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What would you do to improve G'town?
« on: December 18, 2006, 09:43:22 PM »
OK here is everyone's chance. Speak up. What would you do to improve Georgetown?

I'll start. I would combine the city and county governments to reduce redundancy and lower taxes.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 09:46:45 PM »
Sounds good to me.  How about simply cleaning up the City?  There was mention of unused lots full of junk a while back.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 09:32:12 AM »
CLOSE THAT NASTY STEEL MILL DOWN. BULLDOZE THE PROPERTY AND MAKE IT A PARK.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 10:26:36 AM »
I like the idea of turning the property currently occupied by the steel mill into a casino resort with access for cruise ships.  We could also have MAGLEV high speed train service to and from the enlarged local airport.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006, 10:37:20 AM »
There you go Jack. There's a great idea. Anything to get rid of the nasty steel mill. And we won't have to worry what the Sanderson family will do cause casinos are uinionized too. Everyone wins and we get rid of that nasty mill.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2006, 08:26:13 PM »
I would put a monitoring system on all government employees computers in their offices. I bet a lot of the BS posted here attacking this site and the truth it exposes would cease during business hours. Then come to think of it most of it would stop all together because most of the government employees in this town don't own computers at home because that would require them to be smart enough to use them at home.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2006, 09:38:35 PM »
most of the government employees in this town don't own computers at home because that would require them to be smart enough to use them at home.

Another example of the plain stupidity of private citizen. If they are smart enough to use em at work, they are smart enough to use em at home. You are just one stupid idiot.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2006, 09:50:35 PM »
I think they are too busy eating pork rines and drinking cheap beer to bother with a computer at home.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2006, 10:27:22 PM »
we need a publix grocery store and a long john sliver. we need  public access on time-warner for local church services and other community discussion. we need a swimming pool.  we need better schools.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2006, 10:31:30 PM »
we need a good honky tonk and another sunset lodge.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2006, 10:46:35 PM »
You do know that several local churches already enjoy public access to TWC for their services.  This is the subject of a lawsuit in federal court, as Mr. Richards and I were treated differently than they were.
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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2006, 12:29:56 AM »
More tax incentives for new businesses creating jobs.

Tax or privately funded entrepreneurial contest/competition where the person with the best idea and business plan is provided with assistance for starting their business here.

Move ahead with the plans to update Front St. toward Hwy. 17.

PAVE HWY 17 FROM 5 POINTS TO THE SAMPIT BRIDGE!!!!!!!!!
By the way, did anyone ever question who the idiot was that decided to rip up 701(which was probably the smoothest road in the county) last year to resurface it??? I guess they never rode by the steel mill, or they would have noticed that you need to be in a Hummer to travel on that part of Hwy 17. I feel sorry for those that have to commute to Maryville.

And other things like more leniency on height restrictions in certain non-historic areas or whatever it takes to get us out of the 18th century, which was the single most progressive time period for Georgetown under the leadership of William D. Morgan.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2006, 12:54:23 AM »
You may want to do some more research on your Mayor Morgan time period idea.

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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2006, 07:37:24 AM »
And other things like more leniency on height restrictions in certain non-historic areas or whatever it takes to get us out of the 18th century, which was the single most progressive time period for Georgetown under the leadership of William D. Morgan.

Hey Ricky how do you feel about the condos on Church Street that Paige and his wife are still fighting against?

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2006, 09:42:44 AM »
We need to build another cash advance store..lol!

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2006, 11:04:30 AM »
The condos? I just wish that I could have come up with the money to do them. Those guys are going to make a fortune!

I guess the Sawyers just want to preserve Georgetown's charm, but I don't think that project will hurt. The only charming part about Georgetown is the historical district and a general historical knowledge of the area. This project will be across the highway from the historical district, so I don't see any problem; and from what I've seen the building seem somewhat attractive.

