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“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”



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Well, if we defeat Pietrykowski, that solves two of our problems as Commissioners Shaefer and Little would select a new, presumably Republican County attorney. That would rid us of Goering. So long as dipshit Brandon is not under consideration as County attorney, everything would be hunky dorry. Its very likely Alison Frazier will be unemployed; even with her faults she would be better than Goering or Taylor (Jenner etal have enough fingers in enough pies, especially as they will own both judges)

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Tonite's City Council budget session lasted over 3 hours. First hour was solely on the Parks budget. However, it was more about one employee being scheduled for a 6% salary increase while the rest of the employees would get a standard 1.5% citywide.

Councilman Henderson had problems with 6% for one. He did say he knew the person and that person works very hard..but difficult to pick one out and not another. Councilperson McGee brought up metrics for a job. Defined job description with goals and expectations and reporting on whether an employee met those goals and expectations. Other councilpersons agreed including Hodges, Lee, Berry, Backus and Henderson.that these metrics are needed. It was great to see them want metrics. It's a start!

There were a lot of questions throughout the night about line items from most of the Council..what they were for and so on. That's not saying that some things won't slide through..but they were asking questions.

Best line of the night. Councilperson McGee was asking aboutwhat some line item was late in the session and Bob Cooke responded 'We understand that you don't trust us."

That and all of the budget session including a very interesting hour long discussion at the beginning on employee metrics will be on the Madison TV-15 website this weekend and I believe it will be shown tomorrow around 7PM. I'll try to lock down specific time later.


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Now we're getting to the heart of the matter, dirty politicians and their crooked attorneys.

important question 1: what fund did the mayor take the money for the riverfront, illegal "bank improvements"? Just guessing here but when you've got liars as big as Welch and a crook as big as Crook backed up by one of the poster boys for sleaze bag attorneys courtesy of Jenner unlawful firm you can bet something's being stolen, shifted or "accidentally" taken from an account that was dedicated to something else. It's worth finding out- you can bet the grant falsification, lying to council, faking paper work and using stooges Greeves and Carlow on Board of Works to help spread the blame hasn't stopped. Follow the money- that's what leads to FBI and federal charges for misusing tax dollars. Chase down DNR for run off fines, corp of Engineers for permit violations (welch refused to get them) and go ahead and call IDEM- because they're real familiar with our local habit of polluting the Ohio.

Important question 2: where are the appraisals for Damon's Dirt Pile? City can't buy anything without the appraisals. So what'd they say- who did them? Wonder if the board of Works is going to go along like they do with JCIDC. Remember Carlow was "satisfied" with their work. I'm just waiting for the super special meeting. Every time Damon calls one- Greves and Carlow end up being stooges and the joke of the entire town.


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Welch isn't smart enough to do what he takes credit for doing. He has helpers and I'm not talking Little Andy Forrestor- I'm talking Peitrokowski, Crook and Cash. When you add those 3 with Welch you get one big giant cluster yuck. Welch the dumb, dishonest Christain wanna be, Peitrokowski is the financially inept, lying arse kisser, Crook is the brains and kickback king while Cash is so stupid he has to go to the county attorney to be told what lies to throw out. Toss in Jenner for truly incompetent legal advise and add one crooked, unethical county attorney and you have a half dozen dirty politicians and their legal henchmen. Madison and Jefferson County is a joke. One big dirty, sleazy joke.

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Lets see

One large dozer five days for compacting
500 tons of riprap stone
Placement of riprap stone
Installation of plastic screen at bottom of dirt

Looks like about $15-$25000 to clean up Damon's mess down at the river.

Kind of reminds me of when mayor Huntington had a new bridge put in across Crooked Creek next to the old saddle factory, then when they were done the contractor "discovered" the bank was unstable and the city coughed up another $75000.

Crooked Creek, a pretty good name for what goes on in Madison, wouldn't you say?

See you all Weds at the BPW special meeting.


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Damn Cub, sorry I asked. I think my call in the morning will be to the Indy Star. This town is a sad,sad soap opera. One would think the Boykin scam would have been an eye opener to our local establishment. Instead of learning a lesson about the fallout from the art of deception, we seem to have gone the other way. Our administration seems to be interested in how much they can get away with. We are either crooks or stupid. Then again we just may be stupid crooks.

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Any idea what the special Board of Public Works Weds evening is for? Or should I ask, what lucky friend of Damon's is getting a fat contract without first notifying the City Council?

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A special Board of Works meeting has been called for Wednesday at 11:30AM.

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So this whole alley thing has been a scam from the very beginning. Starting with the conception where someone is going to make a buck off it to the finished project where a business owner wants to do the same upon completion. What the Hell? Shouldn't this be front page news, isn't it illegal? How much more must we endure, can't wait to see what else is just around the corner.

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Reporter, the organization that gave the alley grant was OCRA (Office of Community and Rural Affairs), a branch of Indiana State government. If you go to the State of Indiana website, you will find the contact information, however..........the grant was given in March. Last year, the Director was quietly removed to Ball State.(this was David Terrell, a former Midcor director who some members of a local loan committee wanted to influence by giving his wife a Madison loan after she skipped out on a previous debt) Then his replacement and assistant both abruptly wrote one sentence letters of resignation and left them on their desks before disappearing into the night. I do not know if the alley grant was made before or after these two got out before the were axed (or worse). Check the Indy Star for the dates of their departure.
OCRA has not been the most ethical of state agencies.


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