Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Please Read City Council Minutes"

I've been out of the loop for a couple weeks so I went back into 2008 to check if I'd missed anything, and seen some questions about the city council. One question was "who would be elected to the Economic Development Board" from the newspaper. I read until I found out that Jerry Brown was unanimously elected to the position. If I'm correct he is responsible for the gas prices in Ulysses being higher than anywhere else since he supplies most of Ulysses. Plus there was a question from Brainy about my information about the man that owned a trailer that needed to be moved so they could have an off road to the new WalMart. Brainy, a man called Rob Kreutzer presented a request for help with expenses in "moving one of his trailers" to allow for the turning lane into the new WalMart in the amount of $14,448. If this wasn't enough he asked for another $14,448 to offset the loss of rent he would lose from the abandoned lot. If I'm right, this is that gross slum lord trailer court on the east side of Ulysses. Then comes Lynda Fort, owner of her elite little bed and breakfast place, asking for the sum of $17,950 for just her part of the centennial starting on Jan. 31st, not counting what the rest of the committees are asking for their part. (Should I ask, if anyone would even attend the centennial?) I should address our expenses of Willie Nelson singing and our painting the gazebo for the celebration, RIGHT? All of the above was voted in. Then Scott Malone asks "if the lake is filling up? Then he asked about the ground to the E. of the lake. Nothing is growing there, not even weeds." DUH! So a member chimed in to have the soil tested. Duh, again. How does sewage grow anything but green smelly slime. At this same meeting in the minutes, it was stated that the federal funds are to be cut by $160 million dollars in 2010 which means 35 million less for local governments. Are we not facing one of the worst distressing recessions, and why aren't our elected officials finding ways to cut their spending if WE THE PEOPLE have to. Patriot is very correct when telling us how important it is to go to the meetings. Only one or a few visitors are attending. We have so many issues in Ulysses that need funding rather than stupidity ones that they come together and SAY "What can we spend the peoples money on this time that we don't need to spend"? They come up with the idiotist awful projects that eventually costs us to the core. Please, everyone go to this site and start reading the minutes, plus there is a place to email your responses to them. I can't believe I'm getting politically crazy along with THEM. God help me. Joy

7 comments:

  1. so what has happened with the willie idea?

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  2. Red Man, would you really want Willie to see our poopy pond and our torn down softball fields etc.? Having second thoughts about even inviting him. joy

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  3. I think if they give Rob Kreutzer that much money then he needs to just tear down the whole thing.

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  4. That $29,000 can go along way to supporting his beer drinking.

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  5. I agree, $29000 is more than enough to buy the trailer park. Buy it and burn it to the ground. They actually don't even have to pay him. They have the right to sieze the land in the name of economic developement. Eminent domain. I am totally against that but if Kreutzer is going to rob the city by over charging them for junk then I say sieze it. MSK

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  6. seuze ut ti build a shitty wal-mart? I wish they wouldnt even build the damn thing it is most likely be tiny

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  7. Whats worse? A shitty walmart or a shitty trailer park. The trailer park is an eye sore. MSK

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