FRRPD board rescinds actions

Full story: Oroville Mercury-Register

The Feather River Recreation and Park District Board of Directors Wednesday rescinded all the items approved at a special meeting on Dec.

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Dec 9, 2010
 
THIS IS TAXPAYER MONEY, PEOPLE! This whole thing is very shady. We are in an unprecendented fiscal crisis. These people have been elected to keep that district solvent. Taking on more debt behind the scenes without giving the general public opportunity to comment is ridiculous. These people are looking out for their own interests and not the interests of the greater community. There should be a recall on the entire board who were involved with this. And John Buck needs to go too....he is obviously unethical. The economy has no wiggle room left for people who are going to mismanage tax payer dollars.
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Dec 9, 2010
 
Whatever wrote:
THIS IS TAXPAYER MONEY, PEOPLE! This whole thing is very shady. We are in an unprecendented fiscal crisis. These people have been elected to keep that district solvent. Taking on more debt behind the scenes without giving the general public opportunity to comment is ridiculous. These people are looking out for their own interests and not the interests of the greater community. There should be a recall on the entire board who were involved with this. And John Buck needs to go too....he is obviously unethical. The economy has no wiggle room left for people who are going to mismanage tax payer dollars.
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#3
Dec 9, 2010
 
The recent actions of the old FRRPD are inexcusable. John Buck, Jan Hill and Loren Gill need to resign. Buck, Hill and Gill demonstrated a lack of integrity, ethics, and leadership. How about no property purchases until they can show us how they can afford to pay for the Oroville Gymnastics Academy/Childcare Center? Don't get me started on why FRRPD is now operating a child care center..Is operating a child care in their master plan!!??
FRRPD Drama

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#4
Dec 9, 2010
 
With Vene, Roger and Tamara gone... hopefully the new board can work on communications and making the district transparent in all of its dealings. John Buck needs to be fired. He proved he's unethical by trying to get a 5 year contract signed behind everyone's back in a closed door secret meeting. Loren also tried to squeeze in his pet project in Berry Creek- where he lives. Those two should be ashamed of themselves and conflict of interest should be looked at. Remind you of the City of Bell?
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#5
Dec 9, 2010
 
Okay FRRPD: Jan Hill, John Buck and Loren Gill--you tried to play your little end game with taxpayer money and it was illegal. Hiding a special meeting from three new board members just 1 day before they are sworn in? It clearly demonstrates to the community why you three need to go.
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#6
Dec 9, 2010
 
That's what they say in Hawaii, for hello and goodbye, we gave Mr Buck one at his arrival, perhaps it's time for his departing "Aloha"! Otherwise, we can expect more arrogant, self-serving actions by a man who clearly operates in his own little fantasy world, fit for an island... Maybe he could run the daycare center, special events for little ones are easy to pull-off.
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#7
Dec 9, 2010
 
John's plan is to suck as much taxpayer mula as possible before he goes home to Hawaii. He made that clear to the old board ~ he need just a couple years before his retirement will be fully funded by PERS. Then he's gone. He doesn't even own a home here, people....he rents. His wife is still in Hawaii, with no plans to join him in Oroville. Great pick FRRPD!
Still Waiting

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Dec 9, 2010
 
Still waiting to find out how the FRRPD is going to pay for the $3.5 million gymnastics academy. If you ask how they can pay for it, Jan, Loren and Buck won't give you a straight answer. They try to change the subject. We are on to these tactics. Before spending on other projects, tell the public how you will pay for this one.
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Dec 9, 2010
 
The financial plan that will save the district is to not renew Buck's contract. Will anyone ever show us if the Gym/childcare center will make money? The purchase of the gym should be a Brown Act violation too. Buck is not a leader. His employees will tell you he is paranoid the soccer folks are taking over maybe because they get things done and have the community's best interes at heart. Buck has been trying to create rifts with the community instead of building partnerships-- which sadly is what is wrong with Jan Hill and Loren Gill. This recent behavior shows us what they're all about. It's no wonder the soccer folks were so disgusted.
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Dec 9, 2010
 
FRRPD do the right thing. Be open, honest and transparent with taxpayer dollars. Does anyone believe there was a server issue? I would welcome Mr. Jensen's offer to check out the server problem so we can find out how transparent you are.
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Dec 9, 2010
 
FRRPD you broke the law with your closed door meetings and didn't invite the media and public, maybe you can curb your spending spree for a while and tell us how you can afford these purchases of taxpayer funds. First millions for the gym center, and now you want to purchase a property in Berry Creek and property for another Equestrian Center! Yikes. As a taxpayer, I don't want my taxes increased.
Great Job OMR

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Dec 9, 2010
 
Yet again Mary Weston has done a terrific job at breaking a great news story that was trying to be hidden by FRRPD. Sounds like new FRRPD board members are the fresh leadership voters wanted..Time to get off the board Jan and Loren. Thanks for questioning why the Brown Act was violated and a future article outlining the financials over the gym would be great. We need to know what is happening at FRRPD..The old board was trying to push its final agenda with a secret meeting to fund their own "pet" and projects and push them through without community input.
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Dec 9, 2010
 
