Bogata mayor proves his residency

Bogata mayor proves his residency

There are 6 comments on the Paris Texas story from May 21, 2010, titled Bogata mayor proves his residency. In it, Paris Texas reports that:

Bogata Mayor Vincent Lum beat back a move Thursday by at least one city council person who attempted to prove he was ineligible to serve as mayor.

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WOW

Paris, TX

#1 May 21, 2010
Looks like the Mayor made this Glenda Martin look like a fool!!! Wake up Bogata and elect council members with Bogatas best interest at heart. Way to go Mayor, but this goes to show you, you better watch your back!
franny

Dallas, TX

#2 May 22, 2010
This is the most ridiculous vendetta brought by Martin. That area was annexed to be included in the City limits when Mrs. Eudy was Mayor back in 93! He also pays for all city services on that property. Way to go Mayor Lum for fighting this stupid charge. Mayor Lum has brought more grants to the City than any other Mayor with the exception of Mayor Eudy. Is Martin still on the City Council? If so? That's a shame.
wondering

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 May 24, 2010
She is still there, hope they vote her out next year!
just visiting

Abilene, TX

#4 Jun 13, 2010
Did you people read the article? If after talking to the tax assessor's office it wasn't clear if he was a resident, what was Ms Martin supposed to do, just let it drop? How would that be serving the interests of our citizenry? Maybe the Mayor could donate a newer map to the city, so they aren't using outdated material? ;) And maybe call the tax office to make sure they've been cashing those checks they've been getting from him all these years? Would you rather have a bunch of council members who, when approached with a possible problem, just shrug and say, oh well? Or that actually look into the issue? I don't see that this was a vendetta by anyone, just trying to get some answers on behalf of whomever expressed their concern; isn't that her job?
franny

Dallas, TX

#5 Jun 14, 2010
The Council is doing an excellent job in clearing this up, and of course Ms. Martin has every right to bring this to the attention of the Council, because a Citizen brought it to her attention.

That's the way it works, but what the Council is trying to do is not add a huge cost to the tax-payers in having a new map done when it's not a problem in checking the updated maps of RRC, and the deeds of those areas. Many of those areas were annexed over the past 30 years. They are simply trying to keep the costs down when the town is like most other small towns now in economic hard times.

There are ways to get this done without cost to the City right now, and that's what they're trying to do. True that Bogata will need a new map made in the future, but right now the town is struggling just like it's citizens, and not wanting to add an extra burden to the Tax-payer? The city can do a little leg work, and get this remedied. Nobody in the City Council shrugged their shoulders about this, that I'm aware of, and I know the members pretty well, and they take it seriously. Just like everything else nowadays, it's a shame that the media, and untrue gossip has to blow things out of porpotion.

I believe the City Council, and the Mayor have handled this situation very well, and Ms. Martin was just doing what was asked of her by a Citizen, and that's her duty to bring those questions before the Council. I believe they are all working it out together quite well. From what I've heard from Citizens, and some of the Council members Is
they are working hard to make fair, and just decisions, and that they are all behaving professional, and with respect towards each other.
Exscapeforever

United States

#6 Feb 9, 2016
Derek wayman is being held in redriver co tx of his right to bond. Wayman arrested in the being of December in Nevada for fta in redriver with a bond later in the girlfriend jessica hamlet was also arrested and held for fta also with no bond. Wayman was waiting to bond at the same time. He was transported weeks before his pregnant girl friend. The day after hamlet got to redriver. Was

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