THE RIVER LOSES AGAIN (not to mention Gilchrist County)

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Meeting place of Gilchrist Co. BOCC. Photo by Kristin Rubin.

 

In spite of the images of springs, river and a SCUBA diver on the county website and seal, it turns out that the commissioners, except for Commissioner Poitevint, want money more than their natural treasures that they are slowly destroying by allowing destructive development.

This short- sighted action is rapidly killing their source of income, which is tourism.  When the river is full of toxins and green algae, river lovers will stay home or seek other venues.

OSFR members Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson and Mike Roth braved the many-maskless packed crowd again to register opposition, which fell on deaf ears which were hearing only the clink of coins falling in their coffers, not the pleas of their constituents.

One more nail hammered into the river’s coffin  by those with the power to protect it.  Their actions last night will harm the county in the long run.

Go to this link to see the video on WCJB.

Gilchrist County leaders approve RV park

Published: Oct. 5, 2020 at 11:48 PM EDT|Updated: 8 hours ago

High Springs, Fla. (WCJB) – Tonight Gilchrist County Commissioners voted to approve an RV park after some pushback from residents.

The commission voted 3-1 to approve the permit for a proposed RV park along State Road 47 in High Springs.

Commissioner Marion Poitevint voted against it.

The permit is for 120 acres with 374 RV sites, a swimming pool, and more.

At a meeting on September 21 some residents expressed their opposition, worried about the increased traffic it could bring.

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