Growing doubts about feasibility of water project

Jul 11, 2014 Read more: The Southtown Star 6

Original: Joseph Letke, Franklin Park village comptroller, reads from a 2008 audit of the village after Village President Barrett Pedersen announced the village is missing $8.7 million from its accounts Published: Joseph Letke, Franklin Park village comptroller, reads from a 2008 audit of the village after Village President Barrett Pedersen ... (more)

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“2nd Time Trying Topix Account”

Since: Jun 14

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#1 Jul 11, 2014
I remember attending a board meeting in Alsip about a year and a half ago in which the audio is/was available on their website.

Kitching was bitc*ing about how everyone was totally off base in not supporting the SSJAWA endeavor and even went the distance to hire a consultant (I believe?) to once again engage in "persuading" the residents and businesses this path was their one and only salvation after the village already had voted against it.

So much taxpayer money diverted to the pockets of a literal few and nothing to show for it except for the receipts.
BOB

Alsip, IL

#2 Jul 12, 2014
Don Peloquin should be in JAIL!
Two Clicks Away

Chicago, IL

#3 Jul 12, 2014
Several serious crimes have been committed by past and present JAWA Board members and those connected; who will make every effort to distance themselves from pending charges.

“2nd Time Trying Topix Account”

Since: Jun 14

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#4 Jul 14, 2014
The fact that the South Suburban Joint Action Water Agency was about as transparent as the dirt we saw beneath the trees torn from their roots a few weeks ago should go a long way towards wasted time in discovery mode.

Oh no! Forgive me for a moment for noticing something when I went to check on what documents their website had available. In the Appropriation Ordinance, it lists Midlothian as an "Agency Number" and not an "Agency Member"!!!

While the humans studying the materials may not care, yet another example of the slightest of variations can severely alter the assumed original intent.

Therefore, while I can't tell for sure if we are a member or not by the names listed in the agreement, what seemingly crappy lawyers all sides have/had...support staff too!

For the short time periods I worked for lawyers, god forbid I missed something spell check missed! Even one missed period and/or comma can be argued as problematic when attempting to search for numbers in a dollar format, which can delay and or interfere with the discovery process and such misses can be costly to the outcome of more than just those with papers entered into the justice system.

Sorry, but I have had it up to here with typos in legal documents...at least tonight.

Perhaps tomorrow I will consider being more tolerant...
Swept Away

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 16, 2014
The JAWA project moved money from the taxpayers of the 7 communities. Mounting Debt from over priced bonds will cripple the finances of no less than six (6) of the communities involved. The ill gotten gains need to be returned to the taxpayers by all parties involved.
Shared Interest

Palos Hills, IL

#6 Jul 16, 2014
Midlothian Composer wrote:
I remember attending a board meeting in Alsip about a year and a half ago in which the audio is/was available on their website.
Kitching was bitc*ing about how everyone was totally off base in not supporting the SSJAWA endeavor and even went the distance to hire a consultant (I believe?) to once again engage in "persuading" the residents and businesses this path was their one and only salvation after the village already had voted against it.
So much taxpayer money diverted to the pockets of a literal few and nothing to show for it except for the receipts.
So who is going to save Alsip. Kitching was promoted to Vice Chairman, after Cal Park bailed. What makes you think that he will do anything short of throwing more "Good" Alsip Taxpayer money at a "Bad" deal. His 3 Action Party Trustees on the Board won't stand up to him

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