Monday, July 02, 2007

WHO SOLD ST. LEON DOWN THE SEWER

submitted by Alan S Freemond, Sr.
Jackson Township

Now, they are being told they have to go to the expense of capping? their septic system, and paying for excavation, sewer line, hookup fees, just a lot of stuff, not counting paying whatever the monthly sewer bill will be. How can our government representatives allow this to happen to honest, church going people?
The above portion of a blog comment says it all.


In the case of the ST. Leon sewer system I have long wondered whether the town council members who signed the documents to sell revenue bonds to finance their sewer system really knew what they were signing. Did they really know the potential hardship and hard feelings that they were engendering, or were they led down the garden path by a revenue hungry sewer operating company and/or developers.

The bond documents which they signed are somewhat complicated lengthy and more boring than say a copy of playboy magazine. One must wonder whether those three men who signed for the bonds actually read and attempted to digest the ramifications or the consequences of their actions. How many times did they personally read the documents, alone without interpretation by a sewer company official, a developer or their agents such as accountants ,lawyers, smooth talkers or all of them. After multiple reading of the bond documents did they consult their bond council concerning the potential consequences of signing for the bonds? Then did their bond council actually explain the potential of the anguish, misery, financial hardships and hard feelings demanded by the bonds’ agreement? Was the bond council simply interested in its fee which could be 7% of sale of the bonds or were they truly interested in the welfare of the citizens whose property is within the jurisdiction of St. Leon?

IT is difficult to imagine that the councilmen of St. Leon, a small community, would knowingly sign a document compelling their neighbors, their former classmates, friends and the brothers and sisters in the Parish to unnecessary, cruel court ordered payments for what purpose?

There are two solutions to this egregious unnecessary situation.

First we could let the system fall into bankruptcy. A receiver would be appointed and he’d try to get a court to reinstate this oppression of our citizens—a fat chance!

A more civilized solution would be for the State of Indiana to come to the rescue of its injured and potentially injured citizens by simply buying back the bonds from the bond holders. It would be a few million dollars, a huge sum to our neighbors but an inconsequential sum to the state of Indiana. The state legislature wastes more of our money weekly than the amount of money required to rescue our friends and neighbors.

I have tried to get this plan started. However our two unemployables, oops I mean our State Senator and State Representative have shown no interest. The county Commissioners have shown no interest.

This leads one to believe that our elected officials with rare exception after a having had a few ouches of Lawrenceburg’s’ best product visualize, a Dearborn County that would make Florence. Kentucky, by comparison appear to be an elegiac field.

Alan S Freemond, Sr.
Jackson Township

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is the "Sewer" legal case progressing up in St. Leon between the oppressed and the oppressors?

Are the oppressed still being sued by an attorney who is paid from funds “collected” from the oppressed, but has conflicting interests that coincide with the oppressors, so, he, is happy as a pig in slop?

Anonymous said...

Alan Freemond reads Playboy magazine????

Anonymous said...

Alan Freemond reads Playboy magazine????


What some realtor/developer types want to do to Dearborn County tax-payers, more resembles porn!!!!

Anonymous said...

What do have, when you film a “Sheriff’s sale at one’s home, who could not afford to hook-up to “Fehrman’s sewers?

”Erotic film night at the DCEDI!!!”

Anonymous said...

Why would the State bother to bail us out? They always have bigger fish to fry. Besides they would want to sell it to a 'private' investor, who would really 'rip off' the citizens of St. Leon and the county.

As for the county, they do not have the money! Lawrenceburg has it all!

HHM

Anonymous said...

At least two elected officials seem to be opposed to turning Dearborn County into a Northern Kentucky. Mr. Mitter and Mr. Thompson have worked to stop the devastation. We need more responsible, caring people elected to our local government.

Anonymous said...

Mitter was an excellent elected official - but before that he put a lot of time into his volunteer position on the BZA and Plan Commission. It's too bad he took a job near Indianapolis. I heard he resigned recently from Council as he no longer lives in the county. Big shoes for his successor to fill.

Anonymous said...

Are any of these realtors, who ”have it bad”, for sewers, selling homes with septic systems?

And if so, are they informing their potential buyers, that their realtor, will do his or her best, to force them on sewers at a later date?

And the “future costs” of this home, they are about to purchase, will increase in about $10,000.000 increments? And, depending on the topography and how far the set back of home is, maybe in access of $50,000.00?

