Monday, March 30, 2015

Greensboro City Manager colluding with Sam Simpson and Bonnie Renfro on Nancy Vaughan's Megasite talking points

"From: Westmoreland, Jim

To: "Bonnie Renfro"  Cc: Sam Simpson

Subject: Talking Points / Conflict this afternoon

Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:58:24 AM

Bonnie, you have a set of talking points or general overview of the mega site project I can provide to the Mayor in case she is contacted by the media.

Please advise.

Jim Westmoreland, PE, City Manager
City of Greensboro
300 W. Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-3136"
Bonnie Renfro is the President of the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation
"Sam" Simpson Commercial

1401 Sunset Drive, Suite B Greensboro, NC 27408
Mayor - Nancy Vaughan

902 Sunset Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408
Agenda; March 4, 2015, 10 am
324 W. Wendover, Greensboro


Greensboro Utilities...Jim Westmoreland

Establishment of Entity for Site Control...Jim Melvin

Property Status...Sam Simpson

NCDOT...Jed McMillan

Environmental Assessment...Bonnie Renfro

NC Railroad...Jim Melvin / Darrell Frye

State Leadership Support...Jim Melvin

Greenville / Spartanburg Visit...Bonnie Renfro

Other Items

Public relations & marketing

Develop comprehensive cost, timeline, funding plan

Certification process

Contacts: Jeannette Goldsmith

...NCRR has asked Goldsmith Strategy to evaluate and assess the available mega sites in North Carolina.


Investment for automotive assembly facilities can range from $500 million to $1 billion. Approximately 80% of this investment will consist of personal property (machinery and equipment), while 20% will be investment in real property.

20% of $1 billion is $200,000,000 for "real property".



Estimated volume required: 1,500,000 gallons per day

Municipal system required


Estimated volume required: 1,500,000 gallons per day

Municipal system required
John Hammer; "Mayor Nancy Vaughan had said that Melvin didn't have any personal investment in the area that it was all Bryan Foundation money."

Conflict of Interest Watch; "Next stage of megasite effort will be 'a different conversation'

Greensboro-Liberty Megasite Ripoff; Former Mayor Robbie Perkins told Randolph County Greensboro was in

Compare Sam Simpson and Zack Matheny's current exploits to; 12/31/13; "Robbie Perkin's 9,000 acres, Project Haystack, "Incentives" and the Rhino Times"

Minutes from the "Public Hearing and Consideration of Purchase of Real Estate in Conjunction with the proposed Greensboro-Liberty Mega Site"

Zack Matheny and Mike Barber need to recuse themselves from the Megasite Water and Sewer

Updated; Who would be stupid enough to spend $22.5 million to get water and sewer to a Megasite, about 10 miles away from another that already has it?