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Springboro, OH

Police Chief: was justice served in Springboro traffic stop?

I assume you are basing your question on the salary listed for Sgt. Wilson, the DARE officer? Does that salary include overtime for the Sgt.? If he is the one I am thinking of, who is always at various school functions - I do see him A LOT at different times of the night. I will have to call and find out his base salary. Then I might be able to give you a better answer as to my opinion on that. Simplistically, should supervisors make more than their subordinates? Of course they should. In my company, I make more money than my subordinates. I have also been working longer than them, put in my time, have an advanced degree where most of them don't, etc. A lot of times, people think they should make as much as their supervisors just because. It doesn't work that way. People that come into an organization expecting to make top salary in 2-3 years is unrealistic. The world doesn't usually work that way.  (May 13, 2009 | post #77)

Springboro, OH

Police Chief: was justice served in Springboro traffic stop?

I appreciate you notice I have a passion for this City. I absolutely do. I love living here and raising my family here. Been here a long time. I am also critical of my city when I feel it is necessary, but I really don't like personal attacks about people - no matter who they are. Personal attacks accomplish absolutely nothing.  (May 13, 2009 | post #76)

Springboro, OH

Police Chief: was justice served in Springboro traffic stop?

The general population of Springboro as of the 2000 Census was 12,380. That number is probably no where near where it is now with all the development that occurred (even though it seems to have really slowed down the past 3-4 years). As for the daytime population - I couldn't find that information anywhere in my research, but I would have to say, since Springboro is a "bedroom " community, (or at least it is perceived that way) it couldn't be much more than 20,000. While Springboro does have a few large companies that I can tell, there are no GM's that are employing thousands of workers. There are quite a few businesses, but most of them seem to be smaller employers.  (May 13, 2009 | post #75)

Springboro, OH

Police Chief: was justice served in Springboro traffic stop?

Actually, you can just look at the comparables that were in the fact finding report I referenced previously. Those communities seemed pretty good to me. Listing Oakwood as a comparable to Springboro is pretty out there.......all of their officers are also paramedics or something, aren't they? Hardly a comparison.  (May 13, 2009 | post #74)

Springboro, OH

Police Chief: was justice served in Springboro traffic stop?

I am actually a very good researcher - and I took a quick look at some of the comparables that you listed - Sharonville and Loveland? Are you serious? Sharonville has a population of 14,000, ok, I'll give you that maybe, but it has a daytime population of approximately 37,000 and is located at the intersection of two major interstates. And Loveland - their neighbor is Indian Hill. Need I say more about the area that is located? Those aren't comparables. Those are two communities thrown in there to drive the median income higher for the union.  (May 10, 2009 | post #69)

Springboro, OH

Police Chief: was justice served in Springboro traffic stop?

You looked at the vote??????? Where would you find that? I thought those votes are by secret ballot????????? Hmmmmmmm, you must have been present for those votes you are referring to......  (May 10, 2009 | post #68)

Springboro, OH

Police Chief: was justice served in Springboro traffic stop?

You always say to research this stuff, so I wanted to research your statement about Springboro officers being underpaid. I think $55,000 plus benefits, is a VERY good wage, so I decided to look into some things. I remembered an article I read or something I heard from someone about a dispute or something a few years ago between the FOP and the City. If you go to the State of Ohio website, you can find all the disputes between the unions and governments in Ohio that were settled by a unbiased third party. I searched "Springboro " and found case 06-MED-08-0831. After reading it, it was very interesting to see that the arbitrator awarded the City with pretty much everyting it argued for. Sounds to me like any mess that was started was started by the officers. While saying all of this, I do believe the police department has excellent employees and I have always been impressed with them, from the Chief all the way down. It takes a special person to be an officer. Maybe the bad seeds are already gone? Again, I have seen bad seeds operate too many times at my own job.  (May 5, 2009 | post #59)

Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

The absentee ballots are in the count. There were only 3 of them.  (May 5, 2009 | post #5885)

Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

Now it's done. It lost by 137 votes.  (May 5, 2009 | post #5879)

Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

No, Old Croney is correct. There is 1 precinct in Montgomery County and it hasn't been reported yet.  (May 5, 2009 | post #5860)

Springboro, OH

Springboro School Board - Example of District Retaliation...

I am a believer in there are two sides to every story. I would have to agree with Panther Parent from the other thread - not saying this isn't true, but what's the other side? My take on it is - when he discovered he was being laid off (which is exactly what everyone on this blog wants - the district to cut costs - isn't it?) he started thinking - hmm, why am I being laid off, but my superior isn't? He probably tried rattling his sabers to save his job and the admin reacted to that. It would be interesting to see or know just how he tried to "point out" some ways the district could save money (other than laying him off). My guess is, it wasn't quite as calm as he makes it out to be. Again, could be wrong though. Would like to hear the other side.  (May 1, 2009 | post #2)

Springboro, OH

Police Chief: was justice served in Springboro traffic stop?

A lot of this sounds like a disgruntled ex-employee to me! And bringing up union grievances....I am in a company that unfortunately has to deal with 3 different unions....and I can tell you - grievances are filed every single day for STUPID things. Unfortunately, a lot of them are simply settled before arbitration because it would cost WAY too much to fight them, rather than just settle them. And believe me - union members know this. And certain lazy employees members use this to their advantage.  (Apr 24, 2009 | post #49)

Springboro, OH

Police Chief: was justice served in Springboro traffic stop?

Expert Opinion" - which one are you - Pultz or Stewart?  (Apr 24, 2009 | post #48)

Springboro, OH

Should Baker resign?

Fact2 - Need to check your facts - the final contract number with the contractor who is building the building (whose name escapes me right now) was like $6.8 million. I think I remember reading that the initial bids were high, but the City negotiated some things with the contractor and was able to get the price down to around what they originally estimated it to be.  (Apr 22, 2009 | post #17)

Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

You may want to check your facts - I read the township had pledged 100k, but I don't think the City did. They pledged something, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't 100k.  (Apr 17, 2009 | post #4434)