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Happy Dad

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Oct 26, 2009
 
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You're right no one cares enough to come out an vote!! No matter how easy we make it to come and vote!! If you want things to change then you need to vote!
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Maybe we could run a bus service.
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Does anyone know how much salary is for the mayor position in Braidwood? Just a thought not trying to be nosey. I have been thinking about preparing for running and this question came across my mind. Please let me know.
(65 ILCS 5/4&#8209;6&#8209;1)(f rom Ch. 24, par. 4&#8209;6&#8209;1)
Sec. 4&#8209;6&#8209;1. The mayor and each commissioner shall have an office at the municipal building or rooms, and shall devote such time to the duties of their respective offices as a faithful discharge thereof may require.
The total and only compensation of the mayor for the performance of his duties shall be an annual salary, which shall be established by the council prior to the mayoral election. The total and only compensation of each commissioner for the performance of his duties shall be an annual salary which shall be established by the council prior to the election in which commissioners are elected. An increase or decrease in the salary of any such official shall not take effect during the term for which he is elected.
(Source: P.A. 85&#8209;784; 85&#8209;854.)

It's only $6,000 a year. Guess it realy doesn't pay to screw people over, now does it?
u take a class too

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English wrote:
<quoted text> ( position ) speaking of to stupid!! Damn!!!
yeah speaking of.. before you comment, make sure you have no mistakes:

to=too
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Oct 27, 2009
 
just a thought wrote:
Does anyone know how much salary is for the mayor position in Braidwood? Just a thought not trying to be nosey. I have been thinking about preparing for running and this question came across my mind. Please let me know.
Mayor makes $5,000 per year in Braidwood.
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#25
Oct 27, 2009
 
OOPS---I thought it was $5,000,but 5 0r 6,000 still isn't worth it.
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The mayor doesn't have to declare a political party do they. If they do what party is the current mayor?

P.S. all you bookworms have fun with my grammer and spelling after all someone has to be the pricks. even though this is a informal fourm not a term papper
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Oct 28, 2009
 
Has no thoughts on this mater
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#28
Oct 28, 2009
 
Curious wrote:
The mayor doesn't have to declare a political party do they. If they do what party is the current mayor?
P.S. all you bookworms have fun with my grammer and spelling after all someone has to be the pricks. even though this is a informal fourm not a term papper
Smile....Grammar dosen't apply to internet blogs/topix.It's not a doctoral dissertation...just express your views ...and, smile
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#29
Oct 28, 2009
 
The only time I ever attack grammar and/or spelling is when the person posting includes words such as stupid, idiot, retard, etc.

They should NOT be throwing stones.
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Please everyone vote against Sue. She has made this town even worse.

It's so sad to say that I live in Braidwood. We would've been way better off with Wayne who actually cares about this city. He would let Andy Galatte run this town what so ever and Chris would never have been fired for b.s. reasons. Let's pay attention to the FINANCE director and her problems she has with signing papers that aren't hers to sign!

Hitting on married men in front of everyone at city all...! There are three honest women in City Hall, and Sue isn't one of them. Pay attention to who is "running" this city and DON'T vote for them in the next election. Get rid of the Building inspector who doesn't know anything,Bobby Jones and his MAFIA and their little scam that is going on in the house on the way to Godley(probably drugs.) Why are these terrible people running this town.
Let's turn this next election around everyone
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You think the Building inspector knows nothing you need to think again maybe he knows more than some people would like for him to know. I think the problem is some people don't like having to follow the rules and would like to get rid of the inspector because he makes them follow the codes.and he is not afraid to stand up to them.
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#32
Feb 3, 2010
 
