mad mayor and his clowncil

mad mayor and his clowncil

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george clooney

Fort Thomas, KY

#1 Sep 4, 2012
Just how long are the citizens of Carrollton going to tolerate the spending of our tax dollars in order for the mad mayor to buy up Main St.? He and his clowncil have spent thousands on his brand new, now decrepid RV Park.(needs new sidewalks, new walls in the bath house, new drains, new cut off valves and the list goes on)He is buying up property for a river walk in order for us all to enjoy the Ohio River and the North side of the old, delapidated buildings downtown. AND then we can shop all the charming storefronts on Main St. Last time I looked, Main St. consisted of a used furniture store and a worn out clothing store. These will certainly bring droves to this fine city. I believe our tax dollars need to be used to hire the pied piper to run the mad mayor and his clowncil out of town, they could be placed at the RV Park for a short time and then sadly, into the KY River
Well now let me just say

Newport, KY

#2 Sep 4, 2012
george clooney wrote:
Just how long are the citizens of Carrollton going to tolerate the spending of our tax dollars in order for the mad mayor to buy up Main St.? He and his clowncil have spent thousands on his brand new, now decrepid RV Park.(needs new sidewalks, new walls in the bath house, new drains, new cut off valves and the list goes on)He is buying up property for a river walk in order for us all to enjoy the Ohio River and the North side of the old, delapidated buildings downtown. AND then we can shop all the charming storefronts on Main St. Last time I looked, Main St. consisted of a used furniture store and a worn out clothing store. These will certainly bring droves to this fine city. I believe our tax dollars need to be used to hire the pied piper to run the mad mayor and his clowncil out of town, they could be placed at the RV Park for a short time and then sadly, into the KY River
They don't want any new stores downtown. They give them to many restrictions and rules. You can't even paint the building without getting it approved. The boardwalk would be a good thing, it was for Madison. I don't know why they had to buy property for it though. They made it to complicated. It's not up to them what shops should go in and what shouldn't. With the exception of sleazy sex places. Keep them out! They stop you from doing anything here. It's ridiculous really. It only hurts our town.
rusty shackleford

United States

#3 Sep 4, 2012
carrollton got took off the map folks when the interstate was built. use to be everybody came through carrollton. now its just the same people that travel through going to or from work. i dont think that main street can support much more than whats already there! also with the restrictions and the high rental prices, its hard for a small buisness to get started down there!
gee whiz

Fort Thomas, KY

#4 Sep 11, 2012
I just read the Madison Courier account of the Carrollton Clowncil meeting. The mayor says,"There's not much money out there" (to complete his precious river walk) DUH!!!!! Wonder why? The fool has spent so many tax dollars on foolishness, no wonder there are no dollars!! Maybe he could reach into his own pocket to fund his dreams.
thoughts

Owensboro, KY

#5 Sep 12, 2012
Being from Madison and having to drive through Carrollton daily for years while working over in Ghent, I can tell you you need to do something. Carrollton looked like a dilapidated border town, sorry. While I have not been there for years now, you do have a start of something that will be good for all the local area, in time. The river walk is a good thing IMO though I admit no knowledge of the overall plan other than what is read in the Madison Courier. There are several ways it can be achieved, some ways better than others. As far as the RV park, it's a great asset to have but apparently there were grave oversights in it's construction. Those should be addressed immediately as it will go down hill extremely fast and people will not return. Then rid your community of those that had a hand in screwing it up. What I'm saying is GET INVOLVED, go to meetings, demand accountability. You'll have a much better local government and a much better. It's up to the citizens of your community and taxpayers of your town to demand better. If you do no, you will get what you always have.
thoughts

Owensboro, KY

#6 Sep 12, 2012
rusty shackleford wrote:
carrollton got took off the map folks when the interstate was built. <snip>
You got put on the map for industry and jobs with the interstate. Madison would kill for an interstate. Since we have none, most skilled workers drive to work through your town, to Ghent, Jeffersonville, Greensburg, Columbus, Louisville and all places in between. If it were not for the interstate you would be a few clicks worse off than you are now and with few jobs at all. Look at the potential assets of the community and surrounding area, the waterways, state park, all the industry, point park (develop more festivals), the historic nature of the community. There are many raw assets there for community development.
Happy Camper

United States

#7 Sep 12, 2012
The Campground is nice, I've campped there a few times, and I'll be back. The construction defects have been overblown, IMO. They need to be corrected, no doubt, but it's kind of like complaining that a hot chick has freckles...
rusty shackleford

