Baxter Springs Recall Petitions

Jun 21, 2012 Full story: KIXQ-FM Joplin

Baxter Springs has something in common with Wisconsin. Petitions are being circulated to recall four City Council members.

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Logical

Kansas City, MO

#1 Jun 21, 2012
This entire situation is a fiasco! Poor Baxter Springs!

Since: Sep 12

Ozawkie, KS

#2 Sep 12, 2012
You are correct that this situation is a fiasco. It is also a very sad situation as far as the future of the community is concerned. As a Baxter Springs resident I had high hopes for this mayor when she took office but it soon became very apparent that her term was nothing but a sham. I guess people, including myself, should have seen this coming when she campaigned on removing the new street lights on Military although if you check on it she actually voted in favor of them when she was on the council. Then the lies started last during the last council election accusing 2 council members up for reelection of illegal meetings. Guess what? They lost in large part to her lying in a letter to the editor in the local paper. Seeing success there she has now claimed to have photos of 6 members meeting illegally. Of course no proof has ever been presented but does that matter to her group of henchmen? Absolutely not! The mayor's whole term has been nothing but smoke and mirrors. She's never there. Shows up at council meetings and acts like she is concerned with the future of the town but is never present any other time. Wont sign documents such as ordinances and resolutions. Has even skipped signing checks on numerous occasions. Basically the only time she is there is when there is a crowd to play for. If the people in Baxter Springs have any concern for the future of the community they need to send the message loud and clear in November when they go to the polls. Keep these council members in their seats. And then kick this joke of mayor out in April!
Lifetime Baxter Citizen

Joplin, MO

#3 Nov 1, 2012
The name "Council6" has been used the Mayors' group in an attempt to villanize these councilmembers. May I suggest another name? "The Majority".
sad for baxter

Lenexa, KS

#4 Oct 13, 2013
Here we are a year later things have transpired in this town that makes me ashamed to be a citizen here! After the mayor resigned her position and deserted the people and town she supposedly cared so much about a small group who called themselves citizens for a better government picked up the ball and ran with it. They lied about the council members whom they managed to get a recall against. They then began their campaign for office on lies about the city and it's employees. One of our now new council members actually carried a folder of news clippings of stories about city clerks that had been accused of stealing from across the country and said that was her campaign speech and she wanted a forensic audit to prove wrong doing at city hall. Well guess what? After they found out that our clerk had done nothing wrong and the only thing wrong found was that the former Mayor had refused to turn in receipts for how she had spent the taxpayers money they suddenly had no desire for the audit. These so called Christians have gone to extreme lengths to destroy the reputations of good honest people for their own personal gain. It is disgraceful and they have no remorse for what they have done.

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