Tuesday, August 08, 2006


A good partnership involves relatively equal effort, along with relatively equal benefit or reward.

Rex Lynch came to Oak Ridge last night to bring City Council an agreement he would like signed -- an agreement stating that Oak Ridge will not annex Bull Run Steam plant for the next 20 years unless it is privatized.

As a reference point, Bull Run Steam Plant is the only parcel in Anderson County that Oak Ridge is allowed to annex under the contentious growth plan agreement signed (by Lynch) five years ago.

“What are you offering Oak Ridge in this?” Council asked. The County officials' response was that it would show Oak Ridge as a "good parter."

From this absurd exchange, I can only deduce that Lynch is thinking of a partnership in the carnal sense, showing up here with a bottle of cheap wine, looking for a cheap date.

All the cities -- not just Oak Ridge -- got shafted in the growth plan signed in 2001 due to the bias inherent in the State's Growth Plan Law... but I certainly expect our City officials to ensure that it doesn't happen voluntarily.

Tell Lynch to jump in the river. Preferably, New River.


Anonymous AT said...

Lets start a movement to secede from the county and state... that'd show em.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Netmom said...

That's actually been considered -- at least seceding from the County, anyway, and becoming our own County.

We don't meet the population requirements.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous AT said...

Well, before long Eaves'll be having another one...

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Eaves said...


7:45 PM  

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