United States

#8 Sep 12, 2012
thoughts wrote:
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You got put on the map for industry and jobs with the interstate. Madison would kill for an interstate. Since we have none, most skilled workers drive to work through your town, to Ghent, Jeffersonville, Greensburg, Columbus, Louisville and all places in between. If it were not for the interstate you would be a few clicks worse off than you are now and with few jobs at all. Look at the potential assets of the community and surrounding area, the waterways, state park, all the industry, point park (develop more festivals), the historic nature of the community. There are many raw assets there for community development.
well i guess if ya had read the article you would have known that we were talking bout down town, main street. your right though, the interstate was good for the county!
rusty shackleford

United States

#9 Sep 12, 2012
thoughts wrote:
<quoted text>
You got put on the map for industry and jobs with the interstate. Madison would kill for an interstate. Since we have none, most skilled workers drive to work through your town, to Ghent, Jeffersonville, Greensburg, Columbus, Louisville and all places in between. If it were not for the interstate you would be a few clicks worse off than you are now and with few jobs at all. Look at the potential assets of the community and surrounding area, the waterways, state park, all the industry, point park (develop more festivals), the historic nature of the community. There are many raw assets there for community development.
oh and one more thing madison doesnt need a interstate. they already have a awesome main street program with lots of buisnesses
Well

Newport, KY

#10 Sep 12, 2012
rusty shackleford wrote:
<quoted text> oh and one more thing madison doesnt need a interstate. they already have a awesome main street program with lots of buisnesses
I was in madison today and main street was bustling with people. I was surprised being its Wednesday but there they were shopping. The boardwalk here will do the same for us if the town stopped putting so many damn restrictions on every thing down there and shop owners need to understand that having high rent on their buildings is hurting Carrollton. I was told that it was cheaper on taxes to leave them empty than comply with carrolltons rules.....that's total BS! But asking a thousand a month knowing that nothing downtown could sustain that amount plus utilities ,except maybe McNeals. I so look forward to walking along the Ohio banks again on our boardwalk.
special ed

Shelbyville, KY

#11 Sep 12, 2012
It doesn't have anything to do with the downtown business prospects.. it's all about the so called tax revenue that's lining the mayors alcohol tab he has at the american legion..as for the clowncil it gives them a chance to go out waste thousands of dollars on bullshit events.. i say out with 'ole buddy system' in with new blood... can i get a hell yeah
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Burgess

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Sep 12, 2012
Sam Burgess needs to go away. He has never helped to get any businesses to open in downtown. However he bends over backward to help out his frieds, who own the shopping center.
mrtwister

Newport, KY

#13 Sep 13, 2012
I went to a Council Meeting and basically all I saw was some old fuzzy headed guy argue with the Mayor non stop, be my first and last meeting!!
get on it

Owensboro, KY

#14 Sep 13, 2012
mrtwister wrote:
I went to a Council Meeting and basically all I saw was some old fuzzy headed guy argue with the Mayor non stop, be my first and last meeting!!
This is where/why you need to go to every one and bring friends. Ask question and wait for answers. Without public participation you are destine to continue to have EXACTLY what you have in place now. A good old boy buddy system, not a democracy for the taxpayers who foot the entire bill on everything they do. You must exercise your rights or nothing changes. Let those old buzzards KNOW the citizens are watching.
mayor

Covington, KY

#15 Sep 28, 2012
Burgess wrote:
Sam Burgess needs to go away. He has never helped to get any businesses to open in downtown. However he bends over backward to help out his frieds, who own the shopping center.
i agree
justme

Mokena, IL

#16 Sep 28, 2012
We need to clean the drugs out of carrollton. Then people will come here.
So What

Covington, KY

#17 Oct 1, 2012
So what's up with him?
I agree

Newport, KY

#19 Oct 1, 2012
justme wrote:
We need to clean the drugs out of carrollton. Then people will come here.
I think these Cops and State boys are pretty much doing that.. They have been busting ass cleaning this place up I have noticed, but the only thing is when they get out alot go back doing the same thing then it just esculates to more kids. We are at a war with drugs and evenmore with this heroin. but it is not just Carrollton it is everywhere like this from what I hear.
really

Lexington, KY

#20 Oct 1, 2012
i agree with everything everyone is saying
kids

Fort Thomas, KY

#21 Oct 2, 2012
Are we now talking drugs and not the mad mayor and his clowncil?
From what I understand the drugs are rampant in the community, law enforcement is working on cleaning it up, but the mayor is spending our tax dollars on his dreams. Let us get back on the original topic please.

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