Chairman Miller Calls Out State Rep David Lewis
In a recent story featured in the Harnett Dispatch about a ribbon cutting at the new park in the western part of the county, that Rep Lewis and Chairman Miller attended, Chairman Miller commented in the public forum of the story. The Harnett Dispatch obtained the emails that Mr. Miller is referring to with regards to the resolution that Rep. Lewis sent to the County and has confirmed that that the statements are true and available to the public. The below statements were copied from the comments section of the Harnett Dispatch that were posted by Harnett County Chairman Joe Miller
Joe Miller” It was a beautiful day for the opening of the new Anderson Creek Park. This will be a gem for the citizens of Harnett County, a place where families can get away for some peace and quite, A place where you can see and interact with nature. Mr. Carl Davis, the Forestry Service, Harnett Forward Together and a host of volunteers have done a great job and deserve a huge pat on the back for their efforts. I would like to invite everyone to come out, enjoy the park and watch how its grows and gets bigger and better.
This park is being paid for by rec fees. For those that do not understand what rec fees are I’ll try to explain. Rec fees are fees charged to a developer (500.00 per house) to buy land to build parks, ball fields and other recreational facilities for the citizens of the county, all citizens of the county. The areas where the fees are collected are where the fees stay, so the fees collected in the western part of the county stay here, fees collected in the northern part stay in the northern part and so on.
The Dispatch is correct in its reporting of David Lewis trying to change the rec fee rules. He (not the commissioners) went as far as to even write a resolution changing them so that they were waived completely or cut in half.
This made absolutely no sense, the board tabled the motion and it went away. Makes you wonder who Mr. Lewis is representing, the citizens of Harnett County or a certain special interest.”