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Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' the first time to school levies

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Waste Watchers

Springfield, OH

#30361 Feb 7, 2014
To pass a tax hike, local governments just need 50% of the voters to agree plus one more voter. Though we don't know what the percentage is, our Springboro community has for sure a large percentage of pro-levy do-gooders who vote in support of higher taxes.(uh, excuse me, I meant to say "those who just trust the educators/firefighters/police officers and vote yes to support our local governments of forced unionism). Help Us Help You is their status quo mantra of taking care of government business, while falsely indoctrinating Citizens that they should "Feel Good" about their Government "Doing Good."

No matter what the issue is, these pro levy lovers are always for a new levy on the ballot, even though it is proven that local government is sustainable, with a lower tax burden, having enough revenue already being generated by Taxpayers with No New Taxes.

Did you know that our Springboro citizens for responsible spending proved last May 2013 that more money was not needed by our CCFD,(and with few resources of money and people power; AND lots of help from Conservative elected officials who believe in budget transparency and who believe in providing honest answers to taxpayers questions) went about spreading the great news that New money was not needed; and did you know the un-necessary 93% fire levy Tax Increase on every Family Home in Springboro was defeated at the polls?
Please note that Ron Malone who was high school principal in May 2013 endorsed this un-necessary 93% fire levy Tax Increases on every Family Home in Springboro, even though it was learned in public meeting that Our High School Parents could not even afford to pay activities fees for their own high school students; and it was reported to the public that parents were hundreds of thousands of dollars delinquent in paying fees for their own students.) That was back then in 2013.

Now, in 2014, our former SHS principal Ron Malone, is elected to the Board of Education, as retired educator, who disagrees with the direction of putting children's needs of safety first (physical aspects of education including quality Teachers in every classroom) stating that re-emphasis should be put on the "VALUE" (more money) on the educator. Mr. Malone "feels" that 30 high school students in a class room is unacceptable. But why is that if our SHS goal is to prepare our students for future success in the real world of higher education? Could it be that smaller classes, as few as 17 students, in addition to increasing course requirements for high school graduation is simply
Mr. Malone's Creation of Bigger School Government and Greater employment security for the Springboro Education Association, even
if it means "over-taxing" Springboro families.

Keep in mind that NFSS Levy Committee, Mr. Petrey, our retired educators/board members Ron Malone and David Stuckey, along with Community business man Charles Anderson, were all aligned moving forward together AGAINST giving something back in reduced taxes to Springboro Families, BEFORE they were FOR the November 2013 Reduced Renewal for Springboro Schools.

Stay Alert Voters! Could it be that Mr. Petrey is now trying to by-pass the leadership of our Conservative School Board Members on the Budget/Finance Committee, by setting up all these Community focus groups, so that he has control over recommendations that he brings to all five board members for approval (which of course his recommendations to the board will be the "level of service the people want and how much collective NEW MONEY it will cost each individual Homeowner in increased school taxes)?

People in this community should send a message to Board President Charles Anderson at the the next School board meeting to Just Say No to Mr. Petrey, who wants to charge Community Members $400 to meet with an outside hired Facilitator.... Every community member/taxpayer
already has that opportunity to freely "speak our minds to our School Staff/Board Representatives."
Waste Watchers

Springfield, OH

#30362 Feb 7, 2014
To pass a tax hike, local governments just need 50% of the voters to agree plus one more voter. Though we don't know what the percentage is, our Springboro community has for sure a large percentage of pro-levy do-gooders who vote in support of higher taxes.(uh, excuse me, I meant to say "those who just trust the educators and vote yes to support our local government of forced unionism).

No matter what the issue is, these pro levy lovers are always for a new levy on the ballot, even though it is proven that local government is sustainable, with a lower tax burden, having enough revenue already being generated by Taxpayers with No New Taxes.

Did you know that our Springboro citizens for responsible spending proved last May 2013 that more money was not needed by our CCFD,(and with few resources of money and people power; AND lots of help from Conservative elected officials who believe in budget transparency and who believe in providing honest answers to taxpayers questions) went about spreading the great news that New money was not needed; and did you know the un-necessary 93% fire levy Tax Increase on every Family Home in Springboro was defeated at the polls?
Please note that Ron Malone who was high school principal in May 2013 endorsed this un-necessary 93% fire levy Tax Increases on every Family Home in Springboro, even though it was learned in public meeting that Our High School Parents could not even afford to pay activities fees for their own high school students; and it was reported to the public that parents were hundreds of thousands of dollars delinquent in paying fees for their own students.) That was back then in 2013.

