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McDonalds in Midway ??
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I heard that McDonalds was trying to locate a restaurant there but the City of Midway refused to offer any help for them with the roadway issues,has anyone heard a update or has this become another lost cause for the Midway community? The City seems to make it difficult to locate any new businesses there.

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JimmyMack commented on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 16:39 PM

I do not know KB, but I bet you Len Calderone knows. If you cannot find him in the white pages contact the Coastal Courier and they can put you in touch with him. Unlike myself, he will give you correct information.

gacpl commented on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 18:29 PM

they might have wanted more then you heard about. also McDonalds might have made commitments that they are concerned wont happen after what happened here in hinesville. they told he city council some things they would do in order to get the city to change some rules so they could open there new store. then they went right back on the commitments they made. i still think the city should have pulled there business licence for the new place.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 18:47 PM

"Unlike myself, he will give you correct information."

I disagree.

Speaking of McDonalds - this one is unrelated to the situation in Midway, but it caught my eye.


terrydoyle commented on Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 06:42 AM

McDonalds. The short version...Their Contractor failed to contact the Georgia Department of Transportation to see what they (GDOT) would require to put a McDonalds at that location. OOPS! After Midway Council approved the project they did contact the GDOT and found they had a long list of requirements totalling $175,000. The owner did not budget for it and did not want to pay for it. They were referred to Liberty County Development Authority for support who stated they did not have the funds for that. Then the Owner, his contractor and Rep Al Williams, representing LCDA appeared before the Midway City Council and told the Council the GDOT would not pay for the improvements to their State Road, the owner said he would not pay, and Rep Al Williams told the Council that LCDA did not have the money and that if Midway wanted a McDonalds the city would have to fund the Full amount to upgrade a state highway that they had no control over and no jurisdiction for. Midway has no say over the speed limits on highway 84. Midway, unlike Liberty County does not get property taxes and has only a pittance allocated for "City Roads" repair and upkeep. Mayor Washington, Councilman Clancy and Councilman Roberts voted to spend a portion of City Money for the project. Then a second vote was taken as to how much the City would contribute. To stop Midway from paying for the whole project, I made a motion that (LCDA, Owner and Midway) each pay 1/3. The owner and LCDA said absolutely not they were not going to pay anything. The council voted on the motion for each to pay 1/3 and it PASSED. The owner and LCDA left. Thus no McDonalds. As a side. Midway did not have the money and would have had to take out a loan.
I read Len Calderone's Midway Perspective and enjoy his editorials. His facts are accurate and undeniable. However, Each Councilman and the Mayor are servants of the people and every citizen has the right and the duty to question their elected officials and receive honest and non-evasive answers.
I have served as a councilman for 4 years and have encouraged and even begged the citizens to question and challenge me on any issue. I had very few takers. Instead of consulting outside sources, exercise your constitutional right and demand answers from your elected officials. Feel free to contact me via e-mail at Councilmandoyle@yahoo.com. At least through December 31, 2013. ;o)
Councilman Terrence Doyle, Midway

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 15:40 PM

Good info terrydoyle,

I also read Len Calderone's writing.

I hope that you and he will both continue to contribute to this site.

Don't let the liberal voice turn you away.


terrydoyle commented on Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 18:42 PM

I can assure you both Len and I will still be contributing to the education of our citizens. You do not have to have a title to be a concerned and effective citizen. I will continue to voice my views, concerns and observations.

Never hesitate to contact me and ask the hard questions.

And a very Mary Christmas to you and your family.

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