Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mayor Perkins Recusals Part #1 and Past Problems with the New GTCC Water and Sewer off of Highway 68





Greensboro City Council Meeting December 13, 2011
34. Resolution approving bid in the amount of $1,966,989.17 and authorizing Contract No. 2009-021 with J. R. Lynch & Sons, Inc. for the Greensboro Technical Community College (GTCC) General Water and Sewer Project. (Council District: n/a) (roll call vote) (Attachment #34 to Councilmembers)


The property that Mayor Perkins owns in front of the new GTCC buildings off of Highway 68 North is titled leabourne 68 llc . In the video above we have the mayor saying "I own property that could be effected by this item".  No Mayor Perkinsyou own property that is directly in front of the said property that is getting water and sewer so in reality your "could be" should have said" will be" effected and am sure that when you bought the property knowing full and well that this property was right in the way of providing water and sewer to the GTCC campus.

Here is what was written a few years ago about this same property and remember that Councilman Zack Matheny recused himself from this vote but at the December 13, 2011 vote on this item he did not recuse himself like he did in past on this issue.

Highway 68 North + Anonymous Investors + Plus Zack and Robbie= Ethical Problems

Also Jordan Green from Yes! Weekly also had a post titled Highway 68 Shopping Center Receives Approval

in this article Jordan writes this

"commercial and residential future of the NC Highway 68 corridor near the new GTCC aviation campus took shape on Sept. 10 when the Guilford Planning Board unanimously approved a request by a group of anonymous investors. The decision rezones 51 acres from allow a shopping center and housing development to be built on what is presently a combination of woodland and pasture.

The request was opposed by about a dozen neighboring residents who lamented that the rural character of their community would be lost, and that they were being out-maneuvered by powerful developers with the deep pockets to secure expensive legal help. “This feels a lot like land speculation,” said Mary Fabrizio, an opponent from nearby Colfax. “It stinks because two of the investors are sitting on the Greensboro City Council.”

At-large Councilman Robbie Perkins and District 3 Councilman Zack Matheny have abstained from a city council vote on the project because of conflicts of interest.

Derek Allen, the lawyer with Brooks Pierce law firm who argued the case before the planning board, said that the two councilmen “had interest in groups that had interest in that property.”

The limited liability company interested in developing the property, which is currently owned by WA Kennedy Jr., was organized in June by Jennifer C. Noble, a lawyer with Brooks Pierce. The company’s registered agent is Stanhope Johnson, a partner with NAI Piedmont Triad, a commercial real estate company headed by Perkins.   "   

It would be great for the citizens to know just who are these anonymous investors and to have Greensboro City Councilman Zack Matheny and Mayor Perkins come clean on this whole situation that he was a part of in regards to the land speculation game they both played off of Highway 68 .

Will we see any reporting from the local and weekly papers in regards to this situation or is it ok for sitting councilmembers to have anonymous investors for the public to not know about,  especially when we are talking about taxpayers monies going into building the infrastructure like water and sewer.





2 comments:

W.E. Heasley said...

Will we see any reporting from the local and weekly papers in regards to this situation or is it ok for sitting council members to have anonymous investors for the public to not know about, especially when we are talking about taxpayers monies going into building the infrastructure like water and sewer. - Abner


A very, very good question.

From this post and prior posts, you, Abner, have established a clear trend and/or pattern. Moreover, an evidentiary trend/pattern. One would think that local and/or weekly news publications would find the revealed information of peak interest. That the knock on the door wanting to share information would have already occurred. Hmmmm.

triadwatch said...

W.E. Abner does write on blog but this post was from triadwatch or me Keith. I am trying to hint to some that there are some things that need to get reported or investigated but as we see nothing yet. Thanks for comment

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