Turner looks like the white Steve Urkel
Posted in the Lockport Forum
#1 Feb 16, 2013
Let's re elect Steve Urkel ie Kellt Turner
Urkel for Mayor
He has same brain capacity.
get rid of the 1920's thinking majority
#2 Feb 16, 2013
The majority of the council is old and have an average IQ around 85-90 (being generous here) with no concept or vision on how to attract business. I am in the business world and have to negotiate deals all the time, some are harder than others but in the end, if people want to have a business relationship common ground can almost always be found.
I could not imagine having Kelly Turner (looks like the white Urkel), Tom "creepy" Kelly, Van Douchbag, or Mary old the Bag sell a concept or partnership to any business.
These guys act like Henry Ford "You can have a car in any color as long as it is in Black"
SEE HOW DARIEN IS DOING THIS IN 2013 SEE BELOW
The Darien City Council voted Monday night to authorize an economic development agreement that will literally help pave the way for a new restaurant to open at the site of the former Cornerstone Restaurant on Cass Avenue.
According to the terms of the agreement between the City of Darien and Chucks Southern Comforts Café, the city will act as general contractor on a project to repave the parking lot, add parking lot striping and blocks, repair storm sewers and run underground wiring for lights, for a total cost of $300,000.
At Monday's meeting, Alderman Joseph Marchese said he wanted to make it clear that the city is not giving away $300,000 to the restaurateur, but making $300,000 worth of repairs and improvements as an incentive to help get the new business up and running.
We are using our contractors for paving, electrical, concrete, so they can control costs, Marchese said of the agreement.
And City Attorney John Murphey gave assurances that the city has built in multiple forms of protection to ensure it will recoup its investment in the unlikely event the business would fail. He said the city is under no obligation to issue an occupancy permit for any other new business at the location until the city has been paid in full for the economic incentive to Chuck's.
At a previous city council meeting, Chucks owner and chef Chuck Pine said his original restaurant in Burbank takes in about $6 million annually, and predicts the Darien location will bring in about $4 million in its first year.
At that rate, it would take approximately four years for Chuck's to pay back the city through its 2 percent restaurant sales tax.
According to the terms of the incentive agreement, if during the repayment period, the restaurant falls below the projected sales tax amount, the owners would be required to make up the difference to the city.
City manager Bryon Vana said the business is in the process of filing for zoning, securing financing and applying for a liquor license.
Pine has said he hopes the restaurants new Darien location will open by late September or early October.
The chef/restaurateur opened Chucks BBQ in 1995, changing the name in 1999 to reflect the restaurants mix of southern, Mexican and Cajun food items on its menu. Three years ago, the original Chucks moved to its current location in Burbank.
Pine worked in Rick Bayless famous Topolobampo Mexican restaurant in Chicago before starting his own restaurant, which has been featured in episodes of The Food Network program Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and the PBS show Check, Please.
#3 Feb 17, 2013
Lockport's council majority would NEVER go for something like this
#4 Feb 18, 2013
Why? Besides the obvious (they are a slimy five and numerous other deragatory terms/phrases/names) what specific reasons/excuses would/could they give the public as to why they'd NEVER do this? Is it becase Lockport doesn't have that kind of money to "loan" out? Is it because that Engneering Co gets most of the budget? I'm seriously asking.....does this council generally "nay" these kinds of proposals/investments? Why?
#5 Feb 18, 2013
It will take a outside developer for most projects because no one on your council could sell water to a man walking through a desert. Why couldn't a government entity act as general contractor and make profit on condo/storefront units downtown. Yes, it would take a honest, competent person to pull it off but, with proper oversight it is still possible but not with the people in office now. I know this is difficult, but if Lockport is going to have a strong quaint identity it has to start with the downtown. That area could be fantastic.
#6 Feb 27, 2013
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Among Steve's other famed character traits include his exceptional scientific skills......."
".....his position as a voice of reason and source of wisdom........"
"Steve is kind, bears no hatred for anyone, and is extremely loyal."
So, ARSE HOLE, I mean, DUPA YASH, what exactly are you trying to say?? You think that Kelly Turner has exceptional scientific skills? Is a voice of reason & source of wisdom? Is kind & Loyal? Or that he is laughing all the way to the bank, such as Jaleel White (Steve Urkel) is?
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