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Interim city administrator brings change in Lake Ozark
By Deanna Wheeler
Lake Sun Leader
Posted May 07, 2009 @ 04:45 AM
Lake Ozark, Mo.— City Administrator Joe Barfield has only been on the job a few days but there is already a huge difference in how business is being handled at City Hall, Mayor Johnnie Franzeskos reports.
Besides attitudes calming down, Franzeskos said Barfield has been busy scheduling meetings, which the mayor has been included in on.
“That’s quite a change, I tell you,” Franzeskos said, noting very often in the past he wasn’t invited to meetings even though city business was discussed. MAYBE THERE WAS A REASON!!!
Barfield started work as the city of Lake Ozark’s temporary city administrator Monday of this week.
DID HE GET PAID FOR DECEMBER?? HIS CONTRACT (THAT NONE OF THE ALDERMEN SAW) SHOULD HAVE BEEN UP THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER.
One of the first orders of business was to purchase him a new computer as the old one is still under lock and key in the evidence locker at the Lake Ozark Police Department.
With that, the city also set up a new e-mail address, deactivating the old one.
Barfield said he’s been busy learning the ins and outs of the city.
Barfield will continue as the city’s administrator until a new one is hired. BUT HUNG AROUND RUNNING THINGS FOR MONTHS!!
The city is expected to take several months with the process until the perfect match is found, Franzeskos said. YOU CALL VANDEE A PERFECT MATCH????
Fedup in LO

Osage Beach, MO

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Anyone would be better than Clark!
Fedup in LO Still Crying

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This is not about Barfield or about Vandee or about Clark or about any one else.
This is all about Johnny because he allowed it all to happen.
This is about Franseskos who has torn our city apart and has taken our city to the brink of bankruptcy again all because of his arrogance and his inflated ego.
He alone is responsible for all our city's woes by all the things he did and all the lies he told and all the leaks and trouble stirring he did.

This will not go away. There is no more "Tick Tock Tick Tock".
His time is up, and he did it to himself.


Mel

Gasconade, MO

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Feb 23, 2010
 
can any one tell me why the computer is under lock and key at lake Ozark.I have a issue with the pd and ive been told all information on their computers was lost due to a server crash.However i found this odd since mark maples gave a statement to the press that not to worry all info was recovered.Ive got a lopd officer being not so truthful on paper if any one is interested.please contact me at slippenin2@yahoo.com.
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Mel wrote:
can any one tell me why the computer is under lock and key at lake Ozark.I have a issue with the pd and ive been told all information on their computers was lost due to a server crash.However i found this odd since mark maples gave a statement to the press that not to worry all info was recovered.Ive got a lopd officer being not so truthful on paper if any one is interested.please contact me at slippenin2@yahoo.com.
It seems to me that IF you have an interest in the info on Clark's PC then you must also have something to do with Clark's case or,...you are just trying to still stir trouble to make the Chief look bad. I do not know your true reasons for the things you say...however, it matters not. People are through with those like you, Clark, and others like him, so friend of his,(are you jealous of Maples)...quit stirring lies...it's not nice. Just curious..need to ask you...Are you the editor of the Lake Sun? Or S. Patrick? Or B. Braun? No matter who you are, just try to fill your days with happier thoughts and not vindictiveness.
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In My Opinion wrote:
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It seems to me that IF you have an interest in the info on Clark's PC then you must also have something to do with Clark's case or,...you are just trying to still stir trouble to make the Chief look bad. I do not know your true reasons for the things you say...however, it matters not. People are through with those like you, Clark, and others like him, so friend of his,(are you jealous of Maples)...quit stirring lies...it's not nice. Just curious..need to ask you...Are you the editor of the Lake Sun? Or S. Patrick? Or B. Braun? No matter who you are, just try to fill your days with happier thoughts and not vindictiveness.
Obviously you people aren't through with the regime that you've been complaining about for so long, because you all turn a blind eye to the obvious. How many times must it be proven that Maples is not what he appears to be. Good luck to you and your dilusions.
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Eureka, MO

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With Open Eyes... This post was about Barfield now you are bad mouthing the Chief. Go back into the cave you must of just came out of! The Chief has done nothing put help the city. So shut the hell up!
With Open Eyes

