Frankfort mayor made great strides, brought new energy to city in first year

Dec 30, 2012 Full story: Journal and Courier 966

Before even stepping foot into his office in Old Stoney, Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes was making headlines.

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To the Point

Fort Wayne, IN

#1 Dec 31, 2012
How is this news to residents of Lafayette? I find it funny how the Laffy papers cover more of news in Frankfort then it's own local paper does.
Makes you wonder why.....
To the Point

Fort Wayne, IN

#2 Dec 31, 2012
By the way as it states in the article how proud he is of his city....

This is our City....not his city!!
Mrs Naugatuck

West Lafayette, IN

#3 Dec 31, 2012
The reason why Frankfort is always in the Lafayette news is , the Frankfort Mayor has a $100,000.00 a year press agent that sends out hundreds of press releases a week to several media outlets. Mayor McBarnes loves for the people to tell him just how great he is doing. He is a master in manipulating people. Someday the people of Frankfort will wake up and see his true colors of back door politics and strong arming the weak and unsuspected.
the little guy

Frankfort, IN

#5 Jan 1, 2013
and if you notice on your bill it cost each house hild atleast a extra 15 dollar's amonth to get it. they told me it come's from Indy and we have to pay for the wires to carry it here
the little guy

Frankfort, IN

#6 Jan 1, 2013
Miguel your allway's on every post talk shit about our contry if you dont like it head back down south were you came from your nothing but a Races whom doesnt care for America so go back home
Mr Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jan 3, 2013
It does not matter how or why or who has turned our city around. Everyone who truly wants the best should be happy, the moral is up in all departments,IVY tech will change our city forever, people are fixing up down town, factories are donating to IVY because they know that they will have a more educated work force. Eastside was completed, parks and alleys worked on, county and city officals are working together,there is more if you really wanted to dig. What the negetive comments by the same few people expose is only their hate for the mayor or sour grapes over the election. REALLY!! WHO CARES!! GO FRANKFORT!!
Hi there

Frankfort, IN

#9 Jan 3, 2013
Mr Indy wrote:
It does not matter how or why or who has turned our city around. Everyone who truly wants the best should be happy, the moral is up in all departments,IVY tech will change our city forever, people are fixing up down town, factories are donating to IVY because they know that they will have a more educated work force. Eastside was completed, parks and alleys worked on, county and city officals are working together,there is more if you really wanted to dig. What the negetive comments by the same few people expose is only their hate for the mayor or sour grapes over the election. REALLY!! WHO CARES!! GO FRANKFORT!!
Are you for sure the moral is up in every department? From what I know, the Police Department is far from that and is only getting worse. Maybe if you see a few of them, ask them...
Holy poop

Frankfort, IN

#10 Jan 3, 2013

The Mayor made such great strides for the city of Frankfort so the city decided to buy the Mayor a new vehicle (Traverse). Must be his bonus for doing such a great job. Not only does he get the biggest raise in the city for employees, he also gets a $25,000 vehicle. Whats next, a new home the city pays for?
Holy poop II

Frankfort, IN

#11 Jan 3, 2013
He just moved downtown above one of the eastr side buildings
Jack Lord

West Lafayette, IN

#12 Jan 3, 2013
Are saying the Mayor bought a car on the city's dime? Guess i have to wonder were is Woods and the rest of the city council. I mean they where in a up roar when pippenger wanted to drive a city pick up truck. Just shows ya that the city council is a bunch of two faced pu$$ys who are afraid to make a stand and do the right thing.
Holy poop

Frankfort, IN

#13 Jan 4, 2013
Jack Lord wrote:
Are saying the Mayor bought a car on the city's dime? Guess i have to wonder were is Woods and the rest of the city council. I mean they where in a up roar when pippenger wanted to drive a city pick up truck. Just shows ya that the city council is a bunch of two faced pu$$ys who are afraid to make a stand and do the right thing.
Do you think the city council even knows he purchased this vehicle? I was told it came out of the BOW's budget. Damn,$120,000 for a PR lady and now a $25,000 vehicle. I was told the city does pay a portion of his rent and he gets all his gas for free from the city...
Jack Lord

West Lafayette, IN

#14 Jan 4, 2013
Holy poop wrote:
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Do you think the city council even knows he purchased this vehicle? I was told it came out of the BOW's budget. Damn,$120,000 for a PR lady and now a $25,000 vehicle. I was told the city does pay a portion of his rent and he gets all his gas for free from the city...
I guess that a fair question , i'm not sure. But i can't help to think the Mayor is spending all that money and nobody is asking questions .
old man

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Jan 4, 2013
just a little shit in my books. if he was a good person, then he would just shut up and be a mayor.but no he has to see his name all over the papers. he reminds me of a little boy that has to be somebody important! just shut the hell up and do the job your suppose to do .
Jack Lord

