Hello fellow Stone Mountain neighbors, faithful Village Corner customers, friends and family:
Our restaurant is facing a serious problem and we need your help and support.
The City of Stone Mountain and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have formulated a plan to "improve" the 5 point intersection adjacent to our restaurant building. These improvements include building a sidewalk with a six-inch curb directly in front of our building. If this construction takes place our restaurant, as well as other surrounding businesses, will suffer immensely.
Our 50-seat garden patio will be destroyed
Our beautiful and famous Japanese Cherry tree will be uprooted
At least ten parking spaces will be eradicated
Convenient access to our building will be extinguished
These proposed improvements assert a serious threat to our Stone Mountain Village merchants and will greatly challenge our ability to remain in business. We realize the need for provisions and upgrades within a community; however, this particular plan devised by the GDOT does not create a solution.
This plan is intended to improve the traffic flow at an intersection that currently holds a grade "F". (There are six Level of Service, or LOS rates ranging from "A" to "F". LOS "A" is defined as being ideal flow conditions with little or no delays, whereas LOS "F" is defined as conditions where extreme delays are encountered).
The GDOT states in their plan that the intersection will maintain a LOS "F" . Further, Stone Mountain citizens are expected to pay in excess of $600,000 in tax dollars on this project. The GDOT is expected to pay more than $1,000,000 of taxpayers' money.
Please support Stone Mountain merchants and residents by contacting the City of Stone Mountain mayor, Gary Peet and OPPOSE THESE PLANS. Below is a sample letter which you may simply copy and paste into your email window and send to Mayor Gary Peet at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAILS SOON AS WE WERE GIVEN A JAUNUARY 6th DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES!
Thank you so much for your overwhelming support and continued patronage. We appreciate each and every one of you who have become like family over the years.
The Village Corner
If you share our concern, please copy and paste the email text below and send it to the Honorable Mayor of Stone Mountain. A copy of the email will be sent to us, as well. We need to keep a record of our supporters.
To Gary Peet and Stone Mountain City Council,
While I realize the need for road improvements within our city I am extremely concerned about the proposed improvements to the five point intersection in Stone Mountain Village. Based on the plan written by the GDOT, we confidently assert that this plan, if pursued, will be a great detriment to our city and small businesses in the area.
The destruction of historic property occupied by The Village Corner Restaurant as well as the severe misuse of taxpayer dollars is superfluous.
I hereby oppose this plan on grounds that it is both costly and ineffective.