Idea

Pikeville, KY

#21 Jun 14, 2009
lowell ward...he brought up the PD, why not the whole city??
trunk

United States

#22 Jun 15, 2009
I Know wrote:
i do have to say i agree with 99.9% of what u guys have written as far as your concerns are with the mayor. we the ppl needed to look more into his work history BEFORE he was voted in. Not only is he bad with money and the city. but he was also bad with money when he worked for his former employer, rain tree group
I totally agree. The problem with this small town is that elections seem to be more of a popularity contest. If people would have looked into his work history I am positive he would not have been elected Mayor.
xyz

Staffordsville, KY

#23 Jun 15, 2009
BillyBobThornton wrote:
Hell...we could just forget about the Dougie Pugh $600,000 doallar deficet he was left with. Or we could just plan on FRan running and giving it all the the Garden Club. She got $3,000 from tourism but wasn't pleased with that now she want all the cancer money raised from the Faith Runners turned over as well.
Who was left with a deficit? I thought the city had money when Mayor Porter took over and then went in the whole a year later.??
xyz

Staffordsville, KY

#24 Jun 15, 2009
xyz wrote:
<quoted text>
Who was left with a deficit? I thought the city had money when Mayor Porter took over and then went in the whole a year later.??
Oops! Meant hole not "whole".
CROW

Tarboro, NC

#25 Jun 15, 2009
We need to understand that not only the Mayor is responsible for all this. The City Council has most of the say on all matters. If something is brought up by the Mayor it is the Council's job to pass or not pass anything on the table. I would think some people like Fran and others have been on the council to long and just worry about themselves and their friends. We need new council members and maybe a new Mayor. Anyone who cares about nothing but the city and the citizens would be a good person. Maybe it's time to put someone in office that is just an everyday person without all the ties to the good ol boys. We made the town wet now we can change ALL the leaders. If they been in office longer than 2 terms then it's to long. Maybe I will run, not from here and only lived here 9 years, so I got no ties to anyone. Let's cut some of these high paid jobs and get back to worrying about the important things. VOTE CROW, if Paintsville is to GROW, nice slogan.
Eastside

United States

#26 Jun 15, 2009
Attorney Mike Schmitt or Banker Denny Dorton would be excellent candidates for Mayor.
Sickened

Pikeville, KY

#27 Jun 15, 2009
I would have to say that after reading this forum I am truly sick about the shape that our city is in and how it got there. People want to scream that Dougie left this city in such bad shape and maybe he did, but Porter has done nothing to improve it. It has only gotten worse. I might be able to understand if he were making an attempt, but increasing the budget of a failing golf course is ridiculous. Our city public safety departments are taking cuts while a struggling golf course gets raises? It is beyond me what this man is thinking. BAD MOVE MAYOR! It doesn't matter how much money is sunk into the golf course it is not going to help.
The counsel seems to do nothing to keep the Mayor under control. Most departments budgets are being cut and Fran is worried about the garden club. Is it just me or is something wrong there? We need counsel members who will speak up, but welcome to Paintsville. I guess if you coached the high school basketball team for years you must be the best candidate for counsel. Until the citizens decide enough is enough continue to watch this city dwindle.
My best advice to the Mayor is to keep his name off the ballot. He has made a big enough fool of himself already and his wife has not helped matters. We need a strong willed man in that office. Not a man that lets his wife control his every move. It is sick!
Sickened

Pikeville, KY

#28 Jun 15, 2009
upset wrote:
I did say something to one of the council members and was told it was city's business. I never cared for Bonnie but her mother was a well-known dance instructor when I was younger. A lady I go to church with told me that Bonnie was fired from Pebbles for coming in drunk and we were at a Christmas party at the country club a year or so ago and she made a fool of herself.It was said that Bonnie urinated in the bathroom sink that night but I didn't see that. The manager of the country club was so mad that she quit. We left soon after arriving. Heard Bob is having an affair but afraid to leave Bonnie because she knows too much on him and will turn him in. That is all we need! I used to be proud of my street and the upkeep, now there is no upkeep and the sidewalk is breaking apart. I just don't want to get involved in a no-win situation. Most everyone brags on him but I don't see it.
Apparently you don't need to vote for that counsel member. We are citizens of this city and have the right to be informed. They should be more than welcome to hear from the public. That just goes to show you that they do not have our best interests.
I would love to be able to attend counsel meetings, however, I have family obligations. I do keep up with minutes of each meeting. It is probably a good thing I am not there. I am sure they would hate to see someone vomit and it would hard to hold back.
Upset.. I would love to know who that counsel member was. I vote everytime the polls are open and we don't need someone like that on counsel.
Just Me

