Moberly getting sued over Mamtek

Moberly getting sued over Mamtek

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Saint Louis, MO

#1 Dec 27, 2012
You have to go to Columbia to get the whole story. Moberly and Moberly IDA is being sued because of Mamtek. Where is it in the Moberly news media?

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2012/dec/...
hmmm

United States

#2 Dec 27, 2012
The same place they were when the Mirror in Moberly was getting run out of business for their investigative reporting that Mamtech was fake. Silent...might cause conflict with too many big wig idiots who didn't take the time to check out " the too good to be true" company.
Wendy

United States

#3 Dec 27, 2012
It is a shame that the Moberly Mirror had to pay the price for tellng the truth and trying to warn the Citizens of Moberly.

If the "big wig idiots" would of just listened, investigated a little of the Mirror's claims, Moberly would not be in the headlines of big new stories as the town that was too stupid to pay attention when warned, when questioned when confronted with discrepencies.

What is so pathetic is if Moberly Officials would of put half the effort into verifying or checking the Mirror's claims that they put into RUNNING IT OUT OF TOWN, then this fiasco could of been avoided.

It really is a shame. All of it.
Fuzzy Duck

Hartford, KS

#4 Dec 28, 2012
Index will not print anything against riley family because they advertise with them and riley is mayor. city hall is full of crooks. kickbacks, bribery, you name it! Why is fisk and 5th being constructed? that intersection been same since I was a kid. never been a wreck there. wonder who got a kickback from this deal?
Ralphey

Lees Summit, MO

#5 Jan 7, 2013
fuzzy see!! alright on all that 411. it is all that!! Straight!!!!
lady hounds rule

Columbia, MO

#6 Jan 18, 2013
you all are idiots for wasting your time on such insignificant people..
SoccerDad

United States

#7 Jan 18, 2013
lady hounds rule wrote:
you all are idiots for wasting your time on such insignificant people..
You are probably right. However, if you own property in Moberly and your property -city taxes, water rates and other service rates increase because of their stupidity (and these people remain on the Board and in charge of our town) than there is a reason that we have to be unhappy and have a right to say so.

For example, there is a Riley and Lawrence on the town council--and their family members , a Riley and Lawrence on the School Board. No good people want to be on these Boards because quite frankly, they are ran so poorly and you just cannot get enough NEW people on these Boards to do any good.

So, all the GOOD people (usually the ones with the real money) just move. Our tax base decreases and services will be cut. Its a never-ending and a losing battle. ex. Blue trash bag increases, water rates increase

Like others, moving and investing in another community just makes more sense. I have opened a side business in another community......I cannot tell you the difference in dealing with a great City Government compared to Moberly's crappy one.

I have already dwindled down my Moberly involvement, house for sale and have purchased a house and started investing in another community. When this child graduates, we are out of here and I am taking all of my investments/money with me.

By the way, I have had to deal with the Government of this new community already and it is a fresh of breath air! They are competent, PROFESSIONAL and service oriented and guess what? They do their freak'n jobs competently! The professionalism was such a shock after dealing with Moberly's idiots, I almost did not know how to handle it.

I will not invest in a community that keeps investing and supporting the very nitwits that are killing it. Though, I can see why decent people are afraid to get involved with these incompetent people. Moberly is the laughing stock of the State.

And before people say..good riddence, leave! Um....my large amount of tax dollars are going toward many services that you probably enjoy. So when investors like myself leave, what money will the local government live on? The many people that do not own homes/property and do not PAY taxes?

When I put my money in the banks, they can afford to offer more services or keep their prices down. Well, I pulled all mine out and invested in another community. Think of that when your checking acct. fees increase and your bank starts charging for services that used to be free.
lady hounds rule

Kansas City, MO

#8 Jan 19, 2013
I was probably harsh soccer dad. I wished more people would step up to the challenge of running for office. Its a smear campaign and the ones holding the power do the smearing. we tried the school board many years ago and that kimmons woman did nothing but run her mouth. riley has his wife running around too. these people should be ashamed of themselves. I have a family member down in jeff city for the past few years. moberly is not looked kindly upon. we are so glad we moved. the big shots in our area get caught faster.
SoccerDad

United States

#9 Jan 19, 2013
You are right about everything! They are pure trash!

