Man starts petition to recall 28-year Morganton mayor

Jun 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WSOCTV

In Burke County, there's a petition to recall the Morganton mayor of 28 years. Dr. Aziz Omer has organized a petition drive to force Mayor Mel Cohen from office.

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dats a fact jack

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Jun 29, 2013
 
should have eve been elected to start with.
Concerned Citizen

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Jun 29, 2013
 
Please go to U Tube and watch the entire City Council Meeting. Mel set all the guideline and used the term "I this, I that" many times. He is the current mayor not the Dictator of Melganton. After the tax increase was ramrodded through the majority of the people left the meeting and he and Sally made a lot of smart a@@ comments about the people who were there to voice opposition.
He was also called out over the fireworks debacle a few years ago as well as misappropriating of funds from the Festival.
40 years in Morganton

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Jun 29, 2013
 
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Please go to U Tube and watch the entire City Council Meeting. Mel set all the guideline and used the term "I this, I that" many times. He is the current mayor not the Dictator of Melganton. After the tax increase was ramrodded through the majority of the people left the meeting and he and Sally made a lot of smart a@@ comments about the people who were there to voice opposition.
He was also called out over the fireworks debacle a few years ago as well as misappropriating of funds from the Festival.
The only reason Mr. Aziz wants a recall is because he can't have his way. The city of Morganton has been hemoraging money from people skipping out on their utility bills. People with bad credit and people with no credit, basically the same low class people Mr. Aziz puts in his low rent slum houses. Now it's a bit harder for the utility skippers to get in a slum house. So Mr. Aziz has to do something. Insult the Mayor. Wa wa wa cry cry cry wa wa wa.
dats a fact jack

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Jun 30, 2013
 
40 years in Morganton wrote:
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The only reason Mr. Aziz wants a recall is because he can't have his way. The city of Morganton has been hemoraging money from people skipping out on their utility bills. People with bad credit and people with no credit, basically the same low class people Mr. Aziz puts in his low rent slum houses. Now it's a bit harder for the utility skippers to get in a slum house. So Mr. Aziz has to do something. Insult the Mayor. Wa wa wa cry cry cry wa wa wa.
How much do you stand to lose if MEL is put out of office?
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Jun 30, 2013
 
40 years in Morganton wrote:
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The only reason Mr. Aziz wants a recall is because he can't have his way. The city of Morganton has been hemoraging money from people skipping out on their utility bills. People with bad credit and people with no credit, basically the same low class people Mr. Aziz puts in his low rent slum houses. Now it's a bit harder for the utility skippers to get in a slum house. So Mr. Aziz has to do something. Insult the Mayor. Wa wa wa cry cry cry wa wa wa.
"Wa wa wa cry cry cry wa wa wa." How very mature of you. Obviously you are one of the mayor's pocket buddies. Although Dr. Aziz doesn't rent West Union St. homes, you have to give him credit for standing up to the tyrannical CC.
The mayors dreams of a "vibrant downtown" is getting ready to come crashing down as soon as the Mega Mall opens.
I am really surprised that some of the African American attendants the CC meeting did not address the fact that the RR&B Hillbilly Hoedown and the uptown Festival are exclusively geared toward whites......"What say you Paula Deen Cohen?"
About Time

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Jun 30, 2013
 
This effort is waaaaaaaaaay over due. But I can predict the outcome. Mel will prevail. Whether we get enough signatures doesn't matter. If we have a vote doesn't matter. One way or another we will NEVER get rid of him until he Dies... Or steps down. And THEN whoever succeeds him will be a HAND PICKED crony. I am not about to say the elections are rigged. But don't any one of you wonder that when asked, you can't ever find someone who voted for him?
Not an uppity hater

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Jul 1, 2013
 
Thank you, "dats a fact jack" for publicly espousing the views of the Morgantonites who have their noses up in the air: Aristocratic snobs.
No one wants the City to eat the cost of people skipping out on their utility bills - not you, not Dr. Omer, not me. People with no credit history can get a better rate and deposit amount at Duke Power, so they'll rent outside the city limits. If Mel was concerned about the bad debts, he'd do something about the thousands of bad debt written off by Compas Cable users.
It's not about the money. It's about aristocratic snobs like you controlling who can rent in this town.
dragonfly

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Jul 1, 2013
 
Mel should of been gone long time ago. CC does not care about the way morganton is heading. they just want old people to live here. Look at how many people are trying to sell their homes so they can leave. Morganton has nothing for young people to do here. In fact morganton has nothing to do at all. If the city needs money they should make these church's pay tax, there is a church on every coner almost it seems.
10 Most Miserable

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Jul 2, 2013
 
Oh, come on. We do have one thing going for us. We're #5 on Business Insider's 11 Most Miserable Cities in America list.

