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Since: Jan 13

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#1 Apr 11, 2013
I think it is High Time that someone puts in a call to the Kentucky State Auditor's office to request a full and formal audit of the City of Ravenna. The City of Ravenna has been in full destruction mode for the last 6 years.. We have everything happening here from unauthorized loans, to the Fire Chief being robbed of his miniscule amount of pay for the full time on call work that he does not to mention his retirement. We also have the robbing of the Fire Department training room. We also have unethical sales of city property to family members and a possible involvement of the loss of life.. Now we have city council members who have been involved directly with the city for less than 5 months and prior to that not having any involvement in the city's operation, basically raising 10 levels of hell about matters which they do not know of.. I have a message for you city council members of Ravenna.. One night you will be having your council meetings where you all will no doubt be trying your best to lay blame for the lack of finances on the city employees themselves and threatening to sell Fire Department property in an effort to raise money, when several vehicles from the state will show up and all at once you will all be individually rounded up an taken to frankfort for FULL INTERROGATION. Then at the same time ALL Documents will be boxed up for full analysis. Some of you may come home, Some of you may go directly to jail..

What I am telling you is that this nonsense we read about every other week in the paper will NOT end well for you. If you are not willing to come forth with the truth about what you know of the unethical and illegal actions of one Charles Crowe, then you are as guilty as he is and eventually you will pay the price.

Sincerely,
Ravenna volunteer Firefighter, VIRGIL!
peacemaker

Bolivar, MO

#2 Apr 13, 2013
I think the time has come for all the Ravenna City Council to work together and try to help the new mayor to put the city back in order. Return the fire dept department to its original home and cut out unnecessary spending. There are some necessary cuts that can be put in place and bring the city back to its former prosperity. Working together is the key word. Fighting only makes the city look bad. If there have been things done that should not have been done then they will be taken care of in the right time by the proper authorities. Forget past problems and work for the people who are depending on you to do what is right. People do not like bullies.

Since: Jan 13

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#3 Apr 13, 2013
It is important to note that the first casulty in any financial debacle involving a city government is indeed the Fire Service. Why?? Because the fire department does not bring the city any new revenue.. At least the Police Department gets to eventually use or turn what they conviscate from criminals into revenue. The Behavior of this city council is unfortunately not unique.
Ravenna Tax Paying Citize

Irvine, KY

#4 Apr 13, 2013
Why not sell Fire Dept. equipment every time I have had to have the fire dept. Ravenna didn't show up Irvine fire dept did. The city of Ravenna should donate it to Irvine. When the house burnt behind Ravenna food mart Ravenna wasn't there it was irvine that was there. So I just wonder what I pay taxes for when I get the services of Irvine and not Ravenna. I'll go ahead and say that the Police Dept. is not a lot better.

Since: Jan 13

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#5 Apr 14, 2013
Ravenna Tax Paying Citize wrote:
Why not sell Fire Dept. equipment every time I have had to have the fire dept. Ravenna didn't show up Irvine fire dept did. The city of Ravenna should donate it to Irvine. When the house burnt behind Ravenna food mart Ravenna wasn't there it was irvine that was there. So I just wonder what I pay taxes for when I get the services of Irvine and not Ravenna. I'll go ahead and say that the Police Dept. is not a lot better.
This sounds extremely disingenuous.. Reguardless of what you observed on scene, Ravenna Fire was indeed part of the scene. Its called automatic mutual aid agreements arranged not only through the city government but arranged through the state as well. What you have to remember is that the city of Ravenna only pays one single person and that is the Fire Chief and is only paid on a part time level even though he is on call anytime that he is in Estill County. Other than that no one else is paid to man that station unlike the city of Irvine where they have one paid person at the station 24/7.. You want better services, I suggest instead of talking about selling fire equipment when you do not know what you are talking about that perhaps a better and more fruitful action would be to get on to the city council to spend your tax money to better the fire and police services instead of spending it on "beautifying" the park, or buying up property only to practically give it away to friends and family.
you guessed it

Irvine, KY

#6 Apr 18, 2013
The Virg wrote:
I think it is High Time that someone puts in a call to the Kentucky State Auditor's office to request a full and formal audit of the City of Ravenna. The City of Ravenna has been in full destruction mode for the last 6 years.. We have everything happening here from unauthorized loans, to the Fire Chief being robbed of his miniscule amount of pay for the full time on call work that he does not to mention his retirement. We also have the robbing of the Fire Department training room. We also have unethical sales of city property to family members and a possible involvement of the loss of life.. Now we have city council members who have been involved directly with the city for less than 5 months and prior to that not hav any involvement in the city's operation, basically raising 10 levels of hell about matters which they do not know of.. I have a message for you city council members of Ravenna.. One night you will be having your council meetings where you all will no doubt be trying your best to lay blame for the lack of finances on the city employees themselves and threatening to sell Fire Department property in an effort to raise money, when several vehicles from the state will show up and all at once you will all be individually rounded up an taken to frankfort for FULL INTERROGATION. Then at the same time ALL Documents will be boxed up for full analysis. Some of you may come home, Some of you may go directly to jail..
What I am telling you is that this nonsense we read about every other week in the paper will NOT end well for you. If you are not willing to come forth with the truth about what you know of the unethical and illegal actions of one Charles Crowe, then you are as guilty as he is and eventually you will pay the price.
Sincerely,
Ravenna volunteer Firefighter, VIRGIL!
you are dumb
you guessed it

Irvine, KY

#7 Apr 18, 2013
Ravenna Tax Paying Citize wrote:
Why not sell Fire Dept. equipment every time I have had to have the fire dept. Ravenna didn't show up Irvine fire dept did. The city of Ravenna should donate it to Irvine. When the house burnt behind Ravenna food mart Ravenna wasn't there it was irvine that was there. So I just wonder what I pay taxes for when I get the services of Irvine and not Ravenna. I'll go ahead and say that the Police Dept. is not a lot better.
"Ravenna tax paying citizen" you hit the nail on the head, the
Ravenna fire department is a waste of money.

