Welcome to the City of Jellico

Welcome to the City of Jellico

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Concerned Citizen

Knoxville, TN

#1 Jan 20, 2012
Welcome to the City of Jellico where you will find undoubtedly the most unarguable person to ever be elected to the seat of mayor and also the c e o of this once wonderful town. Give us your thoughts as
well as your complaints referring to this undeniable narrow-minded human whose been less than truthful to his constituents, his friends and regretfully the Church and it‘s members.
I’m not saying he hasn’t done “some” good for the town but in the meantime he has created an atmosphere of arrogance that has quieted peoples level of enthusiasm that once existed during his campaign.
Only he can answer the question as why?
Does he appear to be that confident person who walked the streets of the city asking for your vote or one who is now seeking approval and wondering what has changed since he received that vote?
He’s continuously asking residents questions such as “what have you been hearing lately” or “why don’t people like me?”
The only thing the people of Jellico knew about him when he threw his hat in the ring to run for mayor is: he was from Alabama, youth director at the Church he attends, coach of the elementary school football team, worked for the railroad and lived on Sunset Trail. He had no prior governing experience to the level of mayor so therefore it’s on the job training for him, but for the city it may deem be a disaster.
His favorite word is “GRANT” knowing the town will not receive every grant that is applied for but he already has in mind how “HE” wants to spend the “unseen grant” money.
I’m not saying he hasn’t done “some” good for the town by bringing people together, but that slowly has become uncertain as he’s created an atmosphere of arrogance that’s been restrained by peoples level of enthusiasm that once existed during his campaign.
Only he can answer that “question” as why?
The divisiveness caused by his lack of knowledge on governing a municipality to communicating with other elected officials is causing deterioration in the policy making process.
Do we wait another two and half years or do we let him know this town can’t afford “HIS WANTS” when it has trouble taking care of it’s “NEEDS“?
The city may not be able to incur the demise that is possible if there is not a change!!
There have been countless times the open meeting act has been violated, the city charter overridden, ordinance and resolution written or amended to suit their cause which some clearly goes against state law.
The city charter, ordinance /resolutions cannot supersede a state law.
Surely with one councilman whose been on the board for over 30 years, knows better yet chooses to not open his mouth especially in the realm of taking over the duties of the power board. An elected official in his/her capacity to receive compensation (according to the charter) as a member of the board the mayor cannot step down from his duty as mayor to be receive compensation as a member of the utility board.
Why can’t people in powerful positions research the do’s and don’ts of making policy? It’s a continuous learning process! Yet some seem to be satisfied just ask the paid lawyer who are NOT well versed in municipal government, and will gives them the answer they want to hear which in certain circumstances is clearly wrong.
I wish there was someone who has enough faith in the mayor (with governing experience) that can set down have a decent constructive conversation with him about policy!
Am I the only one that get’s a sense of hopelessness after hearing about tempers flaring because one councilperson seeks answers to some questions. Seems there may be a power struggle to me!!
I get the feeling of
"IT'S MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY ATTITUDE!"
stop

Pascagoula, MS

#2 Jan 21, 2012
I think he is doing a great job!!! Stop crying Jenny,Mark And W.H
Lives in Jellico

Seymour, TN

#3 Jan 21, 2012
I agree our mayor is doing an excellent job. He is the first person that I know that won't let the Bowlins tell him what to do. The Bowlins are bad mouthing him to everyone they see and we are sick of it! And can you believe that Mark is a deacon of Crouches Creek Church? How can that church let him continue the backstabbing????? Mark is running around trying to cause I'll will, taking pictures, calling anyone that will listen to him trying to cause trouble. Full steam ahead mayor, we are behind you!
Earl

Knoxville, TN

#4 Jan 21, 2012
Lives in Jellico wrote:
I agree our mayor is doing an excellent job. He is the first person that I know that won't let the Bowlins tell him what to do. The Bowlins are bad mouthing him to everyone they see and we are sick of it! And can you believe that Mark is a deacon of Crouches Creek Church? How can that church let him continue the backstabbing????? Mark is running around trying to cause I'll will, taking pictures, calling anyone that will listen to him trying to cause trouble. Full steam ahead mayor, we are behind you!
I'm not.
Concerned Citizen