Yes, Jeff City and areas that know where MOberly is....think we are a bunch of unprofessional inbreds.....and well, can you blame them? They are right!
MY2CENTS

United States

#10 Jan 21, 2013
lady hounds rule wrote:
I was probably harsh soccer dad. I wished more people would step up to the challenge of running for office. Its a smear campaign and the ones holding the power do the smearing. we tried the school board many years ago and that kimmons woman did nothing but run her mouth. riley has his wife running around too. these people should be ashamed of themselves. I have a family member down in jeff city for the past few years. moberly is not looked kindly upon. we are so glad we moved. the big shots in our area get caught faster.
Its hard to run for office in Moberly because you have these nitwits in the majority and the good/honest people just cannot overcome their stupidity and being crooks. Then, if the committee that you are on, gets sued because of these dummies. then you get sued too. Its ashame.

When Riley was appointed as Mayor by our stupid City Council this last time, and our stupid CIty Council would not vote him out or ask him to step down, that was it.

People cannot believe in nor are they willing to help a local government that is unwilling to stand up and do the right thing and everyone just hides under the covers. Some else said it on here before, I firmly agree that if Moberly City Council would of kicked Riley off the Board , or atleast kept him out of the Mayor position, that the State would of taken pitty on us. That someone would of tried to help.

But at some point, the Representatives, Senators and State Government probably thought, well, if Moberly is too stupid to help themselves,and they keep the same individuals in office that made this mess, then, why should we put any effort into it and give them the benefit of the doubt?

Now...I do not mean this racially....but the same situation happened with the Mayor of New Orleans that after the hurricane, did not help his community, he stayed away and they had to fend for themselves. But guess what? THEY VOTED HIM BACK IN! How stupid could they be? Well, that is how Missouri feels about Moberly. If Moberly is dumb enough to put this guy as Mayor-even after all that has happened-then, you just cannot fix stupid and we are not going to bend over backwards trying to help them.

Actually, rumor has it, there is a media story going on about the stupid town (Moberly) that kept its inadequate Mayor even after he ruined the town, embarassed the State and caused a media frenzy about their stupidity. How embarassing! From what I understood, the story is basically " How to run your town into the ground: put Bob Riley in charge"
In the Know

Columbia, MO

#11 Jan 21, 2013
Moberlys problem is Moberlians. I would've loved to have seen my kids play in the park, but they screwed that all up. We left Moberly when they thought it was part of Columbia and the Missouri Games. That athletic complex was the biggest waste of money ever.

I'm going to follow this mamtek trial carefully. I'm pretty good at reading between the lines. IF these guys conspired, they should be held accountable. If a major catastrophe were too happen and Moberly needed money, who do you think is going to loan it?
I have my eye on the Lucas kid, Sanders, and the Rileys for being much a part of the buddy system. If Riley used his office to influence another, he needs to see jail. I dont know the mehaffy fella, but I'd be worried sick if I were him. That defense will bring up anything to get the focus off Cole. That's how it works. Cole is also a lawyer, and a very crafty individual.
My wife and I thank the Lord everyday for leaving. Sad sad town.
Persecute the poor

Moberly, MO

#12 Jan 21, 2013
Maybe our city servants can recupe their losses by fining the poor and the handicapped for letting their grass grow over 8 inches, or for not maintaining their properties to satisfy other city ordinances which were voted in by those who voted for Mamtek?
Vote in the rich

