Spring City Senior Citizen Center

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Spring City resident

Oakdale, TN

#1 Aug 3, 2011
Who is in charge at the center? Is it owned by the town of Spring City or by the group that occupy it.I was told by someone in city government that the city is losing so much in rent for the building.In todays bad economy it does not make much sense to rent commercial property for one dollar a year.I think that property is worth at least $1800.00 a month.I may attend this months city commission meeting and ask that the town consider charging market rate rent for all of the towns property that is not rented at fair market value.
80 year old granny

Dayton, TN

#2 Aug 3, 2011
Spring City resident wrote:
Who is in charge at the center? Is it owned by the town of Spring City or by the group that occupy it.I was told by someone in city government that the city is losing so much in rent for the building.In todays bad economy it does not make much sense to rent commercial property for one dollar a year.I think that property is worth at least $1800.00 a month.I may attend this months city commission meeting and ask that the town consider charging market rate rent for all of the towns property that is not rented at fair market value.
And I say "you ought to mind your own damn business you dumb azz.
kid of elderly parents

United States

#3 Aug 3, 2011
Spring City resident wrote:
Who is in charge at the center? Is it owned by the town of Spring City or by the group that occupy it.I was told by someone in city government that the city is losing so much in rent for the building.In todays bad economy it does not make much sense to rent commercial property for one dollar a year.I think that property is worth at least $1800.00 a month.I may attend this months city commission meeting and ask that the town consider charging market rate rent for all of the towns property that is not rented at fair market value.
Geeez! That's where are senior citizens go to have a little fun! John and Helen Martin are in charge of the center. Are you aware of all they do at the Senior Center? Do you realize they volunteer their time? Do you know how hard they work for the Senior Center caring for our elderly? Do you know there are others that work at the Senior Center for very little money? Are you aware that volunteers go to the Senior Center and donate their time and energy for the Senior Citizens? Please leave our Senior Citizens alone! They deserve a place to go and enjoy themselves. Are you kidding 1800.00 a month? In Spring City? Rent on top of electric and water? Weather you like it or not it's the Spring City Senior Citizen Center and it's going to stay that way. Maybe you can volunteer some of your free time somewhere in town. Lots to do everywhere! Your time is needed so volunteer! Call city hall maybe you can be the new cat catcher? And just in case your wondering what a volunteer gets paid... NOTHING! And that's what the Martin's get paid...Nothing They are paid with smiles from the senior citizens, thanks for playing a game with me. Thanks for taking me somewhere cause without the Martin's some elderly would not go anywhere! Start being kind to our senior citizens! Remember your going to be one someday!
senior member

Marion, NC

#4 Aug 5, 2011
Morning John and Helen Shame shame everybody knows! And we seniors know why the city is not giving you the money! We are going to do something about this! We are sick and tired of being deceived!
Spring City resident

Lolita, TX

#5 Aug 5, 2011
I find it hard to believe the martins are such great people. I have been at several city council meetings where he really showed his but. The anger he displays makes it imposible to believe that he has other qualities.
my momma always told me that I could catch more flies with honey rather than vinegar.
Maybe that has something to do with why they cut the one thousand dollars out of their budget.I know for my self that if someone treats me like crap,I have a hard time doing kind or nice things in return.
I remember under a previous administrator of the senior citizen center there were fund raiser going on all the time.When someone is trying to help them selves you don't have a problem helping them.As much as it saddens me to know that the seniors in our area will suffer for this,it may be a problem they need to take care of within their executive board and perhaps replace the martins in favor of someone with more social skills.
Boop3

Henderson, NC

#6 Aug 5, 2011
Geez! why the hell don't you mind your own business. If the oldsters don't have anywhere to go chances they won'tever see anybody. And as far as i'm conserened hats off to anybody that volenteers for the oldsters, They have well full of knowledge to teach us, if we'ed only listen.
Spring City resident

Lolita, TX

#7 Aug 5, 2011
Boop3 wrote:
Geez! why the hell don't you mind your own business. If the oldsters don't have anywhere to go chances they won'tever see anybody. And as far as i'm conserened hats off to anybody that volenteers for the oldsters, They have well full of knowledge to teach us, if we'ed only listen.
oh why the hell don't you mind your own business,no one has said anything about senior citizens,only the idiots in charge at the senior citizen center in spring city.From what I am told there is suppose to be some shortfalls in the money management,If and when that comes out I bet you wont be defending them then.
voices at meeting

