Leitchfield City Council Election

Leitchfield City Council Election

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Mary

Mammoth Cave, KY

#2 Sep 1, 2012
If they are in office now I will not vote for them I would rather they not ring my door bell they wouldn't know the truth if it hit them in the face
So what

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Sep 1, 2012
Taxpaying Citizen wrote:
Has anyone noticed that each time the election rolls around Councilman Steve Elder suddenly becomes so emotional about the well-being of Leitchfield's citizens. He is such a phony!!! Hey Elder, the next time you're so concerned, how about voting no on a 3 percent tax that we can't afford, how about voting no to selling a piece of property that the city paid 1.1 million dollars for to someone for 600 thousand. Can anyone tell me why Mr. Escue was sold this property for that amount? Why didn't the company purchase it? By the way, where is the company? If they are not coming, isn't the city supposed to regain ownership of the property? Seems no one knows the answers to that question and numerous others. Why is the Tourism Director hired on at a salary comparable to the Chief of Police? Does she have a degree or just know someone like it is known to be in Leitchfield. How did the city come up with the price paid for land for the "Recreation Center"? Has anyone noticed the city pays extremely high prices for farmland? Guess you gotta take care of your buds huh? How about concilman Dallas telling the elderly lady in an open council meeting, she needs to live within her means when she stated that she could not afford another 3 percent tax. Who does this punk think he is? I'll bet if you tried to tax marijuana Mr. Dallas would be the first to stand against it. By the way, THANKS Mayor for having a plan to leave the old pool open for quote "those kids" when someone stated a concern for children who couldn't afford to pay what will be charged at the Recreation Center when it is built. Who do these politicians think they are? They are just small town politicians, most don't even have a college degree, and they think they are above the hardworking citizens who pay their salary. How about the BAR that is running wide open in the old Pit Road building? Has anyone checked the receipts to make sure it complies with MOIST 70? Nope, because the Mayor's former business partner owns the property. How about all the city employees that work at the fairgrounds while on the clock for the city? Nonprofit, yeah right, do they do this for ALL the nonprofits in the area? How about the Legion, Food Pantry, Churches, etc.? No, because certain people are not "shareholders" of those organizations. I would truly like to see the citizens of Leitchfield band together this one time and vote out the corruption that we all know exists here, self-serving politicians who only take care of their own interests, they need to be reminded that they are public servants and this city is not just a personal account to bleed dry for personal gain.
a long as there are no new candidates to run against these clowns, this its what we have to live with
concerned

Centerville, TX

#4 Sep 1, 2012
So what wrote:
<quoted text>a long as there are no new candidates to run against these clowns, this its what we have to live with
career politicians suck. It should be two terms across the board for everyone. If its good enough for the president it's good enough for all of em
Vote OUT Elder and Dallas

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Sep 1, 2012
Taxpaying Citizen wrote:
Has anyone noticed that each time the election rolls around Councilman Steve Elder suddenly becomes so emotional about the well-being of Leitchfield's citizens. He is such a phony!!! Hey Elder, the next time you're so concerned, how about voting no on a 3 percent tax that we can't afford, how about voting no to selling a piece of property that the city paid 1.1 million dollars for to someone for 600 thousand. Can anyone tell me why Mr. Escue was sold this property for that amount? Why didn't the company purchase it? By the way, where is the company? If they are not coming, isn't the city supposed to regain ownership of the property? Seems no one knows the answers to that question and numerous others. Why is the Tourism Director hired on at a salary comparable to the Chief of Police? Does she have a degree or just know someone like it is known to be in Leitchfield. How did the city come up with the price paid for land for the "Recreation Center"? Has anyone noticed the city pays extremely high prices for farmland? Guess you gotta take care of your buds huh? How about concilman Dallas telling the elderly lady in an open council meeting, she needs to live within her means when she stated that she could not afford another 3 percent tax. Who does this punk think he is? I'll bet if you tried to tax marijuana Mr. Dallas would be the first to stand against it. By the way, THANKS Mayor for having a plan to leave the old pool open for quote "those kids" when someone stated a concern for children who couldn't afford to pay what will be charged at the Recreation Center when it is built. Who do these politicians think they are? They are just small town politicians, most don't even have a college degree, and they think they are above the hardworking citizens who pay their salary. How about the BAR that is running wide open in the old Pit Road building? Has anyone checked the receipts to make sure it complies with MOIST 70? Nope, because the Mayor's former business partner owns the property. How about all the city employees that work at the fairgrounds while on the clock for the city? Nonprofit, yeah right, do they do this for ALL the nonprofits in the area? How about the Legion, Food Pantry, Churches, etc.? No, because certain people are not "shareholders" of those organizations. I would truly like to see the citizens of Leitchfield band together this one time and vote out the corruption that we all know exists here, self-serving politicians who only take care of their own interests, they need to be reminded that they are public servants and this city is not just a personal account to bleed dry for personal gain.
"Councilman Steve Elder.... Hey Elder, the next time you're so concerned, how about voting no on a 3 percent tax that we can't afford"
WE NEED TO VOTE FOR ANYONE THAT RUNS AGAINST STEVE ELDER - WE DID NOT WANT THAT RESTAURANT TAX AND I'M SURE HE THOUGHT WE WOULD FORGET ABOUT HIS VOTE....
GUESS WHAT STEVE, WE STILL REMEMBER WHAT YOU DID TO US EVERY TIME WE HAVE TO PAY THAT TAX!!!!!!
"How about concilman Dallas telling the elderly lady in an open council meeting, she needs to live within her means when she stated that she could not afford another 3 percent tax."
LET'S HELP COUNCILMAN DALLAS LEARN WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE WITHIN HIS MEANS BY VOTING FOR ANYONE THAT RUNS AGAINST HIM, SO HE CAN BE JUST A "NORMAL" CITIZEN.
Hey Elder and Dallas; na na na na, hey hey hey, goodby.....
Check it

