Troubled times for Marble hill.

Troubled times for Marble hill.

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funboy3

United States

#1 Feb 27, 2012
S.O.S. for Marble Hill. The last 5 years have been bad for the city. Poor money management, illeagle meetings, absolute lies have been told to its people,lies to FEMA for extra money,DNR to hide things. Embezzlement. Although that couldn't. Be proved it was hid very well. Illegal money out of. Certain labor fund. City is not to involed in public firework display Mike Morris recieves a heafty check. Purposely. Neglect the sewer depth. To the point they r paying big fines to the state all because they wanted to save money. One of the biggest problem the city had retired in Dec.lets get that incompetent council and crooked and rude city clerk the eyes and ears of the city she is A very bad egg Its time for the regime to go
funboy3

United States

#2 Feb 27, 2012
A employee was let go cause they didn't need her services anymore after 17 yrs. Then hire another employee in her place. Then they courageously tried to present with a plaque for her service. They also have hired family members and that is abinst city ordinance
Cory Bacon

Poplar Bluff, MO

#3 Feb 27, 2012
I'm running for mayor. There's a lot of revisions I'd like to see made, so If you seriously want a different outlook, please write me in. I don't come into things with a personal agenda or anything, I just want to see Marble Hill better itself. I promise, as myor, to do everything I can to right the wrongs of the past years. It'll take time, probably more time than just one term, but I will do everything in my power to make things happen. If you have any questions about my policies or intended revisions, please e-mail me at [email protected]
What

United States

#4 Feb 28, 2012
If you run a city like you run a concert, we all in trouble. Think you might still be a little wet behind the ears, take a little longer to mature, down the road might have better results.
Guest

Barnhart, MO

#5 Feb 29, 2012
funboy3 wrote:
A employee was let go cause they didn't need her services anymore after 17 yrs. Then hire another employee in her place. Then they courageously tried to present with a plaque for her service. They also have hired family members and that is abinst city ordinance
How do you hear these things? Who was let go and who replaced her? Who hired family members---mayor, aldermen, city admin?
Guest

Barnhart, MO

#6 Feb 29, 2012
It would be nice if someone from City Hall would post the approved minutes of meeting to this site or at least the city of mh site each month and then maybe we/I could keep up with what is happening in our small town.

I think one of the major problems in this town is everything is a secret----be more open about it and just let the citizens know what happening in our city. For example: On the city web site include the city minutes of each meeting, what the Public Works dept completed and/or is working on, a note from the city admin, etc. There is many ways to be more open about what is going on.
funboy3

United States

#7 Feb 29, 2012
[I hear these things from a friend on the inside they stated that a family member was hire at the pool and one for sewer maintenance. Carla Watt replaced Carolyn surface under controversy. I have personaly seen the city arm shopping in the sporting goods in the city car at Walmart in perryville more than once. Me and my poor old mother set there and listen to bald face lies told to us and other concerned citizens. And now they lost their office girl I don't remember the name. All because they can't handle money.
Cory Bacon

Poplar Bluff, MO

#8 Feb 29, 2012
Www.marblehillmo.us

Also, the city meetings every month are open to the public. There's rarely anyone there though. Minutes are available at city hall upon request. Its all open, you just have to put some effort into it.
Cory Bacon

Poplar Bluff, MO

#9 Feb 29, 2012
Not to say there isnt shady business going on, its just not as top secret as most people think. Politicians are generally pretty open about their intents.
funboy3

United States

#10 Feb 29, 2012
Let me tell u Mr Bacon u r sadly mistaken if u think there is no shady business going on at city hall u have no clue Mister C u have a lot to learn about politicians my friend they r the masters of deception. These things r true to the essence. U can talk up yourself up and jump in and they will eat u alive my friend. These things r all true and can be proven in time don't u ever day there is no wrong doing at city hall if u feel that way going in I will beat the streets to make sure u r not wrote in u r the wrong man for the job sir
Cory Bacon

Poplar Bluff, MO

#11 Feb 29, 2012
I agreed in my last post that there's shady business.

"not to say there isn't shady busines going on."

