whats wrong with west frankfort ?? wh...

whats wrong with west frankfort ?? whys it going down hill and not growing ??

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wf resident

Herrin, IL

#1 Jul 2, 2013
whats wrong with west frankfort ?? whys it going down hill and not growing ?? Everyone post your opinions and suggestions. And just maybe, the city council of West Frankfort. Will read this a get ideas and get the hint of changing things to make it better !!
lmao

Farmington, MO

#2 Jul 2, 2013
read all the other posts on here drugs and thieves who wants to be in an area with nothing else
wf resident

Herrin, IL

#3 Jul 2, 2013
lmao wrote:
read all the other posts on here drugs and thieves who wants to be in an area with nothing else
I hear ya on that , but I was asking for a little bit more constructive criticism . Would you think this town would be better , if it was ran like maybe Marion Illinois . We would have more businesses coming to this town to take root and make this town grow bigger and people would have jobs and better places to shop , just stuff like that I mean , please add more comments and ideas
thinking about it

Marion, IL

#4 Jul 2, 2013
wf resident wrote:
whats wrong with west frankfort ?? whys it going down hill and not growing ?? Everyone post your opinions and suggestions. And just maybe, the city council of West Frankfort. Will read this a get ideas and get the hint of changing things to make it better !!
politics as usual is the first problem...dont want to pursue any other eating places..might make Morelands mad ,thats and example...but the residents of west frankfort ,for the most part dont want change or growth, many make the statement "we have always done it that way"! It's time to move forward and get out of the past.
People are not welcomed to West Frankfort as they should be.If you don't have the right name,it doesnt matter how good you are,you are not welcome to join groups or a committee.Sure you can join but but you are soon aware that you aren't wanted.
The people that want the recognition and the pat on the back etc are the ones running and ruining things.The people that actually want to do good for the city and it's people are cast aside for the attention seekers.Politics as usual..........
wf resident

Herrin, IL

#5 Jul 2, 2013
thinking about it wrote:
<quoted text>politics as usual is the first problem...dont want to pursue any other eating places..might make Morelands mad ,thats and example...but the residents of west frankfort ,for the most part dont want change or growth, many make the statement "we have always done it that way"! It's time to move forward and get out of the past.
People are not welcomed to West Frankfort as they should be.If you don't have the right name,it doesnt matter how good you are,you are not welcome to join groups or a committee.Sure you can join but but you are soon aware that you aren't wanted.
The people that want the recognition and the pat on the back etc are the ones running and ruining things.The people that actually want to do good for the city and it's people are cast aside for the attention seekers.Politics as usual..........
Thank you for your input, now we are getting somewhere , I've always known this. But I think more people should stand up , and let them know and take notice , I think we need Marion Illinois , Bob Butler as mayor here in west Frankfort , just look what he has done for Marion , that place has grown so much , and people has jobs , and businesses have people buying things , there's always something going up and new places being build in the city , and those places are businesses that bring in more taxes and jobs, Marion used to be small and look at it now . West Frankfort used to do descent but now it's just getting run down , too many gas stations and beer joints for a small town , granted it brings in taxes , but very few jobs . They always say competition is good , I think west Frankfort officials is afraid , someone night get rich besides them , and they don't want to break a few eggs to make a few omelet's as to coin a phrase . In other words they don't want to fire of make a friend mad if they are told they are doing a bad job . West Frankfort needs to wake up !!!
thinking about it

Marion, IL

#6 Jul 2, 2013
wf resident wrote:
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Thank you for your input, now we are getting somewhere , I've always known this. But I think more people should stand up , and let them know and take notice , I think we need Marion Illinois , Bob Butler as mayor here in west Frankfort , just look what he has done for Marion , that place has grown so much , and people has jobs , and businesses have people buying things , there's always something going up and new places being build in the city , and those places are businesses that bring in more taxes and jobs, Marion used to be small and look at it now . West Frankfort used to do descent but now it's just getting run down , too many gas stations and beer joints for a small town , granted it brings in taxes , but very few jobs . They always say competition is good , I think west Frankfort officials is afraid , someone night get rich besides them , and they don't want to break a few eggs to make a few omelet's as to coin a phrase . In other words they don't want to fire of make a friend mad if they are told they are doing a bad job . West Frankfort needs to wake up !!!
The people of Marion have been active in the pursuit,the Mayor didn't do it alone,the majority had visions and goals and acted on them.They don't live by "it's always been that way" or we have always done it that way" most everyone works together,not against each other.Sure the property taxes are higher in that county but look what they have to show for it! PROGRESS !!!West Frankfort sets on idle going nowhere fast! I truly do like West Frankfort thats why I live here,having said that,it can be better.
wf resident

