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VOTE! TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

POLLS OPEN 6:30AM TO 7:30PM

YOU and YOUR

WATER!

LEARN MORE FROM THE WATER EXPERTS, AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO PROTECT OUR DRINKING AND HOUSEHOLD WATER FOR THE FUTURE.

WATER. Mayor Jay Donecker, Reidsville,

Mayor John Flynt, Stokesdale, and other water experts will join us to learn more about what we can do to protect our water for the future. They support the Summerfield that we love and the overall low density growth that has served our town for 25 years, to safeguard our water and not overburden our schools and infrastructure. They support single family homes, small and large, duplex and town homes, cluster and patio homes and commercial development compatible with neighboring property. Summerfield has sustained population growth from about 7,000 to 12,000 during the past ten years, which is considered moderate growth. Their goal is that ALL town business be conducted in open public meetings and no more million-dollar votes in private. They want to keep the taxpayers informed, and the WATER Meeting October 18th is an important step toward that goal that will serve Summerfield for the future.

What long term solutions are available to us? What actions will best serve us all now and for the future? Monday, October 18 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm Henson Farms Clubhouse 7086 Brookbank Rd Summerfield NC 27358

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SAVE THE DATES! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 – 6:30PM – COMMUNITY CENTER Monthly town meeting. Public comments are early on the Agenda.

YOU AND YOUR WATER! MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 – 7:00PM TO 9:00PM WATER. Learn more from the water experts, and what we can do to protect our water for the future. Join us! What long term solutions are available to us? What actions now will best serve all of us in the future? Meeting at: Henson Farms Clubhouse 7086 Brookbank Rd, Summerfield, NC 27358 Seating inside and some seating adjacent outdoor covered porch.

VOTE! NOVEMBER 2, 2021 POLLS OPEN 6:30AM – 7:30PM POLLING STATIONS SAME AS LAST YEAR. Early Voting at Old courthouse in Greensboro: Monday – Friday, Thursday, October 14 – through Friday October 29th, 8am – 5pm, and Sunday, October 24, 10am – 6:30pm Early Voting – Bur Mil Club – Close to Summerfield 5834 Bur Mil Club Rd, Greensboro NC 27410 Sunday, October 24 – Friday, October 29, 10am – 6:30pm, and Saturday, October 30, 10am – 3pm. If you are unsure of your polling place for November 2, check with Guilford County Board of Elections, 336.641.3836, 301 West Market St., Greensboro NC 27401 Email: guilfordelections@guilfordcountync.gov Website: https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/board-of-elections

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THE STORY OF THE CANDIDATES WHO WILL WORK FOR YOU We are asking for your VOTES on November 2

GREG FOX

GAIL DUNHAM

FOR TOWN COUNCIL

FOR MAYOR

Law Enforcement is my life’s work, and that commitment will guide decisions that I will make and votes that I will cast representing you, the people of Summerfield, and the town I have called home my entire life.

The need is great that we work together to protect our water, wells, septic, resources, infrastructure and your property rights, and to elect people who will maintain our overall low density and moderate growth that has served in a way that is Summerfield, not Greensboro. The Town needs a better process to inform you, and give you a voice in what will be built, especially adjoining or close to your property. The currently approved PD’s of 50 acres or more are considered mixed use--and defining what zoning will go where should be specified at the initial re zoning—the only Public Hearing. The PD’s are now isolated zoning districts and once re zoned the public is shut out; and the developer with approval of one person at town hall moves ahead with construction.

Email: GADunham@aol.com Phone: 336.643.1321 Website: www.GailDunham.com Facebook: Gail Dunham for Mayor Twitter: @GailDunham

Your Voice Your Choice

Home was Hillsdale Lake, moved to Hamburg Mill Road, and to the home that I built and share now with my wife Sandy on Pleasant Ridge Road. I graduated from Northwest High School and quickly served as a Volunteer Fireman in Summerfield.

To carry this town into the future with a vision, I will support:

I want you to know that you can trust me to be honest with you and comply with the law for safety, security, and the best interests of our Town, for you and the next generation too.

Keep Summerfield Rural, Restore Fiscal Responsibility, and Small Government to best serve the People.

FOR TOWN COUNCIL

Summerfield is my history, blood, sweat, and tears. I would love to continue to be your voice for us.

I have always been a “rules guy” and I will not even cheat at golf, a sport I love.

Positive Goals to Serve the People for the Future of our Beautiful Town.

TERESA WINFREE (PEGRAM) PERRYMAN

I am doing what I always wanted to do; and even as a teenager I said, “I want to be a cop.”

I worked as Deputy Sheriff and retired as Lieutenant from the Guilford County Sheriff office with 30 years of service, and proud to have worked in law enforcement from under cover to in uniform. I am now Police Officer at GTCC – Guilford County Technical College.

We can do better to include public participation in the re-zoning and development process to protect your investment and impact on our town. Elect Dunham, Fox & Perryman!

RE-ELECT

Low Density - I will fight to keep our overall low density. Rural Character - Preserve it, for it is the reason families move to our community. Groundwater is a high priority that we need to protect and preserve for our wells. Low Limited Services Government to keep our taxes low. I would consider it a privilege to continue to represent the citizens of Summerfield and keep your voices heard. Email: TPerryman4321@gmail.com Phone: 336.643.2610

Email: CFOX2@triad.rr.com Phone: 336.254.7416 Summerfield Scoop Supports Dunham, Fox, and Teresa To host a yard sign contact the candidates or SummerfieldNCNews@gmail.com

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THE STORY OF THE THREE TOWNS:

SUMMERFIELD, OAK RIDGE, AND STOKESDALE one large central area. Their budget expenditures include some debt payment as they purchased adjacent property when it was available for a long term town investment, with their vision to the future, with future improvements. Park is open to the public so feel free to take a walk. Stokesdale has a municipal water system that is a separate budget and a professional utility owned by the town. Residents are served by town water, some use AQUA, and some on wells. There is no sewer or municipal waste water service; and this helps keep density lower. Stokesdale does not have a Town Manager, and for 30 years their elected officials have run the town and done very well. They budget about $550 to $600 per month for mayor and each of the four town council members, and they meet frequently and work together. Together they decided 20 years ago that a municipal water system would be the best investment long term for the people and the town. Their budget shows they have a history of being fiscal conservative. This year Stokesdale has applied for, and will probably receive, grant funds to improve and expand their existing municipal water system to benefit the people of the town, and possibly new adjacent areas.

