Law abiding citizen

Weston, WV

#21 Jun 1, 2012
Very nicely said,Oh please. Why don't you run for city council?
Oh Please

Morgantown, WV

#22 Jun 1, 2012
Thank you for saying that but from what I have heard in the pastI don't believe that I would be interested in doing that. It is very sad when supposedly intelligent people can't seem to come together on common ground and discuss issues that arise at each meeting and agree. The arguing and bickering is unbelieveable. How can anything get accomplished with all that going on. People in our City just don't want to hear that, I know that I don't. Sometimes I wonder if the very ones that are representing our City really want Salem to move forward and make any progress. I remember when Mr. Plaugher was Mayor that one person in particular was constantly giving him a hard time about something. One meeting that I attended the Mayor that you now have was on to Mr. Plaugher pretty bad. It was something about a house that Mr. Plaugher was suppose to be tearing down, when all at the same time your Mayor at the present time had property at the lower end of town that he kept junk cars on and it was an eye sore. It's been a case of pointing fingers for years and it doesn't seem to me that it is going to stop until some new blood is brought to the table. It's another year or so until the next election so that will be the time for the people of the city of Salem to be heard. All the talk is not helping anyone, it just makes our City look that much worse. If it wasn't for the newspaper some of us wouldn't be informed at all.
Law abiding citizen

Weston, WV

#23 Jun 1, 2012
I agree, very sad.
Lake Floyd Citizen

Morgantown, WV

#24 Aug 6, 2012
I happened to be driving through Salem recently and I noticed that there were several cars with parking tickets on them. For the past few years the parking meters have not been working and there has been free parking. It makes me wonder why some people have tickets on their vehicles and there is Israel Williams a council member parking every day on the park grounds in front of his home on East Main Street. By the way he is parked between two NO Parking Signs. Israel Williams has always done as he pleased and has gotten away with it. Why is he so much better than anyone else. Oh, well, it's just like everything else in your fair city. It's not what you know but who you know. Say's a lot for Salem's Police Department. If this were anyone else they would have had a parking ticket before they crossed the street. We residents of Lake Floyd love to just watch how things are run in Salem, You have a Mayor that graces us with his presence but yet he says he lives in Salem. That is the last time we heard. I certainly do hope that when the next election comes up that there are some people that have some common sense and intelligence run for office. Since they say it is legal for anyone that does not live in the city limits of Salem to run for public office maybe there are a few of us over here that will give it a try. See how far we get. Yeah right. No one in his or her right mind would want to be a part of that circus.
here u go

Sutton, WV

#25 Aug 6, 2012
At Lake Floyd resident had you been present at the last council meeting you would have learned why Mr. Williams can park on the grounds of the " park" as you say and anyone else for that matter. The police chief investigated the issue after the City Manager and Williams said the city had no right to make no parking there since it was not city owned property nor was it leased to the city it is BnO property leased to the rail trail and that particular piece of property is under the supervision of the superintendent of north bend state park. The Chief called the superintendent of the park who informed the chief that Mr. Williams COULD INDEED PARK THERE. If you are a resident of lake floyd worry about the lake instead of what is going on over the hill because is it really your concern ?
salemdailynews

Weston, WV

#26 Aug 7, 2012
I do believe that Mr Williams is allowed to park along Main St because he asked permission from the NBRT superintendent but I do not believe that according to records that NBRT is that close to the Main St.North Bend Rail Trail property is listed as 15 ft from the center of where the tracks were on both sides. Had NBRT come out and actually investigated this they would have seen that where Mr. Williams is parking is city owned property. But due to Mr Williams health and the fact he has disabled parking sign he should be allowed as anyone else who ONLY has such permits to park there if their home has no parking.
Lake Floyd Citizen

Morgantown, WV

#27 Aug 7, 2012
Then take your No Parking Signs down. If he is permitted to park there. Salem has been cheapened and made to look like a bunch of Red Necks for a long time. Anything goes in Salem and that was pretty much proven at the last election.

