Frankfort mayor made great strides, b...

Frankfort mayor made great strides, brought new energy to city in first year

There are 964 comments on the Journal and Courier story from Dec 30, 2012, titled Frankfort mayor made great strides, brought new energy to city in first year. In it, Journal and Courier reports that:

Before even stepping foot into his office in Old Stoney, Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes was making headlines.

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logic

Indianapolis, IN

#146 Mar 29, 2013
the young man's card house is about to collapse.
A smart businesses would

Frankfort, IN

#148 Mar 29, 2013
offer up full schoolarships to clinton county residents who would pledge there allegience to IVT. Why invest in something you'll never get a return on?
old man

United States

#149 Apr 1, 2013
all i know is the mayor and his people should take a real go look at just what IVT will bring to the table! looks like IVT is bring nothing. just a bad deal all around.
old man

United States

#150 Apr 5, 2013
get ready people they are going to build IVT. just wait and see, they will want more money. so lets give IVT another million that they want. hell we have it. poor miss led dumb asses!
miss lead

Advance, IN

#151 Apr 6, 2013
We all know who is miss lead, old man!
This is crap

Beijing, China

#152 Apr 6, 2013
miss lead wrote:
We all know who is miss lead, old man!
The public, "miss lead", is being misled. How???

The school will offer enough classes to allow the student to get maybe two semesters in, then they will get to go to Laf, Kokomo, or some other place to finish the additional semesters if they are interested in a B.A degree.

As to the potential of spending 20 dollars per student. Would that be per semester? Week? Day? One would think that, while downtown Frankfort has Pizza, Deli and Coffee, a bar and good food establishment, and a new CVS and Walgreens within walking distance, not many students will partake in those since our economy in Frankfort is somewhat repressed to start with. Muncie officials report no increase in their downtown activity based on Ivy Techs established downtown presence.

A verifiable 3.0 million dollars has been given to the project by county, city, and private individuals for purchase, remodel, and handover to Ivy Tech. A deeper question is "where did this money come from?"

The previous Mayor left the city of Frankfort in a financially great position. Unfortunately some of that excess was at the expense of raises, equipment improvement, and other issues not publicly known.

Now, 15 months into the McBarnes administration, we have him asking the city for potential "bonds" to fund the potential Stellar Grant that might be bestowed upon our city. If we had not given both publicly acknowledged and unpublicized monies, one would think that money would be readily available.

We should be outraged as to the disbursement of taxpayers money when many taxpayers have publicly indicated that this Ivy Tech is being funded with our money and the fact that no one has delivered any information on what financial role they are playing.

In conclusion, our community of Frankfort deserves better leadership than this. In order for that to occur, there needs to be people running for elected positions who have a vision that our community has, not just a handful of rich farmers, rich realtor, rich business owners, and a$$ kissers who want to be a part of this arrogant group.

So now it's time to say goodbye and watch all the people come out and call me names, saying I am lying, that I am a hater, and whatever else you do to try and make people like me look bad. So be it, but remember if you don't rebut my information with verifiable facts, then your the hater... not me.
old man

United States

#153 Apr 6, 2013
could not have said it better! now what miss lead. you have got your head somewhere where the son doesnt shine. we the people are tired of using our tax money for things that dont fly. 20 dollars wont buy 5 dollars of gas. do you really think for one minute that it will help? we all know that it is a 2 year school. and we have south side that we own is still empty. im just saying if the mayor on down would have said we have a school campus empty that you can use they would use it or loose it! when you dont have a horse in the race then you dont have a say in it. who in the world would not jump on that deal?

Since: Sep 11

Michigantown, IN

#154 Apr 6, 2013
Well.......Ya Know "Old Man" THIS ol Guy DOES have a Horse in Your race. The County people are paying for that Elephant in the room (IVT). But MOST in this site don't like my comments cause I say BOUT the same thing YOU people over there say. THAT Kid was in DITTEES when Most of the stuff he's a takin CREDIT fer was started and He ACTS like HE was out there a shovelin the DIRT out of the Eastside Drainage and was a pourin Cement on that Maish Road project.(Remember ol PIPP DID pour cement on Maish road!) I keep a Listenin to the old "Goat" on WILO and people Keep a askin "WHY ain't IVT puttin any money in this project?" Commissioner Evans was on there Friday April 5 and even said "IVT doesn't have enough "skin" in the game". In THIS ol guy's opinion, Mayor Smartypants overthere is a tryin ta LOOK good fer the Lt Governer cause SHE thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread.(Interestin that Pence says NOTHING?) That mayor is usin your fair city come heck or HIGH water (Prarie creek and the Basement of the Times Building - lol) for his "Stepping stone to his NEXT jump. It's obvious he cares nothing for the finantual outlook of your city hes's a spendin the city money like it's HIS (Or should I say Ransoms?)
old man

United States

#155 Apr 7, 2013
lol, you are right about ransom. its because he is spending his daddys money. never had a real job.just like the wonder boy. when you never had a real job you have no way to know how to spend money. its like a drunk, you spend it till its gone! ok beer for everybody!