Knoxville, TN

#5 Jan 21, 2012
stop wrote:
I think he is doing a great job!!! Stop crying Jenny,Mark And W.H
I think you owe Jenny, Mark and W.H. an apology for your accusations and please do it publicly!
Sorry they are not the one writing the above post.
Why are you hell bent on knocking the Bowlins? There are dozens of us feel the same as the post you just read above?
Face reality and please take note: that Jellico don't revolve around the mayor like he(and she)thinks it does.
Thank you for reading my thoughts rather than putting posting your own criteria that only benefits yourself!
Furthermore the subject of the church should be dropped! Your only hurting yourself with that remark!
Mike

Seymour, TN

#6 Jan 21, 2012
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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I think you owe Jenny, Mark and W.H. an apology for your accusations and please do it publicly!
Sorry they are not the one writing the above post.
Why are you hell bent on knocking the Bowlins? There are dozens of us feel the same as the post you just read above?
Face reality and please take note: that Jellico don't revolve around the mayor like he(and she)thinks it does.
Thank you for reading my thoughts rather than putting posting your own criteria that only benefits yourself!
Furthermore the subject of the church should be dropped! Your only hurting yourself with that remark!
Truth hurts doesn't it?????????
josey

Knoxville, TN

#7 Jan 21, 2012
Everything that Con erned Citizen is the Truth & that 1 Councilperson needs to Speak up & TRY & stop some of the Mayors Bullshit. As far as the Bowlins go, anyone that says anything Bad about them is because they are Jealous, W H has employed alot of People over the Years & I am sure the putter downers on here are all Young People that have no Respect for anyone, not even Themselves & the Bowlins still are Employers at their 2 Businesses here in Town. Just wait Concerned Citizen is one Smart Cookie & won't put anything on here that is not the Truth & also may be the very 1 that Enlightens the Mayor on the Do's & Donts & has a bunch of People backing Concerned Citizen on what goes down.....
jezzie

Knoxville, TN

#8 Jan 21, 2012
Lives in Jellico wrote:
I agree our mayor is doing an excellent job. He is the first person that I know that won't let the Bowlins tell him what to do. The Bowlins are bad mouthing him to everyone they see and we are sick of it! And can you believe that Mark is a deacon of Crouches Creek Church? How can that church let him continue the backstabbing????? Mark is running around trying to cause I'll will, taking pictures, calling anyone that will listen to him trying to cause trouble. Full steam ahead mayor, we are behind you!
Mark Bowlin a Deacon at Crouches Creek Church, Good Deal, what about the fine Mayor, don't he attend Church there also ??? From what I know of Mark he is Fair & Honest, from what I know of the Mayor, he is just the oppisite, a man that wants stuff for a Dried up Town, hell we don't even have a Grocery Store in this Town & Save-alot don't Count, they are in Kentucky, the same State the Mayor has the City doing Business, is that alone not a big F-Up on the Mayors Part,he needs to be Spending the Taxpayers Money in their own Town !!!!!!!!
Mmm Mmm Good

Knoxville, TN

#9 Jan 21, 2012
WOW!!
WilLIAM

Knoxville, TN

#10 Jan 22, 2012
Lives in Jellico wrote:
I agree our mayor is doing an excellent job. He is the first person that I know that won't let the Bowlins tell him what to do. The Bowlins are bad mouthing him to everyone they see and we are sick of it! And can you believe that Mark is a deacon of Crouches Creek Church? How can that church let him continue the backstabbing????? Mark is running around trying to cause I'll will, taking pictures, calling anyone that will listen to him trying to cause trouble. Full steam ahead mayor, we are behind you!
THIS IS TERRIBLE. GOOD PEOPLE BEING ACCUSED AND USING THE CHURCH FOR A CHEAP SHOT. THE DEVIL IS REALLY SHOWING HIMSELF BIG TIME.
Betty S

Knoxville, TN

#11 Jan 22, 2012
WilLIAM wrote:
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THIS IS TERRIBLE. GOOD PEOPLE BEING ACCUSED AND USING THE CHURCH FOR A CHEAP SHOT. THE DEVIL IS REALLY SHOWING HIMSELF BIG TIME.
Its not him talking about the church and using peoples name and position of the church. Its her. Its all about her and her friends.
Big Joe

