Untruthful Major

United States

#1 Jan 29, 2013
He told us 9 % and my December bill per KWH increased almost 30%. I am tired of the scams that this guy is pulling. He lets the electric guys buy a $5000 plasma cutter and raises our bills over 3 times what he told us. There is no integrity at city hall, the council looks like fools, it has become a real joke that is draining our pockets and no help in sight.

Nebraska City, NE

#2 Jan 29, 2013
Did you mean MAYOR HV? If you did, I agree 110%, the guy is loony, has an ego bigger than his belly.
Jumps around like a fart in a skillet, gets nothing done and when he makes up his mind to do something, he royally screws it up, like this 9% electric rate increase that cost me over 25% in one month. He listened to some dumbass from Lincoln who works with good old Mrs Brehm and we got another screwing. How are you going to get our money back to us, Mr. Mayor. You are a shyster!

Lincoln, NE

#3 Jan 31, 2013
Just shut off your power! That would show him! Stage a protest and boycot the power to your house!
It is just like when gas prices go up, do you stop driving? No! You just sit around a run your mouth! I don't think you have the balls to do it!

Lincoln, NE

#4 Jan 31, 2013
Oh snap!

Grayling, MI

#5 Jan 31, 2013
The mayor is like my girlfriend, not real, but I enjoy listening to someone who is a total fraud.

Lincoln, NE

#6 Feb 3, 2013
my electric rate increased 32% from December - Ouch! is this the next way to subsidize the rest of city government?

Nebraska City, NE

#7 Feb 3, 2013
Yes, it appears to be how we keep feeding the run away costs of local government that Mayor Zavodny cursed when he came into office. Remember his comments as to how much needed to be transferred from the utility reserves each year to finance the General Fund because the City was at the levy limit for property taxes and could not raise any more tax revenues? His tune has changed substantially since Mr. Betzen snookered the Mayor into spending $500,000.00 for unneeded catalytic converters at the Power Plant that seldom runs, something like 10 hours per YEAR. Then Mayor Z started RAISING utility rates to generate more revenue as his foolish expenditures put the City in a bonded indebtedness situation with no way to pay for the $500,000.00, we have an interest only bond at this time, a dreadful way to run a City.

Take a minute Pete and go back to December 2010 and calculate how much your electric costs have gone up on a per kilowatt basis. You will not be happy. We need to begin holding Mayor Z accountable.

Since: Jun 11

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#8 Feb 7, 2013
Yes snookered. The EPA rules that stipulated that if you were going to keep thoe engines running you had to retrofit them are clearly written by Betzen. 900,000 internal combustion engines in the U.S. are effected by this rule. Power plants all over the nation are shutting down because of it.

Here's the link if you want to learn something. http://www.epa.gov/apti/RICE%20slides%2026May...

Or google "EPA RICE Rules"

You've put millions into that plant, and a simple rule by the EPA can throw out all that investment. Or you can comply and retro fit and keep the investment going.

Stop those engines running and see how much you will be paying when you are not getting money from NPPD for the power they generate every month.


Nebraska City, NE

#9 Feb 8, 2013
How much money can we get each month from power generation that lasts less than one hour? We run less than one hour per month, NPPD wants out of than contract. We are just throwing money into a worthless antiquated power plant so Betzen can have a job that pays him way more than he is worth, and do damn little for the big $$.
How come the Mayor didn't fire Betzen when he fired Jon Holmes over car gate?

Nebraska City, NE

#10 Feb 8, 2013
What is our ROI on the $500,000.00 spent on the retrofit? Answer: Absolutely nothing, nada, zilch, zero. We spent $500,000.00 for retrofit and get absolutely nothing in return, and our ACTING City Administrator sat there and said nothing, that's right - said nothing. We're really getting our money's worth from her also. This sucks.

Hickman, NE

#11 Feb 16, 2013
If we were going to pay someone that much to run for one hour / month, we should have kept Bob... He would have been cheaper.

Big Rapids, MI

#12 Feb 16, 2013
Trouble with Bob is that after many years of working there and holding the title of Operator, Betzen never taught Bob how to start the engines. Job security, I think some call it.
hem roid itch

York, NE

#13 Feb 28, 2013
the swelling today is making the itch unbearable

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