No.5 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.

Overall score: 62.7/100

The metro area ranked last in terms of life evaluation, a self-evaluation of one's current personal wellbeing and expected personal wellbeing in five years. It fared best in terms of work environment, ranking 75th.

Results are based on phone interviews with a random sample of 353,563 adults in the U.S. Metro areas are based on the Metropolitan Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-most-mi...
VOTE MEL OUT

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Jul 4, 2013
 
Will some body please post where to sing the DOCTOR.AZIZ OMER PETITION THANKS
Problem Solver

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Jul 6, 2013
 
DON'T LOSE FAITH, PEOPLE OF MORGANTON! This country was founded on the principles of democracy so we must stand together and stay strong against that evil tyrant mayor. If we support Dr. Omer's efforts, good changes will come. Mel is NOT INVINCIBLE! The citizens will prevail this time. That devil Mel is NO MATCH for the impressive Dr. Omer!!! EVERYONE IN THE CITY: SIGN THE PETITION! AND GET ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS TO DO SO AS WELL. It's time that we take our city back!
dats a fact jack

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Jul 7, 2013
 
where can I go to sign the petition?
Concerned Citizen

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Jul 7, 2013
 
not from here

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Jul 7, 2013
 
My fellow melgantonians,
Unite against this dark force of mel!!!!
He needs to go. He's got everything rigged!!!
He says he loves morganton, but he lies. He hates us peasants for being peasants.
May the Force be with you. Live longand prosper.
getHimgone

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Jul 7, 2013
 
please please please get Mel out of here he does not care about the people of Morganton this is his personal playground where he can eat his free meals at yiannis and listen to his his hillbilly music and watch his money grow
Dirty Mel

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#16
Jul 8, 2013
 
Dirty Mel said he didn't want to get in the gutter, is that why poop keeps spraying out all over town? I bet those bluegrass fans could still smell the last million gallon spill that covered the entire area on the Catawba River, I know I did. I think we need to sign a petition to have Mel kicked out of the country.
Dirty Mel

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Jul 8, 2013
 
10 Most Miserable wrote:
Oh, come on. We do have one thing going for us. We're #5 on Business Insider's 11 Most Miserable Cities in America list.
No.5 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.
Overall score: 62.7/100
The metro area ranked last in terms of life evaluation, a self-evaluation of one's current personal wellbeing and expected personal wellbeing in five years. It fared best in terms of work environment, ranking 75th.
Results are based on phone interviews with a random sample of 353,563 adults in the U.S. Metro areas are based on the Metropolitan Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-most-mi...
Nice try, but Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton is not a "city". Poor Hickory and Lenoir, they must be pissed having our low rank drag them down from the top spot.
Dirty Mel

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Jul 8, 2013
 
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Please go to U Tube and watch the entire City Council Meeting. Mel set all the guideline and used the term "I this, I that" many times. He is the current mayor not the Dictator of Melganton. After the tax increase was ramrodded through the majority of the people left the meeting and he and Sally made a lot of smart a@@ comments about the people who were there to voice opposition.
He was also called out over the fireworks debacle a few years ago as well as misappropriating of funds from the Festival.
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DID YOU KNOW

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#19
Jul 9, 2013
 
This post is a fact and keeps getting deleted... Mel owns all the vending machines in all the Morganton public buildings....so if your in a City owned building and grab a soda and chips you are lining Mel's pockets....he had the business in his wife's name to hide his involvement....he keeps out the competition and if need be uses select city employees to re-load his machines... he may have changed ownership around to make it harder to detect his involvement since my last post...but it was a fact....the post got deleted... Sally knows all about it and knows the former City Attorney advised Mel not to be in the business...but he's Mel and with Sally by his side can do what ever he wants...instead of Morganton its Melville
Mel Needs to GO-Away

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#21
Jul 10, 2013
 
Exactly... If you don't even know where the petition is, Its impossible to sign it. My wife and I as well as my neighbors will sign. IF WE KNOW WHERE IT IS!!!

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