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Monday, April 21, 2008

Important meeting tonight: new greenway

Please note tonight's important pubic hearing, below:

April 21


6:30 -
8:00 p.m.
Community meeting on expanded sewer capacity in the Barnett Shoals area

Barnett Shoals Elementary School, 3220 Barnett Shoals

This project is an opportunity to take the first step in establishing a new, east-side, greenway trail, and is on the ACC Commission's agenda for May 6th. Access the agenda report at:
This project is an upgrade of a sewer line linking Lexington Rd (via Shadybrook Dr.), to Barnett Shoals Road, connecting to the sewage treatment plant off College Station Road. See agenda map. Sewer lines traditionally have not included provision for trails, despite considerable encouragement from some Commissioners. Now we have another opportunity, and an exceptional one connecting to the North Oconee Greenway and South Campus---all off-road!
This time there may be majority support on the Commission to include the trail option as part of the sewer project. But public support and encouragement are essential. Here's how to help.
1. ATTEND the public hearing tonight as an advocate of the trail option.
2. SUBMIT a written e-mail comment supporting the trail option. Deadline is Tuesday 4-22-08, at 5 pm.

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