Since: Sep 10

Indian River, MI

#1 Oct 27, 2011
I do not know if this is true or not but it seems very odd to me. Recently I heard from a few people in the Village of Hillman that the A-1 party store would be changing ownership. To me that is all good, but I also was informed that the person buying the A-1 Party Store is also the son of the Village Manager Dave Post. Which is all still ok but what gets me is that I was told that the Village is putting up $50,000 dollars in a loan for John Post the Son of Dave Post to purchase the establishment. Am I wrong or should this be a conflict of interest? I know that the village likes to help out on people getting started but this seems to personal. It is like the Village officials can do whatever they want without facing any consequences am I wrong? Now if the Village Managers son can get a loan from the village for 50 grand to open up a business we all should be able to. Also if true it is a form of redistribution of wealth in a huge scale in our local area and it is wrong. I'm not here to cause a ruckus but, if this is fact we need to stop this. We do not hire village workers or elect them so they can do what they want. I know some things first hand about the Village and it is time for the truth to come out about their lies direct and indirect. Also for the Village President our citizen of the year. He is a direct liar he did it to my face at my grandmothers funeral telling me that I was going to achieve something that apparently was hopeless. This though is for another time.

Since: Sep 10

Indian River, MI

#2 Oct 31, 2011
doe's anyone care that the Village of Hillman is giving out personal loans with our tax dollars if so you may as we'll get ready to kiss the feet of your master.

Since: Sep 10

Indian River, MI

#3 Oct 31, 2011
Listen the A-1 is owned by someone on the village board the guy buying the A-1 is the son of the village manager. the village is giving a 50,000 dollar loan to the son of the village manager and giving the money to the owner of the A-1 who is also on the village board.
Hillman citizen

Burton, MI

#4 Oct 31, 2011
I heard that this is not the first loan that the village has given to someone buying a business in Hillman.
resident

Roscommon, MI

#5 Nov 2, 2011
John Post has been living and working in Florida for years, he is related to the village manager so what. Those loans are given to whoever qualifies for them just like a bank, just because you are related to the bank president or a clerk who works at the bank should you not be able to bank there or get a loan from them? get real people you should be glad there is help for businesses in hillman, this town is growing look at atlanta. as far as the business person being on the "board" so what all elected people have jobs or businesses separate from their political life.
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Alpena, MI

#6 Nov 12, 2011
the village doesnt give the loans....the montmorency courthouse does and the amount you are approved for has to do with how much you can pay back....speaking from experience. Quit talking sh$t and trying to stir up drama. Are you 5? thats not fair!! Mommy!!!

Since: Sep 10

Indian River, MI

#7 Nov 16, 2011
Yes they do and it is my duty as a citizen to find the truth even if it is stirring up problems. You sheep! the Village has given many loans for five grand my friend had gotten one and others including a wood kiln and a noodle place using our tax dollars. The unfair thing does not work for me life is not fair never will be but taking our money and using it for others for business ideas that do not work is Socialism and unresponsible and has no place in government. Progressives and the left including Republican progressives have to be exposed and thrown out of office for their corrupt use of our money. You Sir or Miss are an ignorant fool when people tell me to shut up I get louder. I will verify this rumor or so called truth and expose it thank you for giving me more drive to do this.

Since: Sep 10

Indian River, MI

#8 Nov 16, 2011
Conflict of interest
residentincharge

Mio, MI

#9 Dec 12, 2011
jrfan88009, you are scary, you are so far from the truth it sickens me. The loans that are given are NOT tax dollars, but hell, you don't bother to get the truth, you spread your own form of lies to get attention. the loans are given to keep the businesses open, applications are just like oness from the bank, only qualified people/businesses get them. you say its your duty to expose these progressives, gee the only thing you have exposed is your stupidity.
Respect know the facts

Midland, MI

#10 Jan 28, 2014
The village gives up to $5,000 biz loans to qualifying folks. No special treatment, the county gives higher biz loans. Has nothing to do with relations & has to go thru an entire boards decision & credit approval as anyone else applying for a loan. I kindly suggest anyone with doubts of how the village operates please attend the public meetings, ask questions instead of spreading non informative rumors. Our village manager pretty much runs & does all the foot work for this town & he's pretty darn good at it!

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