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summary judgment, there are two central cancers on our corner of the world. one is the alliance btw an egotistical out of town public school superintendent with compliant school board. equals a really bad deal for all taxpayers, parents and children throughout the city and county. the other is the bizarre city triumvirate of welch-flint-cooke. if we had an honest, open accounting of all their spending against potential benefits...it would be one hell of a spread sheet. a public cost-benefit analysis would likely be shocking to most residents and taxpayers.

Added: August 1, 2015 08:57:15 AM
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If you go in the north alley of west main street you will see new metal not wood thermopane windows on that building that they are redoing.

Added: August 1, 2015 06:49:30 AM
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@Jerry Tatman. Thanks for making my point. I agree, it is a beautiful sight to behold, such a mansion.. Built in the historic district apparently without the approval of the board. The historic cr@p is a joke.

Added: July 31, 2015 09:02:34 PM
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Who's letting for profits advertise on local cable 15channel? Who's on the board and why are they letting someone who's running for city council air their info commercials for donuts and show their logo?

Added: July 31, 2015 08:11:12 PM
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Hey Scam..isn't that "favorite road consultant" going to gross a cook 100K for for that? THink I heard he got a 4 year deal..after a deal was done.

I heard from others that same "consultant" is taking away at least 100K of city money this year. Talk about a drop in the bucket.


Added: July 31, 2015 04:43:19 PM
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That $255,000 set aside for the IN56/Main St is just the first of 4 installments to bring the total up to a $1 million contingency fund to maintain Hanover Hill down to US 421. What is that you say, 4 x 255,000 equals $1,020,000? You forget about the mayor's favorite roads consultant.
And yes, it includes IN 56 down Hanover Hill which is in the county - the annexation is a done deal, just waiting until after the election this November to make it official.
Wow, what a great deal - we get 1/10th mile direct route from the Milton-Madison bridge to IN 56 that adds zero jobs, will bring zero economic development, will make several landowners very, very very $$$$ happy; and INDOT gets rid of a very high maintenance stretch of highway plus serveral stop lights.
Smooth move Damon and Mike.
Do you think the governor is looking forward to some nice campaign donations from contractors?-naw he wouldn't do that, only small time petty mayors who pray before council meetings get campaign donations from engineering and consulting firms.


Added: July 31, 2015 04:25:07 PM
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Demolished, I would agree with you. Ben Canidas NEW home is a very well and nicely built home. It is staggering in size, highly detailed with mouldings, brick, masonry, overhangs, windows, concrete walls, etc. No expense was spared whatsoever on that home. Its a beautiful home, very pleasing to the eye and not many in this county are being built to that caliber these days. So for the ones who complain about it study it a bit more before comparing it to another one next door or on another street. Huge differences are highly evident. I commend him for the passion and drive he has and getting the other place removed and that home built even if he did have to go around or over the Historic Board. He is one of the very few who created his very own economic development plan for months on end as he has had many crews employed downtown on this project.

Added: July 31, 2015 02:39:52 PM
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Ben Canida had requested permission to tear down an inconsequential small brick building in the historic district near the lumber mill antique mall. The hysterical board denied the application. Canida filed with the state and a year later the building was torn down. In its place is a much larger , nicer home with energy efficient features which fits well with the surrounding neighborhood except for a few run down- overgrown shanties near by. The thing I look at is how much more tax revenue is collected on that monster than the dilapidated building the hystericals wanted.

If anyone says the hystericals help economic development just laugh. It's a lie. Those brick layers, plumbers and builders aren't there because of that board. If the board had their way no one would be working because that development wouldnot happen- and the city and county wouldn't be getting 20 times the tax money.


Added: July 31, 2015 02:12:46 PM
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That's "Canida". "Candida" is either:

a) A type of yeast that causes fungal infections or;
b) An Abba song


Added: July 31, 2015 09:59:53 AM
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River Vaughn, I think the building you are speaking of is a one family residence being built for young Dr. Candida.I cannot imagine a house that size..I wonder if the Hysterical Board gave its approval for this project?

Added: July 31, 2015 03:09:40 AM
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