BREAKING NEWS: Wagoner County Commissioners Resend Bell's Sales Tax...

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The Wagoner County commissioners voted 2 to 1 Tuesday morning to resend a call July sales tax election on Bell's Amusement Park.
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Holly Berry

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Well I believe that was the last chance for Bells to ever reopen =( to bad a park company wouldn;t build here something more reputable i.e. Six Flags something like that!
Shake Machine

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Looks like Channel 6 needs a new editor. Shouldn't it be "rescind" and not "resend"? That makes me laugh.
Shake Machine

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Looks like they fixed it. Maybe they will fix the error in my previous post.
wondering

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if I understand the report it sounds like nobody did their homework on the project before they voted it in, now that it is under the spotlight no one is taking responsibility for it. Does anyone else see it that way?
T Town

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Bell's s a bunch of rusty pipes, not a legit theme park, good that common sense prevailed in Wagoner,
Coweta Grandmomma

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I was excited about the kiddos getting something to do, but it seems everyone involved had there heads up there ace, oh well I guess we can go play on the merry go round and pretend its a rolly coaster hehe, someone should have known there was something stinky about it, nobody wanted to drive all the way out hear anyway!
top hat

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Where is Mrs Taylor she can get it done new ballpark in winoville.
ohbrother

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Jun 1, 2010
 
wondering wrote:
if I understand the report it sounds like nobody did their homework on the project before they voted it in, now that it is under the spotlight no one is taking responsibility for it. Does anyone else see it that way?
You got it. Welcome to Wagoner County!

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Glad they are taking an extended look at things. I would still like it to work but jumping in head first and not feet first is never a good idea.
Tracy

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Why doesn't Bell's purchase it's own land and fund it's own development? Why does it seem more and more common to see government "partnership" in private business?
Vinita Viewer

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You know, I miss Bells. I would have taken my grandchildren to Coweta to it. Now everyone goes to Branson, Frontier City or down to Dallas. If Bell's were to reopen I know lots of people who would rather go there and spend their money. I think this is sad for Coweta, it would bring lots of buisiness to the area.

Hey, there is lots of open land around Vinita........
Madame Moosew

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Why don't they consider moving to Muskogee or Tahlequah?

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I still boycott the Tulsa State Fair since Bell's was wrongfully kicked to the curb. I refuse to support the Murphy Brothers and their stranglehold of corruption they have over Expo Square and the Tulsa County Fair Board. Murphy Brothers owns the midway and Big Splash. I've never been to Big Splash or taken my child there and never will.

Look at the facts: Bell's and the flea market got kicked out of Expo Square, the Drillers wanted out too and got their own park in downtown, and yet Big Splash is still there, despite their recent issues with violations of operating safe rides. Coincidence? I think not!

I hope Bell's find a new home, wherever it is. I'll support them regardless.
Charlotte Luerssen

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Coweta Grandmomma wrote:
I was excited about the kiddos getting something to do, but it seems everyone involved had there heads up there ace, oh well I guess we can go play on the merry go round and pretend its a rolly coaster hehe, someone should have known there was something stinky about it, nobody wanted to drive all the way out hear anyway!
Too bad. Coweta area residents will continue to do all their shopping & entertainment in other communities. Along with medical, pet care, opthamology, etc. The only consistent revenue Wagoner County seems to have is property tax & if we don't get some other things in here they won't have that because all the people will move. That's a dose of real life in the Coweta area.
Charlotte Luerssen

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Chicken Hut wrote:
Bell's needs to built right next to the Riverwalk in Jenks! That would be the ideal location! Who gives a crap about Coweta! The money will be coming from Tulsa and Jenks not a hillbilly town!
I was for the project in Coweta. I'm ashamed to say we've earned the reputation of a "hillbilly" town for reasons such as this. No growth means revenue will go to surrounding communities.
Boatcephus

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So your kid has never been to Big Splash because you hold a grudge at the parent company. Does your child even understand that? You know how much your boycott hurts them?- NADDA. Now how much do you think your boycott hurts your child?- MORE.
You better make it up to your child by taking them down to the Schlitterbahn or somewhere really cool. You are only a kid once, and I've learned you don't get to enjoy having kids that long either.
Free Enterprise

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Why doesn't Bell's raise money from the private sector like other businesses do? Maybe the federal government could help if they can't get the people of Wagoner to. GM may have some good tips on how to approach congress on this matter.
Coweta resident

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Thank goodness this will NOT go through! If we are going to raise taxes shouldn't it be to fund education? We are laying off teachers for goodness sakes!
Danninttown

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Free Enterprise wrote:
Why doesn't Bell's raise money from the private sector like other businesses do? Maybe the federal government could help if they can't get the people of Wagoner to. GM may have some good tips on how to approach congress on this matter.
Well the Federal Government is not going to fund a small Oklahoma amusement park, however corporations gladly put there names on rides @ Six Flags one of the rides is Ozarka splash one is sponsered by Albertsons (and yes I know Albertsons is no longer here)and Six Flags has special partnerships with either Coke or Pepsi so only those products are sold in the park! There are ways but like most people say you have to build something that is going to be fun and not get boring you can;t just install a new ride every 5-10 years then it gets old, Frontier City is nice but you go once you have been there and they do not have any real "thrill rides"! if you want fun drive 4 hours to Six Flags! Oh yea Bells never charged much of an admission price thats another thing to look at yes we like cheap entertainment but with that comes the undesirables!
Bobby

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Free Enterprise wrote:
Why doesn't Bell's raise money from the private sector like other businesses do? Maybe the federal government could help if they can't get the people of Wagoner to. GM may have some good tips on how to approach congress on this matter.
Kind of like when the government gave railroads the right-of-ways across the entire US starting in the 1850s to present enabling railroad barrons to exist in the first place? Look it happens all the time, for all time. A community has incentive to invite business to their town, that might be an increased tax to subsidise the property, or forgoing property taxes like Tulsa has for major employers like AA and Bluebird. You are a fool if you think there is a difference between 'free enterprise' and government.

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