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To; Nathan Hadley, Dave Ungru, Bill Hensler, Dwayne Cole, Lisa Hammock, Ashley Schutte, Dan Hughes, Damon Welch, and Mark Cash, well the letter in the local paper was full of double talk as usual as well as untrue assumptions.
For one, you people knew where Mr. Little and Mr. Schafer stood on their view of JCIDC. Their reasons for pulling funding away from the JCIDC group was based on them listening to Jefferson County taxpayers, not just "their" personal reasons. So people, quit whinning and listen and respect others' opinions.....NOT JUST YOUR OPINION!!!!!! You people knew if Norbert Schafer was elected, JCIDC was in very real danger of existing, only to waste more taxpayers money. So what if Mr. Little and Mr. Schafer were in talks with another "entity". Wonder if that Entity was the one who wasn't allowed to speak in front of our City leaders? And since you people are so interested in "quality of life" for local citizens, you people be the first to tell our manufacturing facilities to stop the practice of keeping employees on Temp Poverty wages. Alot of these manufacturing jobs require only "on the job" training, so quit acting like every future employee will need training in school or Ivy Tech. Most of the jobs require common sense and a drug free mind.
The notion that the Envision plan will better ones pay check and free nearly half the families that are in the "financial insecurity" group, is one big joke.
The Envision plan only pertains to the families who can afford the extras and then the Envision plan seems to be concerned with the Tourist.
To the JCIDC Board of Directors, you want to accomplish one good thing that would ENVISION a better community ;encourage our businesses to better the pay checks instead of turning your backs on the Temp workers. Better pay makes a better community when all families, not just half, can enjoy what Jefferson County can offer. Envision speaks nothing of better wages. I guess we could all go down and sit by new landscape scenes and feel all warm and fuzzy about ourselves.
I seriously doubt the JCIDC bunch knows how most people live in Madison and Jefferson County. Until then, almost half of our families will be near or in poverty.


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jcidc is a business just like any other business. They contract their service out to anybody who is willing to pay the fee. They do not have a monopoly on what ever it is that they claim to be selling. Just like any other business if you fail to produce what it is you are peddling most sensible buyers of their product won't keep paying you for nothing.

Just like a lawn mowing business or snow removal if you fail to mow the grass or remove the snow you will most likely not get a new contract. You can whine all you want but it is what it is.


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I don't take the paper anymore what letter can someone post it please

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So the same group who met in secret with Councilman Berry after he voted to not fund JCIDC and made him aware of the unintended consequences unless he changed his vote are now questioning the ethics of Commissioners Shafer and Little?

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Does anyone else remember during their school days when they were given an assignment to take a sentence and change the words to show the writers' hypocrisy?
The JCIDC board and e.d. said "The Commissioners took this action with with no public notice and and no discussion with JCIDC" "We believe the county owes it to the public to have an open discussion...."

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" JCIDC took this action with no public notice and no discussion with the public. We believe the public owes it to JCIDC...."


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The JCIDC piece in the paper was pathetic, whining and an attempt to continue with the unending scam but never once mentioned what they have accomplished....difficult to do if you are unwilling to specify you have scammed the city, county and Hanover for years. My thanks to the two Commissioners who finally upheld the interest of the people. The last two Mayors have both run on the promise of disposing of EDP/MIDCOR/JCIDC and both have caved on their campaign promises showing they are true politicians that say anything to get elected and then conform to the will of the elite. We need to dispose of this organization once and for all.

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mark T, thanks for bringing the letter to the editor "JCIDC responds to the commissioners" to our attention. Having read it; only one word comes to mind -"disgusting". Years ago I passed the "disappointed" stage with MIDCOR/EDP/JCIDC. I read the letter as attacking the ethics and integrity of Commissioners Little and Shafer; two very fine and ethical citizens and public servants. No notice? Commissioner Little voted "NO" in both 2013 and again the past December, and Candidate Shafer made it quite clear, that if elected, he would vote no. As to the two Commissioners negotiating with another "entity"; there is no need to negotiate with an economic development entity that has been working in Jefferson county for a number of years. (No, that is not you JCIDC; I am referring to a real economic development entity).
We all recognize the "important contribution existing industry makes to the local tax base (sans Tax Abatements), without which our community would never be able to maintain the unique beauty, and over quality of life that gain for us the recognition all across the country" Just what does that mean JCIDC? You are responsible for keeping industry here? Without you, industry will leave? The taxpayers must pay blackmail via JCIDC to keep industry here? You say the county owes it to public to have an open discussion, I say you owe it to the public to explain the above paragraph. BTW, that paragraph is very similar to one in a letter to the editor two years ago by "the industry leaders" in which they hinted that they were responsible for growth and whether or not their companies remained in Jefferson County.
Jerry, I also found it strange that Hanover was not included in their diatribe. I guess the citizens of Hanover do count in JCIDC's plans for Jefferson County.
As to Envision, I for one do not play with a stacked deck!
Thanks again Commissioners Little and Shafer and the Town of Hanover for the leadership you have demonstrated in leading Jefferson County forward. Keep up the great work. I hope help is on the way with the five new Madison Common Council members that we will have next year.


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I thought it was interesting that Jcidc did not mention in the article the Town of Hanover doesn't want their services either. Now that's 2 entities that do not support them to the 1 that does the City of Madison. Score is 2 to 1.

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Just read jcidc's letter in the paper. I for one want to thank commissioners. Little and Shaffer for their vote. I hope this doesn't turn out like when the city said it wouldn't support EDP!!

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People, you are right, it is very quiet on the JCIDC-Midcor front lines. I'm sure most of the JCIDC-Midcor supporters are making a parallel comparision to the School Referendum situation; "These(anti-JCIDC)people are just angry and just don't understand". No, we understand that new people need to be involved and have their opinions heard. When you have a City Administration that purposely and with great arrogrance, refuses to hear any other organization except the JCIDC/Midcor people, you are going to have a back-lash. Hanover and two brave people in the name of Little and Schafer were part of that backlash in the name of the people they serve. If our City had shown respect for other people in the first place, maybe, just maybe we would be making progress right now. I hope the pro JCIDC/Midcor people who are looking in on the Forum, know that you are in the minority now.

Still, one of the biggest concerns is with TAPP, the Temp Agency Poverty Program. I agree that a Temporary job placement Agency is a good idea, for a prospective person looking for work. Anyone willing to come in and fill out their applications and pass a drug screen, will most likely get a job. These jobs that require no College education are easily filled on a regular basis. The one big sticking point is usually when a worker was one day away from earning full time status, was laid off. This cruel scheme was a regular practice. It didn't matter if the person was drug-free, always on time, clean and neat in appearance, did their job safely, and was making their employer a good profit margin. To go full time is the big bad word for many of our manufacturers. Simply put, as long as a worker can be held to Poverty wages, the better for the Temp Agency and rest assured the Exec's are eating Steak and Lobster while the ones who make it possible, are dining on hamburger and hotdogs.

The one big agenda I would like one of our company Executives do is, step up to the plate and make policy for Temporary workers to be on Temp status for only (30) thirty days. Now, let's see one of our business leaders stand up and do the right thing. Any takers, because I'm sure my post on this matter will be echoed outside of the Forum.......................................as usual.


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