This is regarding the CDBG Grant, the demolition of the Carver School Building and a new community Center which Governor Scott vetoed.
Tonja Brown was in Stacy’s office discussing. Ms. Rivers noted that a letter was handed to Ms. Brown to read. Then Ms. Brown blurted out “They can’t stop nothing, “ Rivers believed what they were discussing was the letter from Bernard and Nicole Williams. .
When Ms. Brown left, she dropped the note by the vent at River’s Desk and asked Tebo if she handed the note to Ms. Brown.
Ms. Tebo said the protest letter was supposedly written by Nicole and Bernard Williams, Nicole’s father. Ms. Tebo’s comment to the attorney was “I know Ms. Williams’ capabilities and it doesn’t include the way that the letter was written. That letter was written by Helen Miller, but I’m getting off point.
NOTE THAT MS. TEBO IS INFERRING THAT THE WILLIAMS FAMILY, NIKKI WILLIAMS’ PARENTS WHO WERE EDUCATORS UNTIL THEY RETIRED, AND NIKKI HERSELF DO NOT HAVE THE INTELLIGENCE TO WRITE THE LETTER NOR DO THE RESEARCH. I HAVE NEWS FOR MS. TEBO, WE ASSISTED NIKKI WITH THE RESEARCH FINDING THE SCHOOL WAS IN THE FLORIDA HISTORIC BUILDINGS. THE BUILDING COULD BE REFURBISHED AND USED FOR A NUMBER OF THINGS. THE ASBESTOS HAS BEEN REMOVED; THE CONCRETE BLOCKS REMAIN. IT NEEDS NEW ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING AND A NEW ROOF. HISTORIC BUILDINGS SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED BUT PRESERVED. I HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF WHO WROTE THE LETTER BUT KNOW NIKKI WILLIAMS ADVISED THEY WERE WORKING ON IT. I TAKE HOMAGE AND OFFENSE THAT YOU WOULD DARE SAY THAT THE WILLIAMS FAMILY DOES NOT HAVE THE EDUCATION TO WRITE A LETTER. WE HAD INFORMATION ON THE BLOG AS WELL. MANY OF US WERE FOLLOWING THIS AND JOE WROTE TO OUR SENATOR BILL MONTFORD AS WELL AS ELIZABETH PORTER’S OFFICE. WE ALSO PROVIDED PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALL THE BUILDINGS, INCLUDING THE CARVER SCHOOL WHICH COULD BE REFURBISHED. MS. TEBO STATED BY RECEIVING HAMILTON COUNTY’S ESTIMATE FOR DEMOLITION, THE TOWN COULD RECEIVE 25 POINTS…AND I BELIEVE THE AMOUNT WAS $160,000 RATHER THAN $200,000 (TEBO LIED THAT IT WAS ONLY $25,000 AND WE CALLED THE COUNTY AND THEY VERIFIED THE AMOUNT but then stated THE SENATOR’S OFFICE HAD GIVEN US $200,000 for that)) WHICH TOOK THE $600,000 AMOUNT DOWN SUBSTANTIALLY. ONLY A FRAME BUILDING COULD BE BUILT AND IT WOULD NOT SERVE AS A SHELTER FOR A MERE $400,000. BUT THE CARVER SCHOOL COULD BE FIXED PROBABLY FOR THAT AMOUNT IF WE COULD ALL GET TOGETHER.. ABOUT THIS AND THE STATE VIEWED THE SCHOOL WE WERE TOLD FROM ANOTHER SOURCE. JOE NOT ONLY WROTE LETTERS TO MS. TEBO ABOUT SAVING THE CARVER SCHOOL, BUT MS. TEBO WROTE BACK AND SAID WE HAD NO SAY. THE TOWN OWNED THE BUILDING AND THE TOWN COULD DO WHAT IT WISHED TO DO WITH THAT BUILDING……OF COURSE THE CITIZENS HAVE NO RIGHTS IN MS. TEBO’S EYES.
Ms. Tebo said that she didn’t even think she gave Ms. Brown, a copy of that letter at all but that Ms. Brown may have read it when she came into Tebo’s office. Ms. Tebo stated she put in a CDBG’ application in to build a community center on the site of the old Carver School, which she stated is a black school which has been abandoned for many, many years and it’s been left to fall apart in Tebo’s words.