United States

#29 Jun 15, 2009
You ppl need to get real! All cities are like this everywhere! They are politicians!!! Everything is political with them! Nothing will ever be perfect as long as you have politicians running the show! And this is proof! Most of them can't even handle their own families let alone an entire town or state for that matter!
investigatehim

United States

#30 Jun 15, 2009
Bob Porter is a sorry politician. All he does is try to blow smoke up everybodies butt. All he wants to do is pacify his drunk buddies. It's my understanding that he was definately the one who got the wet/dry vote started. He tried to get several different people to purchase the old Terry Office Supply building so it could be turned into a alcohol package store or a possible BROTHEL so his wife could work and get drunk to. Also, I would like to know how he can afford to buy his Daughter a house over by the tennis court? He is a shady character! Once a thief always a thief. The citizens of Paintsville need to Ban together and have him investigated and impeached. I also think all of the votes on the wet/dry election need to be recounted.
sorrymayor

United States

#31 Jun 15, 2009
Are you sure that Bob Porters daughter lives beside the park? If so, she voted in the wrong precinct for the wet/dry election. Bob took her to the high rise to vote. Sounds like more corruption on Bob's part. The votes do need to be recounted. Does anyone know who to contact to have the votes recounted?
Just Me

United States

#32 Jun 15, 2009
investigatehim wrote:
Bob Porter is a sorry politician. All he does is try to blow smoke up everybodies butt. All he wants to do is pacify his drunk buddies. It's my understanding that he was definately the one who got the wet/dry vote started. He tried to get several different people to purchase the old Terry Office Supply building so it could be turned into a alcohol package store or a possible BROTHEL so his wife could work and get drunk to. Also, I would like to know how he can afford to buy his Daughter a house over by the tennis court? He is a shady character! Once a thief always a thief. The citizens of Paintsville need to Ban together and have him investigated and impeached. I also think all of the votes on the wet/dry election need to be recounted.
Yeah I am very surprised with the way the vote turned out.Paintsville has a lot of Church members.But then again there are many that go to the Methodist Church and later that day you can catch them at the golf course drinking!
BAD MOON

Tarboro, NC

#33 Jun 15, 2009
It's reallt our fault. Now let's stop all the crazies in office and replace all of them, get away from the same crowd running this place. Why is the common citizen taken in by this, there are not enough good ol boys to elect anyone, but, us the common everyday citizen can, Majority rules. Fran is a joke, all about her, and what about some of those other council members, to old, to good ol boys to care about anything but their friends. Now if we can break a 60 year strangle hold on this area by voting wet, why can't we get coomon evryday citizens in offise to make this place something we proud to call home. DID THE MAYOR ASK ANYONE, BUT HIS FRIENDS TO DECIDE ON THE NEW ORDNAINCE FOR BEVERAGE SALES? WILL YOU OR I HAVE ANY SAY, NO..WE SHOULD DEMAND AT LEAST 2 CITIZENS NOT IN THE CLICK BE THERE ALSO. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
BAD MOON

Tarboro, NC

#34 Jun 15, 2009
FORGIVE MY SPELLING, JUST UPSET OVER THE WAY OUR CITY IS BEING RUN
I heard

United States

#35 Jun 16, 2009
I heard that the city was selling the ambulance service. Does anyone know how much money they bring in? I am sure it is more than the golf course. I say we sell it. This will be a huge mistake on the Mayor. Don't expect to get reelected if you sell the most profitable business in the city. It seems like he wants to hang himself and he is doing a good job!
truth

Pikeville, KY

#36 Jun 16, 2009
u know how much u make at the city fire dept and ems $7.11hr if that aint bulshit i dont know what is ask the mayor how much him and the rest of the city get paid
truth

Pikeville, KY

#37 Jun 16, 2009
this aint 1975 its friggin 2009
CROW

Tarboro, NC

#38 Jun 16, 2009
Then we need to organize and find the people we want to run this place, no more of the good ol boys and their friends. NO FANCY PEOPLE IN HIGH PLACES, JUST FIND SOME EVERYDAY PEOPLE WITH A DESIRE TO BRING PAINTSVILLE INTO THE 21 CENTURY
Heh

Houston, TX

#39 Jun 16, 2009
Heh
sorrymayor

Garrettsville, OH

#40 Jun 16, 2009
BOB PORTER NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED!!!
HE IS CROOKED!!!

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