Letter: Suspicious actions at commissioners meeting

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 19, 2016


Dear editor,

I read the front page article in Friday’s LDN “Accusations fly,” and immediately I smelled a rat.

My wife and I have attended over 500 of our Troup County Commission meetings in the 12 years we have lived here.

Because so few citizens are there we know the attendees by name. I don’t recall Ms. Moon or Ms. Montondo being at many, or any prior meetings at all in the past 12 years.

So everyone understands the proper procedure, the chairman is required by State of Georgia to set the agendas, and if a citizen wishes to address the board they are to fill out a request to the county manager with the topic they wish to discuss. The county manager can either honor or deny the request based on the validity.

What is totally suspicious is what Ms. Moon’s real purpose was in addressing the board. Obviously these are only two people out of 68,000 people in Troup County and they were allowed to make accusations against Commissioner Foster a few days before the election.

Even Chairman Crews made it clear that there a lot of things that have to be worked out before a “special-use” permit can be granted for a veterans care facility on Teaver Road. Both Chairman Crews and Commissioner Foster love and respect our veterans

These women announced they were going to be casting their ballots while at the Government Center. Their purpose should be a red flag to any thinking person.

What these two women conveniently left out is Tripp Foster is working trying to get our convenience centers re-opened back to seven days a week. The commissioners found almost $2 million to build an amphitheater. Surely they can get our convenience centers re-opened for we taxpayers, which is a Health and Sanitation issue.

They also chose not to mention Tripp Foster is fighting against having mandatory curbside garbage pick-up forced on the taxpayers in District 3.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Gilmore

West Point