gomer-ez

Somerset, KY

#61 Jan 24, 2013
Where is progress in new buildings?
gonzo

London, KY

#62 Jan 24, 2013
Depends on which or whose definition of progress you like....
rationality

London, KY

#63 Jan 24, 2013
Old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>you made no points, merely assertions and actually I am disabled and had no trouble getting to the third floor to renew my license. As to your emergency situation, your argument was that such an occurrence was an impossibility.
No my argument had to do with water main breaks and terrorism was simply a side item that was illogical to ignore as a possibility.
Grow a brain. You have no logic to support your views, simply a desire for it to come to pass. You are obviously a contractor on the take
So YOU are suggesting I "grow a brain"? Really?
Well, I'll start by saying this...if you are going to the 3rd floor anywhere to have your driver license renewed, you're lost. Why? Because all drivers license renewals are done in the new Judicial Center. You walk thru the front doors, then pass thru the metal detector, make a left, then a right and walk down the hall to the Circuit Court Clerks office. You should visit it sometime...it's a nice NEW facility.
What does a visit to the courthouse have to do with a new City Hall anyway?

You're lying about what I said regarding emergency situations. I refuted your claim that a Timothy McVeigh-type attack is lurking in the future of a new City Hall. However, it is far more likely that Somerset will one day face a situation similiar to what West Liberty recently went thru...a devastating tornado hit.
Oh and by the way, the new building may be called the "Energy Center" or "Gas Hub" but, all of the city's gas won't be stored there. Didn't want you to freak out about that either.

Yeah, I am a well known "contractor on the take" and somehow you've seen right thru me. How fortunate we are to have a watchdog such as yourself to guard our best interests.(Sarcasm off)

You bet I have a desire for a new City Hall...because we need one! Heck! Lets not pave anymore streets, buy any new firetrucks or continue to train any new police officers either. That would be a waste of money! What we have is just fine!
You are a buffoon and obviously have some sort of axe to grind.
gomer-ez

Somerset, KY

#64 Jan 24, 2013
rationality wrote:
<quoted text>
So YOU are suggesting I "grow a brain"? Really?
Well, I'll start by saying this...if you are going to the 3rd floor anywhere to have your driver license renewed, you're lost. Why? Because all drivers license renewals are done in the new Judicial Center. You walk thru the front doors, then pass thru the metal detector, make a left, then a right and walk down the hall to the Circuit Court Clerks office. You should visit it sometime...it's a nice NEW facility.
What does a visit to the courthouse have to do with a new City Hall anyway?
You're lying about what I said regarding emergency situations. I refuted your claim that a Timothy McVeigh-type attack is lurking in the future of a new City Hall. However, it is far more likely that Somerset will one day face a situation similiar to what West Liberty recently went thru...a devastating tornado hit.
Oh and by the way, the new building may be called the "Energy Center" or "Gas Hub" but, all of the city's gas won't be stored there. Didn't want you to freak out about that either.
Yeah, I am a well known "contractor on the take" and somehow you've seen right thru me. How fortunate we are to have a watchdog such as yourself to guard our best interests.(Sarcasm off)
You bet I have a desire for a new City Hall...because we need one! Heck! Lets not pave anymore streets, buy any new firetrucks or continue to train any new police officers either. That would be a waste of money! What we have is just fine!
You are a buffoon and obviously have some sort of axe to grind.
You are comparing apples to oranges.We need police and fire protection.That has nothing to do with a pretty building.We have enough buildings to house all the office jockies.The workers are out working.A desk is a desk is a desk.
Old Timer

