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Morrissey and Gant to push for major millage increase

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empty pockets

Dornsife, PA

#1 Feb 11, 2013
Overheard at City Hall: Mr. John "the ideator" Morrissey and Mr. Jim "the airport is a non-issue" Gant are positioned to lead the charge for a significant millage increase to pay down the $43,000,000 sewage bond debt. "There is no other workable solution".

We were all expecting it to happen some day. But prepare yourself for a big increase in your city Ad Valorem Tax.

This adverse economic impact to the family budget of all property owners of St. Marys will be a result of a totally overbuilt, unnecessary expenditure of our City Council.

The average household debt incurred because of the overbuilt sewage plant exceeds $5,500 per household NOT INCLUDING interest on debt.
EmPt2

Saint Marys, GA

#2 Feb 11, 2013
Those two voted to buy the Boathouse. Two really responsible chaps.
anon2

Woodbine, GA

#3 Feb 11, 2013
Hope ideator Morrisey runs for mayor so he will get his -ss beaten.
empty pockets

Dornsife, PA

#4 Feb 11, 2013
empty pockets wrote:
Overheard at City Hall: Mr. John "the ideator" Morrissey and Mr. Jim "the airport is a non-issue" Gant are positioned to lead the charge for a significant millage increase to pay down the $43,000,000 sewage bond debt. "There is no other workable solution".
We were all expecting it to happen some day. But prepare yourself for a big increase in your city Ad Valorem Tax.
This adverse economic impact to the family budget of all property owners of St. Marys will be a result of a totally overbuilt, unnecessary expenditure of our City Council.
The average household debt incurred because of the overbuilt sewage plant exceeds $5,500 per household NOT INCLUDING interest on debt.
I think the boat house was bought before Gant was on Council. If I'm not mistaken, he was the chairman of the Committee to explore what to do with it.

None-the-less, we have a $43,000,000 sewage treatment plant debt (plus interest) in addition to a $1,300,000 boathouse that Trader, Hase, Morrissey, Post, and Deloughy just had to buy.

Before you post it, yes I believe Councilor Howell was snookered into voting for the purchase. He was given the mushroom treatment until the last minute when the vote was taken. Councilor Bird was not present.
Master Plan

Kingsland, GA

#5 Feb 11, 2013
Hase and Trader were prime movers. They have been replaced by identical clones.
tapped out

Dornsife, PA

#6 Feb 12, 2013
I can't pay any more. Higher property taxes and a higher water bill will probably do me in.
Paul

Saint Marys, GA

#7 Feb 12, 2013
They all need to go. I will not vote for anyone who is currently on the board.
Not a Genius but

Kingsland, GA

#8 Feb 12, 2013
My "study" shows we have four choices that will generate the required revenue;

1, Mill rate increase
2, Water/sewer rate increase
3, Passing Splost 7 (unlikely)
4, The elimination of non-essential programs (library, aquatic park, etc... and consolidation of services (police, fire)

I could be wrong because my "study" was done for free. Maybe those big developments will start dropping out of the sky any day now.
Honest Abe

Kingsland, GA

#9 Feb 12, 2013
tapped out wrote:
I can't pay any more. Higher property taxes and a higher water bill will probably do me in.
What we got is government by the people for the people. Don't worry, Washington, Atlanta, Woodbine and St Marys' Council are looking out for your best interest. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH hahahahahahahah

We will hold an auction in front of city hall to fund our ideations. So come and buy a chance on the bridge we are selling.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH hahahahahahahahahah

“Post 6, 2017 thru 2020 ”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#11 Feb 12, 2013
empty pockets wrote:
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I think the boat house was bought before Gant was on Council. If I'm not mistaken, he was the chairman of the Committee to explore what to do with it.
None-the-less, we have a $43,000,000 sewage treatment plant debt (plus interest) in addition to a $1,300,000 boathouse that Trader, Hase, Morrissey, Post, and Deloughy just had to buy.
Before you post it, yes I believe Councilor Howell was snookered into voting for the purchase. He was given the mushroom treatment until the last minute when the vote was taken. Councilor Bird was not present.
Yeah, that was it. They broke poor 2 of 2's connection to the head CyBird. Resistance was futile.

