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Dorn Announces Re-election Bid for County Council
A Column by the Editor
web posted March 1, 2012
COLUMN – Norman
Dorn officially announced
his bid for re-election for County Council District 1 in the Edgefield
Advertiser on Wednesday. According to the paper, the content of the
announcement was supplied by Norman Dorn himself. And it shows.
"My major concern is to be a voice or the voiceless in this county,"
Dorn wrote. Well, it is obvious that he's been the voice and the
"voiceless" because of his constant race-baiting during the
redistricting meetings and vowed to stop elections - and his "voice"
became "voiceless" as he was ignored as the meaningless twit that
Norman Dorn represents.
And where have I heard the mention of being the lost "voice" of
District 1 before?
Dorn claims the "Edgefield County Council has turned a 'blind eye' to
the Northside's great need for water." So, Mr. Dorn, you were in the
majority party (Democrats) of the county council for 20 years with
Chairman Monroe Kneece and Vice-chair Willie Bright and you turned a
"blind eye" on your own district. There is an accomplishment you should
be proud of.
The grand plan offered by Norman Dorn to solve this issue is to
"postpone the ware and sewer development project in the North Augusta
area, which will use $500,000 to $750,000 of our tax monies, and put
this money in escrow fore the Northside water development project."
First, there is no "Northside water development project." Second,
there is no sewer development project in "North Augusta". North Augusta
is in Aiken County, not Edgefield County. The sewer (not "ware") line
is to be located in Merriwether, which is in Edgefield County.
Dorn states, "Why should government get involved in 'Private sector
jobs?' Most people think the government is already too big."
Okay, so putting in a sewer trunk line - which is standard for county
or local government bodies to attract customers - is bigger government.
Doing the same thing for the Northside for waterlines is not.
Of course, the majority of growth in the county has been in Merriwether
for the past ten years and investing in that growth is bad. Investing
in a stagnant Northside represented by Dorn is good.
Also worth mentioning is that Norman Dorn is falsely claiming that
"taxpayer" monies are going to pay for the sewer trunk line. The money
will come from "impact fees" charged when building permits are issued
to build on properties served by the line. The developer pays all the
costs to place the infrastructure to be able to tap on to the line and
the fee is collected when the tap is made.
The end result is there is no cost to the taxpayer. Dorn was at the
county council meetings when this was explained. He is either ignorant
of the facts because he did not listen or he is knowingly telling a lie.
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