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AUGUST 31 “IS IT TRUE”?

first_imgIS IT TRUE we are getting the impression that the leadership (McGinn-Mosby and Weaver) of the Evansville City Council are thinking that the only way they can get us out of the major debt crisis facing the City is to borrow and tax their way out? …its time for the most qualified person on budget and financial matters serving on  City Council to speak up and put her life experiences and educational degrees to work? …when Anne Hargis-CPA ran for City Council all she talked about was her having a CPA degree? … she also stated she will be a major asset to the City Council if she is elected to that body because CPA certification?? …it’s time for her to come forward to show us whats she’s made of?IS IT TRUE we find it extremely interesting during the last City Council budget hearing the Mayor requested that Council give Mesker Park Zoo $660,000 to start the design and engineer work for an outdoor penguin exhibit? ..Zoo Director Amos Morris predicts that the penguin exhibit would cost about $5 million to build? …its interesting Amos made no prediction how much this exhibit would cost per year to maintain?IS IT TRUE the former Zoo Director and present Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn is stating that this will be considered a “World-Class” exhibit when complete and that it would increase the Zoo overall revenue? …this sounds like a similar statement he made when he was pushing for his “Wild Jungle Plants” exhibit when he was Director of the Zoo? …we wonder how much McGinns “Wild Jungle Plants” exhibit cost the taxpayers to maintain each year? …we wonder how much revenue this exhibit has bought in since it was built? …does anyone know how much did past Zoo Director McGinns “Wild Jungle Plants” exhibit costs the taxpayers because of “unexpected costs overrun” while constructing this project?IS IT TRUE we were told when past City Council Financial Chairman John Friend CPA tried to explain some information in the budget to Councilman Dan McGinn he got little results? …we hope that Mr. McGinnis budget comprehension skills has improved since then? …if not, maybe Anne Hargis CPA could be of help?IS IT TRUE its time for the Evansville City Council to consider amending the “per meeting stipend policy” in order to be fair and equable to all individuals serving on part-time Boards and Commissions? …we are told some members serving on Evansville Boards and Commissions are being paid a stipend between $300 to $7,000 annually? …some individuals are receiving a per meeting stipend of $25 to $50  per meeting for serving on part-time Boards and Commissions? … many people that are serving on part-time Boards and Commissions appointed by Council are receiving nothing?IS IT TRUE the past City Council reduced the funds from not-for-profits organizations the local main stream media made “one hell of a to do about it“? …when the current City Council did similar this month we wonder why the local main stream media didn’t take one Council member to task? …we wonder if they ever heard of “Whats Good For Goose Is Good For The Gander”?IS IT TRUE taking away City Employees Health Care plan from all part-time elected and appointed members serving on Boards and Commissions would save the City many hundred of thousands of dollars in the 2017 city budget?IS IT TRUE the following elected Vanderburgh County officials are running unopposed and are worthily of your complimentary vote? … we urge you to vote for: State Rep. Wendy McNamara, County Treasurer Susan Kirk, State Senator Valetta Becker, County Surveyor Jeffrey Mueller for re-election?IS IT TRUE we are pleased to hear that a State Grant was given to the City to repave and re-repair roads and sidewalks located on Riverside Drive? …we hope that all the water and sewer lines, electrical and gas transmission delivery lines repairs issues have been addressed before work begins?FOOTNOTES: “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday or Monday?Todays READERS POLL question is: Does a political candidate with a strong military background get your attention at the ballot box?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “AUGUST BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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