Great Job OMR wrote:
Yet again Mary Weston has done a terrific job at breaking a great news story that was trying to be hidden by FRRPD. Sounds like new FRRPD board members are the fresh leadership voters wanted..Time to get off the board Jan and Loren. Thanks for questioning why the Brown Act was violated and a future article outlining the financials over the gym would be great. We need to know what is happening at FRRPD..The old board was trying to push its final agenda with a secret meeting to fund their own "pet" and projects and push them through without community input.
Absolutely right. Anyone with common sense would tell you the old Board was clearly trying to get one over on, not only the incoming Board, but the public as well. Thanks to the voters for getting new Board members who see through the flim flan and are not afraid to tackle it head on. Maybe now we can get some solid financial information, as soon as they get someone in there who can handle it.
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Dec 9, 2010
 
Jan Hill stated that she didn't believe the board was in violation of the Brown Act because she heard it from "just another watchdog group". BIG MISTAKE JAN. Patricia and David Noel were major contributors to the removal of Sharon Atteberry, Eric Tietlman and Charles L. Miller at the City of Oroville. They too were corrupt and above the law, or so they thought. Sounds like you and your cohorts should save the board and the citizens a lot of time and just leave.
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Dec 10, 2010
 
mary wrote:
Jan Hill stated that she didn't believe the board was in violation of the Brown Act because she heard it from "just another watchdog group". BIG MISTAKE JAN. Patricia and David Noel were major contributors to the removal of Sharon Atteberry, Eric Tietlman and Charles L. Miller at the City of Oroville. They too were corrupt and above the law, or so they thought. Sounds like you and your cohorts should save the board and the citizens a lot of time and just leave.
I am afraid that there is a group of "no goods" that are trying to take over the this board also. They are those who are involved with the Soccer Fields. Has anyone seen our soccer fields? Our tax payer money at work? They are a joke! Brown as brown can be. The soccer fields in Chico aren't brown.... I think that the soccer group needs to be looked at also... My child at the daycare center said that a tall bald man with a hat came into the daycare center this week and started yelling. All of the children were very scared. Is that part of "Sharkeys" boards job, to scare children?
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Dec 10, 2010
 
That sounds like it was Bob Sharkey....is he now screaming or does he still do the calm routine where he pulls the strings of the screamer, allowing inappropriate behavior to continue. Like giving his felon friends jobs and making maintenance staff repair his house on taxpayer time...
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Oh Boy wrote:
<quoted text>I am afraid that there is a group of "no goods" that are trying to take over the this board also. They are those who are involved with the Soccer Fields. Has anyone seen our soccer fields? Our tax payer money at work? They are a joke! Brown as brown can be. The soccer fields in Chico aren't brown.... I think that the soccer group needs to be looked at also... My child at the daycare center said that a tall bald man with a hat came into the daycare center this week and started yelling. All of the children were very scared. Is that part of "Sharkeys" boards job, to scare children?
The soccer people did not put those brown fields in, dear. The outgoing FRRPD Board and John Buck had those fields planted. It was recommended that they over-seed with rye to keep the fields green in the winter, but they did not listen to the advice. Everytime you guys try to blame Sharkey and the soccer people for something, you get hit in the face with the facts. In a battle of wits, you guys came unarmed.
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Server Issue wrote:
FRRPD do the right thing. Be open, honest and transparent with taxpayer dollars. Does anyone believe there was a server issue? I would welcome Mr. Jensen's offer to check out the server problem so we can find out how transparent you are.
Let the District print out the email to Mr. Sharkey about the 12/2 special meeting (if there is one) so the public see that it really was sent. It'd be my guess you can't provide it. How did the Berry Creek people know about the 12/2 meeting?

None of it passes the "smell test." And I think it's deplorable (but par for the course) that Jan Hill, Loren Gill, and John Buck are trying to diffuse blame to one of the staff. You just got caught with your hand in the cookie jar and the DA should prosecute you for violations of the Brown Act.
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#19
Dec 10, 2010
 
Seems Jan Hill, Loren Gill and John Buck and anyone with financial gain from the gym purchase want to divert attention away from how the district can financially afford their $3.5 million purchase. Anytime they are asked how the district can afford it they change the subject. Now they want to blame the soccer folks for brown soccer fields? The sod was put in by FRRPD and their contractor Land Image.It's just another attempt by FRRPD to deflect from their current financial problems. I hear the Soccer Club is all volunteer run and actually makes money each year. Maybe FRRPD could take some pointers.
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Right On wrote:
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The soccer people did not put those brown fields in, dear. The outgoing FRRPD Board and John Buck had those fields planted. It was recommended that they over-seed with rye to keep the fields green in the winter, but they did not listen to the advice. Everytime you guys try to blame Sharkey and the soccer people for something, you get hit in the face with the facts. In a battle of wits, you guys came unarmed.
Ok Darling.... If the Soccer People are so into grassing over the whole city of Oroville... if they did not agree with the way that the fields were planted, why didn't they fix that themselves. You people get plenty of fee's to do this. The rude outbursts of the "soccer" people needs to be controlled, they are an ignorant group of low lifes.

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