Does Don Stamm Live in Salem?
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The Truth

Hepzibah, WV

#22 Sep 14, 2012
I don't think that very many people read this forum. However FWIW, this issue is not really about Don Stamm. Stop and think for a moment. If Section 2.07 of the city charter is legal, then anytime a majority of council members decide they don't like another council member, then they can throw that member out of office despite the fact that he or she was chosen by the people in a public election. That whole concept is totally antithetical to the basis of American government at every level simply because we live in a representative form of government where the voters, I.e. the public, choose who they want to represent them and run their government.

So, if Don Stamm can be removed by a vote of council, then next week it could be one of the other council members. That is really nonsensical because that would mean that the public's vote means nothing at all. Is that what some of you really believe our system of law would allow. I truly hope it isn't what you believe or what you really want, because if it is, then there really is no hope for our established form of government, at least not in Salem, WV.
Nancy

Weston, WV

#23 Sep 14, 2012
If Mr. Stamm is ultimately removed from office there are many possible reasons why. He has made deals which are in no way part of the duties of the office of Mayor. I believe, and so do some others who read this forum, that whatever he has done has been to benefit Don Stamm only. He doesn't care about Salem or the people he "represents". Whatever happens going forward, he has brought it on himself. It's very sad for his wife and very nice little girl.
Nancy

Weston, WV

#24 Sep 14, 2012
To The Truth-- I just looked up bloviate. The word Bill O'Rielly likes to use-- It means to speak pompously. Quit BLOVIATING please.
The Truth

Hepzibah, WV

#25 Sep 14, 2012
Nancy wrote:
To The Truth-- I just looked up bloviate. The word Bill O'Rielly likes to use-- It means to speak pompously. Quit BLOVIATING please.
Sadly,Nancy, your comments are typical. You totally missed the point. It's not about Don Stamm at all.
well now

Snowshoe, WV

#26 Sep 14, 2012
I would strongly advise you all to listen to Ron he knows more about municipal law and govt than what most people have forgotten. I have advised my councilman to listen to what has been said here Hanlan has no other motives than to see the town move.
Nancy

Weston, WV

#27 Sep 15, 2012
I get the point very clearly. I understand that the city charter is outdated and needs to be reviewed. I also understand the slippery slope of the council voting to remove someone. I'm still uncomfortable with the thought that Mr. Stamm and his advocate think they are smarter than everyone else. There is something fishy going on in Salem. I'm hoping that the people will participate in the process, I'm hoping that the stink will be discovered and thrown out.
Who has cahoonas

Parkersburg, WV

#28 Sep 15, 2012
Well I don't have a college education.....and neither Don nor Ron need to talk down to me! I was how ever brought up with good old fashion common sense, morals and integrity. Moreover, I still ask myself why would the former town attorney stick his nose in our business? Especially now that he is not getting paid for it. Why are you not the town attorney now?
Nancy

Weston, WV

#29 Sep 21, 2012
The special hearing scheduled for Sept. 21ST has been postponed. Ask your council person or city official why.

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