Richie

PS The cash advance places have also got to go. I cannot believe we have allowed so many of them to open up in town. These places do nothing but drain money out of Georgetown.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2006, 11:15:37 AM »
I am with Richie on getting 17 paved in front of the Steel Mill.  It is absolutly horrible.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2006, 11:30:37 AM »
finally, a valid comment.
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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2006, 01:03:46 PM »
Does anyone know why they cut down all those trees? on Front Street?

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2006, 03:44:02 PM »
I totally agree with Ricky Ferdon on the condos except I really think Paige and Susan are planning to run for mayor on the condo deal. They think it makes Lynnwood look bad. I am willing to be Lynnwood will bury Paige if he runs for mayor. I promise you one thing I will give money to Lynnwood to help the cause of beating the Sawyers.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2006, 05:07:50 PM »
Mayor Wilson will not seek re-election.

The next mayoral election in 2009 will be Barber vs. Sawyer.  Write it down.  Take a picture.  Tell everyone you know because it will happen.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2006, 05:42:41 PM »
hey marty, twc told me the church services on ch.17 were grandfarthered in and any more church services would have to buy the time.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2006, 06:51:28 PM »
If that is what they told you, I wish you'd call me.  I might need to have you testify in our federal trial.

My number is 527-4485.
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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2006, 07:17:39 PM »
Mayor Wilson will not seek re-election.

The next mayoral election in 2009 will be Barber vs. Sawyer.  Write it down.  Take a picture.  Tell everyone you know because it will happen.

I hope you are right Jack. I'll get to vote against Paige Sawyer and his wife again. I haven't voted for a dummy crat in a long time. But I will never vote for Paige Sawyer.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2006, 07:38:57 PM »
I would put a law into place that said if a city council member steals a city vehicle they should be prosecuted just like any other citizen would be and sentenced to jail time.  ;D

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2006, 09:48:15 PM »
But did he really steal it or is everyone here blowing this way out of proportion?  Its not like he took a joyride around town in it and then brought it back.  Yesterday when Marty helped himself to putting what he thought was my place of employment out there for everyone, someone chimed in and griped about how a worker that is "payed" by tax dollars is goofing off on the job and should be fired for wasting the tax dollars.  Is that not what the city employees were doing?  Wasting the tax dollars you paid by leaving the truck running while they stopped for for food on the clock? Why aren't we getting on the phone and calling thier boss and wanting them repremanded?  What is the great Mr. Tennant had done this?  Ya'll would worship him like a king and say he did a good job.  No you blow it out of proportion and gripe about it, hidden behind screennames none the less, because Paige did it and for no other reason. 

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2006, 09:59:54 PM »
sounds to me like thewiseone has morphed into gcock2001; another repuke paige apologist. 

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« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2006, 10:26:53 PM »
sounds to me like thewiseone has morphed into gcock2001; another repuke paige apologist. 

I can assure you that the wise one and I are to not the same person.  I have posted my real name on here on the post that Marty deleted.  If I need to post it again I will.  

My last post on this thread was nothing but spin.  The workers should just be reprimanded for leaving the truck running and the windows down while they were inside getting food.  This is the only thing they were guilty of and Paige did his job by pointing this out.  The workers got caught with there pant down.  

If everyone would just put aside their personal issues with Paige you could see that he really does care about Georgetown and wants to see it grow and prosper.  

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2006, 09:44:16 PM »
the sawyers are concerned parents, and as such they told you to stay out of here.

