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Cross' continued leadership needed

Posted: May 3, 2014 - 11:07pm

Dear editor,

Ron Cross continues to serve as chairman of the Savannah - Upper Ogeechee Regional Water Council. Under his leadership since 2009 the Council has helped Georgia take meaningful strides forward in statewide water management. Mr. Cross and the council spent three-plus years examining and refining technical information about water resources and water use, comparing that information to visions and goals for our region, and identifying strategies for management. The council continues to work on refining the master plan established for our region as this plan is critical in meeting Georgia’s water resource challenges. As a member of the Savannah - Upper Ogeechee Regional Water Council, I ask that the constituents of Columbia County re-elect Mr. Cross as Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners.

It is important to have Ron continue his role as Chairman of the Savannah – Upper Ogeechee Water Council as the State begins to put the regional water plans into action.

Tenia Workman

Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association

Executive Director

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Funny letter. Now, a bit closer to home...

How long can the Columbia administrator Scott Johnson and the county engineers keep covered up from the voters that they met with the EPA on April 22nd until 10pm about the developer on William few parkway that has put 3-plus feet deep of silt hundreds of feet long in Euchee Creek? This is not the only meeting Columbia County has had with the EPA about this developer and this developer has been a big financial. supporter of RON CROSS in each campaign! No press coverage, I guess after the ELECTION...


THIS is Ron Cross; public record for anyone to verify.

AN OPEN RECORD REQUEST sent to Ron Cross' Clerk: "I would like to see any emails between ... and ... between June 25-27 2012.

"The records you requested on January 10, 2014 (“..any emails between ... and ... between June 25-27 2012”) do not exist."

"I am sending you the open records law, I know this email exist in your records it was sent on June 27th 2012."

"As we discussed on the telephone, attached are the email communications between ... and ... between June 25-27 2012."

BELOW IS ONE EMAIL THAT RON CROSS TRIED TO KEEP FROM A CITIZEN (and opposing counsel in a lawsuit) - kinda blows his "everything is out in the open" claim out of the water. And oh by the way, members of the local media HAVE HAD THIS INFORMATION LONGER THAN I HAVE, but for some reason are keeping this out of the "news". 1) Speaks volumes for the local media's credibility, 2) Another glaring example of what a shyster we have in Ron Cross, a guy who allows anything as long as you give to his campaign. Just look at the names in this one email and then look at his Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports for just the last year, and while you're at it, look at his appointees. So read it and ask why the media censored this (we can figure it out) for so long that I had to bring the corruption to the public's knowledge.

On Jun 27, 2012, at 10:13 AM, "..." <...@columbiacountyga.gov> wrote:
As per our conversation :
I was ask to start doing residential Soil and Erosion inspection again. I will do what is ask of me but I feel like I was CHASTISED for doing my job by some of the builders of this county. I was accused of several things- not being on my jobs, no doing my job, not knowing my job, etc.
I was hung out to dry by Aaron Sullivan because he though I was a member of the SERRIA CLUB and that I had turn him into them for filling in Euchee Creek with silt from Magnolia Trace, while I was doing my job at The Hill @ Berkeley Hills. Aaron attacked me and my character. I was accused wrongfully of things that my husband did, he DOES NOT
WORK FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY it had nothing to do with me and I had ask if it was OK for my husband to do this because I work for Columbia County and with the builders and was told that it was OK. Aaron had you all (you, Kevin, George @ Richard) take me off the job at The Hills @ Berkeley Hills, because he did not want me on his job, I was not on his job site, then you all give me an oral warning for something that my husband did for a builder.
Steven Beazley has been in this office several times trying to get me fired because I have done my job, has threatened to go to the media with lies and Ron Cross about me to get me fired.
The Ivey's (Mark/Jake) had try to get me fired at one time.
Ron Ray has tried to get me fired for doing my job, for trying to keep silt out of state waters and out of the storm drains.
Dean Conn has tried several times to get me fired because of the thing he was trying to do on his job site. I was taken off of his job site to. Who took Dean Conn to court for taking out the 25 foot STATE WATER BUFFER.
Mike, I have work with some of the most powerful developers/builders in this county, if there was a problem we could all ways work it out and not have any problems such as I have had with the above name ones. (Larry and Smitty Prather, Tommy Johnson). Also most of the inspectors are afraid to deal with Jim Bartley on any of his job sites? When every there was some thing I found wrong on Jim Bartley job site I would tag his lot and then call him and he would have it fix ASAP and then Jim would thank me for call him. I don't understand this because as you know Bartley is not a person that is easy to get a long with at times.
Who found out what was going on at Keystone Daycare?
4. The contractor MR B. Jojnson had no business license
5. Mr B. Johnson is not a gen. contractor
I work for you all and I will do what is ask of me. You all did not treat me fair in what was done to me , put me on six months probation for not doing my job, taking me out of residential and now you all are asking me to do that job again. Mike, I am very happy doing commercial and the stream bank E & S sites. Don't take them away from me an give me back all the residential sites that I had.
I will only ask one thing - I went to Willow Lake and it looks DEPLORABLE all the progress I made there has all been undone. I would appreciate that whoever is currently over the Jones Creek/Willow Lake area to have it put back into 100% compliance with BMP"S in place and it be approved by you and Keven , before I take the site back over. That way I hope the builders in that subdivision will not start a witch hunt for me and persecute me as I was before doing my job.
Will you e-mail me back and let me know what I am to be doing.


Jones Creek

Hey, Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association Executive Director, ask the good people of Jones Creek about water conservation and care. Go on, please, ask.


LBenedict must have a vendetta.

I'm sure his numerous comments on this letter and others in support of Ron Cross speak volumes to the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association as well as the voters in this county. Is this the type person we want representing us with Ft. Gordon Generals handling the Cyber Command location to our area, working with State Reps, State Water Council, etc. I think not.



"I'm sure his numerous comments on this letter and others in support of Ron Cross speak volumes to the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association as well as the voters in this county. Is this the type person we want representing us with Ft. Gordon Generals handling the Cyber Command location to our area, working with State Reps, State Water Council, etc. I think not." Say what?

"An Evans construction company has been given until March 1 to remove 327 flatbed truckloads of waste illegally hauled to an unauthorized disposal site in south Richmond County." Ron C. Cross, the company's president, said CCI had paid the owner of the property -- Walter Bennett -- to allow the dumping of construction debris and demolition waste at the site near 1405 Clark Road.
"We paid the guy to dump on his property, but never checked to see if it was a permitted landfill," RON CROSS, A STAND-UP GUY! BTW, he lets his friends, i.e., donors, dump wherever they please.



No vendetta, just

facts that the media has ignored and will probably continue to ignore.