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#156 Apr 8, 2013
If former Mayor Pippenger was as great as some of your claim then why didn't he run for reelection? He already has the city in a 'financially great' situation after one term, just think of what more great things he could have done during a second.
resident

Frankfort, IN

#157 Apr 8, 2013
punjab wrote:
If former Mayor Pippenger was as great as some of your claim then why didn't he run for reelection? He already has the city in a 'financially great' situation after one term, just think of what more great things he could have done during a second.
Mayor Pippenger is not a career politician like the current Mayor. Mayor Pippenger did show us that government can be fiscally responsible,indeed. Wonder where all that money is NOW???
old man

United States

#158 Apr 8, 2013
ransom and the boy wonder spent all OUR money! its like pouring money down a rat hole. oh buy the way they need another cool million! hell they gave pip for everything from pot holes to plowing the damn streets on his own time.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#159 Apr 8, 2013
resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Mayor Pippenger is not a career politician like the current Mayor.
So an individual who has run for and won an election ONCE, and is not even halfway through his current term of office, is now labeled a 'career politician'.

Using your definition former Mayor Pippenger is more of a career politician than Mayor MacBarnes is.

Since: Sep 11

Michigantown, IN

#160 Apr 8, 2013
Once again there Punjabby ya need ta either read your OWN newspaper or to have GONE ta your OWN meetings. The REASON Pipp did NOT run for the second term was he was SICK of FIGHTING with Ol "Jonny Boy" ANd little "BratEric" for EVERY blame thing he DID do. No He didn't have any Big ol College Education in "How ta give speeches" or "How ta fool a city" "Or How to Hang out with Ol RICH men"(Don't really know WHICH of them degrees your little guy over there GOT. However, It obviously was NOT in Business Management! ANd JUST remember like I said Eastside drainage was started before that kid was a "Twinkle in his mammies eye" and the Maish road Project - PIPP DID go out there and pour Cement. Did ya see Your mayor NOW or Uhh Recycle man out there?????? NOT!
He did

United States

#161 Apr 8, 2013
You won't see the mayor out there unless there is a reason for him to look good for the media. I am sure his pr lady is working on it .

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#162 Apr 8, 2013
nu-viewer wrote:
Once again there Punjabby ya need ta either read your OWN newspaper or to have GONE ta your OWN meetings. The REASON Pipp did NOT run for the second term was he was SICK of FIGHTING with Ol "Jonny Boy" ANd little "BratEric" for EVERY blame thing he DID do. No He didn't have any Big ol College Education in "How ta give speeches" or "How ta fool a city" "Or How to Hang out with Ol RICH men"(Don't really know WHICH of them degrees your little guy over there GOT. However, It obviously was NOT in Business Management! ANd JUST remember like I said Eastside drainage was started before that kid was a "Twinkle in his mammies eye" and the Maish road Project - PIPP DID go out there and pour Cement. Did ya see Your mayor NOW or Uhh Recycle man out there?????? NOT!
Hey nu-viewy, who exactly are "Jonny Boy" and "BratEric"?

And can you can please tell me the courses at Butler which teach "How ta give speeches", "How ta fool a city" and "Or How to Hang out with Ol Rich men"? Will Ivy Tech Frankfort also have these courses?

You seem to have a background in Business Management, perhaps you need to run for Mayor and really clean up this town.

Since: Sep 11

Michigantown, IN

#163 Apr 8, 2013
Well there "Jabby" Ya didn't DENY bein Rick that's a start there! Don't ya Remember at ALL Who USED to be on YOUR City Council since YOU sit on it?
And the one who is LOOKIN ta Run fer MAYOR the NEXT Election that DIDN"T want a GROCERY store in Frankfort? The DEGREE thing is called "a joke" "a sidebar statement" cause Obviously that kid did NOT get any degree in Management. This ol guy has "Managed" my Home, my taxes, my Real estate taxes and my Family since YOU AND that Mayor were in Dittees and am STILL payin through the nose through WHEEL tax and Real Estate tax. Sooooo if ya wanna consider THAT background in Business MAnagement then there's a whole heck of a lot of us in Clinton County and Your fine City that are doin THAT while the Councils, Mayor, BOW, and Utility Services are Sellin US down the DRAIN!
Hmmm

Nonthaburi, Thailand

#164 Apr 8, 2013
punjab wrote:
If former Mayor Pippenger was as great as some of your claim then why didn't he run for reelection? He already has the city in a 'financially great' situation after one term, just think of what more great things he could have done during a second.
Because all the repubs kept pulling things away from him. Eric Woods has said more than once that they will give the mayor the power that THEY want him or her to have.

Was he the greatest leader? Nope? But then again the new guy isn't exactly the most honest and greatest either. But Pippy left some money in the pot. Probably a tough thing to do when Stock and his admin left the city begging for money from the USB, right Marilyn???

Go back to you subcontracting job...
old man

United States

#165 Apr 8, 2013
oh how i would like to be a little fly on the wall at the next brain storming with ranson,the boy wonder and that napa guy!
resident

Frankfort, IN

#166 Apr 8, 2013
punjab wrote:
<quoted text>
So an individual who has run for and won an election ONCE, and is not even halfway through his current term of office, is now labeled a 'career politician'.
Using your definition former Mayor Pippenger is more of a career politician than Mayor MacBarnes is.
I don't think so. That's your definition. Oh, you left out a comma.

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