Future Thomas Island/Jack Primus SCE&G Project
By signing this petition, you are not in agreement with the decision being made to construct an SCE&G transmission line along Hwy 33 to a potentially new electrical substation in Jack Primus. Furthermore, we have grave concerns about the recent notification we received regarding the proposed Jack Primus 115 kV Line Project. As a community, we appreciate and welcome positive change. Yet given our strong generational ties to the Wando community, we were greatly disturbed by the fact that we were given little if any opportunity to offer input into a matter that will greatly impact our everyday lives. The proposed project poses serious implications not only for us as individual property owners but also for the very integrity of our community including several places of worship. Because we have lost complete faith and confidence in the Berkeley County Government, we are now addressing our concerns directly to SCE&G. Over the years, our small community has undergone various transitions that have undermined our very existence. This most recent proposal promises to inflict yet another harsh blow to our way of life. As a community, we are being held hostage to an unsafe and life threatening throughway of commercial traffic. In light of the serious consequences the proposal will have on our community, we find it appalling that few if any the local citizens in the Wando community were made privy to the workshops and/or study groups convened to discuss the proposed project. The people of this community will bear the brunt of the proposed project if it moves forward and yet SCE&G does not appear to have extended to us even the most basic courtesy to solicit our opinions or to keep us informed. As importantly, we have been kept completely in the dark about the magnitude of the project and its potential impact on the economy, our property values, and the surrounding environment. This type of callous disregard for our interests and our livelihood cannot continue. We are entitled to be treated with respect and we are demanding that SCE&G consult with us about the proposed project. Specifically, we are asking SCE&G to make available to us any and all reports concerning the proposed project as well as any other courses of action that was considered. Given the limited information provided in the Survey Notification, it remains far from clear that the most feasible course of action was chosen. This time around, it's a transmission line and what will it be next time around (easement for a sidewalk, biking and walking trail,widening of another lane on Hwy 33)? Take a stand and be a part of changing our community vs. a victim of the changes.