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DUNBARCITIZEN

Oakvale, WV

#1 Nov 7, 2012
Election coming soon. Who is running? Who should run?
We need.
-pro-children
-pro-business
Current leaders don't seem to care and are not willing work for anyone but themselves.
With our location, every commercial bld. should be full.
Question. Why has South Chas. added over 100 new businesses in last year?
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dunbarboy

Oakvale, WV

#3 Nov 12, 2012
So right. Treat their children like crap.
-Only one of three ballfields usable.
-City turned back on bingo. Which hurts the children. Charging boosters $59,000 per year rent.
-Won't repair nicest pool in valley.
-Would not help with playground after committing to install.
-Fall festival for seniors only.
-Seniors used to take care of the kids. Now they act like they wish kids didn't exist.
-City won't open gym in city hall for kids.
-Churches around Dunbar could also do better job concerning children.
Stella

Charleston, WV

#4 Dec 26, 2012
Hey dumbboy, the pool is 30 years old siliding off the hill and would have cost 1/4 million to fix, so we got the great pool and park and shawnee! Yea. and the gym at city hall does not have the proper fire exists and so noone can use it. I know they are working on getting an elevator.

and bingo had not given a penny to the city and makes the people they donate to "work 7 or 8 hours" for the money! They are a bunch of crucks. Thank God for the first time a m ayor stood up to them! You really need to get a clue.
dunbarboy

Bluefield, WV

#5 Dec 26, 2012
Thanks for the compliment Stella.
First I read in newspaper the mayor quoted 100k to reapir the pool. Then I read 150k. Now you say 250k. Wonder what the truth really is.
The police are using the gym for a weight room. So that means somebody is using it.
Are you aware the bingo paid for the sign at 10th st. or that they bought the police dept body armor, or that they bought the fire dept various equiptment.
Last year the bingo opened their tax returns (as quoted in the chas newspaper) for the past three years and showed over 300k each year to community organizations. They also took a shell of a building and made something very nice out of it. Ask the womens club members how much they get from bingo for working four days a month once a year selling tips. I have been told by members it is several thousands of dollars. Bingo also paid for the lights at the baseball fields which cost approx 80k. You may want to do a little more homework Stella. In my opinion, the bingo is the best thing to ever happen for the children of Dunbar. You have a right to your opinion as do I.
Stella

Charleston, WV

#6 Dec 26, 2012
Actually, they won't let the Women's Club work bingo because they were told they were "too slow", AND they only give money to the children's organizations if they "work" ie have people doing all of the hard labor while they sit back on their butts and collect the money. And it is alot of money. Unfortunately there are people like you that think a few purchases make them good citizens. Thank goodness this town finally stood up to those few but I wish they had bingo out completely.
The town has stayed in good fiscal shape in the biggest recession in recent history. This was done by responsible decisions by not throwing good money into sink holes like the old pool. I pray we can keep the good work going and not get the old dunbar mentality back into any decision makeing power. those were embarrasing times.
dunbarboy

Bluefield, WV

#7 Dec 27, 2012
Thank you for the feedback Stella. I think it is great we, the citizens, can share info and ideas of what is and can be done to make our city better. I have lived in Dunbar for almost 50yrs and have chosen to stay and raise my family here because of the love I have for this place. We should not agree on every issue or even have the same solutions to the problems we feel need fixed.
Please give your thoughts to a few of my other concerns and questions.
-Why are so many commercial blds setting empty. While So. Chas has gained over 100 new businesses in the last yr.
-Why did the city misrepresent state law when they decided to start charging bingo approx 59k rent. Mayor was quoted in the newspaper saying required by law. I have read the law and it states they cannot charge over market value. says nothing requiring full value.
- why does the city not help maintain the ballfields for the kids. I know the cities around us do.
-Why did the city offer to install the new playground and then not complete the project.
-According to you I'm a dummy. So please inform me. As my biggest concern with the current leaders is not what they are doing, but the way they go about doing it and the way they have treated a lot of very good and SMART people the last several years.
Dunbar Parent

