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  • in reply to: Conservation, Growth, & Development #2146

    Athens is on the verge of too rampant development for the roads and the number of cars on the road. There are going to be a lot of growing pains.
    I was struck by the comment by the refugee from Madison. The need for housing outweighs the current Plans for roads and how to keep quality of life in the city. We don’t want the tail to wag the dog.

    The planning commission must see their job as not to just enhance the tax base with unfettered growth and be the keepers of the Charm, Quality of Life, and the Makers of the Aesthetics for Athens. There is a point when there will be over priced buildings that will not sell because the Inflation is here for the time being.

    Sidewalks are a must for areas that are isolated from others. There is a sidewalk fund which was started, and it should be enhanced.
    With all the growth down Lindsey Lane to Bucee’s there should be a safe way to bicycle, walk ,or crawl, anywhere along that road.
    It should tie in to the future Bicycling trail in the plans for Limestone, Morgan, and Madison counties

    in reply to: Arts, Culture, History & Heritage #2114

    I have contacted an recycle artist Thomas Dambo about his art for the park at the pilgrim pride land and park.
    Here is an NPR story about his work.

    His people have contacted me in return for information about the area.
    This would give Athens “something” that few places have, in the world.

    Also, This name sticks in my mind “The Trinity Heritage Blues and Jazz Festival”, downtown on the Square with 2 stages.

    Think young, be young, and move baby.

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