Niota, TN

#8 Aug 6, 2011
Spring City resident wrote:
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oh why the hell don't you mind your own business,no one has said anything about senior citizens,only the idiots in charge at the senior citizen center in spring city.From what I am told there is suppose to be some shortfalls in the money management,If and when that comes out I bet you wont be defending them then.
That is true I was at the town meeting and the senior citizens were there. They did claim mismanagement of money and not being able to go to board meetings which are open to the public. John and Helen Martin will not let anyone know when the board meets is what I have been told. They asked the town for help, it was sad they wanted to know what to do and needed guidance. They also wanted to know why they town would not give the Senior Center 1,000.00 donation. The seniors were told by council that John Martin would not give the financial information that was needed.
They also stated John Martin was rude to the council and said things to them that were unfounded. My heart went out to the seniors. I have been hearing this gossip for awhile and thought that it might be true because of my dealings with the Martins!
They are rude and disrespectful to others. And when it comes to answering questions about money when it is not THEIR money they refuse to answer any questions and will not help in anyway to guide you to find the answers you want! The seniors deserve much better!
do it

Blacksburg, SC

#9 Aug 14, 2011
did those nice old people find the answers to their questions? Do they know when the board meeting is?
senior

Lolita, TX

#10 Aug 26, 2011
Does Mr. Martin treat everyone like he treats me? He can be the most rude person I have ever dealt with,if he dont mend his ways It may come back and bite him in the butt.
When someone else better along by I hope the city commission will pick someone that will do a better job.
senior center kid

Hixson, TN

#11 Sep 2, 2011
my parent goes to the senior center and loves it. they have singings and outtings. Its a great place. Please stop all this crap about the wrongdoings because obviously you dont know the facts. furthermore, where the hell did you people learn to spell ???? Grow up. Its sad the people talking crap on here, dont have nothing better to do with their time than talk about what they dont know. Well you'll have to excuse me I HAVE TO GO TO WORK. yeah thats right !!! I HAVE A JOB !!!!! ever hear of it...look it up in the dictionary, under the letter "J", thats between the "I" and the"K" for you that dont know that !! Have a great day !!!!!!!
citizen

Bromley, UK

#12 May 9, 2012
Senior Citizen center is an asset to the community.
Obozo

Warner Robins, GA

#13 May 11, 2012
Huh

Charlotte, NC

#15 Jul 13, 2012
elderly wrote:
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How right you are!!! but how much longer will the city let it continue?
Look the Martins have their ways, we all do. The Martins work very hard and the seniors have a place to go and it's healthly for them to get out and visit. But the city can't take away the senior citizen center can they? What's going on?
Truth

Ringgold, GA

#16 Jul 13, 2012
City Hall is owned by the tax payers . plain an simple.
Good news

Delano, TN

#17 Jul 13, 2012
Truth wrote:
City Hall is owned by the tax payers . plain an simple.
Well all the tax payers in town want the senior citizen center to stay open! So problem solved right?
we need the center

San Diego, CA

#18 Jul 13, 2012
Huh wrote:
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Look the Martins have their ways, we all do. The Martins work very hard and the seniors have a place to go and it's healthly for them to get out and visit. But the city can't take away the senior citizen center can they? What's going on?
There's no telling what the person in charge now will try to do to the senior center,look what they've done to library funds.I for one will fight FOR the senior center to stay open it is very,very important to the seniors and the community as a whole.
Huh

Delano, TN

#19 Jul 13, 2012
we need the center wrote:
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There's no telling what the person in charge now will try to do to the senior center,look what they've done to library funds.I for one will fight FOR the senior center to stay open it is very,very important to the seniors and the community as a whole.
What do you mean? Person in charge now? The Martins are running / in charge aren't they?
we need the center

San Diego, CA

#20 Jul 13, 2012
Huh wrote:
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What do you mean? Person in charge now? The Martins are running / in charge aren't they?
well, to clarify here it is; i meant the city mgr. and i'll throw the mayor in also, understand now?
understood

Lancaster, SC

#21 Jul 13, 2012
what the h@ll is happening in this town! They are trying to take over the library, now the senior center! Well don't worry the Martin's won't allow them to take over, they are smart they will know how to stop them! Go get em' John you bulldog you! And go get em Helen bite em' in the ass and don't let go! Go senior citizens go! Rally together seniors GI Joe bitch won't stand a chance! Also did you know about the secret radio show on WRHA radio? Well the mayor is gonna try and make fools out of some of the people who are running for election. They met tomorrow at 10:00 am the public is not allowed to attend! Will be recorded and we can hear it 6:00 pm saturday night and 12:00 on Sunday. Sneaky dirty mayor and Annette Gould set it up! Noone knows about it! Except the mayors friends and and that pam woman and that Jodi woman they want in office, are telling all the people round town. Mayors trying to black ball the people we want to take office! They gonna try and black ball max, driver,bimbo,marylou,woody and,patton See what is being done behind our backs! Now why Mayor will you not allow questions from the tax payers the VOTERS? What is going on in this town? Rally together people something smells very fishy! And it's the mayor! The commissioners and mayors running for office were not even aware this was going on and had little time to prepare! Mayor has known about it for at least a month! They want that jodi woman and pam and mary sue in office. John is this even legal? Can they do this and tell the public they are not allowed to ask questions? This town is on real shakey ground! Why are they trying to control everything John? John and Helen help us!

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