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To the editor,
I have lived in Levy County most of my life, and own and farm 265 acres in south Levy County off Highway 19. If constructed the nuclear power plant, the King Road mine will be my close neighbors. So I believe my say in this is important.
Levy County is a wonderful place to live. Everyone who comes here wants to stay here and those of us born here don’t want to leave. But right now there’s no work and no opportunity for people to stay here and make a living.
We have an opportunity of a lifetime in Levy County, bringing in work for a lot of people. I’m glad Tarmac and the nuclear plant chose to build their projects in Levy County, creating jobs for a lot of local folks.
I live right between the two–someone said I’m right between the devil and the pitchfork. But I don’t see it like that. I see it as two projects that are going to help people say in this community and make their income where they live.
These projects are going to bring in tax revenue to Levy County–more money than the county every thought about.
I live less than a mile from the mine, am across the street from the nuclear plant. So if I can live with that, and am not concerned, I don’t see why others are fussing.
All my life, I’ve tried to help others who are in need. In Levy County, I see a lot of need for housing, medicine, clothing, food. I do what I can to help. It seems to me most poeple today are too self-centered, and the interest of other people is not as important as their own comfort.
There have been many things said in the papers about these projects that are just not true. I’ve learned as much as I can about both projects since I will be more impacted than most.
I just don’t see how we can turn away businesses that will provide good jobs and tax revenue for Levy County.