Should Bill Kendall be recalled

Created by Towns County on Mar 4, 2013

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LMAO

Young Harris, GA

#41 Mar 19, 2013
IF the state House and Senate pass the bill to put liquor sales to a vote in the "city" of Hiawassee and IF it passes, it'll provide lots of cash for the city to spend, but good old Bill and the county will be left out and he'll have to come to Mathis on bended knee when the state handouts to the county dry up.

Mathis isn't known to be forward thinking but on this she makes Kendall look like he's in reverse gear.
answer

United States

#42 Mar 19, 2013
LMAO wrote:
IF the state House and Senate pass the bill to put liquor sales to a vote in the "city" of Hiawassee and IF it passes, it'll provide lots of cash for the city to spend, but good old Bill and the county will be left out and he'll have to come to Mathis on bended knee when the state handouts to the county dry up.
Mathis isn't known to be forward thinking but on this she makes Kendall look like he's in reverse gear.
Kendall has always been in reverse gear.Its 2013 not 1973.
LMAO

Young Harris, GA

#43 Mar 19, 2013
Wouldn't it be ironic if Mathis were to grind Kendall's face in the dirt by using the money from liquor sales to expand the sewer system and then, having tasted blood, Kendall's blood, hit county customers with a 20 - 40% surcharge to recoup the investment, which in turn would give her even more money to spend (or, possibly, lower property taxes paid to the city)?
Grind Away

United States

#44 Mar 19, 2013
Hes a has-been.He needs to feel it to get the message.
A convert

Young Harris, GA

#45 Mar 20, 2013
One thing's for sure - Mathis could be in the political driver's seat around here if liquor sales are allowed within the city limits and she (rather the city manager who is managing the effort) retains full control over the money.

LOL! Kendall and his crowd have done nothing (honest) except keep progress in check for years, but it's beginning to look as if someone (Mathis) might have escaped his regressive Pandora's Box.

More power to Mathis on this!
Cheers

United States

#46 Mar 20, 2013
A convert wrote:
One thing's for sure - Mathis could be in the political driver's seat around here if liquor sales are allowed within the city limits and she (rather the city manager who is managing the effort) retains full control over the money.
LOL! Kendall and his crowd have done nothing (honest) except keep progress in check for years, but it's beginning to look as if someone (Mathis) might have escaped his regressive Pandora's Box.
More power to Mathis on this!
Only room for one package store in a County this size. First in will be the only one for many years. If that is in the City they get the tax revenue. I thought Young Harris might do it just to break one off in old Bill.
Sales in Hayesville are will over 1.2 million a year. That throws about $100,000 in new tax into the pot. Plus several jobs and a vacant storefront filled. Add by the glass to a dozen restaurants and you are probably talking $250,000 in new revenue for the city. Take that Bill as stick it where the sun don't shine.
sorry you are a

Jefferson, GA

#47 Mar 20, 2013
Money man wrote:
And before anyone says it, putting the other party in power IS NOT the answer; it'll take an individual (in their 50s) who cares about his/her county and has the drive and intelligence to make things happen for the better.
But, as the song says, "... where have all the flowers gone?"
Blah, Blah, Blah!! The population increase was due to the housing boom and second home purchases, mostly by old folks moving here to retire. Thatís ALL WE GOT and ALL WE EVER WILL HAVE. When and if the economy gets back to a point when middle income people can come here they will. The rich folks never left and are still coming, they are not and never were full time residents. Thatís what has always driven the local economy, and thatís all we got! You want more MOVE.
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#48 Mar 20, 2013
Cheers wrote:
<quoted text>Only room for one package store in a County this size. First in will be the only one for many years. If that is in the City they get the tax revenue. I thought Young Harris might do it just to break one off in old Bill.
Sales in Hayesville are will over 1.2 million a year. That throws about $100,000 in new tax into the pot. Plus several jobs and a vacant storefront filled. Add by the glass to a dozen restaurants and you are probably talking $250,000 in new revenue for the city. Take that Bill as stick it where the sun don't shine.
One's enough! Murphy has just one. So does Hayesville. Helen, two I believe but they're not owned by the city.

I was told the one in Hayesville grosses (sales) over $5,000 a week on average so your numbers may be accurate. They are also reported to be paying off the mortgage on the building at an unheard of clip - like it'll be free and clear years in advance of the initial projection. If true, it's good money management.

If the Mayor of Young Harris follows Mathis's lead, that'll pretty well shut out the county, financially. Should Kendall try to do something, and he probably won't, but if he were to, voters in the city limits of Hiawassee and Young Harris might well vote no on allowing it in the county at large. And who could blame them?

