John Koniar running for re-election as Foley mayor

Jul 15, 2012 Full story: Alabama Live 25

Koniar was appointed mayor in 2006 and was elected to a full term in 2008. Before taking the office of mayor, Koniar had served on the Foley City Council since 1980.

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FastFred

Foley, AL

#1 Jul 16, 2012
He's doing a great job, got my vote !
Give Me a Break

Foley, AL

#2 Jul 16, 2012
I'll 2nd that. If you are lucky enough to have a Mayor who is not a crook, why take a chance on electing someone else? There aren't many politicians who are not crooks--especially in a small town like Foley that is packed with good old boys who wouldn't think twice about throwing the taxpayer under the bus just to give an advantage to one of their buddies.
FastFred

Foley, AL

#3 Jul 16, 2012
Give Me a Break wrote:
I'll 2nd that. If you are lucky enough to have a Mayor who is not a crook, why take a chance on electing someone else? There aren't many politicians who are not crooks--especially in a small town like Foley that is packed with good old boys who wouldn't think twice about throwing the taxpayer under the bus just to give an advantage to one of their buddies.
And if elected again, I hope he doesn't prove us wrong....just keep up the good work for the People of Foley !!!
Concerned

Foley, AL

#4 Jul 18, 2012
Yes 36,000,00 Million in Debt thanks to John Thanks John
Give Me a Break

Foley, AL

#5 Jul 18, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Yes 36,000,00 Million in Debt thanks to John Thanks John
Tell me more--I don't understand unless you are referring to some bond issue that all municipalities have for capital expenditures that are hardly debts because funding for them has already been accounted for. This is similar to someone worth a million dollars who takes out a loan for $50,000.00. Yes, he has a debt of $50,000.00 but has plenty of money to cover that debt and probably only took the loan because it was a better financial move for him than withdrawing $50,000.00 from his saving account. Yes, I would like you to explain the 36-million debt that you accuse John of being responsible for.
concered taxpayer

Foley, AL

#6 Jul 19, 2012
Read the Audit Report under Liability it total is 36,000,000 million dollars. If you believe what you said you are very naive about finances No it have not been accounted for we have a bond issue payment of 17,000,000 in 2017. How are we going to pay for that loan payment.
derrick9388

Foley, AL

#7 Jul 20, 2012
Konier wins this one easily.
derrick9388

Foley, AL

#8 Jul 20, 2012
Excuse me, Koniar.
concered taxpayer

Foley, AL

#9 Jul 21, 2012
learn how to spell
Give Me a Break

Foley, AL

#10 Jul 21, 2012
concered taxpayer wrote:
learn how to spell
Come on--this is e-mail and we all type fast and make typos so "get over it". It's the subject matter that counts.
FastFred

Foley, AL

#11 Jul 22, 2012
There is nothing more obnoxious than the spelling Police !
FastFred

Foley, AL

#12 Jul 22, 2012
concered taxpayer wrote:
Read the Audit Report under Liability it total is 36,000,000 million dollars. If you believe what you said you are very naive about finances No it have not been accounted for we have a bond issue payment of 17,000,000 in 2017. How are we going to pay for that loan payment.
As you wrote. it total," should have been it's total " no period or comma after the word finances, which than does not require a capital letter for no, than the sentence starts out, No it have not,should have been no it has not. Also other mistakes, I am tired of playing now, and my point is if you live in a glass house don't throw stones.
Give Me a Break

Foley, AL

#13 Jul 22, 2012
FastFred wrote:
<quoted text> As you wrote. it total," should have been it's total " no period or comma after the word finances, which than does not require a capital letter for no, than the sentence starts out, No it have not,should have been no it has not. Also other mistakes, I am tired of playing now, and my point is if you live in a glass house don't throw stones.
My goodness, I didn't know that FastFred was so literate. He must have been educated up North.
jackcat

Foley, AL

#14 Jul 22, 2012
Mayor Koniar has proven to be honest, fiscally responsible and to be a steadfast supporter of the community.
FastFred

Foley, AL

#15 Jul 23, 2012
Give Me a Break wrote:
<quoted text>
My goodness, I didn't know that FastFred was so literate. He must have been educated up North.
No Yankee Boy !
FoleyLion

Foley, AL

#16 Aug 2, 2012
I just wish he and the Council would pay the fire fighters more money or atleast to the level of the police officers. My husband is a fire fighter and he makes about $4 less an hour that a base entry police officer; how is that fair? The City of Foley has great cops and fire fighters, at least pay them the same thing!! They have received 1 raise in 3 years (1.6% for the city workers) while the council, mayor and dept. heads received a 11.6% raise!
Anonymous

Foley, AL

#17 Aug 2, 2012
FoleyLion wrote:
I just wish he and the Council would pay the fire fighters more money or atleast to the level of the police officers. My husband is a fire fighter and he makes about $4 less an hour that a base entry police officer; how is that fair? The City of Foley has great cops and fire fighters, at least pay them the same thing!! They have received 1 raise in 3 years (1.6% for the city workers) while the council, mayor and dept. heads received a 11.6% raise!
You think this is unfair then just look at what a teacher makes because the teacher's Union constantly gets what they want and then when a 1% sales tax increase goes to referendum, the mothers of school age children flock to the polls to vote in favor of it so that all citizens have to pay even more for everything they buy.
Golions

Montrose, AL

#18 Aug 7, 2012
concered taxpayer wrote:
Read the Audit Report under Liability it total is 36,000,000 million dollars. If you believe what you said you are very naive about finances No it have not been accounted for we have a bond issue payment of 17,000,000 in 2017. How are we going to pay for that loan payment.
I went and looked and I think you have trouble reading financial reports. The $17m you quote is not due in 2017, it is the remaining balance of all the debt at that point in time, end of 2017. Municipal bonds are structured for anywhere from 15 to 30 years. Actually that is pretty impressive if they on track to go from $36 m to just $17m in such a short timespan.
Golions

Montrose, AL

#19 Aug 7, 2012
FoleyLion wrote:
I just wish he and the Council would pay the fire fighters more money or atleast to the level of the police officers. My husband is a fire fighter and he makes about $4 less an hour that a base entry police officer; how is that fair? The City of Foley has great cops and fire fighters, at least pay them the same thing!! They have received 1 raise in 3 years (1.6% for the city workers) while the council, mayor and dept. heads received a 11.6% raise!
I think the fire and police depts. In foley are very good. The past 4 years have been tough on a lot of people. At least while other local governments were laying off people ( Gulf shores, orange beach, school board, Baldwin county, etc.) foley did not do that and your husband has a job. He may not have gotten a raise every year, but it is better than what others have gone through both in private business and other governments.

Thank your husband for me for his public safety service.

Since: Aug 08

Foley, AL

#20 Aug 20, 2012
ReElect Mayor Koniar, if it ain't broke don't mess with it. Foley has a strong council ( which everyone must be satisfied with since all of those up for reelection were unopposed) The opponent is posting misinformation. He does not, nor his accountant supporter understand a financial report.The city is not in debt $33 million.

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