Ms. Tebo stated “There’s one family in town, the Williams’ family, that thinks that it can be rehabbed. Everybody else wants it demolished. The School board gave it to the town for the purpose of building a community center, recreation or storm shelter”
WRONG AGAIN MS. TEBO! WE HEARD FROM A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE OUTRAGED THAT THE CARVER SCHOOL BUILDING WOULD HAVE BEEN DEMOLISHED, ESPECIALLY SINCE IT IS A HISTORIC SITE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
After discussing the hearings somewhat to the Attorney, Ms. Tebo stated “And Nicole Williams is, I want to say, Anita’s best friend and I think they’re related also. She (referring to Rivers) was very upset by it and acted like she didn’t know that we had intended on tearing down the school and building, although Ms. Williams was at the first public hearing.
LET IT BE KNOWN THAT WHEN WE ORDERED THE CDBG APPLICATION, IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE NOTICED THAT THE TOWN RECEIVED A LETTER FROM HAMILTON COUNTY STATING THE COST TO HAVE THE BUILDING DEMOLISHED. THERE WAS NO MENTION OF IT IN THE MEETINGS, HEARINGS NOR BY A COUPLE OF PEOPLE WHO WERE PART OF THE CITIZEN’S TASK FORCE WHO ARE FEARFUL OF TAKING A STAND. THAT APPEARS TO BE A PROBLEM IN WHITE SPRINGS. MOST PEOPLE ARE FEARFUL OF SPEAKING OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE SEEN WHAT JOE GRIFFIN AND I HAVE GONE THROUGH WHEN WE FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS. THIS TOWN IS BECOMING MORE CORRUPT EACH DAY AND THE LIES ARE BECOMING ALARMINGLY CONTINUOUS.
Ms. Tebo contended that shortly after she submitted the CDBG application to the department of economic opportunity, she received the protest letter that was hand-delivered by Nicole Williams. It was then stated by Ms. Tebo that it was so technical in nature, and she has seen her handwriting, that she knew it wasn’t written by her. “But Nicole Williams is very close to Helen Miller, and Helen would have the knowledge to do that.
- TEBO FULL WELL KNOWS THAT WE HAD INFORMATION ON THE BLOG ABOUT THIS ENTIRE SCENARIO ABOUT DEMOLISHING THE CARVER SCHOOL AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON MY AND JOE GRIFFIN’S FACEBOOK (ONLY FRIENDS CAN VIEW MINE AND NICOLE WILLIAMS IS A FRIEND AS IS ANITA RIVERS ARE FRIENDS ON MY FACEBOOK) HOW CAN TEBO BLAME HELEN MILLER FOR EVERYTHING WHICH TRANSPIRES BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY PUT DOWN THE INTELLEGENCE AND INTEGRITY OF ANY AND ALL OF THE WILLIAMS FAMILY.
Stacy continued as she loves to talk about herself “I don’t know. It’s possible that I probably said, “Dib;t talk about this in front of Anita, “ because I know how close she is with Nicole Williams.
When Attorney Larkin inquired as to whether Ms. Tebo ever in the past instructed or suggested to Tonja Brown that she not talk about some issues in front of Ms. Rivers? Ms. Tebo replied that it was the only thing she can think of off the top of her head just because that was such a sore spot. She then stated under oath, “And I guess, from what I heard from just people, because they all seemed to have lived here a long time, that her family, Nicole Williams’ family, has been so stuck on that idea of rebuilding those ruins, and they fight like crazy against anybody who wants to remove the eye sore and build something there.”
MS TEBO DOESN’T SPEAK TO A LOT OF PEOPLE NOR DOES SHE EVER VISIT OUR BUSINESSES IN TOWN. EVEN SOME OF THE TASK FORCE PEOPLE ADMITTED THEY WERE TOLD BY THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT A COMMUNITY CENTER WOULD BE BUILT. NOT ONLY THE WILLIAMS WERE UPSET WHEN THEY FOUND OUT THE CARVER SCHOOL WAS GOING TO BE DEMOLISHED AFTER WE SECURED THE APPLICATION, BUT MANY MORE. IT IS THEIR BLACK HERITAGE AND LIKE LIBERALS ARE GETTING RID OF STATUES, YOU, MS. TEBO ARE TAKING AWAY THEIR HISTORY AND HERITAGE.