Is This The End?
Jay McGraw said he had an analysis of the savings we're getting by outsourcing garbage collection but he didn't have the paperwork to support his claims. I'm eagerly awaiting to see this set of figures because I don't understand how we can pay an outside company to pick up trash and keep all the employees. In order for there to be a savings, there must be a cut in spending. If we were paying that much in fuel cost, then someone was doing too much driving. The,city clerk lied, again, about why we cannot get a copy of the minutes from March, April, May, June and July. At first, she said they were not signed by the mayor and last night, she said they were not ready because the deputy clerk was out for surgery. That may explain why July's minutes are not ready but that don't wash when it comes to the other months; especially since the deputy clerk was out for a week.org so in June. I'm beginning to think it's moot to ask the city clerk any questions because I'm not certain if she's telling the truth and that's not a good feeling when you rely on that person as a guardian of the city's records. If a person will lie, they will steal and that's definitely not the kind of person needed in an office dealing with finance.
There was an agenda item to hire a police officer. Winston went on about how another police officer is needed andhe asupport this move for the sale of public safety but then a vote was taken and it was a tie. Quincy Rogers and Jay McGraw were in favor of hiring another police officer while Kent Crider and Tommy Dukes opposed the move to improve public safety. Since this is a code charter municipality, the only power a mayor has is a veto and a vote to break a tie. Winston refused to break the tie. He said he's going to wait until Cora Rogers return or try to convince someone to change their vote. Ben Winston should be ashamed of his level of ignorance. There's no way a person that served four years as an alderman, four years as a county supervisor, a businessman and pastor should be this clueless about order. I have a video clip of this coward in action and I will post it later. I know I've said a lot for someone that didn't want to blog but I might well; even if I'm preaching to the choir.