That is a bunch of bull as to Mr. Williams health. It's true that he is not a well man but there are a lot of people in Salem that are not in good health but they don't use that as a crutch to get by with anything they want to do and get whatever they want. It will be a great day when July 1 comes maybe there will be some changes made and we people at the Lake can be proud once again that we live in the Salem Area. Mr Williams has and will always be the same person he was when he got on council. Not elected because no one would run against him. Poor Salem, Our hearts go out to you residents that live there. Maybe someone from over here will run for City Council in the next election.
ntheknow

Newburg, WV

#28 Aug 8, 2012
Law abiding citizen wrote:
Here are just a few reasons why Salem needs a police department---
The County would charge Salem $100,000 to have a sub-station. The current budget of the police dept. is less than that.
Why pay the County for something they already do for free, when there is no police officer on duty.
The County CAN NOT and WILL NOT guaranty that officers would be in Salem, because they have to respond to calls in the order they are received.
If there was a sub-station there will not be someone manning it all the time. It is a place to put people who are caught.
It takes a minimum of 30-45 minutes to get to Salem from Clarksburg. This would give criminals a time frame for doing a crime.
Unfortunately, there is enough criminal activity (as many people have said in this forum) to support the need for a police dept.
If you have a comment on this or any other issue in Salem contact City Hall or your councilperson.
you do not have a clue what the Salem pd budget is. It is closer to 200000 and if you consider the other costs such as a judge and clerk it exceeds that.It seems funny that when ever you call 911 most generally the counties are the first on the scene anyway.
ntheknow

Newburg, WV

#29 Aug 8, 2012
If you get that picky the property that Mr Williams parks on probably belongs to the federal gov. scince US 50 is a federal highway. The city of salem doesnt even own the right of way where they are issuing tickets downtown.
here4u

Newburg, WV

#30 Aug 8, 2012
Salem has a lot of problems legally facing them. There are numerous ethics violations right at city hall. You have a police clerk working as the police judge. What kind of deal is that. Think you would get a fair shake? All he is interested in is making money for the city at your expense. The police chief works in clarksburg and is paid thru salem by clarksburg.o to city hall and ask for a copyof his pay stub it is public record and they have to give it to you. You would be suprised at what he has milked Salem for. The dumbest thing Jimmy Plaugher ever did was take him off salarey of 32000 per year. He is well on track o make 3 to 4 times that this year. It is nice to know that Salem has this kind of oney to spend on 1 man when they could fund a dept. on what they pay hi alone. It is a shame that jackson nor davis has the balls to put him back where he belongs. I hope that someday someone will stand up for Salem and not just tohelp there cronies. May God bless this poor town and help them see the ight before all is lost. Think abut it complain to city officials and hold thier feet to the fire to get these wrongs righted!!!!
atthepost

Newburg, WV

#31 Aug 8, 2012
Well said here4u!I wonder if the folks at the lake feel unsafe because Willis is not there 4 them. maybe we should take a pole and see. Maybe they would like to pay him to drive around on is way to salem and back home. He could surely write lots of parking tickets and make sure all the grass is cut.No need for the druggies to fear, They seem perfectly legal in salem.
Agree

New York, NY

#32 Aug 13, 2012
For all that are tired of the shit maybe we should start a neighborhood watch program like clarksburg has. As for the parking tickets I notice that as well... All of a sudden there was tickets on every car parked in downtown, except for 1. I think they should have gave some type of warning b4 placing tickets. My mother trying to be honest several months ago tried placing money in the meter in front of dollar general and the meter was non-functional.
salemdailynews

Weston, WV

#33 Aug 14, 2012
I like the idea of a neighborhood watch program, Clarksburg has one and it is doing very well. How do we get one started? Seems that this program should have been brought into play long ago since our police force has dwindled, it would help all.
Nancy

Weston, WV

#34 Aug 14, 2012
Tonight is a regular city council meeting. Go a little early and sign up to speak. Bring up the neighborhood watch then while you have the council's attention.
Max

Weston, WV

#35 Aug 14, 2012
Agree wrote:
For all that are tired of the shit maybe we should start a neighborhood watch program like clarksburg has. As for the parking tickets I notice that as well... All of a sudden there was tickets on every car parked in downtown, except for 1. I think they should have gave some type of warning b4 placing tickets. My mother trying to be honest several months ago tried placing money in the meter in front of dollar general and the meter was non-functional.
How about the woman in the gold Ford Exployer that always parks in yhe handicap. Spot across from the DQ
She never displays a placard and never gets a ticket so anyone who gets a ticket should point this out.
salemwv09