Information is based on 2021-2022 Budget for each Town. Towns incorporated about the same time, and have made different decisions during the 25-30 years. *Stokesdale may be larger area including Forsyth County. **Oak Ridge is about $400,000 for town administration staff, and rather than contract for many park services it appears they chose to employ part time and full time staff which is shown in the total. Each town has similar sources of income: State collected utility revenue, solid waste disposal tax, cable revenue, beer/wine/ABC revenue, and interest income on financial reserves, planning fees, and other town park and event fees. Summerfield and Oak Ridge also receive a small sales tax revenue from the county because they levy a property tax. Stokesdale does not levy a town property tax. Oak Ridge tax rate is higher with their park investment, a very nice town hall, open space, and lovely park amenities in

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Capital Expenses. Summerfield budget includes $3,335,900 is to partially pay for the new town hall, plus $1 million commercial property, 13 acres at 150 and 200, owned by the town, but not adjacent to any other park area. Oak Ridge capital improvement of about $1.3 million is mainly to maintain and expand their park and open space, all to benefit the people of the town. Stokesdale $100,000 capital outlay is to purchase additional land adjacent to their town hall, athletic and general park facilities. Town Halls. Oak Ridge and Stokesdale built their very nice town halls years ago, and both are very welcoming to the public when you walk into the buildings. Stokesdale has a Library and in the entrance hall a computer for public use in case the citizens have a need. Both town halls were well planned and designed for possible expansion when needed. The current design for the Summerfield Town Hall shows entrance more of a vestibule and focus and spending on high level security system to more restrict public access. Oak Ridge and Stokesdale both have large rooms for public meetings. While Summerfield is trying to lower costs the public meeting room is getting smaller. Pay and Benefits. All three towns pay 11.35% (LEGRS-Local Government Employees’ Retirement System) to the NC State Retirement System for employees. It appears that Stokesdale and Oak Ridge include that 11.35% tax in their budget. Summerfield does not include the approximate 11.35% in the published budget and adds the amount to general fund in the year-end Audit, but not reported in the year-end Financial Report. FIRE Departments. It appears that all three are incorporated as

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501 (c) (3) and separate taxing bodies. Their tax levies are approved by the county.

MEET JOHN FLYNT, MAYOR OF STOKESDALE

(Note: Use the word “appears”, as not aware of any changes.)

Mayor John Flynt has served as Mayor for 6 years and served on Town Council total of 8 years. Flynt is also running for Mayor in the November 2nd election this year; and he is proud of the 30 year history of town government and serving the good people of Stokesdale.

American Rescue Plan Act, Federal program for “State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, Engagement & Investment Strategy.” Per the county document it is “Centered on extensive community engagement process and economic analysis.” About half the funds expected 2021 and half expected next fiscal year and there are requirements for funding and a Community Voice in decision making. The ARP also includes funds specific goals to K-12 and higher education funding. It is not to be a blank check for manager, mayor and majority of council to spend any way they want. (Note: “ARP centered on extensive community engagement…” but that does not seem to be happening in Summerfield. Manager Scott Whitaker, Mayor BJ Barnes, Mayor pro ten Tim Sessoms, and Council Members Reece Walker, John O’Day and Lynne Devaney have not included the community in any of the big expensive decisions they have made for past two (or more) years, and they have made the largest financial decisions in the history of the town for short term and long term spending, and obligations for the town. Those decisions have been made outside of the Open Meetings Act with their personal phone and email votes, and no record of those decision-making meetings. Meetings have been ongoing about ARP but you probably noticed the taxpayers/citizens – the shareholders – have heard nothing while the “Inner Circle” plans to spend a lot of money).

Stokesdale has a town water system, and it is unique this year that North Carolina and federal grants are somewhat available for potable (drinking) water. Flynt has the years of experience and knowledge about the town municipal water system to apply for the grants, follow through on the applications, and lead the town toward securing those grants to improve and expand their water system for the future. Stokesdale elected officials decided about 20 years ago that it was most important to establish a town water system. There have been ups and downs, but overall this was a very good long term decision. They are also meeting challenges of growth – 500 new homes in past few years. The first water area was about ten miles to get water from Forsyth County into Stokesdale, Guilford County. The town had made the decision to move forward, however, there was significant contamination that they did not know about at the time of the land purchase. Stokesdale was able to get an emergency grant from the federal government in 2002 for $2 million, and began construction. Town water system has grown from 200 customers to now about 650 customers and the town water system is probably worth $20 million, and able to serve every road in the town. Water had no mandatory fee, but people could tie in for $200. Now the cost is $4,700 to tie in. Developers pay 100% of the cost to tie in. Some residents still have wells, and a portion with AQUA, water system for sub-divisions. Connecting to Stokesdale water has always been voluntary, however, if a developer builds RS-30 now they are required to connect to city water; which makes sense with RS-30 higher density. Average water bill is $45 a month and higher for those who want to irrigate. Town purchases the water from Winston-Salem with a long term contract. Town has no sewer, and relies on septic fields. Those using personal well water are not so worried that their wells would go dry. Stokesdale has no property tax, and no debt,

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with $2.9 million in reserves in general fund and $1.6 million reserves in the water fund. Until recently the town reserves of $2.9 million would last nine years with no property tax, or maybe longer. Town Hall was built 2008 for $1.1 million, and has a whole building generator in case of a loss of power. So much of what has been done in Stokesdale is with that long term thinking to serve the citizens/taxpayers. Town Hall is welcoming with a library and computer for public use. Town Hall meeting room holds about 130 people. Town Hall is part of a 25 acre multi-use complex, plus purchasing 10 additional acres soon, with walking trails, open space, baseball and soccer fields. They are purchasing more adjacent land this year. Stokesdale Park also has a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit founded over 50 years ago to take care of baseball and soccer fields. THE SUCCESS STORY OF STOKESDALE Focus on one major accomplishment and it has paid off in many ways – a town municipal water system. Stokesdale has no town manager and budgets $34,800 per year, about $500 - $650 per month for mayor and each of the four council members; and they meet frequently and do the work to run the town. Strong fiscal conservatives and “no fat in the budget.” Budget process is open to the public. Mayor Flynt states, and Scoop agrees: “Thank you to all the elected town leaders, who through the years have worked hard to be good stewards of taxpayer investments, and priorities for the long term of the town.” Thank you to Mayor John Flynt for his work for the past four years for an expanded and improved town water system, improved park and open space, and a true fiscal conservative. It is important to continue that focus, with the best person to secure those current grants and improvements for Stokesdale.

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Tim Sessoms Apartments are Us!

