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Connersville, IN

Meeting Tonight

I don't post much on here any more, so I have to ask . . . Is this the 'true, original' 'newsjunkie?!?! I realize Harold G. isn't gonna win any awards for public speaking, but based on stuff like that well-known fact, and branding us supporters as "less than intelligent" doesn't seem like the original 'newsjunkie I remember. Oh well . . . . . . kh  (Jun 2, 2009 | post #60)

Connersville, IN

Meeting Tonight

Matt - I haven't (yet) read the code you supplied, and I'm far from being anything close to a legal expert, but if what I'm told by several people who have what I would say 'in-depth' knowledge about the situation, the possibility of lawsuits (plural) and this being overturned by an out-of-venue court is as sure as swiss cheese having some holes in it. That's what I've been told, I have no verification that it's accurate or true. Time will tell, and I'd say the swiss cheese holes people very likely might be right. I hope so. . . . kh  (Jun 2, 2009 | post #56)

Connersville, IN

Meeting Tonight

forrest gump - Doing something and doing THE RIGHT THING(S) are two different things. No comparison. . . . kh  (Jun 2, 2009 | post #46)

Connersville, IN

Meeting Tonight

You're absolutely right, Raspberry Rhubarb. As Fed Up said: "Thank you guys for not paying attention to the citizens of connersville! It is nice to know we still have a voice." That is THE bottom line. As you two and others have noted, these people were voted into office and a big part of their job is trying to do what their constituents want. I guess that doesn't mean s.hit in Connersville any longer. Maybe that type of representation never existed, and it sure as he!l isn't on the agenda of at least five of our current "elected leaders." I'd love to know if (ha ha ha!) or what the ulterior motive is for disbanding the Utilities Board so quickly and whatever lies ahead? Good job folks. I'm sure your dedication to the subject - and open ears to the public - will serve you well in future elections. . . . kh  (Jun 2, 2009 | post #31)

Connersville, IN

Connersville Utilities

Good post, 'villian. All of it - especially the last paragraph. . . . kh  (May 20, 2009 | post #93)

Connersville, IN

meeting tonight

OK yep, since reset hasn't had time to answer the question, maybe you can? Have at it. Also, please provide a link to, or legitimate references regarding "Every other community has privately owned water utilities." EVERY community?!? That's what you stated as fact, now prove it. EVERY community in Indiana. Show us your expertise, minor league non-playa. :) . . . kh  (May 20, 2009 | post #50)

Connersville, IN

meeting tonight

OK. You've insinuated that you're far more intelligent than anyone on here, so please explain it to us dumbazzes. How is this situation only a matter of our "rates" going up? Put that Big 10 BS - the degree BS, that is - to good use and tell us why this is a nonsensical matter to protest/be upset about since it's only about our rates 'going up.' . . . kh  (May 19, 2009 | post #45)

Connersville, IN

meeting tonight

reset urself - If you think this issue is simply about a rate increase for C'ville Utilities consumers, I have to say you don't get it at all. Not at all. . . . kh  (May 19, 2009 | post #43)

Connersville, IN

Connersville Utilities

CABR - No reason to say sorry, I appreciate you pointing out my error. I completely forgot about Fran C. being in the fold. And you know what, I'm the most disappointed and saddened that he - for whatever reason - approves this situation. I should call him. He always was honest and straightforward with me so I'd like to hear his version on everything that's transpiring. That's it for now . . . I guess. . . . kh  (May 19, 2009 | post #78)

Connersville, IN

meeting tonight

Eggs-act-lee, SEA GLASS. On both levels. Our city council members that I know will be receptive to you concerns - unless they've been drinkin' a different form of James Jones' 1978 Kool-Aid, which seems like a definite possibility in this utilities fiasco. As far as the federal level, every time I've signed a petition about something ridiculous being done or considered, or contacted our state and/or fed reps, the person has responded with an e-mail. Translated: Elected officials have to hear from US, the people who elected them. No matter what is said on Topix, the key is direct communication and persistence, if necessary. Later all. . . . kh  (May 19, 2009 | post #21)

Connersville, IN

meeting tonight

upset citizen - Contact Harold Gordon, Nancy Stevens or Gary Weber. I think those three are the only council members who voted against this cluster &$@! All are in the 'phone book and all three are receptive to constituent concerns and easy to work with. It might not help, but it can't hurt to try. . . . kh  (May 18, 2009 | post #13)

Connersville, IN

Utilities Board is dissolved?!?

I might be wrong, with the way laws are changed so frequently, but I'd say the info WACO KID uncovered might mean this issue IS something that should be determined by the voters. If it was a "voted it thing," by the taxpayers, etc. of this city/county, why would that same group not have a "voting" say in the matter. Something smells rotten in Connersville, and a key question about that is . . . is anyone surprised? . . . kh  (May 8, 2009 | post #71)

Connersville, IN

Utilities Board is dissolved?!?

Paul the Baun - There are many questions posed by you and numerous other posters that I don't have the answers to. I do know this, despite what yep said, I've been told by reliable sources that if/when C'ville doesn't own it's vast amount of water, our water bills will increase to the $110 per month range, possible more. With virtually no chance of any future reductions. And, as almost everyone has noted, our much-envied water supply is perhaps our final hope for survival. To me, it is incomprehensible to even consider selling our water. There's some pieces of this puzzle missing, and I hope when the puzzle is completed, our water hasn't been sold by people who likely will "retire" and won't reside in Connersville in a few years . . . once their elected terms are over. Good luck Connersville. Lord knows we need help now as badly as ever. Later all. . . . kh  (May 5, 2009 | post #25)

Connersville, IN

Utilities Board is dissolved?!?

Unfortunately, you might be right, Listener. After they read my previous post about "no way in he!l we're selling our water ...", I got a call from someone "downtown " who told me this: Mayor Urban reportedly said that the utilities/our water WILL be sold if a bond payment isn't made as required. He reportedly said the state could 'mandate' the sale of C'ville Utilities if the payment is not made on time. That's all I know now, and I'll say this again: If our water supply is sold, it would be sheer lunacy and possibly the last straw necessary to break Connersville's camel back. I don't know what it will take to stop such a nonsensical idea, but I hope whatever can be done IS DONE. I guess we'll know soon enough. Observer - Thanks for the welcome. I appreciate it. . . . kh  (May 5, 2009 | post #17)

Connersville, IN

Utilities Board is dissolved?!?

There are many factors to the situation at C'ville Utilities. I don't know all of them so I won't pretend I do and post things I don't know anything about. I can say this: I recently had a brief conversation with someone "very close to city business" and that person assured me that the city IS NOT trying to, and will not sell the utilities company/our water. "There's no way in he!l we would ever sell our water," the person said. We didn't have time to discuss the plug getting pulled on the board so I don't know the details on that - yet. As The newsjunkie said, the meeting is rated 'must see,' from what I've heard. I hope things get stabalized at the utilities and no one has to lose their job. Those people have taken some major hits already. Overpaid management in the past reportedly is a big reason the utilities in in the shape it's in now - and I'm not referring to Harold Ellison. I also hope what I was told about our water never being sold is accurate, and someone "with the power" doesn't change that scenario to try to make a quick buck for the city. . . . kh  (May 5, 2009 | post #13)

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Hometown:

Connersville

Neighborhood:

I live on drag strip street

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Roberts Park, 'Old' Spartan Field (Grandview track), Claypool Field, Kunkel's, my neighborhood.

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planet Earth

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I'm doing something else.

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Connersville:A View From An Outsider

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Many things, including what Frankie Beverley - and many others have said or sang: "Love is the Key."