Now, in 2014, our former SHS principal Ron Malone, is elected to the Board of Education, as retired educator, who disagrees with the direction of putting children's needs of safety first (physical aspects of education including quality Teachers in every classroom) stating that re-emphasis should be put on the "VALUE" (more money) on the educator. Mr. Malone "feels" that 30 high school students in a class room is unacceptable. But why is that if our SHS goal is to prepare our students for future success in the real world of higher education? Could it be that smaller classes, as few as 17 students, in addition to increasing course requirements for high school graduation is simply
Mr. Malone's Creation of Bigger School Government and Greater employment security for the Springboro Education Association, even
if it means "over-taxing" Springboro families.

Keep in mind that NFSS Levy Committee, Mr. Petrey, our retired educators/board members Ron Malone and David Stuckey, along with Community business man Charles Anderson, were all aligned moving forward together AGAINST giving something back in reduced taxes to Springboro Families, BEFORE they were FOR the November 2013 Reduced Renewal for Springboro Schools.

Stay Alert Voters! Could it be that Mr. Petrey is now trying to by-pass the leadership of our Conservative School Board Members on the Budget/Finance Committee, by setting up all these Community focus groups, so that he has control over recommendations that he brings to all five board members for approval (which of course his recommendations to the board will be the "level of service the people want and how much collective NEW MONEY it will cost each individual Homeowner in increased school taxes)?

People in this community should sent a message to Board President Charles Anderson at the the next School board meeting to Just Say No to Mr. Petrey, who wants to charge Community Members $400 to meet with an outside hired Facilitator.... Every community member/taxpayer
already has that opportunity to freely "speak our minds to our School Staff/Board Representatives."
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#30364 Feb 7, 2014
Yes wrote:
<quoted text>A place you are familiar with
Come again and this time please explain to the crowd at large what you are babbling bout this time?

You never fail to make my case, for that I am most humbly grateful.
The More You Know

Springfield, OH

#30365 Feb 8, 2014
MSAs SEA indoctrination wrote:
Q) What's the motive behind this new board majority Malone Stuckey and Anderson leveraging Todd Petrey to hire an expensive outside facilitator to conduct about 30 face-to-face meetings per year between district staff and the community?
A) Malone Stuckey and Anderson are for conducting 30 very carefully crafted brainwashing sessions so that they can attempt to suck the heart of this community away from four years of Children First. The purpose of this facilitator is to lead citizens of this district blindly toward MSA's prime directive. That prime directive is creating more less-than useful district jobs so that the SEA will become stronger, as well as doing everything necessary, including encouaging unneccessary levies, in order to fill SEA Members Back Pockets First.
It appears that our school superintendent (who is pampered by the highest ever salary at a cost of $130,000 to Springboro families) has lost no time going back to his roots, deeply embedded in the OSBA indoctrination that the School Superintendent TELLS the BOE elected officials the "Staff's Recommendation" and then expects the BOE to rubber stamp his recommendations; and then tell the Taxpayers to just shut up, Vote Yes For Increased Taxes, and leave our education business to the experts (including our retired educators Ron Malone and David Stuckey). If this status quo mantra sounds familiar... it is what it is.....
a return of the bad old days of the good old Baker boys' rule! It appears that in the board room everything old is new again.... Putting the Re-Emphasis on the Value of the Educator's best financial interest, even to the detriment of our students first physical aspects of education (including safe transportation to school, properly maintained school buildings and properties and new curriculum).
The More You Know

Springfield, OH

#30366 Feb 8, 2014
The more you know about the Agenda of the Springboro Board of Education Special Worship Meeting which was held on February 1, 2014, the more it will show that our Five BOE elected officials need to Say NO to Mr. Petrey's plan to move ahead with his focus group committees (at a cost of $12,000 plus to hire an outside facilitator)
that will Develop a District Public Relations & Communication Team (PRCT ). You can go to the school website and find on the Board of Education heading the February 1 agenda. Inform yourself of the full Nine Pages of Mr. Petrey's District Annual Focus.

