A Concerned Resident Has This To Say..

We are very concerned that the mayor is disillusioned about his power in this community.
If we as a city need to cut the budget, then why doesn’t he start by looking at his office budget. He, his assistant, and their secretaries, eat up around $200,000 the last time I checked.  If the city is shrinking like the mayor said in last weeks Press & Guide, then maybe his office needs to downsize as well. I also find it interesting that the mayor is disputing with the treasurer over how much monies are available to the city? In all the years we have lived here, this is the first we’ve really seen the Treasurer come before council

this many times with valid concerns, not just as an employee, but as a citizen as well. Red flags!!!!!!!
We believe the treasurer has always done a fine job, and trust his judgment.
From a concerned resident.

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32 thoughts on “A Concerned Resident Has This To Say..”

  1. Oh, Private, I see you are still in the dreaming stage. I used to be there. I loved it, too. Unfortunately, the reality of life kicks you when and where you least expect it. I’ve lived through several mayors, watched a few of them pull some bummers, some even unknowingly, but this admin takes the cake. I truly believed that our mayor would stand up and show his strengths, and I guess he did, but they were not the ones we needed. I had believed that our city council would get in there and make him do the right things. Not happening. As far as standing up together, to force them all to do what the people want, That’s a good idea, but they have a way of using “divide and conquer” and “smoke and mirrors”. We have hopes that the people will prevail, but the old adage, “You can’t fight city hall” was stated by many who tried.
    I would like to see a round table meeting where each of the admin would be required to answer to the people, up front where all can see.
    Oh, that’s putting me back into the dreaming stage (yawn). Oh, well…

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  2. Unless you are the Mayors brother you do not know him. You think he is good with money? Let him handle yours. He is a convincing liar and the proof is before you. why is the city in the red? You can’t blame the council because they are doing every thing he wants. He has a silver tongue for telling you what you want to hear. The only problem is that it it forked. Look at the facts before you.

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  3. Kim

    I am so sorry to hear about your friend’s daughter. The 22nd is the next meeting at 8:00pm hope to see you there.

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  4. I apologize, I planned on attending the City Council Meeting tomorrow night at 8:00pm but my friend’s daughter passed away over the weekend, only 27 years old, and I will be spending time at the funeral home until the funeral on Wednesday. I have marked my calendar for February 22nd at 8:00pm hoping that is the next meeting? Please let me know if that’s correct. Thank you.

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  5. I left some information on this site yesterday good information that needed to be given and I do not see it here.Can you please explain this to me.Everyone needs to know how this city is being run

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  6. Yes I have heard the same thing about the ordinance officers. That was last week It is going to be afree for all in this city,renters can come and go and the owners of these houses will be able to rent without the city being involved as we only have one officer and can he do the job ,one person in the building dept., so it will be that people will do things in the city without any permission from the city,roofs without permission will be up,cement work done and we can go on and on and we will loose money because no permits will be given out.Is the mayor and his friends going to do this. Another thing we need to start checking on these heads of departments who have vehicles that we pay for , they run home for lunch and how long is their lunch hour ? using our vehicles for their own use. There are so many things we need to start looking out for if we want to save our city.

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  7. Dan

    Have not heard anything about the Ordinance Officers lately. What I do know is that the city lays several off during the winter months and has one working through the winter. The ordinance officer would tag people with ordinance violations not sure how far they go about C/O. Blight would be a thing that the ordinance officer would be giving tickets for and should.

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  8. as for leaving one person in building I would hope that changes. I heard that after March they may only have one ordinance officer. That will be great when grass season starts. I thought that Ordinance was getting business done for the Building Dept. Here they were tagging people left and right with ordinance violations for no C/O and rentals/blight

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  9. Let’s see the Mayor handled the incinerator project that is still going on with all the lawyer fees and just breaking even on buying the property We are not going to come out ahead there. Then there are the cost of all the houses in the nsp program that are over inflated run by the Mayor’s office. Then we can venture on to the negotiations of the drop program, that is going to cost the tax payers a bundle. And last but not least the hidden Million dollars(1,000,000) in a different bank account the treasurer wasn’t aware of. Yes the Mayor is good with money,
    SPENDING IT. It is the tax payers money. If he wants to continue making bad investments he can use his own money.

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  10. Private, wake up and smell the coffee. The Mayor is a convincing liar. I have had a few closed door meetings with him and he is a liar.