Moberly, MO

#13 Jan 21, 2013
Eliot Ness

Kansas City, MO

#14 Jan 21, 2013
Is the newspaper paid off or what? Such a crock of shit that in this day and age, they still get away with the crap our grandparents went through when they wouldn't expose how Orschelns locked Moberly's door. They broke this damn town, then moved all their shit over seas.
A new paper should come to town and open right next door to either the monster insect or the chamber. I would be willing to invest. Let me know when you're ready. Get enough money together that you don't need the locals to advertise for a couple years. Print what you want, and be down to city hall, economic development, kwix/kres, chamber, and all courthouses everyday. There should be enough stories to last a lifetime!
MY2CENTS

United States

#15 Jan 21, 2013
Eliot Ness wrote:
Is the newspaper paid off or what? Such a crock of shit that in this day and age, they still get away with the crap our grandparents went through when they wouldn't expose how Orschelns locked Moberly's door. They broke this damn town, then moved all their shit over seas.
A new paper should come to town and open right next door to either the monster insect or the chamber. I would be willing to invest. Let me know when you're ready. Get enough money together that you don't need the locals to advertise for a couple years. Print what you want, and be down to city hall, economic development, kwix/kres, chamber, and all courthouses everyday. There should be enough stories to last a lifetime!
Mr.Ness, I agree with you.

From what I understand, and I may be wrong, but it is said that NOW the Monitor Index is actually put together by someone other than locals or something like that. It is about 3 sheets of paper practically about everything tBUT local news.

Mr.Ness, if you would like to invest in the Moberly Mirror, we miss her paper here in Moberly. Send her an email at her Moberly Mirror site....I hope its still up or let her know on here.....not sure if she would be interested but I really enjoyed her paper/articles.

The Moberly Mirror going out of business was ANOTHER one of Riley's little doings that has hurt our community.
MY2CENTS

United States

#16 Jan 21, 2013
Persecute the poor wrote:
Maybe our city servants can recupe their losses by fining the poor and the handicapped for letting their grass grow over 8 inches, or for not maintaining their properties to satisfy other city ordinances which were voted in by those who voted for Mamtek?
You are right. You know what pisses me off about things like that?

A caring community would do the following:

Send a notice to the person
When the person called and said , hey, I'm handicapped
The City of Moberly employee should of put their donut down and just called a service group-boy scouts or a neighboring church and said...hey, this person needs their grass cut because of they are handicapped, can you help out?

Grass gets cut. We are not too big to be kind or neighborly. People need to quit thinking that they are better than others and instead of making fun or calling out someone in need just to humilate them, pick up the damn phone, call a social worker or service group and help a person out!

You work for the City--you are to serve Moberlyns. Of course, that type of service, compassion and caring comes from the top......and trickle's down. So, I guess with his highness (gag) still in position, we should not expect that anytime soon.
Eliot Ness

United States

#17 Jan 22, 2013
Thanks for the info, Cents. A friend of mine shared a copy of the mamtek debacle. Hindsight revealed they were spot on the whole time. I was told moberly merchants discounted their story as a result of chamber of commerce officials threatening their businesses.
That town is full of everyone looking out for themselves! That Sanders kid is the biggest crook in town!
MY2CENTS

United States

#18 Jan 22, 2013
Eliot Ness wrote:
Thanks for the info, Cents. A friend of mine shared a copy of the mamtek debacle. Hindsight revealed they were spot on the whole time. I was told moberly merchants discounted their story as a result of chamber of commerce officials threatening their businesses.
That town is full of everyone looking out for themselves! That Sanders kid is the biggest crook in town!
It is alleged that the City Officials or Chamber (not sure which) TOLD the business specifically NOT TO advertise in the Mirror's paper...this forcing the paper our of business. Can you believe that? The TWO entities that are suppose to support business and the Moberly economy, so that jobs are created, and the City can thrive--actually behaved in a way that would force a someone out of business?