It is under the Heading of "Develop a District Public Relations and Communication Team" (PRCT) that Mr. Petrey lists All the New Sub Committees he plans to fully implement to align with PRCT, including:

Community Impact Team -- which is the same proposal that Mr. Petrey brought to work session last year (2013) but that he did not bring to the school board business meeting in a formal proposal asking the board for Approval. The Community Impact Team was explained by Mr. Petrey in last year work session, as his hand picked Team, including the SEA President, Elected Officials from the Township/City Firefighters/Union and Police Officers Union. Mr. Petrey had explained that Private Citizens who had interest in the Community Impact Team could "apply" and that he would choose from among those interested private citizens, Lottery Style, to determine which ones of us private citizens were "Lucky" enough to be seated on Petrey's Community Impact Team.

This Community Impact Team is just One of TEN sub-committees that Mr. Petrey has proposed that his Renewed Vision for our school children and community needs, at the high cost of $12,000 Plus, as an outside Facilitator is hired to come into our local schools and develop a
District Public Relations & Communication Team. It does appear that Mr. Petrey is forming these Focus Groups that will meet regularly with this highly paid Facilitator to Move Ahead Together determining "Where are the Values of the Springboro beliefs of community taxpayers?" It is understood that these committees will make NO recommendations; but that the Superintendent will then
"Interpret" the values of the Springboro beliefs of community taxpayers, and then bring the Superintendent's STAFF Recommendations directly to the Five Board Members in public meeting, asking for rubber stamp approval.... just like in the old Baker/Dettwiller days.

Mr. Petrey should bring more on this to the public board meeting on February 27th; till then, community members can contact your board members, asking questions/requesting more information as to why
Taxpayers Money and our highly paid school superintendent's Time is being wasted on these focus groups?
Just a Thought

Springfield, OH

#30367 Feb 9, 2014
a must see wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a flagrant violation of long established rules of scientific method to make assumptions that "God created evolution" on planet Earth, or for that matter, anywhere else in the universe. I believe Nye might say you're conveniently injecting "God" as a lazy man's means to answering the eons-old question about the origin of life and the universe.
My thoughts..... If science was to someday unravel the semysteries...what then? Will we have no choice but to worship science?
debatelive.org
.... In the beginning God gave his creation of man and woman a free choice to obey the laws of God, and instructions to obey man-made laws unless they contradicted the Laws of God.

In our public schools, Today, our Students have no choice but to Worship Science, in obedience to our man-made laws.

Is it true that today's curriculum in our public schools is Non-Gender, meaning that all
the pronouns of He and She are substituted with the word Friend?

Is it true that the one-size fits all Common Core standards set standards for the collective good of reaching the highest standard of Wages and Benefits for the Professional Educators in our Public Schools; instead of raising the bar reaching for the highest academic achievement potential for the Individual Precious Boy or Girl, whose future potentials are Gifts from our Creator, Our Heavenly Father?
Curious

Cleveland, OH

#30368 Feb 9, 2014
Just a Thought wrote:
<quoted text>
.... In the beginning God gave his creation of man and woman a free choice to obey the laws of God, and instructions to obey man-made laws unless they contradicted the Laws of God.
In our public schools, Today, our Students have no choice but to Worship Science, in obedience to our man-made laws.
Is it true that today's curriculum in our public schools is Non-Gender, meaning that all
the pronouns of He and She are substituted with the word Friend?
Is it true that the one-size fits all Common Core standards set standards for the collective good of reaching the highest standard of Wages and Benefits for the Professional Educators in our Public Schools; instead of raising the bar reaching for the highest academic achievement potential for the Individual Precious Boy or Girl, whose future potentials are Gifts from our Creator, Our Heavenly Father?
I have oft wondered why God had to be any particular sex at all?

And what would God think about the under education of our children?

When after 8 years of education within our system, 8 out of 10 children fail to master a basic Ohio Achievement Assessment test in math, what does that say about our efforts?

Our we doing as well as we can in this arena?

Why no mention of the education our children are receiving, does everyone in education truly believe that 32% on a basic assessment test is PROFICIENT?

Perhaps we should first educate Mr. Malone in regards to what constitutes PROFICIENT, he seemed to not understand last year when he was a high school principal.
Look at History

Springfield, OH

#30369 Feb 10, 2014
@Curious.....
Perhaps we should first educate Mr. Malone in regards to what constitutes PROFICIENT, he seemed to not understand last year when he was a high school principal.

Isn't it too late to remorse on what should have been done first last year when he was a high school principal?