Are these self-same, sewer aficionados/realtors, informing their potential buyers of the potential future costs of their potential future homes, instigated by their self-same commission hungry realtor’s actions?

That is a question, I certainly would like to see the answer to!

Anonymous said...

Information Maintained by the Office of Code Revision Indiana Legislative Services Agency
07/02/2007 10:55:27 PM EDT
IC 5-8-2
Chapter 2. Removal From Office for Intoxication

IC 5-8-2-1
Voluntary intoxication during business hours
Sec. 1. Any person holding any office under the constitution or laws of this state who shall voluntarily become intoxicated within the business hours of the office, or is in the habit of becoming intoxicated by the use of intoxicating liquors, shall be removed from office under IC 34-17.
(Formerly: Acts 1875, c.58, s.1.) As amended by P.L.3-1993, SEC.244; P.L.1-1998, SEC.68.

What's this, don't we have anybody who does this?





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Anonymous said...

"This leads one to believe that our elected officials with rare exception after a having had a few ouches of Lawrenceburg’s’ best product visualize, a Dearborn County that would make Florence. Kentucky, by comparison appear to be an elegiac field."

They don't even need a few ounces of L'berg's best product to see a vision of how to give the county to the developers, they are already doing their best to sell Dearborn County into subdivision hell to keep their handlers happy.

Anonymous said...

"subdivision hell"

A "HELL" which, if we do not wish to subsidize the profits of the likes of Jan an Bob's realtor/developer kid, Brett (WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE ON THE SEWER BOARD), paying for all his infrastructure improvement costs and the tens of thousands of dollars of enforced sewer hook-up costs, we will be called "SELFISH" by both our local realtor/developers, and their mommys and daddys!!!

Anonymous said...

Is Mr. Hankins, of DCRSD fame, well known outside of Dearborn County circles?

There is a character on "South Park," named ""MR. HANKY," who could be his “doppelganger!”

""MR. HANKY," shares Mr. Hankins sewer interests and many other attributes!

Is this character based on Mr. Hankins?

Anonymous said...

What is going to take place when other, not so “politically connected” developers, aspire to build more subdivisions, closer to core, already developed areas, and they ascertain that “more politically connected” developers, on the sewer board, have already “Maxed-Out” sewer capacities for areas, leaped-frogged miles out from town, to benefit their “grinder pump” serviced subdivisions?

Will this open a whole new industry for our local attorneys to sue the taxpayers for the misdeeds of our "conflicted" sewer board members?

Anonymous said...

What will be Rick Fox and Jeff Hughes’ reelection campaign theme:


”FOX AND HUGHES: INTREPIDLY COMBATING ”FOR”THOSE WHO WOULD PILLAGE AND PLUNDER THE CITIZEN/TAXPAYERS’ WORLDLY GOODS!!!!!!!!!”

Anonymous said...

I can just envision Fox and Hughes "glad-handing" voters...

...then throwing a wink and nod their way, telling them:

"Vote for us, we will see that you get first place in line at the bank, to apply for loans to pay for your new sewer system!"

A further, kick in the ass, will be that the president of the bank will be a card carrying member of the DCEDI!!!

Anonymous said...

As the DCEDI counsels young Rick and Jeff, regarding the upcoming election, I am reminded of the supposive quote of Joe Kennedy:

"“Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.”

Anonymous said...

"Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase."

Witness, Vera, that "snow ball" rolled right over to the DCRSD!

Anonymous said...

I notice, "get a gun and shoot me," Maxwell, wants even bigger and better sewer boards.

Which reminds me of this quote?

"My friends, the best and only lasting answer to the problem of political corruption is a smaller government."

Anonymous said...

"I notice, "get a gun and shoot me," Maxwell..."

While, I wish Mr. Maxwell a long and happy life, outside of government...

...my question is: if he was to get shot...

...WOULD HE BLEED "GREEN TAX-DOLLAR" COLORED BLOOD?

Anonymous said...

It looks like Fehrman, Maxwell and Dennerline wish to:

PULL THEMSELVES UP BY utilizing "OTHER" PEOPLES' BOOT STRAPS!!!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

I hear Maxwell wants a DCRSD 1, 2 and 3.

Important matters will be discussed at the DCRSD number, where neither the press, nor Chris Mueller, is in attendance.

As you can ascertain, the DCRSD, sorely grieves, the recent demise of "serial meetings!"

Anonymous said...

"As you can ascertain, the DCRSD, sorely grieves, the recent demise of "serial meetings!"