Since: May 12

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#8 Apr 19, 2013
Anyone who would denigrate the men and women who try to protect our lives and property... many with little or no compensation... is just plain trashy.
Yuuup

Irvine, KY

#9 Apr 19, 2013
I agree hippie, but in reality if the Ravenna city council was smart they would contract out their fire protection to irvine. But smart is the operative word here, and I see no evidence of that from what I have heard lately.

Since: May 12

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#10 Apr 19, 2013
Most of what I've seen from them in the news is a lot if nagging and finger-pointing. Like the recent "mysterious" unknown loan... which turned out to be a loan some of them voted for earlier, according to the paper! Memory malfunction?

Since: Jan 13

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#11 Apr 19, 2013
you guessed it wrote:
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you are dumb
Oh Im sorry did you have something more intelligent to add to this discussion? Or is the limit of your vocabulary "you are dumb" Im inclined to believe the latter due to your lack of anything else to say on the issue...

Since: Jan 13

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#12 Apr 19, 2013
you guessed it wrote:
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"Ravenna tax paying citizen" you hit the nail on the head, the
Ravenna fire department is a waste of money.
Im sorry perhaps your listing your credentials in the efficiencies of government operations would better convince us that you know what your are talking about instead of being a complete internet blowhard know it all.

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#13 Apr 19, 2013
Yuuup wrote:
I agree hippie, but in reality if the Ravenna city council was smart they would contract out their fire protection to irvine. But smart is the operative word here, and I see no evidence of that from what I have heard lately.
You can't just "contract" fire protection out. The Fire service is not ran by a private company. Its operated within the confines of the Kentucky Fire Commission. Irvine and Ravenna already have automatic mutual aid agreements for fire related emergencies. What is needed is a council and a mayor in place that actually has the appropriate priorities to first fund services like Police, like Fire, and put "beautification" projects on the back burner instead of being concerned about whether people keep their blades of grass on their lawn or if they find themselves out on the street.
I think

London, KY

#14 Apr 19, 2013
I think they should sell the fire department and buy a wal marts. The people here need it.
Yuuup

Irvine, KY

#15 Apr 19, 2013
The Virg wrote:
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You can't just "contract" fire protection out. The Fire service is not ran by a private company. Its operated within the confines of the Kentucky Fire Commission. Irvine and Ravenna already have automatic mutual aid agreements for fire related emergencies. What is needed is a council and a mayor in place that actually has the appropriate priorities to first fund services like Police, like Fire, and put "beautification" projects on the back burner instead of being concerned about whether people keep their blades of grass on their lawn or if they find themselves out on the street.
Sure you can, Ravenna is a 5th class city, not required to operate a FD
All they have to do is ask irvine to respond to Ravenna fire calls for X amount of money per year. Write a contract and done. But like I said that would be smart and there is no indication of that.
Swine

United States

#16 Apr 19, 2013
What they need to do is get rid of the "Pig" and things would be a whole lot better. All he has done is stir up trouble and drag good people's names through the mud.
Shelly

Martin, KY

#17 Apr 20, 2013
Pig has brought light to a very shady operation. We need more Pigs.

The crooks are feeling the heat and getting out of the kitchen.

Honest people can't be drug through the mud.
question

Irvine, KY

#18 Apr 20, 2013
flag waving hippie wrote:
Most of what I've seen from them in the news is a lot if nagging and finger-pointing. Like the recent "mysterious" unknown loan... which turned out to be a loan some of them voted for earlier, according to the paper! Memory malfunction?
so the golf cart and mower a memory malfunction too? If you are the Mayor you can give the citys stuff away? Wow news to me.....Oh lets not forget about the building!!!!Makes a person wonder what else there could be going on illegal!!! I would not be against a full investigation on the former mayor. Probably one in the works as we type..........
hey Virg

Irvine, KY

#19 Apr 20, 2013
The Virg wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't just "contract" fire protection out. The Fire service is not ran by a private company. Its operated within the confines of the Kentucky Fire Commission. Irvine and Ravenna already have automatic mutual aid agreements for fire related emergencies. What is needed is a council and a mayor in place that actually has the appropriate priorities to first fund services like Police, like Fire, and put "beautification" projects on the back burner instead of being concerned about whether people keep their blades of grass on their lawn or if they find themselves out on the street.
How's that job working out? Mommy and Daddy won't live forever. Enough said.
hippie is that u

Pella, IA

#20 Apr 20, 2013
Swine wrote:
What they need to do is get rid of the "Pig" and things would be a whole lot better. All he has done is stir up trouble and drag good people's names through the mud.
routing around again incognito? here piggy piggy always got that piggy nose dug up to your ears in mud so you miss the obvious.

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