Don Edwards health may be in danger ?
Glades

United States

#81 Jul 12, 2012
Every county, including Knox, Anderson, Roane, Cumberland, etc. all provide funding to their Chambers of Commerce and much more than Morgan provides just some FYI
another citizen wrote:
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I really haven’t seen anything from the chamber that would warrant giving them $20,000, especially when the county is in the red. The only business I see Gigi promoting is Grey Gables. Personally I think some young, new blood is needed. Social outings isn’t helping our county. The chamber should be able to operate on their dues, but I’ve heard they’ve lost a lot of membership…maybe because they aren’t doing anything & maybe because the board is made up of the same people as always…the ones who have helped put our county in deep debt. Yes, she has worked with students some, but the chamber should be doing so much more. I have no faith in this group of people on the chamber…we need some intelligent people on the chamber.
What do you think

Oliver Springs, TN

#82 Jul 12, 2012
Do you recommend his son Zach or his daughter in law Carey?

I understand his son Darrell is running for Mayor of Sunbright
bill

Johnston, SC

#83 Jul 12, 2012
then stop hateing the folks that was making things happen and supporting a loser like don that is sending is down the drain as you say !
another citizen

Oakdale, TN

#84 Jul 12, 2012
bill wrote:
then stop hateing the folks that was making things happen and supporting a loser like don that is sending is down the drain as you say !
Bill, the prior exec, us who was taking us down the drain..the Schubert building for one
another citizen

Oakdale, TN

#85 Jul 12, 2012
Glades wrote:
Every county, including Knox, Anderson, Roane, Cumberland, etc. all provide funding to their Chambers of Commerce and much more than Morgan provides just some FYI
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Maybe they weren't 100,000 in the red & maybe their Chamber actually did something to help the county...besides socializing.
Clyde

Oakdale, TN

#86 Jul 13, 2012
another citizen wrote:
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Maybe they weren't 100,000 in the red & maybe their Chamber actually did something to help the county...besides socializing.
Its not what they do, Its because Don Edwards can't run it, or should i say Ruin it like he is the county.
another citizen

Oakdale, TN

#87 Jul 13, 2012
Clyde wrote:
<quoted text> Its not what they do, Its because Don Edwards can't run it, or should i say Ruin it like he is the county.
How can he ruin it when the commissioners have the final say on everything?
What do you think

Sevierville, TN

#88 Jul 13, 2012
I don't know why folks are so confused about the county executive's job. It is designed so as he has a board-the county commission-they were elected to set the policies-make the decisions as to what direction the county wants to take. His job and what he gets paid the big bucks for is to carry out their direction. It is that simple!!!!!! He don't want to do his job!!!!! In any other situation he would have been fired!!!!!

Government is set up so that no single person can make the decisions. This is what he want to do. Of course Don doesn't like government only the pay check he gets from it.

He needs to understand that he works for the commissioners.
another citizen

Wartburg, TN

#89 Jul 13, 2012
What do you think wrote:
I don't know why folks are so confused about the county executive's job. It is designed so as he has a board-the county commission-they were elected to set the policies-make the decisions as to what direction the county wants to take. His job and what he gets paid the big bucks for is to carry out their direction. It is that simple!!!!!! He don't want to do his job!!!!! In any other situation he would have been fired!!!!!
Government is set up so that no single person can make the decisions. This is what he want to do. Of course Don doesn't like government only the pay check he gets from it.
He needs to understand that he works for the commissioners.
And....the commissioners work for the people & are supposed to do what the people want.....and THEY ARE NOT!!!!! I haven't talked to one person who is happy with their decisions.
Clyde

Oakdale, TN

#90 Jul 13, 2012
another citizen wrote:
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How can he ruin it when the commissioners have the final say on everything?
If the commissioners run everything, and the county exec has no power, Why do we need him ? or anyone in that office, we could save a quarter of a mil $$$$$$$
well

Hendersonville, TN

#91 Jul 13, 2012
Clyde wrote:
<quoted text> If the commissioners run everything, and the county exec has no power, Why do we need him ? or anyone in that office, we could save a quarter of a mil $$$$$$$
Same with the President. You do realize that then the President doesn't make full decisions, correct? There are reasons for the positions in politics. No one person has decisions. There is a reason for that.

Unless you are a political major, you cannot comprehend the depth of it.
bill

Heiskell, TN

#92 Jul 13, 2012
another citizen wrote:
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How can he ruin it when the commissioners have the final say on everything?
So thankful the commissioners do have final say so don can't ruin it. he certainly does not have a clue about how to Run it !!!!!!!!!!1
another citizen

Wartburg, TN

#93 Jul 13, 2012
bill wrote:
<quoted text> So thankful the commissioners do have final say so don can't ruin it. he certainly does not have a clue about how to Run it !!!!!!!!!!1
So thankful too that they are the only ones to blame for the mess our county is in with their stupid purchases of worthless buildings & property....Don's off the hook.
Not what I saw

United States

#94 Jul 14, 2012
another citizen wrote:
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I would agree with you except it’s obvious it was done intentionally. Let me ask you this….if we had a disaster would you rather the Chamber have the money to fund their activities or our emergency services that we could depend on to help us. My priorities are with the safety of the people in the community. The phone service is a must…as she said…if the lines are jammed, she can knock people off in case of an emergency. I would like to know what the Chamber money is spent on (social functions) & then we can compare, but my priorities are still with safety for the residents of MC. She is equipped to do a lot of good….coming to people’s aid in emergencies. Her husband, I believe, got involved because she was literally being attacked by people who don’t have a clue about what’s important….vengeance is their mission no matter who it hurts. Johnson is a very nasty person. I’m sure he probably realized she was being attacked in retaliation to Edwards. Really wish they would grow up & show real concern for MC.
Oh, I get it. You want budget cuts so long as these are the rules, the right commissioner has to present the proposal, it has to be a cut of a program you don't like (though it assists with economic development, but Edwards doesn't have control of it), and it can't be an employee of Edwards.