Herrin, IL

#7 Jul 2, 2013
thinking about it wrote:
<quoted text>The people of Marion have been active in the pursuit,the Mayor didn't do it alone,the majority had visions and goals and acted on them.They don't live by "it's always been that way" or we have always done it that way" most everyone works together,not against each other.Sure the property taxes are higher in that county but look what they have to show for it! PROGRESS !!!West Frankfort sets on idle going nowhere fast! I truly do like West Frankfort thats why I live here,having said that,it can be better.
Yes yes yes , I couldn't agree with you more , very well said , west Frankfort could be so much more , we need more to look ahead , and for the big picture of tomorrow's west Frankfort !!!
mmmhmmm

West Frankfort, IL

#8 Jul 3, 2013
I dont know that Marion is all that great. They have a mall ten times bigger than ours with just as many empty stores, a minor leaug ball team that nobody goes to see any more, a star bond district with no real interested parties, an empty warehouse the size of 4 city blocks, and higher property taxes than WF..But this is just ones opinion..
wf resident

Herrin, IL

#9 Jul 3, 2013
mmmhmmm wrote:
I dont know that Marion is all that great. They have a mall ten times bigger than ours with just as many empty stores, a minor leaug ball team that nobody goes to see any more, a star bond district with no real interested parties, an empty warehouse the size of 4 city blocks, and higher property taxes than WF..But this is just ones opinion..
You have some good points that you have listed , I know west Frankfort is all about sports, but really how many of are kids go to the pros on sports, we needs jobs here in west Frankfort , a Main Street that has business's , the mall we have is sure getting empty yes I agree , at one time we could have had the super Walmart where our mall is at , but it was voted out , it would have brought jobs and more tax dollars for the city , not saying that the city still wouldn't mismanage it anyway , I can even use Benton and west city for examples , together the are the size of west Frankfort , they have more than we have on business's , granted we both have boat company's that have shut down , but they have more than we do , I think the only thing we have is more sports and a fancy grade school and jr high school combined , with our teachers probally get paid twice what Benton gets paid , I naturally grew up in the 80's things were way different here , than it is today. I just think west Frankfort would be better, if they was to think about making more jobs instead of just what your last name is or how good you are in sports to make coaches and teachers look better . I just think everyone needs a chance to better themselves not just a select few , So far everyone's comments are good , so please keep them coming !!:-)
a waste

Galatia, IL

#10 Jul 3, 2013
I,ll tell you what,s wrong in W.F. GYPSIES !!!!!! Get em out of here...
yeppp

Herrin, IL

#11 Jul 4, 2013
a waste wrote:
I,ll tell you what,s wrong in W.F. GYPSIES !!!!!! Get em out of here...
I couldn't agree with you more!!!!
thinking about it

Marion, IL

#12 Jul 4, 2013
I wonder if the city leaders have taken a good look at the surrounding towns and asked ,What attracted the businesses to them.Are the city leaders actively pursuing businesses?Money being spent at the industrial park all the time for upgrades but why are new businesses not comming in? There is land all over and empty buildings on main street.

I hear people say shop local,but we are forced to drive to other towns and support them with our money.example..5pm my toilet breaks,nothing in West Frankfort has the parts.I drive to Marion and go to Menards or Home depot or God forbid walmart.I spend my money for toilet repairs and pick up some extra things,while I'm there I might as well find a place to eat.,pick up a few groceries,and since I'm out already ,I'll just get gas too.I just remembered a sale at the mall so I'll run in there.Wow the time flew by,I better get home and fix that toilet.At the end of the night I figure out what I spent in Marion..close to $800.00 and I'm just one person.How many others do the same?And it's because of the lack of business's to shop at locally.
Look at all the places that went into the old big Johns store in West City? Look at the little strip mall behind applebees in west city...That mayor actively searches for business...Maybe our Mayor could talk to him or Bob Butler..
wf resident 2

Republic, MO

#13 Jul 4, 2013
Because if real businesses moved in, families with real money might move in with it. People with real life experience and outside views, and the residents here that think they're something big will get taken down a notch. Everyone will see how insignificant they really are. This town "government " with its councils and boards is just a big joke! They use those titles to make themselves seem great, when in reality the most they do all day is gossip and pat each other on the backs.
wf resident

United States

#14 Jul 4, 2013
thinking about it wrote:
I wonder if the city leaders have taken a good look at the surrounding towns and asked ,What attracted the businesses to them.Are the city leaders actively pursuing businesses?Money being spent at the industrial park all the time for upgrades but why are new businesses not comming in? There is land all over and empty buildings on main street.

