Tony Burnley, of Burnley Sanitary Sewer and Drain, is having a problem in the development of Brandemere - cable television.
Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau wants to allow different groups to share their experiences.
Burnley is working on the development of the new subdivision in Grovetown and has been working with Charter Communications since April on the possibility of a joint trench to help lay cable line to the homes in Brandemere. But he's had no success, meaning the homes in that subdivision might never have cable television.
Burnley and other developers in the fast growing city of just more than 10,000 people will have the chance to talk to Charter representatives and those from other communications companies, banks and city engineers and Columbia County officials associated with growth at the first Grovetown Mayor's Breakfast slated for 8 a.m. Wednesday at Grovetown City Hall.
"I will be here that day because I want to come and talk to them," Burnley said.
Mayor Dennis Trudeau said cable is a big issue in the city because Charter is supposed to be providing cable to the developing subdivisions, but is not.
Trudeau said anyone associated with growth and development in the county and the city are invited, including city employees and county engineers, Planning and Development Director Jeff Browning, Water and Sewer Division Director Billy Clayton and County Commission Chairman Ron Cross.
Trudeau said he started the breakfast event to help different groups in the community and allow them to share experiences with each other. It will cater to developers, who are abundant in the city.
Freida Lachman, the director of Evans Christian Academy, conducts a workshop for pupils to prepare them for the new school year, which starts Monday. The school has held its classes at In Focus Church but hopes to find a new location for the school, which started in 1996.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
"It's just networking, more or less," Trudeau said. "They might be able to get some ideas, what the other developers are doing. If it works good for them then maybe it can work good for (others)."
The breakfast also offers the opportunity to discuss problems or issues.
"What I am going to try to do is alert them (on) the restriction we have from EPD (Georgia Environmental Protection Division) on our silt fences, that the silt is getting down into the streets and into the storm drains and things of that nature," Trudeau said. "... If there is any silt that comes down onto the streets or gets off the construction area, EPD can come down and tell us to close shop ...They can fine the city for allowing it to happen."
The idea is to get everyone involved in a particular issue, such as developers in growth, and learn how to work together effectively. Trudeau said he hopes the breakfast gathering will be the first of many similar quarterly events.
"What I plan on doing is perhaps next time, next quarter, is to just invite business people here in town to see what we can do to help them," Trudeau said. "But right now it's mostly for the developers."
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