Now that our insanely popular with the community, Mr. Malone, is elected Vice President of the Board of Education, it is not too late for his fellow board members to ask Mr. Malone for his resignation from the Board of Education, based on his True History of past failed practices of under-educating our children and his proven wasteful misallocation of school district funds and resources, when he was a high school principal.(For example, Mr. Malone ignored implementing HSTW practices even though our district received the money).

If our board of education members refuse to hold their own fellow
board member, Mr. Malone, accountable for his past leadership failures by asking Mr.Malone to please resign from the board; then how can we trust the judgement of our elected officials to hold accountable our School Staff so that Mr. Malone's failed practices of under educating our children never go unnoticed again?
2nd time around

Springfield, OH

#30370 Feb 10, 2014
The More You Know wrote:
<quoted text>
It appears that our school superintendent (who is pampered by the highest ever salary at a cost of $130,000 to Springboro families) has lost no time going back to his roots, deeply embedded in the OSBA indoctrination that the School Superintendent TELLS the BOE elected officials the "Staff's Recommendation" and then expects the BOE to rubber stamp his recommendations; and then tell the Taxpayers to just shut up, Vote Yes For Increased Taxes, and leave our education business to the experts (including our retired educators Ron Malone and David Stuckey). If this status quo mantra sounds familiar... it is what it is.....
a return of the bad old days of the good old Baker boys' rule! It appears that in the board room everything old is new again.... Putting the Re-Emphasis on the Value of the Educator's best financial interest, even to the detriment of our students first physical aspects of education (including safe transportation to school, properly maintained school buildings and properties and new curriculum).
Tomorrow is February 11, 2014. This date marks the 6th anniversary of this thread "Our recommendation..." Take a moment or two and click back to the very beginning. Read through the posts on the first few pages. What was going on in this community in February 2008? We had a school board full of union-bullies who USED the district superintendent's naturally spiteful demeanor to help sell the "need" for FIVE school levies, all of which were later found to be unnecessary plus a flagrant waste of local citizens' time and energy.

What was the very reason for this thread to begin with? It was to uproot and then discard the 2008 union-bullies and their overpaid puppets. We've now gone full cycle. In 2009 and again in 2011 we as a community made steps to embrace education the way it was meant to be by truly putting Students First. However, last fall, we as a community invited GREED back to dominate our board room. Again, tommorow marks the 6th anniversary of this thread. But no, we're not going to wait for tomorrow. TODAY marks the beginning of the end of the Malone-Stuckey-Anderson-Petrey SEA-inspired dog-and-pony show of greed.
First Things First

Springfield, OH

#30371 Feb 10, 2014
@2nd time around..
and all the people said Amen!

First, Let Us Pray that Ron Malone will feel conviction in his heart of his wrong doing against his neighbors the First Time around in March 2012 when he ran to his church building asking for prayer "during his difficult times of suffering."

Mr. Malone was no Victim of the three board members that he spread lies throughout our community about, saying they were trying to push him out of a job. But, that was Mr. Malone's mantra of FEAR (false evidence appearing real) that he used to lead this community of trusting families, including even his own SHS students, into a protest against his professional superiors judgment, including his good friend and boss Gene Lolli, and against Board authority to implement state mandates to our school district to prepare ourselves for the changes in student grading and school district rating system.

Mr. Malone's disrespectful behavior and rude arrogance was
protected in March 2012, during his public hissy fit to have it malone's way, by the Public Schools Employment Protection Plan by allowing him to continue his last year of contract as SHS principal. Mr. Scott Anderson who was 2012 BOE president pounded the gavel in the board room and declared our district was back to Malone's status quo "business as usual."

The Professional Educators cheered with crowd pleasing applause, vowing that the Three Board Members that Mr. Malone was demonizing with his mantra of FEAR should just get out of the way and let the Educators take back their board. Now, Mr. Malone has made good on his two year campaign vote for revenge against these board members whose legal authority Mr. Malone protested against in March 2012; and true to Mr. Malone's high school students prediction, Ron Malone won school board election based on name recognition only and being insanely popular.

However, in February 2014, there is no protection of employment contract in place for Mr. Malone. There is only his personal responsibility to all citizens in Springboro for Mr. Malone to do the right thing, if he truly does care about the future of our school children and community, and just step down from the BOE bully pulpit.
The Time Has Now Come

Springfield, OH

#30372 Feb 10, 2014
The Time Has Now Come for Mr. Malone to go.....

we now have public records proof of his past failed practices as SHS principal,
with two separate audits of academic success showing significant weakness; and public records now proving that Mr. Malone was never held accountable to affect needed changes to improve in these weaknesses:(1) Warren County ESC (2) 2010 High School TAV report.