IF THEY LOVED SUMMERFIELD, THEY WOULD NOT MAKE OUR FUTURE

GREENSBORO NORTH

June 8, 2021

Council Members Approved

“Talking Points Memo”

With radical changes to zoning and development for Summerfield. With increased density and multifamily apartments and more. “The Inner Circle” Tim Sessoms Lynne Devaney John O’Day Reece Walker BJ Barnes Meet the HSBLG team - Help Summerfield Become Little Greensboro Tim Sessoms. John Doggett and Janelle Robinson For more information about Tim Sessoms: www.WhoIsSessoms.com …Doggett…Doggett… Doggett… … connect the dots….

TERESA PERRYMAN, Council Member, voted No.

RE-ELECT

TERESA

FOR TOWN COUNCIL SUMMERFIELD

June 8, 2021 (“6 – 8”) Tim Sessoms, mayor pro tem, made the motion to adopt a UDO (Unified Development Ordinance) including the radical zoning and development changes from the “Talking Points Memo” that was introduced and approved that night. Reece Walker second, and passed 4 -1. Teresa Perryman voted NO. June 8 - Scott Whitaker, town manager, projected the “Memo” from his computer with no handout. Scoop is sharing the “Memo” with you, because it should be public record and not necessitate Public Record Requests. Some areas crossed out in the “Memo” could be approved at whim in the future. Development area is now 50 acres, not 75, to increase density, and higher density bonuses, and an “untitled zoning district” could be inserted.

with Tim Sessoms motion, the town approved changes with no public hearing or public comments allowed, and now allows throughout the town: four quadplex apartment buildings on less than one acre with “density bonus”, stricter limits on open space, two units to the acre with no open space requirements, and more. The UDO has been a nine year project. Town Planner, Chris York, and town manager, knew the UDO was based on 160A that was repealed January 1, 2021, but town approved a 160A UDO anyway, and continued to make changes based on obsolete law with no public participation.

DENSITY

Tim Sessoms and the “inner circle of town council” increased the overall density from 1-1/3 acre (also called .73) to one acre – increasing density 27% “in all residential zoning districts, and Over three months ago, and reduced minimum lot size.”

They eliminated or greatly reduced Open Space Requirements and some stated this is 65% or more density increase in zoning. With the reduction in open space requirement Scenic Corridors are no longer protected. Lynne Devaney said later that she did not realize she approved four quadplex apartment buildings to the acre throughout the town. There is confusion about what was approved and not approved, so they just keep changing the UDO, and seems cannot produce the various draft documents. The town’s recent legal notice does not have specifics: “Application to approve several text amendments, to the Unified Development Ordinance.” Appears they plan to continue to make it up as they go along. Prior to June 8 could be 73 dwelling units for 100 acres, overall 1.3 acre density, and could be cluster, duplex, and smaller homes too.


After June 8th could be 145 dwelling units per 100 acres with increase in overall density, single family, 4 apartment buildings to the acre, 10% quadplex, and 10% density bonus. Or could easily be 230 households per 100 acres, with larger density bonus and a couple more acres of apartments. Prior to June 8th a portion of open space had to be buildable. Council changed that and under power lines and less useable areas like septic fields and road easements are now called “open space.” Mayor BJ Barnes in full support of the “Memo” even said of course children could play under the power lines. A single family home per acre (prior to June 8 1.3 acres) may have 5 bedrooms, or someone said 8 bedrooms, but one quadplex is allowed 10 bedrooms for each of the four apartment buildings--so one acre could be 40 bedrooms. It doesn’t stop there! With higher density large areas of town will be two dwelling units, or maybe more, to the acre. Clark Doggett (John Doggett’s father) . . . and Kathy Rooney, as two of the five Planning board members, proposed a large town core area from 220 to I-73 -- all two units to the acre and no requirement for open space, equal to 25% of the town! When discussed in 2019 it seemed so large; and now they are able to get even higher density. The Doggett family owns about 1,000 acres and Kathy Rooney owns 24.5 acres in the town core, and both have been very supportive for high density development.

DENSITY are using Density vs. Intensity as inter-changeable, but they are different. Don’t be fooled! Density is the number of inhabitants, dwellings, or the like, per unit area. Intensity is a condition or quality of being intense, feelings, high degree of heat, speed, etc.

STORY OF THE UDO PROCESS The UDO is an Ordinance, a law, and the most important law in Summerfield that governs zoning, density, development. The law/ Ordinance can have a negative or positive impact on your home and property rights. Suppose government passes laws and writes them later, and rewrites frequently without public notice. That sounds like a third world country – but that is what is happening in Summerfield. The UDO was frequently changed and re written after all zoom lectures and so called Public Hearings. The radical changes made on June 8 had no Public Hearing, and they are still changing it from day to day; and we do not have drafts of the changes.

HOW THE STORY GOES Friday June 4, 2021 – Reece Walker said that he and Lynne Devaney had an impromptu meeting with Chris York and considered a few comments from May 27 meeting, and “members of the Zoning Board.” They drafted changes to the UDO draft, the ”Talking Points Memo,” and ignored years of citizen concerns, and comments from their chosen town organized committee and Planning Board.

No discussion about impact on our wells, septic, infrastructure, Friday June 4, York and and potable water that we need Whitaker also called a last minute to live. Planning meeting for Monday night, June 7, for Planning Board DENSITY/INTENSITY members to sign a letter that the “UDO was Consistent with the Scott Whitaker and other attempts Comprehensive Master Plan to minimize the importance of and UDO should be adopted.”

Planning board voted yes and added their signature; but it appears some or all were not told about the significant changes the council was going to make Tuesday night (June 8). Scoop believes strongly that the new UDO with high density development is not compatible with the “Comprehensive Plan.” Town now has no professional Town Planner.

wants with no public notice or public participation. Yes, the Ordinance/law should be in writing and approve what is written. Emails from June 8, 2021 show attorney and manager giving authority and intent to approve the “talking points” at the meeting that night with a manipulated and Ex Parte process, and excluding elected official and the citizens. Emails for June 3 -6, while Walker and Devaney were writing the “talking points” are for sale from Scott Whitaker for $133.44.

TO LEARN MORE go to Facebook: Town of Summerfield for video of August 16, 2021 Planning Board meeting to discuss some of the changes WHO SAID WHAT OR approved by council on June WHAT WAS SAID? 8. Go to YouTube Summerfield Scoop or Facebook: Town of Lynne Devaney said the Summerfield for video of June Talking Points Memo was in 8 meeting when changes were approved. the meeting packet.

Council could restrict triplex and quadplex to OSR or OSM – but appears town council rejected that.

