“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
Submitted by Name: Amazed at the incompetence of Jan V From: Madison,in
Comments: Jan V acts like she has all the answers to move this City forward. Her solutions include more Hollywood Movie Productions, increase employment via some sort of vague barge business, and more promotion for the Historic District. These ideas are far fetched with no strategy on how to achieve any of the three. Come on Jan, Sweat Pete, Camille, and David Terrell. Do you really think we are going to vote for this? I thought you people could put together a better campaign than this. It really makes each player in the Jan V for Mayor camp self serving and highly incompetent. All ego and not one solution. Kinda sad Oldmadison readers don't ya think?
Added: May 22, 2015 09:09:23 PM
Submitted by Name: jj
Comments: Project Lead the Way= Elementary schools having to use it this year. Having to have STEM based lessons. Buying kits for hundreds of dollars from the Bolinger company. 3 kits for a classroom $500 a kit
Added: May 22, 2015 08:25:11 PM
Submitted by Name: D&R
Comments: There's no dems or repubs in this town. The fights between doing things the good ole way behind closed doors, hiring buddies, lying, hiding the truth and keeping others down vs doing things in public, getting info out there, including people and letting everybody not just a few have a say or get involved.
If party politics mattered Jones and Henderson wouldn't be such Welch arse kissers and Berrys tea party promises wouldnt disappear as fast as the dollars he approves Welch to spend. Flint and Crook are from the same party- the rip off- scam and steal from the public party.
Added: May 22, 2015 06:26:19 PM
Submitted by Name: driver
Comments: It's a nice day out. Everyone is out. 90% are driving like fools. Be careful.
Added: May 22, 2015 03:20:18 PM
Submitted by Name: parent
Comments: Our elected school board members are held accountable just like any other elected official. There are times when you must allow a leader to lead and then there are times when you must say enough is enough.
This school board has given leniency to a superintendent which is hell bent on whipping up a support staff which drinks the proverbial kool-aid and abides by her authoritarian rule. I am NOT being represented by the school board, I am being disenfranchised by their incompetent attitudes. There is NO explanation for their stances on issues, there is NO discussion concerning my children or their education. It is just a bunch of YES,YES,YES and another YES.
I have a good friend who's daughter plays softball for Switz. Co. I went to the Swiss- Madison game and my friend asked what the hell was going on with Madison schools? I asked what she meant and she responded, " I hear y'all are going under because your superintendent is a B." I told her that I couldn't deny the super being a B but the schools are doing fine in spite of her lack of leadership.
Thanks Ginger for making us the talk of southern Indiana.
Added: May 22, 2015 01:50:09 PM
Submitted by Name: SCHITTY COUNCIL
Comments: So did Rick Berry the great flip flopper and now candidate for city clerk vote to do something illegal? Theres some type of contract floating around that the head of the Walnutters doesn't want anyone to know about or see. Shes beetchin big time about having been asked by someone to see the contract and says its none of the public's business that the project is done by private citizens.
So my question is why did city council fund a private citizens personal project? Since the donor doesn't own the land and the Walnutters cant get citizens to give money to their personal project, what the heck is city council doing giving money to a statue fund that isn't a statue anymore its a "bust" for a park that doesn't exist? And since the bust is going to cost more than 75 thousand supposedly, then who is signing to pay the rest of the money that's due for the statue that's not a statue that goes in the park that's not yet a public park that the public doesn't have any right to know anything about but has to pay for and the non of the public's business, public park is supposed to be on land that belongs to someone besides the guy that's going to donate it?
Which brings me back to my Rick Berry comment. Isn't it illegal for city council and the mayor to sign a contract to spend money they haven't publicly appropriated? Or am I imagining something?
Added: May 22, 2015 12:28:00 PM
Submitted by Name: city watcher From: madison
Comments: if you piece together various pieces of major contract spending over the past few years, it seems democrat consultant flint is and has been running the city for some time, aided and abetted by republican stalwart crookie. interesting stuff.
Added: May 22, 2015 09:30:51 AM
Submitted by Name: Resignation Time
Comments: Reading comments here about the bullying that our school superintendent is doing and hearing it directly from the mouths of teachers and others, it is time for all the school board members but Kring to resign.
You have a hostile workplace throughout the MCS system. You have incompetent people in administration roles on Wilson Avenue. When you finally get your rear ends sued and sued and sued and you lose, what are you going to tell people? Maybe LeCour and Carl will tell everyone again they are going to get Bolinger under control. I guess it is easier to lie than provide true leadership.
It's bad folks, very, very bad.
Added: May 22, 2015 09:57:43 AM
Submitted by Name: Tami
Comments: Mr. Flint is funded through the city via the mayors office. To my knowledge the city council never approved a line item for Flints services. However the mayor pays him from any of a variety of what some call "slush funds" the city council set aside for Damon's discretionary use. The Walnut Street Inititative has limited public support and has only gathered about 10 thousand in private donation from the reported somewhere between 40 and 90ish thousand pledges.
Perhaps Flint is doing it free. It's also possible Jb will never use the word arsehole again and city council will at some point learn to listen to Pete.
Added: May 22, 2015 08:59:42 AM
Submitted by Name: more questions
Comments: What about the $90,000+ the city holds for Jan V. that was never spent on the city bicentennial celebration years ago like it was supposed to be? citizens short changed again! Where did all that money come from anyway? Jan was recently overheard saying the park and statue bust did not meet the criteria to get her money. The WSI wants that money so bad! Royer did agree to donate one of those unused parking lots to WSI but has not been transferred yet. It will happen in time. where did all those thousands of dollars Jan V. has left over from the celebration come from? Why wouldn't they want it paid back all these years after it was not spent as intended?