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    Exclamation AC Officials have expressed support of private development of comm. resort on NDSP

    The schemers are at it again to commercialize Norris Dam State Park. Check out my link below to see more information. They have been working on trying to rezone many of the properties along the Clinch River for mass residential development for years. Thankfully, there are good people watching out for these schemes and protecting our natural resources.
    https://www.facebook.com/20531316728/posts/10154009990506729/

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    Several Anderson County Officials have expressed their support for allowing private developers be granted access to land within the Park to be used for a commercial resort complex. Once this land is gone; it will never be back to enjoy as a wildlife area.



    *[CITE]: The two-scanned newspaper images are from (Thursday, August 13, 2020 of The Norris Bulletin)
    ---Norris City Council has voiced its opposition to the plan---





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    your Anderson County Official and express your opinions' on this issue.


    ----County Mayor- Terry Frank
    contact Info: 100 N Main Street, Room 208 | Clinton, TN 37716-3617
    Phone: 865-457-6200 or 865-457-6201 | tfrank@andersontn.org

    ----Commissioner Directory:


    District | Commissioner | Phone | Email
    *District One- Claxton,
    Bull Run Chuck Fritts 865-599-6128 cf3533@msn.com
    Tracy Wandell 865-945-1735 tlwandell@msn.com
    *District Two-Clinton, South Clinton, North Clinton
    Robert Jameson 865-457-5668 rjameson@andersontn.org
    Rick Meredith 865-414-1157 rmeredith@andersontn.org
    *District Three- Andersonville, Fairview, Norris, Glen Alpine
    Joshua Anderson 865-771-4495 joshandersondistrict3@gmail.com
    Denver Waddell 865-659-4983 denverwaddell@gmail.com
    *District Four- Lake City Middle, Rocky Top, Briceville, Clinton Middle, Rosedale
    Shain Vowell 865-806-8608 jsvowell1@gmail.com
    Tim Isbel 865-406-2455 isbelt@ymail.com
    *District Five- Clinton High, Marlow, Norwood, Dutch Valley
    Robert McKamey 865-269-4846 robertmckamey@comcast.net
    Jerry White 865-207-1635 jwhite@andersontn.org
    *District Six- Oak Ridge City Hall, Robertsville, West Hills
    Steve Mead 865-482-1469 meadsteven@att.net
    Catherine Denenberg 865-483-4662 cdenenberg@andersontn.org
    *District Seven- Highland View, Pine Valley, Glenwood
    Jerry Creasey 865-482-1171 jacreasey@bellsouth.net
    Theresa Scott 865-679-6499 scottacc7@gmail.com
    *District Eight- Emory Valley, Woodland, Hendix Creek
    Phil Yager 865-296-1552 philyageracc8@gmail.com
    Bob Smallridge 865-483-0797 rjsmal@yahoo.com
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    Could you please summarize exactly where this project is located. Some of us are not on the dreaded FB. The specific location of where the Park touches the river, for example. The quoted article and what you have posted so far doesn't give the non-FB folks much information. Thanks.

    I looked at the map of the NDSP on the website for the Park and it appears that the only place the Park actually might touch the river is the are directly below the dam on the west side f the river, and that area is maybe a hundred yards long. Is this the area that is in question? Is there some other NDSP land holding not shown on the map on their website?

    Any development down in to the river corridor has the potential to be a disaster for the fishery and the fishermen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Congleton View Post
    Could you please summarize exactly where this project is located. Some of us are not on the dreaded FB. The specific location of where the Park touches the river, for example. The quoted article and what you have posted so far doesn't give the non-FB folks much information. Thanks.

    I looked at the map of the NDSP on the website for the Park and it appears that the only place the Park actually might touch the river is the are directly below the dam on the west side f the river, and that area is maybe a hundred yards long. Is this the area that is in question? Is there some other NDSP land holding not shown on the map on their website?

    Any development down in to the river corridor has the potential to be a disaster for the fishery and the fishermen.

    Joe,
    Sorry for the delay in replying. From my understanding of the situation; they are looking at trying to push through another Lighthouse Marina-Resort gob that is backed by taxpayer bonds on park land. The physical foot print and infrastructure would consume any wildlife area of the park.

    Separate issue is the large plots of farm land along the tailwater. These plots are constantly pushed to be rezoned for residential, multi-development. The Vannoy Farm was supposed to be one. But, the deal feel through because it could not be rezoned. People don't want to farm and the kids want to cash in and create residential developments along the river. Good thing there are a few good people watching over these sneaks.

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    Thank you for the clarification. Development in the lake itself is already out of control.

    Along the actual river corridor there is a lot more potential and future issues, I expect , with some of the large farms still intact but attractive in the future for more houses and smaller lots. If you see the county property tax evaluations on some of that property you can see why the nest generation may have to sell some of it. Very highly valued on the tax maps. Much currently deferred through greenbelt, but it will hit someone in the future.

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    Interesting thread. Some observations over the last seven decades. First, when that land is developed, what problems will it create? Has anyone considered the effects of run-off from the parking areas and lawn chemicals? Second, the tax structure forces inheritors to sell the family farm to pay the taxes. This is only counteracted by buying the farm from the parents. Many people find there is more money in real estate than farming. BTW, I was raised on a dairy farm in central Ohio. My father sold his share when his accountant told him the hired man made more money that him. At one time, Dad had a chance to buy a farm east of Columbus, Ohio,for $68K. He passed on it. Later the farm sold for $320K for one of the first developments in Columbus. Third, what about the loss of wildlife habitat? When that is gone, it's gone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knothead View Post
    Interesting thread. Some observations over the last seven decades. First, when that land is developed, what problems will it create? Has anyone considered the effects of run-off from the parking areas and lawn chemicals? Second, the tax structure forces inheritors to sell the family farm to pay the taxes. This is only counteracted by buying the farm from the parents. Many people find there is more money in real estate than farming. BTW, I was raised on a dairy farm in central Ohio. My father sold his share when his accountant told him the hired man made more money that him. At one time, Dad had a chance to buy a farm east of Columbus, Ohio,for $68K. He passed on it. Later the farm sold for $320K for one of the first developments in Columbus. Third, what about the loss of wildlife habitat? When that is gone, it's gone!

    I believe residential development along the Clinch River, Tailwater would have significant negative impact on the river as a fishery. The increased runoff from asphalt and artificial insurgents could change the ecology of the macro-invertabrae, pH, temps, etc. Then, the river would turn to a mixed bag and nothing particular good. I do feel property owners can sell to whomever they want and ask what they want. However; we all must abide by the property zones and codes. Good thing there are people watching and aware of certain properties trying to be rezoned.
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