Not true, and appears still not in town public record. Attorney Bob Hornik said, “UDO is a living, breathing document that can be changed at any time (by a majority of town council members).” NCGS 160D has legal process for changes, and town did not comply. Reece Walker said he and Devaney made this recommendation at an impromptu meeting with York and comments from “members of the Zoning Board.” NCGS gives powers to the Planning Board, but no powers to individual members of the planning board. Attorney Bob Hornik, and then Reece Walker said, “If you don’t like it you can always change it.” How do you change apartment buildings once in the ground or approved? Bob Hornik, town attorney, said, “These are just tweaks around the edges and ok for council to make these changes whenever they want.” NCGS 160D shows no legal authority to change the document whenever council

PROMOTE GOOD GOVERNMENT Town adopted Rules and Procedures: “Rule 33. Adoption, Amendment and Repeal of Ordinances: (1) Proposed ordinance to be in writing. No proposed ordinance shall be adopted unless it has been reduced to writing and distributed to members before a vote on adoption is taken.” Appears the Town has not complied with NCGS 160D-601, 602, 603, 604 Regulations for adopting, amending, or repealing development regulations. Legislative hearings (required NCGS160D-601) allow citizens to comment on a specific proposal and provide their opinion in front of those making the decision; but that has not happened in Summerfield. Citizen comments and questions are not part of the town process as the document is constantly changing, and in a secret manner, and denies citizens Due Process, a Constitutional Right.


THE STORY OF THE NEW TOWN HALL-

NOW ON PAUSE

Tim Sessoms Apartments are Us!

Tim Sessoms and his team for November 2, 2021. John Doggett and Janelle Robinson The Council Committee for the New Town Hall! Tim Sessoms Lynne Devaney John O’Day $$$$$ Inner Circle decision makers for the New Town Hall $$$$$ BJ Barnes, Mayor Tim Sessoms, Mayor pro tem and Council Members: Lynne Williams Devaney John O’Day Reece Walker

Apartments are Us!

At the recent town council meeting, Tim Sessoms, Mayor pro tem, announced that the New Town Hall project is on “PAUSE until building costs come down.” For over a year they kept repeating that town hall cost would be $3.5 million. The truth for over a year has been - $3.5 million + $1 million, for 13 acre commercial property + few extras = $5+ million, plus “extra costs.” Tim Sessoms, Lynne Devaney and John O’Day, the Town Hall committee, have been making all the decisions, with no public meetings or record of their meetings and decisions. Tim Sessoms said the $3.5 million would hopefully include: the building, furniture, paint, sidewalks and a few more things. What about the road, parking lots, landscaping, exterior of the building, park and more? Appears they did not read the contracts that they approved for “owner’s costs,” or that the Architect will design and coordinate the town purchases. Who can you trust? It’s Your Money. They have spent about $100,000 for architect fees. The first $50,000 was for their first design similar to architecture Scott Whitaker liked on the $90,000 picnic shelter at the ball fields. That design was rejected; and up to $100,000 now on architect fees with second design. The town has rejected requests for a comprehensive spreadsheet and breakdown of all Capital Project costs. “Town has desperate need for meeting space.” They said that was the purpose of spending all this money; however, to bring down costs, they took the building from about 9,300 sq.ft. to about 8,000 sq.ft. and made the meeting room smaller, and said they do not have meeting room dimensions. Cost Estimates. As early as January 2021 Whitaker said he received the first cost estimate; then he said month to month that they had cost estimates and would be disclosed at the September 2021 meeting.

TERESA PERRYMAN, Council Member, voted No because she felt there was not a need, should not be making major decisions during a pandemic, and they were not transparent with decisions made by phone.

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Now we are told that Sessoms/Whitaker/ Devaney/O’Day spent $100,000 for an architect, Creech, from Charlotte, and only have a sketch, but not room dimensions, and only verbal cost estimates. Location: BJ Barnes called council members about new town hall location; and with a phone vote they decided on the 13 acre commercial property at 150 and 220. There were a number of other options and still not disclosed to the public why the $1 million property was the only choice. BJ Barnes, speaking for council, said there was “no viable alternative.” The town had purchased 32 acres adjacent to the Town Park and Community Center for $500,000, and cannot be resold at a profit. It would be cost effective to have Town Hall there and some shared facilities such as park, parking, however, mayor/council refused to discuss why they rejected this site and others for a town hall. (NEWS: Jane Doggett . . . for decades has been chair and/or member of Trails and Open Space, (TOS), formerly the Parks Committee. Recently TOS requested a Dog Park at this 32 acre location.) (Remember November 2nd, and Reject their two years of conducting business – and major financial decisions outside of the Open Meetings Act.) PROMOTE GOOD GOVERNMENT (Note: “That means that if they discussed and purported to act on city/town business, their actions would not be legally binding on the city/ town. Board actions must be taken in a legally convened meeting, with a quorum present.” Coates’ Canons: NC Local Government Law.

Scott Whitaker, Email. 9/20/2021 “What was explained by Tim Sessoms… We were informed that costs were not yet in line with … project budget. Those numbers… communicated to the town verbally throughout this project and (now) not a secret that we’re struggling to align our budget with the market.”

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THE STORY OF WHO IS LEADING THIS DEBACLE?

How “NOT” To Run Government Business . . . (NOTE: The Planning Board must vote for a text amendment, which is an Ordinance/law, before the text amendment can have a Public Hearing by the Summerfield Town Council. Review the dates and information below. ”Public Hearing for Ordinances must be reduced to writing and distributed to members before a vote on adoption is taken.” Scott Whitaker wanted Zoning Board to change their name to Planning Board.) **7/26/21 - Summerfield Planning Board held a Public Hearing and voted to continue the David Couch text amendment case to 9/27/21, the next scheduled Planning Board meeting where all Planning Board members could attend. **7/26/21 Planning/Zoning Board Packet shows revised 7/23

TOWN PLANNER >

YORK IS OUT

Summerfield Town Planner Chris York, (aka Bobby Christopher on Facebook) was employed by the town from April 2019 – September 2, 2021.

In 2020, his certification was suspended and he was placed on probation by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the professional institute of the APA, American Planning association, for Ethics violation: “We shall neither deliberately, nor with reckless indifference commit any wrongful act, whether or not specified in the Rules of Conduct, that reflects adversely on our professional fitness.” York has a problem with late-night derogatory remarks as the Town Planner to town citizens, and some against Teresa Perryman, Town Council Member. He was also suspended by the town July 2021, for one week. Scoop has highlighted Chris York’s behavior, and he is no longer employed by Summerfield. York’s pay and benefits were $85,471 for his last fiscal year with the Town of Summerfield. The American Institute of Certified Planner provides the only nationwide, independent verification of planners’ qualifications. They require the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. For over two years this has been an unfortunate reflection of Town leadership and how we are recognized as a professional organization. NOTE: Town has posted an opening for Planning Director, requiring Bachelors’ degree in Planning, prefer Master’s, and 6+ years of planning experience. A pay and benefit package is offered $65,000 - $78,000 salary range, depending on experience.

