Town Manager Problems
Really

Blacksburg, VA

#25 Nov 29, 2012
You have to be kidding me if you want to nit-pick on $25 but won't say anything about free computers, $60,000 salary, late to work but never docks for it, cell phones, etc all on the tax payer's dollar. You all really have your priorities in order and want real change for the town. This council is doing its very best to clean up the corruption that Loretta and the previous council allowed. Wake up you ignorant people and attend the meetings, you will learn more there than you can in the Coalfield, which might I add, Loretta's husband works there so their opinion is a little bias.
Educated tax payer

Norton, VA

#26 Nov 30, 2012
Glad to know you heartless people started up more drama while Loretta is grieving the loss of a family member. Goes to show you have no class. If you spent your time actually working to improve the town instead of bitching about her, the world would be a better place. Carry on with your petty immaturity & do nothing. If you're lucky, maybe someone will start a complaint thread about you.
Can not accept TRUTH

Salem, VA

#27 Nov 30, 2012
Really wrote:
You have to be kidding me if you want to nit-pick on $25 but won't say anything about free computers,$60,000 salary, late to work but never docks for it, cell phones, etc all on the tax payer's dollar. You all really have your priorities in order and want real change for the town. This council is doing its very best to clean up the corruption that Loretta and the previous council allowed. Wake up you ignorant people and attend the meetings, you will learn more there than you can in the Coalfield, which might I add, Loretta's husband works there so their opinion is a little bias.
Let’s look at your statement line by line:

• You have to be kidding me if you want to nit-pick on $25 – If you have a business, the FIRST person that does not receive a check is the person that owns the business. This amount may be small, but it’s symbolic that council thinks of the town FIRST and not themselves

• but won't say anything about free computers – It’s common practice for computers be furnished to employees. I would think that just about every business in Wise County and Coeburn has a computer for its employees to use

•$60,000 salary – I know MANY people in the mining industry that make over $100,000 a year

• late to work but never docks for it – How about the MANY nights that council meetings go on and on and on. Do you think that she receives extra pay for this time at night? No she doesn’t

• cell phones – Again common practice. Don’t believe me, ask the police chief and the fire chief who pays for their cell phones

• You all really have your priorities in order and want real change for the town. This council is doing its very best to clean up the corruption that Loretta and the previous council allowed.– This current council is doing its best to tear down everything good that has been done for Coeburn during the past. Additionally, Loretta has no power, she does what she is directed to do by council. This holds true for past councils and the current council

• Wake up you ignorant people and attend the meetings – Yes, I agree that everyone should attend the meetings. You will see just how disruptive to Coeburn the current council is

• you will learn more there than you can in the Coalfield – The Coalfield does a very good job of reporting the facts concerning council meetings, but again everyone should attend meetings to see for themselves what the facts are, not what some of you on Topix want to disillusion yourself into believing

• which might I add, Loretta's husband works there so their opinion is a little bias.– If you think that the Coalfield is bias, you have never meet either Jenay Tate or Jeff Lester. Either of them would not hesitate to write a factual story about anyone, themselves or their family included, if it is true and factual.
robby

Duluth, GA

#28 Nov 30, 2012
This counsel is totally ignorant. Worst in my 40 years. God help us. The fact that any of you believe their bullcrap amazes me. Your big leader is a habitual liar and had been proven so. Did you people see what he did during his last stint as a public official? Apparently not. Coeburns politics is a joke and you few followers are the punch line LOL. Pathetic.
Educated Voter

Charlotte, NC

#29 Nov 30, 2012
robby wrote:
This counsel is totally ignorant. Worst in my 40 years. God help us. The fact that any of you believe their bullcrap amazes me. Your big leader is a habitual liar and had been proven so. Did you people see what he did during his last stint as a public official? Apparently not. Coeburns politics is a joke and you few followers are the punch line LOL. Pathetic.
So the council should have continued the corruption in the Police Department like it was during the Town Managers watch when she had control over it.
Coeburn

Big Stone Gap, VA

#30 Nov 30, 2012
Can not accept TRUTH wrote:
<quoted text>
Let’s look at your statement line by line:
• You have to be kidding me if you want to nit-pick on $25 – If you have a business, the FIRST person that does not receive a check is the person that owns the business. This amount may be small, but it’s symbolic that council thinks of the town FIRST and not themselves
• but won't say anything about free computers – It’s common practice for computers be furnished to employees. I would think that just about every business in Wise County and Coeburn has a computer for its employees to use
•$60,000 salary – I know MANY people in the mining industry that make over $100,000 a year
• late to work but never docks for it – How about the MANY nights that council meetings go on and on and on. Do you think that she receives extra pay for this time at night? No she doesn’t
• cell phones – Again common practice. Don’t believe me, ask the police chief and the fire chief who pays for their cell phones
• You all really have your priorities in order and want real change for the town. This council is doing its very best to clean up the corruption that Loretta and the previous council allowed.– This current council is doing its best to tear down everything good that has been done for Coeburn during the past. Additionally, Loretta has no power, she does what she is directed to do by council. This holds true for past councils and the current council
• Wake up you ignorant people and attend the meetings – Yes, I agree that everyone should attend the meetings. You will see just how disruptive to Coeburn the current council is
• you will learn more there than you can in the Coalfield – The Coalfield does a very good job of reporting the facts concerning council meetings, but again everyone should attend meetings to see for themselves what the facts are, not what some of you on Topix want to disillusion yourself into believing
• which might I add, Loretta's husband works there so their opinion is a little bias.– If you think that the Coalfield is bias, you have never meet either Jenay Tate or Jeff Lester. Either of them would not hesitate to write a factual story about anyone, themselves or their family included, if it is true and factual.
Well lets look at what you say, FIRST OF ALL SHE MAKES $64,000 a year PLUS all the perks. This is NOT the coal mines as you compare it to. The Coal mining busniess is for proffit and makes millions. This is a small town Govt NOT for proffitt. So that comparsion you made is silly! My best friend is a Town Manager in a small town about the size of Coeburn maybe slightly bigger, not by much. His salary is $42,650 a year. He does get a cell phone.

