“IS IT TRUE” FEBRUARY 20, 2020

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the  link in your e-mail to unsubscribe.)IS IT TRUE that the Indiana State Legislature continues to be concerned about accountability in local government finances?  …the State Legislature is considering passing the following law?  ….the proposed law states: “City Council must put the budget on the Internet and “Provides that a political subdivision shall submit the date, time, and place of the final adoption of the budget, tax rate, and levy through the department’s computer gateway.”?IS IT TRUE that the Indiana State Legislature is about ready to take on bad actors who buy property at tax sales even though they owe back taxes on one he previously bought but if this bill through this won’t be allowed?  …the proposed legislation states “that a person (including LLC) cannot Purchase a property on tax sale if they owe taxes on a house bought at a prior sale., “Provides that a person that has certain business relationships with another person that owes delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, or costs attributable to a prior tax sale is prohibited from bidding on or purchasing real property at a tax sale or from bidding on, purchasing, receiving, or leasing a tract under the law governing the disposal of property by local governments. Requires the county treasurer to require each person bidding at a tax sale to sign a form affirming that the person is not bidding on or purchasing tracts or items of real property on behalf of or as an agent for a person who is prohibited from purchasing at a tax sale“?IS IT TRUE that a couple of years ago “Jacobsville Join In” association leased a building on North Main Street?  …that they were organized and funded by DMD and ECHO Housing Corporation to help promote the $18 million dollars North Main street renovation project? …to everyone’s surprise “Jacobsville Join In” without warning abruptly closed down their offices located on North Main street after this project was approved? … it’s obvious that this was a well-orchestrated staged and funded effort by city officials to sell the $18 million North Main Street renovation project to the masses?IS IT TRUE we wonder how much the City of Evansville has in their “Rainy Day Fund” account for 2020?IT IS TRUE that the original agreement between the Mayor’s office and City Council members was that Riverboat money was to be used to buy police cars, fire trucks, and other capital equipment to enhance public safety activities?  …this is a prime example of promises made and promised broken?IT IS TRUE we been told that most of the prepaid lease payments paid to the City of Evansville by Tropicana-Evansville totaling $25,000,000 did not go into the Riverboat account but it was diverted by the City Controller into the City of Evansville General Operating fund account?IS IT TRUE don’t be surprised to hear that the Mayor will attempt to fund some kind of “Feel-Good Fun And Games” projects at Robert’s Park during the 2020 budget year? Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Evansville is headed in the right direction? IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy? Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. IS IT TRUE that the McCurdy Hotel water bill and sewer issue has been out of the news for a couple of years? …we would like to know if this $1.5 million water and sewer bill have been paid or if a reduced settlement has been made?IS IT TRUE we been told that Evansville Water and Sewer customers better brace themselves for another substantial rate increase in the very near future?IS IT TRUE several years we reported that Evansville City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr., CPA didn’t pay the $369,000 in Victory Theater bills?  …we wonder if City Controller Lloyd paid the Victory Theater bills for 2019?IS IT TRUE that Mayor Winnecke decided that we need to re-design our current “City Flag?  ….the Mayor and his newly appointed Flag Committee declared “A city flag is something that represents our town – that isn’t political. It isn’t a slogan, or a brand, but a timeless symbol that captures the essence of Evansville. Globally, other cities and countries have timeless symbols that represent the spirit of their city, community involvement, and unity”?  …attached is the link explaining this project?  https://evansvilleflag.com/?fbclid=IwAR00u0pCK_H_Rp_JQTq2ZQJZa8Iz15QbXeOm8TohW76DxEpZd13YtbCsfQkIS IT TRUE we appreciate Chanda Ramsey the Marketing & Communications Creative Director for the Southwest Indiana Chamber Of Commerce for sending us important news articles about the happenings at the area Chamber?IS IT TRUE we overheard someone say that the CCO Publisher reminded him of the past Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater … we feel that the CCO Publisher would strongly disagree with that statement because he feels that Mr. Goldwater was too liberal for him?center_img We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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