Deer Park golf committee

Deer Park golf committee

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Bill

Houston, TX

#1 Mar 22, 2013
I recently requested the names for the Deer Park golf committee and a copy of notes/minutes of their meetings.

golf committee members are Scott Swigert, Bill Patterson, Jerry Mouton, Wayne Riddle, Paul Henderson, Jay Stokes and
Gary Jackson.

As to minutes/notes:
There are no minutes/notes for these meetings.

I'm shocked that the committee has NO minutes or notes of their meetings! What are they hiding? I've been on a committee that the Mayor appointed and minutes / notes were taken, why does this select/appointed committee not have records? Where is the transparency?

Mr. Mouton is a member of this committee and running for Mayor. If he gets elected I'm very concerned that he would operate in secret as he apparently does on this committee.

The citizens and the golf membership should demand more. For those members who are upset about leasing out the golf course they should also be upset with Mr. Mouton. He is part of leasing out the golf course.

Perhaps Mr. Mouton's objective is to cut the losses at the golf course so he can move forward with his desire for a Community Center and put the losses from the golf course into such a center. His idea / desire of giving a hand out at a community center at the taxpayers expense is beyond my comprehension! He is just moving the massive losses from the golf course to massive losses for a community center, IMO.
Honey Badger

United States

#2 Mar 22, 2013
Bill wrote:
I recently requested the names for the Deer Park golf committee and a copy of notes/minutes of their meetings.
golf committee members are Scott Swigert, Bill Patterson, Jerry Mouton, Wayne Riddle, Paul Henderson, Jay Stokes and
Gary Jackson.
As to minutes/notes:
There are no minutes/notes for these meetings.
I'm shocked that the committee has NO minutes or notes of their meetings! What are they hiding? I've been on a committee that the Mayor appointed and minutes / notes were taken, why does this select/appointed committee not have records? Where is the transparency?
Mr. Mouton is a member of this committee and running for Mayor. If he gets elected I'm very concerned that he would operate in secret as he apparently does on this committee.
The citizens and the golf membership should demand more. For those members who are upset about leasing out the golf course they should also be upset with Mr. Mouton. He is part of leasing out the golf course.
Perhaps Mr. Mouton's objective is to cut the losses at the golf course so he can move forward with his desire for a Community Center and put the losses from the golf course into such a center. His idea / desire of giving a hand out at a community center at the taxpayers expense is beyond my comprehension! He is just moving the massive losses from the golf course to massive losses for a community center, IMO.
Now wait a second. Your telling me that our tax dollars that fund the operation of the Golf Course and pay the 700,000 bond payment each year, there are to minutes from the meetings to support the recommendation of leasing the course. What a crock of crap. What other committees meet behind closed doors? What ever happen to transparency? What are they hiding. How is it that Mr Mouton was appointed and is still on the committee. I thought his appointment was made when he was still on City Council.
Bill

Houston, TX

#3 Mar 22, 2013
Good question! my open records request is dated March 21, 2013, signed by Ms Watkins.

Same thing when it came to reporting all expenses on the golf course operations. Some bond funding to repair and some hotel tax payments for repair on not on Scott's quarterly financial report. The financial report should include all expenses and all payroll costs regardless as to how the expense was paid. If not no one will have an accurate picture as to what it or other programs really cost. Seems to be a pattern. Hmm, maybe that is the problem, they do creative accounting to cover up real costs?
PeeWee

United States

#4 Mar 22, 2013
Bill wrote:
Good question! my open records request is dated March 21, 2013, signed by Ms Watkins.
Same thing when it came to reporting all expenses on the golf course operations. Some bond funding to repair and some hotel tax payments for repair on not on Scott's quarterly financial report. The financial report should include all expenses and all payroll costs regardless as to how the expense was paid. If not no one will have an accurate picture as to what it or other programs really cost. Seems to be a pattern. Hmm, maybe that is the problem, they do creative accounting to cover up real costs?
Yep. Feel sorry for the Mayor candidate that wins the election.
Bill

Cypress, TX

#5 Mar 23, 2013
Bill wrote:
Good question! my open records request is dated March 21, 2013, signed by Ms Watkins.
Same thing when it came to reporting all expenses on the golf course operations. Some bond funding to repair and some hotel tax payments for repair on not on Scott's quarterly financial report. The financial report should include all expenses and all payroll costs regardless as to how the expense was paid. If not no one will have an accurate picture as to what it or other programs really cost. Seems to be a pattern. Hmm, maybe that is the problem, they do creative accounting to cover up real costs?
Also debt payments should be included on the quarterly report that Scott presents to council. In the past that was NEVER done giving the illusion of a much smaller loss. WE ask for total transparency & total costs for any city department, lets not play hide and seek.

If you want total transparency, IMO, you will not get that if Mr. Mouton is elected. So its your choice, your vote will count,you voice will be heard loud and clear, Deer Park's future will be brighter WITHOUT Mr. Mouton.
Johnny

United States

#6 Mar 24, 2013
PeeWee wrote:
<quoted text>Yep. Feel sorry for the Mayor candidate that wins the election.
I as well. There is over 30 years of mess to clean up.
winston zeddemore

United States

#7 Mar 26, 2013
Bill wrote:
I recently requested the names for the Deer Park golf committee and a copy of notes/minutes of their meetings.
golf committee members are Scott Swigert, Bill Patterson, Jerry Mouton, Wayne Riddle, Paul Henderson, Jay Stokes and
Gary Jackson.
As to minutes/notes:
There are no minutes/notes for these meetings.
I'm shocked that the committee has NO minutes or notes of their meetings! What are they hiding? I've been on a committee that the Mayor appointed and minutes / notes were taken, why does this select/appointed committee not have records? Where is the transparency?
Mr. Mouton is a member of this committee and running for Mayor. If he gets elected I'm very concerned that he would operate in secret as he apparently does on this committee.
The citizens and the golf membership should demand more. For those members who are upset about leasing out the golf course they should also be upset with Mr. Mouton. He is part of leasing out the golf course.
Perhaps Mr. Mouton's objective is to cut the losses at the golf course so he can move forward with his desire for a Community Center and put the losses from the golf course into such a center. His idea / desire of giving a hand out at a community center at the taxpayers expense is beyond my comprehension! He is just moving the massive losses from the golf course to massive losses for a community center, IMO.
Bill, do you sit around all day just making this up? You are delusional.

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