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Posted ChopperWoman on 07 March 2013 - 09:04 PM
Posted Overit on 04 March 2013 - 01:27 PM
Posted Jen Jen on 15 November 2012 - 02:10 PM
Posted GrumpyGranny on 10 October 2012 - 01:08 PM
An Animal Control Officer visited Jiya today. They had received an anonymous report that she was neglecting her cats and birds. The dogs weren't mentioned. Jiya invited the gentleman in and gave him a tour of her home and everything she has done to provide for her beloved pets. No neglect was found, of course, and the Animal Control Officer told her not to worry, everything is fine. Jiya isn't worried but she is upset that after so many years of living in the home and caring for her pets, someone would anonymously call in such a report.
Like many of us on this site, Jiya has said things that might better have been left unsaid, or said differently. I have fussed at her a time or two myself, just as I have many others. I have met her and found her to be a very nice, pleasant woman; and it seems my husband and I know a lot of the people she and her late husband knew. Someone asked me recently if we were friends...maybe not quite yet but I do hope we can/will be in the future.
She is currently leaving a home she loves, for various reasons. She has a large home, so it is a lot of work for her to prepare for the move. She has taken on the responsibility for Sister and her health issues. She is facing repairs to the home she will be moving into; repairs due to damage caused by someone who Jiya allowed to live in the house rent-free. She has had a lot on her plate.
Is Jiya an angel? Not hardly! Nor do I mean to paint her as such. She is a kind-hearted human being, not perfect of course. None of us are. But with her life in such turmoil right now, did she really deserve a visit from the Animal Control Officer, based on an anonymous tip, at this particular time? No...
Posted Mike Moore on 24 July 2012 - 11:58 AM
Last week I introduced ten major projects that we will be working to complete over the next six years. Several of those projects play heavily on a healthier lifestyle and educating Jeffersonville on being well. All of the projects will be paid with cash, no bonds, loans or tax increases will be needed to complete. The biggest project we will undertake is the "23 Mile Bike & Hike" that runs throughout the city. We are also in the midst of building several new parks around neighborhoods that have long been ignored. These parks will emphasize physical activity and some will even have irrigated community gardens.
I couldn't be more proud of the members of the fitness council and all they bring to our city. It's ideas like these that will set Jeffersonville apart from surrounding communities. Quality of life issues and a fair cost of living are two of the biggest factors in retaining current families and businesses as well as attracting new families and companies. My goal is to alway's see Jeff comes in first in everything we compete for.
Posted cindiloohoo on 01 February 2013 - 06:51 AM
I don't have anything to say about the issue of the case file one way or the other, but I just want to point out that you knew about this issue back when you were so vigorously campaigning for Mike Moore, but you didn't show one iota of concern about it possibly being true or any concern for the possible victim then.
It's only since you had your falling out with the mayor that you've suddenly decided that there might be something to this. At least be man enough to admit that it's personal vindictiveness that's driving you to pursue this and nothing at all to do with any kind of genuine concern about an alleged crime or victim.
Posted Hoosiermata on 19 December 2012 - 12:09 PM
No true at all. But whatever you have to tell yourself to make yourself feel better about supporting this moron.
Actually I still am glad I voted the way I did. I thought TG, while well intentioned, was going to bankrupt the City. I did not share his vision for the City and I did not like his management style. I voted for a change.
I have not seen a story that covered what happened yesterday only that something happened. So before I get to calling the Mayor a dirty dog, I will wait and see what actually happened, instead if relying on rumor, supposition and innuendo- all of which I find childish and counterproductive.
One thing I do agree on, however, is the drama is getting tiresome.
Posted Mike Moore on 17 November 2011 - 07:58 PM
Thank you Tom Galligan for all your hard work.
Posted hoosiertaxpayer on 07 March 2013 - 06:41 PM
Is there no sense of decency anymore with the media. To have this b****** coldly and cooly relive this and other crimes he admittedly committed in startling detail is beyond good taste and sensibility. It sickens me this creep is getting the attention this scumbag wants. Isn't it bad enough for the family of the victim Tara to live through this but now everyday they must relive this again and in full public view.
