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Atlanta Motorsports Park is here to stay and wants more
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The county originally turned the AMP rezoning request down, so in 2007 the City of Dawsonville went slipping through the wood all the way from the city annexing property as they went out into the middle of the country and impacted the country's peace and quiet, quality of life, wildlife, nature and turned it into a racetrack.

AMP opened in 2012 and agreed with the stipulations in their zoning agreement.
Five years later it's not good enough. They want more and more.

They want to extend their hours form April 1 to Oct. 31 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., extend to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. Saturdays and 9 p.m. Sundays.

Lifting noise ordinance for special events and holidays, with a noise ordinance increase on go-carts. Putting in a P.A. system and replacing box lights on a 25 ft. pole to LED lights on 50 ft. poles.

The old agreement said no PA system and now they have to have one.

So called progress should not have to be a nuisance and come at our expense.

The city and AMP should have to pay a nuisance fee to us, the ones that have been forced to live with it.

The park also requested to move the buffer around the perimeter of the property. Is this the chain-link fence with black plastic hanging on it that was put up to replace the weathered rolls of hay stacked two high, until they rotted and fell over and rolled off.

Perhaps they called that mess a sound barrier. Whichever, it didn't work.

They have not lived up to the original zoning agreement. What makes them think they will now?

The city planning and city council don't have to listen to it. That's right, you can't hear it from the City of Dawsonville. We have to listen to it. Our property values will go down. Who is responsible for that, the city or AMP?

The city and the motorsports park have taken that away from us and still want more. If the city wants the motorsports park so bad, why didn't they keep them in the "real" city.

We didn't and don't want the park or the city out here. The people that come out here to the new city in the country to play get to go home. We don't, we are home. We have to live with it.

Please stand behind our community and our rights to peace and quiet and attend the next city council meeting. It will be at 5 p.m. April 3 on the second floor at city hall. Be sure to check the paper in the event of a time change.

Doris Adams