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Millage Math

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD Aug 9. 3 Replies

Can someone explain this?"The millage is estimated to raise $1,090,676..." "Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said the millage basically pays for the cost of five corrections deputies and a…Continue

City Hall Entitlements

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD Jun 8. 2 Replies

Are you entitled to a free pass on the height of your uncut lawn if you happen to buy a lot from the city?The lot where the fire barn was once  proposed, on the corner of Dowland  & Emily Streets…Continue

Dept of phony accounting.

Started this discussion. Last reply by AQUAMAN Mar 7. 6 Replies

I see that the issue of Court House security was raised again at the County Commission meeting.There is a need for this. A need to have a single entrance with a metal detector and an officer.And…Continue

At least they took the threat seriously

Started this discussion. Last reply by stump Feb 23. 9 Replies

Unlike Florida Manistee County Law enforcement took the threat seriously.…Continue

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shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Was Ludington's First Committee of the Whole Wholly Legal?
"As is my civic duty to aid the City of Ludington in their search for a new city manager, instead of having to meet illegally to discuss the situation, they should have started with the premise what is the average salary for a city manager. Not…"
Thursday
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting August 13, 2018: Neal Before Me
"So now the buildings are relocated on the bowling alley block from facing Ludington Avenue to facing Rath Street  and rotated so instead of facing north and south they will face east and west and no approval is necessary by any "planning…"
Wednesday
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion 2018 Local Voting Guide for the Primary Election
"Better would be for the landlords to inform the tenants how much their rent will increase if any of the millage's pass BEFORE the elections. Let them know ahead of time that they share the renters pain but if any millage's are approved…"
Aug 11
XLFD replied to shinblind's discussion Millage Math
"Thanks for that information, shinblind.  It's a shame that almost all citizens (and most county officials) are unaware of the waste such statistics point at in the sheriff's department and how we all just democratically okayed $1.6…"
Aug 9
shinblind replied to shinblind's discussion Millage Math
"Overview:   Manistee  County                                          Mason County  Population                     24,733                                       28,705 Inmate census [average/day]        …"
Aug 9
XLFD replied to shinblind's discussion Millage Math
"The sheriff's office was never good at math when it comes to 'splaining these millage proposals and why they are necessary, recall this recent article:  road-patrol-millage-proposal-propaganda-corrected. Shinblind, could you do me a…"
Aug 9
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Millage Math

Can someone explain this?"The millage is estimated to raise $1,090,676..." "Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said the millage basically pays for the cost of five corrections deputies and a supervisor."Divided evenly that is $166,000 per the 6 correctional employees.Doesn't that seem a little excessive even to Sheriff Cole?No wonder his employees love him.Cole further stated,''There are a total of 17 full time corrections deputies along with four to six part-time deputies.''Also,“We are very…See More
Aug 8
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion 2018 Local Voting Guide for the Primary Election
"All millage's pass. Voters taxing their way to Venezuela.  "
Aug 8
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion 2018 Local Voting Guide for the Primary Election
"Does anyone remember the last time a millage vote was defeated in Mason County or Ludington?"
Aug 8
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Why You Should Vote 'No' on the City Charter Proposal
"Would prefer a proposal to term limit the length of employment for the city manager. 8 years and out. 6 years would be even better. Get some fresh blood in there.  No pension. No carry-over  benefits. The compensation is adequate that if…"
Jul 31
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Why You Should Vote 'No' on the City Charter Proposal
"Is there an oath involved with becoming the Deputy Director of Ottawa County? Will they offer Shay the same option to decline the oath?"
Jul 30
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Why You Should Vote 'No' on the City Charter Proposal
"Make it mandatory that the city manager takes the oath of office."
Jul 30
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council July 25, 2018: Old Minutes, New Agenda
"ABANDON SHIP   ABANDON SHIP   THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THE LACK OF ADEQUATE LIFE JACKETS IS JUST A RUMOR, PROBABLY STARTED BY THE LUDINGTON TORCH. ALL CITY MANAGER AND CITY COUNCILORS PLEASE BOARD FIRST. THOSE REMAINING UNBOARD PLEASE ARRANGE…"
Jul 29
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council July 25, 2018: Old Minutes, New Agenda
"Ultimately it is  the voter's apathy that got us into this mess. That and what passes for the local news media, news reporting that is everything it shouldn't be, lazy, cowardly and chickenshit. Add in a educational system that…"
Jul 26
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Road Patrol Millage Proposal Propaganda Corrected
"McGruff the Crime Dog is the crime fighting mascot who's motto is ''taking a bite out of crime''. Sheriff Kim Cole is a crime fighting wanna be whose motto is ''putting the bite on taxpayers''. Be like…"
Jul 23
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion John Shay, More Theft Before Leaving
"With Shay having his arm up the backside of interim city manger Steve Brock making him dance and  talk I don't think we are completely done with the likes of John Shay's corruption."
Jul 19

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