Boycott Saltville (CorruptTown Council)

Boycott Saltville (CorruptTown Council)

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Fedup

Palmyra, VA

#1 May 9, 2012
I will not spend another dime in any business in Saltville. I will urge others to do the same. How can the people in town let a million dollar property with $600,000 worth of timber be given away for $300,000. Can we say GRAFT and CRONYISM boys and girls? With what I saw at the council meeting this week I cannot bring myself to support this town any longer. You business men and womwen take notice-Not another penny!!!
Known

Bristol, VA

#2 May 9, 2012
That isn't wise. It would hurt the business owners and employees. Not the town. Why would you wanna hurt the economy. Think.
Fedup

Palmyra, VA

#3 May 9, 2012
The People of Saltville Spoke on May the 1st. They chose a new Mayor on the premise that he would open the business dealings of the town to the people. The people’s representative is being actively neutered by the council. What was the reason behind the denying the Mayor access to the Police department, and by telling ME that my vote(representative) is only worth 1 dollar a year. I voted to send someone to audit the town business on a daily basis. The Treasure damn sure can’t do it.The council did not do these things to our new Mayor they did it to me. They tell me that if I don’t vote the way they want Bad Things Happen. With Maiden quitting I wouldn’t be surprised that they don’t appoint Neil to fill his seat. With the land grab(million dollar give-away) and the mismanagement of the town treasury, it doesn’t look good. Better the town goes bankrupt and be absorbed into the county. Until things are made whole in the town hall, Not another Penny!!!
poor us

Gladys, VA

#4 May 10, 2012
Fedup wrote:
The People of Saltville Spoke on May the 1st. They chose a new Mayor on the premise that he would open the business dealings of the town to the people. The people’s representative is being actively neutered by the council. What was the reason behind the denying the Mayor access to the Police department, and by telling ME that my vote(representative) is only worth 1 dollar a year. I voted to send someone to audit the town business on a daily basis. The Treasure damn sure can’t do it.The council did not do these things to our new Mayor they did it to me. They tell me that if I don’t vote the way they want Bad Things Happen. With Maiden quitting I wouldn’t be surprised that they don’t appoint Neil to fill his seat. With the land grab(million dollar give-away) and the mismanagement of the town treasury, it doesn’t look good. Better the town goes bankrupt and be absorbed into the county. Until things are made whole in the town hall, Not another Penny!!!
The people that BSS and the Lamies buddies exercised their right to vote. Where was the common people? They didn't know about the land grab because it was hidden. The town hall was full with those gun range backers. They were not from inside the town limits or they'd be speaking to back up Carl. Him and his "no' profit venture. Who would be selling ammo? Gary Kelly spoke with the facts and outside when there was a closed session those two had a GOOD discussion outside. Apparently someone doesn't think research has been done. Lamie claims he's been working on this TEN years. Why keep it a secret. Now they're mad because another offer was made to keep it like it is. As for the mayor's pay thank that ''great'' Vincent/Mike. We will have SEVEN councilmen. Randall, Toddy, Ron, Johnny, Vince/Mike and one of their buddies. Vincent/Mike and Ron are 110% for the great land STEAL for the ''non'' profit gun range. And yes our votes aren't as valuable as others in this town.
meeting

Elizabethton, TN

#5 May 10, 2012
A SIDA MEETING YESTERDAY. At the council meeting they said the SIDA WAS MEETING ON MONDAY. These meetings should be advertised. What time did it start? Most of us work out of town and have to drive back home. Do they have all the meetings during the day or what.
Ray H

Nashville, TN

#6 May 10, 2012
I moved from the town of Saltville after living there for 40 years. The council does not know how to run a town. They are all back stapers. You people need to make sure Neil does not get back on the council. Go to the meetings and let your voice be heard. Now is the time to take your town back. I can,t belive that Ron know it all Orr got voted back in. Come on people you can do better.
BOYCOTT

Elizabethton, TN

#7 May 10, 2012
HEAR in Todd's yesterday that Neil came and ask Dale Jackson to fill Lugs council seat. Another golf buddy. Neil go home and stay. No use to write a letter of interest in the seat because they aready have someone in line.
poor us

Gladys, VA

#8 May 10, 2012
meeting wrote:
A SIDA MEETING YESTERDAY. At the council meeting they said the SIDA WAS MEETING ON MONDAY. These meetings should be advertised. What time did it start? Most of us work out of town and have to drive back home. Do they have all the meetings during the day or what.
Someone told Orr the council might reverse their vote. Orr said they couldn't do that. The lawyer said oh yes they can. Imagine Orr's surprise also when he found out that if the town sells the land there's another offer on the table for more money.
how to get elected

Elizabethton, TN

#9 May 10, 2012
All you have to do is get a group together and promise them anything they desire and they will elect you. Right Ron! What do you think Joe did.
Wonder is Ron gets a free membership in the shooting club. Does council members get free wave pool entrance. Wave pool fees announced in the Saltville paper yesterday said.
The prices, which are the same as the previous three years, are as follows:

Individual Pass $49.95
Family Pass (4 people)$99.95
Family Pass (5 people)$124.95
Family Pass (6 people)$149.95

Parties (6:30 - 8:30)$250.00

With those prices, why would it not pay for itself.

