What is in the future?

@Barb42 (4216)
United States
October 22, 2008 9:36am CST
There are so many things happening in the world today and right around us here. I had written about the Bingo Hall about to be built next to us. They have worked on this property, getting it ready for the building to go up for almost 2 months. Then, all of a sudden, they haven't been here the past three days. We don't have a clue as to what is going on. There have been many praying that this thing never makes it off the ground. This community doesn't need this in and we don't need it in our yard. We visited other people who have one like this in their front yard, even closer to them than this one is to us. They say it is amazing how much it affects you. They say that the music goes all night and you can't sleep. Another man told us that the car alarms are going off all the time. They move in on you and you can't do anything about it.And the sheriffs can't do anything because there is no ordinance to stop the noise. So they say you just have to 'live with it'. We don't have the luxury of just up and moving without selling our home and property. We have lived here for almost 39 years and it's home to us and to our children. Our grandchildren come here to ride their 3 wheeler and 4 wheelers on our property. We couldn't up and sell because, if it is built, our property value will go way down. So what do you do? Well, we are praying that GOD takes care of this situation. Unless these guys squabble among themselves or their money dries up, we will have the Bingo Hall here - but I know GOD can do wonders when people pray!
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@jands1 (835)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Did you state your concerns at the town meeting? Usually when there is a business going up in a place that has residents, a new business, they have a town meeting. They have them even here in New Orleans, LA. Second, well, maybe it won't be so bad? I have found life is not only what you make of it, but how you look at it. Let us try being positive for a minute. Now you have free entertainment. You can sit on your porch and watch the idiots gambling away their hard earned money like the frivolous lemmings they are. In addition, you can get some exercise as you walk over their once a month to gamble away some of your money. There are legal measures you can take should the Bingo Hall become a nuisance property such as chucking rubbish in your yard, etc. Check into local ordinances regarding nuisance businesses. In addition, some places have, long ago in the past, pushed that having gambling halls are not morally good for the area. It's a long shot but... I wish you the very best luck with this.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
22 Oct 08
The problem is this: the Bingo Hall is in one county and the property connects our property on one side and in the back of our house, in another county. The offending building will be built in a county with no ordinances for the county,only in town. We live in the country, not in a town. That is what got us when we learned it was being built here. We are the last house in the county, and the only one really close to it. I had checked on the nuisance law, but I don't know that it would help us at all since we couldn't afford to bring a suit against them being in a different county. They knew all this before deciding to build it there. They sure didn't give us any thought! We won't be sitting on our porch watching or listening to them. And we sure won't ever give them any of our money. We do worry about the trash that will be thrown in our yard. We already put up with that but on a small scale. We try to keep our yards manicured and we have lots of people bragging on them. People learn where we live and will say, 'oh you live up there where all those pine trees are and it's kept so neat'. But that may change when and if this thing gets under way. They told us it would be up in 6 weeks, but it doesn't look like that is going to be the case. I pray it never goes up! Also, we have had many wrecks in our yard and even one fatality. I can imagine many,many more with all the traffic this thing is going to bring down this two lane highway!
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Even though it is in a different county, you have the right as a neighbor to put in a complaint at the meetings and against the permit. Just because it is a different county has not relevance. Furthermore, you could have gotten your own county involved as it might impede on your county's right. Of course not having any money to file a suit is a problem, something they may have counted on.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
22 Oct 08
"Even though it is in a different county, you have the right as a neighbor to put in a complaint at the meetings and against the permit. Just because it is a different county has not relevance. Furthermore, you could have gotten your own county involved as it might impede on your county's right." This all happened so fast and nobody knew what was going on. They had their license and permits (their ducks all in a row) before ever telling anyone. In fact, they already had the construction company out there and cleared most of the trees before we found out. We were told by our county that they can't do anything in the next county. All they have say over is the 3/4 acre on the front which is only a corner. There is absolutely nothing they can do to stop the building. They can patrol the roads and stop people from parking on the county road, but nothing else. "Of course not having any money to file a suit is a problem, something they may have counted on." I don't think they ever gave that a thought considering some of these guys are multi-millionaires that are doing this. We have also heard that it is backed by the Mafia. That is something you don't get involved with personally. We will let the legislature handle that job! One of the guys involved also tried to get it started in his county in a small town, but the town got them arrested and shut down.
@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
24 Oct 08
It is possible that they will find some obstacle to prevent them from building. We have had companies bidding to construct casinos about an hour from here and so far no decision can even be reached. I think it may come to a stalemate. Perhaps there is a stalemate in the future of your unwanted Bingo Hall.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
24 Oct 08
We are hoping! We found out today there were two reasons they weren't working this week. First, there was a problem with the deed. They had both counties on one deed and they had to get a lawyer to fix that. Then, a judge in Birmingham was to have made a judgment on the bingo halls - it was thought he is against them. But they have about 7 or 8 lawyers fighting for them. Right now, all the ones that were being built are on hold until he makes a ruling. The man over here told my husband, if the judge puts his ruling off, then they'll be back to working on Monday. Well, we found out from the head of the Coalition against the Bingo Halls that he put it off until December. But we don't know where that leaves us. I PRAY they are not going to be able to build right now. I'm praying for confusion and disagreements among them all involved! They've sunk lots of money over here and don't want to sink anymore if the judge is going to rule against them. PRAY he does!
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
29 Nov 08
The latest news in my neck of the woods is that the economy is making it too much of a risky investment for the casino to get built by the company that won the bid.