a joke wrote:
Please everyone vote against Sue. She has made this town even worse.
It's so sad to say that I live in Braidwood. We would've been way better off with Wayne who actually cares about this city. He would let Andy Galatte run this town what so ever and Chris would never have been fired for b.s. reasons. Let's pay attention to the FINANCE director and her problems she has with signing papers that aren't hers to sign!
Hitting on married men in front of everyone at city all...! There are three honest women in City Hall, and Sue isn't one of them. Pay attention to who is "running" this city and DON'T vote for them in the next election. Get rid of the Building inspector who doesn't know anything,Bobby Jones and his MAFIA and their little scam that is going on in the house on the way to Godley(probably drugs.) Why are these terrible people running this town.
Let's turn this next election around everyone
Didn't Sue inherit Andy G. from the previous administration? I'm quite sure he was on scene during Wayne Saltzman's term. Chris was let go due to his salary & benefits costing to much. This town does not have any need for a full time building inspector. What is being built?As far as Sue supposedly hitting on men---I rate that as gossip and more small town slander,by people with nothing better to do than thinking up garbage and dirt to spread around. I agree with the [previous post,that some people are having a hard time complying with an actual building inspection which enforces the codes. The previous inspections were done by drive by and the old buddy system used by this towns contractors. Everybody took care of everbody,and the quality of construction around here proves that. Take a look at The Townes of Braidwood and talk to the residents there about code violations. Now the city is saying "Oh,it was the previous administrations neglect".Well,at least this bunch is enforcing the codes which have been on the books for years.
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Wondering wrote:
<quoted text> Didn't Sue inherit Andy G. from the previous administration? I'm quite sure he was on scene during Wayne Saltzman's term. Chris was let go due to his salary & benefits costing to much. This town does not have any need for a full time building inspector. What is being built?As far as Sue supposedly hitting on men---I rate that as gossip and more small town slander,by people with nothing better to do than thinking up garbage and dirt to spread around. I agree with the [previous post,that some people are having a hard time complying with an actual building inspection which enforces the codes. The previous inspections were done by drive by and the old buddy system used by this towns contractors. Everybody took care of everbody,and the quality of construction around here proves that. Take a look at The Townes of Braidwood and talk to the residents there about code violations. Now the city is saying "Oh,it was the previous administrations neglect".Well,at least this bunch is enforcing the codes which have been on the books for years.
As you should remember, queen bee was going to get rid of the mobster from the very start. She stood up at a meeting and asked that a city administrator not be appointed because she wanted to appoint her own. She wanted to get rid of him but a few meetings after she was awarded her power trip she changed her mind. As for her hitting on men, it's not her, it's her pot-hole faced finance director. Now theres $80,000 that could be used to fix our city streets, but instead it's spent fixing the rough ride on her face. As far as the "building inspector" who works for free, which is too imposible. You can't work for free and be signing your name on behalf of a municipality and not get compensated, which includes bonding and liability insurance in case a house collapses after inspection. That realy is pay-to-play politics because everyone knows that he and his family spent alot of money to get her elected. Sometimes small town politics can be more corrupt that large cities.
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"Queen Bee"...You mean to say Mayor Grygiel; has clearly earned her spot where she is now. Just because few of you don't agree with her choices clearly doesnt mean others follow your beliefs. Sadly you have nothing better to do than complain about what is not going your way; it is what it is. As far as the building Inspector, what is wrong with following the rules? That is how great cities are run right? think it over. And as the Building Inspector works for free you should all understand that he is obviously doing it to be doing something good not just for the cash. Why would he just walk away after his candidate was elected in? He may be just doing something to stand up for what is right and his beliefs; and helping the city.~~~corruptions out~~~
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cover girl up wrote:
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As you should remember, queen bee was going to get rid of the mobster from the very start. She stood up at a meeting and asked that a city administrator not be appointed because she wanted to appoint her own. She wanted to get rid of him but a few meetings after she was awarded her power trip she changed her mind. As for her hitting on men, it's not her, it's her pot-hole faced finance director. Now theres $80,000 that could be used to fix our city streets, but instead it's spent fixing the rough ride on her face. As far as the "building inspector" who works for free, which is too imposible. You can't work for free and be signing your name on behalf of a municipality and not get compensated, which includes bonding and liability insurance in case a house collapses after inspection. That realy is pay-to-play politics because everyone knows that he and his family spent alot of money to get her elected. Sometimes small town politics can be more corrupt that large cities.
Did the city council over rule her attampt to replace Ady? As far as your remarks about the finance directors face---I find them reprehensible and sophomoric. They have no bearing on the topic.
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#36
Feb 4, 2010
 
Sue wasn't hitting on him...it was the finance director i never said anything about Sue hitting on him!
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<quoted text> Didn't Sue inherit Andy G. from the previous administration? I'm quite sure he was on scene during Wayne Saltzman's term. Chris was let go due to his salary & benefits costing to much. This town does not have any need for a full time building inspector. What is being built?As far as Sue supposedly hitting on men---I rate that as gossip and more small town slander,by people with nothing better to do than thinking up garbage and dirt to spread around. I agree with the [previous post,that some people are having a hard time complying with an actual building inspection which enforces the codes. The previous inspections were done by drive by and the old buddy system used by this towns contractors. Everybody took care of everbody,and the quality of construction around here proves that. Take a look at The Townes of Braidwood and talk to the residents there about code violations. Now the city is saying "Oh,it was the previous administrations neglect".Well,at least this bunch is enforcing the codes which have been on the books for years.
Call me Mister

