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Protest over reassessment held

This may be the final word since the elections are over and to paraphrase Marc Antony's oratio on the burial of Caesar (the emporer): 'Friends, Adams Countians and countrymen, we come not to praise the Board of Commissioners, but to bury them.... their deeds will survive them..... so let us not forget the mischief they have done Their end began with their heinous "Policy of Public Participation " in which they attempted to silence our fundamental Right of Free Speech !!  (May 19, 2011 | post #52)

Evening Sun

Adams suit deal?

BTW: what did Marty Qually (Democrat candidate for Commissioner) do to help? NOTHING !!!!!! QUALLY did not attend any of the Public Meetings of the Board until he decided to run for office and I did not hear any protest from him nor did he contribute time/money to the effort to overturn the reassessment. And I don't find him to be particularly forthcoming or honest. As an example he states as part of his "qually-ficat ions" that he is a County Auditor. What he FAILS TO TELL YOU IS THAT HE WAS APPOINTED BY THE ESTABLISHMENT MACHINE JUST A TWO MONTHS AGO!!! When I asked him his qualifications to be an auditor (a specialized occupation requiring at a minimum an accounting degree) HIS ANSWER WAS: "I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU" !!! Qually fits in well with King George Weikert and the existing Board of Commissioners-- "see no evil, hear no evil, but do evil"----we just threw them out---why in the world would we want more of the same unresponsive politicians with their own agenda, but not the peoples!!!  (May 19, 2011 | post #13)

Evening Sun

Adams suit deal?

PAUL KELLET IS TO BE COMMENDED FOR THE ACTIONS HE HAS TAKEN ON BEHALF OF ALL THE ADAMS COUNTY TAXPAYERS--DEMOCRA TS, REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENTS! He has put his own money where his mouth is and for that reason and his fight to get 21st Century appraisers to re-do the appraisal at their expense not the County or refund the fees they charged; FOR THESE REASONS HE DESERVES YOUR VOTE IN NOVEMBER!!!!  (May 19, 2011 | post #12)

Evening Sun

Four newcomers beat incumbents in commissioner race

Dave and Voter postings above__I don't wish to add fuel to the fire--but, consider this: Standard & Poors (they provide information to the securities industry-you can google them for more detail) reports that the Adams County Industrial Development Agency has over $151 million in debt outstanding. The IDA was formed for the purpose of attracting new business (and jobs) to Adams County Why then are the only two beneficiaries of this program a nursing home AND GETTYSBURG COLLEGE !!! In fact,the college is responsible for approx $100 million of the total debt ultimately guarranteed by the taxpayers of Adams County Question: is this how they bought up so much residential/motel property for student housing etc that has now been taken off the tax rolls? Question: WHY IS IT THAT THE SAME NAMES SIT ON THE VARIOUS BOARDS OF THESE AGENCIES OF ADAMS COUNTY? and these persons all seem to be related in some way to the Board of Commissioners !! Is the reason it is not reported in the Gettysburg Times is that the people who are principals of the Times also sit on the Boards of IDA and other agencies ? [email protected]  (May 18, 2011 | post #23)

Evening Sun

Four newcomers beat incumbents in commissioner race

to the Commissioner candidates: Question: Will you pledge to meet the current Board as soon as elected to familiarize yourself with all pending County matters so that you will not be caught like a deer in the headlights the day you take over? Question: Will you pledge to take as your priorities the needs of the taxpayers and not the Adams County Democrat and Republican Chairpersons (Party Bosses) who did nothing to take action against a property tax reassessment which raised taxes while property values were and are sinking like the Titanic, homes were foreclosed and no able buyers in sight as Real Estate Brokers are closing shop due to lack of sales  (May 18, 2011 | post #6)

Evening Sun

Four newcomers beat incumbents in commissioner race

More questions to ask of the Commissioner candidates: 1. Have you obtained and read thru the County Budget for 2011? Have you identified specific Department and Line items that can be eliminated or at least reduced? Jim Martin is the only one to have done this as I went over the Budget with him back in December 2010 as far as I know the other 3 (Phiel,Qually,Kell et) have no clue 2. What is your plan to get out from under the high risk bets made by Snyder,Weikert &Moreno on "Swaps and Swaptions" which Pa Auditor General Jack Wagner has stated could cost taxpayers millions 3. Will you rescind the Public Participation Policy enacted by the current Board which is an outrageous assault and limitation of our Constitutional right of free speech so we can freely address Commissioners at the Public Board Meetings with our concerns 4. Will you post on the Adams County website ALL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE COUNTY as reported on by the firm of CPA's--we need to see complete information for ALL county operations, not just the General Fund  (May 18, 2011 | post #5)