I hear people say shop local,but we are forced to drive to other towns and support them with our money.example..5pm my toilet breaks,nothing in West Frankfort has the parts.I drive to Marion and go to Menards or Home depot or God forbid walmart.I spend my money for toilet repairs and pick up some extra things,while I'm there I might as well find a place to eat.,pick up a few groceries,and since I'm out already ,I'll just get gas too.I just remembered a sale at the mall so I'll run in there.Wow the time flew by,I better get home and fix that toilet.At the end of the night I figure out what I spent in Marion..close to $800.00 and I'm just one person.How many others do the same?And it's because of the lack of business's to shop at locally.
Look at all the places that went into the old big Johns store in West City? Look at the little strip mall behind applebees in west city...That mayor actively searches for business...Maybe our Mayor could talk to him or Bob Butler..
Your comments are exactly right !!!!
wf resident

United States

#15 Jul 4, 2013
wf resident 2 wrote:
Because if real businesses moved in, families with real money might move in with it. People with real life experience and outside views, and the residents here that think they're something big will get taken down a notch. Everyone will see how insignificant they really are. This town "government " with its councils and boards is just a big joke! They use those titles to make themselves seem great, when in reality the most they do all day is gossip and pat each other on the backs.
I couldn't agree with you more !!!
wf resident

United States

#16 Jul 4, 2013
Keep up the great comments !!! Just maybe the city council will log In a read the comments a get the idea !!!
wf resident

United States

#17 Jul 4, 2013
thinking about it wrote:
I wonder if the city leaders have taken a good look at the surrounding towns and asked ,What attracted the businesses to them.Are the city leaders actively pursuing businesses?Money being spent at the industrial park all the time for upgrades but why are new businesses not comming in? There is land all over and empty buildings on main street.

I hear people say shop local,but we are forced to drive to other towns and support them with our money.example..5pm my toilet breaks,nothing in West Frankfort has the parts.I drive to Marion and go to Menards or Home depot or God forbid walmart.I spend my money for toilet repairs and pick up some extra things,while I'm there I might as well find a place to eat.,pick up a few groceries,and since I'm out already ,I'll just get gas too.I just remembered a sale at the mall so I'll run in there.Wow the time flew by,I better get home and fix that toilet.At the end of the night I figure out what I spent in Marion..close to $800.00 and I'm just one person.How many others do the same?And it's because of the lack of business's to shop at locally.
Look at all the places that went into the old big Johns store in West City? Look at the little strip mall behind applebees in west city...That mayor actively searches for business...Maybe our Mayor could talk to him or Bob Butler..
I heard rumor that the one of the guys out there that runs the business incubator , was asked to leave his last job, for making wrong business decisions , imagine that !!!
wf resident

United States

#18 Jul 4, 2013
Went down to get a part for the SUV , at the parts store here in west Frankfort , it's the 4th of July , guess what it's closed , vehicles break even on the 4th if July , called auto zone of Benton . Guess what they are open !!! Looks like Benton gets the money !!! More taxes west Frankfort missed out on, and that's only one sale , how many more have they lost today !!!
thinking about it

Marion, IL

#19 Jul 4, 2013
mmmhmmm wrote:
I dont know that Marion is all that great. They have a mall ten times bigger than ours with just as many empty stores, a minor leaug ball team that nobody goes to see any more, a star bond district with no real interested parties, an empty warehouse the size of 4 city blocks, and higher property taxes than WF..But this is just ones opinion..
they have a theater,they have a hospital,they have many businesses that don't close at 5 pm,a variety of food choices,a 24 hr pharmacy,a place to get a tire if needed,with real mechanics. when you like to shop for groceries after getting off work at midnight,you have a choice.
Even West City has more than West Frankfort.The Mayor actively pursues business
wf resident

United States

#20 Jul 4, 2013
thinking about it wrote:
<quoted text>they have a theater,they have a hospital,they have many businesses that don't close at 5 pm,a variety of food choices,a 24 hr pharmacy,a place to get a tire if needed,with real mechanics. when you like to shop for groceries after getting off work at midnight,you have a choice.
Even West City has more than West Frankfort.The Mayor actively pursues business
Yes very true , I've thought about all of that too . I think they want a paycheck to do less work , and let everyone suffer , people of west Frankfort need to clean house and remember this , ask city hall queastions at the town meetings and if the don't want to do anything get their asses out of office , get people in there that wants more for everyone in the town, not just for their friends and the rich , help out the not so fortunate !!

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