes and streets today, question is, when will it be your street?
Tabor City NC - Big Trucks spew out nitrogen dioxide (NO2). NO2 according to the EPA website causes: breathing problems, asthma, respiratory infections. Lung.org says NO2 is the cause of asthma in children. And the worst of all, it’s a carcinogen, which means it causes cancer.
See these yard trucks the corporation uses, not sure the exact title. They are the least regulated of all semi trucks, that means they spew more pollution than newer semi trucks. As if some is not enough, these spew more. Do you know what the train uses for fuel? Same as these trucks, just more.
See the image that looks like a chart? That is from a pollution monitor that we purchased from Plume Labs. See around 8:00 in the morning the pollution ramps up until late afternoon. This is from our monitoring on Wall St in Tabor City, NC. I’ll gamble to bet that the same results or similar will be found along 5th Street, Pireway Rd, Pete Circle and around all the corporation facilities.
So taking your kid to school, your kid playing at school, your kid walking around outside near any of the corporation trucking facilities/lanes will expose you to a lot of NO2. If you drive one of these trucks, if you work on the loading dock, you are getting exposed to large doses of NO2.
NO2 will make you sick. NO2 can cause cancer. So if they allowed these facilities, allowed this massive expansion of truck traffic, they brought the railroad back, that means they accepted the pollution and the health of you and your children for money. I’m guessing it was 13 pieces of silver.
Tabor City NC - See if you can count up all the closed businesses/buildings, just as a reminder of what your town management has done for the local economy and the local people.
You understand that large corporations might pay a salary to an employee, most of the profits don’t stay in Tabor City, they go back to the corporate headquarters. For example, Walmart might pay you $10 per hour, but the BIG money goes back to Bentonville, AR. That’s just the way it works.
Illegal to use public vehicles, equipment and resources for private property purposes.
Not corruption- Illegal
Maybe? This plot of land belongs to a private citizen. Not to the town or the towns tax payers. Here you see a town owned, wait let me clear this up for you, a tractor owned by you the tax payers, mowing private property. And this is not the only location where this happens. It’s happening in multiple locations.
Well, it might seem weird on the surface, except all the land we see getting mowed for free has one thing in common. It’s owned by very rich people, millionaires. If you google “columbus county gis” you find the owner of this lot.
But you need to understand the impact. These are a few cases of things we’ve found, how many do we not know about. How much of your tax money is being spent to help people that are already rich?
Tabor City, North Carolina is located in Columbus County in the southeast corner
of the State. Tabor City was founded as a rural market town on the Atlantic Coast
Railroad. Our history as an agicultural center can still be seen today with our fields
of corn, lumber yards, and grain silos. The municipality has a population of 4,287
and is located within 30 minutes of the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach, SC and
Brunswick County, NC).
While many people know us because we are the way to the Grand Strand, we are
so much more than that. We are award-winning campgrounds, locally owned
restaurants, muscadine wines, and family values. We are a friendly community,
where you will always be greeted with a wave and a smile whether at a football
game on Friday night or at the NC Yam Festival held each October.
While areas around us have changed with hasty growth, suburban lifestyles,
and traffic jams, we have maintained our identity as a true southern town with
our laid-back hospitality, sense of community pride, and nostalgic return to