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I-Team Special Report: Councilwoman makes corruption claims against city manager

There are 42 comments on the KAIT-TV story from Aug 19, 2013, titled I-Team Special Report: Councilwoman makes corruption claims against city manager. In it, KAIT-TV reports that:

Tonight, Angela Pearson's accusations against City Manager Doug Bagby prompt a Missouri Highway Patrol investigation and a closer look by our I-Team.

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Jeremy

Jackson, MO

#1 Aug 19, 2013
It is about time that we get rid of the "good old boy" mentality in Poplar Bluff this town has been corrupt for generations and someone is finally standing up these crooks!!
Guest

United States

#2 Aug 19, 2013
Jeremy wrote:
It is about time that we get rid of the "good old boy" mentality in Poplar Bluff this town has been corrupt for generations and someone is finally standing up these crooks!!
Why hasn't the DAR commented on this investigation? I know why, it's because Don Schreiber is too busy sniffing at Don Bagby's crotch!!
Gary

Ashburn, VA

#3 Aug 20, 2013
Guest wrote:
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Why hasn't the DAR commented on this investigation? I know why, it's because Don Schreiber is too busy sniffing at Don Bagby's crotch!!
Rat's nest Sweeny is on the case so she will blow it.They won't report the city of Capes evil doing so they go elsewhere.Did that stupid council go along with the no smoking ban?
Wondering

Poplar Bluff, MO

#4 Aug 20, 2013
I agree with the top two posts. Everyone pretty much knows how things work in P.B. I've always heard Bagby may work "for the city" but has enough on everyone else that they all work for him. I'm sure he's covered his tracks and has nothing to worry about. He's been in office way too long. Go Angie! You are a brave woman.
ghost

Poplar Bluff, MO

#5 Aug 20, 2013
Just want to know what specific thing they are investigating?

What is her complaint?
Guest

United States

#6 Aug 20, 2013
Guest wrote:
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Why hasn't the DAR commented on this investigation? I know why, it's because Don Schreiber is too busy sniffing at Don Bagby's crotch!!
. LOL BEST POST YET!! And sadly, most honest....
ghost

Poplar Bluff, MO

#7 Aug 20, 2013
Again what specific thing are they investigating?

Can anyone tell me a specific incident or procedure they are investigating?
Zach

Poplar Bluff, MO

#8 Aug 20, 2013
The City is not requesting bids for engineering services. They just use Smith & Co whom Councilman Matthews seems to think is a top rated enginerring company, which they are by far "top rated".
hex

Poplar Bluff, MO

#9 Aug 20, 2013
Zach wrote:
The City is not requesting bids for engineering services. They just use Smith & Co whom Councilman Matthews seems to think is a top rated enginerring company, which they are by far "top rated".
So this is about corruption in the city council?
Whatever

Poplar Bluff, MO

#10 Aug 20, 2013
Zach wrote:
The City is not requesting bids for engineering services. They just use Smith & Co whom Councilman Matthews seems to think is a top rated enginerring company, which they are by far "top rated".
The City seems to always use Smith and Company for surveys and appraisals. In my opinion they are simply making up bogus appraisals on property around 67 North/Oak Grove/Shelby Road. If you will notice, the bigger the property owners name, the more money they seem to get. Comparisons are made between properties that don't even make sense. The ones who aren't in the "click" get a low appraisal and the City doesn't want to pay a comparable fair market value for their property. Apparently, Smith & Company bailed out on appraisals now and, from what I've heard, no other appraisal companies in this area want to work with the City because of all the lawsuits and other stuff going on. These issues should also be investigated in my opinion, because once again it all leads back to the City Manager and several others all tied together and seemingly doing whatever they please.
Geez

United States

#11 Aug 20, 2013
Did anyone else think that Doug Bagby's "vote of confidence" was contrived and unnecessary? What a dumbazz!! Does he think that we think that the city Council won't give him the thumbs up? They were put on the spot And they had no other choice than to give him their praise and accolades. I hate that corrupt piece of chit!!
fruity fly

Poplar Bluff, MO

#12 Aug 21, 2013
Pray and believe that all forms of darkness in our area will be brought to light! To God be the Glory!
Fact

Poplar Bluff, MO

#13 Aug 21, 2013
Geez wrote:
Did anyone else think that Doug Bagby's "vote of confidence" was contrived and unnecessary? What a dumbazz!! Does he think that we think that the city Council won't give him the thumbs up? They were put on the spot And they had no other choice than to give him their praise and accolades. I hate that corrupt piece of chit!!
8 points will go on, regardless of who the city manager is or who the council is.