This may end up being a case where Kendall has cut off his nose to spite his face! ;o)
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#49 Mar 20, 2013
sorry you are a wrote:
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Blah, Blah, Blah!! The population increase was due to the housing boom and second home purchases, mostly by old folks moving here to retire. Thatís ALL WE GOT and ALL WE EVER WILL HAVE. When and if the economy gets back to a point when middle income people can come here they will. The rich folks never left and are still coming, they are not and never were full time residents. Thatís what has always driven the local economy, and thatís all we got! You want more MOVE.
LOL! I'm one of "them," (mostly) retired now.
Freddie

United States

#50 Mar 21, 2013
Well he is running the TC EMS into the ground from what's being told. I hope no citizens need an ambulance staffed by a paramedic .
Switching

Young Harris, GA

#51 Mar 22, 2013
Freddie wrote:
Well he is running the TC EMS into the ground from what's being told. I hope no citizens need an ambulance staffed by a paramedic .
Five or six years ago Kendall, to his credit, stopped the department, especially the man who ran it then, from milking the taxpayer by piling on over-time. Whenever a call came in, it was usual for four (or more) EMTs and the supervisor to respond, with all but two on over-time @ time and a half, rounded up to the next hour, naturally.

Don't know if they're back to doing it again or not but Kendall at least deserves credit for putting a stop to it once.
Great

Blairsville, GA

#52 Mar 22, 2013
Switching wrote:
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Five or six years ago Kendall, to his credit, stopped the department, especially the man who ran it then, from milking the taxpayer by piling on over-time. Whenever a call came in, it was usual for four (or more) EMTs and the supervisor to respond, with all but two on over-time @ time and a half, rounded up to the next hour, naturally.
Don't know if they're back to doing it again or not but Kendall at least deserves credit for putting a stop to it once.
Then he took those funds he saved and paid his friend three times the value for a piece of mountain top land. Then spent five time what it would have cost to develop a suitable piece of property into a ball park. Then he obligated the taxpayers of Towns County to maintain a mud pit for eternity.
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#53 Mar 22, 2013
sorry you are a wrote:
<quoted text>
... mostly by old folks moving here to retire. Thatís ALL WE GOT and ALL WE EVER WILL HAVE.
And you're happy with that?
When and if the economy gets back to a point when middle income people can come here they will.
Not to sound redundant, but if you're under sixty-five, are you happy with that too, and are you willing to sit and wait for it to happen?
The rich folks never left and are still coming, they are not and never were full time residents. Thatís what has always driven the local economy, and thatís all we got!
First, define "The rich folks." If you mean retirees, then yes, they do "drive" the local economy, at least a large part of it. But other than property taxes, utilities and support services, now that the building industry has gone south, the jobs they generate here for the majority of the population are minimum wage.
You want more MOVE.
The answer for everything!

Tell you what; since those of us who are retired and live comfortably, and "drive" the local economy, and maybe "want more" rather than us moving, why don't we band together and require anyone making less than, say $25 grand a year, adjusted gross, per captia, to either leave or get permission from us to stay here? We wouldn't have a welfare problem (to pay for), crime to speak of (especially illegal drugs), reduce the size of the schools (there wouldn't be nearly as many school-age children), unemployment (no job, no visible means of support - you pack up and hit the road) or under employment, and so on?

Does that sound like a good plan to you?
Blackberry

Murphy, NC

#54 Mar 22, 2013
Switching wrote:
<quoted text>
Five or six years ago Kendall, to his credit, stopped the department, especially the man who ran it then, from milking the taxpayer by piling on over-time. Whenever a call came in, it was usual for four (or more) EMTs and the supervisor to respond, with all but two on over-time @ time and a half, rounded up to the next hour, naturally.
Don't know if they're back to doing it again or not but Kendall at least deserves credit for putting a stop to it once.
In my opinion Kendall fired him because he found out that the man was really a republican and was not voting for him.
sorry you are

Jefferson, GA

#55 Mar 22, 2013
Money man wrote:
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And you're happy with that?
<quoted text>
Not to sound redundant, but if you're under sixty-five, are you happy with that too, and are you willing to sit and wait for it to happen?
<quoted text>
First, define "The rich folks." If you mean retirees, then yes, they do "drive" the local economy, at least a large part of it. But other than property taxes, utilities and support services, now that the building industry has gone south, the jobs they generate here for the majority of the population are minimum wage.
<quoted text>
The answer for everything!
Tell you what; since those of us who are retired and live comfortably, and "drive" the local economy, and maybe "want more" rather than us moving, why don't we band together and require anyone making less than, say $25 grand a year, adjusted gross, per captia, to either leave or get permission from us to stay here? We wouldn't have a welfare problem (to pay for), crime to speak of (especially illegal drugs), reduce the size of the schools (there wouldn't be nearly as many school-age children), unemployment (no job, no visible means of support - you pack up and hit the road) or under employment, and so on?
Does that sound like a good plan to you?


an idiot!!

