“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
Submitted by Name: River Vaughn
Comments: @Jerry Tatman. Thanks for making my point. I agree, it is a beautiful sight to behold, such a mansion.. Built in the historic district apparently without the approval of the board. The historic cr@p is a joke.
Added: July 31, 2015 09:02:34 PM
Submitted by Name: Cable board
Comments: Who's letting for profits advertise on local cable 15channel? Who's on the board and why are they letting someone who's running for city council air their info commercials for donuts and show their logo?
Added: July 31, 2015 08:11:12 PM
Submitted by Name: Consultant Money
Comments: Hey Scam..isn't that "favorite road consultant" going to gross a cook 100K for for that? THink I heard he got a 4 year deal..after a deal was done.
I heard from others that same "consultant" is taking away at least 100K of city money this year. Talk about a drop in the bucket.
Added: July 31, 2015 04:43:19 PM
Submitted by Name: milliondollarscam
Comments: That $255,000 set aside for the IN56/Main St is just the first of 4 installments to bring the total up to a $1 million contingency fund to maintain Hanover Hill down to US 421. What is that you say, 4 x 255,000 equals $1,020,000? You forget about the mayor's favorite roads consultant. And yes, it includes IN 56 down Hanover Hill which is in the county - the annexation is a done deal, just waiting until after the election this November to make it official. Wow, what a great deal - we get 1/10th mile direct route from the Milton-Madison bridge to IN 56 that adds zero jobs, will bring zero economic development, will make several landowners very, very very $$$$ happy; and INDOT gets rid of a very high maintenance stretch of highway plus serveral stop lights. Smooth move Damon and Mike. Do you think the governor is looking forward to some nice campaign donations from contractors?-naw he wouldn't do that, only small time petty mayors who pray before council meetings get campaign donations from engineering and consulting firms.
Added: July 31, 2015 04:25:07 PM
Submitted by Name: Jerry Tatman From: Madison
Comments: Demolished, I would agree with you. Ben Canidas NEW home is a very well and nicely built home. It is staggering in size, highly detailed with mouldings, brick, masonry, overhangs, windows, concrete walls, etc. No expense was spared whatsoever on that home. Its a beautiful home, very pleasing to the eye and not many in this county are being built to that caliber these days. So for the ones who complain about it study it a bit more before comparing it to another one next door or on another street. Huge differences are highly evident. I commend him for the passion and drive he has and getting the other place removed and that home built even if he did have to go around or over the Historic Board. He is one of the very few who created his very own economic development plan for months on end as he has had many crews employed downtown on this project.
Added: July 31, 2015 02:39:52 PM
Submitted by Name: Demolished
Comments: Ben Canida had requested permission to tear down an inconsequential small brick building in the historic district near the lumber mill antique mall. The hysterical board denied the application. Canida filed with the state and a year later the building was torn down. In its place is a much larger , nicer home with energy efficient features which fits well with the surrounding neighborhood except for a few run down- overgrown shanties near by. The thing I look at is how much more tax revenue is collected on that monster than the dilapidated building the hystericals wanted.
If anyone says the hystericals help economic development just laugh. It's a lie. Those brick layers, plumbers and builders aren't there because of that board. If the board had their way no one would be working because that development wouldnot happen- and the city and county wouldn't be getting 20 times the tax money.
Added: July 31, 2015 02:12:46 PM
Submitted by Name: Mentus From: Madison
Comments: That's "Canida". "Candida" is either:
a) A type of yeast that causes fungal infections or; b) An Abba song
Added: July 31, 2015 09:59:53 AM
Submitted by Name: vaughn drive 2
Comments: River Vaughn, I think the building you are speaking of is a one family residence being built for young Dr. Candida.I cannot imagine a house that size..I wonder if the Hysterical Board gave its approval for this project?
Added: July 31, 2015 03:09:40 AM
Submitted by Name: Mop Bucket
Comments: I know people that work for a custodial contractor at the Honda Plant in Greensburg. When the state comes around and talks about how many people are employed, they include the janitors. When they talk about how high the average wage is for someone at Honda, they exclude the Janitors. They make $9 an hour, no benefits, are treated like children trying to play hooky if they need to take a day off, they get nothing and are treated like nothing. Meanwhile, Honda is not liable for them. They really can't keep help out there, so if you're used to having a reliable janitor cleaning your floors or bathrooms, forget it, they'll make one worker split their time to do the work of two and the hoity-toity's will complain that service isn't as good as it used to be. I won't be surprised if it's not the same outfit they're trying to install...there's a lot of slacking, corruption, sleeping around, and duty-shirking at management in the facility and above. It boils down to Hanover wanting to pay a flat rate for a slave driver to extract one more ounce of effort out of each worker, while treating them like, well, temp workers. And we all know how well that's going for everyone.
Added: July 30, 2015 11:01:52 PM
Submitted by Name: Shortt Changed
Comments: If I understand this correctly..$255,000 is going for Main Street or In-56 this year for the "future" while all the other CURRENT streets in the City of Madison only are going to have a total of $60,000 spent on them???? So screw every citizen in town that DOESN't live on Main Street? Talk about elitism along with stupidity.