Who knows how much per hour the workers are paid.
Wonder if Chelsey Campbell will be a manager this year for the higher rate of pay?
Saltvillian

Farmville, VA

#10 May 10, 2012
I have often wondered where the movie and TV industry
comes up the appalachian stereotypes they portray in their shows. Now I know, they base them on the Saltville town council. Have you ever seen a more ignorant and power hungry bunch of men in your life? The voters spoke on May 1 and they decided that the town needed a change in leadership. What does the council do? In their first post election meeting , they decide to undercut the new mayor, 1 council member resigns his seat { which he threatened to do if Neil lost}, and turned the police dept over to the Town Manager One member went on facebook and asked for volunteers for the vacant seat but only if they weren't interested in running in the next election. Can you believe these idiots. They want to hand pick the person who will join them on the council so they can be assured they will get their way on the issues. Its time the people stood up to these men. I shutter to think what they would do if they were in a more powerful place. Democracy would come to screeching stop. If you believe in the power of the vote, tell these idiots that you will not standby and let them continue to continue as usual.
poor us

Gladys, VA

#11 May 10, 2012
One requirement should be that they attend council meeting at least a year before running. See how things should not be ran. But it's a popularity contest. If you're a golfer, Maiden or a member of a certain church you're in.
join the church

Elizabethton, TN

#12 May 10, 2012
Let's all join the certain church and get a new pastor.
ouch

Charlottesville, VA

#13 May 10, 2012
saltville is hurting bad!
Fedup

Palmyra, VA

#14 May 10, 2012
The town is having a meeting soon on the disposition of the land sale. I still am wondering why they would sell a million dollar property with $600,000 worth of timber for $300,000 dollars. WHY!! LEASE the land for a Dollar a year (long term lease)and the town gets a gun range and the people keep the land. Everybody gets what they want! OH!!!....... but that doesn’t allow for any kick-backs or side deals.

Not another Penny!!!!!!!!! You business men and women contact your town council and talk some sense into them. I will not spend another penny in the town limits until things change. I will not allow the Town council to piss away another penny of my tax money.
money gone

Elizabethton, TN

#15 May 10, 2012
money pissed away
1 - Rail Money -
2 - cross tie money
3 - timber money
4 - Va. Gas Money
5 - Edgewood lot sale money
6 - Three season money

Our trail is not finished. The pool is junk. all roads need paving. But we have new police cars.
Surveys printed with Dare Money, that have not be given out.
Sarl

Springfield, TN

#16 May 10, 2012
Fedup wrote:
I will not spend another dime in any business in Saltville. I will urge others to do the same. How can the people in town let a million dollar property with $600,000 worth of timber be given away for $300,000. Can we say GRAFT and CRONYISM boys and girls? With what I saw at the council meeting this week I cannot bring myself to support this town any longer. You business men and womwen take notice-Not another penny!!!
I agree. Not another penny, not for anything in Saltville. Better to let the town vanish than support greed and ignorance. Let a marker be engraved to honor the parasites who brought it down so posterity doesn't forget them, and tell your grandchildren of the pretty little town that used to be.
Anon

Hoffman Forest, NC

#17 May 10, 2012
Wow, love that I quit attitude. Vote for someone else next time. If you boycott the local businesses, everyone will pay for it. Let's say you cause enough trouble to close one business. That loss of tax revenue will not be missed by the town council. They quill simply raise your taxes to make up the difference. Get an education and run for office, or find someone worth a damn to do it. That's the only way you will make a positive change.

As for letting the town "vanish". Really?? Do you think that you have a chance in hell of achieving that? You can either support your town, or move. Thinking that running your mouth on topix and buying your gas and beer in chilhowie will solve the problems in local government is just stupid.
Just me

Johnson City, TN

#18 May 10, 2012
Sarl wrote:
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I agree. Not another penny, not for anything in Saltville. Better to let the town vanish than support greed and ignorance. Let a marker be engraved to honor the parasites who brought it down so posterity doesn't forget them, and tell your grandchildren of the pretty little town that used to be.
There are alot of people who have stoped buying anything from Saltville and why go there when you get run out of town. Which they have done to several good people. Which I know for a fact who done business there for years. If people are smart its not that far away to go somewhere else to get what you need. Seems to me they don't want anyone's business or to have non locals to come into there town. Some just does not want to hear the truth or know the truth and everything that has been wrote in the Bristol paper has been the truth. I guess sometimes the truth hurts.
poor us

Gladys, VA

#19 May 10, 2012
Fedup wrote:
The town is having a meeting soon on the disposition of the land sale. I still am wondering why they would sell a million dollar property with $600,000 worth of timber for $300,000 dollars. WHY!! LEASE the land for a Dollar a year (long term lease)and the town gets a gun range and the people keep the land. Everybody gets what they want! OH!!!....... but that doesn’t allow for any kick-backs or side deals.
Not another Penny!!!!!!!!! You business men and women contact your town council and talk some sense into them. I will not spend another penny in the town limits until things change. I will not allow the Town council to piss away another penny of my tax money.
How can the IDA sell land that's not in their hands? It's not been signed over yet and there's another offer on the table.
West

Nashville, TN

#20 May 10, 2012
U people don't have a clue! First your figures on the property Harper Boundary is incorrect. The SIDA meeting is Tuesday nite and is open to the public. Come and get the truth and quit listening to and believing the lies you read and hear in the community. As for the wasted money pass councils have used that money to pay for water and sewer instead of charging you what it cost the town to operate the water and sewer department. Because they did not want to hear your mouth like you are doing now. Instead of not spending money in Saltville because you think everyone at Town Hall is a crook I guess. Move out of Saltville and make it a better place.

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