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Urbana Resident

United States

#1 Feb 22, 2010
I was just wanting peoples opinions on Urbanas present Mayor, City Council, and all City employees including the Police Department. With the Election coming up I have heard alot of comments about City council and City employees most of which have not been good. I would like to know what the Citzen in Urbana want and if they would like to see the same one on council and the present employees.
Unknown

Buffalo, MO

#2 Mar 7, 2010
Yawn,
concerned

Sparta, MO

#3 Mar 28, 2010
I would strongly advise not electing Carol Walker unless you like dicatorship... They need a whole new council with the exception of Lancaster, Melvin Smith is a Carol yes man.. The police department is a Joke!!!
hamstrung

Kissee Mills, MO

#4 Apr 6, 2010
well the GOOD people of Urbana got what they wanted, the dictator and pupets are going to run the town now, You people should have weighed the alturnative. Having someone who spends money for her comforts in city hall, The so called grant writer, visionary who can't see out of his own glasses and God only knows what the other puppet is like (he attended only one meeting) real civic minded. lets see what kind of business sense these three have. YAHOO... watch out Urbana.
snafu

Mansfield, MO

#5 Apr 7, 2010
You voted for it now you'll have to live with it. I urge one and all to attend the council meetings and demand from the new mayor a copy of all of her monthly expenditures. As of now the present mayor has a $100.00 limit to use as she pleases without council's approval, let's see how long it takes before mayor Walker raises it to $1000.00 like it was before she quit. Oh didn't I tell you one of the reasons she quit before was that the council took away her $1000.00 allowance and reduced it to $100.00 because of her excessive spending.
Informed

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Apr 18, 2010
Concerned is not appraised of any facts based upon his or her uneducated opinion. The Urbana Police Department is not a joke and in fact is ran very efficent and all officers are Class A licensed peace officers. The police department has also solves several past crimes including my vehicle break in recently at our apartment complex. Concerned sounds like a trouble making idiot. I thought we only had one village idiot(Wilson) in our community!
concerned

United States

#7 May 4, 2010
Informed wrote:
Concerned is not appraised of any facts based upon his or her uneducated opinion. The Urbana Police Department is not a joke and in fact is ran very efficent and all officers are Class A licensed peace officers. The police department has also solves several past crimes including my vehicle break in recently at our apartment complex. Concerned sounds like a trouble making idiot. I thought we only had one village idiot(Wilson) in our community!
It was the Sheriff's Department that solved that not Mr. Been fired from how many places Blevins
master blaster

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jun 5, 2010
Acxtually it was the Urbana Police Chief that solved the break ins and the Mr. Ed's burglary. The suspects were interviewed by the Chief at the Urbana Police Department and during an interview at the home of one suspect by an Urbana police officer it was confessed by the suspect he broke into Mr. Eds. The evidence was found by the police chief after the deputy had already searched once.
As for Mr. Blevins past record. I know he was the Chief of Police in Niangua and had a letter of recommendation by that Mayor as well as alderman Tannyhill,Petty,Root and Vasher. He was well liked and still is by thae people of that community. I have talked with mayor Mepham about him as well. He was a damn good police chief.
As for the poster, If you want to see how many departments the Sheriff Department Detective was fired from get a note pad , its about 9.
As for our former Chief, he was an idiot who didnt know a tinkers damn about law and administration.
He needs to be delivering the mail again. As for the Sheriff he is an idiot as well and look at his department compared to Urbana. Look at his deputies and their appearance!. Are his cars junk? Are the deputies filthy and unshavedn half the time. Appearance is an indicator of professionalism.Hiring Kennal as a detective with no experience is just a testiment to Rackley's stupidity. I have talked to Mr. Blevins who fille me in on rackley's B.S., and anyone who would set another officer up and try to link him to a homicide to win an election is a complete screwball who will get his in the end. He wont be Sheriff another term. As for his Lt. He wants to be Sheriff too. Hell, he cant even work a five day week,
citizen

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Jun 5, 2010
All I know is I like the way the Urbana Police Department looks now. The uniforms are sharp and the officers are educated police officers, not a plumber,a welder, and a damn postman. The cities equipment seems to be maintained now as well .
I am proud of the board for turning this fiasco we had around.Half the time the old chief was down in Hickory County.
Deputy

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Jun 5, 2010
I worked with mark Blevins and he was a good officer who said what he thought. rackley cant stand that in anyone. Mark was a damn good police officer and he knows what he is doing. My personal opinion is Rackley hired Kennal because he will kiss his ass and he cant get a job anywhere else. I am not impressed with kennal at all and I have to work with the dumb ass. On one case he spent three days in Urbana(he goes there anytime he can) working on a civil matter that ended up just where the prosecutor said it would three days and alot of county paid time afterwards,no where! We laughed our asses off in the deputy room.Dont let anyone kid you. Blevins knows his stuff!
Three Kids

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Jun 5, 2010
It is common knowledge the Chief does not like the Sheriff and is not impressed with him at all. I heard the highway patrol had to call the Sheriff and tell him to quit screwing with the Chief on computer issues. A high ranking deputy in the office told me that rackley is so jealous of Blevins he barred him from the jail doors!Personnaly I have never heard the Chief say a bad word about the Sheriff or anyone else . As far as our police department it looks like its run pretty good now.
Looks Tell

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Jun 5, 2010
I like the new Urbana Police Department and the officers. I wish Howard would chill a little bit though. Jesse is very nice and so is the Chief. Appearance wise it looks totally revamped .Im glad they got rid of those generic patches when the new Chief took over. Blevins seems ten times more professional as well as possessing more knowlege on law matters.
Approachable

