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Very interesting public notice in today's paper.
"Notice to Taxpayers of Jefferson County Commissioners request for additional funds.

Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Jefferson County, Indiana that the proper legal officers of the County Council meet in the Commissioner's office of the Courthouse at 300 East Main Street, Madison, Indiana at 5PM Monday December 22, 2014 and will consider the following additional request from a government office."

It then lists several transfer of funds. The one that stands out is:

.Gaming Revenue/ Historic $25,079.13 to JCIDC/Casino $25,079.13.

Yes, that's moving just over $25,000 from the Historic Fund to a JCIDC fund if County Council approves the Commissioners request next Monday.


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The vote to elect Mindy to the city council was fixed in the same manner the vote to defeat the ILA was - Mindy met with the members of the Republican Central Committee prior to the vote. The five who ran against her knew that going in, they were simply serving notice that she wasn't going to dance into the council unchallenged and from there to the mayoral nomination. The same will happen prior to the primary. Mindy and Damon will not be the only choices for the Republican office for mayor.
And the claim that she is holding on to the chairmanship trying to get favorable to her candidates for the council, dream on. Who is she going to get, David Carlow, Carl Glesing, and her other buddies on the committee?


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Show me where you spend your money and I'll show you where your priorities lie.

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Correcting the Record--in response to your comments regarding Mrs. McGee's election to City Council at the caucus earlier this year: no, the results were not unanimous. Two other candidates, myself included, received votes. I was not present at the caucus, but my pollwatcher certified the results for me.

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Sorry for the typing errors the other day, but as of today I am still waiting for a response from Ms. Imel or another representative to inform us why certain MCS employees aren't important enough to be included in the MCS health insurance plan. Sure, they say they ignore the "Forum", when most likely they visit often, but to post on here would bust their pride and expose their loyalty to the "Forum". So, that's okay, they have no idea how many citizens do read on here and see the ignorant and care less attitude side of our School Board. This is just another case that they care only about their family's welfare and thats it. To you bus drivers and others that got treated like dirt, you are a liability MCS. Your family's personal welfare is the least concern of the School Board's worries. Schrubs and painted curbs are more important than you having health insurance. I have an idea for a new referendum......... health insurance for the left-out employees and that is it. Shame on you Boilinger and School Board, you are an embarrassment to Madison for your self greed. Gee,I wonder if someone hates me today?

P.S. JB, great 27 second clip, shows the brain power put into re-hiring Ms. Bolinger


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McGee should have resigned when she dropped the ball on the absentee ballots. She darn near cost some good candidates the election. Saying she'll get around to resigning when she is ready paints a good picture of exactly what McGee is about. McGee and Welch are the same sort of arrogant know it alls who dont have one bit of manners between them.

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MIA: Ive not heard from Candidate McGee lately so part of the reason I have not posted on her behalf is I have no idea what her views are on particular subjects. I will not speak for a candidate or official but am glad to help them post their views & will do so even when those views differ from mine. However in the interest of fairness to the candidate & readers I disclose whether or not forum trending is for or against their particular view prior to their post. For the record, JB has insisted that all candidates have a fair opportunity to share their honest opinion & pertinent facts. But he has refused to allow several candidates & officials to post misleading information or lies. Ms. McGee has always been welcome.

However, I will say that the person posting under McGoo, did not serve Candidate McGees benefit at all. It appears as if the intent was to use round about conversation & humor to say candidates should disregard media comments. I hope the contributor regretted the "joke". The person posting as "Correcting the Record" also had good intentions, however poorly placed. As pointed out it is clearly impossible to set the record straight on something that has yet to occur.

What I will say is that in a community that is 51% female we need to realize that half of our good candidate options are female. To dismiss, ignore or insult the group is be similar to those radical Islamic countries that so many in this country disdain. We can not afford to loose half of the available candidates when we have so few willing to run in the first place. Politics/community activism are mine fields for women, who will in the exact same moment be too beautiful, or too "butch" depending on who is evaluating hair, make-up & apparel. Just listen to Ms Imel as she makes issue of the school superintendents appearance. I was considering asking Ms Imel for her expert fashion review of Carl Glesing but decided there were more important issues on which to focus. I want to assure Ms.Imel that I really didn't notice the superintendents appearance but now that shes brought it up; I dont truly find her all that attractive. Therefore, in case there is any doubt by any school board member, I cast my vote based on such things as honesty, integrity, ability to motivate community support, intelligence & performance.

In closing, perhaps some believe we should begin discussing our male candidates particular "endowments" or lack there of in order to evaluate all candidates with the same measuring stick. We could continue to discuss a woman's beauty, a males earning ability, a woman's apparel, a mans "endowment". Perhaps Ms. Imel could moderate this important debate. We could also continue to dance around the fact that at least two posts intended to help Ms.McGee did just the opposite. Its unfortunate for us all. The forum is a wonderful source of information & informed opinion, but it is not for the weak of heart & unsteady pen. Please say what needs to be said in as direct a manner as possible & never-ever underestimate the power of political satire & sarcasm.


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Dear Record theres no broad party support for Mcgee. Let me guess you skipped going to church this morning didn't you? You could also ask Crook and his cronies if they support Mcgee. You can find them at that big building on the corner of West and Main. If you get lost just ask someone to point to city hall.

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Sunday afternoon at the movies:



If you really want to know.


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Missing from the Saturday report in paper on the JCIDC presentation at County Commissioners and asking for renewal oftheir contract was the addition of a two item addendum.

One item was for more detailed invoices stating specifically what work was being done, when, and by whom

The other item, and is very important, is an indemnification clause. In the past if JCIDC did something that brought monetary damages while working for the County or even City of Madison, the governmental bodies had to cover it. This would change that and JCIDC would have to provide proof that they had indemnification insurance.

Those two items were at the suggestion of Warren Auxier. JCIDC will now look at the addendum and most likely return at the next meeting to say yes or no and finalize the process a new contract or say no to the addendum.

BTW, both Mayor Welch and Bob Cooke were at the County Commissioners meeting.

Tomorrow, Monday, Madison Board of Works meets at 11:30.. Since no agenda has been posted online, it is only my speculation that a contract with JCIDC for 2015 might be on it. We will also find out if that is correct, if the City will also ask for an indemnification clause from JCIDC and much more specific invoices for services rendered.


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