City manager and city council are just being used by the developers to get the property owners out and the signal lights and streets paved and of course the utilities, water, sewer, cable and internet moved.

You think Menard's or any other big chain is gonna come in this town and be told "what" to do? who to contract, who to hire, etc.

The City Manager and City Council need to start working on the City and making it desirable for others to build here and not just on Oak Grove. Clean the place up and make it presentable.

You can take a turd and sugar coat it, but it's still a turd.

I think the City Manager and "some" members of the council know they aren't liked by most of the citizens.

The way the council members were talking about the public last night, it's a zoo up there. They cannot handle anything out of the context of their "packet" that's delivered to them every week "guiding" them.
My 2 cents

De Soto, MO

#14 Aug 21, 2013
ghost wrote:
Again what specific thing are they investigating?
Can anyone tell me a specific incident or procedure they are investigating?
Giving a 1.9 million dollar no-bid city contract to a company owned by the city lawyer would be highly inappropriate and, yes, it could very well be corruption. I know some people don't seem to understand the concept of gaining money off the backs of the tax- payers being wrong but it is . If there is a pattern of rubbing each others backs it is corruption.....
Clinton

Poplar Bluff, MO

#15 Aug 21, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>. LOL BEST POST YET!! And sadly, most honest....
. Not!!!
George

Poplar Bluff, MO

#16 Aug 21, 2013
My 2 cents wrote:
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Giving a 1.9 million dollar no-bid city contract to a company owned by the city lawyer would be highly inappropriate and, yes, it could very well be corruption. I know some people don't seem to understand the concept of gaining money off the backs of the tax- payers being wrong but it is . If there is a pattern of rubbing each others backs it is corruption.....
You are kidding right? You think that money went to him? It's a title company moron!! Closings on property takes place there. Gee I bet ole Angie wishes she would have thought this through and asked a few questions. Dumb blonde!!
Just for clarification

Poplar Bluff, MO

#17 Aug 21, 2013
Fact wrote:
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8 points will go on, regardless of who the city manager is or who the council is.
City manager and city council are just being used by the developers to get the property owners out and the signal lights and streets paved and of course the utilities, water, sewer, cable and internet moved.
You think Menard's or any other big chain is gonna come in this town and be told "what" to do? who to contract, who to hire, etc.
The City Manager and City Council need to start working on the City and making it desirable for others to build here and not just on Oak Grove. Clean the place up and make it presentable.
You can take a turd and sugar coat it, but it's still a turd.
I think the City Manager and "some" members of the council know they aren't liked by most of the citizens.
The way the council members were talking about the public last night, it's a zoo up there. They cannot handle anything out of the context of their "packet" that's delivered to them every week "guiding" them.
You know there are meds to help with your anger issues, right? You try to do their job and sit in those seats! Angela sure as hell can't do it!!! The City Manager does a great job from where I sit. They don't always see eye to eye but still get the job done. Why don't you get up off that couch and try to get a job!!
No man

Poplar Bluff, MO

#18 Aug 21, 2013
fruity fly wrote:
Pray and believe that all forms of darkness in our area will be brought to light! To God be the Glory!
I agree. Now Brian come on out of the closet!
ghost

Poplar Bluff, MO

#19 Aug 21, 2013
So far the corruption you are talking about is basically city council problems.

As far as the vote of confidence? Why not?

Where was the defender of the weak? You would think she would want to be at the council meetings since apparently she is the moral compass .

Has she figured something out ?

More nonsense
Oh my goodness

Poplar Bluff, MO

#20 Aug 21, 2013
Zach wrote:
The City is not requesting bids for engineering services. They just use Smith & Co whom Councilman Matthews seems to think is a top rated enginerring company, which they are by far "top rated".
You have to stay awake while this is being discussed. They do ask for qualifications on an annual basis. Those are rated. It's not that hard to understand. Nothing was done different than has been done in the past. Brian Becker has harped on this for 2 or 3 years since he was kicked off the city's system. Does anyone else profit from using the city's equipment? He lost and has had it in for anyone affiliated with the city. He needs to move on!!

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