Mr. Malone is no longer SHS principal; but now that he is an elected board representative, Mr. Malone can no longer hide from his record of poor work performances, behind the MSA threesome team label. Mr. Malone appears to think that he is three voices in one, using Mr. Anderson and Mr. Stuckey as his puppets, pulling them to push with him back to Malone's March 2012 "business as usual."

Only board member Ron Malone is responsible for past failures as a professional educator, and only Ron Malone must be held accountable by his peers in the board room. Ron Malone was given a free pass in the high school and that was not right; Ron Malone cannot be given a free pass in the board room; it is not right that two wrongs be overlooked, just because Ron Malone has had 41 years of past educational experience. It really is time for Mr. Malone to go.......
REALLY

Lebanon, OH

#30373 Feb 10, 2014
The Time Has Now Come wrote:
Mr. Malone appears to think that he is three voices in one, using Mr. Anderson and Mr. Stuckey as his puppets, pulling them to push with him back to Malone's March 2012 "business as usual."
You think a man as accomplished as Charlie Anderson is just going to benignly nod his head just because Ronnie speaks? You are a fool.
fact of the matter

Springfield, OH

#30374 Feb 10, 2014
REALLY wrote:
<quoted text>
You think a man as accomplished as Charlie Anderson is just going to benignly nod his head just because Ronnie speaks? You are a fool.
You're absolutely correct. Anderson isn't going to bend just because of Malone's opinions. So what's going to affect Charles Anderson's decision-making the most? Pressure on Anderson is going to come from all angles. The primary pressure is going to come from the SEA, which by far, represents Anderson's largest constituency of voters. Rather than bowing to Malone, Anderson is much more apt to bend to Maney's agenda. Or, to put it another way, all three newcomers MS and A are likely to have red Batphone hotlines into the SEA's office because it was the union's overall agenda of greed which supplied the resources for the MSA black sign campaign of lies, twists and misconceptions.
For Sure

Springfield, OH

#30375 Feb 10, 2014
REALLY wrote:
<quoted text>
You think a man as accomplished as Charlie Anderson is just going to benignly nod his head just because Ronnie speaks? You are a fool.
There is no foolishness in the truth about good old bobble head Charlie boy nodding in approval just because old man Ronnie Malone speaks (or is that just lazily mumbling).
No fool about it; Truth is Truth.

That's what MSA supporters for S-U-R-E have been posting as proof on this topix about community business man good old Charlie boy.... that he is WITH Malone and Stuckey and AGAINST the other two elected officials.(Don't bother demanding proof for sure! Do your own research and dig into the past on this blog; if You want to waste your time trying to prove others "are a fool" for seeing the truth. It just can't be done, REALLY).
whopper

Dayton, OH

#30376 Feb 11, 2014
fact of the matter wrote:
<quoted text>
You're absolutely correct. Anderson isn't going to bend just because of Malone's opinions. So what's going to affect Charles Anderson's decision-making the most? Pressure on Anderson is going to come from all angles. The primary pressure is going to come from the SEA, which by far, represents Anderson's largest constituency of voters. Rather than bowing to Malone, Anderson is much more apt to bend to Maney's agenda. Or, to put it another way, all three newcomers MS and A are likely to have red Batphone hotlines into the SEA's office because it was the union's overall agenda of greed which supplied the resources for the MSA black sign campaign of lies, twists and misconceptions.
history has shown Anderson can't handle pressure. he was on the school board once before and said he couldn't handle being with a group of people that were divided.
liberal hypocrites

Springfield, OH

#30377 Feb 11, 2014
Isn't it interesting how Springboro schools contradicts itself? This winter we've had numerous nights where Springboro has called two hour delays just because the nightime temperature had dropped to zero to -5F. This morning the temperature plummeted to -8 F and the students went school the normal time. OK. Lets do the math. How many teaching hours have been wasted?

Perhaps the Boro administrators have finally stopped lending an undue amount of ear to liberal-type helicopter parents who have little else to do with their lives but to sit in their cars each and every day to wait for the school bus until they're miserable and smothered children finally reach driving age. Then at that point, because they've been smothered for 16-18 years, their children have little clue as to how to deal with life on life's own terms.

