Pugh Asked to Retire

Pugh Asked to Retire

There are 42 comments on the WOAY story from Apr 11, 2012, titled Pugh Asked to Retire. In it, WOAY reports that:

Three Beckley City Councilmen ask Mayor Emmett Pugh to retire after accusations from the State Ethics Commission.

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Beckley, WV

#22 Apr 14, 2012
As I keep saying, state treasurer John Perdue hasn't resigned, so why should the mayor? Perdue is being charged with much worse.

Why open East Park Pool? Every time they open it the citizens jump the fence, destroy the bathrooms, throw rocks in the pool and spray paint the place. If they want it then they need to learn how to not act like hoodlums.

Who in the world would want to lifeguard there anyways? That is one of the most dangerous parts of Beckley, always has been and everyone knows it.

Beaver, WV

#23 Apr 17, 2012
Show me someone who doesn't abuse power and position and i will show you a fictitious character. Welcome to the real world. There is now and has been plenty of [email protected] going on in the courthouse that nobody seems to give a crap about.
Shame Shame

Beckley, WV

#24 Apr 17, 2012
I have suspected Pugh to be a crook for some time now. If he had any dealings with MSU, and how could he not, then he is the second biggest crook in Raleigh co. second only the college's ex-president.
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Parkersburg, WV

#26 Apr 24, 2012
just sayin wrote:
Who were the three city councilmen that asked him to retire? Is this within protocol when the alleged allegations have not been finalized with a determination by the ethics commission?
That is what people call Politics. All "social" politician needs is a good rumor to destroy a fellow politician or anyone that may threaten their climb. However, everyone who reaches the top of this mythical high profile position ends up on the top of a very sharp jagged cliff that they end up being shoved off of so the one's behind can do the same.
the true words

Beckley, WV

#27 May 2, 2012
Follow the money wrote:
Whatever happened to the grant money for the East Park swimming Pool? The last I heard the money was not spent on the Pool because the mayor said they could not find life guards to man the pool. The money was supposed to be spent on the payment of the lifeguards. He claimed that they could not find enough people to certify to be lifeguards and that they only had enough for New River Park. Where then is this money? Why is the mayor not spending the asset forfeiture money for police officers equipment and overtime? Why with all of this money is the powers that be asking for a fire levy? Is it to reward Kevin Price for not putting the fire out? The city received half a million dollars for the fire from insurance proceeds as well. The demolition of Deri the Tailors business was a planned act to get the new judicial building just as the fire and lack of ability of Kevin Price to put out the fire to get the half a million dollars. What about Pugh using city equipment, man power and money to build up Woodlands village when he had a personal monetary interest in the business venture? What about Burning Rock? What about Bids for the BIG project being rewarded to business associates? Follow the money and shake the trees. Literally where there is smoke there is fire. Isnt it ironic that we had a major fire in uptown beckley and Mayor pughs business is called burning rock? Lol
I hear that city and county employees built Burning Rock. If that is so, how can individuals own it?

Beckley, WV

#28 Dec 27, 2012
The ATV at the Rock general store is situated right at the trailhead, he added.

According to Green, Beckley Mayor Emmett Pugh is a co-owner of the store, which is a separate entity from the park.
The land (Burning Rock) is owned by Beaver Coal Co. and is leased to Raleigh County, said Green.

http://www.register-herald.com/business/x5191 ...

Didn't Pugh give this property away on behalf of Raleigh County, after spending a bunch of federal money improving it?
Sick of it

United States

#29 Dec 27, 2012
Well we may as well add in who got the insurance contract for the counties PEIA insurance premiums. The low bidder certainly wasn't selected which is required by law.
The commisioners made this selection. Oddly enough the agent who was selected ended up buying a house, at an inflated price, from the real estate queen serving as commissioner. Every single county employee is charged additional premiums every single month. Screwed every employee for her own benefit.

Back on track:
If Pugh is tossed out, get ready for a black mayor.(not that there is anything wrong with that)

I won't elaborate on any of this. Don't ask. Do your own homework.
Sick of it

United States

#30 Dec 27, 2012
I'm a democrat but I think when Kay takes her post and the majority of the commissioners have an (R) after their name, things are going to change for the better.

Mount Hope, WV

#31 Dec 28, 2012
That's not called networking. That's called who you know. Silly liberal.
Sick of it

United States

#32 Dec 28, 2012
Nepotism does not mean hiring family members.
Nepotism means giving friends or family that work for you extra privileges.
capitalist pig

Lubbock, TX

#33 Dec 28, 2012
Sick of it wrote:
Nepotism does not mean hiring family members.
Nepotism means giving friends or family that work for you extra privileges.
There is plenty of both to go around.
Sick of it

United States

#34 Dec 28, 2012
capitalist pig wrote:
<quoted text>
There is plenty of both to go around.
In every place I've ever worked.

Since: Aug 12

Beckley, WV

#35 Dec 28, 2012
Soooo is he leaving, quitting, retiring .....any good news about that?

Proctorville, OH

#36 Dec 28, 2012
Nepotism means hiring of or other favortism of family members, as has been done for decades at a local psychiatric facility. Cronyism means hiring or appointing or otherwise favoring friends - the good ol' boy model of sticking together.
Sick of it

United States

#37 Dec 28, 2012
Nepotism wrote:
Nepotism means hiring of or other favortism of family members, as has been done for decades at a local psychiatric facility. Cronyism means hiring or appointing or otherwise favoring friends - the good ol' boy model of sticking together.
Nepotism is favoritism granted to relatives regardless of merit.[1] The word nepotism is from the Latin word nepos, nepotis (m. "nephew"), from which modern Romanian nepot and Italian nipote and Catalan nebot, "nephew" or "grandchild" are also descended.

Beckley, WV

#38 Dec 29, 2012
Pugh has not looked after the citizens of Beckley in a long time. I went personally to his office about 8 years ago and wanted something done about people dumping garbage on the side of the street I live on and also about people parking continuously on the street that obstructs your view of on coming traffic. Well guess what, nothing has every been done and no one has ever even addressed the problem. Several accidents has happened and the trash is still being thrown over the side of the street. I do live in the city and since I pay my taxes and keep my property clean and it should be up to the city to make sure laws are enforced. I voted for him the first time he was elected and that was the last time I voted for him. If he is quilty of wrong doing, he should be prosecuted and everyone that has helped him should to.

Beckley, WV

#39 Dec 30, 2012
Burning rock needs to be investigated along with pugh and duba this whole mess is so crooked
Sam Slick

Beckley, WV

#40 Dec 30, 2012
Why did Ron Booker leave the police force? just asking.
Canada wondering

Beckley, WV

#41 Dec 30, 2012
He should be thrown out...impeach him from office...I bet he will retire with full benefits...

Beckley, WV

#42 Dec 30, 2012
A lot of crooked things are going on and have been for a long time with beaver coal , burning rock. county commission, and mayor P U and WOODY DUBA make them pay

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