Morgantown, WV

#36 Sep 23, 2014
I have begged the Salem Police Dept. to do something about vehicles flying down our street. Just this morning one flew past my house so fast I couldn't even tell you what type of vehicle it was. This was while it was still dark and kids were walking down to catch the bus. We have a 15MPH SPEED LIMIT(that is clearly marked). I am worried that they're going to hit one of the several kids who walk down to the end of our street to catch the bus or one of our pets. There is no reason for this to continue and something needs to be done before someone gets hurt or killed. I pay a Fire/Police fee so I should be able to get something done about it! If they're not going to do anything they can at least find someone who will!
nothingbutpigs

Richmond, VA

#37 Nov 15, 2014
salemwv09 wrote:
I have begged the Salem Police Dept. to do something about vehicles flying down our street. Just this morning one flew past my house so fast I couldn't even tell you what type of vehicle it was. This was while it was still dark and kids were walking down to catch the bus. We have a 15MPH SPEED LIMIT(that is clearly marked). I am worried that they're going to hit one of the several kids who walk down to the end of our street to catch the bus or one of our pets. There is no reason for this to continue and something needs to be done before someone gets hurt or killed. I pay a Fire/Police fee so I should be able to get something done about it! If they're not going to do anything they can at least find someone who will!
I will tell you that the SPD is nothing but a real joke. You have Swiger that knows nothing about being a police officer but yet is chief. His daughter is one of the biggeat druggies in town and hangs with the Furners but yet nothing is ever done about them.You have Cottrill that is nothing but a drunk. Pulled me over cause I was going 7 mile over the speed limit and stunk of alcohol so bad wasn't even funny. Yes he let me go just with a warning cause he probably wasn't able to write out the ticket. Then you have Beech that wants to screw just about every female in town. My cousin has all the messages on there phone where he has sent to her wanting to do sexual things pictures of his penis and yet he's a married man. Just waiting to find out on who his wife is cause we r pretty sure she would like to know that he's cheating behind her back. Yes my cousin is single and they Did have sex before she found out that he was married. It's all on video cause they wanted to make there own porn. Yes this went on while he was on duty. So that's the kind of POLICE DEPARTMENT SALEM HAS... Don't you just love knowing where you tax money is going. I feel sorry for the new officer That's there. He's going to end up with a bad reputation...
rooster cogburn

Morgantown, WV

#38 Nov 15, 2014
nothingbutpigs wrote:
<quoted text>
I will tell you that the SPD is nothing but a real joke. You have Swiger that knows nothing about being a police officer but yet is chief. His daughter is one of the biggeat druggies in town and hangs with the Furners but yet nothing is ever done about them.You have Cottrill that is nothing but a drunk. Pulled me over cause I was going 7 mile over the speed limit and stunk of alcohol so bad wasn't even funny. Yes he let me go just with a warning cause he probably wasn't able to write out the ticket. Then you have Beech that wants to screw just about every female in town. My cousin has all the messages on there phone where he has sent to her wanting to do sexual things pictures of his penis and yet he's a married man. Just waiting to find out on who his wife is cause we r pretty sure she would like to know that he's cheating behind her back. Yes my cousin is single and they Did have sex before she found out that he was married. It's all on video cause they wanted to make there own porn. Yes this went on while he was on duty. So that's the kind of POLICE DEPARTMENT SALEM HAS... Don't you just love knowing where you tax money is going. I feel sorry for the new officer That's there. He's going to end up with a bad reputation...
Your an idiot..plain and simple.. you are probably one of the people who they have either arrested or given a ticket to and all you can do is get on here and bitch about them doing their job. I am glad that salem finally has a police department who is actually fighting crime rather than sitting in a doughnut shop... your an idiot
been there

Hudson, OH

#39 Dec 2, 2014
Al Swiger is GONE!!!!!!!! Joe Wilson GONE!!!!!!!!! Time to bring back BOB WILLIS!!!!!!!!!! come back bob come back!!!!!!!!!!
Jerry Winans

Providence, RI

#40 Dec 7, 2014
Salem does not need a police department.

People in Salem are to stupid to steal and only know to go to the post office to get their food stamps.

Any person with any smarts at all would live in Bristol like I do.

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