Perhaps the Boro administrators have sent a strong message to these liberal-type helicoper parents that it's time they begin to cut their umbilical cords by purchasing sensible warm winter clothing, warm gloves, real winter shoes, and scarves to wear over their mouths and noses so that their precious children' won't catch pneumonia.

What's the difference between today and yesterday? A concept such as properly dressing your children for the weather was pure and simple common sense to our not-so helicopter-parent grandparents and great-grandparents, regardless of whether they were liberals or conservatives.
Liberals parents of today believe they should worship the ground their children walk on. No mental harm must ever come to a child of a 21st century American liberal parent. Smother them with lots of less-than par homeschooling, smores, and sleepovers until they're absolutely blue in the face, then set them free so that society will teach them things that their myopic, liberal parents were much too cowardly or afraid to ever show them.
theWOWfactor

Cleveland, OH

#30378 Feb 11, 2014
A Warren County judge on Friday lambasted Clearcreek Township officials for holding what could be viewed as illegal secret meetings.

“Frankly, I’m going to warn you right now: Don’t operate this way any longer,” Common Pleas Court Judge James Flannery told township officials.“You brought on a litigation that was totally unnecessary.”

Testimony wrapped up Friday in the two-day trial in which township officials are accused of violating the Ohio Open Meetings Act by holding prearranged, informal meetings in Administrator Dennis Pickett’s office a half-hour before the public session to discuss agenda items and other matters.

The law requires that public officials take official action and conduct all “deliberations upon official business” only in open meetings unless the subject matter is specifically exempt by law. It defines meetings as any prearranged discussion of public business that includes a quorum of the public body.

At issue in this case is whether discussions held between a majority of the three-member board during the gatherings qualify as deliberations.

“The issue is, did they do it? And it sounds like they did it. Now I need to know, what are they doing behind closed doors?” Flannery said.

dung heap wrote:

I had heard that Wade had the opportunity to eat crow and pay the 35k fine, originally. His arrogance in fighting this will possibility cost the taxpayers of Clearcreek Township over 200k in fines....way to go Wade ! Thanks for wasting more of our tax dollars ! Why is this clown still in office ?

Just One Reason WHY Ed Wade is still in office and that is Just Because only 490 Springboro Voters agreed to continue their enslavement to Ed Wade's corruption and waste of our hard earned tax dollars. Only 490 votes separated the election results between Ed Wade's corruption and Cathy Anspach's good public service to the people over these past four years.

Good old boy Bad politicians like Township Trustee Ed Wade get elected into office because only 490 plus One good people in the community did not choose to Vote him out.

Could it be that these good people cannot Read the Bad news about Ed Wade's True History?

WLWT News 5 7/15/2013
Alleged Sunshine Violations
Longtime trustees Ed Wade and Dale Lamb are headed back to court accused of violating Ohio's Open Meetings Act (Sunshine Laws)

Dayton Daily News 7/3/2012
Unnecessary Spending
Township Leadership CREATED 13 PERMANENT firefighter poistions with TEMPORARY
federal funds. Now taxpayers will to foot the bill.

Dayton Daily News 12/22/2009
Ethics Investigations
Ed Wade was the subject of an Ohio Ethics Commission investigation regarding $1.2 million in health insurance administered to the township by his own company.

Clearcreek Township Fund Status Report 12/31/2012
Unnecessary Levies & Taxes
Trustees Wade & Gabbard asked for an unnecessary levy in May when they had a $13.9 million surplus.

When you look at the accumulated events WADE, PICKETT, LAMB, WILHELM, and others are in, then you begin to get a clear picture on how CURRUPT the Clearcreek Township Government really is.