Coalfield-- of course they are bias with her. It's a funny thing when three people got up to speak during public expression in a recent meeting i was at. I remember Ms Hughes, Mr Dingus and another person they gave their opinion and it wasn't in favor of Loretta in was NOT in the paper at all. But let certain people get up and speak againist any four of the council memembers and it's all in the story. That is Clear bias.

I agree people should attend the meetings. I go to most of the them, i have missed a couple. But Jeff is causing all this drama and it's only hurting Coeburn and himself. The past council allowed a police dept to continue for years that was no good. This council did change that, they also helped clean up the streets. You can down them all you want if that makes you feel big. If you really talk to people you would hear how people of Coeburn feel. It was said perfect by a busniess owner that was in the paper we have FOUR council members who care.
Can not accept TRUTH

Salem, VA

#31 Nov 30, 2012
Educated Voter wrote:
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So the council should have continued the corruption in the Police Department like it was during the Town Managers watch when she had control over it.
Police Department has ALWAYS been under the control of council. True before, true now!
oknow not again

Wise, VA

#32 Dec 1, 2012
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LMBO

Bedford, VA

#33 Dec 1, 2012
Well I have heard more news coming from our elected officials. So I am waiting on the State Police and the Feds to let the big story out about our new Mayor!! Cyber crime, used a Paypal account, be watching the Coalfield!
Educated Voter wrote:
I am getting sick and tired of the awful job the current Town Manager is doing. She has now removed a thread about herself on here. She cannot handle the heat of the position and therefore should step aside. Someone who is in charge of preparing a proposal for a budget should be held accountable for the current budget situation. She should be fired for her insubordination to the current council and for over stepping her power as a non elected official.
Educated Voter

United States

#34 Dec 1, 2012
Can not accept TRUTH wrote:
<quoted text>Police Department has ALWAYS been under the control of council. True before, true now!
Actually if you paid attention last year, Loretta asked that the Police Department and Fire Department be put under her control and the previous council did so in a 20 min meeting.
Educated Voter

United States

#35 Dec 1, 2012
LMBO wrote:
<quoted text>Well I have heard more news coming from our elected officials. So I am waiting on the State Police and the Feds to let the big story out about our new Mayor!! Cyber crime, used a Paypal account, be watching the Coalfield!
Lol yeah ok.
rex

Wise, VA

#36 Dec 2, 2012
loretta knew the police dep was doing wrong,swept it under the rug to hide it,for that reason along she should be fired.that brown nosing should be another reason.fire her sorry ass,hire someone that will do the job right.
Educated tax payer

Norton, VA

#37 Dec 2, 2012
Why are you people dragging out the same misleading information again & again? Either come up with some cold, hard facts or stop speculating. It makes you look desperate & uninformed.
Educated Voter

Stanley, NC

#38 Dec 2, 2012
Educated tax payer wrote:
Why are you people dragging out the same misleading information again & again? Either come up with some cold, hard facts or stop speculating. It makes you look desperate & uninformed.
Loretta tell you to write this stuff. You two must know each other pretty well for you to put the wool over your eyes so heavily to believe Loretta's lies.
Educated Voter

Stanley, NC

#39 Dec 2, 2012
rex wrote:
loretta knew the police dep was doing wrong,swept it under the rug to hide it,for that reason along she should be fired.that brown nosing should be another reason.fire her sorry ass,hire someone that will do the job right.
I agree Rex. Send her packing ASAP.
Educated Voter

Stanley, NC

#40 Dec 2, 2012
Educated tax payer wrote:
Why are you people dragging out the same misleading information again & again? Either come up with some cold, hard facts or stop speculating. It makes you look desperate & uninformed.
Also do you deny that the PD was not under Loretta's control last year? Ask her and see if it is true then come back and tell me what she says.
Educated tax payer

Norton, VA

#41 Dec 2, 2012
The new department has really stopped crime. Since they've been in office we've had a drug related murder-suicide and a stabbing at Food City. Great job.
I agree

Norton, VA

#42 Dec 2, 2012
Great job! Others wouldn't have solved either crime or even responded in a timely manner!!
Thanks

Norton, VA

#43 Dec 2, 2012
Thanks Coeburn PD for doing a good job and being professionals.
Can not accept TRUTH

Salem, VA

#44 Dec 2, 2012
Educated Voter wrote:
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Also do you deny that the PD was not under Loretta's control last year? Ask her and see if it is true then come back and tell me what she says.
The police department is now and has ALWAYS been under the control of the town council. This is a FACT, not a misleading lie!

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