Scott County, John Kilgore, and the B...

Scott County, John Kilgore, and the Bray Farm property

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Shelly

Richmond, VA

#1 Aug 14, 2012
I hear that Scott Co. bought the Bray Farm which is 90 acres and now want to put office space on it. With the beautiful view of the river, it would seem that John Kilgore would want something spectactular with that property. But no, he wants office space??? We need tax revenue. We are already losing money on the regional jail. Perhaps John should step down and let someone with vision for the county, take his place. We need tax revenue so the people of the county won't fit the bill (does anyone remember the fantastic sports complex we are paying for...that we can't use???)
An area on the river for restaurants and entertainment, maybe a movie theater? We actually need things for our young people to do so they don't have to go to Kingsport or Johnson City!
my2cents

Gate City, VA

#2 Aug 14, 2012
I dont understand why they don't aim for Costco, similar to Sam's Club, Va sales tax, none around for miles, wide open market, 20 minutes to JC, 30 to Bristol, Kingsport, Scott County, Wise County, Blountville, Piney Flats all within 30 minutes away and no competition.
The Past

Johnson City, TN

#3 Aug 14, 2012
The leaders of Scott County have a mind that lives in the past and have no vision for the future. Most of our leaders have a last name that is releated to those who ruled for the past fifty years. We are a small town that doesn't want any new blood or business introduced into the county. We have no one who is willing to put forth any vision that will bring any new busines. We are happy to go to the local games on Friday night and meet at one of the local food places in Gate City, Daniel Boone, or Nicklesville on Saturday and talk about what a great game it was. We are content to go and sit in the stands each afternoon and watch pratice and play coach.
Country Club

Johnson City, TN

#4 Aug 14, 2012
I have heard that under the table they are working to get a new Country Club with 18 hole golf course. They feel that they will be able to bring in business people from the other areas. They also intend to draw a nice restaurant that will seat a large number of people for conferences. Has anyone else heard this wild claim?
ugh

Gate City, VA

#5 Aug 18, 2012
yeah, like we need a country club in this shit hole, even if it brought in business people, the board would never approve any building permits or new businesses cause we gotta keep old ole' gate shitty the same.

how about they finish what they started (cough the sports complex).
booger

Parsons, TN

#7 Aug 31, 2012
wasn't very nice "maybe" of gate city. you must not have voted for mitzi. they are already telling lies on her. they are getting ready to give her the big one in three years. there will be a surprise awaiting those people!
Vote for Don

Morrison, TN

#8 Sep 3, 2012
Everyone in office deserves a chance to learn the job. She'll get it, or get voted out. From what I hear at Rally Mart, things ain't looking so good right now.
Anonymous

Lawndale, NC

#9 Sep 3, 2012
The Past wrote:
The leaders of Scott County have a mind that lives in the past and have no vision for the future. Most of our leaders have a last name that is releated to those who ruled for the past fifty years. We are a small town that doesn't want any new blood or business introduced into the county. We have no one who is willing to put forth any vision that will bring any new busines. We are happy to go to the local games on Friday night and meet at one of the local food places in Gate City, Daniel Boone, or Nicklesville on Saturday and talk about what a great game it was. We are content to go and sit in the stands each afternoon and watch pratice and play coach.
While the old timers are content on this lifestyle, the youth dwendle among our ranks. There's no industry here with jobs to offer. So, the few young people that are more ambitious to settle for a disability check are forced to leave. Shame on you John and the K family you should Work for your payment in tax dollars
Vote for Don

Hickory, NC

#10 Sep 5, 2012
Just heard the Treasurer let an employee go, the one thats been there a few years. So now we gots an office full of newbies. Should be a fun tax deadline!!! Woooooo. I'm going to pop popcorn and pull up a seat, Gona be funner than a Hollywood movie! Yee haw
gc parent

United States

#11 Sep 5, 2012
Mr GC wrote:
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While the old timers are content on this lifestyle, the youth dwendle among our ranks. There's no industry here with jobs to offer. So, the few young people that are more ambitious to settle for a disability check are forced to leave. Shame on you John and the K family you should Work for your payment in tax dollars
anyone who tries to think outside the box or tries to bring something good and isnt with the elite is politically bullied and stomped out. Thats why nothing changes... werent we supposed to get a music hall and museum? Wonder what happened to those plans?
Gate City

Gate City, VA

#12 Sep 6, 2012
I know Mitzi and she is a very fair and honest person so for her to let them go it must have been something bad! Who was it!
Two Cents Worth

United States

#13 Sep 6, 2012
Vote for Don wrote:
Just heard the Treasurer let an employee go, the one thats been there a few years. So now we gots an office full of newbies. Should be a fun tax deadline!!! Woooooo. I'm going to pop popcorn and pull up a seat, Gona be funner than a Hollywood movie! Yee haw
I heard she is hiring her nephews girlfriend to work part time during tax time. Why doesn't she just hire her sisters??? LOL
Left Out

Johnson City, TN

#14 Sep 6, 2012
Gate City wrote:
I know Mitzi and she is a very fair and honest person so for her to let them go it must have been something bad! Who was it!
Way to go since you don't even know who it was. Good judgement on your part.
Gate City

Gate City, VA

#15 Sep 6, 2012
Left Out wrote:
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Way to go since you don't even know who it was. Good judgement on your part.
Again Mitzi is a fair and honest person and if she let anyone go I am sure it was called for and she was following policy !! I could care less who it was!! If what ever they did to get fired was against policy than they deserved to be fired!! Plain and simple!!
Two Cents Worth

United States

#16 Sep 6, 2012
Gate City wrote:
<quoted text>Again Mitzi is a fair and honest person and if she let anyone go I am sure it was called for and she was following policy !! I could care less who it was!! If what ever they did to get fired was against policy than they deserved to be fired!! Plain and simple!!
How would you know if she is fair and honest??? Are you married to her or related to her?? No one truly knows anyone except themself!!
Tennessee Stud

Johnson City, TN

#17 Sep 6, 2012
Not so Two Cents Worth. From merely reading your post, I know - for certain - that you are an absolute idiot.
Tennessee Stud

Johnson City, TN

#18 Sep 6, 2012
The real issue, as well as the topic thread, concerns the fumbling of scott county's economic development.
Two Cents Worth

United States

#19 Sep 6, 2012
Tennessee Stud wrote:
Not so Two Cents Worth. From merely reading your post, I know - for certain - that you are an absolute idiot.
Tennessee Stud, wait and see!! And BTW, you are probably a STUB and NOT a stud!!!!!
boo hoo

AOL

#20 Sep 6, 2012
Tennessee Stud wrote:
The real issue, as well as the topic thread, concerns the fumbling of scott county's economic development.
This is what's called hijacking a thread. This thread is about the county spending a couple million dollars on a piece of property that they don't have a clue what to do with. Point being they should have had ready made plans for this property before they bought it. As of now the only good it is doing is allowing someone to cut the hay off of it. And that is OK with me for at least it won't turn into a jungle while the brain trusts try to figure out what to do with it.

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