But not too surprising for a man who claims to be a money man but only manages family money, we ALL do that! You really think a family can live,feed a family, own a home and a car to get to work on 25 grand a year are doing well in todays world!!

You might also take a course on how government works the welfare system in particular. Poor people are NOT the problem in this country, its the rich 5% with the power to make almost anything happen. The ones that buy a picture for 10 million to hang in the hallway and then write a check to some PAC for a 20 million just to keep the wheels greased.
A nut with a computer is not only dangerous, but quite humorous!
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#56 Mar 22, 2013
sorry you are wrote:
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an idiot!!
But not too surprising for a man who claims to be a money man but only manages family money, we ALL do that! You really think a family can live,feed a family, own a home and a car to get to work on 25 grand a year are doing well in todays world!!
You might also take a course on how government works the welfare system in particular. Poor people are NOT the problem in this country, its the rich 5% with the power to make almost anything happen. The ones that buy a picture for 10 million to hang in the hallway and then write a check to some PAC for a 20 million just to keep the wheels greased.
A nut with a computer is not only dangerous, but quite humorous!
LOL! There are three family owned LLCs (business'), five individual trusts (one for each) and four separate stock/investment portfolios involved. It's more than a full time job.

We're actually in partial agreement; of course it's tough and getting tougher for a family to live on $25 grand, net, a year but around here, unless you work for the government or BRMEMC, or own your own business (in some cases) jobs that pay a decent and fair wage to the average person don't exist!

The 5% infuriate me to no end! So do the top 10%! Don't get me started in on that subject or I'll be here all day - ranting against them and the tax structure they've created for themselves, at our expense! Politicians are of course, their facilitators and how so many people "support" them is beyond me. The rich sure as hell don't contribute millions without expecting a good ROI and ALWAYS, that ROI come out of our hide!

It's way to early to start drinking. So, to cool off, I'll instead go for a walk!
SPot

Clarkesville, GA

#57 Mar 22, 2013
Money man wrote:
<quoted text>
And you're happy with that?
<quoted text>
Not to sound redundant, but if you're under sixty-five, are you happy with that too, and are you willing to sit and wait for it to happen?
<quoted text>
First, define "The rich folks." If you mean retirees, then yes, they do "drive" the local economy, at least a large part of it. But other than property taxes, utilities and support services, now that the building industry has gone south, the jobs they generate here for the majority of the population are minimum wage.
<quoted text>
The answer for everything!
Tell you what; since those of us who are retired and live comfortably, and "drive" the local economy, and maybe "want more" rather than us moving, why don't we band together and require anyone making less than, say $25 grand a year, adjusted gross, per captia, to either leave or get permission from us to stay here? We wouldn't have a welfare problem (to pay for), crime to speak of (especially illegal drugs), reduce the size of the schools (there wouldn't be nearly as many school-age children), unemployment (no job, no visible means of support - you pack up and hit the road) or under employment, and so on?
Does that sound like a good plan to you?
The only thing you people "drive" is way to damn slow.. Don't be scared of a little curve flat lander. speed the hell up, some people have shit to do..
Linda Sue

Helen, GA

#58 Apr 1, 2013
Forget recalling Kendall, if the GOP hopes to ever win an election RECALL the Election Board...
Blackberry

Murphy, NC

#59 Apr 1, 2013
Linda Sue wrote:
Forget recalling Kendall, if the GOP hopes to ever win an election RECALL the Election Board...
You may not be aware of the fact but BK is in charge of the election.He tells the board what to do.You know back in 2008? BK and Mr Jenkins worked hard to see that the head of elections was no longer the probate judge,Mr.Jenkins seen to it that BK was the one to take the job of head of elections.But after all it is just my opinion!!
Confused

Hiawassee, GA

#60 Apr 2, 2013
Isn't there a system of checks and balances set by the state in place? I don't understand how someone can manipulate votes without it showing up in an audit. Can you give me a detailed example that isn't a blanket statement of how BK or someone else is in control of everything.

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