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« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2006, 10:32:46 PM »
Mommie told Philly to stay on the porch since he can't run with the big dogs.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2006, 10:00:12 AM »
I say we tear down both the mills and build a big marina and fishing pier.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2006, 10:29:17 AM »
It would be great if we could squeeze in a casino / hotel.  Imagine the jobs and the tax revenue.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2006, 05:31:18 PM »
Personally, if I could do anything to help Georgetown, I would start with the schools.  Our children are not getting the education that they need.  The teachers (for the most part) do not care.  Finding one that is there for the children is something that is few and far between.  And yes, the road need to have something done to them besides having a few pebbles with a little bit of tar poured (not compacted) into the canyon size pot holes.  The steel mill should go.  Pay all the current employees (plus many, many more) to help tear it down.  To help Georgetown even more, I suggest new policies on the elected officals.  There are some that should not be elected seats (sherrif) and get rid of many of the ones that are there (seriously folks-stop voting for the party and vote for the actual person).  I would love to see another electric company for the city residents.  You can barely afford to live in the city limits because of the prices (and where is all that extra money going for anyways).  Georgetown would be greatly improved if we had better houses being built than the poorly done "pre-fab" and cookie cutter ones we are getting (I don't care if they are in a gated community or if they have a view of Winyah Bay and the projects.  If the houses are not going to withstand another Hugo, why build?)  And stop making the lots smaller so your pocket can sell another house or three.  Seriously, not everyone wants to live on top of their neighbor.  Georgetown needs a real newspaper that actually cares about Georgetown.  Georgetown would be better improved with new judges and police officers that could actually run a mile if needed.  (If the officers have to be physically fit in the academy, why not force them to stay that way?)  Condem some of the run down houses and poorly maintain properties and clear the lots.  Seriously, why are we subjected to these eye sores?  Build another marina (the steel mill location is a great place to start!)  Stop the paper mill from poluting the bay, and get rid of the damn sunken boats that are littering EVERYwhere around Goat Head Island (like there are not enough eye sores around).  Oh, and one last thing-Get rid of the "Architectual Review Board" for the Historical District.  None of them are architects (or at last glance) and I am really tired of seeing the pink house.  And get a dog catcher for the city and force St. Francis to do something besides turn animals away, refuse adoptions and kill the ones that are refused.... I did not realize that there were so many things that I would change!!!  :)
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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2006, 09:40:06 AM »
Education these days requires access to the Internet.  Kids with computers and Internet access have a leg up on those that don't.

There is a worldwide movement afoot, led by researchers at MIT, that creates laptop computers for kids costing $100-$150.  While intended for third world countries, they can still be part of a local education effort to raise up a new generation of kids prepared for the future.  See http://laptop.media.mit.edu/

I would seek to implement a wireless infrastructure, using unused fiber optic bandwidth that the city owns, combined with the Internet access capacity the School district already pays for but doesn't use after school, to allow every child in middle school and beyond to have advanced learning tools, regardless of family income.  Rural areas would be served wirelessly by the existing towers located at every school using the same WiFi technology.  The local cable and telephone companies would be asked to participate to fill in the gaps.

Our future is in educating our kids.  This will bring jobs to the area and raise living standards.
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« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2007, 03:40:20 PM »
The city is working on these already but

I would implement mandatory devlopment impact fees for new developments. These need to be significant fees.  $2,000 - $8,000 per lot or unit.  These fees need to be set aside in trust for roads, schools, parks, emergency services.  The interest and income from these fees on a yearly basis should be used for improvements in the city.

I would either expand the historic district to include the HWY 17 corridor or form a new zoning district with strict architectual standards that reflect the design requirements in the adjacent historic district.    You can't stop someone from developing or building on their property but you can make sure the theme of historic Georgetown is reflected along the main corridor.  No more neon.

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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2007, 11:27:43 PM »
I would require a background check (credit, police, etc.) to be done on all developers, politicians and public school employees who want to:
a: change our landscape
b: regulate the way we live
C: teach our children
Make it a little more difficult for the scalawags to get a toehold.

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« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2007, 12:10:43 AM »
Ha! Ha! Smart ass!  It sure would make life a whole lot more interesting, especially here in Georgetown!
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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2007, 02:12:26 PM »
I've missed seeing some activity on this thread.

How about a newspaper that covered the news?

Or have we said that before?   ;D
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Re: What would you do to improve G'town?
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2007, 11:32:44 PM »
repopulation??  move select misanthropes to their own gated communities and turn the rest over to retirees with iq's above 80.