Wright County: Public Money for Priva...

Wright County: Public Money for Private Roads?

There are 28 comments on the KSPR story from Apr 7, 2008, titled Wright County: Public Money for Private Roads?. In it, KSPR reports that:

“Our roads are dirt with holes in it.”

A group of Wright County citizens say public tax dollars are being used to fix private roads. via KSPR

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65711bob

Cameron, MO

#1 May 13, 2008
KSPR33 really botched up this story and they refuse to come out with the truth now! How is it that a news program can do a story, later find out that everything about the story is wrong, and not make it right?? They named a man, by name, on the nightly news and said his road was a private road being taken care by our tax dollars. The man provided a copy of where he had deeded that road to Wright County in 1961. He told KSPR to be at that meeting if they wanted the real story!! I guess KSPR33 prefers the false story best cause they didn't show up!!! I am just one of many who will not watch KSPR33 ever again. Afterall, if you can't trust what they tell you to be the truth, how can they call it "NEWS" , their more like Jerry Springer, just in it for the headline!!
Ray

El Dorado Springs, MO

#2 May 18, 2008
From what I understand, that the news reporter was told a number of times, that what she was being told were all lies and that she had the evidence that it was infact a county road since 1961, but decided to air the lies instead of the truth. Guess the truth wasn't big enough story for her.
65711bob

Cameron, MO

#3 May 19, 2008
I think the man named and the road district should sue KSPR for slandering them. Can you sue a news media for that? I mean, if they would have done a recap story and said, "We were misinformed and heres the real story....ect" that would be different but to just say, "We are no longer interested in this story anymore" after you have slandered people is wrong!! Makes me wonder how many other news stories that have told that are untrue???

Since: Jul 08

Cameron, MO

#4 Jul 5, 2008
I have friend whos husband works for the road district ,and you should read all the comments about her husband ,made from David P. ,and the foreman whom is jealous because he s taking the C.D.L. test 4 times ,3 of them on the clock ,because he expects the board to pay for them, and failed ,still doesn't have a C.D.L.Anyone who lives in Wright County should read the comments on the web site kspr33 ,from april 7th and 9th , It's like a big soap.

Since: Jul 08

Cameron, MO

#5 Jul 5, 2008
I heard that Mike Patchin was a convicted felon and not only can he not carry a gun ,but can't vote ! And hes the leader for the wright county citizens for progress! Thats crazy that kspr would even listen to him!
R D Bolt

Little Rock, AR

#6 Jul 8, 2008
(I'm not sure my comment posted the first time, so I'm repeating.) My father, Robert Frank Bolt, was county commissioner for two terms until shortly before his death in 2005. He told me on numerous occasions that decisions about requests for road maintenance were often influenced strongly by the voting records of the requester (and even extended family). Dad was able to review any past voting records he wanted to see, and he often made decisions accordingly.
65711bob

Greenfield, MO

#7 Jul 9, 2008
Reggie,
The Mountain Grove Special Road District has no more access to peoples voting records than you and I do. The roads are done on a "need basis". If the road needs to be fixed, and according to how much traffic is on that road and the money available, determines it's priority. It has not a thing in the world to do with voting records!! Also, A County Commissioner is not a MGSRD Commissioner. They are 2 different things. I knew your dad and I thought he was a good man, I'm sorry you have bad feelings toward him.
R D Bolt

Little Rock, AR

#8 Jul 10, 2008
I'm not Regi, but I do know when we lived at 414 E. 9th Street while Dad was on the city council, he had our driveway blacktopped at city expense. Since you don't even know my name, I question that you know more about my father and I than I do. Perhaps you are a member of this good-ole-boys network yourself, "65711bob", or is your real name also unknown.
R D Bolt

Little Rock, AR

#9 Jul 10, 2008
I could have offered a number of more egregious examples of past corruption at the local and county level that Dad knew of or participated in. It hardly seems worth it, though, because good-ole-boys will always protect their insider status and privileges, and anybody who outs them must be portrayed as pitifully flawed for doing so.
Donna

Cameron, MO

#10 Mar 26, 2009
The road district is PISSED cause they got caught with their HANDS in the COOKIE JAR! Thank you RD Bolt on your comment. The road district wants to blame everyone else for their wrong doings. 2 roads were private, but how many more were done we don't know about! They keep records about as good as our sheriff dept. does! It was proven without a doubt with the audit, road district get over youselves and do the job right! Honestly need someone in their that knows what the HELL their doing!
Joe

Alton, MO

#11 Apr 1, 2009
Isn't it funny that one of the roads that were Not a district road was Mike Patchin's road!!! He was one of your group that was stirring up all the crap. Guess that kinda backfired on him huh? By the way, where is he now??? The other one is 1/2 a county road and 1/2 not.(read the report) they were just grading down it too far, thats all!! Old Sam the lame employee's job got a lot harder too. CDL's are REQUIRED so he better get with it! He also has lots of monthly reports to do he didn't have to do before! Oh, but can he write??? If not too bad Sam!! I hear their looking for new employees and most likely a new foreman. So sad Sam!!
Donna

