That Danville City Commision

That Danville City Commision

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Toots O tool

Harrodsburg, KY

#1 Feb 13, 2013
The city of Danville has an ordiance which says that the city manager must live in the city limits of Danville. He did not. Now he does. So the honorable city commission hires a man who does not meet their ordinance and in order to make him legal they annex his house. Talk about twisting the law. This bunch has done some rather shady things. How long are the locals going to put up with this? Maybe they should change the slogan from the city of first to the city of first crooks.
For Toots

Bryan, OH

#2 Feb 13, 2013
ENIGMA

Harrodsburg, KY

#3 Feb 13, 2013
For Toots wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =qS7nqwGt4-IXX
You my idiot friend, are part of what is wrong with this country !!!
Toots O Tool

Harrodsburg, KY

#4 Feb 14, 2013
For Toots wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =qS7nqwGt4-IXX
Stupid does as stupid is.
For Toots and ENIGMA

Salem, IN

#5 Feb 14, 2013
Suck it up buttercup, nobody likes a crybaby.

You are right; Danville has an ordinance that says that the City Manager must live within the city limits. When Mr. Scott was hired it was with the condition that he would move to within the city limits within a specified time. I think that he has come up with a win/win solution. This just further shows his ability to think outside of the box, a great attribute for the City Manager. I’m so very sorry that you disagree, but I'm guessing that you are of the vocal minority that bitches about every decision that the commission makes. I applaud the commission for working together for toward a solution that is amiable to all concerned. Perhaps if those of your mindset would drop the hate and bias, Danville could come (back) together.
cronies

Danville, KY

#6 Feb 14, 2013
I'm sorry, For Toots, but I think this is just yet another way the cronies can have their way with the city government. You mention the city commission working together.... I don't think everyone was in agreement with it, were they? Screw majority, there was still dissension. There are still people of Danville who see the cronies having power on the city commission as long as Hunsted is still in "office". With a city manager government... even when that city manager is in the pocket of the mayor.... the commission still has control. Until this set of players gets out of control of the cronies, this city has no hope.
Toots O tool

Harrodsburg, KY

#7 Feb 15, 2013
For Toots and ENIGMA wrote:
Suck it up buttercup, nobody likes a crybaby.
You are right; Danville has an ordinance that says that the City Manager must live within the city limits. When Mr. Scott was hired it was with the condition that he would move to within the city limits within a specified time. I think that he has come up with a win/win solution. This just further shows his ability to think outside of the box, a great attribute for the City Manager. I’m so very sorry that you disagree, but I'm guessing that you are of the vocal minority that bitches about every decision that the commission makes. I applaud the commission for working together for toward a solution that is amiable to all concerned. Perhaps if those of your mindset would drop the hate and bias, Danville could come (back) together.
The city commission hires a city manager with the stipulation that he live in the city. He either did not live in the city at the time that he was hired or he bought a house outside the city limits. Either way the man violated the ordinance. So the city just moves the city limits around his house. Is that not the way politicans solve problems. Don't uphold what is right. Just cheat a little or a lot. The wonder of it is that the people of the "city of firsts" puts up with this commission which cannot even follow it's own ordinances.
Amazed

Thomson, GA

#8 Feb 16, 2013
Wow, I’m very surprised that the annexation of the city managers property was not brought up at this morning’s listening session. Hmm, must not be of much concern to the citizens after all.
dirty

Danville, KY

#9 Feb 17, 2013
Danville's governmental structure has ALWAYS had dirty politicians in office. This is just another point of fact to that reason.
And everyone knows 99.9% of ALL politicians are corrupt in some way, shape, or form!
Toots O Tool

Harrodsburg, KY

#10 Feb 17, 2013
Amazed wrote:
Wow, I’m very surprised that the annexation of the city managers property was not brought up at this morning’s listening session. Hmm, must not be of much concern to the citizens after all.
That is a problem for Danville people to consider. This issue is small when compared with other issues that the commission has messed with. But to accept a blatant act like annexing one house to avoid violating one of their own ordinances is something that the tax paying public should not tolerate. Danville has always had pride while claiming that they are one of the best small towns in the U.S. Great towns have more honest politicans.
Amazed

Thomson, GA

#11 Feb 17, 2013
Toots, What law was broken?
whatever

Danville, KY

#12 Feb 17, 2013
Toots O Tool wrote:
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That is a problem for Danville people to consider. This issue is small when compared with other issues that the commission has messed with. But to accept a blatant act like annexing one house to avoid violating one of their own ordinances is something that the tax paying public should not tolerate. Danville has always had pride while claiming that they are one of the best small towns in the U.S. Great towns have more honest politicans.
I just think it's another sore on the already-scorn city commission's reputation. For the city to bend things for the mayor's made man is just a slap in the face of the citizens. The citizens had no choice in the city manager position, cite the citizen's committee... so they had no choice in the annexation. I'm tired of the mayors' cronies having so much power over our city government.
get over it

United States

#13 Feb 17, 2013
What in the world are you all complaing about? The more property annexed by the city just means a larger tax base for the city. So why complain?
whatever

Danville, KY

#14 Feb 17, 2013
I don't care about the money that's coming in. I care about the fact that our city government used their powers to change an ordinance already set aside by governmnent..... They changed it to fit their needs. What if a single citizen was to put up a single need for annexation? Would they do it? What if a single citizen would put up something for a huge portion of the county? Where does it stop????? Why grant the city manager his request???????? Who is he??????
Amazed

Thomson, GA

#15 Feb 18, 2013
I so agree with get over it. The commission did the smart thing and didn't break (or bend) any laws. If you guys are so hell bent on complaining about something, at least find something worthwhile and valid.
Sad

Danville, KY

#16 Feb 18, 2013
Amazed wrote:
I so agree with get over it. The commission did the smart thing and didn't break (or bend) any laws. If you guys are so hell bent on complaining about something, at least find something worthwhile and valid.
I disagree. The conditions for Mr. Scott's employment was that he MOVE INTO the city limits before one year had expired. Now, he's asking that the city move TO him. He is violating the conditions of his employment.

Corruption is rampant in City Hall as long as Bumstad is there.
whatever

Danville, KY

#17 Feb 19, 2013
Sad wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree. The conditions for Mr. Scott's employment was that he MOVE INTO the city limits before one year had expired. Now, he's asking that the city move TO him. He is violating the conditions of his employment.
Corruption is rampant in City Hall as long as Bumstad is there.
I agree with you, Sad!!! It's shameful what this mayor and his cronies have been able to do.
MOT

Winchester, KY

#18 Feb 19, 2013
Why do they need a "city manager". What's the mayor for, looks? Get rid of him and save a little more money that could be used to patch pot holes.
pay attention

Tucker, GA

#19 Feb 19, 2013
MOT wrote:
Why do they need a "city manager". What's the mayor for, looks? Get rid of him and save a little more money that could be used to patch pot holes.
In reality the Mayor is just another commisioner with a different title.The city manager runs the city on a daily basis. The Mayor does not need that much authority.
whatever

Danville, KY

#20 Feb 19, 2013
The mayor is really just another commissioner. His only "fame" is that he does ribbon cuttings, etc. He has no more voting power on the commission than the others. The city manager is the person who runs the city government..... basically what "pay attention" already said.....

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