Parks & Rec. -City Council- James Evans

Parks & Rec. -City Council- James Evans

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BEST THING

Hinesville, GA

#1 Mar 3, 2009
March 10 is coming up quick and Scotty Spence has asked the his Campaign to stay on the P&R committee go before the full council only one problem there is a member of the P&R that is also a city councilman. How many believes that James Evans needs to abstained from this vote since he is on both and has already showed his hand when he voted on the P&R.
noboddy

Bonne Terre, MO

#2 Mar 3, 2009
James Baker didn't abstain when he voted Jay Paul off the committee when Jay Paul was running against him. That's the way the council operates. Fairness goes out the window sometimes..........
BEST THING

Hinesville, GA

#3 Mar 3, 2009
noboddy wrote:
James Baker didn't abstain when he voted Jay Paul off the committee when Jay Paul was running against him. That's the way the council operates. Fairness goes out the window sometimes..........
I hope he votes and everybody will see that he don't care. Just because someone else did to his friend he can to, don't that make it right. But let's get even for our buddy. Mr Baker is not on the P&R committee he is on the sub-committee. LET'S GET RIGHT PEOPLE IT MATTERS WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE IT DON'T MATTER WHATS RIGHT AND WRONG IS THAT NOT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!
gator

Bonne Terre, MO

#4 Mar 3, 2009
Using that logic Don Cole should abstain also since he is the liason from the council to the P&R..........
BEST THING

Hinesville, GA

#5 Mar 3, 2009
gator wrote:
Using that logic Don Cole should abstain also since he is the liason from the council to the P&R..........
LET USE YOU LOGIC IT WAS BROGHT BEFORE THE SUB-COMMITTEE THEY VOTE TO STAY THE AS VOTED BT THE p&r COMMITTEE BUT MR. SPENCE WAS NOT HAPPY HE HAD BEEN VOTED DOWN TWICE NOW SO LET'S THAT IT TO THE FULL COUNCIL AND REALLY MAKE A A__ OF OURSELVES.

SO THEY DON'T VOTE THAT IS MR. EVENS,MR. COLE, MR. BAKE, MR. HARGROVE, MR, WILSON, MRS. OWENS.

THAT LEAVES ATKINS, MR. MOON,MRS. WINKLES, MR. HENDERSON. DOES HE STAY ON OR GO OFF
the truth

Houston, AR

#6 Mar 3, 2009
Mr. Evans is the only one who is on the Committee. He should abstain. You can't just say the others shouldn't vote simply because they have "contact" with that committee. That just seems like people are desperate.
just wondering

Lake City, AR

#7 Mar 3, 2009
what is it that james baker has done i would like the dirt
gator

Bonne Terre, MO

#8 Mar 3, 2009
BEST THING wrote:
<quoted text>
LET USE YOU LOGIC IT WAS BROGHT BEFORE THE SUB-COMMITTEE THEY VOTE TO STAY THE AS VOTED BT THE p&r COMMITTEE BUT MR. SPENCE WAS NOT HAPPY HE HAD BEEN VOTED DOWN TWICE NOW SO LET'S THAT IT TO THE FULL COUNCIL AND REALLY MAKE A A__ OF OURSELVES.
SO THEY DON'T VOTE THAT IS MR. EVENS,MR. COLE, MR. BAKE, MR. HARGROVE, MR, WILSON, MRS. OWENS.
THAT LEAVES ATKINS, MR. MOON,MRS. WINKLES, MR. HENDERSON. DOES HE STAY ON OR GO OFF
huh?.........
BEST THING

Hinesville, GA

#9 Mar 3, 2009
These people are desperate they want to keep a buddy on the committee that should have been taken off last year. I hope somebody on the committee wises up and they do backgrounds checks ramdomly through the season. You people seem to be putting all the BLAME on Mr. Baker for voting Mr. Wood off the committee when it took a Majority of the council. But I forgot Mr. Woods did nothing wrong did he.
BEST THING

Hinesville, GA

#10 Mar 3, 2009
gator wrote:
<quoted text>huh?.........

well I guess that was to fast for you, anybody that has anything to do with the P&R committee will have to abstain from voting that only leaves four people that can vote Atkins, Mr. Moon, Mrs. Winkles,Mr. Henderson if they tie that means the mayor will vote and she has already said in the paper she will back the P&R committee. is this your logic because if Mr. Cole don't vote the others should not either
gator

