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