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**7/28/21 - Summerfield Planning Board, via email, calls for a Special Called Zoom meeting for 8/2/21 to change the 9/27/21 public meeting to an earlier date. **7/29/21 - Summerfield Town Manager Scott Whitaker shares information on Facebook at 5:48 PM (see below). “The Planning Board has called a brief, special called meeting for Monday, 8/2, at 7:00pm. (Meeting details are on the town calendar.) The purpose is to consider moving its planned 9/27 meeting date to discuss Case# TA 02 21 (MPVD) to an earlier date. The case concerns an applicant’s request for a new zoning district called the Master Planned Village District. There should be no case discussion at this 8/2 meeting as the matter will instead be discussed (with a possible resulting recommendation to Council) at the new meeting the Planning Board will schedule. The tentative, moved-up date will be Thursday, 8/5/21, but it is subject to Planning Board availability and its 8/2/21 decision. The town is sharing this information as early as possible because we know residents are very interested in this amendment request. “ (Sharing as early as possible?) **7/30/21 – “Summerfield Planning Board has not voted to recommend, deny, or continue the David Couch text amendment.” **There is an Aug 10, 2021, Regular scheduled Summerfield Town Council meeting with a public hearing scheduled for the David Couch UDO text amendment -> even though the Summerfield Planning Board hasn’t voted on the text amendment, it appears the Town Manager is the driving force by setting dates in advance.” **8/2/21 – Planning Board Zoom Meeting to reschedule the Public Hearing. At the beginning, Scott Whitaker, town manager, took over the Planning Board meeting to announce the town had received a communication from the amendment applicant that David Couch wished to withdraw the application for a new zoning district. Eventually, Mr. Feulner, Planning Chair, chaired the meeting, and Mr. Feulner shared that he had a conversation with Mr. Couch earlier. Feulner recognized Mr. Couch who had joined the call and (per town minutes) Mr. Couch stated that he wanted to take some time to be able to answer the questions which had been raised about the request, including, as much as possible, details about the locations and numbers for what is planned. Mr. Couch also discussed earlier with Mr. Feulner that his team would like to explore, as a possible alternative to the MVPD text amendment, using the OSM Open Space Mixed Use district with possibly a request for a text amendment to the OSM district in the future. Mr. Couch thanked the board for their time in reviewing the request. The minutes show 7:00pm to 7:07pm. **8/10/21 – Town meeting convened a Public Hearing Re: Text Amendment and request for applicant to withdraw the text amendment. Approved unanimously (5 0). The applicant may re-file, or file a new request. Chaos and Confusion and maybe a little more? Do your homework, please. 7/29/21 - https://youtu.be/Qs5aEEaa4Jk


THE CITIZENS HAVE SPOKEN THIS IS ONLY A SMALL SAMPLE! WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU TOO. SEND COMMENTS TO: SUMMERFIELDNCNEWS@GMAIL.COM

I do not like surprises. Density and number of quadriplexes, apartments etc. must be specified. Giving only staff oversight is not enough. The UDO was not designed for developers to have carte blanche. Too many citizens worked diligently to give us guidelines for development. Let’s try and use those guidelines to protect our town. (Note: The town is trying to ‘market” their high density development and not use the word “apartments.” They only want to say “multifamily, quadplex or triplex. Scoop thinks you know that means “apartments” “apartment buildings.”) I feel like Summerfield is a blessed land and if we mess that up, then what do we really have left, other than another messed up place? We moved from Greensboro to Summerfield, for a quiet life and lower taxes. David Couch should look towards a development plan adhering to the character of the town of Summerfield. Mayor BJ Barnes should respect and protect the citizens he represents. He and his council will leave a disastrous environmental legacy. They want to impose monetary and mental hardship on the townspeople. We’re not going to live forever, stop being self serving. Thank you for keeping us in the loop. We respect the work you’re carrying out to protect our rights. More power to you. To many of the questions my normal response would have been “hell no.” But, for the fear of disqualifying our answers we stuck to the protocol. Also, we would like to support Summerfield Scoop by making a modest financial contribution, not because we agree with everything you print but because it is good for the democratic principles to survive and strive when we have checks and balances over our government. For many years that was not necessary for our small town’s council because its members thought processes and mindset were diverse enough. But now, it is evident that the Summerfield council has become a monolithic body (more like a clique), with an exception of Ms. Perryman, which is clearly harmful to our small town and its people. So, please let us know how we can support your publication. Thank you.

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It’s hard to imagine how large a 1,000 acre development could be in our small rural town. As a reference for comparison, we can use the Lake Jeanette Planned Community in Greensboro which is only 750 acres. The question was asked by Planning Board chair Dick Feulner at the public hearing if any undeveloped land in Summerfield under the proposed MVPD text amendment could be included into a PD? The answer was YES! What that means is theoretically all of the undeveloped land COULD be PD and qualify for high density and commercial anywhere throughout the town. Let that sink in. It is clear that Mr. Couch his “world class” planner are not willing to share their density number with the town. If Lake Jeanette is only 2 units per acre can you imagine what a higher density would look like? Call and write the Council and tell them NO. (Note: Mr. Couch has withdrawn the MVPD, and he can refile in the future. The concerns are still there with the huge changes in increased density and more that council made June 8th with no public notice and serious questions they refuse to answer.) We would love to keep Summerfield just as it is. The lower population is why we choose to live here. I just want to say how unnecessary a new and expensive town hall would be for Summerfield. I believe more reasonable accommodations could be made for our small community. By the way, let’s keep it small and not overdeveloped. Summerfield incorporated to specifically prevent the City of Greensboro from continuing its urban sprawl. The citizens of Summerfield have made it clear they have no interest in services from the City of Greensboro, no high-density development, no commercial development. This will Ruin Summerfield! Look at Guilford College area! No to the developer. I grew up in Guilford College (3rd generation). I watched and fought that development for years and finally moved, as my kids (4th generation) saw the school overcrowded. Crime blew up and apartments followed with five housing projects after apartments. No I do not want this development in Summerfield. Tim Sessoms gets tongue lashing because of a phone call to a private citizen, regarding her motivation to volunteer. She filled out an application to volunteer for the Founder Day Committee and ended up withdrawing it after conversation (phone call) from Sessoms. Wow, those images (density/apartments) just scream “keep Summerfield rural” as called for in the comprehensive plan. Proudly brought to you by the Summerfield Proud group (ie Mayor Barnes, Sessoms, O’Day, Walker, and Devaney) and they support the candidates Robinson and Doggett. The lifestyle of the existing community should NOT be dictated by a developer’s desire to make money! If he wants water for his development – he should PAY for it and leave the rest of the town alone. Why would anyone want more population density in a community that was built on the foundation of a small town feel? Please send those proposing this to Charlotte or Raleigh so they can mess them up. It seems to me that the leaders of Summerfield have too many Conflicts of Interest. (To Scoop) Thanks for doing this.

