Under the Open Meetings Act it is my understanding that the city council can have closed session meetings when they are discussing issues of personal or law suites. I do not see how they are able to discuss the findings of the study that Wade Trim did paid for by taxpayer money on the flooding of residents basements in closed session.. That study was not approved by the council based on litigation it was done with the understanding voiced by the Mayor that any findings would be given to the residents to help them understand where the problem was at.. We paid for that Mr. Mayor and Council you the council members paid for that from your tax dollars so why are you using the closed session to hide the findings of that study.. Where does it say that you can hide that report from the public that study is not part of any on going litigation the litigation was done after you commissioned the study. The council voted to approve spending our money on that study and now you want to hide it from us because the Mayor has gone back on his word..
The effort behind the study was to find the cause of the flooding I do not recall the Mayor or the council saying that we will only make the findings public if the city is not responsible, or we will make them public if you do not sue the city.. If the study found the city was not in any way liable for the flooding I can guarantee that the public would have access to the results of this report yesterday.. I find the actions of this city disgusting we want to see the results and if the city is in some way responsible for the flooding so be it the whole idea was to find the reason if the reason has been found and that reason is some how falling on the city’s shoulders then say so. You spent taxpayer money to find the reason than you hide the reason from the very people who have the problem and who have paid to find the answer. How dare you use the residents in this way next time you want to pay for a study in this city pay for out of your own pockets and keep your hands out of ours.
I bring this up because I noticed on the agenda they are coming back for more money if you look on the lovely two page agenda under NEW BUSINESS C. Wade Trim & Assoc re: Televising of Sanitary Sewers. How much are they going to expect the tax payer to cough up this time for something that we will never be able to get the results of.. I think there is something inherently wrong with asking the taxpayer to flip the bill for the city to gather more information that they are going to keep from the very people who are getting hurt by the flooding to begin with.. If you want to know how much they are going to ask for this time call your council members and get the number. If you think this is wrong for the city to come back and ask us yet again to spend our money on something that we have no access to let them know.. Please put up your comments here for or against what they are doing..
I again say they have no right to hide this information from us with this bull of litigation the study was not part of litigation we the residents have a right to know the results..
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