Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Save Davidson" activists plan protest for Tuesday Beaty Street vote

WHO: Davidson citizens are planning a “Save Davidson” protest to continue voicing their objections to the town commissioners ignoring a 1985 signed contract and numerous other documents that indicate there was an agreement to make the Beaty Street Property a park.

WHAT: Citizens’ primary concern is that the town board will vote to move forward to develop the Beaty Street Property. Citizens view this as a violation of an agreement the town made in 1985 with Mrs. Venie Clontz. The group known as “Save Davidson” has released a 60-page document that includes numerous documents that indicate the property is to be a park.

WHEN: 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017. This is the evening that the town board meets at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Davidson Town Hall, 216 South Main Street, Davidson, NC

WHY: Citizens are concerned about the disregard of a contract, betrayal of public trust, flawed process, lack of transparency, failure to include and acknowledge citizen input on publicly owned land along with increased traffic, loss of tree canopy and open space, and adverse effects to water and air quality. The Town owns the land, not developers. A Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation commissioner cautions about the loss of town-owned land to development considering projections for growth in the region. After numerous documents have come to light citizens are concerned the town is not keeping its word.

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