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!"