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769 Belle Shoals Rd
Pickens SC 29671



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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Doodle do ...

PICKENS DOODLE RAILS TO TRAILS
JUST SAY NO


WHO AND WHERE?
City leaders in Easley and Pickens are moving forward with efforts to potentially purchase 8.5 miles of railroad known to many as the old Pickens Doodle line that stretches from Easley to Pickens and could be transformed into a recreation paved path similar to the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville.

WHEN?
Near future. The YMCA surveyed its members for approval BUT citizens who live along the corridor have not been surveyed! Questionable don't you think?

WHY?
Supporters claim it is due to the “obesity” problem and would help citizens become healthy.
Supporters' survey doesn't give statistic on how many surveyed were obese.
So is it really about helping obese people?
Questionable don't you think?

HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME?
It affects your hard earned tax dollars! The supporters like to say “grant” money. “Grant money is YOUR money that comes from Federal and State taxes you paid! In a time of Economic Stress is this really what we want our tax dollars to purchase?
Purchase from railroad estimate half a million dollars... The county is already in debt for $24,487,959 and the city of Pickens is in debt for $8,410,848 and the schools are in debt for $350 million then... how about the cost of an environmental assessment,chemical spills in the past clean-up? , creating it, maintaining it, policing it, trespassing issues, cost of law suits ?????
Questionable don't you think?

If you're a tax payer and one of the property owners along the proposed corridor...How will this affect your privacy or possibly your property rights???? Is this the best use of our hard earned tax dollars? Questionable don't you think?

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
Call your local city and county representatives...(go to www.conservativesoftheupstate for a link that gives you their contact information.) Tell them your concerns!
Show up at the city and county meetings and voice your concerns! We are all for healthy bodies but we are also all for peace, quiet, safety of our family, private property, and peace of mind that our children can play in their own yards without fear of trespassers.

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