Cameron, MO

#12 Aug 4, 2009
65711bob wrote:
KSPR33 really botched up this story and they refuse to come out with the truth now! How is it that a news program can do a story, later find out that everything about the story is wrong, and not make it right?? They named a man, by name, on the nightly news and said his road was a private road being taken care by our tax dollars. The man provided a copy of where he had deeded that road to Wright County in 1961. He told KSPR to be at that meeting if they wanted the real story!! I guess KSPR33 prefers the false story best cause they didn't show up!!! I am just one of many who will not watch KSPR33 ever again. Afterall, if you can't trust what they tell you to be the truth, how can they call it "NEWS" , their more like Jerry Springer, just in it for the headline!!
KSPR did a GREAT JOB of exposing the special road district FACT is the deed GASPERSON had at the meeting was in FACT a FAKE!!! There was NO RECORD of it at the Wright County Court house back in 1961 up to now 2009!!! Nice try! Good OLE boy's! KSPR was there when he bought the deed that night fact is he passed copies to everyone there! KSPR investigator's and their lawyer's will back that one up! Again nice try D. Splain! Did they also tell you the board member's went to KSPR and threatened a law suit if they aired their dirty laundry??? Didn't do them a DAMN bit of good. Gasperson's driveway was paved all the way to his front door in which it had a private drive sign at the end of his drive way about 3/4 quarter mile with PAD LOCKED gates. They also discovered a map to pave several other board member's driveway's with tax payer's money! I'm with the group WCCFP and I'm the one resposible for getting KSPR and the AG involved! Their meetings are a JOKE get someone in there that knows what the HELL their doing! Because of their CORRUPT **** they pulled the AG also AUDITED the sheriff dept., prosecutor, commissioner's and the IDA. There were so many holes a MACK truck could fall in and NEVER be found. Honestly criminal charges could still be FILED with all the wrong doings! SPLAIN is an IDIOT it was priceless when KSPR set up camera's that night with all their finding's! It was fully investigated or the ATTORNEY GENERALS wouldn't have gotten involved idiot think about it!!! Splain and the other board member's made an ASS out of their selves PLAIN and SIMPLE! Sure they want to BLAME someone else for their MISTAKES! It took a yr. for the investigation with KSPR and the AG'S I suppose they also FALSIFIED the FACTS to huh??? Don't think so!
just wondering

Columbia, MO

#13 Aug 31, 2009
was mulberry lane on zz hwy one of the roads that was ilegally paved?
what the

Columbia, MO

#14 Sep 1, 2009
the rich people need those paved roads so they dont get there new cars dirty. they are much more important than us hard working folk. lets all just forget about it and look the other way.
Donna

Osceola, MO

#15 Sep 3, 2009
just wondering wrote:
was mulberry lane on zz hwy one of the roads that was ilegally paved?
I will find out and post ALL that have been PAVED at tax payers EXPENCE. There were alot of the board members drives ear marked to be paved this year until KSPR and the AG got involved and put a STOP to it!
Sick of the lazy people

Columbia, MO

#16 Sep 3, 2009
wright co. is corrupt and chickens they let someones trees grow up in road way, you know thatbrushhog they bring down your road and trim the brush from the road well they won't touch this one guys, "he is a friend" they say. Then they don't grade our road because of someone over on the highway said not to and is trying to take back his dad and someone else cutting that road out YEARS & YEARS ago. And that road used to go ALL the way thru to the other road. So it's who wants to get on there knees so to speak.!!!! And lazy is not the word for it they could look all this up but that would require reading a bunch of stuff to find the right microfilm. Oh yeah did you forget about that??? They are hoping that the tax payers are forgetting. WE ALL PAY TAXES they just would rather get the tax $$$$$$ and sit upon their butts and not do anything.
Donna

Osceola, MO

#17 Sep 5, 2009
Joe wrote:
Isn't it funny that one of the roads that were Not a district road was Mike Patchin's road!!! He was one of your group that was stirring up all the crap. Guess that kinda backfired on him huh? By the way, where is he now??? The other one is 1/2 a county road and 1/2 not.(read the report) they were just grading down it too far, thats all!! Old Sam the lame employee's job got a lot harder too. CDL's are REQUIRED so he better get with it! He also has lots of monthly reports to do he didn't have to do before! Oh, but can he write??? If not too bad Sam!! I hear their looking for new employees and most likely a new foreman. So sad Sam!!
U can bet the new foreman is a family member cause no application was ever put in the papers! Usually it's a friend of an employee with no experience that get hired the sheriff of wright county does the same thing! It's not who U know it's who U blow!!! The road district ia a JOKE attend some of the meetings they don't know who's ASS to wipe first! They are in so many violation's every time they open their mouth evidently they don't know the LAWS just like the sheriff he makes them up as he see fit! Criminal charges should be FILED on each and everyone of them! If the TAX PAYER'S put their FOOT up someone's ASS it could still be done complain to the Attoney Generals in Jeff City!
Donna

Maysville, MO

#18 Sep 11, 2009
65711bob wrote:
I think the man named and the road district should sue KSPR for slandering them. Can you sue a news media for that? I mean, if they would have done a recap story and said, "We were misinformed and heres the real story....ect" that would be different but to just say, "We are no longer interested in this story anymore" after you have slandered people is wrong!! Makes me wonder how many other news stories that have told that are untrue???
What are the IDIOTS gonna do SUE the ATTORNEY GENERALS also????? LOL If it hadn't been for KSPR's investigation and attorney's plus the Attorney Generals alot more board members private drives would have been paved!!!
Youra nutjob

United States

#19 Sep 14, 2009
Donna,
There won't be any charges filed because there was NO wrong doing! Get it through your thick head! But, time will tell, whats it been now, 9 months since this story broke, don't you think if they found corruption they would have filed charges by now??? Your beating a dead horse and looking foolish doing it!! Your so dumb, 5 years from now you will still be saying...."Charges are coming, Charge are coming!!!! You are a BIG JOKE!! Ha HA!!
just wondering

Columbia, MO

#20 Sep 14, 2009
wright co roads are a joke its all in who gets down aon their knees first !!!!!!!!!! so to speak now they are just being exposed cause TAX PAYERS are getting SICK of it!!!!!!!!!!

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