Jackson, TN

#12 Jan 23, 2012
You wussys sound good talking on here bout the Bowlins...If it wasnt for the Bowlins and few other familys you wouldnt have a town.
worker

Seymour, TN

#13 Jan 23, 2012
Big Joe wrote:
You wussys sound good talking on here bout the Bowlins...If it wasnt for the Bowlins and few other familys you wouldnt have a town.
oh pease! whado the bowlins pay you, minimum wage?
a true friend

United States

#14 Jan 25, 2012
you know you all better listen to concerned citizen. i know for a fact after reading the post who it is. i can assure it isn't the bowlins. but like they said what has the mayor done other than keep stuff hid under the table. like paying the cumming's 10,000 for the church before it was ever approved by the council people. other than write a check for the black topping of the road which was not approved through the council and then when confronted about it his own remarks was " that is why this town has nothing, you cna't do a thing without getting it approved" i was there i heard his remark with my own ears. what did he think the job of mayor was to run the town his own way without the other board members. that is exactly what he is trying to do now. thank goodness the town has 1 person to stand up to him and do what they was elected in there to do and that is the good for the town. the mayor also stated that oreilly's was coming in the old douglas grocery store another lie out of his mouth. and where is the oil refinery plant that was coming in after the city employee's was paid to fix the place up. guess what they are not coming in either. so where are all the jobs he has created. oh wait that's right we have the doughnut store lol ok. how much of all these grants that he says he is getting to fix the town up are really loans that the city of jellico has to pay back? the so called grant to buy the church ended up being a loan that has to be paid back and why are they not in the building yet? tell me why they are paying for a building only to have it sit there empty is there something wrong with this fine building that the mayor himself checked out and said was such a good investment. maybe instead of listening to the lies you are hearing come out of the mayors mouth you shold ask for the proof of what all he has done. more than likely you will only see rules that have changed and the next meeting after he changes one lol it dont matter cause he will change it back he can't even follow his own rules that he votes on. what a joke for a mayor so glad i didnt vote him in there.
Voter

Seymour, TN

#15 Jan 25, 2012
a true friend wrote:
you know you all better listen to concerned citizen. i know for a fact after reading the post who it is. i can assure it isn't the bowlins. but like they said what has the mayor done other than keep stuff hid under the table. like paying the cumming's 10,000 for the church before it was ever approved by the council people. other than write a check for the black topping of the road which was not approved through the council and then when confronted about it his own remarks was " that is why this town has nothing, you cna't do a thing without getting it approved" i was there i heard his remark with my own ears. what did he think the job of mayor was to run the town his own way without the other board members. that is exactly what he is trying to do now. thank goodness the town has 1 person to stand up to him and do what they was elected in there to do and that is the good for the town. the mayor also stated that oreilly's was coming in the old douglas grocery store another lie out of his mouth. and where is the oil refinery plant that was coming in after the city employee's was paid to fix the place up. guess what they are not coming in either. so where are all the jobs he has created. oh wait that's right we have the doughnut store lol ok. how much of all these grants that he says he is getting to fix the town up are really loans that the city of jellico has to pay back? the so called grant to buy the church ended up being a loan that has to be paid back and why are they not in the building yet? tell me why they are paying for a building only to have it sit there empty is there something wrong with this fine building that the mayor himself checked out and said was such a good investment. maybe instead of listening to the lies you are hearing come out of the mayors mouth you shold ask for the proof of what all he has done. more than likely you will only see rules that have changed and the next meeting after he changes one lol it dont matter cause he will change it back he can't even follow his own rules that he votes on. what a joke for a mayor so glad i didnt vote him in there.
and you my friend are a dumbass! Why don't you shut the hell up!
a true friend

United States

#16 Jan 25, 2012
whats wrong voter does the truth hurt? why don't you be the smart one then and tell what has the mayor done for you? has he got you one of the raises has he scrathed your back so you would scrath his like he has done for so many. do tell what is so dumb about any of the truth there. if you have been to any of the city council meetings you would know these are facts. so tel us since you are so smart about things
pea brain

