Saturday Ramblings~watch out for the snakes in the grasses

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The snake who conned a city

The bids are in for Mayor Tyler’s city-run EMS.  Waiting for the snake to bite and inject more venom into the veins of the City of Muncie.    How long will the people continue to sleep their lives away while Mayor Tyler and his group drain this city dry?  How long, folks?

We can’t say enough about how Tyler’s new employment agency is gearing up to fill those position with friends, relatives, and supporters.  What’s to say Tyler won’t show with his worried face and inform the people that he “just didn’t like those bids” and he is going back to his original plan.    No matter what he says, no one is in favor of any of Tyler’s plans.  Simply put we have a far more superior and experienced system and it’s called DCEMS.

The elected and appointed officials are working overtime.  So much so, the went back to a 40-year-old ordinance and suddenly a concern for the law swept over them.  On the advice of their attorney, the council moved the 1st meeting of the year to New Years Day.    Of course, it was their desire to follow the laws.  Laws are followed if it benefits their agenda.  What the council and mayor were hoping for a minimal show on a holiday.  That, of course, would have been their big surprise because everyone was prepared to attend. Council changed the ordinance to reflect holidays.

Next on the agenda is the landlord ordinance.   The one where you need to register the tenants of your rental properties or face a fine of up to $1,000.

Here’s the letter sent out to landlords from the property manager Cortney Walker. Letter to landlords fines

Here’s the ordinance to rescind the landlord ordinance.  Hopefully will go to vote at the city council meeting.

Ordinance to recsind

The city feels it is their business to know who is living in your house.  It’s for the good they claim.  Yet, a city council at-large member, Alison Quirk, sold her house in mid-June and move out prior to closing.  No one knows where for sure.  Some believe she was living in the county in a house owned by her father-in-law.  The city attorney was asked by councilperson and got no answer.  A citizen ran into the city attorney at WalMart and asked the same question.  Again no answer.  The city attorney is Quirk’s brother in law.  Later another citizen asked the same question, this time it was thought Quirk moved into her sister-in-law’s home.  With all these people asking where Quirk lived, the newspaper wrote a blip.

Walker/Roysdon Report: Muncie City Council member on the move

Nearly 70 days from the date her house closed (although they moved out prior to closing) and no one knew where she was living.  County or City?

IC 36-4-6-2 Common council; election; eligibility; term of office Sec. 2. (a) A common council, which is the city legislative body, shall be elected under IC 3-10-6 by the voters of each city. (b) A person is eligible to be a member of the legislative body only if the person meets the qualifications prescribed by IC 3-8-1-27. (c) Residency in territory that is annexed by the city before the person files a declaration of candidacy or petition of nomination is considered residency for the purposes of subsection (b), even if the annexation takes effect less than one (1) year before the election. (d) A member of the legislative body must reside within: (1) the city as provided in Article 6, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana; and (2) the district from which the member was elected, if applicable. (e) A member forfeits office if the member ceases to be a resident of the district or city.

When elected officials do business or act behind closed doors you can be guaranteed it isn’t above board.   She should be required to provide her change of address.  And she has no excuse to be ignorant of the State of Indiana constitution or State of Indiana law.  For that matter, city ordinance.

The city of Muncie is requiring you to provide information and yet City of Muncie officials don’t feel compelled to be open and honest with you.    And folks, there is a whole lot wrong with that…

 


 

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