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West Shore Board Moves Forward, Unburdened No Longer by Conscience

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

At the end of the recent meeting of the WSCC where the board had just voted unanimously to grant a $240,000 figure in a separation agreement with President-in-turmoil Chuck Dillon to go with his…Continue

Tags: dillon, open, violation, policy, dyke

Julie Van Dyke Receives $70K in Hush Money from WSCC as Dillon Drives Off

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD yesterday. 8 Replies

 Did you know that the amount of revenue West Shore Community College takes in each year just from local county's property taxes (about $8.5 million) is more than the total revenues of the City of…Continue

Tags: shore, community, college, west, dillon

Should Familiarity with City Laws be a Prerequisite for City Officials?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Willy on Sunday. 1 Reply

A troop of Girl Scouts out of Turlock, CA learn that their community has received a grade of 'F' from the American Lung Association as far as 'tobacco control' was concerned, as you can see they have…Continue

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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion West Shore Board Moves Forward, Unburdened No Longer by Conscience
"I must agree with you wholeheartedly, Aquaman.  And yet county commissions, city councils, college boards of trustees all hire administrators with contracts that have such generous clauses and perquisites to keep them in their…"
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AQUAMAN replied to XLFD's discussion West Shore Board Moves Forward, Unburdened No Longer by Conscience
"Great thread and public comment. What still bothers me again, is where is that "rules of conduct clause" in the President's employment contract? Many big executives, athletes, stars of stage and screen, endorsement people, all have…"
3 hours ago
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West Shore Board Moves Forward, Unburdened No Longer by Conscience

At the end of the recent meeting of the WSCC where the board had just voted unanimously to grant a $240,000 figure in a separation agreement with President-in-turmoil Chuck Dillon to go with his regular retirement, and a $70,000 legal settlement of a matter involving Dillon's employment action on Julie Van Dyke,  Trustee Cowden had a few words regarding the general business of the meeting and the floor went to fellow trustee, Richard Wilson.  Richard Wilson serves as the City of Ludington's…See More
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Julie Van Dyke Receives $70K in Hush Money from WSCC as Dillon Drives Off
" Shinblind, 2012 and 2011 were especially profitable for the college, with revenue surpluses of $1,711,000 and $4,382,000 respectively!  (see this link)  The link also explains a little more about what is operating revenue,…"
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"It's fire... and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get out of the way, please! It's burning and bursting into flames and the... and it's falling on the mooring mast. And all the folks agree that this is…"
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AQUAMAN replied to XLFD's discussion Julie Van Dyke Receives $70K in Hush Money from WSCC as Dillon Drives Off
"Paul, could you elaborate more on Ms. Fox situation? Shinblind, I too don't understand the WSCC balance sheet above. It says operating losses of $16 Million, and at the same time, non-operating profit of $1 Million. Creative accounting? or more…"
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shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Julie Van Dyke Receives $70K in Hush Money from WSCC as Dillon Drives Off
"Does anyone have any idea where the $1,000,000+ in income that WSCC spins off every year goes?   $2.5M+ net income after expenses in 2 years is a good haul for any enterprise, especially one that is subsidized by taxpayers. How many years have…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Dickering Over Dillon
"Aquaman, I've got the comments made at the end of the evening by the board on tape.  The only one who appeared pained and troubled about the decision on Dillon was Trustee Bruce Smith-- the other five were like a varsity basketball…"
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XLFD replied to Dave's discussion Consumers settles with 17 of 19 plaintiffs over wind turbine farm
"Businesses that purport to be doing things for the community, but operate under secrecy, making deals with those who they can under contractual gag orders, are not doing things for the betterment of the community.  Those who operate like…"
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"Once again, you have improved on our local natural splendor."
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WSCC President Dillon to Continue Teaching...

"I define "error as a mistake. In my opinion this certainly was no mistake."
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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Dickering Over Dillon
"Good points Aquaman"
yesterday
XLFD replied to Dave's discussion Consumers settles with 17 of 19 plaintiffs over wind turbine farm
"I bet the settlement didn't involve Consumer's Energy ceasing and desisting its activities.  Congratulations, citizens."
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AQUAMAN replied to XLFD's discussion Dickering Over Dillon
"That's a pretty cogent and realistic type observation X, but you know, it's gotta be skewed as far as the public, LDN/MCP, and WSCC Trustees would interpret them....lol. Tricky Dick Wilson supports All actions that appear crooked and…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Dickering Over Dillon
"It wasn't any further explained tonight, I have some of the same questions, but Board member Richard Wilson was the first to pat the board on the back for successfully disposing of the two issues that came up in under three months, and the vote…"
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Wonder Woman replied to XLFD's discussion Dickering Over Dillon
"Now that Dillon and the college have parted ways, can someone explain to me the settlement?  I don't understand the unreimbursed medical expenses.  Was that something to do with his alcohol treatment?  Also, the story said that…"
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At 12:13pm on September 5, 2014, MED said…

Thank you! I stumbled across your site through a search about water/sewer regs in the city. I found your post from January about the surreptitious raising of the rates. This explains in part why my condo dues are going up - the association budget is showing a $1000 INCREASE in water/sewer cost for the next budget cycle Oct 2014-Sep 2015.

Do you happen to know the rules for condo buildings? Can I suggest we install meters for each individual unit and have the co-owners pay their own water bills? Or, does the city only put one meter on a condo building and expect the association to pay for it altogether?

Thanx!

Mary Ellen

At 12:33pm on June 12, 2014, yetihunter said…

Thank you!

At 10:19pm on March 3, 2014, Soupcan Sam said…

Thank you xlfd, long time reeder first time righter

At 9:57am on February 24, 2014, Lori Reamer said…

Thank you

At 6:44pm on October 18, 2013, Frank Lawrence said…

Please let me know what your e-mail address is.  I have a copy of a judicial opinion that I think will help you in the section of your FOIA litigation where you're arguing about FOIA fees.  Perhaps you can use this opinion to seek reconsideration of that crazy decision that was just issued by the Court of Appeals.

At 8:16pm on July 22, 2013, Willy said…

Why don't you post the article about the surfers saving the people at Stearns Beach in the forum section?

At 8:22am on June 26, 2013, Jim from scottville said…

Morning to you also.

At 12:43pm on May 20, 2013, Wonder Woman said…

Thank you!  I was hoping to find Iron Man here, too!  Shucks!

At 10:45am on November 4, 2012, Eastwick said…

Did you really leave me a quiz on my page????? LOL I just saw that. I am sure you know my answer.

 
 
 

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