I could only watch a few minutes without turning it off its that disgusting.
Kelley and family I just pray that you can someday finally get some peace from this tragedy.....
Posted hoosiertaxpayer on 10 February 2013 - 09:46 AM
To begin with the whole idea was a re-election ploy of Galligan's, knowing he was in trouble politically he needed some grandiose idea that he hoped the public would buy into and possibly resurrect his political future.. He had been mayor for 12 of the last 16 years and was aware of the mandates of the EPA for years. If the "canal" was such a great idea he could have had it fully implemented during his earlier time as mayor. But instead waited until the last year of his term when fines were imminent and knowing he had to answer to the uproar over the trebled sewer bills.
So like he always has, ( like a bull in a china shop) he bulled forward not concerned about the anti-canal sentiment of the majority of residents or the property owners involved and not knowing whether he would be re- elected or not. The engineering firms hired were more than happy to relieve us from our tax dollars for Galligan's pipe dream ideas and re-election ploy. And of course the puppets on the City Council forked over the money without even a feasibility study because Galligan told them so. It was the beginning of the disaster, fiasco and cluster %&*# called the Canal Project....Big ideas + small minds = disaster, which is exactly what it was.....and is.
The prudent and sensible thing to do would have been to wait until after the election to start the project but Galligan who has never been accused of being either one of those things "prudent" or " sensible." Nor has the City Council ever had the backbone to stand up to one TG's bad ideas, so together they hand in hand forged ahead.
Now we all know the rest of the story, the people wanted no part of a "Canal" and handily elected Mike Moore who ran on a anti-canal platform. And in essence all those millions of dollars spent on plans, engineers, property acquisition were thrown down the proverbial Sewer.
Moore was now left with a mess, with over half the properties already acquired he had no choice other than proceed with the property acquisitions remaining and try to piecemeal a plan for the area as well as comply with the EPA mandate with already millions wasted on the unneeded properties acquired.
The shame of this whole fiasco were the people who were forced to sell their homes and relocate. Many were elderly who lived and enjoyed living where they were , who now had to worry about finding and financing suitable property after being uprooted from their homes of many years. Having spoke to many of them during the meetings held by the City many of them were scared, having never had gone through anything like this and knowing when push came to shove they had no choice but to sell or have the City take their property through "eminent domain."
I encouraged some of the property owners I met, to organize and go together and hire an attorney specializing in eminent domain in a class action suit. For varying reasons (finances, uncertainty) this never came to fruition. While some, especially the businesses involved hired individual attorneys (myself included) many did not and chose to deal with the City agent (Fifer and associates) in the negotiations and property sales on their own.
In my own personal experience the City lowballed me on their first offer and since these were investment properties (rentals) I dug in my heels and was willing to hold out as long as possible and continue to collect rent. As the process moved forward and the City seemed reluctant because of legal costs (I assume) to prolong the negotiations they offered me a settlement of much more than the appraised value and I gladly accepted after over a year of negotiations, My tenants also received very lucrative re-location settlements and for that I am grateful. I re-invested the money in better properties so on a personal level I came out way ahead.
My concern is those who settled and were not advised by counsel who may have been unprepared to negotiate and may have settled for less than they could have fairly received. I don't know the total of those satisfied or not but there were several I talked to who were very dismayed by the whole process and how they were treated.
No matter how much Councilman2 and NHBSM want to spin this Canal Project as a wasted opportunity it was fiasco plain and simple from start to finish and has become nothing more than a political football being played back and forth with the taxpayers footing the bill. The ignorance of the City Council funding this project before the election knowing that last years election was more or less a referendum on the project itself, shows that putting political favors above the wants and needs of the taxpayers is their agenda not the overall good or the pulse of the people. Someone very close to this told me you can look forward to later on lawsuits being filed by those displaced because they were told their properties were being purchased for the "Canal Project". I believe this is why the City is now being very careful how they utilize these acquired properties , to minimize the effects of these forthcoming lawsuits.
