Jellico Politics
politician

Kodak, TN

#1 Mar 1, 2013
Jellico has be dying a slow death for many many years. I hate it and the citizens don't go to meetings and they could care less that their town hardly exist. The politicians have fought tooth and nail to keep the privileged few happy and now those privilege few do not exist.
When a business has no money coming in, it has to close. When many businesses closes and the their tax dollars stop coming from the state its then your city has to do something to generate revenues or the city will have to close.
Folks the point has come that the city is so far in the red with not enough tax dollars coming in that soon it will no longer be able to keep it's doors open for business and that means no cops, no firemen no refuge pick up and no city tax will need to be paid. It will become unincorporated and will be reverted back to the county.
You don't get nothing for your tax dollar from the county. So what are you citizens now going to do except set back and whine because your mayor couldn't keep the city afloat. This is very SERIOUS and you need to get involved with your city government! Time to think about the future of Jellico.
People in your town have to realize that those elected were put there by its citizens and it should not be a one man show and what he/she thinks. There are six people on the board and a (CEO)the mayor. Evidently 7 people have not seen eye to eye for many years. Monies have been squandered and thrown to the wind.
Now it's really time for a change. Better get on board or get pulled out of town by way of the little red caboose as your mayor and councilman threw darts at each other at the last meeting.
Open the railroad back up and get Jellico back up and running!
Outsider

Warrenton, VA

#2 Mar 1, 2013
Well said
horace brock

New Market, TN

#3 Mar 1, 2013
You it's a shame the Town is one. Alvin said Jellico has lost 8 or 9 businesses in the last year. Looks to me like the Mayor needs to tighten up his Belt some more & maybe Jellico can pull itself up outta the rut it's in. About all he wants to do is Annex or some Bullshit that will cost the City more money, that ain't the answer, hell he can't run what he got.I've been here all my life & this is the worse I've ever seen Jellico in. Maybe if Les had done things different Jellico would've been in better shape, as far as I know he was left with a Surplus from Forster & now that's gone, Beer sales went North & we left holding the Bag.
believer of the truth

Dyer, TN

#4 Mar 1, 2013
politician wrote:
Jellico has be dying a slow death for many many years. I hate it and the citizens don't go to meetings and they could care less that their town hardly exist. The politicians have fought tooth and nail to keep the privileged few happy and now those privilege few do not exist.
When a business has no money coming in, it has to close. When many businesses closes and the their tax dollars stop coming from the state its then your city has to do something to generate revenues or the city will have to close.
Folks the point has come that the city is so far in the red with not enough tax dollars coming in that soon it will no longer be able to keep it's doors open for business and that means no cops, no firemen no refuge pick up and no city tax will need to be paid. It will become unincorporated and will be reverted back to the county.
You don't get nothing for your tax dollar from the county. So what are you citizens now going to do except set back and whine because your mayor couldn't keep the city afloat. This is very SERIOUS and you need to get involved with your city government! Time to think about the future of Jellico.
People in your town have to realize that those elected were put there by its citizens and it should not be a one man show and what he/she thinks. There are six people on the board and a (CEO)the mayor. Evidently 7 people have not seen eye to eye for many years. Monies have been squandered and thrown to the wind.
Now it's really time for a change. Better get on board or get pulled out of town by way of the little red caboose as your mayor and councilman threw darts at each other at the last meeting.
Open the railroad back up and get Jellico back up and running!
what would be good for Jellico, would be a drag strip, or a mud bog, mud drags, sled pulls, tractor pulls, or build a rock crawl course just outside of town... their is plenty of long fields around for any of these and when not in use run cattle on the properties... maybe even have a bonaroo type festival, or focus on its history about all the catastrophes and build tourism around that... there is a lot of potential for success around jellico simply because of the location, all roads lead to jellico and you can get here from there... it is just to handy from the interstate not to be successful...
believer of the truth

Dyer, TN

#5 Mar 1, 2013
what about an auto parts dealer that specializes in old hot rods since there are so many baby boomers running up and down the interstate on vacation who might need a new fender for their old ford or chevy... what about a theme park around coal... several things that i have mentioned would not cost much to try...
josey

Cosby, TN

#6 Mar 1, 2013
believer of the truth wrote:
<quoted text>what would be good for Jellico, would be a drag strip, or a mud bog, mud drags, sled pulls, tractor pulls, or build a rock crawl course just outside of town... their is plenty of long fields around for any of these and when not in use run cattle on the properties... maybe even have a bonaroo type festival, or focus on its history about all the catastrophes and build tourism around that... there is a lot of potential for success around jellico simply because of the location, all roads lead to jellico and you can get here from there... it is just to handy from the interstate not to be successful...
you know we had a ROCK CRAWLING UP ON THE MOUNTAIN & dozens stayed & spent money at our Motels,Restaurants, Bought Beer etc & the PoPo ggot so rough on em they started staying in Williamsburg,KY & I think even now the Crawling show i over with. You got good Ideas though.
politician

Kodak, TN

#7 Mar 1, 2013
Outsider wrote:
Well said
I just heard that the Jellico mayor used to be big in the railroad business. If so, why is it the tracks are not being used there. He should get something going by way of a tourism attraction if nothing else. What's he sitting on his hands for? Put your knowledge where you know best if it's the railroad then use it. Many ideas that railroad can be used!
Crazy

Corbin, KY

#9 Mar 15, 2013
There are so many older people and with money,that you can't do it by yourself they won't let you they control the city..That's what is wrong now they played there game so long and took so much that there isn't nothing left here but a couple of people trying to help Jellico but those that won't let it happen !! It's the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer!!! That's all they wont around here and nobody wont's to pull together and do something about it !! Just fight and tell lies !!

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