Southern Illinois Tourism Network
MCHS 77

Sesser, IL

#24 Jul 15, 2011
Who is turock?
tell me

Marion, IL

#25 Jul 19, 2011
good point I was thinking the same thing, Can't this guy make up his mind?
Watching City Hall wrote:
What going on with Jerry Mizell and the whole tourism thing?
First of all on He made a motion and voted to table the funding for of $ 57,600 for the Metropolis Tourism Director through Southern Most Tourism Bureau on 5/23/11.
Then on 6/1/11 in a committee meeting he voted to NOT REWEW the funding of the Southern Most Tourism Bureau.
On 6/13/11 He made a motion to fund the Southern Illinois Tourism Network only to then make a motion to table the same motion he just made.
Now on 6/22/11 in a committee meeting he makes motions and then vote to give the Southern Most Tourism Bureau $24,000 and to give the Southern Illinois Tourism Network $ 1,000.
Then he had it put on the agenda for the 6/27/11 City Council Meeting ,“to give the Southern Illinois Tourism Bureau $ 57,600 to fund the office of the Metropolis Tourism Director. This motion fail to pass. Then he voted to give the same group $ 2,000, and also voted against funding the Southern Illinois Tourism Network for $ 23,000 and then voted against funding the Metropolis Tourism Director through the Southern Illinois Tourism Network.
I want to know what happened to cause him to change his mind so many times?
Does he have something against the Metropolis Tourism director even though he said in one of the council meetings that she was doing a good job?
Can he just not make up his mind, or is there something more?
Come on Jerry make up your mind and stop playing politics with the peoples money.
<quoted text>
WouldLiketoKnow

Sesser, IL

#26 Jul 19, 2011
Who is this lady Turock?
Watching city hall

Marion, IL

#27 Jul 19, 2011
She is one of the old SITB board members that was dis-satisfied at the actions of Cindy Cain and the direction the that board was heading. She and other members that were upset with the SITB board decided to take action and they formed the Southern Illinois Tourism Network in order to continue to grow Tourism in southern Illinois.
WouldLiketoKnow wrote:
Who is this lady Turock?
WouldLiketoKnow

Sesser, IL

#28 Jul 19, 2011
Is it true that Sue Barfield is in the new SITN? I heard she was treasurer.
Watching city hall

Marion, IL

#29 Jul 19, 2011
No that is not correct. The Secretary / Treasurer in Sheryl Durham. Norma Turok is the vice President and Larry Cheek is the President as I heard, no Sue Barfield on the board.Charles Barfield will be appointed to serve on the board for the City of Metropolis as stated by the Mayor in open council meeting June 14th.QUOTE who="WouldLiketoKnow "]Is it true that Sue Barfield is in the new SITN? I heard she was treasurer.
WouldLiketoKnow wrote:
Is it true that Sue Barfield is in the new SITN? I heard she was treasurer.
Doh

Greenbrier, TN

#30 Jul 20, 2011
guess what wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think cindy was the trouble maker, you need to look at that lady turock.
At the 6/22 Finance Committee meeting there was a guy from a company in Marion that promoted his company, Turock and Durham promoted the Network and Cain bitched about Durham for almost 20 minutes. Not a word promoting the Bureau. Not to mention the fact that Ms Cain had to apologize twice for lying or 'misspeaking' if you prefer.
Watching City Hall

Marion, IL

#33 Jul 24, 2011
Now the Metropolis Area Tourism Director told the city to stick their job, and that she could not or would not be willing to work with the new tourism group. The City has now found them self without a local director, so what is the city going to do, or is this just another ploy to get the city to fund the Southernmost Tourism Bureau? Well let's see what happens now.
Penny Mason

Johnston City, IL

#34 Jul 24, 2011
The people that collect the hotel/motel tax should know best how the money should be spent. They are the ones that collect the tax . C. Barf has continually made recommendations that contradicted what the hotel/motel committee suggested.
d ommndations
Doh