United States

#6 Sep 1, 2012
Haha. Every council member voted for the restaurant tax. Check the latest update. lol
Taxpaying Citizen

Downers Grove, IL

#7 Sep 1, 2012
You are correct. All members voted for the tax, Ms. Fey initially voted for it but then stated that she didn't understand the vote. My theory is to just vote out each and every one to send the message that we truly are sick of the way things are done around here, if you don't understand, ASK QUESTIONS, make sure it's clear as to how & what you are voting on. It can be done, there are 12 candidates and only 6 seats, maybe then whoever gets in will get the message and start doing what is good for the city as a whole and stop taking care of buds.
Half wrong

Vine Grove, KY

#8 Sep 3, 2012
3% tax on food is here to stay. Doesn't matter who you put in there. Money is going to be tied up on supporting the fiddin festival, freedom fest, new recreation park, and indoor pool. City can't afford it all by there self. I would be safe to say.
As far as Dallas, according to the newspaper archives, no elderly lady spoke that I read. The owner of Dairy Queen stated his mom was on fixed income and could not afford to eat out but once a week. Don't know about you , but if I owned DQ my mom would eat out any time she wanted to. Just me.
New Comer

Clarkson, KY

#9 Sep 3, 2012
I wonder if the voters in Leitchfield can see through all the smoke & mirrors that the current council is throwing out there. It is definitely time to bring some new blood into city hall. Those councilmen that have served many, many terms are getting too comfortable in office. Leitchfield has the opportunity to stop all the corruption, wasteful spending and back scratching. There are good candidates that are on the ballot and are ready to serve the people of Leitchfield. I encourage all of the voters to go to the polls and make sure you cast your vote for change. If you want your city to move forward PLEASE VOTE! Nobody else can do it for you. There are a lot of people in the county that do not have a say on your city government but have to abide by it. Help all of us and go vote for a new city council....PLEASE!
wrong

Lexington, KY

#10 Sep 3, 2012
Half wrong wrote:
3% tax on food is here to stay. Doesn't matter who you put in there. Money is going to be tied up on supporting the fiddin festival, freedom fest, new recreation park, and indoor pool. City can't afford it all by there self. I would be safe to say.
As far as Dallas, according to the newspaper archives, no elderly lady spoke that I read. The owner of Dairy Queen stated his mom was on fixed income and could not afford to eat out but once a week. Don't know about you , but if I owned DQ my mom would eat out any time she wanted to. Just me.
The Manager from DQ was there. Her husband said he had diabetes and had to eat some times and was told to pack his lunch if he can't make it back home without eating. Several elderly ladies spoke. If you continue reading the local paper you will soon be ignorant, stop that at once. They also all agreed that if the tax brought in more than they thought they would lower the tax. They have made double what they estimated. The problem is they are spending 8 times more than they make. Meanwhile they are runnings through the city surplus at a rate of 500,000 per year and calling it a balanced budget.
Dead Wrong

Lexington, KY

#11 Sep 3, 2012
wrong wrote:
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The Manager from DQ was there. Her husband said he had diabetes and had to eat some times and was told to pack his lunch if he can't make it back home without eating. Several elderly ladies spoke. If you continue reading the local paper you will soon be ignorant, stop that at once. They also all agreed that if the tax brought in more than they thought they would lower the tax. They have made double what they estimated. The problem is they are spending 8 times more than they make. Meanwhile they are runnings through the city surplus at a rate of 500,000 per year and calling it a balanced budget.
They expected $500,000 per year and I believe that's about what they are taking in. Double would be $1 million. Doubt they are bringing that kind of money in. http://www.gcnewsgazette.com/pages/full_story...