I know there's a lot of secretive stuff, I was just saying that SOME of it isn't.
Cory Bacon

Poplar Bluff, MO

#12 Feb 29, 2012
They are OPENLY taking benefts away from people. They OPENLY try to shove people out, not for bad job performane, but to get friends in. They OPENLY doa lot of things. I know they do a lot of stuff secretively. I'm young, but not naive. I'm saying that some of the stuff is being done out in the open and nobody is doing anything about it. I go to te city hall meetings (I've missed one because of work), and there's hardly anyone ever there. The simplefact of the matter is that th problem won't solve itself. I my be young, I may be inexperienced, I may have never been a politician, but I want to see things change. I don't want to sit on facebook or topix and hin about it. I want to be a catalyst for change. If that's a mark against me for having "no clue" or the "wrong man for the job" then that's fine. I just refuse to sit idly by any longer and let the town continue to go downhill. I'm old enough to run for mayor so that's what I chose to do. Vote for me or don't. Out ofthe thee candidates, I honestly feel like I would do the best job. If you feel otherwise, vote for Loyd or Micheal.All that matters is that you vote. That's how we can let our voice be heard, but we have to act.
FYI

United States

#13 Mar 1, 2012
you are related to a city employee yourself, you can't run.
Barn Door

United States

#14 Mar 1, 2012
funboy3 wrote:
S.O.S. for Marble Hill. The last 5 years have been bad for the city. Poor money management, illeagle meetings, absolute lies have been told to its people,lies to FEMA for extra money,DNR to hide things. Embezzlement. Although that couldn't. Be proved it was hid very well. Illegal money out of. Certain labor fund. City is not to involed in public firework display Mike Morris recieves a heafty check. Purposely. Neglect the sewer depth. To the point they r paying big fines to the state all because they wanted to save money. One of the biggest problem the city had retired in Dec.lets get that incompetent council and crooked and rude city clerk the eyes and ears of the city she is A very bad egg Its time for the regime to go
The city hall will be shut down soon and all operations will be turned over to the county but will be taken over by the state of missouri, this will happen on April 18 so be ready.

Since: Feb 12

United States

#15 Mar 2, 2012
Now I don't much about politics, but I am reading pretty much the same thing. Everyone wants change. So here is someone who is talking about change, things he'd really like to see come around in Marble Hill. So why are people shutting him down before he even gets a chance? Mr. Bacon might be young and inexperienced. But, he isn't a part of that good ol boys club that everyone is griping about. Maybe he is what we need to get a change started.
just another mom

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 2, 2012
Misenthropic Tendencies wrote:
Now I don't much about politics, but I am reading pretty much the same thing. Everyone wants change. So here is someone who is talking about change, things he'd really like to see come around in Marble Hill. So why are people shutting him down before he even gets a chance? Mr. Bacon might be young and inexperienced. But, he isn't a part of that good ol boys club that everyone is griping about. Maybe he is what we need to get a change started.
I agree 100%! Give this guy a chance! What we have isn't working and he wants change and has good ideas. Perhaps some young blood is what we need in there! Think about it, it can't get a lot worse and at least this guy is willing to step up and try rather than stand by and whine! You have my vote Cory Bacon!!

Since: Feb 12

United States

#17 Mar 2, 2012
just another mom wrote:
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I agree 100%! Give this guy a chance! What we have isn't working and he wants change and has good ideas. Perhaps some young blood is what we need in there! Think about it, it can't get a lot worse and at least this guy is willing to step up and try rather than stand by and whine! You have my vote Cory Bacon!!
That's what I'm talking about! The right attitude in the right direction!
Education is Key

Cape Girardeau, MO

#18 Mar 2, 2012
I’ve done some research on the people running for mayor, and so far, here’s what I’ve found:
Michael Sowers- Seems to have the city’s best interest in mind, but I’ve heard several stories about his actions that make me question his intents and character. Ask anyone who he works with at Woodland, and they’ll likely tell you some of them. Also, the new city administrator received a house from Habitat for Humanity a few years ago. One of the main proponents and chief reasons she got the house is because of the influence of Michael Sowers, whom she goes to church with. I question if there won’t be a partiality of interest based on the fact that Tammy Whitney received a house because of Michael Sowers. He has never held public office, is a newcomer to the city, and has not attended any city hall meetings.