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Feb 25, 2010
 
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With Open Eyes... This post was about Barfield now you are bad mouthing the Chief. Go back into the cave you must of just came out of! The Chief has done nothing put help the city. So shut the hell up!
Obviously you are the one living in a cave. The cave being your own mind. It's the closed minded people like you that refuse to see things for what they really are that have gotten Lake Ozark in the position that they are in. Look around you. Has the strip changed over the years for the better? I think not. Keep on giving these idiots power, and you'll continue to be on the losing end. I feel sorry for you.
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Obviously With Open Eyes, you need both of them blacked. Maybe you could see better. Our police department is the best ever thanks to Chief Maples. I suppose you are one of the disgruntled Gestapo cops that have had their evil playground taken away from them because of Chief Maples. All I can say is Hail to out Chief and his officers.
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Oldtimer wrote:
Obviously With Open Eyes, you need both of them blacked. Maybe you could see better. Our police department is the best ever thanks to Chief Maples. I suppose you are one of the disgruntled Gestapo cops that have had their evil playground taken away from them because of Chief Maples. All I can say is Hail to out Chief and his officers.
With your violent reply, I can only respond that if violence is how you respond to someone's comments, I'm sure you will someday find out first-hand what a great Chief you have. Ha!!
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Chief Maples has enacted polcy that violates rights, and leads to victims. ask some nurses at lake regional about it.
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knows it... Knows what? What is the policy? If such a thing exsisted it would have been public long ago and been addressed by the courts of this state. U know nothing. Please be specific if U can make such a statement. What has he done and what is the policy that we will be sooooo surprised by. He has been here 3 years done some good and all you can do is make things up. Please tell me something or do U need someone to talk sh** about people.
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Hey Johnny, where is your good buddy Barfield now?

You remember him. you thought he was some kind of God that was going to save the city. Yea right! You believed everything he said and look where it got you. He went against every city ordinance and state statute he could and now the people are going to pay for it and you are just as guilty for letting him do it.

I believe your quote is: "I just did what they told me to do." I thought you were the mayor not THEM. If you knew it was wrong, you should have stopped it, that is why the people elected you. We all know you didn't have the balls to stand up to them or anyone else,

The smart thing for you to do is step down before more illegal things come out about what you and your cronies have done.
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If you went to the meeting Tuesday night you would have seen Barfield get up and say he had been on vacation for the last 2 months. He forgot to Thank the people of Lake Ozark for paying for it.

Then he says he did nothing wrong when he was CA. Well, we will see.. Where were all those contracts. I think you told one of the aldermen that they had no say except in meetings. WE WILL SEE...
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Here are some remarks Barfield made at the 3-23-10 BOA meeting that I thought the people of Lake Ozark should know about. Remember, there were NO WRITTEN BIDS for the Construction of changes in city hall and there were NO CONTRACTS nor WRITTEN PLANS for the changes. NOR PERMITS. All this was against city ordinances and STATE STATUTES. It was just a Barfied/Franzeskos thing.

"Barfield remarks: Mr Davis,(City ordinance says you are not to address one alderman, you are to address the WHOLE BOARD) last April this board ask me to be their Interim City Administrator. I was to do 2 things. One was to recruit and hire a City Administrator and that was done. And he is a Professional City Administrator.

I have told this board “you do not run the city, you set policies only. The Mayor and the City Administrator run the city on a daily basis.

We had numerous discussions on this building and the board set there with the City Attorney saying here’s $50,000 and you have 60 days to get it done and we did that.

There was nothing that was spent that amounted to $5,000 in any of the change orders that we made. We didn’t know what the police Dept. was going to need (WHY DIDNT YOU ASK BEFORE YOU SPENT ALL THE MONEY???)but the main thing was to get them out of the rat hole they were in. Everybody agreed to do that and everybody and the Police Dept is tickled with it.

The first 3-4 aldermen were not tickled with it because you didn’t get your way and that is a shame. If you want to file charges File against me and I will see you in Court.

Well Mr. Barfield, I would like to address what you said. If you call Dave VanDee a professional, I would be ashamed. So far all I have seen is one of the biggest egotistical Liars this city has ever had for a City Administrator. It’s quite obvious he is not for the people or business owners in this city. It’s all about him. And I attended the meeting when Bill Bolin ask you what you thought it would cost for improvements and you said it shouldn’t be more than $50,000. That was the last anyone in that open meeting heard. If the aldermen approved the $50,000 then they did it in CLOSED SESSION, which was against the law, but then, breaking the law, ordinances and state statutes is nothing new to you or the Mayor is it?? Then you said you never spent over $5,000 in “Change Orders” How about the money you gave Dave Larson. There are checks that will prove otherwise. You NEVER consulted the board BEFORE spending this money did you? You just submitted bills after the fact. What happened to the ordinance and state statute that the Board was to approve these bills before the money was spent?

It was mentioned by the attorney for Johnny if there was a problem the Board should have Stopped it. How could they stop it if they didn't know about it???

As I recall, there was a big stink by Judy Neels calling all the aldermen about the wall and that you were confronted about it and still did what YOU wanted to do. Typical of you. I would love to see someone file charges against you because I believe they would win. I hope this impeachment isn’t over because it seems like every day something new is found out about the illegal things you and the Mayor are responsible for. I would sure like to see you pay for it. You and the Mayor are just alike, well, you might be a little smarter but you both think “IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!”
madonna

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And you guys did so well, getting rid of Clark and replacing with such an upright man, so open and honest, didnt you?

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