And then, they wonder why the smart people leave or refuse to support the City. I know three families that well, they are very well off. Money is not really an issue for them. They do not live in the City Limits but of course, used to shop in Moberly. Since Mamtek and a few other of Riley's decisions, NONE of them will shop Moberly. Sure, if they need a quick something, I am sure that they do. But like myself, they purchase EVERYTHING out of City of Moberly since the Mamtek thing.

It has even been said that another apppliance or furniture store wanted to come into Moberly but that was nixed because ART's did not want competition. They person saying this made it sound like it was a chain store of some sort---which a large chain store would bring jobs! However, I have no idea what store it was or if this is true.

Just like a contracting job out at the school was "won" by someone that was on the School Board but also owned a construction company. Professional people would normally not even submit a bid or vie for the job because of "conflict of interest" or that it would appear unprofessional. Not Moberly. All the now-School Board President did was "sit out of the vote". Are you kidding me? That's like a group of my friends getting to vote if I get a raise or not...but hey, I did not vote so now, it was legit?

I stock up in Columbia and when I go out of town- I will stop at stores Columbia, Paris-IGA, Macon (my favoirte), Salisbury, Casey's in Cairo, I was just at Prenger's in Huntsville. My cars, lumber, even contractors are all bought and hired out of town, except for one. I know that is not nice to the area businesses. I really like our Hallmark store but the past two Christmas's, I have spent a great deal of money in the Hallmark in Columbia. I know that is not supporting them but until Riley is out and our community can start thriving again, I will pay no sales taxes or cause for income tax to be paid to the City of Moberly.

amen

Columbia, MO

#19 Jan 24, 2013
MY2CENTS wrote:
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Mr.Ness, I agree with you.
From what I understand, and I may be wrong, but it is said that NOW the Monitor Index is actually put together by someone other than locals or something like that. It is about 3 sheets of paper practically about everything tBUT local news.
Mr.Ness, if you would like to invest in the Moberly Mirror, we miss her paper here in Moberly. Send her an email at her Moberly Mirror site....I hope its still up or let her know on here.....not sure if she would be interested but I really enjoyed her paper/articles.
The Moberly Mirror going out of business was ANOTHER one of Riley's little doings that has hurt our community.
The Mirror is still on Facebook and posts a Mamtek article now and then. Everybody should like it on Facebook and if you have a group to invest, let her know.
Eliot Ness

United States

#20 Jan 24, 2013
It's a real shame charges haven't been brought forth. I read more of the mirror. I can tell you right now the EDC and City Council worked together on this. If either of the offices influenced another elected seat, it's criminal. It's conspiracy. I saw a picture of many officials down in jeff city, supporting the mayor. Bullshit! He's a godamn furniture salesman!
This is so unlawful, it hurts. It's quite evident the city, along with county, and possibly members of the college, not to mention the chamber of commerce, kept this out of the hands of the voters. It's criminal, inappropriate, and down right underhanded. Someone needs to shut this crap down before Moberly loses everything it has.
Where the hell is Orscheln when the shit hits the fan? Where's that Freed man who supposedly saved the courthouse? Bullshit! What a mess that turned out to be!
Where the hell is the people who put up capital for this crap? Who profited off the ground? Who got the contracts to excavate and level grade, lay concrete, and place structures? Who handled the zoning, appraisals, forecasts, and revenue reports? and blueprints? And three year ownership of the so-called ready to go contracts? Bullshit! The whole thing stinks and UMB has every godamn right to demand their money back! Who persuaded these people without a vote in hand? Bullshit!
Who the hell is asking questions over there? The Godamn paper sure and the hell isn't!
The people of that town should demand the immediate removal of Riley, Burton, Mehaffy, Dean, and request a full audit of city hall from the secretary of state! They need to start in Sanders office and work their way around to who pays their godamn water bill!
The Attorney General should press to see every contract the city has entered in the last 20 years!
Take some action before my parents and grandparents start rolling over in their graves!

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