County finds funds for Ivy Tech

Feb 26, 2013 Full story: WLFI-TV West Lafayette 33

Clinton County has appropriated funds to help bring an Ivy Tech to Frankfort. Mayor Chris McBarnes said Clinton County Council members found $200,000 they are willing to put toward Ivy Tech.

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Get a grip

Frankfort, IN

#1 Feb 27, 2013
Well, I see the County Council is as dumb as the City Council. Wonder when, if ever, can either of these councils ever say NO to the Mayor.

Since: Jul 10

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#2 Feb 27, 2013
Why don't you get on the County Council if saying NO to the mayor is so important to you.
Get a grip

Frankfort, IN

#3 Feb 27, 2013
punjab wrote:
Why don't you get on the County Council if saying NO to the mayor is so important to you.
I think you have missed the point like you normally do.. This is about foolish spending and a NO might be in order before the county/city go broke. You can't just keep spending without knowing how much you are going to spend. If you continue to just keep putting money into this IVY tech you will have no choice at some point and you have to continue to do so because you have already invested to much. Does fiber optic ring a bell in your head.. Yeah foolish spending and not much in return. This will be no different.
Citizen

Frankfort, IN

#4 Feb 27, 2013
punjab wrote:
Why don't you get on the County Council if saying NO to the mayor is so important to you.
Why don't elected officials listen to voters like us?

Why doesn't Ivy Tech have some money in this game?

Why doesn't the City keep ownership of the building and let Ivy Tech use it?

There are people out here that are just as smart as you are, PUNJAB. If you think it's a great idea, then good for you. That's your right.

Many of us don't and since elected officials and the local media don't want to listen, this is a way to at least get some public knowledge of questions out there.
Incredible

Frankfort, IN

#5 Feb 27, 2013
So, the County Council "found" $200,000? Maybe they could've taken better care of the county employees health insurance with that kind of extra flow.
Get a grip

Frankfort, IN

#6 Feb 27, 2013
Incredible wrote:
So, the County Council "found" $200,000? Maybe they could've taken better care of the county employees health insurance with that kind of extra flow.
I agree, that is my point, theses politicians find money and have money when they want to. They could care less about their employees, you should know that by now...
Al Czervik

West Lafayette, IN

#7 Feb 27, 2013
The County Council has drank the Kool Aid , what a bunch of idiots.
A realistic resident

Michigantown, IN

#8 Feb 27, 2013
Incredible wrote:
So, the County Council "found" $200,000? Maybe they could've taken better care of the county employees health insurance with that kind of extra flow.
I bet county roads, ditches, and other things will suffer as a result of that as well as the employees wages and benefits.

Too bad that Evan's drinks the mayor's flavor.

Since: Sep 11

Michigantown, IN

#9 Feb 27, 2013
I POSTED this at one of the OTHER FORUMS but this is Fitting here also:(REALISTIC RESIDENT told me I had no business speaking since I didn't LIVE in Frankfort - But with an address in Michigantown guess THEY don't have any DOG in that race either so here goes)
Question.......... Does ANYONE over there remember TWO count them TWO EX Superintendent of Schools that came in to your little town and gave YOUR tax payers BIG ideas about EDUCATION like: TEARING down local schools-making your CHILDREN walk to those schools- raising the taxes then leaving: THEN ANOTHER one comes in and GETS YOUR tax payers to FUND an $800,000.00 TENNIS Court along with a Building that had BACK TAXES owed on it that YOUR tax monies ended up paying?? then THAT Superintendent ends up leaving your little town HIGH and dry? My fear is this...... WHAT ELSE IN THE NAME OF EDUCATION?????????? NOT ECONOMIC DEVELOPEMNET? Economic Development is a GOVERNMENT word for YOUR TAX MONEY.
old man

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Feb 27, 2013
A realistic resident wrote:
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I bet county roads, ditches, and other things will suffer as a result of that as well as the employees wages and benefits.
Too bad that Evan's drinks the mayor's flavor.
Dont count on that! Evans is not on the county council.

Since: Sep 11

Michigantown, IN

#11 Feb 27, 2013
OH and BTW there Realistic Resident ya NEED some REALITY......... Mr Evans is a COMMISSIONER he has NOTHIN to DO with the dispensing of money for the County. THAT job would be ......... AHHHHHH let's seeeeee Scott Shoemaker, County Councilman
Steve Woods, County Councilman - Mark Mitchell, County Councilman -Steve Frey, Countycouncilman - Mike Hensley, Countycouncilman - Ron Gauchau, Countycouncilman and (your Man of the HOUR - President of the County Council Who ALSO is President of the Airport Authority WHO JUST Spent about 3 Million buying the Nidec property(Mallorys) at YOUR taxpayers expence)Alan Dunn....Leave the Commissioners OUT of it They are the LEGISLATIVE Body NOT the Financial Body go to one of YOUR meetings once in a while and WISE up!
A realistic resident

Michigantown, IN

#12 Feb 27, 2013
I live in the city limits, preacher boy

Your just pi$$ed that the chamber boys and girls kicked you off and your church is dicked up

Ha ha ha ha ha
A realistic resident

Michigantown, IN

#13 Feb 27, 2013
old man wrote:
<quoted text>Dont count on that! Evans is not on the county council.
He loves mcbarnes old man... told me so himself. Thinking that he wants the whole aligning thing that Indy has.
Richard McCoy Jr

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Feb 27, 2013
1. County bails out Frankfort with the merging on Airport - Airport was in the whole nearly $100k to city.

