“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
Submitted by Name: Larry Henry
Comments: As reported earlier, the Madison Parks Board is having a special meeting tomorrow (Thursday) night at 5:30PM to consider a claim from the Walnut Street Initiative.
This was voted on last night (Tuesday) by City Council and approved with a 5-2 vote. Backus and McGee voted no on $6,000 of a promised $30,000 by Mayor Welch to be given to the Walnut Street Initiative now.
The Board of Works has now called a special meeting Friday at 1:30PM to consider a claim from the Walnut Street Initiative Fund.
Added: May 20, 2015 04:56:01 PM
Submitted by Name: Schools From: Madison
Comments: Another good job Madison school system. They apparently do not notify parents when their children are being given the * * *-ed talk. I don't have a problem with it but I am sure there were some that did. I think it would be appropriate to notify the parents beforehand in case they wanted to have any discussions with their children and I think it would be appropriate to notify us so that we know what was discussed with our children.
Added: May 20, 2015 01:23:17 PM
Submitted by Name: What in the world is going on?
Comments: I have heard these rumblings: the MCHS Dean of Students is leaving; the MCHS principal's contract has not been renewed. There have been at least 6 added administrative positions to the GSB crew. There are multiple good teachers retiring. What is going on? Is GSB so angry about losing the referendum that she is systematically destroying MCS from the inside? Did she wrangle the extension only to force a larger buy-out hoping the board will fire her? How much longer is the board going to sit around and watch this train wreck?
Added: May 20, 2015 12:15:52 PM
Submitted by Name: ?
Comments: Is it true city council decided to fund "emergency" funding for a bust or statue for a park that doesn't exist.
Added: May 20, 2015 01:28:28 PM
Submitted by Name: Muncie worker
Comments: Schools, it is not true the principal was retiring. Actually it was quite the opposite. She was making plans for the future with personnel the day she left. In spite of her illness and treatment she was staying positive about her condition. That is why her staff supported her unconditionally. This was a witch hunt and nothing else. Bolinger couldn't stand the thought of someone in her employ receiving that amount of loyalty and dedication. Bolinger perceived her as a threat and set her up! Rumor has it that Frazier was at Muncie every morning recording her arrival times. Can you say harassment?
Added: May 20, 2015 12:57:18 PM
Submitted by Name: Raining idiots
Comments: It's pouring arse holes and raining idiots in Jefferson County these days.
Clearly Welch and his redevelopment henchman county council pres. Joe Craig waited to launch the latest scam on tax payers. This time they waited til after primary to announce they intend to keep taking more than a million combined from both city and county general tax funds to give to their favorite neighborhood- hilltop industry. They concocted the idea for TIF to pay 25 thousand a year on a bond for a city wide sewer project. Craig and Welch both planned on telling the public it would lower the amount sewer rates are jacked up. But as it turns out nobody's gonna back em up on that lie.
Any body know if the rumors true about the mayor cornering some little old guy after city council, gettin in his face and screaming at him?
As far as the school Glesings a lying drunk- and everybody keeps talking about how ugly inside and out Bolinger is. There's another rumor skrewing around about the madam. She must be just as bad at that as she is at superintending. Seems she can't do either job right.
Added: May 20, 2015 08:55:42 AM
Submitted by Name: schools From: Madison
Comments: Is it true that the EO Muncie principal was scheduled to retire at the end of the school year? If so, that is really crappy to force someone to resign that is very ill and only weeks away from retirement.
Added: May 20, 2015 09:10:55 AM
Submitted by Name: tourist
Comments: Kick'em while they are down! Yea, welcome to Madison!
Added: May 20, 2015 08:19:20 AM
Submitted by Name: No Compassion
Comments: Watched video of MCS Board meeting. I too saw what an earlier poster noted about Glesing being upset that Mr. Kring would dare ask any questions at a meeting.
I also noted though earlier that Mr. Kring asked Bolinger if there was a better way to handle the dismissal of the EO MUncie principal. Kring talked about the principal's cancer treatment and how the various drugs and treatments for it can cause one to behave differently. While Kring was showing compassion..Bolinger sounded almost PO'd that anyone would dare challenge her.
Not saying that the principal may not have done some things wrong but Bolinger showed no compassion for a person going through a life-threatening situation. Yeah, this is a person that should be overseeing the education of children.
Added: May 20, 2015 06:07:50 AM
Submitted by Name: vy
Comments: THANKS so much for posting about the stolen bike, JB. Apparently the police saw either your page or someone else's post and made a good ID on the bike (with rider) near Presidential Estates. The bike has been returned to the owner and he will try to photo ID the guy in the next day or so. Appreciate your help. HUGS!!!