Beattyville, KY

#65 Jan 24, 2013
rationality wrote:
<quoted text>
So YOU are suggesting I "grow a brain"? Really?
Yes, because you don't actually use one
rationality wrote:
Well, I'll start by saying this...if you are going to the 3rd floor anywhere to have your driver license renewed, you're lost. Why? Because all drivers license renewals are done in the new Judicial Center. You walk thru the front doors, then pass thru the metal detector, make a left, then a right and walk down the hall to the Circuit Court Clerks office. You should visit it sometime...it's a nice NEW facility.
Thanks for the directions. It's my year to renew but haven't had trouble before.
rationality wrote:
What does a visit to the courthouse have to do with a new City Hall anyway?
seriously? Oh right...
rationality wrote:
You're lying about what I said regarding emergency situations.
no
rationality wrote:
I refuted your claim
no you didn't
rationality wrote:
that a Timothy McVeigh-type attack is lurking in the future of a new City Hall.
moving goal; posts and strawman
rationality wrote:
However, it is far more likely that Somerset will one day face a situation similiar to what West Liberty recently went thru...a devastating tornado hit.
or water main break...hello?
rationality wrote:
Oh and by the way, the new building may be called the "Energy Center" or "Gas Hub" but, all of the city's gas won't be stored there.
never said it would, duh!
rationality wrote:
Didn't want you to freak out about that either.
Yeah, I am a well known "contractor on the take" and somehow you've seen right thru me. How fortunate we are to have a watchdog such as yourself to guard our best interests.(Sarcasm off)
You bet I have a desire for a new City Hall...because we need one!
says you
rationality wrote:
Heck! Lets not pave anymore streets, buy any new firetrucks or continue to train any new police officers either. That would be a waste of money! What we have is just fine!
strawman, pathetically strawman
rationality wrote:
You are a buffoon and obviously have some sort of axe to grind.
you're a tard with a publically paid bill to grind
pulaski

Middlesboro, KY

#66 Jan 24, 2013
Learn to Read wrote:
<quoted text>
There's been lots on the web and in the local newspaper about this project and those who are truly interested have kept up with developments and understand what this means in terms of positive growth. The link I attached above is a good start and explains in very simple terms how this monitoring station will have a major impact on the interstate natural gas distribution network. As I said, it's evident that some of you don't have a clue what it will mean to the area and the state in terms of jobs and revenue.
Sure if you believe in bullsh??. He writes every article in the paper, i guarantee you, that the reporter that done this story didn't look up one thing on their own to see if this is actually something good, which its not, just a silly idea , thats going to cost us another 8.5 million of tax money, to go along with all the other millions that have been borrowed since he has been on office, i am guessing the city now owes about 70 million, as under previous mayor was about 6 million. If you see progress as borrowing money to pay for projects like a new city hall, you have no clue, build a city hall but a 8.5 million dollar one is too excessive for this small town.
Hmmm

United States

#67 Jan 24, 2013
Grady wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly and if things go the way they look to be heading, Somerset will double it's sales of natural gas in town with one new customer when East KY Power goes from coal to gas. I really don't think people understand how profitable Somerset's gas company is and will be if this happens.
And exactly where does it say that East KY Power is moving to natural gas? Or are we just assuming they are?
Watcher

Sheridan, AR

#68 Jan 25, 2013
100 million owed due to slick Eddie.
Grady

Somerset, KY

#69 Jan 25, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
And exactly where does it say that East KY Power is moving to natural gas? Or are we just assuming they are?
It was in a recent article in the paper....

"Recent discussions have been held with East Kentucky Power Cooperative, wholesale electric supplier to South Kentucky RECC and 15 other electric cooperatives in Kentucky, about switching Unit 1 at John Sherman Cooper Power Station at Burnside from coal to natural gas. Somerset would supply the natural gas to Unit 1 which would consume more than all of Somerset Gas Service’s current customers."

http://somerset-kentucky.com/local/x503817546...
pulaski

Middlesboro, KY

#70 Jan 25, 2013
Grady wrote:
<quoted text>
It was in a recent article in the paper....
"Recent discussions have been held with East Kentucky Power Cooperative, wholesale electric supplier to South Kentucky RECC and 15 other electric cooperatives in Kentucky, about switching Unit 1 at John Sherman Cooper Power Station at Burnside from coal to natural gas. Somerset would supply the natural gas to Unit 1 which would consume more than all of Somerset Gas Service’s current customers."
http://somerset-kentucky.com/local/x503817546...
Exactly DISCUSSIONS, not a done deal. He jumps before he thinks and gets the taxpayers on the hook cause he doesn't care about the future of this city, council doesn't either or they wouldn't grant him his every wish, no one has any guts on that council anymore, they have given up.
rationality