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Jun 5, 2010
My mother in law had a flat tire around memorial day and a citizen checked on her and had a business card with the Urbana Police Chiefs cell phone on it. Dorothy called the number and he drove up and changed her flat tire. We appreciated that.
No Way

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Jun 5, 2010
The city better never get rid of this police chief. I feel so comfortable knowing he is running the police department now.
The last meeting I went to he was telling the board about the grants the city had received. I like him. His department looks good and so do the officers.
hmmmm

United States

#15 Jun 6, 2010
master blaster wrote:
Acxtually it was the Urbana Police Chief that solved the break ins and the Mr. Ed's burglary. The suspects were interviewed by the Chief at the Urbana Police Department and during an interview at the home of one suspect by an Urbana police officer it was confessed by the suspect he broke into Mr. Eds. The evidence was found by the police chief after the deputy had already searched once.
As for Mr. Blevins past record. I know he was the Chief of Police in Niangua and had a letter of recommendation by that Mayor as well as alderman Tannyhill,Petty,Root and Vasher. He was well liked and still is by thae people of that community. I have talked with mayor Mepham about him as well. He was a damn good police chief.
As for the poster, If you want to see how many departments the Sheriff Department Detective was fired from get a note pad , its about 9.
As for our former Chief, he was an idiot who didnt know a tinkers damn about law and administration.
He needs to be delivering the mail again. As for the Sheriff he is an idiot as well and look at his department compared to Urbana. Look at his deputies and their appearance!. Are his cars junk? Are the deputies filthy and unshavedn half the time. Appearance is an indicator of professionalism.Hiring Kennal as a detective with no experience is just a testiment to Rackley's stupidity. I have talked to Mr. Blevins who fille me in on rackley's B.S., and anyone who would set another officer up and try to link him to a homicide to win an election is a complete screwball who will get his in the end. He wont be Sheriff another term. As for his Lt. He wants to be Sheriff too. Hell, he cant even work a five day week,
You can find said deputy(Rice) on casenet. He has recent charges against him in Polk County. Hmmm...wonder why?
No Way

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Jun 6, 2010
hmmmm wrote:
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You can find said deputy(Rice) on casenet. He has recent charges against him in Polk County. Hmmm...wonder why?
Well apparently it is true since you knew who the deputy was that Rackley set up. As for why? Because rackley wrote to the highway patrol and used his influence to get charges filed on Rice for running a VIN of a reserve deputies car that Rackley tried to get the County funds to pay for a repair job and he got caught. Rice ran the vin for a county commissioner who was investigating rackley. This same car , which is privately owned by Mike Hurney, also displays a county license plate which is a violation of State Law. As for Rice? He has not been convicted yet and wont be.
Make no mistake, Rackleys done after this term.That means his little whore deputy(kicked out of Polk Co for sleepign with every deputy in the place) and his kiss ass dumb ass Lt. are out of a job after this term. No one will hire those worthless ass kissers.
Car Hauler

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Jun 6, 2010
I know Blevins and he wouldnt approve of all the name calling and B.S. He just wants to do the best job he can for the Urbana people. Yes the Sheriff Department has problems and yes most of what is said above is true. I knoe that Blevins was quitting the Sheriff Department soon after he applied for Urbana. I also know he didnt get fired from his last job as Chief of Police in Niangua.
The board liked him. Blevins quit to work his horse trimming business more as clients like me were needing him . I like him and he has always been honest with us.
Lebanon Mailman

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Jun 6, 2010
Hurney and rackley are butt buddies. Rackley wants to remain tight with Hurney because he is afraid of loosing the election Dallas County next term and feels if he kisses Hurneys ass, Hurney will give him a job because the lebanon P.D. wants nothing to do with the idiot and are glad he is gone. We all think Hurney is a fag anyway.
Do you live here

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Jun 6, 2010
If you dont live in Urbana stay out of our business.I have never heard Chief Blevins say one bad word about Sheriff Rackley or Steve kennal.
I do know he works long hours for us citizens and the prosecutor's office likes him.I think he is a fine Chief and thats that.
Here we go again

Davis City, IA

#20 Jun 6, 2010
No Way wrote:
<quoted text>
Well apparently it is true since you knew who the deputy was that Rackley set up. As for why? Because rackley wrote to the highway patrol and used his influence to get charges filed on Rice for running a VIN of a reserve deputies car that Rackley tried to get the County funds to pay for a repair job and he got caught. Rice ran the vin for a county commissioner who was investigating rackley. This same car , which is privately owned by Mike Hurney, also displays a county license plate which is a violation of State Law. As for Rice? He has not been convicted yet and wont be.
Make no mistake, Rackleys done after this term.That means his little whore deputy(kicked out of Polk Co for sleepign with every deputy in the place) and his kiss ass dumb ass Lt. are out of a job after this term. No one will hire those worthless ass kissers.
Rackley set up Rice on a Homicide investigation? Rice didn't do anything but take good pictures at the crime scene. That was the reason family members contacted the Highway Patrol to investigate, or assist. Mr Rice didn't request their assistance. The other matter on case net, must be illegal for the county commisioners to do that. Perhaps if that is truly the case they should have gone to an impartial agency to investigate Mr Rackley or was this all done durring the election. It is strange this took place in Polk county. Missouri statue defines that crime as:

A person commits the crime of misuse of official information if he or she knowingly or recklessly obtains or discloses information from the Missouri uniform law enforcement system (MULES) or the National Crime Information Center System (NCIC), or any other criminal justice information sharing system that contains individually identifiable information for private or personal use, or for a purpose other than in connection with their official duties and performance of their job.

3. Misuse of official information is a class A misdemeanor.

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