The public safety argument doesn't wash, folks of your ilk tried last year to cut the Sheriff's Department, the Fire Departments, and the Ambulance Serice. And this year there was an attempt to cut the Sheriff again. But since this employee supports Edwards and the Anti Tax group, they are a sacred cow because they help public safety. Of course it is a reactive agency as opposed to proactive.
bill

Piedmont, SC

#95 Jul 14, 2012
another citizen wrote:
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So thankful too that they are the only ones to blame for the mess our county is in with their stupid purchases of worthless buildings & property....Don's off the hook.
sorry don is not off the hook he has to answer for he not working for the people and he will come election he will get beat like a drum only saving grace for him is to quit. god bless you don the county hiporcrite.......
Pay Atttention

Winfield, TN

#96 Jul 26, 2012
Not what I saw wrote:
"But, by him not attending, they are now picking on anyone who works directly for him or supports him. Kay Johnson spent 30 + minutes attacking one of his employees tonight,"
What I saw was Kay Johnson asking for justification for communication devices. That's doing her job as a commissioner by questioning an agency in order to stop another tax increase by attempting to find a place to cut. I am certain that is what you wanted but then again, I guess it is all about whose ox gets gored. BTW, what else I saw was a very defensive employee, AND her husband with no dog in the fight, get very uptight to the point of almost disruptive. As the man said, "me thinks you protest too much." These same people don't want taxes increased because it gets in their pockets, then when you get into their pockets from the other side they protest. Sorry you can't have it both ways. As Tommy Lee Francis says, it is time for all of us to sacrifice to keep taxes down. I guess that doesn't count when discussing money controlled by the C.E.
If that is what you saw you obviously had you head so far up your ass that you could hear and see nothing. What Kay was after was to eliminate the EMA office completely and transfer all the work and responsibility to the EMS Office. As if Larry hasn’t got enough to do as it is. Do you have any idea how thinly our medical services are stretched in this County?? How often people have to wait for help to come from some other County because we have no ambulances available??? And Kay wants to dump all the work and responsibility of a whole another department on him???

After voting to spend $900,000 of the taxpayers money on a building that their own appraiser said was only worth $600,000, Kay wants to try and save a couple of bucks by cutting Emergency Services????

Now I know that your Barbie Doll told you that “Math is hard.” But even idiots like you and Kay should be able to figure out that eliminating an office that has brought in over $600,000 to the county in grant money, while costing the County $100,000 would be pretty stupid.

But then maybe I’m overestimating you. Possibly the numbers are too large for you to understand. Let me put it in terms that maybe even you and Kay can comprehend.

I’ll give you a dollar you can put in your pocket and keep. But first you have to give me six dollars. Now, if that sounds like a good idea to you, you let me know when we can get together. I’ve got a lot of money I would love to give you.
What do you think

United States

#97 Jul 26, 2012
And so it be. Now the County Executive has taken yet another vacation because he needs to get away. Some of us knew all the time he could not handle the heat so why don't he get out of the kitchen. Just a matter of time.

By the way one purpose of the Chamber is to keep us 3 star certified. Without a 3 star certification we do not qualify for any grant money. Of Course Don hasn't applied for any. If we didn't have a Chamber that would give him another excuse not to apply for grants.
BillH

Oakdale, TN

#98 Jul 26, 2012

What if all the former county exec's would have had the same mind set that Edwards has ?
please allow me to give you an example of where morgan county would be today.
Very few citizens would have safe, public drinking water, I'll name a few things we would not have, there would be no public water in the Deerlodge, oakdale's white oak,franklin, Lancing, shadygrove, goby,catoosa rd, Burvelle,sunbright's white oak, Roame rd. Had Stonney Lane, Tony Duncan, Tommy Kilby and Becky Ruppe thought like Edwards all the people who live in these area's of morgan county would be drinking unsafe water, or hauling water to drink. Don Edwards hasn't applied for any of these type of grants.
Really

Buffalo, NY

#99 Jul 26, 2012
BillH wrote:
What if all the former county exec's would have had the same mind set that Edwards has ?
please allow me to give you an example of where morgan county would be today.
Very few citizens would have safe, public drinking water, I'll name a few things we would not have, there would be no public water in the Deerlodge, oakdale's white oak,franklin, Lancing, shadygrove, goby,catoosa rd, Burvelle,sunbright's white oak, Roame rd. Had Stonney Lane, Tony Duncan, Tommy Kilby and Becky Ruppe thought like Edwards all the people who live in these area's of morgan county would be drinking unsafe water, or hauling water to drink. Don Edwards hasn't applied for any of these type of grants.
Why would he apply for those grants if those areas already have those things?

So tell us, where else needs these grants and how do you know they haven't been applied for through the process?
BillH

Oakdale, TN

#100 Jul 26, 2012
Dear Really, Each year there are many State and federal grants available, to assist small counties like morgan with different projects, Its not just water grants that are available,
I only refered to water grants because that is one of the grants that has improved the quality of life for thousands of morgan county residents.
When Tommy Kilby was county exec, he obtained grants to assist vol fire depts, Grants for the law enforcement,walking tracts, Solid waste, etc, and Becky Ruppe it many of the same,
But you know those grant checks are not just mailed out, The county exec has to do a bunch of work to get them, Thats what Mr Edwards has not done, When one county doesn't apply and receive this money, it goes to the other counties. During the past 2 yrs morgan county has lost thousands of grant dollars, and it likly to be the same the next two years, Edwards spends all his time writing in the newspaper, bashing the county commission. No time for doing the job he is being paid for doing.

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