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Old 01-14-2015, 01:35 PM
tulenutn2o tulenutn2o is offline
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So now the school board is floating the idea to build a new Berg complex to the tune of $30 million+. They just bought buildings to renovate at $400k, K class is shrinking. City looks to try to float idea of bonding every 2 years to pay for pet projects. Awesome! These people must really know where the money tree is with all the old ,supposed, d&d housing they are buying, and all this other crap they are spending on. Looks like they are just stirring the same ole pot of stew and telling you it's prime rib. Isn't it amazing how we had one major issue to tackle(streets) and city leaders decided there must be even more "problems" that citizens need taken care of? Their solution is TIF, Grants, franchise fees, tax levies, bonding, etc. How many more ways will they figure out to take our money without calling it what it is, TAXATION! Troubling to think that a small group of people can set policy that affects your pocketbook, and you have little to no say. If I wasn't stuck here in this stinkhole, I would most certainly move.....but where? I think somewhere where the weather is better, most certainly.The whole country seems to be playing the game. The council, the city administrator, everybody needs to go, and take their hairbrained ideas with them. Maybe they will be a good fit for California.
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:13 PM
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Old worn out building, just curious where did all the LOS taxes go, supposlity for school maintance, just like all the other school tax money, spent on something else.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:48 PM
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Amazing. Well knowing the old buttheads, not really amazing. Stupid definitely. There is a reason it is called 'LOST'. Ralphie-boy, exactly where do you think can we see where the LOST monies are going? Is that info only available from council?

And why do we have so many schools around here anyway and only ONE high school?? If they are gonna build something, build one school building for all students not in high school. Sell off the other ones to local developers for apartments or whatever. There seems to be a ginormous amount of space near Wal-Mart and the surrounding area. Heck even out of town developers would snag these school buildings.
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:51 AM
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Still waiting to see a new street sign to replace the missing one south of wally world. Couple of years and counting. But, we can build bike trails and put up new signposts!
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:35 PM
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The citizens passed the LOS tax for upkeep on the school buildings but just like the previous budgets for building mantance It was misused redirected
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:25 AM
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The citizens passed the LOS tax for upkeep on the school buildings but just like the previous budgets for building mantance It was misused redirected
Name a tax dollar that isn't misused, redirected. Taxes from the people is freedom lost.
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