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 How long are you going to let chicken-killing dogs stink up your place?

Very important news you didn't see in the Rolla Daily News and why. Thursday, October 27th was a very good day.  I opened up my computer and I saw the two following press releases. I had been expecting both because I've been following the case that started this chain of events since 2006 when some citizens in Hermann Missouri filed a class-action lawsuit against their city government for pumping up their utility rates and skimming off the `profits' to use to subsidize the city budget and other non utility uses. You know, the same way Rolla uses inflated utility `profits' to subsidize the city budget and pass money under the table to buy buildings to give to RCDC and subsidize RREC's failed economic development schemes and other pork projects.  


NSN Vol 2 Number 88 November 15, 2010

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Map of the Proposed
City/County Enhanced Enterprise Zone


Remember you paid for it.
This is part of the new Lions Club Drive known as 'JOE'S ROAD'
It’s good to be the Mayor. We found another Morgan ‘accomplishment’ hiding in the closed session minutes for May 16, 2005. They tell that Public Works Director Steve Hargis used visual aids to identify two acres owned by Joseph and Molly Morgan along Joe’s Road.  This is the same new street that has a brand new one quarter mile long 7 foot tall cedar fence smack up against the sidewalk which is smack up against the partial road. You’ve got to go look at it, it looks freaking ridiculous. The fence is the product of an agreement between the city and the mayor and it cost the city taxpayers $24,721.63 and now they will have the cost of maintaining it forever.  Staff (that’s just Hargis) requested authorization to purchase Tract 3 for the development of the proposed bike trail extension along Deible Creek that runs through Joe’s subdivision. Hargis told the Council that staff (that’s still Hargis) is proposing to pay a total of $29,126.33 for Morgan’s two acres.  A motion was made by Matt Williams and seconded by Don Barklage to offer the Mayor and his wife $29,126.33 for their two acres as recommended by the Mayor’s Director of Public Works (that’s Hargis).  The roll call vote was unanimous. This transaction was not reported in the “news” paper. The Mayor ‘accomplished’ a total of $53,847.96 and a free road to his subdivision out of the city’s pocket and the project isn’t even done yet. And he couldn’t think of anything he’d accomplished but planting petunias.

Chart with the summary of RMU’s income, expenses and giveaways for the last five years.


“Debt Service Levy Analysis” prepared by George K. Baum for the Rolla School District

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The Rolla School Board Information Site

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Hail to "The Chief": A Special Tribute to Dr. Henry Andrew Buehler
by Lois Ann Marler 
View and download this "Special Tribute" ---------

Can the sale of this beautiful park be stopped once again?
A memorial to one of Rolla's great benefactors
"Chief" Henry Andrew Buehler
Will the Mayor and City Council dishonor this great man?

"It is understood that the above described real estate is conveyed to the City of Rolla, Missouri for Park purposes only and none other, and to be known as Buehler Park."

Attempted Covenant Breaking

This is Mayor Joe Morgan

He will not be satisfied until Buehler Park is sold and destroyed by concrete and asphalt. He has been obsessed with selling this park ever since he was sworn into office in May 1998.

He has even blocked a referendum vote of the people in this matter.

Why does he want to sell this park? He says, "Because it's good commercial property."
Read about his latest attempt to sell  Buehler Park----
The Rape of Buehler Park – again
Update: Read about his $1,000,000 bounty on selling Buehler Park -------    PDF

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More sales tax!  More Real estate tax!
More Personal Property Tax!
Will it ever end?
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NSN Index by Subject:

Economic Development
Hy Point -The Black Hole… Pt. 1
How 38 years of Secrecy…6/2/2005 
Hy Point -The Black Hole… Pt. 2 
The Industrial Park Giveaway… 6/27/2005 
Hy Point -The Black Hole… Pt. 3 
RCDC Created Industrial Stagnation…  7/14/2005 
Hy Point - The Black Hole… Pt. 4
RCDC Cleans Up on the $906,000 s Incubator…8/4/2005
Hy Point - The Black Hole… Pt. 5
RCDC Masquerades as a Charity but Flunks the Three-Prong Test…8/24/2005
Hy Point - The Black Hole… Pt. 6
Avoiding the constitutional question...9/8/2005
Hy Point - The Black Hole… Pt. 7
The RREC’s “Creative Development Opportunities...9/29/2005
Hy Point -The Black Hole of Tax Assessment Conclusion 
Special Interests have been Bleeding Rolla for 38 Years...10/14/2005

TIF – Condemnation
TIF- Part 1: 
Rolla…to cannibalize…taxes. January 2, 2003 
TIF Part 2: 
“Smoking Guns” January 13, 2003 
TIF Part 3: 
Questions…About TIF January 22, 2003
When is a Bribe…September 29, 2003 
Bend Over Rolla November 3, 2003
ROLLA S.O.S.   November 29, 2003 
18TIF areas! December 13, 2003 
Morgan Manifesto...December 30, 2003
Show Us the Cash-flow! ..March 5, 2004 
Secret TIF Contract: March 25, 2004 

The Geese That Laid … January 29, 1999 
RMU's Ponzi Scheme April 12, 2000
The MoPEP Secret ..August 14, 2003 
The Politics of Power ..August 27, 2003
RMU’s Welcome…April 29, 2005

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