West Lafayette, IN

#16 Jan 4, 2013
old man wrote:
just a little shit in my books. if he was a good person, then he would just shut up and be a mayor.but no he has to see his name all over the papers. he reminds me of a little boy that has to be somebody important! just shut the hell up and do the job your suppose to do .
Well said !!!
Mr Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Jan 5, 2013
Just have to laugh at the few that konw so little. The salary that started at 70,000 is now up to 120,000, by next summer it will be 150,000.The new car is not so new 2009 I believe and if he uses it as his primary car has to pay a monthy charge to the city. As far as the police, everyone knows Wes has no respect for the mayor. I will give Kevin a good note, he shows respect for the office and the chain of command. You couple of haters are getting fewer in numbers by the day and there will always be haters, I will say it is fun reading your post, get a giggle at just how uninformed you truly are.
Mr Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Jan 5, 2013
Oh forgot,HOLY POOP the city does not pay any of his rent, you need to do more homework or get a better informant. Here is some advice, call the person that he rents off of to get the truth. I know personaly trying to find out the truth by getting involved will be a change for you but trust me people will start listening when the truth is spoke.There is a funny thing about people you may consider, they judge by results not cheap words from people they don't even know. As far as the car is concerned, here is how you find out the truth. Go to a city council meeting and ask about the car and what the policy is. TIRED OF THE CROOKS you may join him also. The one point you are so good at making is how stupid the point is that you are trying to make. That last sentence YOU may need to read twice, but you'll get it I am sure.
Holy poop

Frankfort, IN

#20 Jan 6, 2013
Mr Indy wrote:
Just have to laugh at the few that konw so little. The salary that started at 70,000 is now up to 120,000, by next summer it will be 150,000.The new car is not so new 2009 I believe and if he uses it as his primary car has to pay a monthy charge to the city. As far as the police, everyone knows Wes has no respect for the mayor. I will give Kevin a good note, he shows respect for the office and the chain of command. You couple of haters are getting fewer in numbers by the day and there will always be haters, I will say it is fun reading your post, get a giggle at just how uninformed you truly are.
Never mind how much the PR lady makes, its alot more than that of any other city employee. So, what your saying is that if the car is used as his family car, he has to pay for it? If not, then does he pay a fee? Then why is it the Police Officers have to pay a fee no matter what?

Give me some examples as to why you believe Wes doesn't respect the Mayor!!! And even if he doesn't, this works both ways but everybody knows this administration and Police Department is a one way street. You respect me and don't worry about me respecting you. Respect is earned!!

So how is it I am so uninformed? The cost of the vehicle? The salary of the PR lady? The fact is, you haven't proved one thing to me what the costs are, your just spouting off as well. However, he did by a vehicle and he does pay a PR lady one hell of a salary. I am sure a few of the city workers would take that salary, hell maybe a guy like you would. I doubt it, only if the Mayor said you could..
Holy poop

Frankfort, IN

#21 Jan 6, 2013
Mr Indy wrote:
Oh forgot,HOLY POOP the city does not pay any of his rent, you need to do more homework or get a better informant. Here is some advice, call the person that he rents off of to get the truth. I know personaly trying to find out the truth by getting involved will be a change for you but trust me people will start listening when the truth is spoke.There is a funny thing about people you may consider, they judge by results not cheap words from people they don't even know. As far as the car is concerned, here is how you find out the truth. Go to a city council meeting and ask about the car and what the policy is. TIRED OF THE CROOKS you may join him also. The one point you are so good at making is how stupid the point is that you are trying to make. That last sentence YOU may need to read twice, but you'll get it I am sure.
I tried to call the person he rented off of when he ran against Greeno but it was easier to find the Mayor out at Little Lakes. And I am suppose to believe your lies again?

Why would I go to the city council meeting to see what policy is? Wouldn't I go to a BOW's meeting? Didn't realize the city council set policy, thought they controlled the spending of money and set ordinances but hey you are the one that is so informed..

One other thing, I am glad to see the Mayor hasn't been sick for some time but just wait, he will need some more attention in the media soon enough. His supposed sickness is his ace in the hole and boy oh boy, he is even one hell of an actor, not just a singer..
old man

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Jan 6, 2013
Well Holy shit! I mean poop, i couldnt agree with you any MORE!!! Glad to see everyone isnt drinking his Koolaid!!
Jack Lord

West Lafayette, IN

#23 Jan 6, 2013
Holy poop wrote:
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I tried to call the person he rented off of when he ran against Greeno but it was easier to find the Mayor out at Little Lakes. And I am suppose to believe your lies again?
Why would I go to the city council meeting to see what policy is? Wouldn't I go to a BOW's meeting? Didn't realize the city council set policy, thought they controlled the spending of money and set ordinances but hey you are the one that is so informed..
One other thing, I am glad to see the Mayor hasn't been sick for some time but just wait, he will need some more attention in the media soon enough. His supposed sickness is his ace in the hole and boy oh boy, he is even one hell of an actor, not just a singer..
Great Post Holy poop

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