2. County reduces number of paid holidays in the name of saving money

3. County increases health premiums in the name of saving money

4. Then, County finds $500k for Ivy Tech project

5. Now, County finds an additional $200k for Ivy Tech project

Since: Sep 11

Michigantown, IN

#15 Feb 27, 2013
Well there If ya LIVE in the CITY Limits don't be a CHICKEN and post MICHIGANTOWN - I LIVE in ROSSVILLE I have ALWAYS lived in ROSSVILLE I have always TALKED about living in Rossivlle so YOU little Man have the Wrong Person and YOU have NO CLue what YOU are talking about when YOU talk about Mr Evans. OBVIOUSLY You are connected with WOODS, SHOEMAKER and BEARD EVERYTHING you have posted in here for the past few month has been negative toward ANYTHING that has anything to DO with the people IN this site - REMEMBER son The ONLY right You HAVE left is the RIGHT to vote - the REST of them have JUST about ALL been taken away - and at MY age I am WATCHING people like YOU come in here and DEMEAN people for just EXERCISING their RIGHT to FREE SPEECH wheather YOU like it or I like it or WHO likes it - YES sometimes people don't like it But that NEVER means that you must use SLANG or FOUL Language - You wanna know what WE were taught years ago?? If ya had ta use FOUL LANGUAGE you wern't intellagent enough ta use any other words. One Last thing.... In MANY posts tonight YOU have refered to me as SOMONE you THINK I am - I am SORRY you THink I am that person - but I ASSURE you I have NEVER sat on ANY BOARD or ANY City of County ANYTHING - I am JUST a TAXPAYING GOD Fearing VOTING Citizen of this Wonderful Marvelous United States of America and I feel sorry for People like YOU have nothing ELSE to do but Complain!
A realistic resident

Michigantown, IN

#16 Feb 27, 2013
nu-viewer wrote:
OH and BTW there Realistic Resident ya NEED some REALITY......... Mr Evans is a COMMISSIONER he has NOTHIN to DO with the dispensing of money for the County. THAT job would be ......... AHHHHHH let's seeeeee Scott Shoemaker, County Councilman
Steve Woods, County Councilman - Mark Mitchell, County Councilman -Steve Frey, Countycouncilman - Mike Hensley, Countycouncilman - Ron Gauchau, Countycouncilman and (your Man of the HOUR - President of the County Council Who ALSO is President of the Airport Authority WHO JUST Spent about 3 Million buying the Nidec property(Mallorys) at YOUR taxpayers expence)Alan Dunn....Leave the Commissioners OUT of it They are the LEGISLATIVE Body NOT the Financial Body go to one of YOUR meetings once in a while and WISE up!
This is exactly why you fail... he and the others are "involved" you clown.

Maybe you should quit the preaching and run for a position since you have rossville straightened up
stupid

Frankfort, IN

#17 Feb 27, 2013
Al Czervik wrote:
The County Council has drank the Kool Aid , what a bunch of idiots.
Enough with the stupid Kool Aid remarks. It isn't funny.
A realistic resident

Michigantown, IN

#18 Feb 27, 2013
stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
Enough with the stupid Kool Aid remarks. It isn't funny.
Cough cough... Their going in masses
Perspective

Frankfort, IN

#19 Feb 27, 2013
Richard McCoy Jr wrote:
1. County bails out Frankfort with the merging on Airport - Airport was in the whole nearly $100k to city.
2. County reduces number of paid holidays in the name of saving money
3. County increases health premiums in the name of saving money
4. Then, County finds $500k for Ivy Tech project
5. Now, County finds an additional $200k for Ivy Tech project
Yes! I call that governance. Govt employees need a kick in the butt and see what health care costs so they need to participate in the footing of the bill. Follow a govt employee around for a few days and imagine an easier job.

Governance is benefitting the constituents and not just the employees.

Since: Sep 11

Michigantown, IN

#20 Feb 27, 2013
A realistic resident wrote:
<quoted text>
This is exactly why you fail... he and the others are "involved" you clown.
Maybe you should quit the preaching and run for a position since you have rossville straightened up
WAIT .....WAIT!!!! THREE POSTS ago you were spouting about some CHURCH of MINE that is Failing and ME being on YOUR Chamber??? NOW You are calling ME a Preacher and Saying I Live in ROSSVILLE???
I Think the KOOL-Aid Guy is RIGHT!

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