This will go down as the biggest waste of tax dollars and financial fiasco in the history of Jeffersonville all in the idea of the City Council and Galligan's re-election campaign. No wonder Jeffersonville is what it is, and when you pay those $200.00 + a month sewer bills each month you can thank your public servant politicians who have put YOUR hard earned money into their political games....
Posted GrumpyGranny on 03 October 2012 - 09:55 AM
The TOU say, in part, "Responsibility for what is posted on discussion forums, blogs, photo- and video-sharing pages, and other areas on the Site through which users can supply information or material, or sent via any email services that are made available via the Site, lies with each user – you alone are responsible for the material you post or send. We do not control the messages, information or files that you or others may transmit, post or otherwise provide on or through the Site."
Another paragraph reads: "You understand that we have no obligation to monitor any discussion forums, blogs, photo- or video-sharing pages, or other areas of the Site through which users can supply information or material..."
Understand, too, Guzzi, that I took this site over when the previous owners chose to give it up. If I had not, it would possibly have been shut down. I did it not for money, not for any reason other than I loved the site and wanted to keep it open for the members, including myself. This site is not paid employment for me or any of the administrators/moderators. We devote what time we can to the site, but we all have families, jobs, other things in our lives that limit the time we have available to spend on this site.
You mention "if you want to save your website..." Do I want to? Are you sure I care enough to allow you to intimidate me? Are you sure I haven't offered to give it away? Do you know whether I have threatened to pull the plug on the site myself?
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Posted magheart on 19 July 2012 - 12:23 PM
Posted Not Super But Honest Mike on 05 June 2012 - 07:15 PM
Here is a little background as to why I was asked to resign. Monday night the city council and redevelopment held a joint meeting, well really two joint meetings. The first joint meeting (5 to 6 PM) was to discuss plans for the park or landing downtown where the big four ramp meets the ground. During the meeting it was brought out there have been no firm plans for the landing and the ramp should be open by April of next year. Rob Waiz, the redevelopment director, had his "Urban Trail" concept plan that he has been pushing for the last couple of months. This is not a very attractive plan for our downtown. I know 4 of 5 on redevelopment did not like it and at least 6 of 9 city council members did not like it.
After discussing this plan for about 40 minutes, the city council asked Peggy Duffy of Construction Solutions to bring out the landing plan (concept) that she put together for the city council. It received a good review from all present at the meeting. To me it was a much better design and more of a park like setting.
This morning Mike Moore called and asked me where I stood on the plans and I told him I liked the council's plan better. Mike then said he needed me to back his plan that was presented by Waiz. I told him I could not back that plan and I thought it was just ugly. Then Mike asked for me to resign.
I can not vote for a plan that I do not think is in the best interest of the citizens and the city of Jeffersonville. I will not be a rubber stamp for someone just because that person appointed me to a board position. I was open and honest with Mike and he was open and honest with me. If he wants a rubber stamp he needs to find one and appoint him/her to my position.
Prior to this, a couple months ago, Waiz presented a plan to the redevelopment commission to lease the old Insty Prints building downtown. The building is close to the corner of Pearl and Market. Waiz wanted to lease this building to a glass blower from Louisville for $1.00 a year for 2 years. The city paid around $400,000 for this property and I voiced that I did not support this type of lease. But before it came to a vote the man signed a lease in Louisville. This is another example of where I could not support the mayor or the redevelopment director.
Having said all this, I still support Mike as our mayor. I have no regrets supporting him in the election and have faith that he will make a good mayor. I also have no regrets in voting for what I thought was best for Jeffersonville.
Posted Cluckers on 20 February 2012 - 03:05 PM
Posted MBHeights1 on 14 March 2013 - 11:55 AM
Shall I did up some of your old posts that stated otherwise?
Posted Leah on 12 March 2013 - 02:43 PM
Would it be more believable if Amy wasn't an attractive young female? Take any conclusions about Mike's motives out of the equation, and consider that she as an individual and professional deserves a chance to at least have her qualifications reviewed by the City's (very capable) HR department and even the City Council for consideration. Its my understanding that she's been with the City for some time, and from what I witnessed during my tenure was very involved in all aspects of the Finance Department's operations. She has a good grasp on the functions of the office overall and in detail, and is a very worthy successor to Monica - in the interim if nothing else - based on her demonstrated competence thus far. Her familiarity with the city's operations will make for a smoother transition and hopefully ensure some much-needed continuity during a difficult time. I applaud her for stepping up to the plate - her willingness to take on such a daunting task, considering the turbulent nature of the political environment, speaks to her confidence in her own abilities.