“Post 6, 2017 thru 2020 ”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#12 Feb 12, 2013
Not a Genius but wrote:
My "study" shows we have four choices that will generate the required revenue;
1, Mill rate increase
2, Water/sewer rate increase
3, Passing Splost 7 (unlikely)
4, The elimination of non-essential programs (library, aquatic park, etc... and consolidation of services (police, fire)
I could be wrong because my "study" was done for free. Maybe those big developments will start dropping out of the sky any day now.
My guess is that the optimal chice would be some of each. Let me guess you oppose the passage of SPLOSTso that the other tre options will have to be applied more severely, right?

“It's comong.”

Since: Nov 12

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#13 Feb 12, 2013
empty pockets wrote:
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Before you post it, yes I believe Councilor Howell was snookered into voting for the purchase. He was given the mushroom treatment until the last minute when the vote was taken. Councilor Bird was not present.
I believe this to be true.
Not a Genius but

Kingsland, GA

#14 Feb 12, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
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My guess is that the optimal chice would be some of each. Let me guess you oppose the passage of SPLOSTso that the other tre options will have to be applied more severely, right?
I would support splost if every cent went into retiring the water/sewer debt at the earliest possible time.

All other expenditures should come from the general fund. Tell the people their mill rate is going up because of Orange Hall, Aquatic park, and the other handful of non-essential expenditures..

Politicians need to be held accountable. These are tough times.
Master Plan

Kingsland, GA

#15 Feb 12, 2013
Yes, you will pass splost 7. Yes, we will still spend millions on our favorite projects. Yes, in several years you will pass splost again because the water-sewer bond will not be paid off. Yes, this is the master plan that will go on for generations.
WTF

Saint Marys, GA

#16 Feb 12, 2013
ok I'm a real slow at this math stuff so correct me if I'm wrong.
SPLOST was voted in to inprove roads parks and a few other thing to keep tax rates down
the first few we they did ok on then they found out by moving money around it could be like their spending money on pet projects,I think? Then they said on splost7 was going to pay water bond off. this after 1 year Moreno told them they could.
Then they said they could not but knows it will not pass without it going to bond.So now they changed again and said 10 million will go to bond payoff.They have changed their directions so much they lost count of what it going to be used for.
here is a real simple way to get us out of this mess
1 sell aquatic center to a private company
2 sell gilman dockhouse.
3 cut public works by the 30% they hired hoping the sub-school was coming
4 get a new city attorney contract
5 city manager needs to do his job and we stop paying for studies the next study need to come straight out of cit manager's mayors and councils pocket.
Real truth

Saint Marys, GA

#17 Feb 12, 2013
The time has come for a split in Osprey Cove.
atavistic

Saint Marys, GA

#18 Feb 14, 2013
It is time to do cut backs just like the base is having to do. The Schools are operating on less days everyone is cutting back so should St. Marys. Cut by 20% it won't kill them and eveyone gets to work some.
Future Leader

Kingsland, GA

#19 Feb 14, 2013
atavistic wrote:
It is time to do cut backs just like the base is having to do. The Schools are operating on less days everyone is cutting back so should St. Marys. Cut by 20% it won't kill them and eveyone gets to work some.
School Administrators have to work everyday and their work is important to a childs education. Cutting back classroom time is OK. Fewer classroom hours should result in reduced teacher pay. But leave the school administrator pay alone so my Dad can pay for my educaton.
Future Leader

Dornsife, PA

#20 Feb 14, 2013
Future Leader wrote:
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School Administrators have to work everyday and their work is important to a childs education. Cutting back classroom time is OK. Fewer classroom hours should result in reduced teacher pay. But leave the school administrator pay alone so my Dad can pay for my educaton.
And he promised me a new Mustang convertible to drive around on campus.
Red Bluff

Woodbine, GA

#21 Feb 14, 2013
I agree that any body but Dumlordy. Some referr to him as a stupid bstarrd. I don't know about the bastard.

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