Bonne Terre, MO

#11 Mar 3, 2009
BEST THING wrote:
These people are desperate they want to keep a buddy on the committee that should have been taken off last year. I hope somebody on the committee wises up and they do backgrounds checks ramdomly through the season. You people seem to be putting all the BLAME on Mr. Baker for voting Mr. Wood off the committee when it took a Majority of the council. But I forgot Mr. Woods did nothing wrong did he.
The issue isn't whether or not Mr Baker or Mr woods did anything wrong. The issue is the consistency of the process. If everybody has to play by the rules then so be it. But the rules apply to "everybody" including Mr Baker and Mr Woods.The question about Mr Evans not voting because of his committee membership has brought these issues up.Anyone in contact with the committee probably has some preconceived notions and the question becomes can they vote fairly after hearing both sides. Or do they possibly already have their minds made up. Or, maybe we should chunk the whole bunch and start over. Besides Mr. Baker did have a hand in starting this downward spiral of the whole city sports program.
BEST THING

Hinesville, GA

#12 Mar 3, 2009
I see you point but the past is the past and we are in a new day. The P&R voted and set Guildlines and the guildlines affected one of it's on so now it is the buddy system it does not matter that there was a majority vote. And then the sub-committee voted and upheld the vote and people still cannot accept the outcome.

I started this just to see where it wood go I hope myselve that all the council votes on it and we see where our rep. stand. Will they back a stiff guildline for the people that will be overseeing our children. Make sure there are not drug convicted felons,no one that drinks too much,has no assaults, has had no crimes ever against a child. When I put my child in thier care I want to feel safe about doing so
Citizens for Truth

Melbourne, AR

#13 Mar 3, 2009
Point is that James Evans does get a vote in the P&R board. The other council members are appointed by the mayor to sit on the board and act as a liason to the council. James Evans is not part of the group appointed by the mayor.

I think the question is should James Evans be granted votes on the board and in the city council on matters that concern the P&R. So far it has been ok, but it could be looked at as a conflict of interest to have a council member sit on a board established by the city council. Personally, I would have resigned from the board just to keep down the appearance of a conflict.

As far as I know this has never happened before. It may be a good question for the city attorney. I know that James will always take an active part in the P&R and should be encouraged to do so. The question is is whether or not it is proper to serve on the board while he is on the council.
danny

Bonne Terre, MO

#14 Mar 3, 2009
I was the chairman of the Parks committee at one time. In fact I was one of the original members of the board when established during Jack Coggins mayorship. There was always supposed to be a council member on the Parks board. The city council ordinance that established the parks committee mandated that one of the voting committee members was to be a councilperson. At one time Rick Atkins was on this committee. So in my mind in order to change the board membership the ordinance needs to be changed.
BEST THING

Hinesville, GA

#15 Mar 3, 2009
danny wrote:
I was the chairman of the Parks committee at one time. In fact I was one of the original members of the board when established during Jack Coggins mayorship. There was always supposed to be a council member on the Parks board. The city council ordinance that established the parks committee mandated that one of the voting committee members was to be a councilperson. At one time Rick Atkins was on this committee. So in my mind in order to change the board membership the ordinance needs to be changed.
Danny I think you are right because it is to the point that the council person cannot be indiffernt anymore it has already been shown that he will vote along friends lines and not what is best for the people of Trumann, and the people of Trumann is the reason we have a P&R in the first place. WE HAVE A FIVE MEMBER SUB-COMMITTEE AND WE NO LONGER NEED A SITTING COUNCILMEMBER ON THE COMMITTEE
danny

Bonne Terre, MO

#16 Mar 3, 2009
Also, anyone who is a parks committee member is appointed by the mayor and approved by the city council. That is the only way to gain committee membership. That's the way the ordinance has it set up. Everyone currently on the committee was appointed in the same manner. Some were by different mayors but they all were appointed by a mayor. James Evans was appointed by Ronnie Harrison.
Citizens for Truth

Melbourne, AR

#17 Mar 3, 2009
With that many on the sub-committee, I am not even sure we need the P&R committee any longer. You would think these council members and the parks director could handle the programs and parks. Sounds like a lot of red tape and headaches to me.
BEST THING

Hinesville, GA

#18 Mar 3, 2009
Don't get me wrong I think James is a good man and does good work but friendship should be left at the door when the meeting starts
BEST THING

Hinesville, GA

#19 Mar 3, 2009
Citizens for Truth wrote:
With that many on the sub-committee, I am not even sure we need the P&R committee any longer. You would think these council members and the parks director could handle the programs and parks. Sounds like a lot of red tape and headaches to me.
There you go thats the answer I have been waiting for. Hire a full time director put them with the sub-committee and if there was a tie let the mayor vote
Citizens for Truth

Melbourne, AR

#20 Mar 3, 2009
Call the mayor and aldermen and suggest it. With everything that is going it could happen. The director could then solicit help from volunteers to make sure the programs work. The would just be there to help and not be responsible for decisions.

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