Martin safe room?
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joee

Monterey, TN

#1 Nov 17, 2012
Now see why this country is broke? a million dollars for a damn bomb shelter.
another view

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Nov 18, 2012
at least its not another ball field
raul

Monterey, TN

#3 Nov 18, 2012
they pushed it as a place to have events..we have that already..hampton inn,, UTM has a ball room..etc etc.
Jason

United States

#4 Nov 18, 2012
I think they mean martin senior citizen events and tornado shelter.Someday could save alot of lives.
curious

United States

#5 Nov 18, 2012
where are they putting the shelter?
Crazy

Union City, TN

#6 Nov 19, 2012
How about giving a raise to the city employees that work their butts off protecting the streets, running the city hall and putting out fires Insurance is raised every year with less benefits and no raise Granted the concept of the safe room is a good one but OMG take care of the city employees for a change!
JustaGirl

Crossville, TN

#7 Nov 19, 2012
Is this serious?? Where are they putting it??

“DaJudge's Rulings Are Final”

Since: Sep 10

Proud to be a Troll

#8 Nov 19, 2012
According to the paper, it is going to be a huge storm shelter. It will be over by the senior center. The city got a grant to build it. It will cost close to two million to build. Thanks to the grant, all but $250,000 was covered.
another view

Tyler, TX

#9 Nov 19, 2012
its great that the city only pays for a small portion of the cost but its not like the other funding just appears out of thin air. you would think that all the people that were concerned about excessive govt spending just a couple weeks ago would be all over this.
raul y

Cookeville, TN

#10 Nov 19, 2012
WarriorJudge wrote:
According to the paper, it is going to be a huge storm shelter. It will be over by the senior center. The city got a grant to build it. It will cost close to two million to build. Thanks to the grant, all but $250,000 was covered.
The word grant should be abolished, and replaced with: our tax money. what a waste
Leroy Sawyers

Cookeville, TN

#11 Nov 19, 2012
How many people in the Martin area have been injured or killed the last l00 years because we didn't have a shelter? I don't know of any!
JustaGirl

Crossville, TN

#12 Nov 19, 2012
Exactly Leroy!! Plus, during a storm, who has time to get ready, load up their kids/pets, and drive all the way there??? What a waste of money!!!
Sargent

United States

#13 Nov 19, 2012
How many people is it suppose to be able to hold?
way off

Lubbock, TX

#14 Nov 20, 2012
another view wrote:
at least its not another ball field
Those ball fields are nothing but a positive for our youth and a source of revenue for our town. I'm not sure I understand your comment?
Interested

Martin, TN

#15 Nov 20, 2012
City has money to spend on a "safe" room that will probably not be used, but not money to spend on the city swimming pool that so many of our youth would use.

Priorities are in the wrong places, aren't they?
Do something with our tax monies that will really benefit the future of our kids,not something that will sit idle and never get used.
jp morgan

Paducah, KY

#16 Nov 20, 2012
Now all of yall need to understand that poor old Brundige needs to grease the palms of his business buddies and construction pals and get this FEMA shed built. Tornadoes rip through Martin all the time.

And gotta have somewhere to lockup all of you preppers and malcontents ya know when the time comes.(Ask those Hurricane Sandy victims what life was like in that prison camp, I mean FEMA shed they got stuffed in. When they complained FEMA just shut off their power. So all you old geezers who like Randy's shed will love in in there.)

And $1.2 million of our robbed tax money don't go as far as it used to ya know. Heck the Brundige clan only gets $700k in farm subsidy handouts so its good that another $1.2 is coming in that will only benefit a few. Its the new amerika ya see.

And who cares about those kids and their swimming pool? They was mostly poor anyway. The rich runs things. Ole Jesus was wrong about giving to the poor. Its much better to give to the rich.

Since: Apr 12

Lawrenceburg, TN

#17 Nov 20, 2012
I expect for $2,000,000 maybe 1000 smaller shelters can be scattered around town next to homes close enough to be accessible to residents in a timely enough manner to be of some use.

This project is not about public safety. It is about patronage and nepotism.
another view

United States

#18 Nov 20, 2012
way off wrote:
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Those ball fields are nothing but a positive for our youth and a source of revenue for our town. I'm not sure I understand your comment?


since we have over ten in the city we probably dont need any more. it seems like we spend money on recreation projects like water parks, senior dance hall/saferoom, and ballparks but never seem to allocate revenues for industry recruitment. If you built a better tax base then you would generate revenues to fund projects like these that benefit only select groups of individuals. its like a person who should buy food for the family but buys beer and cigs instead.
Boo Radley

Paducah, KY

#19 Nov 21, 2012
Mayor Brundige's newest tax-skim scam, this hilariously named 'safe room,' should be the straw that ends his career if Martin had an intelligent and engaged populace.

The newspaper article was, as usual, lop-sided and favorable to this tax scam. Did you notice that Brundige, sensing criticism, said in the article, "..there wasn't one negative comment" among the spaced-out seasoned citizens for his 'safe room'? Really? No one on this forum likes it.

He's squandering $200,000 of YOUR STOLEN TAX MONEY yet he didn't have the money to keep the city swimming pool open? You see, something that truly benefited the citizens got squashed by Brundige.

And don't forget that he gave himself a pay raise to $70,000! Up to 30% in the county out of work and he makes sure there's plenty of hot gravy for himself. The man has no humility.

This man is a mental mess but he's par for the course for today's new breed of politicians who serve themselves and their 'pals' and damn the rest. And I'll bet he calls himself a 'christian' too.

And last, never forget that Brundige told Paul Tinkle that he "wished" there was a way to identify people who make negative comments about him on the internet. Why is that Brundige? So you can send your police after them? That's the sort of talk that fascists and dictators and psychopaths use. When politicians feel the need to identify their critics for retribution that is a crime and it is called abuse of power.

Since: Apr 12

Paris, TN

#20 Nov 22, 2012
Boo Radley wrote:
And last, never forget that Brundige told Paul Tinkle that he "wished" there was a way to identify people who make negative comments about him on the internet. Why is that Brundige? So you can send your police after them? That's the sort of talk that fascists and dictators and psychopaths use. When politicians feel the need to identify their critics for retribution that is a crime and it is called abuse of power.
Beware any government employee. All have the connections to ruin your life.

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