From: Sharon Beard [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 3:40 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Comments; email@example.com;
We are a small bank. We
were operating in four rural counties. We branched into a neighboring
county that is also a rural county. The county on the other side of
that county is a highly populated county with many large banks.
Therefore, the county that we branched into is included in their MSA.
Because of that we now come under HUMDA. Our new branch is only $16
million in deposits and we operate only in these five rural sparsely
populated counties. We cant afford the staff that the large banks
operating in the highly populated county can. This is a real regulatory
burden. It would really save us time and money if the regulations could
offer an exception for this situation, where we dont operate in the
highly populated counties that created the MSA in the first place.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Joel C. Clements
Chairman, President and CEO
First State Bank