Let's not write her off as a nincompoop based on the fact that she's attractive. It's extremely hurtful to invest your efforts with a genuine intent to serve the City only to be treated so maliciously based on your age or cup size.
Several of us have been through this, and while I've moved on I will tell you from the perspective of an insider that several of the brightest, most dedicated employees the City has are also young attractive females who have been equally, and deeply hurt by these unfair characterization and assumptions.
I wish both her and Monica the best and hope this can be resolved in a manner that leaves the City well served and these employees unharmed.
Posted kelley on 07 March 2013 - 10:23 PM
Todd and I are going to start talking here shortly, tonight, and the press didn't allow me to ignore them or the big news today, but please let me learn what I need to at my own pace and continue to keep Chatter safe.
The support offered here held me up over the last few days. The evidence of restraint and respect was clear and comforting.
Today I let the anger take up space it never deserves and wasn't getting before we did what we needed to for her. I was so proud this evening to check in and see the Chatter being Chatter, HT being HT, bikerdude, God love him, being bikerdude and chopper breaking my heart.
There are still sentences I can't type, words that send me to climbing walls, but I'm here and love ya'll.
Posted jiyabird on 14 January 2013 - 07:48 PM
She has apparently been missing for over a year and as luck would have it her micro-chip led her to her family in Charlestown. Both her mom and dad and she were overjoyed at being reunited once again. Where she has been in the interim will, I am supposing, always be a mystery. Her name is Cordy. This should warm some hearts this 29 degree evening.
Posted GrumpyGranny on 31 October 2012 - 07:34 AM
Any rumors involving his family, his alleged "girlfriends" or any personal issues that can bring hurt to his family or the alleged girlfriends' families is not welcome on here. Go on over to Goliath's Blog, open all the wounds you want to and we'll see how soon the families heal.
Let Mike defend himself? Perhaps you haven't noticed but he hasn't posted or even signed in on this site since September 2, almost two months...and if you want a rumor, here's one for you. Rumor is he now hates this site because of the stuff that has been posted on here about him. Gee, breaks my heart, too.
Why would you think that?
Do they put any money into this site? Nope.
Did I get a city job or appointment? Nope; as a matter of fact I jokingly told the mayor I wanted the job of meter maid (now, when was the last time you saw a parking meter in Jeff) and he seriously reminded me I don't live in Jeff any more...does kind of make me wonder if ALL city employees live in Jeff...
Did the mayor stop the rumors of my sister's imminent dismissal from her job with the city in order to buy my loyalty? Nope, he just continued to question her loyalty to him even though she had worked for the city through both Galligan and Waiz...Wouldn't you think loyalty to the city is more important than loyalty to any one individual?
It doesn't matter how young or old a public figure's children are; the children/spouses are not responsible for the actions of their parents/spouses and should not be hurt by people posting on a site like this. Ask yourself this...Would you want your children/husband/wife hurt by garbage posted on here about you?
One of our members threatened to withhold her support from a young man running for public office. Why? Because he is related to me and she doesn't like "GG" or this site. Is it fair that he be hurt by being related to me (something he can't control) or my actions concerning this site (also something he can't control)? I don't think so...
I'd like to thank those of you who posted positively about the Chatter and our staff. We appreciate your understanding and your kind words.
For those of you who don't/won't understand our position, please feel free to follow the link MB provides below to a site that will allow you to trash not only the mayor but this site, too. We didn't twist your arm to make you join this site or agree to follow our TOU; we certainly won't change our stance for you or twist your arm to make you stay.
Here is the door.....
Use it, because we are not going to drag this forum through the mud just for a few hateful members.
Posted kelley on 16 October 2012 - 03:09 PM