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can you imagine

Fort Smith, AR

#70 Feb 20, 2013
the taxpayers of fort smith stepped up to the plate and funded the 330 million dollar water expansion project at lake fort smith that is debt free and what did the taxpayers get in return for their faith in city management promises? countless water rate increases! again the taxpayers of fort smith stepped up when the city wanted to expand the convention center to the tune of 60 million dollars and more. what was the reward for the trusting taxpayers? million dollar losses every year of taxpayer money and can you imagine where fort smith would have been if that 360 million dollars of taxpayer money would have been spent properly on business and riverfront development? its my opinion that fort smith would have become a destination city and business in fort smith would be growing at a pace like NW arkansas. its been one bad decision after another and waste with more waste of taxpayer money! now the people of fort smith said yes to a tax extension for a great new water park and the city is backing up on their promises again! will they ever do what they say they are going to do? its your call
my thoughts

Fort Smith, AR

#71 Feb 20, 2013
fort smith could have been and should have been the best place to visit in the southwest but it lost the race to NW Arkansas and Branson long ago because city leaders failed to see the opportunity that was out there for tourism and business expansion.
settle this

Fort Smith, AR

#73 Feb 22, 2013
settle just had to have gosack as city administrator so the city could move forward! why is fort smith backing up? could it be that old kevin settle had a plan to get himself a cushy city job? maybe mayor with an unlimited spending budget?
confusion

Fort Smith, AR

#74 Feb 22, 2013
agree with "settle this!" honestly can't think of one thing that settle has done for the people of fort smith since he has been elected! all he has done is cause one conflict after another and when we look at city growth at almost zero and city spending almost doubled. he is probably responsible for the gosack problem also so please help me and name one positive thing that settle has done as a city director????
the shooters

Fort Smith, AR

#75 Feb 22, 2013
funny how you old coots are always circling your wagons and looking to shoot and something, ANYTHING! You line these guys up one by one and take out your tired weaponry out and shoot, shoot, shoot but never hit your target. You go home and reload, but its always the same. You can't hit the broadside of a barn because you're blind as bats and hate filled as the devil himself.

I just checked the want ads for Jonesboro and there happens to be an opening for a blind, hate mongering, wagon master with poor aim and no sense of direction. They just ask that you lay off the baked beans.
shot in the foot

Fort Smith, AR

#76 Feb 22, 2013
hey dumbass gosack protector! now even pine bluff, arkansas, has moved ahead of fort smith in the economic report! PINE BLUFF is ahead of fort smith! do you have an excuse for that too?
shot by Gosack

Fort Smith, AR

#77 Feb 22, 2013
hey dumbass gosack hater, how funny that you let that guy control your emotions. How can you hold a city pencil pusher for a stagnant economy? You're shooting at the wrong person.
out of control

Fort Smith, AR

#78 Feb 22, 2013
hey dumbass gosack lover! since when do we pay a city pencil pusher 200,000 dollars every year when the average salary in fort smith is about 19,000 dollars per year? crawl back in your hole stupid!
control freak

Fort Smith, AR

#79 Feb 22, 2013
we do not pay Gosack $200,000. He is paid salary found to be comparable to those paid at similar sized cities, which is somewhere around $97,000/year. You are including the value of fringe benefits. The sign of someone desperate to win an argument through deception.

Since: Jun 11

Fort Smith, AR

#80 Feb 22, 2013
"Control Freak"
I do believe you are very mistaken, I believe the assistant city administrator is paid $97,000, plus all his benefits.

Gosack is paid somewhere around $150,000 plus all his benefits.

Not a bad deal indeed, when the median income per capita is $19,000 in Fort Smith
freakish control

Fort Smith, AR

#81 Feb 22, 2013
lets face it, you lost! the gosack cost to the taxpayers of fort smith is about 200,000 dollars per year and benefits are a cost to the taxpayers so cut the sugar coating of his salary package. that 10X the average salary of an average fort smith citizen so deception is your package and furthermore pine bluff has a better economic report than fort smith and if gosack is maintained as city manager, moffett will be ahead of fort smith in the economic report! if you smell something burning, your pants are on fire so go jump in the new water park pool that probably won't be built because gosack lied to the citizens of fort smith again with just another ploy to get into taxpayer pockets. the man simply cannot be trusted to tell the truth--kinda like you!
FREAK

Fort Smith, AR

#82 Feb 22, 2013
freakish control wrote:
lets face it, you lost! the gosack cost to the taxpayers of fort smith is about 200,000 dollars per year and benefits are a cost to the taxpayers so cut the sugar coating of his salary package. that 10X the average salary of an average fort smith citizen so deception is your package and furthermore pine bluff has a better economic report than fort smith and if gosack is maintained as city manager, moffett will be ahead of fort smith in the economic report! if you smell something burning, your pants are on fire so go jump in the new water park pool that probably won't be built because gosack lied to the citizens of fort smith again with just another ploy to get into taxpayer pockets. the man simply cannot be trusted to tell the truth--kinda like you!
its you who loses and the proof is in your posts. Notice how you have changed your wording from squawking about how much Gosack is paid to how much he costs the taxpayers. You compare his work to minimum wage jobs, but he is hardly in that capacity. Why don't you compare his salary to the overpriced vp's at USA Truck and ABF? They can make over a million a year. Your deceipt is written all over this forum as you jump up and down complaining about nothing.
FREAK FUN

Fort Smith, AR

#83 Feb 22, 2013
sorry to burst your bubble but the taxpayers are not paying the VP's at USA truck or ABF! the taxpayers are paying gosack a total of over 900,000 dollars per year for his salary, benifits and office. there is a difference because USA truck and ABF are delivering the freight and gosack has fort smith in the sewer as a community with no job and economic growth. big difference!
fun with numbers

Fort Smith, AR

#84 Feb 22, 2013
the taxpayers are paying a comparable salary to Gosack as to other city administrators. top executive to top executive.

In your lame attempt to throw shade at the man, you are comparing his salary to that of all local workers, full time and part time, of all walks of life, duties and responsibilities. You are just trying to trash a man's professional reputation with nothing but a smear campaign because you are jealous of him and you wish you were him. looks like you're the freak, freak. that's the big difference.
the smear

Fort Smith, AR

#85 Feb 22, 2013
nobody needs to smear mr gosack as he has already done a good job on himself! he does not keep his promises and the economic numbers for fort smith tell the "rest of the story"! subpoena anyone?
protection racket

Fort Smith, AR

#88 Feb 25, 2013
settle protects gosack and settle gets to play big shot and attack the pet lady, grandma, grandpa, eric, downtown tree expert, public speakers at directors meetings, and bully anyone that tries to get city business on the right track. it looks like the protection racket is alive and well in fort smith!
dork

Fort Smith, AR

#89 Feb 25, 2013
could settle just be the resident dork? just a political tool allowed to play big shot if it fits the spending agenda at city hall that keeps all the takers at the top of the pay scale! hmmmm
you got that right

Fort Smith, AR

#91 Feb 25, 2013
about as easy as getting someone else to fight your battles for you
right is right

Fort Smith, AR

#92 Feb 26, 2013
gosack has a crony team that protects him but the problem is that he uses our tax money to pay the protectors!
Eric

Fort Smith, AR

#93 Feb 26, 2013
Jerry Hamel likes the salty taste of sperm on his tongue. I love him.

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