Evening Sun

Four newcomers beat incumbents in commissioner race

As Yogi Berra said so eloquently: "IT AINT OVER TILL ITS OVER" This is only the primaries-- now we know who made it to the final series but who will be the new Commissioners will be decided in the November elections ! So please voters ask each of these candidates to put their money where their mouth is by answering just a few questions such as: 1. what is their plan to reduce the property tax-- for example we are paying for Adams County Transit buses riding thru Gettysburg with NO Passengers--these buses are burning up gas at $4 a gallon, bus driver salary and benefits, tires, tune-ups, mtce etc 2. Will you cancel the deal to buy the St Francis Xavier buildings which will cost millions--Adams taxpayers are tapped out and don't need to fill these buildings with more County employees--County payroll is bloated enough  (May 18, 2011 | post #3)

Evening Sun

Four newcomers beat incumbents in commissioner race

The current Board of Commissioners have no one but themselves for being voted out by the taxpayers of Adams County! The complaints against them read like the Declaration Of Independence from King George (Weikert): 1. Failure to listen to the protests of the people 2. Imposition of unreasonable taxes 3. Abridgement of free speech 4. Burdening the taxpayers with wasteful and unnecessary spending on consultants and contractors many of whom are not even County residents/taxpayer s God Bless America and Adams County !!!  (May 18, 2011 | post #1)

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what really happened in new york saturday, people?

Its a shame that public forums are used by mindless bigots to spew out hateful speech. What does Israel, Jewish Defense League, Jewish lawyers etc, etc have to do with one man's outrageous conduct. Does the bad conduct of a so-called Baptist group at a soldier's funeral mean all Baptists are bad? Have we forgotten the lessons of NAZI Germany under Hitler making Jews scapegoats for the ills of a nation. Have we forgotten the death camps of Buchenwald, Auschwitz, Treblinka where millions of innocent men,women and children were exterminated for no other reason than that they were Jews? As an officer in the NY Guard I swore to uphold the Constitution and I am saddened to see free speech rights used this way. But then again this is what happens when a nation turns its back to our Creator and ceases to be thankful for Divine Providence. "For God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten Son that the world be saved" Maj Wm Dana, NYG  (May 16, 2011 | post #10)

Evening Sun

Reassessment big issue with voters

Well you could vote for Dave Reindollar--as he stated to me his best accomplishment in business turnarounds was leaving behind a management team that could get the job done. We need leaders who can train good leaders to fill in when their gone. I disagree with you on Jim Martin---I went over the Adams County Budget with him and he is well aware of senseless county spending that can be eliminated--and he was at the Board Meetings protesting the reassessment before any of the other Republican candidates!  (May 16, 2011 | post #25)

Evening Sun

Primary holds a number of contested races in York and Ada...

If you think county taxes are high now, they will skyrocket even higher if Weikert and Moreno are reelected. They are true "tax and spend" liberals, have their own agenda and could care less about the taxpayers. Jim Martin and Dave Reindollar have the honesty and necessary skills to get Adams County taxes back to a manageable level---they will listen to us--- unlike Weikert who silences the public.  (May 16, 2011 | post #10)

Evening Sun

A money-making scheme by Spring Grove school board

Property taxes are the most regressive way to raise revenues--they came into being when America was first settled because there was no income tax and property owners were the only persons sending their children to school! Today we have numerous families here illegaly or legally that are renters and property owners are the only ones saddled with the costs. Since local Boards really have no control, programs are mandated by the Feds or State and teachers unions hold taxpayer children hostage I say let the state take over the schools and pay for them through state revenues AND WHY NOT?  (Apr 19, 2011 | post #13)

Evening Sun

Let this foundation crumble

Proof once again that instead of protecting its citizens, government run by political hacks and their cronies are busy figuring new ways to rip off the people This is an example of their latest scam--form a private foundation to solicit public money and then staff it with FOPs (Friends & family Of Political insiders) at outrageous salaries for doing nothing except making life harder than it already is--no wonder people all over the globe a rising up against their taskmasters (politicians) The battlefield and visitor center are not a theme park run for profit-- and BTW dont we pay income taxes to support public national parks?  (Apr 14, 2011 | post #9)

Evening Sun

Meetings shouldn't be special

In our representative form of democratic government the people elect persons to represent them. The purpose of the Public Meetings of the Board (or any governmental unit) is so that the wishes of the people can be properly expressed through their elected representatives, who are elected to carry out the will of the majority. When our elected officials refuse to listen to the peoples voice (vox populi) then we no longer have a democratic republic--we now have an oligarchy--the rule of the many by the few! Apparently Commissioners Weikert, Snyder and Moreno have decided they no longer wish or need to listen to the voice of the people as they are infallible in their deciding what is best for all. What I would like to know is when did they become "gods" or are they waiting for a "special meeting" to declare themselves such!  (Apr 13, 2011 | post #5)

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