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#21 IntegrityMatters

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 03:46 PM

Sleepy,do town employees get cost of living and or longevity pay?


For the record, Sellersburg town council members do not get insurance.

 

Bravo to Sellersburg.   I believe that any time someone can hold an elected position AND a full-time job --- then the elected position is "part-time".  Taxpayers should NOT have to pay for benefits for a part-time position. Period.    This practice needs to be stopped -- at all levels.   It is no wonder that taxpayers have such little regard for politicians.   Let's start electing people who are true public servants --- and not those who want to rape the taxpayers.


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#22 Sleepy

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 03:51 PM

Clarksville has hired a new insurance agent, perhaps now is a good time

to ask them to give up the free insurance they enjoy for work that will decline

with the Town Manager.


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#23 kelley

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 04:04 PM

Good job on them switching agents, and, yes, if saving money is the goal, their own insurance should be a target.

In fairness, sans town manager, there is a difference with Councils in towns without an executive maybe having more compensation as they may have to take on more day-to-day responsibilities, but still.
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#24 Tina

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 05:51 PM

Sleepy, could you ask your town of Clarksville contact if they get cost of living or longevity pay?
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#25 Tina

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 05:52 PM

Tom, do you know the answer by chance?

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 06:18 PM

Sleepy, could you ask your town of Clarksville contact if they get cost of living or longevity pay?


Lol. Feel like I read this question before.

#27 TomD

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 07:37 PM

Tom, do you know the answer by chance?

 

No COLA.  If so, nobody would receive raises for 2016 based on 2015 CPI.  I receive COLA adjustments, and I did not receive a raise for 2016.

 

Yes longevity, but I don't think all employees are covered for longevity pay.


Edited by TomD, 13 January 2016 - 07:38 PM.

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#28 grayarea

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 09:37 PM

I don’t understand all this gibberish about a town manager vs. councilmen then having less work and their insurance being forfeited.

 

In fact, I believe the opposite.

 

Had it not been for the lack of effort, belief that it was their way or the highway, and general malaise due to length of time in their positions, the group that just left office should have never been given the insurance benefit according to the arguments being made. Thing about it, over the last several years what was really done by these folks for the full and complete benefit of the entire town? I would venture to think that that benefit was ranking high on those folk’s reasons for staying in office.

 

Now, when you throw in a town manager why should some of these folks be complaining? If the council makes a move that creates more oversight, research into issues by a qualified individual to move the town forward, and a person that can generate new ideas that brings a variety of business to the community, wouldn’t you think that decision alone would support the giving of the insurance benefit…I do.

 

However, I would bring the caveat that, if a councilman already has access to such coverage from an employer or other source, that they voluntarily forfeit such as being unnecessary.

 

Gosh people, a few days into the new administration and already there are doomsayers in our presence. Sheesh!


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#29 Sleepy

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:08 AM

In your thinking Grayarea

The old council who brought all the business to 

Veterans  Parkway more then earned their insurance benefits.

 

 

Good luck to the new council, may we pray for 7 individual thinkers.



#30 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 03:46 AM

$22,500 for a firm to find us town manager candidates?! Man, I'm in the wrong business!

#31 Sleepy

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:01 PM

Dang,  no Russell not to find a person, only to find candidates

that they think would be good for the job.....

 

No accountability for this company, they just bring applicants they think would be good.


Edited by Sleepy, 21 January 2016 - 04:02 PM.


#32 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 02:21 PM

Dang,  no Russell not to find a person, only to find candidates

that they think would be good for the job.....

 

No accountability for this company, they just bring applicants they think would be good.

I believe that's what I said. "$22,500 for a firm to find us town manager candidates?!"



#33 littletommy

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 06:24 PM

Dang, no Russell not to find a person, only to find candidates
that they think would be good for the job.....

No accountability for this company, they just bring applicants they think would be good.


Yeah I hear ya, too bad we haven't had any accountability for years! Hey, I have a thought, let's let the new council settle in for a while, and THEN ***** about accountability if they drop the ball.
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#34 Sleepy

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 10:07 AM

Cant wait to compare old council's accomplishments 

with the current council.  I will settle in with eyes open.


Edited by Sleepy, 23 January 2016 - 10:07 AM.


#35 GrumpyGranny

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 02:35 PM

Cant wait to compare old council's accomplishments 

with the current council.  I will settle in with eyes open.

 

Yes, it certainly will be an interesting four years! I'm looking forward to it myself.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 02:44 PM

Looks like there will be a public informational meeting about the role of a town manager on February 6th, 10:30 am, at Clarksville Fire Station No. 2. Should be a very interesting meeting.

 

http://www.newsandtr...54e61534c4.html


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#37 Clarksville Voter

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 05:28 PM

Sleepy, on 23 Jan 2016 - 10:07 AM, said:snapback.png

Cant wait to compare old council's accomplishments 

with the current council.  I will settle in with eyes open.

 

 

Yes, it certainly will be an interesting four years! I'm looking forward to it myself.

 

GrumpyGranny, I think Sleepy is talking about cherry picked accomplishments over the past 28 years not just the previous council. Most of the improvements Sleepy has posted about(and the New Democrats listed on their fliers) go back many years. The posts also leave out the lack of over site and lack of accountability some councils have had issues with in the past. The reason accountability is a big issue now, is previous councils sometimes abused it. Lack of over site issues probably helped in the historical loss for the Democrats in the last election.

 

The voters wanted more accountability and hopefully the new council with do that.

 

District voting is a big step in that direction. 


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#38 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:55 PM

Thanks Granny, I'm planning on attending.

Edited by Russell Brooksbank, 24 January 2016 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 08:37 AM

Very Vague talk voter

 

Give us specific issues with lack of accountability .

 

We could name ALL accomplishments?  Of course that would take a while.

 

The lack of over site you speak of, do you have dates? Issue??



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 09:26 AM

Sleepy, your accomplishment statement was very vague. If you want to compare and judge councils by accomplishments, list the ones you think should be used in your future comparison.






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