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Hopefully the next commission chair person will realize how important the Library is and will direct funds to bring back the staff and restart buying new books and magazine subscriptions.
The Library and it's branches are an important part of the educational system for adults and children.
The Library needs to go back to the original hours of operation.
$5 hundred thousand dollars for lighting a sports field of a $54 million dollar high school?
Looks like actual education of students doesn't even get second place in the minds of the Newton County school board. What kind of edifice is Newton County building? It certainly is not to education.
When is a punishment penalty not a punishment penalty?
Read the following from the story:
"One misconception that has been reported is that counties that do not pass T-SPLOST will be punished with higher match requirements for state and federally funded road projects.
No penalty for not passing T-SPLOST on project, BUT, the penalty is a matching %
percent on maintenance. The current matching percent is 20%. If we pass T-SPLOST it will be 10%. If we don't pass T-SPLOST, it's going to be 30%.
Now is that a slick penalty punishment or not?
All of this "change" stuff and "widen" stuff all goes as far as Brownbridge Rd. The heavy traffic comes from south of Brownbridge Rd. With these "proposals" the GDOT and Newton County and any behind the scenes "movers and shakers" will have just the grandest bottle neck possible at Salem and Brownbridge where Salem would go from 4 or 6 lanes into 2 lanes. Does that make any sense?
Vote NO on T-SPLOST.
The county commission wants to spend all of these millions on road projects while at the same time they have gutted the libraries, their services and hours of operation. Now I've heard that they Commissioners are going to take "benefits" away from the staff.
This is wrong. The citizens deserve better than this cutting up the library.
Libraries are part of the educational system for kids and adults. The funding must be restored so there is a full staff, more hours of operation, more buying new books and magazines.
Vote NO for T-SPLOST. Newton Co. does not need any more growth. Do you want Newton to look like disasters of Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb , Gwinnett, counties?
Buses from the van lots to the marta rail would be very nice.
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