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#37
Feb 9, 2010
 
just a thought wrote:
Does anyone know how much salary is for the mayor position in Braidwood? Just a thought not trying to be nosey. I have been thinking about preparing for running and this question came across my mind. Please let me know.
I don't know for sure, but I think it is about $8,000.00 a year. I am sure someone will have a snotty comment to my answer to you but, I tried. Once the election starts, in another year or so, your husband has to go to city hall and get a packet that contains blank petition forms, etc. He signs a form that states what day and time he picked up this packet. He does not have to state what he is running for, but I, advise him to state "Mayor". Then he, physically has to knock on doors and get braidwood citizens to sign his petition to run for mayor. The number of names is determined by the current population. You or your mom or children cannot do this job for him. He must do it himself. Then he has to turn in all of his paperwork, in exact stated order, or the petition is ruled invalid. Good luck to your husband. He has a lot of work to do and money to spend. He needs to get on the internet and start learning the facts now. There is more to running for office than one would think. Okay, all you smarty pants can start bashing my comments. Don't care about any of you or your words.
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Feb 9, 2010
 
cover girl up wrote:
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As you should remember, queen bee was going to get rid of the mobster from the very start. She stood up at a meeting and asked that a city administrator not be appointed because she wanted to appoint her own. She wanted to get rid of him but a few meetings after she was awarded her power trip she changed her mind. As for her hitting on men, it's not her, it's her pot-hole faced finance director. Now theres $80,000 that could be used to fix our city streets, but instead it's spent fixing the rough ride on her face. As far as the "building inspector" who works for free, which is too imposible. You can't work for free and be signing your name on behalf of a municipality and not get compensated, which includes bonding and liability insurance in case a house collapses after inspection. That realy is pay-to-play politics because everyone knows that he and his family spent alot of money to get her elected. Sometimes small town politics can be more corrupt that large cities.
I totally agree with you about the $80,000.00 a year know it all. She needs to go. Braidwood can surely find an accountant that would give heart and sole to have her job at half her pay. Andy Gallette works for free and Tony Santerelli, the newly appointed inspector probably works for free also. Sue really wanted Tony in Andy's spot since he would have killed his mama to get into city politics. But how can he tell someone to clean up their yards when his needs the most clean-up work of all. He knows everything about nothing. Anyone questioning this, go talk to a member of his family. Baa Baa Black Sheep!
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#39
Feb 9, 2010
 
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"Queen Bee"...You mean to say Mayor Grygiel; has clearly earned her spot where she is now. Just because few of you don't agree with her choices clearly doesnt mean others follow your beliefs. Sadly you have nothing better to do than complain about what is not going your way; it is what it is. As far as the building Inspector, what is wrong with following the rules? That is how great cities are run right? think it over. And as the Building Inspector works for free you should all understand that he is obviously doing it to be doing something good not just for the cash. Why would he just walk away after his candidate was elected in? He may be just doing something to stand up for what is right and his beliefs; and helping the city.~~~corruptions out~~~
Yeah, sure you're right! lol He has no qualifications on building a dog house, much less inspect anyones home.
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Feb 9, 2010
 
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Please everyone vote against Sue. She has made this town even worse.
It's so sad to say that I live in Braidwood. We would've been way better off with Wayne who actually cares about this city. He would let Andy Galatte run this town what so ever and Chris would never have been fired for b.s. reasons. Let's pay attention to the FINANCE director and her problems she has with signing papers that aren't hers to sign!
Hitting on married men in front of everyone at city all...! There are three honest women in City Hall, and Sue isn't one of them. Pay attention to who is "running" this city and DON'T vote for them in the next election. Get rid of the Building inspector who doesn't know anything,Bobby Jones and his MAFIA and their little scam that is going on in the house on the way to Godley(probably drugs.) Why are these terrible people running this town.
Let's turn this next election around everyone
Amen! The next election will be very very interesting. Sue does not have the personality to be our Mayor. She won't even speak a kind word to any of her citizens. As for the other elected officials, they are a good example of small town atmosphere. Kind, giving, personable! If only Mr. Rozak would wake up and get rid that accountant that he thinks so highly of. NO City Accountant of a town this size deserves $80,000.00. We can do a lot with half of that money and still have a really good accountant. The little player needs to quit the crap with the married men in this town before she hits on the wrong man and his wife gets even.

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