first_img IS IT TRUE the real name for “TIF FUNDS” should be called “POLITICAL SLUSH FUNDS”?IS IT TRUE we wonder why DMD Director Kelly Coures didn’t tell City Council that crime is running rampant on North Main before they voted for the $18 million dollar “Bike Trail” project located in that area?IS IT TRUE last Saturday George Lumley (The Blight Fighter) made an extremely informative presentation to the local Tea Party organization about the alleged misuse of Federal TARP funds by DMD?  …he also presented detailed information about the alleged financial misconduct of the Evansville Brownfields Corp?…we urge Mr. Lumley immediately turn over his information over to State and Federal agencies so they can investigate his allegations of misuse of taxpayers money by DMD and Evansville Brownfields Corp?IS IT TRUE we are anxious to see if the new owner of the soon to be launched Professional Hockey team agreed to the same terms that Evansville IceMen had?  …we hear that Evansville IceMen paid the city a $2 per patron fee,  gave all the food and beverage income to the Ford Center and paid the City $11,000 per game to rent the facility?IS IT TRUE every time we turn around we bump into Dr Richard Moss candidate for United States  Congressman in the Republican primary?  …if hard work is an important criteria to getting elected to public office then Dr. Moss should be elected as our next Congressmen?IT TRUE Brad Ellsworth of Vectren is going to present a proposed plan to install additional utility poles in the Historic District ?   …he will present Vectren proposed plans to install new period lighting to the Preservation Commission at a Meeting next Monday, March 7 at 5:30 pm at the Civic Center?   …the reason for this presentation is to answer questions concerning the installation of new utility poles in that area?  …didn’t Vectren help fund and install new utilities poles in the Historic District  a couple years back? …didn’t members of a neighborhood group help pay for the period. lights and poles a couple years back?   …we wonder if they are doing similar this time around to help defray the costs of installing additional period lighting in that area?  …we wonder why Vectren Corp isn’t spending their time and resources in improving the lighting in the less fortunate areas of the city?IS IT TRUE attached is a post by CCO blogger Meter Maid In reply to elkaybee we found interesting?  …attached are the comments made by Meter Maid?  …”If Winnecke & Company had reported the City’s Financial Statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) like Indy, Ft. Wayne and South Bend, the General Fund would have been presented in the correct matter. In addition, instead of the General Fund being falsely reported as a positive $307,000 the advance from the water dept of $2,440,000 (which by the way, Friend was the only councilman that discovered the midnight raid on the Utility treasury) and the failure to pay the General Fund portion of the medical bill of $3,700,0000, the General Fund would have properly stated a negative $5.9 mil. But, wait a minute, Russ in addition to the medical bill, failed to pay $5.1 million in vendor bills as of end of 2014 compared to $2.3 million at the beginning of the 2014 year. This my friends would have added to the deficit the difference of $2.3 mil.lion. So, the General Fund is actually negative at the beginning of 2015 by $8.1 million.”IS IT TRUE to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, “When the people fear DMD and Evansville Brownsfields Corp board members there is tyranny. … When DMD and Evansville Brownsfields Corp board members fear the people there is freedom.”FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is:  Do you feel that Evansville Brownfields Corp should be considered a public or private entity?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more