Bob Sharkey retiring from park district

Bob Sharkey retiring from park district

There are 88 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from May 27, 2009, titled Bob Sharkey retiring from park district. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

The Feather River Recreation and Park District board of directors announced General Manager Bob Sharkey's resignation after a closed session meeting Wednesday.

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Soccer Pro Quo

Oroville, CA

#61 Aug 25, 2009
It would be nice to see decent, moral people on the Board.......they successfully ousted Jill Andoe. I say they owe her an apology, lunch and a free seat back on the Board to straighten out all of the cork screws over there!
anex

Oroville, CA

#62 Aug 25, 2009
Soccer Pro Quo wrote:
It would be nice to see decent, moral people on the Board.......they successfully ousted Jill Andoe. I say they owe her an apology, lunch and a free seat back on the Board to straighten out all of the cork screws over there!
I agree, but why would she return to the same people with the agenda that is unchanged. The Board can be recalled. Why is it so difficult to find 5 people with a brain, a love for green grass
children laughing, and seeing seniors have some fun?
bill

Eureka, CA

#63 Aug 26, 2009
They had a couple good board memebers but remember, all you have to do is count to three (votes that is). Remember, AS SOON AS THOSE THREE HIRED BOB AS THE GENERAL MANAGER, TWO BOARD MEMBERS AND FRRPD'S ATTORNEY RESIGNED IMMEDIATELY... Immediately!... Yes, what they need is five brains, with a love for green grass, and recreation opportunities for all... Most perhaps most importantly, they need a GOOD manager. Who in their right mind would want to take on all that debt and political crap?
confused

Stockton, CA

#64 Aug 26, 2009
Jill quit because she met with Sharon Atteberry for two hours and talked about things that weren't public like the lawsuit between the city and FRRPD. she was embarrassed when she got her hand caught in the cookie jar and resigned. I for one am not going to respond anymore to these two people and their useless comments that are simply figments of their imagination.If you want to talk= about Grand Jury reports, talk about the past ones on the city from about 2006 and 2007. and the FRRPD board members are doing a good job. Jan Hill, Loren gill and Tamara are all doing positive things in the district6, and they don't deserve sick comments from a couple of people with personal agendas.Goodbye. as far as i'm concerned this blog is dead.
I Love Green Parks

Oroville, CA

#65 Aug 26, 2009
Dear "Confused"

Funny that you should mention the meeting between the City and Ms. Andoe....the meeting that was ACTUALLY organized by Jill Kremen, a criminal in the County of Butte (yes, there are those incriminating records on file for those who need proof), and who conveniently couldn't attend the meeting, at the last minute because she was "sick". Jill acknowledged that she did in deed meet with the City, as she was instructed to do by other FRRPD board members, and after interrogation by FRRRPD's Gestapo, she left because of the intimidation tactics that they used to twist her words. She has stated publically that she in no way indulged in a conversation with the city in regards to sharkey's wasted lawsuit claims. You reference to a cookie jar is amusing, but the scam that the current members have been baking up is more of a frontline story for the community. What was it that the Grand Jury investigated FRRPD for.......hmmmmmmm...that's right, the Grand Jury report went something like this:
We observed that members of the audience were treated appropriately at those
meetings where Director Thompson was absent. When he was present, the
Grand Jury observed that Director Thompson exhibited hostile and verbally
abusive behavior towards the audience. Some examples are:
o According to the minutes of the April 11th meeting, Director
Thompson spoke as follows:“…informed them that he wanted to
discuss something that had not been approved by the board, nor
did they have any prior knowledge of it. He stated that he didn’t like
there [sic] Gestapo tactics and believes they are on the verge of
harassment for frequent appearances at our Board meetings. He
would like to know what they are investigating. He also stated that
he is preparing a letter to be sent to the Attorney General with a list
of Grand Jury members’ names from this year and last year and he
does not understand the witch hunting.”(Exhibit L)
o At the meeting on May 9th, Director Thompson conspicuously
photographed the Grand Jury members in attendance, both inside
and outside the building. During the Pledge of Allegiance, he
added the words “and to the Grand Jury” into his recitation. Later,
Director Thompson made an insulting reference to the “members of
the Gestapo present” while gesturing towards the audience.
o One of the Grand Jury members attending the March 28th meeting
was interfered with by another member of the audience who sat
next to the Grand Jury member and suggested that she had no business taking notes because she did not understand what was going on. The interference was continued by talking directly into the Grand Jury member’s ear, so that it was very difficult for her to hear what was being said in the meeting. The offending person
was later identified as the spouse of an FRRPD Director. Director Thompson’s expressed lack of familiarity with Grand Jury responsibilities
and procedures is especially bizarre because he once served on a Butte County Grand Jury.
The new Board policy is effectively discouraging public participation; the Grand
Jury members were usually the only public attendees.
And for those that have time on their hands:
http://www.buttecounty.net/~/media/County%20F...
So, good day "confused"...indeed, you are!
confused

