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Since: Jul 11

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So, I'm quite sure anyone that has recently recieved their utility bill in the mail is having a cow. Our einstein of a mayor decided that everyone in the town should have to pay extra for the extra electricity piggott had to purchase. As if the economy wasn't bad enough this moron decides to jack everyone electric bill up. I would like to know who voted this moron back into office, because everyone I talk to says they didn't vote for him.

Since: May 11

Bridgeport, IL

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I didn't vote for Morris. IMO he is one of the WORST mayors Piggott has had. :(

Since: Jul 11

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Blueorchid wrote:
I didn't vote for Morris. IMO he is one of the WORST mayors Piggott has had.:(
I fully agree with you, but there sure must be a ton of ignorant people in this town that did vote for him. That or they had another rigged election....which wouldn't surprise me any at all.
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Jul 30, 2011
 
Does piggott buy there electric though a power pool?
I voted for change

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Piggott mayor Gerald Morris narrowly defeated challenger Danny Brown, 618-607 and the votes were courted behind close doors so of course Morris won. I sure didn't vote for him for this town is the way it is due to him. He promised many that more factories would come and businesses well itís been almost 5 yrs. were are they. They said the reason why Wal-Mart didn't happen is they didn't want to it taking away from the stores on the square, first of all have you seen the stuff in those stores its all crap and 95% people in Piggott can't afford it, plus most of the stores are owned by people on the city board.

Since: Jul 11

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I voted for change wrote:
Piggott mayor Gerald Morris narrowly defeated challenger Danny Brown, 618-607 and the votes were courted behind close doors so of course Morris won. I sure didn't vote for him for this town is the way it is due to him. He promised many that more factories would come and businesses well itís been almost 5 yrs. were are they. They said the reason why Wal-Mart didn't happen is they didn't want to it taking away from the stores on the square, first of all have you seen the stuff in those stores its all crap and 95% people in Piggott can't afford it, plus most of the stores are owned by people on the city board.
Those stores on the square must be getting their utilities and taxes for free, because other than that I dont honestly see how the heck they are staying in business...no one with half a brain cell shops on the square.
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Aug 1, 2011
 
Piggott buys a large pool of their electricity from an outside source. Someone did poor math estimates and too much power was purchased this last year.

Guess who gets to pay for it.
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Also, a Walmart would add more jobs than all of the court square businesses combined. And it would prevent people from spending their money in Missouri.

So what if the only businesses that stay open are the flower shop, Jones furniture and pay-less. They are the only ones that are really worth a crap.

Since: Jul 11

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Dude wrote:
Also, a Walmart would add more jobs than all of the court square businesses combined. And it would prevent people from spending their money in Missouri.
So what if the only businesses that stay open are the flower shop, Jones furniture and pay-less. They are the only ones that are really worth a crap.
Yep, I totally agree, but the problem is we need to get the rest of the town convinced...lol

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If i remember right the paper said the mayor contracted seven and half MVW of power and piggott is just using five MW, the consumers are paying for two and half MW they not using.

By the way an INTERNET search says piggott contracted eight MW of power for the next five years.
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Aug 3, 2011
 
Pale Rider wrote:
If i remember right the paper said the mayor contracted seven and half MVW of power and piggott is just using five MW, the consumers are paying for two and half MW they not using.
By the way an INTERNET search says piggott contracted eight MW of power for the next five years.
So what does that mean? That we will be paying these inflated rates for 5 years? This is ridiculous! I will remember this at next election!

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Aug 3, 2011
 
That my understanding! stuck like a rat in a trap until the contract is up.

Campbell got into the same mess a couple years ago.
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Aug 3, 2011
 
i don't understand why everyone is gripping try paying a water and trash bill separate from your electric bill then gripe
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Aug 3, 2011
 
Complaining about paying for something we don't use.

Since: Jul 11

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wanted wrote:
i don't understand why everyone is gripping try paying a water and trash bill separate from your electric bill then gripe
We are gripping because our idiotic pos mayor can't do math for crap and purchased more electric than the town needs and has passed that cost onto the citizens of piggott. Jesus...what morons actually voted for this dipshit anyway?

Since: Jul 11

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If that pos had any honor at all he would find a way for the cost not to be put on the citizens, but we all know the answer to whether this dirtbag has any honor. At the very least since its his idiotic mistake his salary should be cut until the contract is up...maybe then he will learn to do some damn math.

Since: May 11

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Aug 3, 2011
 
wanted wrote:
i don't understand why everyone is gripping try paying a water and trash bill separate from your electric bill then gripe
We should not have to pay for our MAYORS MISTAKES. If he cant do the math let him pay for his own screw ups.

Since: Jul 11

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Hell, I have the perfect solution.. Take that damn 1% tax for the joke hospital that they crookedly got passed and use that to cover the cost.
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Being the mayor of a small town is more of a difficult duty than many of us think it is; however our current leadership has no idea of what this town actually needs. They haven't had a clue for decades. Small town America is dying. And as the young here grow up they move.

You know why they move? Because there isn't anything here. Why would someone who is becoming a self sufficient young adult in the world want to ever stay here? There aren't any job opportunities unless you are inheriting farm land or something similar. Piggott isn't a stupid tourist attraction. Piggott isn't a stupid retirement community despite what everyone thinks. Why would you want to retire here anyways? So you can enjoy the sight of pesticide bombed cotton fields? It's absolutely crazy to try and mold this town into a clay county Hardy. Why live here when the cost of living in a town with a population of around 30,000 costs about the same? It's lunacy.

This town's population will continue to decrease because there aren't any new jobs being created at all. There is just a big circus of monkeys throwing around stupid tourist ideas to try to get people to come and see a house where Ernest Hemingway stayed for a very short amount of time, got drunk, and wrote like 2 chapters of a book. Whoop dee doo.

What we need is real change. We need large businesses here that offer a large job pool. We need more factories. We need cheaper living costs. We need more things in town to prevent people from driving to other states and counties and spending their money there. We need the dry county ban to be lifted so we quit throwing money in the F#cking trash, or just giving it to Dunklin county. Like being a dry county helps anything at all, people still drink you morons.

Anyways, sorry for the rant but I believe this is all true.

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Malt Lickey wrote:
Being the mayor of a small town is more of a difficult duty than many of us think it is; however our current leadership has no idea of what this town actually needs. They haven't had a clue for decades. Small town America is dying. And as the young here grow up they move.
You know why they move? Because there isn't anything here. Why would someone who is becoming a self sufficient young adult in the world want to ever stay here? There aren't any job opportunities unless you are inheriting farm land or something similar. Piggott isn't a stupid tourist attraction. Piggott isn't a stupid retirement community despite what everyone thinks. Why would you want to retire here anyways? So you can enjoy the sight of pesticide bombed cotton fields? It's absolutely crazy to try and mold this town into a clay county Hardy. Why live here when the cost of living in a town with a population of around 30,000 costs about the same? It's lunacy.
This town's population will continue to decrease because there aren't any new jobs being created at all. There is just a big circus of monkeys throwing around stupid tourist ideas to try to get people to come and see a house where Ernest Hemingway stayed for a very short amount of time, got drunk, and wrote like 2 chapters of a book. Whoop dee doo.
What we need is real change. We need large businesses here that offer a large job pool. We need more factories. We need cheaper living costs. We need more things in town to prevent people from driving to other states and counties and spending their money there. We need the dry county ban to be lifted so we quit throwing money in the F#cking trash, or just giving it to Dunklin county. Like being a dry county helps anything at all, people still drink you morons.
Anyways, sorry for the rant but I believe this is all true.
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