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WASTEWATER COULD BE THE MAIN ISSUE As the Town of Summerfield continues its discussion of changing the RS-40 (one acre per house) residential zoning requirement, we need to look at the impact that an increased development density and cluster development will have on our community. We hear all the concerns about the impact on wells and our water supply; however, the impact from wastewater is a more serious concern. All of our water has to go somewhere! We flush our toilets, drain the bathwater, run the washer and all is good as long as the water goes down the drain. In the county, we all have septic systems that are designed around the number of people living in a house. These septic systems require a septic tank, maybe a pump tank, and land for a drain field. They are living systems using natural bacteria to break down the human waste, detergents, soap, food waste, and whatever we may flush down the toilet or pour down the drain. The bacteria operate in the septic tank, feeding on the waste, growing, multiplying, and then dying. What’s left is the sludge from dead bacteria cells and sand or dirt that gets in the water. The clear water from the septic tank drains out to the septic field where it is treated further by a bacteria mat that forms in the septic drain field. All is good when it works, but it does require maintenance. Sometimes the septic systems fail to cause back-ups and use of a new septic field that is called repair areas included in the original sizing. Sometimes they fail without anyone noticing. So why should we be concerned if they fail? When they fail, untreated sanitary wastewater leaks up to the surface or drains into groundwater. E.coli and fecal coliform contamination are significant concerns. We not only have to be concerned with our groundwater, but in Summerfield, the watershed goes either to the City of Greensboro water source or to the Haw River where we have recreational areas. Could this occur in Summerfield? To answer that let’s look at another area outside a City in the Piedmont region with similar soils and rainfall, Gwinnett County, Georgia. The area experienced rapid growth in the 1970‟s as a bedroom community to the Northeast of Atlanta. Septic systems were installed for all the residential homes and they grew to a density of 487 septic systems per square mile. That’s important, as our current RS-40 zoning is one septic system per acre or 640 per square mile! A study by JOHN R. ANDERSON, II under the direction of Lawrence Kiage, dated 12/15/2010 at Georgia State University mapped the distribution of septic systems to determine regions of potential pathogen surface water contamination and addressed what potential health risks do high-density septic systems have on surface water quality. The findings were not positive as it was found that the density of septic systems has reduced the surface water quality for streams in their River basins. Just average rainfalls caused septic flushing and an increase in fecal coliform occurred in streams and water bodies. Other trends observed in the surface water were increased BOD water temperature and various metals. The EPA calls 40 septic systems per square mile, high density. Gwinnett County had 487 per square mile in 2010 and had significant water quality problems. Summerfield currently has RS 40 zoning rules that limit the density to 640 per square mile. That is 16 times EPAs definition of high density and even higher than Gwinnett County! Therefore, based on the data that is readily available, this could happen in Summerfield. Our wastewater and septic systems have the potential to impact our water quality. We need to look into studying the impact a change in zoning could have on our water quality and investigate correct lot-sizing along with the impact of clustering septic systems, which have been shown to cause issues in other studies. To proceed with any rezoning discussion without studying the impact our wastewater will have on our water quality is irresponsible to the environment and our community. Costs for the installation of a wastewater collection system and the associated operating expense need to be evaluated separately. Considerations on who pays for the construction and operation of the system must be clarified. Also, who would be required to pay for the hook-up fees of existing homes if density exceeds the point where water quality is impacted? From a Professional Engineer with 35 years in the Environmental field including Subsurface Contamination; Clean-u and, Operating, Designing, and Building Wastewater Treatment Plants in the US and around the World. MS Environmental; Civil Engineering, BS Chemical Engineering; BS Biological Sciences.

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We recently moved here to Summerfield because it is a rural, beautiful location. So many historic sites to see! A person who bought 650 acres now wants to expand and make a fortune. We know that is the future, the town must grow, but it should be organized growth to preserve our way of life and pleasant scenery. We really don’t want to be in Greensboro North, but rather Summerfield with our own well and septic system. We would have moved to Greensboro proper if we had wanted to live in the city. We have lived in other cities where the city took over and we then had to pay exorbitant prices for a water system and other changes. Our bill was $600 a month for water alone. We drank bottled water and took two showers a week. Greensboro will be operating at a deficit for fiscal year 2020 and 2021 along with prior years. Why would we as a community want their mismanagement and misappropriations of funds and expenditures passed on to us? The United States is losing farmland at a staggering rate. I think it’s about time we start halting development in agricultural areas before we all regret it. According to the American Farmland Trust we lost 175 acres per hour of agricultural land lost to development – 3 acres per minute. Preserving our safe town is a major concern to me as well as trying to keep our taxes low. For many of those living on the streets that will adjoin the access to the development, the increase of traffic must be a serious concern.

Thank you for keeping us in the loop. We respect the work you’re carrying out to protect our rights. More power to you.


ABOUT GREENSBORO SCIENCE CENTER: The Greensboro Science Center offers three fascinating attractions in one wild destination! We are the only facility in North Carolina that offers an aquarium, museum, and zoo. Spend the day with us and come nose to beak with playful penguins, get eye to eye with awesome otters, explore the human body, experience Mother Nature’s fury and fun, and encounter exotic animals like gibbons, meerkats, and lemurs! Timed tickets are available; walk-ups are welcome if space allows. WELCOME BACK!

FRESH FINDINGS AT THE GREENSBORO SCIENCE CENTER

REVOLUTION RIDGE IS NOW OPEN! FROM THE TALL… TO THE SMALL… THERE’S EVEN MORE TO EXPLORE! (ADMISSION INCLUDED WITH GENERAL ADMISSION)

BY RICK STATON, 2021 From amazing new animals to an inside look at the Greensboro Science Center (GSC) conservation work, the center offers an experience like never before. The Natural Science Center was founded in 1957 by the Greensboro Junior League where it started as a Museum. The zoo was added and the aquarium was opened in 2013. In 2020-21 the marvelous Gateway Project, the largest expansion in the center’s history, has added much more to the zoo, aquarium and museum, including nine new animal exhibits, a state-of-the-art animal hospital, conservation center, and 11+ acres of public gathering, green space and an elevated boardwalk. The Gateway Project includes: the Shark Reef at the Aquarium with under water cameras and storytellers, Wunderworld of science below the surface, gems, minerals and geological formations, Creepy Crawly Creations of web weavers and hive builders and their role, a Slow World of slow moving animals, Gibbon 2.0, Meerkat 2.0, Tiger 2.0, Domes of Discovery to connect areas