Stockton, CA

#66 Aug 26, 2009
Everyone knows Vene can be obnoxious, and he likes to push people's buttons, but that isn't the attitude of the other board members. Jill herself committed a criminal act by having the little two hour tete-de-tete with Sharon, another Butte County criminal, about stuff discussed in closed session that was in litigation. Jill could have left. She also could have responded to the board chair's request for an e-mail report. Instead she thumbed her nose at the board and finally met with them a week later to resign. I'm not confused about the issues. I'm confused about the way you twist everything around and are so set against FRRPD. Yes you're definitely green for parks. Green with envy over what FRRPD has actually accomplished, which makes bohunks and whiners like you look bad.
As to the Grand Jury reports, they are mostly a sham, as the jurors simply take gossip ad hearsay from disgruntled former employees or other cranks. Then they write a report and call it professional. The report is in no way similar to a professional investigation that relies on evidence and facts, rather than gossip and complaints from anonymous sources. That's why I think you Mr. Green were a juror.
Surprise

Redding, CA

#67 Aug 26, 2009
Hey,

Did I miss the retirement party? When and where? Is the Board, or maybe even the City or County going to honor such an accomplished and respected community member?
Not yet

Stockton, CA

#68 Aug 26, 2009
It's Thursday, August 27, in Riverbend Park at 10:30 a.m. A no host lunch is at 12 noon at The River Restaurant owntown.
Remember

Gridley, CA

#69 Aug 26, 2009
I sure miss the taxpayer funded expensive ads at the movie theater, with Bob's voice squeaking about all the recreational opportunities down "at the river...."
anex

Oroville, CA

#70 Aug 26, 2009
I just lost my appetite.
anex

Oroville, CA

#71 Aug 27, 2009
confused wrote:
Everyone knows Vene can be obnoxious, and he likes to push people's buttons, but that isn't the attitude of the other board members. Jill herself committed a criminal act by having the little two hour tete-de-tete with Sharon, another Butte County criminal, about stuff discussed in closed session that was in litigation. Jill could have left. She also could have responded to the board chair's request for an e-mail report. Instead she thumbed her nose at the board and finally met with them a week later to resign. I'm not confused about the issues. I'm confused about the way you twist everything around and are so set against FRRPD. Yes you're definitely green for parks. Green with envy over what FRRPD has actually accomplished, which makes bohunks and whiners like you look bad.
As to the Grand Jury reports, they are mostly a sham, as the jurors simply take gossip ad hearsay from disgruntled former employees or other cranks. Then they write a report and call it professional. The report is in no way similar to a professional investigation that relies on evidence and facts, rather than gossip and complaints from anonymous sources. That's why I think you Mr. Green were a juror.
I guess you have to be a former employee to really know the facts. Disgruntled...no, happy to be long gone...yes.
bill

Eureka, CA

#72 Aug 27, 2009
Let's talk about the line of credit Boob and the Board took out, which is and will destroy FRRPD. Just think of the freakin' interest they are paying every year with tax payer dollars... I wonder what their outstanding balance is now and do you know that if they MUST pay it off within 10 years of the line of credit. In case you want to read more, the following are FACTS, taken from the Grand Jury report...

