Imagine leaving the country on an economic junket to Germany. When you left you were Delaware County Commissioner for District 1. When you return you find your district is gone.
There was no catastrophic event, no nuclear incident, nothing like that. Instead, it was Commissioner Todd Donati’s Sharpie which drew the lines that eliminated Commissioner Don Dunnuck’s district.
No biggie for Dunnuck. He has indicated he won’t run for commissioner in 2012. Mr. Dunnuck has his eyes on a county judge seat.
Which brings up another question.
Why would Don Dunnuck be chosen to seek out economic development when his goal is to be a Delaware County judge? I will never understand how Delaware County operates, thinks or works. It’s foreign to me. (Pardon the pun.)
But, I digress.
In case you may be wondering where District 1 went, have no fear. It’s still there. Now, Dunnuck’s kingdom is Larry Bledsoe’s. Go figure.
The new and improved District 1, which includes Daleville, is as far away from Dunnuck’s residence as you can get. What Democrat county council member lives in the new district?
Hmmm….Intrigue and suspense right here in Delaware County. Who would have thunk it?
District 2, which is Todd Donati’s district hasn’t changed all that much.
Mr. Donati who revealed he wants a second term ended the speculation with this confirmation “at this point in time” In other words, he needs four more years to continue his reign of spending. Donati in the county and Tyler in the city. It just doesn’t get any better than this, folks.
Larry Bledsoe, District 3, was “suspiciously” left out of the redistricting planning.. He may have put a chink in the new districts and we couldn’t have that, could we? What do you expect from a man who was against the County Plaza building project ($700,000.00+), closing the county building on Fridays and had the audacity to call the Delaware County Building “The people’s building”.
Mr. Dunnuck has a lot on his plate. He doesn’t have a district and the Democrat party chair announced his sister will be running for District 2 judge, same seat Dunnuck wants.
That’s about it for a Saturday night in Delaware County, Indiana. So, I will leave you to ponder this quote from the Star Press:
“You take from one and give to another and it affects everything,” Quirk said. “We’ll see how everything shakes out here shortly.” Mike Quirk, Democrat chairperson SP 12-10-11.
Now that the 2010 elections are behind us, and we have returned the same back into office, let the spending begin.
Ordinances 2nd Reading
Ordinance 2010-39-Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds for purpose of providing funds to be applied to the cost of certain public projects and incidental expenses in connection of the issuance of bonds.
Project 34- Full time Grant Writer per year $50.000‡
Project 31- Land acquisition Fund thru 2013 $300,000
Project 32- Brownfields Remediation per year $25,000
Project 33-Greenfield Sites per year $50,000
Project 28- Building upgrade and/or maintenance thru 2013 $500,000
Project 30-Plaza Project 2011 $500,000
Project 25-Town of Daleville-Infrastructure Improvements 2011 $500,000
Project 26-Town of Albany-Water Tower 2011 $600,000
Project 27-Desoto Sewer Project-one time allowance $1,200,000
Project 29-Town of Yorktown-Infrastructure Improvements $750,000
Project 35-Infrastructure Fund thru 2013 $2,500,000
If you are wondering where the remaining $25,000 of the $7,000,000.00 bond is at…there was a typo and Project 35 should be $2,525,000.00.
This is the requested approporations of the bond. No more and no less. Five YEAS and one NO. It passed.
To be paid back through collection of EDIT from our paychecks. I predict, based upon a limited financial knowledge, there will be more money going out than coming in and an increase in the tax from our paychecks will be forthcoming.
‡Grant Writer is $50,000 per year (three years) but the amount was not extended so there will be an additional $100,000 which will need to come from somewhere besides the bond as it is tapped out. Or at least this is the way I understood it from the verbal exchange between Quakenbush and Donati.
Almost forgot. From the Rainy Day Fund $186,167 for Property Tax System Software.
Oh, yea, the Wheel Tax. Collection began in January 2010 and do you know where your road is at?
Good grief, Charlie Brown! It’s a mad house in Delaware County, Indiana.
What the full video at CDCPTR.
The residents of Delaware County won a victory Thursday Night, at all places the HEARTLAND Center. For now, there will be no development at PCR.
I am constantly amazed at the comments quoted in the Star Press which are uttered from the elected officials mouths. Commissioner Don Dunnuck said he is a leader and not afraid to challenge the status quo. Who is the status quo? Is it the citizens of Delaware County? Is it the Democrat Party?
It can’t possibly be the Democrat machine in Muncie, Indiana that he feels obligated to challenge. Every since he announced his idea to develop Prairie Creek, all Democrats, at least the elected ones have been curiously silent. Where is the outcry, where is the love expressed so passionately all last year. The silence is deafening.
A lone voice, Commissioner Larry Bledsoe, is the true leader of the three. He is the one who has time and time again challenged the real status quo in this county. It can’t be easy for the poor guy.
I am proud of the people who are taking a stand and making a difference. Keep up the good fight and never give up. If you can continue to throw roadblocks in this pretend development for the next 3.5 years, you will be able to breath just a little easier in 2012.
I predict Dunnuck will not run again…but then I predicted he wouldn’t win in the primaries and he did. So…take that for what it is worth.
Here is the Star Press article.