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#1 Nov 29, 2012
City Attorney Barbara Adams presented the tax levy, which was "...$2.98 short" of 105 percent of the previous levy, so no public hearing is necessary. She explained that the funding for police and fire pension funds, set by state statute depending on city size, would continue to draw down general fund revenues.

Get ready to multiply Hillsboro's shortage by 100,000, when the Litchfield City Council meets in oversight tonight.
3rd Warder

Mattoon, IL

#2 Nov 30, 2012
Don't keep us in suspense.
fatboizs

Mattoon, IL

#3 Nov 30, 2012
I hate It when I say I TOLD YOU SO but!!!!!
Ed McBain

AOL

#4 Nov 30, 2012
I hate it that you are right again but what else can I say but you're right again.
Damn I bit my tongue again having to say it!!!
CPO Sharkey

Mattoon, IL

#5 Nov 30, 2012
So who get a pay raise now for this screw up?
fatboizs

Mattoon, IL

#6 Nov 30, 2012
the realy sad part, lets just say history repeats its self. the mayor and administrator Lied and it cost over 60 grand for pensions,this year they lied and its over 200 grand, your and my property tax will raise no less than 65 bucks per household,your paying double salerie for a sick firechief and his wannabe,your paying 10 percent employee raises on the whim of a non productive mayor and rookie alderman ,that bouth never disagree on anything that spending tax money will purchace but mostly unproductive bodies, BUT for me and a few other TROUBLE MAKERS to predict any of this or to point out who would be the main players in all this CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES I guess we,ll sit bach ,watch them collect their loot, spit in your eye and let you enjoy the moment like all good bowed headed followers do, just don't ever forget ,WE TOLD YOU SO----AND WHO, YRS AGO.
fatboizs

Mattoon, IL

#7 Nov 30, 2012
someone needs to have the MAYOR SHOW THE FIRECHIEFS MEDICAL EXAM BEFORE HIRING HO HO HO.
CPO Sharkey

Mattoon, IL

#8 Dec 1, 2012
FB you are correct. We the tax payers will now be asked to shore up the sinking ship. It's time to prun the City Hall fairy tell tree. When a item or object is top heavy, it takes no engineer to understand you have to remove the dead weight before it tips over. It is tie to lean out City Hall. All the pay checks being paid need o b looked t and seen for what they are. We are not getting any value for what is being spent. Time to cut back. Lot's of empty buildings in the Industrial Park and down town, yep that's a good reward for a 10% raise. Pay a firm from Springfield to do engeering, why do we have to pay for one here also, but has to go back East to be recertified? The list do go on and on. The very sad part is it's not going to stop unless we all vote some of these folks out and get some business minded people in. And one more thing, why di the budget officer not see this monts ago, after all is this not what they are paid to do, keep an eye on the money and be able to "forcast" what is going on. But hey, they get paid also.
Vet

Mattoon, IL

#9 Dec 1, 2012
You don't have to raise taxes-----cut the perks and issue layoffs-----Yea, vote this SOB in again taxfield
fatboizs

Mattoon, IL

#10 Dec 1, 2012
the book keeper is jus like the city attorney and the army,ifyour not ask DONT TELL ,cause ANDY AND TOM ,if you might just happen to remember,several years ago issued a GAG ORDER ON ALL CITY EMPLOYEES,don.t ask them ,WE GIVE OUT ANY INFO YOU NEED, and it hasn't stoped yet. so realy who's the blame???? THE CHOSIN ONES RUN THE SHOW , 4 HAND PICKED TRUE BELEIVERS, AND HOMMER AND JETHROE,canI have an AMEN BROTHERS ????
fatboizs

Mattoon, IL

#11 Dec 1, 2012
wonder after all of this,are all silent alarms and 10% pay raises just so much brewha fer nothin ??
LMAO
CHICKEN LITTLE

Taylorville, IL

#12 Dec 1, 2012
Maybe the tourism office can bring in more revenues by opening the Dean Meier Recreational Park. Your residents need to grow a pair, get an attorney and get rid of the admin. Then you have to make "honest" people run that won't SWITCH sides once they are in. Geez, what a cluster &^%$!
CHICKEN LITTLE

Taylorville, IL

#13 Dec 1, 2012
Maybe the tourism office needs to bring in more $$. How is the Dean Meier Recreational Park doing? Your residents need to grow a pair, get an attorney, and oust those scumbags! What a cluster &^%$!
fatboizs

Mattoon, IL

#14 Dec 1, 2012
butler has a better economic plan than litchfield with out STREET SCAPE ,oh ya speaking of that WHERES THE LITES, and did that trip to to the east coast get us the design factor on sidewalks across from City Hall, the PIGS LIPS LOOK A LITTLE CROOKED
or is that the EAST COAST LOOK. Its off like a prom dress ,Jack
CPO Sharkey

Mattoon, IL

#15 Dec 2, 2012
Reading in the paper sometime back, I noticed that the light will not be here until sometime in Feb or March. Looking at sometype of temp lighting until the new ones arive, ok under stand we do not want to be in the dark for that long, so I HOPE that the items being used will either be on the contractor OR if the City is reqired to purchase the equipment that it wil be able to used to up grade lights or what ever in the City and just not go to storage and be fogotten until the next big City surplus sale.
fatboizs

Mattoon, IL

#16 Dec 2, 2012
hummmm,ice and snow grandma just watch where you walk,the city won;t have law suit money after the case law pension fund raiser.

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