The Need For Serial Meetings:

When the oversite of the majority gets in the way of the profit for the very fortunate few!

Anonymous said...

It's very fortunate that a group of people are willing to step up to the plate and do their level best to take care of the many sewer issues that are facing the County.

The DCRSD Board is focused on fixing problems created in the past as well as looking toward the future. The reason taxes are climbing in this County is simply that commercial growth is not available to offset the taxes. This growth is only possible through the support of a viable infrastructure.

If the County's citizens truly want tax relief, a commercial development has to be formed along the St. Leon 74 corridor.

Lawbg and Aurora are experiencing growth along US 50. This is happening due to traffic counts, infrastructure availability, and City governments that create a climate that encourages businesses to locate in the area.

Hopefully, our window of opportunity to develop a viable business park in St. Leon hasn't slipped by. The support companies that are going to supply Honda probably already found other sites. I'm sure that other opportunities will arise, and we should be better prepared for them.

A recent article showed monies distributed by Lawrenceburg went to many industrial parks. The problem is, they were all located in other Counties.

Show some support for DCRSD and applaud them as the continue to fight the never ending battle.

Anonymous said...

Show some support for DCRSD and applaud them as the continue to fight the never ending battle.

Well, then this time try to get the citizens behind you and not try to steam roll them!

And please, don't try to suggest that there is some consensus as to the level of development desired by those in the community!

Anonymous said...

If the County's citizens truly want tax relief, a commercial development has to be formed along the St. Leon 74 corridor.

Our taxes, on average are less than our more developed counterparts, such as Nky, Hamiliton, and Warren County.

Anonymous said...

Someone’s campaigning to keep their job!

Anonymous said...

Show some support for DCRSD and applaud them as the continue to fight the never ending battle.

This is why you are failing miserably...

...you can only communicate your thoughts through a "press release."

Work on your people skills!

Anonymous said...

The support companies that are going to supply Honda probably already found other sites.

Did not Mr. Iida of Honda already publicly scold you for lying about the Secondary Suppliers for the Honda Plant?

Your credibility dwindles more and more with each and every word from your lips!

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Development "Infomercial" lackey?

He worked so hard on his DCRSD "SPIN" essay too!

What a shame!

Hopefully, he is checking out "MONSTER.COM" in the interim!

Anonymous said...

Sorry people, I'm not affiliated with DCRSD. I just appreciate common sense and hard work. It beats the heck out of name calling.
Why don't you put your efforts toward contributing instead of complaining?

Anonymous said...

"Why don't you put your efforts toward contributing instead of complaining? "

Like getting involved in the political process, playing fair and winning the primary, only to see the "development stooges" in the Republican party run a "phantom democrat" in the general election?

Or watching the "development stooges" run our government outside the purview of the public with their serial meettings?

Or having "public comment" closed down, unless you are "developers" with all their "poltical stooges" on speed dial?

Spare us!

You do everything to curtail involvement in the, what you think is "yours" and "yours alone," governmental process!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, apparenty "contributing," at least as defined by these folks, is just getting out of the way of their bulldozers!!! Such phonies!!!

Anonymous said...

”I just appreciate common sense and hard work.”

Like the common sense of all the conflicting interests on the sewer board?

Like the common sense of the “Dennerline Deal?”

Like the common sense of forcing landowners, with operating septic systems, to hook-up to these substandard grinder and pressurized sewers, even if it cost upwards of $30,000 to 40,000?

You have a “queer” sense of “common sense!”

And “hard work???

Please!!!

Anonymous said...

"Like the common sense of forcing landowners, with operating septic systems, to hook-up to these substandard grinder and pressurized sewers, even if it cost upwards of $30,000 to 40,000?"

Profit for some...

...no matter the cost to the rest of us!

Anonymous said...

Sorry people, I'm not affiliated with DCRSD.

Who are you associated with? You feel the need to out and out lie about Honda secondary suppliers?

That is a Jim West original lie!

Until, David Iida of Honda, publicly spanked him!

DCEDI FOREVER ^%$#* said...

Sorry people, I'm not affiliated with DCRSD.

Well don't you wish that you were? You might be able to squeeze a bit of money from the taxpayers and then YOU CAN JOIN THE RICH AND POWERFUL AND HIGHLY EDUCATED, CHARITABLE, WONDERFUL FOLKS of DCEDI for only $5000. THat will be chump change, in your dreams!Right?