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Regular Monthly Meeting
1. Harold Bost, Chairman of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, is present to request County support for a Fayette County Road Project.Mr. Bost addressed the Board regarding a road project in Fayette County that not only affects the citizens of Fayette County but also Spalding, East Coweta as well as Clayton County.He said that this road project has been in their transportation plan for well over ten (10) years; however, there is a very severe problem of bottleneck of traffic going through downtown Fayetteville.He said that they are trying to get this road project known as the East Fayetteville Bypass moved up on the transportation plan for ARC.He said this project is scheduled for Year 2020 and we hope that we can get this project moved up to 2005.He would like to take a request to DOT and ARC sometimes after the 1st of April and have the County Commissions from Coweta, Spalding, Clayton as well as Fayette and the City of Fayetteville as a partnership on this to request that this project be moved up to year 2005.He asked for the County's support on this.
Motion made by Commissioner Childres to authorize Chairman to sign a Letter of Support and/or Resolution of Support or both for Fayette County in favor of them building this new road.Commissioner Massengale seconded the motion and motion was unanimously approved by a vote of 4-0.
Prediction: Harold Bost, ...
Prediction: Harold Bost, co-founder of the Fayette County Issues Tea Party, and some tea party activist will make a concerted effort to influence and, perhaps, take over the Fayette County Republican Party in 2013.
But one glaring error on the ...
But one glaring error on the mailer and another that to some seemed an attempt to mislead voters led to a call to the candidates and then to former Fayette County Commission Chairman and Fayette County Local Issues Tea Party organizer Harold Bost.
Edwards soon changed his mind, naming Bost
and Bob Ross and "I'm not sure who else."
Former Fayette County Commissioner Harold Bost was called next, also on the weekend prior to the election, since his was the only name mentioned by two of the candidates.
was asked the same questions.
As for the identities of the main individuals in the PAC, Bost said Vic Remeneski chaired the PAC and Jim Williams - formerly the city manager of Fairburn and the city planning director for Peachtree City - served as treasurer.
Asked about his
participation in the PAC
was involved in "spurring (the PAC) along and encouraging them."
was also asked about the two photos, who decided they should be used, why they were chosen, their rationale for being used, the placement of the photos on the page and whether it had been recognized that they might be misleading to the voters.
As for the questions about the billboard and street scene in the mailer Bost had "no comment.
Asked why, Bost
would answer those questions after the election.
"I'm not going to say anything now," Bost
Then asked why not, Bost
said, "Because I don't want to."
in a Nov. 13 email to The Citizen
was more forthcoming about the mailer.
also indicated that he
would provide a copy of the required state paperwork for all political action committees.
in a note that accompanied the copy said that the next filing, due on Dec. 31, will show his
contributions of $6,740.01 and expenditures of $6,690.01.
Remeneski has not responded to contacts, though a list of questions, identical to those sent last week to Bost
, were mailed to his residence.
has yet to identify the other members of the committee.
was one of the organizers and the most visible face behind the Fayette Citizens for Open Government (FayCOG), another political action committee formed in late 2008.
As reported by The Citizen
at the time, the FayCOG-PAC was a group of county residents and former office holders.
Those include co-chairs Bost and Jim Wingo, secretary David Cree and treasurer J.D. Holmes.
announced that the "tea party" label was appropriate for a local movement concerned with local issues.
It was at that meeting that, intended or not, FayCOG
was replaced with the local issues tea party.
But something else occurred at the meeting.
Mayor Ken Steele attended the meeting and, from the back of the room, engaged in a "conversation" with Bost on the issue of the West Fayetteville Bypass.
"As memory serves, I think you were on the county commission way back then," Steele said to Bost
responded saying to Steele, "Your memory doesn't serve you correctly."
The two men squared off politely but insistently on one other occasion a few minutes later, again disagreeing on the issue of when Bost served and when he was county commission chairman.
"Sir, you are being disingenuous," Bost
said to Steele, challenging him to prove his point.
A check of county records after the meeting showed that Bost was elected in 1996 and served as commissioner from 1997 through early 2001 when he resigned.
Bost was commission chairman in 1999 and 2000.
Harold Bost, who heads the ...
Harold Bost, who heads the county's Issues Tea Party, is organizing opposition to the penny tax across the metro area.
"Whenever there is this much money out there for politicians and bureaucrats to play with, I don't trust them a bit," Bost
Bost, the former chairman of the County Commission, said he believes that smaller counties such as Fayette will subsidize projects in the larger, more urban counties.
also fears that could lead to mass transit that doesn't make sense in more rural counties.