Lies, Lies, and More Lies
Before going further, let me explain another point. There will always be problems with reading and/or not reading of the water meters and billing issues because mistakes benefits the water department (WSOM). There's this illusion that they're fixing the matter, and evey now and then, they may make an adjustment but for the most part, they benefit from overcharging citizens via water bills. What department is used to loan money to the general fund, WSOM? So why would anyone think theyre trying to fix misreads or excessive billing of customers when the money collected is going directly to WSOM and more customers over charged, means more money in the account to loan the general fund.
At the last meeting, Winston made a reference that there's too many citizens that think they're lawyers. I think that was a shady moment directed to the blog he claims he don't read. But let's be clear, I'm not a lawyer but from my years of attending board meetings, I know the laws used to regulate a code charter municipality. I also know that the mayor is supposed to break a tie if one arises durung a meeting. Please not that there are no new amendments to this law which means it's still the law. Merlene can say she called Phil Bryant, but if it's not in writting, her phone conversations are moot. I know I'm going around the world just to get to Hattiesburg but when the majority of the board has embraced Ignorance, I feel the need to dot every I and cross every t. This post is a reminder that our police department is in jeopardy and we need to let the Lamar County Board of Supervisors know we support our officers. Here's another theory. Hold on to your britches for this one. In all honesty, I don't think the city is broke. This is a ploy that Winston is using in an attempt to get rid of the police department. Have you ever asked yourself, how is it that every time we get closer to the fiscal cliff, we miraculously get money deposited from out of nowhere and it's always just enough to carry us until the end of this holiday or until this pay period? I don't know about you, but it seems like these deposits are very conveniently discovered by a person that has no budgetarty training. Another dead give away that the City of Lumberton is not broke; Ben Winston is still signing checks. Now I know Ben likes to play ignorant when it's something he don't want to comply with, but he knows if he signs a check and there's no money in the account, he's responsible. And from what I can tell, he has yet to refuse to sign any checks and that's a clear indication that he knows the money is there; otherwise, he would pass the buck to Cora Rogers and another alderman. I don't know why he and Merlene are manipulating the system to get rid of the police department but I suppose if I was breaking the laws, I wouldn't want a police department either. Just a reminder, the Lamar County Board of Supervisors meeting is Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 9:00 am. Hope to see you there.