VDT editorial yesterday: after the
In a recent Valdosta council meeting, longtime councilman Sonny Vickers asked if there was any way to put the biomass issue to rest once and for all. The good news, Councilman Vickers, is that there is and it's all in the city’s hands.Compelled? Give me a break! VLCIA has an attorney, and one of its board members is an attorney. If they can't find a way to break a land purchase contract because conditions have changed, they need new legal counsel.
The Industrial Authority signed an agreement with Wiregrass Power LLC which allows the company to purchase the land from the Authority and proceed with the project on its own. Although the Authority hasn't yet voted on the issue, it appears that they don’t have a choice and may be compelled to honor the agreement.
Why didn't they discuss that in their yet another special called meeting Thursday morning, in which they apparently discussed that offer from Sterling Planet to buy the proposed biomass plant site?
And once the land is purchased, as long as the company complies with existing zoning laws, there is not a way to prevent the plant from being built.
Oh, but there is.