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Opinion: Some in Summerville, Forest Hills Consider Seceding Over Redistricting

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Some Summerville and Forest Hills residents have floated the idea of seceding from Augusta.

As the ship sinks, they’re manning the lifeboats, angry about the proposed redistricting plan that splits District 3. They’re also angry about garbage pickup, high taxes and everything people normally get...

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  1. As I have suggested before, we should contract with the Augusta National Golf Club to administer and operate Augusta-Richmond County departments and services. Then the mayor, commissioners, and administrator could be sent down the road.

  2. This from the same government that cannot manage to use the Stormwater collections to properly maintain detention ponds or Rae’s Creek. The Augusta National has to deal with the silt and debris from the Creek and we in CREEK BEND have to deal with the flooding. FEMA will not be happy when they have to pay out for our flooding damage. Maybe they get reimbursement from the city because the city caused the problem by not maintaining the stormwater properties.
    We voted NO & NO to the arena bond.
    Why can’t Hardie run the mayor’s office for the same amount as Deke? Because he does not have the ability ?

  3. Why doesn’t anyone mention the fact that there is a hotel/motel beer tax on the books now that was originally imposed to pay off the bonds for the current JBA. Those bonds were paid off years ago, but the tax is still in effect. We don’t need additional taxes. If Buckhead City is successful in their attempt to De-Annex from Atlanta, then I will help lead the movement to de-annex Summerville from Augusta. I don’t think the current Augusta administration care that their actions have consequences.

  4. Sylvia you must have worked on these news worthy stories for a very long time gathering all the stats and then getting them ready for us. Like I said just you writing your stories is the reason I signed up and also many of my friends. Now I have to go back over and read all the topics again just to be able to understand all of it. Thanks again.

  5. The Augusta budget is out of control, with an unsustainable wish list. Another study (250,000.) image, which will go nowhere. I hope taxpayers have had enough. Until the city cleans up, takes care of crumbling infrastructure and flooding issues – taxpayers should declare a moratorium on any further spending. Augusta/Richmond county will bankrupt you.

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