Greenbrier, TN

#35 Jul 24, 2011
Watching City Hall wrote:
Now the Metropolis Area Tourism Director told the city to stick their job, and that she could not or would not be willing to work with the new tourism group. The City has now found them self without a local director, so what is the city going to do, or is this just another ploy to get the city to fund the Southernmost Tourism Bureau? Well let's see what happens now.
*Clutches pearls* OMG. Metropolis doesn't have a Tourism Directer. Whatever shall we do??? Oh wait, I know. Hire a new one. Problem solved. NEXT.
Watching City Hall

Marion, IL

#36 Jul 24, 2011
your just a smart ass. the point of the matter is just wonder who they will choose,,,, could it be Lady Barf?
Doh wrote:
<quoted text>
*Clutches pearls* OMG. Metropolis doesn't have a Tourism Directer. Whatever shall we do??? Oh wait, I know. Hire a new one. Problem solved. NEXT.
Doh

Greenbrier, TN

#37 Jul 24, 2011
Watching City Hall wrote:
your just a smart ass. the point of the matter is just wonder who they will choose,,,, could it be Lady Barf? <quoted text>
*Laughs* So am I but what are you? A smart ass John, a smart ass Cindy or just one of their smart ass minions?(Please note: calling Mrs. Barfield 'Lady Barf' makes you the smart ass dear) Your previous post suggested you were worried because Metro no longer has a Tourism Director. Now you're worried about who they will choose. Why don't YOU apply for the position. I think you would make an absolutely fabulous director (that is if you can pass the muster). That way, if you're selected, you could run it into the ground as you see fit.
no problem

Rosiclare, IL

#39 Aug 17, 2011
Just what does Metropolis and Massac County have that needs a "Tourism Director"???? All the "tourist destinations" in this county can be put on a map at the edge of town......No expensive DIRECTOR needed and no expensive GROUP needed to sit behind a computer and send out emails to "come visit Metropolis's Casino" oh wait, that's Harrah's Casino and they have their own marketing dept. They don't need a little unknown and unknowing group or director advertising for them.
Save the $$$$ remember your battle cry boys "Metropolis, Massac County is BROKKKKEEE"
thong

Carrier Mills, IL

#40 Aug 17, 2011
no problem wrote:
Just what does Metropolis and Massac County have that needs a "Tourism Director"???? All the "tourist destinations" in this county can be put on a map at the edge of town......No expensive DIRECTOR needed and no expensive GROUP needed to sit behind a computer and send out emails to "come visit Metropolis's Casino" oh wait, that's Harrah's Casino and they have their own marketing dept. They don't need a little unknown and unknowing group or director advertising for them.
Save the $$$$ remember your battle cry boys "Metropolis, Massac County is BROKKKKEEE"
I couldn't agree with you more. But we aren't broke, YET. But as long as BBQ Billy and Rick are in charge, it won't be long. Rick has already destroyed the lives of some of the people who was involved in that bank fiasco. And I think he has Metropolis in his crosshairs.
John Q

Marion, IL

#41 Aug 17, 2011
The Hotel/Motel tax is collected by the motels/hotels and is supposed to be used to bring in more overnight guests. The city council and the chamber of commerce have used the money for any and everything . The people that collect the tax should have the say-so on how the money is spent.
John Q

Marion, IL

#42 Aug 18, 2011
People that stay overnight also buy gas, food and other things.
big spenders

Equality, IL

#43 Aug 18, 2011
Yep, they eat at the boat, buy gas only if they don't realize Ky is so close and cheaper, and on the way out of town they stop at the Dollar Store for headache remedies.
Smartbunny

United States

#44 Sep 21, 2011
Is there any point in an honest, educated, Southern Illinois native with considerable experience in revenue-increasing tourism applying for the Metro Touism Director position or is it already promised to someone in the insider's network I've been reading about?
finally

United States

#45 Sep 21, 2011
Yes, I am interested to know if that is an open position or has it been filled through the back door?
Chrystal Ball

Elizabethtown, IL

#46 Sep 21, 2011
Applying can't hurt. My guess is that it is already promised but ya never know. I predict the new directors last name will start with a B.

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