"The line of credit was originally established on May 31, 2006, at $1,000,000. It was amended on January 30, 2007, to increase the maximum to $2,000,000. The variable interest on the outstanding balance is set by the LIBOR (London
Interbank Offered Rates) index, currently around 4.5%. There is no specific collateral mentioned in the loan documents, but there are a number of
requirements including the reporting of any encumbrance of district assets, and that the district provide an annual budget showing that the interest will be paid. The Grand Jury interpretation of the collateral situation is that the bank has a claim against all FRRPD assets in case of default. The line of credit is good for ten years; thus it must be fully repaid by May 2016.

At an outstanding balance over $900,000, with an interest rate of about 4.5%, it is costing the district over $40,000 a year just to pay the interest on this debt. If no more is drawn from the line of credit, it would take an annual payment of about $224,000 to pay off the loan over the next five years. That amount is a
substantial drain on the annual revenue of the district which is about $2,000,000.

If the FRRPD fully utilizes the $2,000,000 line of credit, they will be in a situation where they will need to allocate nearly $500,000 per year, or about one quarter of their income, to pay down the debt over a five year period. In the May 1, 2007,Special Board Meeting, the FRRPD drew additional funds from the line of credit, bringing the total debt to approximately $1,200,000. The ability of the District to operate and properly maintain the park facilities has been compromised to the extent that money is diverted to debt service."
I Love Green Parks

Oroville, CA

#73 Aug 27, 2009
confused wrote:
If you want to talk= about Grand Jury reports, talk about the past ones on the city from about 2006 and 2007. and the FRRPD board members are doing a good job.
Oh "Confused", You are so silly! First you post the above statement, claiming it as "fact", and then you post this?

"As to the Grand Jury reports, they are mostly a sham, as the jurors simply take gossip ad hearsay from disgruntled former employees or other cranks. Then they write a report and call it professional. The report is in no way similar to a professional investigation that relies on evidence and facts, rather than gossip and complaints from anonymous sources."

So which one is it silly goose? Am I working with Sybil? Are you playing with a full deck?

You can gloss over the dynamics of what makes the frrpd board tick, but it's all right there in black and white. I certainly don't abhor the entire board as some....okay, one, has committed themselves to this community, but none of them had the cajones to disagree with the complete negligence of mr sharkey. They all chose to hide behind hs skirt.
Wiser Miser

United States

#74 Aug 27, 2009
confused wrote:
Everyone knows Vene can be obnoxious, and he likes to push people's buttons, but that isn't the attitude of the other board members. Jill herself committed a criminal act by having the little two hour tete-de-tete with Sharon, another Butte County criminal, about stuff discussed in closed session that was in litigation. Jill could have left. She also could have responded to the board chair's request for an e-mail report. Instead she thumbed her nose at the board and finally met with them a week later to resign. I'm not confused about the issues. I'm confused about the way you twist everything around and are so set against FRRPD. Yes you're definitely green for parks. Green with envy over what FRRPD has actually accomplished, which makes bohunks and whiners like you look bad.
As to the Grand Jury reports, they are mostly a sham, as the jurors simply take gossip ad hearsay from disgruntled former employees or other cranks. Then they write a report and call it professional. The report is in no way similar to a professional investigation that relies on evidence and facts, rather than gossip and complaints from anonymous sources. That's why I think you Mr. Green were a juror.
You state this as if it were okay to do this. Perhaps you are the loon that married the old bastard?
Remember

United States

#75 Aug 28, 2009
Pauly wrote:
<quoted text>
They finally have a woman running the show done there in the interim of finding another manager!
Who is the woman running the show in the interim?
Where the party

Orland, CA

#76 Aug 31, 2009
Where's the big going away party? Was there a County resolution thanking him for all him generous work? Where o where?
anex

Oroville, CA

#77 Aug 31, 2009
Cheryl Main has taken over, but not sure of the spelling.
Whos on second

Orland, CA

#78 Aug 31, 2009
Who's Ms. Main?
Bill

Eureka, CA

#79 Sep 1, 2009
The website says she is/was the Administrative Assistant
tired of it

Stockton, CA

#80 Sep 1, 2009
Why don't you guys quit whining and go out and do something to make the community better. You seem to think you know how to do everything right and no one else does, so why aren't you doing something yourselves? Waahh, waahh, wahh, wahh, mommy, Bobbie is a bad boy. He builds those mean old parks and we can't. It's not fair. Bobbie is a bad, bad boy. He made us look bad because we can't do anything.

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