Pocahontas Community Meeting July 23 ...
yogibear

Jonesboro, AR

#83 Jul 30, 2012
at first I thought it might be a good ideal.but after much thought & consideration.I'm against the whole ideal.
Todo

Mountain Home, AR

#84 Jul 30, 2012
I maybe wrong but I think the city council is limited to 2% for Hamburger tax, to up the hamburger tax to 3% I believe takes a vote by the city registered voters.

Either way, wonder why the city council is now so eager to replace the hamburger tax. Make me want to say ummm.
Jane fonda

Jonesboro, AR

#85 Jul 30, 2012
Plain and simple there isnt enough money to bring the pool up to state and federal regulations.
So if these are not brought up the pool will close.
Jane fonda

Jonesboro, AR

#86 Jul 30, 2012
And if it is gonna cost an outragous amount to bring it back in line, The people should have the opprotunity to vote on it plain and simple.
info

Mountain Home, AR

#87 Jul 30, 2012
Jane fonda wrote:
Plain and simple there isnt enough money to bring the pool up to state and federal regulations.
So if these are not brought up the pool will close.
can you tell or show us what the state and federal regulations are? what exactly is wrong with which pool?
Jane fonda

Jonesboro, AR

#88 Jul 30, 2012
You would just argue the fact. I went to the meeting and after the meeting I ask several people. The mayor, The parks dept. and 2 council men.
You or anyone else can ask these people the same questions I did. go to the citys website and try emailing them If you dont have time to call.
Jane fonda

Jonesboro, AR

#89 Jul 30, 2012
The jist of the problems mostly stem from Federal regs. We were grandfathered in for a while, and now it is haunting us. If you start to repair one thing you have to bring everything that is out of compliance up to par.
There also several lines that are busted under the decking from what I was told.You would have to pretty much start over. I would rather start over with something new than to put a lot of money into something that is 50years old.
Guest

Tulsa, OK

#90 Jul 30, 2012
I would love to see something new and exciting in Pocahontas. Perhaps if we had a new facility, there would be Water Aerobics, more kids having good clean fun and heaven forbid we pull in some people from the outlying areas to spend a little money. It seems most people find ony the negative things, let's be optimistic and look for some growth!
Jane fonda

Jonesboro, AR

#91 Jul 30, 2012
I agree most that say vote NO are from the county, they want to use it just not help pay for anything.
I have heard nothing negative about it at the meeting so where were all these people? The meeting was positve and questions were answered there.
fyi

Mountain Home, AR

#92 Jul 30, 2012
Jane fonda wrote:
The jist of the problems mostly stem from Federal regs. We were grandfathered in for a while, and now it is haunting us. If you start to repair one thing you have to bring everything that is out of compliance up to par.
There also several lines that are busted under the decking from what I was told.You would have to pretty much start over. I would rather start over with something new than to put a lot of money into something that is 50years old.
the big pool is NOT 50 yrs old.
what is out of compliance that justifies a whole new pool.
to fix the plumbing, you don't tear down an old house and build a new one.
really

Mountain Home, AR

#93 Jul 30, 2012
Guest wrote:
I would love to see something new and exciting in Pocahontas. Perhaps if we had a new facility, there would be Water Aerobics, more kids having good clean fun and heaven forbid we pull in some people from the outlying areas to spend a little money. It seems most people find ony the negative things, let's be optimistic and look for some growth!
spin it how you want, but spending $1000 in tax revenue for every man, woman, and child in the city for water aerobics, kid's fun, and to draw in a little money is NOT a positive thing.
well

Mountain Home, AR

#94 Jul 30, 2012
Jane fonda wrote:
You would just argue the fact. I went to the meeting and after the meeting I ask several people. The mayor, The parks dept. and 2 council men.
You or anyone else can ask these people the same questions I did. go to the citys website and try emailing them If you dont have time to call.
so you can't tell or show us what the state and federal regulations are and what exactly is wrong with which pool?

do you not remember what they told you?
Todo

Mountain Home, AR

#95 Jul 30, 2012
Jane fonda wrote:
The jist of the problems mostly stem from Federal regs. We were grandfathered in for a while, and now it is haunting us. If you start to repair one thing you have to bring everything that is out of compliance up to par.
There also several lines that are busted under the decking from what I was told.You would have to pretty much start over. I would rather start over with something new than to put a lot of money into something that is 50years old.
No one was grandfathered in. The federal regs have been changed to December 31, 2012 nationwide. And it is who you talk to depending on what must be done, mainly talk to ADA or the Dept of Justice website, that is the only place to get the truth. Did you read the Friday edition of the Jonesboro Sun? If not, you should!
Yessirree

Mountain Home, AR

#96 Jul 30, 2012
Jane fonda wrote:
I agree most that say vote NO are from the county, they want to use it just not help pay for anything.
I have heard nothing negative about it at the meeting so where were all these people? The meeting was positve and questions were answered there.
What do you mean, not help pay for it? The county gets no vote on this, yet they have to pay just like anyone else.
Howdo

Jonesboro, AR

#97 Jul 30, 2012
If Federal regs are not met the city can be sued, why would they tell you or anyone what is out of whack? Oh I know so you could SUE them.

So those nasty !@## bathrooms have been in compliance. The ramp to the pool is at the propper grade. I am just stating things I see when I am there. I would say those were grandfathered in.
How about having 2 DIFFRNNT means of ADA entrances if you have more than 300 linear feet of pool wall?

Haters are gonna hate, but since you know the city is compliance they should supena you if they get sued.
Howdo

Jonesboro, AR

#98 Jul 30, 2012
opinion

Ash Flat, AR

#99 Jul 30, 2012
Todo wrote:
<quoted text>
No one was grandfathered in. The federal regs have been changed to December 31, 2012 nationwide. And it is who you talk to depending on what must be done, mainly talk to ADA or the Dept of Justice website, that is the only place to get the truth. Did you read the Friday edition of the Jonesboro Sun? If not, you should!
i still don't understand the hamburger tax is it 1 cent or 2? sun reported
said if approved the proposed project would be paid for by a bond issue that would be repaid courtesy of a 1 cent sales tax. when project was paid in full 3/8 tax to maintain. it was his understanding the current A&P known as hamburger tax would be abolished and replaced by the across the board sales tax.

IMO this is what our local paper and elected officials needs to explain along with how much money these two different taxes will bring in for the city.
ditto

Jonesboro, AR

#100 Jul 30, 2012
Hb tax is 2cent only effects you if you eat out or stay in a motel..they way it was explained to me is the Hb tax helps up keep the Sports complex and pool and Community center with everthing else going to th advertising and promotion commitee to do with what they want.The Hb tax just isnt enough when it was first astablished it was great all it was for was the community center and pool, but now to many hands in the cookie jar.
yep

Mountain Home, AR

#101 Jul 30, 2012
Todo wrote:
I maybe wrong but I think the city council is limited to 2% for Hamburger tax, to up the hamburger tax to 3% I believe takes a vote by the city registered voters.
Either way, wonder why the city council is now so eager to replace the hamburger tax. Make me want to say ummm.
26-75-602. Gross receipts taxes authorized.

(a) Any city of the first class, city of the second class, or incorporated town by ordinance of the governing body thereof may levy a tax not to exceed three percent (3%) upon the gross receipts or gross proceeds identified in subsection (c) of this section.

whoscow

Jonesboro, AR

#102 Jul 30, 2012
Maybe they are out of compliance in more than just Pool lifts...

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