London, KY

#71 Jan 25, 2013
Old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, because you don't actually use one
<quoted text>Thanks for the directions. It's my year to renew but haven't had trouble before.
<quoted text>seriously? Oh right...
<quoted text>no
<quoted text>no you didn't
<quoted text>moving goal; posts and strawman
<quoted text>or water main break...hello?
<quoted text>never said it would, duh!
<quoted text>says you
<quoted text>strawman, pathetically strawman
<quoted text>you're a tard with a publically paid bill to grind
That was alot of work you did to say absolutely nothing. Then again, you haven't said anything intelligent in this thread. You're simply trying to create drama where none exists. You should take your concerns to the City Council. I'm sure they and everyone present would enjoy a good laugh at your expense.
I can promise you I won't and have never made the first dime off any City awarded contracts. The need for a modern City Hall that puts all city agencies under one roof has existed for more than a couple of decades. Everyone see's that. Well, almost everyone. There are a some like you, who live life with their heads firmly shoved up their own ass that have alittle more difficulty.
Rotarian

Somerset, KY

#72 Jan 25, 2013
pulaski wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly DISCUSSIONS, not a done deal. He jumps before he thinks and gets the taxpayers on the hook cause he doesn't care about the future of this city, council doesn't either or they wouldn't grant him his every wish, no one has any guts on that council anymore, they have given up.
From what I recall when the Mayor spoke at a Rotary meeting over a year ago the plans to pay for this building from the gas proceeds were already in the works. They had already found a way to pay for it and this coming up is a bonus...I could be wrong though.
gomer-ez

Mount Vernon, KY

#73 Jan 25, 2013
It is rally amazing,when someone has a different opinion,the name calling starts,they are retarded,they have their had up their ass,blah,blah,blah.
This is why I like topix,I get to see all of the bright people,and their works.Quiet,amusing.
When you people start agreeing with me,I think I will just shot myself.
charles0390

Somerset, KY

#74 Jan 25, 2013
Learn to Read wrote:
Get used to it folks, Somerset is trying to out grow it's one horse town status and all the kicking and screaming and nostalgic articles in the paper talking about the good old days isn't going to change that. Besides, if I am not mistaken, Somerset is one of the most financially "healthy" small cities in Kentucky with a negligible debt load. Unlike the county library, the city has the ability to easily repay the loan without raising taxes. Since this is a multi purpose facility (gas hub HQS and city government offices) it should deliver a lot of bang for the bucks. I say good on!
They may have the money to pay back loans but to hear them they don't.Their also taxing people living in the county for city things.
well

Bulan, KY

#75 Jan 25, 2013
charles0390 wrote:
<quoted text>They may have the money to pay back loans but to hear them they don't.Their also taxing people living in the county for city things.
well charles don't stop there, do tell?
Ridiculous

Somerset, KY

#76 Jan 25, 2013
charles0390 wrote:
<quoted text>They may have the money to pay back loans but to hear them they don't.Their also taxing people living in the county for city things.
This is by far one of the more ridiculous things on this thread. And it's "they're" not "their."
Taxpayers unite

Sheridan, AR

#77 Jan 26, 2013
Higher water and gas rates for county residents.
Manditory city business license if you travel in the city with your goods.

Eddie Girdler will have the state taking over city finances before it is all over.

Just like he did when he was deputy judge for the county in the 70s.
pulaski

Middlesboro, KY

#78 Jan 28, 2013
Rotarian wrote:
<quoted text>
From what I recall when the Mayor spoke at a Rotary meeting over a year ago the plans to pay for this building from the gas proceeds were already in the works. They had already found a way to pay for it and this coming up is a bonus...I could be wrong though.
What he says and what he does are two totally different things, remember hurricane katrina? Natural gas tripled and gas department lost 700,000 that year and thats only been 6 or 7 years ago, they are banking on making a ton of money on something that they have no control over and guess what happens then, when they can't pay back these millions of dollars owed, our taxes will go up and utilities, just wait and see, but Girdler will be out of office when this happens but him and these city councilman in office now will be to blame for it and we will be stuck with the bill, because they aren't smart enough or have no guts to stand up to him and say no. Really a 8.5 million dollar city hall? That is what it is, not a energy hub. People are so gullible now a days.
bobbi

Pineville, KY

#79 Jan 28, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
Has that job been bid out yet?
8.5 million dollars for a place that'll only be occupied 40 hours a week.
Craziness. Just like our big expensive library and square. I'm not against progress I'm just against wastefulness.
the difference is that it wont cost citizens a cent more on taxes. argue that.
bobbi

Pineville, KY

#80 Jan 28, 2013
charles0390 wrote:
<quoted text>They may have the money to pay back loans but to hear them they don't.Their also taxing people living in the county for city things.
really? show us the details of how that happened.

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