This is SAD
reality

Springfield, OH

#30379 Feb 11, 2014
theWOWfactor wrote:
A Warren County judge on Friday lambasted Clearcreek Township officials for holding what could be viewed as illegal secret meetings.
“Frankly, I’m going to warn you right now: Don’t operate this way any longer,” Common Pleas Court Judge James Flannery told township officials.“You brought on a litigation that was totally unnecessary.”
Testimony wrapped up Friday in the two-day trial in which township officials are accused of violating the Ohio Open Meetings Act by holding prearranged, informal meetings in Administrator Dennis Pickett’s office a half-hour before the public session to discuss agenda items and other matters.
The law requires that public officials take official action and conduct all “deliberations upon official business” only in open meetings unless the subject matter is specifically exempt by law. It defines meetings as any prearranged discussion of public business that includes a quorum of the public body.
At issue in this case is whether discussions held between a majority of the three-member board during the gatherings qualify as deliberations.
“The issue is, did they do it? And it sounds like they did it. Now I need to know, what are they doing behind closed doors?” Flannery said.
dung heap wrote:
I had heard that Wade had the opportunity to eat crow and pay the 35k fine, originally. His arrogance in fighting this will possibility cost the taxpayers of Clearcreek Township over 200k in fines....way to go Wade ! Thanks for wasting more of our tax dollars ! Why is this clown still in office ?
Just One Reason WHY Ed Wade is still in office and that is Just Because only 490 Springboro Voters agreed to continue their enslavement to Ed Wade's corruption and waste of our hard earned tax dollars. Only 490 votes separated the election results between Ed Wade's corruption and Cathy Anspach's good public service to the people over these past four years.
Good old boy Bad politicians like Township Trustee Ed Wade get elected into office because only 490 plus One good people in the community did not choose to Vote him out.
Could it be that these good people cannot Read the Bad news about Ed Wade's True History?
WLWT News 5 7/15/2013
Alleged Sunshine Violations
Longtime trustees Ed Wade and Dale Lamb are headed back to court accused of violating Ohio's Open Meetings Act (Sunshine Laws)
Dayton Daily News 7/3/2012
Unnecessary Spending
Township Leadership CREATED 13 PERMANENT firefighter poistions with TEMPORARY
federal funds. Now taxpayers will to foot the bill.
Dayton Daily News 12/22/2009
Ethics Investigations
Ed Wade was the subject of an Ohio Ethics Commission investigation regarding $1.2 million in health insurance administered to the township by his own company.
Clearcreek Township Fund Status Report 12/31/2012
Unnecessary Levies & Taxes
Trustees Wade & Gabbard asked for an unnecessary levy in May when they had a $13.9 million surplus.
When you look at the accumulated events WADE, PICKETT, LAMB, WILHELM, and others are in, then you begin to get a clear picture on how CURRUPT the Clearcreek Township Government really is.
This is SAD
Last fall's re-election of Wade and Ron Malone's victory have a great deal in common with each other.
Both have proven over and over they can offer much to this community.
Both of their respective campaigns amounted to not a lot more than efforts to garner increased popularity.
Truth Hurts

Springfield, OH

#30380 Feb 11, 2014
@theWOWfactor....
When you look at the accumulated events WADE, PICKETT, LAMB, WILHELM, and others are in, then you begin to get a clear picture on how CURRUPT the Clearcreek Township Government really is.
This is SAD

..... And that's just criminal. Where is the outrage of good citizens in this community?

Is it possible that the majority of citizens in zip code 45066 really do have more "Dollars" to wastefully spend than they have common "Cents"....?

Is it possible that these wealthy affluent citizens are so greedy for more power and money that they really don't care about those who cannot afford to pay for the rising costs of government workers,who are in the government business to Serve the local, state and national public service unions including Teachers, Firefighters, and Police Officers?
Not Really

Springfield, OH

#30381 Feb 11, 2014
REALLY wrote:
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You think a man as accomplished as Charlie Anderson is just going to benignly nod his head just because Ronnie speaks? You are a fool.
.... aw, come on now, "you are a fool?" Not Really!

Of course, Charlie Anderson is just going to benignly nod his head just because Ronnie speaks (and Davey approves). Why else do you think that a man as accomplished as Charlie Anderson would state in the DDN that he was running with Ronnie and Davey because he would like to see the school board join the OSBA? Now what was it in this "accomplished" Charlie Anderson's routine business activity that suddenly made him "desire" seeing the school board join the OSBA? And whatever business advantage did joining the OSBA offer to the school district?

You'd think that a man as accomplished as Charlie Anderson could just think for himself as an elected official, doing what is in the best financial interest of our school children and community; but now we have proof that Charlie truly is the weakest link in the MSA chain of enslavement to the SEA president's agenda of "putting the re-emphasis on hiring more union classroom teachers so that more union dues will be collected.

Why else would Charlie Anderson put himself in the President's chair in the board room, other than to be supported by the liberal pro-levy retired-educators, with Ronnie Malone on Charlie's left; and Davey Stuckey on Charlie's right? Now Charlie Anderson doesn't have anything role in leadership other than to lead in the vote of the five board members to rubber stamp all of Todd Petrey's "recommendations from staff." And we all know that Means
Respect the Teachers, spelled M-O-N-E-Y.

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