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of the zoo and science center, and to fuse the arts and science. The Greensboro Science Center’s mission has been to inspire scientific curiosity and encourage personal discovery about life and the natural world. The Conservation Mission: The Greensboro Science Center’s conservation mission is to preserve species and habitats through on-site programs, community awareness, field studies and fundraising for local and global conservation efforts. The Conservation Vision: Conservation and preservation of animals and habitats can only be realized by altering individual habits and behaviors, and by working collaboratively with organizations, academics and governing bodies to better our environment. The Center offers a wide variety of educational programs, field trips and science workshops for children pre-K through high school. The Center is also a fun location for

birthday parties, camps for boys and girls, which include Robotics, Lab Camp, Space Exploration Camp, and Cool Camps. The Animal Care Camp for ages 10-12 is one of the most popular camps in our area. The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) also offers special in depth programs such as the following and more: The Zoo Trek Program offers an up-close look into the work of the animal keepers of the Science Center; experience amazing moments with the animals of the zoo on this one of a kind adventure! Zoo Trek is offered through November 14th, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm till 2:30 pm. Ticket are $55, which includes admission. The capacity limit is 8 participants, and the youngest age is 8. Tickets are available on the day of the adventure at the information desk in the lobby or in advance. Participants under 18 must have a liability waiver signed by a parent/guardian. *Animals are not vaccinated against Covid-19, so masks are required.

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The Duke Energy Aquatic Ecosystems Workshop is designed for rising 9th through 12th graders. They will experience Ecology, Biology, Chemistry and Conservation to help them apply these to their careers. They will study the animals and water chemistry that helps them figure out ways to make our ecology healthier. It will also offer two off campus adventures to Haw River State Park and UNCG. The SKYWILD Adventure Course is designed and built by the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) and inspected by an ACCT inspector yearly. The course offers spectacular views of the zoo and surrounding landscape for children over 8 years old and beyond. Children 8 -10 routes are limited and they must be joined by a participate aged 16 or older at a 2 children to 1 adult ratio. Adults love this too! A liability waiver must be signed, and advised to make reservations ahead of time at SKYWILD.ORG You will be able to sign the waiver online. Spring Internships Program starts August 1st. The Science Center needs volunteers and could be openings in the Aquarium, Terrestrial, and Education.

DAILY GENERAL ADMISSION for Aquarium, Museum, & Zoo

Greensboro Residents with photo ID (Non-Residents, Summerfield, 10% more) Adults (14-64) $19.50 Seniors (65+) $18.50 Children (3–13) $17.50 Children 2 and under are Free Best value – Annual Membership Greensboro residents – 10% less Non-Residents, Summerfield: Party of one: $64.75 Party of two: $129.50 Party of three: $194.25 Party of four: $259.00 Party of five: $323.75 Children are free until age 3. All ages will learn and be entertained all year long! Annual membership includes unlimited Free Admission to the Greensboro Science Center, open year round, and unlimited admission to other Museums or Aquariums: • Free admission to over 300 ASTC facilities in the U.S., including 14 in North Carolina. http://www.ASTC.org/passport “Association of Science & Technology Centers” • Free or discounted admission to over 150 AZA facilities “Association of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums”. http://aza/org/reciprocity Twelve are in NC, SC, and VA. • A free guest general admission ticket per person per membership cycle and discounted admission for guests, and discounts on many center activities and classes. • Special member invitations to preview events, and priority registration and discounts for GSC classes and camps. • Exclusive newsletter and mailings to keep you informed. An Annual Membership helps build and take advantage of one of the greatest educational resources and entertaining attractions in our area. Membership also supports the programs, workshops, exhibits, scholarships and more.

4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro NC 27455 Phone: (336) 288. 3769 Email: Info@GreensboroScience.org 9am to 5pm – Open 7 days a week, yearround. Zoo closes 4pm seasonally. Petting Zoo: Weekends only 10am to 4pm

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HELPFUL CONTACT INFORMATION FOR YOU! TOWN COUNCIL CONTACTS

TOWN STAFF CONTACTS

PLANNING BOARD

TRAILS AND OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE (TOS)

BJ BARNES, MAYOR (term ends 12/21) 2709 Pleasant Ridge Road Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 643-5972 – home BBarnes@Summerfieldnc.gov

SCOTT WHITAKER TOWN MANAGER Town Hall: PO Box 970 Summerfield NC 27358 NC Hwy 150 & Summerfield Rd. (336) 643-8655 – town hall (336) 520-7469 – cell

RICHARD L. (DICK) FEULNER, CHAIR (member since 6/03) (term ends 7/24) (336) 643-5680 DFeulner@triad.rr.com

JANE DOGGETT (term ends 7/21) (336) 644-1582 DoggettJA@gmail.com

TIM SESSOMS, MAYOR PRO-TEM (term ends 12/21) 6507 Horseman Trail Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 803-0322 – cell TSessoms@summerfieldnc.gov LYNNE WILLIAMS DEVANEY (term ends 12/23) 7503 Strawberry Road Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 215-5335 – cell LDevaney@summerfieldnc.gov JOHN O’DAY (term ends 12/23) 7013 Mustang Court Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 392-6517 (336) 643-0804 JOday@summerfieldnc.gov TERESA PERRYMAN (term ends 12/21) 7401 Greenlawn Drive Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 643-2610 TPerryman@summerfieldnc.gov REECE WALKER (term ends 12/23) 7475 Strader Road Summerfield, NC 27358 (336) 706-3195 RWalker@summerfieldnc.gov

LANCE HEATER, TOWN CLERK (336) 643-8655 – town hall Clerk@summerfieldnc.gov DEE HALL, FINANCE OFFICER (336) 643-8655 – town hall dhall@summerfieldnc.gov CHERYL GORE, MANAGER ASSISTANT/ EVENTS COORDINATOR (336) 643-8655 – town hall CGore@summerfieldnc.gov JEFF GOARD, PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR (336) 643-8655 – town hall JGoard@summerfieldnc.gov BRAD RENTZ Planning Technician/ Enforcement Officer (336) 643-8655 BRentz@summerfieldnc.gov TOWN ATTORNEY Robert (Bob) E. Hornik Kevin Hornik The Brough Law Firm Chapel Hill, NC