Charleston, WV

#8 Jan 2, 2013
Terry Greenlee has my vote for mayor of Dunbar.
Ralph

Charleston, WV

#9 Jan 7, 2013
Terry Greenlee is about as bright a burnt out light bulb. I wouldn't vote for him, nor would anyone else I know and I havel lived here my whole life.
Dunbar Parent

Charleston, WV

#10 Jan 7, 2013
Who would you like to see as Mayor of Dunbar Ralph?
Dunbar Parent

Charleston, WV

#11 Jan 7, 2013
Anyone who is pro-children would satisify me. Take care of the little ones and great things can happen. Young families would move here, businesses would follow, slumlords would be reduced, seniors could walk the streets without fear.
I too, have lived here my whole life. I definately don't feel the current city leaders are doing the job correctly. They are not working for the city as a whole, from my perspective as a parent of young children.
Concerned citizen

United States

#12 Jan 9, 2013
Dunbar Parent wrote:
Terry Greenlee has my vote for mayor of Dunbar.
. Terry has my vote also. He is pro children and wants to see the city come back to lofe
Concerned citizen

United States

#13 Jan 9, 2013
Ralph wrote:
Terry Greenlee is about as bright a burnt out light bulb. I wouldn't vote for him, nor would anyone else I know and I havel lived here my whole life.
. You don't know him, it shows
Dunbar Parent

Charleston, WV

#14 Jan 9, 2013
Mr. Greenlee appears to be a very honest, trustworthy and dependable person to me. He doesn't have the education of Mr. Yeager, but I don't consider him to be a liar as Mr Yeager has proven to be.
Mr. Greenlee has also proven to be a very successful businessman in the past. I have seen some of the homes he has built and know his reputation as a builder is very good. I have actually done business with him in the past, and have been very satisfied with his work.
Very simple,,,Take care of the children and most of the other problems in Dunbar will take care of themselves. The perception people around the area have of Dunbar is not good and needs to change.
Concerned citizen

United States

#15 Jan 9, 2013
Dunbar Parent wrote:
Mr. Greenlee appears to be a very honest, trustworthy and dependable person to me. He doesn't have the education of Mr. Yeager, but I don't consider him to be a liar as Mr Yeager has proven to be.
Mr. Greenlee has also proven to be a very successful businessman in the past. I have seen some of the homes he has built and know his reputation as a builder is very good. I have actually done business with him in the past, and have been very satisfied with his work.
Very simple,,,Take care of the children and most of the other problems in Dunbar will take care of themselves. The perception people around the area have of Dunbar is not good and needs to change.
I agree with u 100%
electuin

Riverdale, IL

#16 Jan 10, 2013
Do yall think if new city council member would run would people vote for them or would they elect the same ol same ol
Ralph

Charleston, WV

#17 Jan 11, 2013
So you want a contruction worker for a Mayor? Now there is a great idea! Our town under this current leadership has fiscally survived one of our toughest times in history. They have maintained all our of services, fire,police sanitation, and all while proportionate to our size have brought new business to town and very few have closed.

We have had honesty, open meetings where citizens can talk and more importantly a hard working man in city hall everyday! Terry, and I do know him very well, is not capable.
Dunbar Parent

Charleston, WV

#18 Jan 11, 2013
There is a very big difference from a construction worker and a contractor/business owner who has built 500k plus homes for the past 25-30 years.
As far as fiscally survived one of our toughest times in history. The I64 bridge project tax income is what has carried this town through this period.
I am in city hall on a regular basis and cannot believe you say the current Mayor is there working hard everyday. He is very rarely there and it is almost impossible to get a meeting with him. There needs to be an open door policy with whoever becomes the next Mayor.
Ralph

Charleston, WV

#19 Jan 11, 2013
Wrong, he has been there full time everyday! And its only a part-time position. And I know he meets with everyone! We could not have asked for better person to lead out city. We are so lucky!
tired of it

Charleston, WV

#20 Jan 11, 2013
Hopefully the next mayor wont interfere with the police department
Concerned citizen

Charleston, WV

#21 Jan 13, 2013
tired of it wrote:
Hopefully the next mayor wont interfere with the police department
Look as if Terry Greenlee and some lady named Ward are in the run for mayor

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