Knoxville, TN

#17 Jan 28, 2012
worker wrote:
<quoted text>oh pease! whado the bowlins pay you, minimum wage?
funny way of bragging bout the raise u jes got at the system.
Papaw

Knoxville, TN

#18 Jan 29, 2012
Tell me more about these big raises. What I read on topix it sure aint a cost of living raise. If so then they got more than all seniors in Jellico combined. What a joke the city government is. This should be reported to the state and then on to Washington. The federal employes don't get raises like what I've read on here.
HootOwlGivesAHoo t

Griffin, GA

#19 Jan 29, 2012
Jellico has become a war zone where its citizens have been put on trial because of the greed and ignorance of its best and brightest. The mayor's main fault is clearly his pride. It's true that he started off correctly in seeking the input of normal citizens to make some positive changes to become elected, but got off path like many of those common politicians who become seduced by power. Another factor is that he has a very dominant wife who is an asset some of the time, but clearly a liability at other times. The facts: Jellico never became the "Gem City" it aspired to be because most of its more productive citizens and businesses left in waves decades ago for northern cities. Most of what was left behind was the lame, the backward, the small minded, and a large percentage of inbred families who became the "Big Fish" in the small pond. These primarily selfish operators put a stranglehold on the little town that has existed to this day. They attempted to seize power and made some poor decisions that Jellico lives with to this day. Jellico Grocery Company, Coca-Cola and the Grace Moore House were once monuments to Jellico's former glory. Mr. Stiers can not please everyone in this notoriously poor, scrappy place, but probably should have listened more to his constituents as a whole rather than the paid sycophants or Mrs. Stiers. The truth is that Jellico does not have the tax base to support all of the people needing jobs. The schools are full of highly inadequate teachers, the banks full of useless good old boys and City of Jellico is not much different with too many employees and not enough real work. In a recessionary economy, raises are not needed nearly as much as cuts. Fortune 500 Boards pay their Directors, not piddly little city or Electric Boards--that's clearly wasteful and dishonest. There are more than enough people that would serve for as volunteers. The city cannot be the panacea for all people's needs. It cannot grow without a real stimulus to growth. Raising taxes through incorporation is not a stimulus to growth, but rather an oppressive measure. Sure, take Bowlin Straight into the city limits because they get all of the benefits and most people have always considered Bowlin Straight "Jellico", but these other large unincorporated areas are clearly not growing.
HootOwlGivesAHoo t

Griffin, GA

#20 Jan 29, 2012
All of the incorporation talk was because of Rarity Mountain and we all know how successful that development was. You cannot force development until there is a real impetus for it. If you notice the city limits goes out toward Hoot Owl Hollow and has for years. Look where the city's last Christmas decoration is placed--Alvin Evan's house. That my friends is how Jellico does business. There was never any movement to extend any infrastructure or services past Alvin's family. Taxes without representation is just a poorly designed land grab. The fact is that Mike Betherem was the one that secured the large capital grants for the Jellico infrastructure extension. The mayor and his wife both were active sowing seeds against the Bethurem era Electric System on Topix and elsewhere even before Stiers was elected. To control this is a big coup because of the amount of power, jopbs and money involved. The first thing Stiers did was use those funds to hire an outside engineer to administer the funds because it is clearly out of the ability for the mayor or anyone local to manage that successfully. A person with professional qualifications, preferably running a system larger than Jellico's is needed more than a local good old boy. The mayor was clearly in his element trying to encourage sports, paint fire hydrants, clean streets, listen to citizens, and work against drug use. It didn't even hurt for Mrs. Stiers to promote chili cook offs and cancer awareness, but they made some serious errors in judgement by not being more conservative fiscally. It was a huge mistake to pay that much for the old church. If the city of Jellico needed a youth center then let a business donate something at cost not put the city and all of its citizens in jeopardy with a boondoggle like the old Church of God. If some changes needed to be made with the Electric System than it should have been done gradually through the established channels not to throw everything up in the air and let it fall to those needing jobs the most rather than the most qualified. Finally, the effort should have been made to revitalize the current city limits not to try and grab more and more. The inflated ego, sense of entitlement, and fiscal irresponsibility have been the downfall of the city administration.

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