GEORGE (JEFF) DAVIS, VICE CHAIR (member since 1/11) (term ends 7/23) (610) 308-0958 GJD8650@aol.com KATHY ROONEY (member since 11/07) (term ends 7/22) (336) 643-7878 – home (336) 209-0378 – cell info@rolfingassociates.com TRUDY WHITACRE (member since 3/00) (term ends 7/24) (336) 643-2131 – home TKWhitacre@gmail.com WALTER DOGGETT (CLARK) (member since 4/17) (term ends 10/23) (336) 202-8899 KG4HOM@hotmail.com

PLANNING BOARD ALTERNATE

CLINT BABCOCK (member since 4/17) (term ends 7/23) (336) 918.0256 Clint@vettedude.com

RACHEL SOWERS (term ends 7/22) (919) 800-9594 Rachel_Sowers@yahoo.com CARY GENTRY (term ends 7/22) (336) 978-6753 GentryCDWeather@gmail.com BILL KING, VICE CHAIR (term ends 7/22) (212) 388-1751 Nyckings2nc@gmail.com PAUL LAMBRECHT (term ends 7/21) GINGER LAMBRECHT (term ends 7/23) 7707 Summerfield Road Summerfield NC 27358 (336) 255-0402 - Paul (336) 456-4502 - Ginger Paul.Lambrecht@volvo.com GingerLambrecht@gmail.com TRUDY WHITACRE (term ends 7/21) (336) 643-2131 TKWhitacre@gmail.com NEALA JONES, SECRETARY (term ends 7/21) (703) 447-0548 nealandave@hotmail.com ONE OPEN POSITION AT THIS TIME

WWW.SUMMERFIELDNC.GOV VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE TOWN WEBSITE: CLICK ON COMMITTEES AND BOARDS FOR LINK TO THE APPLICATION AND GENERAL COMMITTEE ORDINANCE. THERE IS ALSO A ZONING BOARD.


LAND USE STEERING “AD HOC” COMMITTEE

GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Contact Information: NEW! Members to this 301 W Market St. important committee were Greensboro NC 27401 by invitation only and their https://www. working meetings are secret dates and place. Request guilfordcountync.gov/getconnected/contact-us that they have ALL meetings open to the public for us, the MELVIN “SKIP” ALSTON, property owners! BOARD CHAIR KATHY ROONEY Representing Zoning Board 7130 Rabbit Hollow Rd, SFD (336) 643-7878 Info@Rolfingassociates.com BILL KING Representing TOS Tails and Open Space 5270 Bunch Rd., SFD (212) 388-1751 NYCKings2nc@gmail.com MARK BROWN 6212 Hoseshoe Dr, SFD (336) 681-6730 Edard48@aol.com TERRY HELMS Representing Summerfield Merchants Assoc. 7014 Equestrian Trl, SFD (407) 405-4402 Terry@HelmsMarking.com

DISTRICT 8 (336) 324-3515 Salston1@guilfordcountync.gov J. CARLVENA FOSTER, VICE CHAIR DISTRICT 1 (336) 365-0692 cfoster@guilfordcountync.gov

KATIE “KAY” S. CASHION AT-LARGE (336) 274-6272 (H) kcashion@guilfordcountync.gov CAROLYN Q. COLEMAN DISTRICT 7 (336) 641-7670 (O) (336) 202-0316 (C) ccoleman@guilfordcountync.gov JUSTIN CONRAD (336) 641-7717 (O) jconrad@guilfordcountync.gov CARLY COOKE (336) 580-6813 CCooke@guilfordcountync.gov

SCOTT MUTHERSBAUGH Representing HOA Homeowner Associations MARY BETH MURPHY of Summerfield (336) 604-9647 7506 Shadow Creek, SFD MBMurphy@guilfordcountync.gov (336) 675-0542 Scott27358@gmail.com ALAN PERDUE (336) 451-6707 (mobile) CHRIS YORK APerdue@guilfordcountync.gov Town Planner (336) 643-8681 JAMES UPCHURCH CYork@summerfieldnc.gov (336) 690-9570 JUpchurch@guilfordcountync.gov JESSE DAY THEY NEED TO HEAR Consultant, PTRC Piedmont Triad FROM YOU! Regional Council NO to commercial water, sewer, 1398 Carrollton Crossing Dr. and higher taxes for developer Kernersville, NC 27284 infrastructure. (336) 254-4614 NO higher taxes anywhere in JDay@PTRC.org Summerfield! NO to higher density!

CITY OF GREENSBORO The following link is an easy way to send an email to the mayor and council members.

https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/government/ city-council/e-mail-city-council www.Greensboronc.gov click on Government Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St., Greensboro NC 27401 Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm

Questions? Call the City Contact Center at 336-373-CITY (2489). Mail to: PO Box 3136, Greensboro NC 27402-3136 (336) 373-2396 – phone for all of the following (336) 574-4003 – fax for all of the following Please contact and tell them to keep Greensboro water and not construct anything through the Greensboro watershed for commercial water/sewer to Summerfield. What would they do with Summerfield sewerage?

NANCY VAUGHAN, MAYOR (336) 373-2396 | Nancy.Vaughan@greensboro-nc.gov YVONNE J JOHNSON, MAYOR PRO TEM 4311 King Arthur Place, GSO 27405 (336) 375-5173 | (336) 255-3060 - cell Yvonne.Johnson@greensboro-nc.gov MARIKAY ABUZUAITER, AT LARGE 3601 Brassfield Oaks Dr, GSO 27410 (336) 601-0286 HUGH HOLSTON, AT LARGE (336) 373-2396 | Hugh.Holston@greensboro-nc.gov SHARON HIGHTOWER, DISTRICT 1 (336) 373-2286 – voicemail | (336) 317-4953 – cell Sharon.Hightower@greensboro-nc.gov GOLDIE E. WELLS, DISTRICT 2 (336) 373-2391 – voicemail | (336) 317-4590 – cell Goldie.Wells@greensboro-nc.gov JUSTIN OUTLING DISTRICT 3 (336) 373-4638 – voicemail | Justin.Outling@greensboro-nc.gov NANCY HOFFMANN DISTRICT 4 57 Folkestone Dr, GSO 27403 (336) 856-8128 – work | (336) 255-1306 – cell Nancy.Hoffman@greensboro-nc.gov TAMMI THURM DISTRICT 5 (336) 373-3688 – voicemail | (336) 601-0435 – cell Tammi.Thurm@greensboro-nc.gov


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VOTE! NOVEMBER 2, 2021 POLLS OPEN 6:30AM TO 7:30PM We look forward to hearing from you! GAIL DUNHAM GADunham@aol.com 336.643.1321 Facebook: Gail Dunham for Mayor www.GailDunham.com GREG FOX CFOX2@triad.rr.com 336.254.7416 TERESA WINFREE (PEGRAM) PERRYMAN TPerryman4321@gmail.com 336.643.2610

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