If they were spending "8 times" more than they make (on tourism), this would mean they would be spending $4 million. Doubt that.
Not councilmen

Lexington, KY

#12 Sep 3, 2012
Dead Wrong wrote:
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They expected $500,000 per year and I believe that's about what they are taking in. Double would be $1 million. Doubt they are bringing that kind of money in. http://www.gcnewsgazette.com/pages/full_story...
If they were spending "8 times" more than they make (on tourism), this would mean they would be spending $4 million. Doubt that.
How much is the pool, Ground on bypass, fire department park, signs payroll, vehicle, insurance for employees retirement, fiddle fest. Don't be so silly. Like I told you don't read that paper.
Not councilmen

Lexington, KY

#13 Sep 3, 2012
Dead Wrong wrote:
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They expected $500,000 per year and I believe that's about what they are taking in. Double would be $1 million. Doubt they are bringing that kind of money in. http://www.gcnewsgazette.com/pages/full_story...
If they were spending "8 times" more than they make (on tourism), this would mean they would be spending $4 million. Doubt that.
Learned the 3 percent tourism sales tax on restaurant food sales has generated more than $54,000 in its first month. Monies are still being collected from some establishments for July, the first month the tax was imposed.

Read more: Grayson County News Gazette - Tourism commission to build park pavilion
They estimated 400,000 around 60000 total first month x12= 720,000 that's just about 2x
Who Cares

Lexington, KY

#14 Sep 3, 2012
We should have a HANGIN AT THE COURT HOUSE And then celebrate a NEW DAY IN LEITCHFIELD. Frankly their acting like a Big City with small time folks.
two X two

Elizabethtown, KY

#15 Sep 3, 2012
Not councilmen wrote:
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Learned the 3 percent tourism sales tax on restaurant food sales has generated more than $54,000 in its first month. Monies are still being collected from some establishments for July, the first month the tax was imposed.
Read more: Grayson County News Gazette - Tourism commission to build park pavilion
They estimated 400,000 around 60000 total first month x12= 720,000 that's just about 2x
no its not even close to 2x. Your math sucks.
Dead Wrong

Lexington, KY

#16 Sep 3, 2012
Not councilmen wrote:
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Learned the 3 percent tourism sales tax on restaurant food sales has generated more than $54,000 in its first month. Monies are still being collected from some establishments for July, the first month the tax was imposed.
Read more: Grayson County News Gazette - Tourism commission to build park pavilion
They estimated 400,000 around 60000 total first month x12= 720,000 that's just about 2x
What a dumbazz. Yes, the fact that your math is off for one. Two, of course the numbers for a summer month would be higher (lakes, sports, etc) than slower months like the winter. Ask the restaurants about that. Averages out to probably their $500,000 as reported in the paper.
wow

Elizabethtown, KY

#17 Sep 3, 2012
sounds like we have some people on here that need to run for the office they know so much about-It would be great for anyone that is willing to devote their time researching the best way to do things to run for the office to make the city better...
taxpayer

Trinity, TX

#18 Sep 4, 2012
Couldn't help but notice at the parade all the politicians flaunting their names especially Steven Elder. He really likes to show how much money he has. He just had to outdo everyone. Drives a flashy car and truck too. He is all about spending other peoples money to try to make him look good. For somebody that is supposed to be a wealth manager he sure doesn't manager the wealth of the city very good. He wants his name out there in every organization as if it couldn't get by without him. He acts like he is so concerned about our city. He just wants to be our next mayor. That would be tragic. He blows a lot of smoke. Wake up Leitchfield
taxpayer

Trinity, TX

#19 Sep 4, 2012
Not councilmen wrote:
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Learned the 3 percent tourism sales tax on restaurant food sales has generated more than $54,000 in its first month. Monies are still being collected from some establishments for July, the first month the tax was imposed.
Read more: Grayson County News Gazette - Tourism commission to build park pavilion
They estimated 400,000 around 60000 total first month x12= 720,000 that's just about 2x
The story in the newspaper was from 2011. Why haven't they posted this years earnings on the tax? It would be interesting to know if they are still bringing $500,000 a year into the budget. Also, what about the feasibility study they paid $39000 for. Surely that is final by now. It seems like all of a sudden the council is very hush hush about their projects now that the election is only 2 months away. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what they are up to. Its like the fox, lay low and sneak up on your pray when they are helpless to do anything about it namely after the election. We need change this time around so the city can try to recover. There was only one council member that seemed to have the citys best interest which was Margaret Fey. One person can't do it alone. Like Hillary Clinton said it takes a village.
Honestly

Richmond, KY

#20 Sep 4, 2012
Every government office in town should be cleaned out and start over with people not complacent in their jobs and filled with people who WANT to work and do what they are suppose to do.People who want to see the town flourish an not just line their own pockets.
East1999Eternal

Birmingham, AL

#21 Sep 4, 2012
According to what we're all saying here, we're tired of the old crooked politicians we have in office. It seems like we would stop voting them in, but we don't. Very few of us journey away from them. Why? Why do they get re-elected? If I lived in the city limits, I would definately vote against them. I would vote for people like Nick Ramsey.

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