Cory Bacon- Also professes to have the city’s best interests in mind. His relationship with the chief of police has been brought up, which he says doesn’t fall under conflict of interest because he would not be a direct supervisor to the chief, which the city ordinances forbid. He has said that the only way it would be his responsibility to vote on an issue with the chief would be in the event of a voting tie between aldermen, in which case he would sit out the vote and refer it to the Acting President of the Board, which would be the alderman with the most seniority. He is a member of Marble Hill’s Park Board, and since considering public office has only missed one city hall meeting. He is very young (25), and has never held public office before.

Loyd Ivey- Has made no public statements as to his reasons for running, only posted “Write in Loyd Ivey for Mayor” on Shorty’s window. He has stated in the past that he wanted to “shut down Marble Hill”, but recently has seemed to change. The highway in front of his house is city property, but the aligning properties have not been annexed into the town, so his place of residence is ineligible. He is the creator and CEO of MTX, but has never held public office. His wife has attended a couple of city hall meetings, but he has not.

Just wanted to help inform everyone on who is running.
Guest

Barnhart, MO

#19 Mar 2, 2012
Education is Key wrote:
I’ve done some research on the people running for mayor, and so far, here’s what I’ve found:
Michael Sowers- Seems to have the city’s best interest in mind, but I’ve heard several stories about his actions that make me question his intents and character. Ask anyone who he works with at Woodland, and they’ll likely tell you some of them. Also, the new city administrator received a house from Habitat for Humanity a few years ago. One of the main proponents and chief reasons she got the house is because of the influence of Michael Sowers, whom she goes to church with. I question if there won’t be a partiality of interest based on the fact that Tammy Whitney received a house because of Michael Sowers. He has never held public office, is a newcomer to the city, and has not attended any city hall meetings.
Cory Bacon- Also professes to have the city’s best interests in mind. His relationship with the chief of police has been brought up, which he says doesn’t fall under conflict of interest because he would not be a direct supervisor to the chief, which the city ordinances forbid. He has said that the only way it would be his responsibility to vote on an issue with the chief would be in the event of a voting tie between aldermen, in which case he would sit out the vote and refer it to the Acting President of the Board, which would be the alderman with the most seniority. He is a member of Marble Hill’s Park Board, and since considering public office has only missed one city hall meeting. He is very young (25), and has never held public office before.
Loyd Ivey- Has made no public statements as to his reasons for running, only posted “Write in Loyd Ivey for Mayor” on Shorty’s window. He has stated in the past that he wanted to “shut down Marble Hill”, but recently has seemed to change. The highway in front of his house is city property, but the aligning properties have not been annexed into the town, so his place of residence is ineligible. He is the creator and CEO of MTX, but has never held public office. His wife has attended a couple of city hall meetings, but he has not.
Just wanted to help inform everyone on who is running.
Thanks for the information. I do wish that L.Ivey would say why instead of that sign on Shorty. I wondered about the conflict of interest and I am not sure Sowers has lived in town for 12 months. Has he? Looks like we have 3 people interesting and just maybe none are eligible?
Michael Sowers

De Soto, MO

#20 Mar 2, 2012
Just so you understand.. and not mis-informed I have lived in the city for almost 2 years. I had nothing to do with Ms. Whitney getting her home at all except have the honor of dedicating it to the Lord in prayer, being a reference (as they require many and one from a minister) and helped one day cleaning it up, as a great many did all this to. There are well know business persons who helped her because of her no one else. As for charactor I live a Godly life knowing that I will answer to God for everything I say and do in this life and respect Gods Word above all else. And am thankful to Him for forgiveness when I miss it because I am human. And I am proud to be a Christian as well as a past business owner (mortgage broker for 15 years)in St. Louis prior to serving this community. As for Woodland, ask away.. I have nothing to hid. I drive a bus so I can pay bills like everyone else and talk to no one if I can help it. School politics is a whole differant creature! You can speak to Wilkerson or the school board and find out my employee record and standing with them.
The Mayor's MAIN job is to oversee the meetings with order, wisdom and structure, the position is voluteer, the aldermans have the vote and power on issues, the mayor only breaks a tie vote which seldom happens. The mayor of marble hill has no office, no phone, not even a trash can, now thats sounds like a glorified position don't you think?
I have no agenda... just want to see the city improve.. to have a better place to raise our children...and I offer my time for that..

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