Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"Don't let others know I have contacted you."

"There was no violation." There WAS no violation," "There was NO violation." "We went out there, and there was no violation." "We have no case file on this because there was no violation."

Talking about Michael Fennell's assertion that Scott Riley is guilty of cutting down trees over a certain diameter, that's the gist of a string of emails regarding Scott Riley's proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) in Manila - emails that reveal what looks like an increasingly exasperated staff responding to relentless pressure from Michael Fennell through County Supervisor John Woolley, asking that history be rewritten and a case file opened now.

Then, someone from Fennell's camp apparently brings in "new" photos, purporting to show concretely that Riley cut down a tree (or 8 as the case may be), and not just any tree, but one that was "oversize."

How many years ago was this now? And what do you go on - the official record, set at the time, that there was no violation - or this newly revisited "case." And, irregardless, what bearing does this really have on the proposed project?

These emails come as a result of Riley's public records act request for Woolley's correspondence relating to his project.

There's more, though - in one email to a Lumberjack reporter Woolley explains why he might have to recuse himself from voting on the project if he answers her questions...

Looks like, at the very least, he will have to recuse himself anyway, since another one has Woolley thanking Fennell for keeping him in the loop but admonishing him "...Please don't let others know I have contacted you. I have some ideas for getting some review of this...."

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is terrible. Woolley needs to come clean with us.

Anonymous said...

Rose, what is the latest with the planning commission. Have they completely denied the project?

Rose said...

From what I understand it was postponed to the next meeting. But even that was not as straightforward as it sounds.

Anonymous said...

I hope that HanQ and the ncj are keeping an unjaded eye upon this...

Anonymous said...

Woolley has had a finacial brelationship with MF. Check out Wooleys last remodel job and who was his contractor then go deeper.

Anonymous said...

If it looks,walks,quacks like a duck-----it's probably another endangered species cash cow oppertunity for these slime balls. Rileys only crime----he isn't part of the club.

Anonymous said...

Rose,is this true? Did Woolley really do this? This gut is no dummy,he knows how dishonest this is.This is very disturbing.

Rose said...

I will make an effort to transcribe these emails. They include some that I have already transcribed in earlier posts, as you would expect.

One thing blogger does not yet provide for is posting pdfs of documents like these. I am looking into ways to do it - looks like you have to get a hosting site, then provide a link to it. It would be helpful. and a whole lot faster. Anybody have any tips?

Anonymous said...

Tip number one. Dig deeper, faster. Woolley and crew are into full CYA mode.

Bob the HumBlogger said...

"posting pdfs of documents -- Anybody have any tips?"

I faced the same thing on the Reggae blog when I received pdfs of letters from lawyers. What I did was open the pdf in PhotoShop, then save it as a jpeg, which is easy to upload. You have to create an individual jpeg for each page, but it works.

Rose said...

Thanks, Bob!

Rose said...

Hey, Bob, this is off topic, but related to your blog, sorta... We just got back from Savannah, saw Ziggy Marley in concert in the park, absolutely awesome!
Ziggy Marley, Neville Brothers bring the funk to Forsyth Performers deliver earthy, reflective sets Friday during SCAD's New Alumni Concert

A celebratory mood permeated Forsyth Park on Friday night as The Neville Brothers and Ziggy Marley performed for a multicultural crowd that numbered in the tens of thousands.

The New Alumni Concert 2007 was presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design as a gift to their newest graduating class.


Seemed extra special given what has been going on here with regards to Reggae.

Anonymous said...

I think it is time for the civil grand jury to look into Wooley's behavior with this and other things he has pulled.

Anonymous said...

NEC,EPIC,Eacth First,Woolley supports them all. Why is he allowed to vote money to them?

Anonymous said...

Is that what they mean by The Good Ole Boys Club?

Anonymous said...

wooley has been laying pretty low on this one. wonder how he will voye on the danco project.