07 June 2021

A Quick Check-in From MB: What's the Word Around Town?

Howdy Ho, Neighbors, and I hope this post finds everyone well.

NC Tax Situation 

Well, as has been known to rarely be the case, I was a little off w/ my info the other day. The first public budget meeting is tomorrow, not this past Tuesday as I erroneously stated. Still, the process is definitely way behind what we've been accustomed to in years past, and we still haven't seen a proposed millage rate yet! At least, I haven't...

What can I say? In the words of Ronald Reagan - I'm more of a big picture kind of guy; or, if you will, I don't sweat the small stuff too much. 

Regardless, all of the news has been pretty okay lately, especially after that initial shock-to-the-system of last month's home county's ad valorem assessments. 

Looking like right around a total 2% increase at this point, supposedly. Hell, considering it's government we're talking about here - it could've certainly been worse, yeah?  

The Oaks 

The Porterdale Planning Commission voted 4-1 to recommend denying the proposed rezoning to turn this historical & wonderful golf course into a mega-subdivision/apartment complex/total traffic nightmare.

Word on the street is that the Porterdale City Council - the final say on the matter - looks like they're leaning towards approving it.

For any & all Qualified Electors, landowners, residents & Citizens in the loveliest of mill villages, I'd recommend reaching out to your council representation (future post coming w/ contact info). 

The Chief Abides 

When I first heard about it, like many, I was taken aback & worried. So glad to hear that the stroke was a minor one. Get well soon, SC. 

Odds & Ends 

The number of folks turning left from Floyd onto 278 has, apparently, seen a marked & decided decline here lately.

Is there hope for the future? As always, I remain optimistic. 

Still we see these jogger types still running on the damn road. The concrete sidewalks are apparently tougher on their knees. Well, my word! 

And we've got the Vampire enthusiasts still standing & talking pictures in the middle of Conyers & East streets. Jesus, who are these people?! 

Okay for now. Hope all is well.