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  11. Are you all aware of the fact that byApril 22nd there will only 1 person in the Building department but Krisy has a part time person working the the Mayors office. They did not lay off the employee in the building department they terminated her . Our city is going to run its self. How is one person going to handle this job ? Is the council aware of this and if they are they need to look into all of this. All of you in the departments be careful you will next and this city will be run by the mayor and his click————-actualy it basicly is already.All these years of living here I am verry nervous of what is going happen to us and our city

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  12. Anxious,
    I agree! We do need to band together and fight for our city. Join us on February 8th, 8:00pm, City Council Meeting. Let’s use that night to see where we stand and how to proceed.

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  13. We have known this for a long time but what can be done? My concern is that they using up our tax money. There is no money for this no money for that. Now they are getting rid of peoples positions but not of his special ones .They need to get rid of alot of things as an example K’s car.We pay for her fuel upkeep,insurance on and on. and she is not the only one. Our money lets not forget this !!!!! Come On Lets band together.The more of us together the stronger we will be.

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  14. When is the next City Council Meeting and what time? I say we all try to attend and decide amoungst us how to force these issues to be addressed and questions to be answered. I really am tired of watching the City I’ve lived in most of my life be run in to the ground and the people responsible not being held accountable for their actions. The squeaky wheel, eventually, gets the grease!

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  15. anxious

    To band together is the best thing that can be done more people need to watch and talk about the council meetings. More people need to get the agenda packets from the clerks offices and find out just what the council is voting on. We need to keep in contact with our council members either by phone or by email. Several of the council members are on Facebook this is a great way to get people together I may just start a Facebook group for residents with concerns. I would hope if you watched the council meeting it would not matter if you are a fan of the mayor or not. You can agree that the handling of the NSP program is a disaster. I will be the first to say no one is perfect, but when you have made a mistake what is the problem with admitting that mistake and trying to fix it. To for ever denying you did anything and to never admit you might need help or have to change things is only making things worse. I would like the thinking process of this administration to turn back to the needs of the city. City First not My Reputation First. The never wanting to talk about anything publicly at our city council meetings. The constant hiding things never wanting the residents to know what is going on has to stop.

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  16. I agree with Kim but instead of all this complaining about all this lets get up and do something. I have lived in this city since 1965 and have dealt with quite a few mayors and never one like this and that includes the people that work with him. We need to band together we may not agree with each other about certain things but I think we can agree that all this that is going on is not the proper thing. Lets get together and show these people in charge in this city that we will not take this any more . We want the truth , and the ones who work for us do the job the way it should be done It is a mess and this pointing at this one and another. We need an investigation done on all this .Please lets get together to reclaim our city the way it was before this man became our mayor it may not have been perfect but I think it was better than this.

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  17. Hey private, I think Secret meant “educaucate” as in, get informed of what is going on, NOT get an education!
    Also, these nicknames are getting confusing.

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  18. I disagree, Private. The mayor is not a very bright person, never has been. I know the Mayor, Barrow, Miotke and Riley far better than you know. All but Riley need to go!! This city has been going down hill for a while now. We need new blood in there!

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  19. Secret,
    I am very educated, successful and know all the people that we are talking about very well (probably better then you and anyone else on this site) so I don’t need to wake up. I have talked to the Mayor and Riley and I admit Riley does do a good job, but when it comes to money there is nobody better then the Mayor. Just because you do not agree with what I have to say does not make me an idiot, but actually makes you sound like the idiot!

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  20. Secret

    You are right Riley is a money man if he wanted to be mayor he would run and win. I do not think “Private” sounds like an idiot just expressing their opinion that is their right. I explained that Treasurer Riley did his report off camera and the Mayor answered the report on camera and was insulting to Riley in the process. Let us not forget that the mayor first mentioned the 1 million dollars that he has access to at this meeting. This money he said can be used to balance the budget. The mayor did not tell Treasurer Riley about this million dollars. Just another way to embarrass someone he does not like on camera that is nothing new here.

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  21. Also Don Barrow. He’s needs to be looked in to. The City Comptroller is totally incompetent! Alot of mishandling on his part along with Mitoke and the mayor. You’ll be surprised.

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  22. Private, the mayor is the person ruining this city! Wake up!!! Riley is a money man with no intention of running for mayor. Please educate yourself. You sound like an idiot!

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  23. The Mayor is the person who is keeping this city afloat not Riley or the Council. Look around and see how bad other neighboring cities are doing. Riley and some of the council members are just trying to make a name for themselves and I would not want any of them as a future Mayor. I do agree that we could replace Miotke.

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  24. I agree. John Riley is a good and decent person. He works very hard to help all the citizens of Dbn. Hgts. I’ve had some dealings with him and he is ALWAYS above board. On the other the hand, it’s the Mayor, the comptroller Don Barrow and the city attorney Gary Miotke that you need to focus on. Lots going on there!!!!

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