Saturday, November 03, 2007

Why can’t Dearborn County shoot straight?

Why can’t Dearborn County shoot straight?

We have the debacle of the fortune Company with lawsuits flying back and forth. Fortune was given a bond bank loan at 1%, come on now where else can one get an 8 million dollar load at an interest rate of 1%. Why did the bond bank in its received wisdom do this? Was due diligence done? Did we hire investigators to check out the Fortune company?

On a smaller scale the town council of St. Leon in order to conform with the Bond Bank’s policy signed off on revenue bonds for their sewer system. Did no one read the bond documents that required an ordinance to force people, even those without voting rights in St. Leon, to hookup to the sewer system, whether or not they needed it and of course pay all of the attendant immediate costs, and the perpetual monthly costs for the hookup? The penalty is a sheriff’s auction of the property of a non-compliant home owner. Which officials knew this was part of the bond documents? Imagine taking an individual’s home because he can’t afford a sewer system that he doesn’t need in the first place. This, in these United States?

On a smaller scale someone was sold on the idea of hiring that Vieste bunch to remake Dearborn County. Did anyone do actual due diligence on Vieste, its principals, and its associated companies and their personnel? Were investigators hired to investigate Vieste and it its associated companies, or was it all done over a bottle of beer? Who is responsible for the introduction of Vieste to the Dearborn County Commissioners? Who requested that Vieste et al donate big money in the commissioner race of 2006 against our certified engineer, the holder of the degree of master of Business administration who barely won out?

On a smaller scale yet who let the Macke letter of credit for the traffic light in contention lapse. Who approved of such a weak letter of credit.? Why was it so weakly created in the first place?

Now we have Dr. Rahe writing a bit scurrilously about the group of people who simply want developers and their sycophants to FINANCE THEIR OWN PROJECTS.

Dr. Rahe described some outside woman’s remark in response to an obviously tendentious question at a Chamber of Commerce meeting about the “status quo obstructionists” and the” no grow” people influencing the political leaders. Her remake was that under such circumstances “You will die.” Oh really? Of course she said that, she was invited by the Lawrenceburg Chamber of Commerce that most likely has never seen a project financed by taxpayers of which they disapproved.

Dr. Rahe being a Dentist must have had some scientific training. Details are important. Therefore accurately and logically he ought to tell us in detail what the death of Dearborn County would resemble. How would it come about? Has he evidence of other counties “dying?” What is a dying County? Name one. Otherwise the lady in question and our own Dr. Rahe are simply throwing around demagogic words.

If the Chamber of Commerce, the DCDEI and Dr. Rahe want development it is very simple. You, of the Chamber and DCDEI, and you, Dr. Rahe, finance it personally. If one cannot finance it personally get a syndicate together.

You all want TIF bonds? That’s all O. K., you simply guarantee those bonds personally. I don’t wish to guarantee them, who does? Let’s not make the taxpayers guarantee the bonds.

If you believe that the risk of a project is so slight simply borrow on your liquid assets, your insurance policies, your 401 K funds, your pension funds, your bank accounts, and your own wives’ assets. Additionally maintain a 120% of the value of the loan or the bonds. This is the technique used by the large investment banks when working with private individuals. If you believe that there is more risk than you wish to assume, forget the project. Don’t ask the taxpayers to assume that risk for you.

It is puzzling to try to determine what part of PAY IT YOURSELF don’t these people understand.

Why can’t we shoot straight here in Dearborn county? Do we have perpetual amateur hour?

Alan Stanley Freemond, Sr.
Tanners Creek Farm
Jackson Township

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Freemond

I heard building model cars is a good relaxing hobby.

Anonymous said...

Better yet, if you can and are willing to do better, run for office and help our County out. Don't just degrade it.

Anonymous said...

Well it looks like Crazy Al is at it again. Why all the questions to those who have no answers? How about asking these questions to the individuals who may have the answers? Of course rabble rousing is more up Crazy Al's MO. For being a psychiatrist, Crazy Al should be able to identify paranoia, even if it's in himself. By the way, by referring to the county commissioner as "our certified engineer", is Carzy Al admitting to buying himself a commissioner? That is the level of reasoning he applies to those of the development group? And as one who has never allowed fact to get in the way his opinions, the Lawrenceburg Chamber of Commerce was disbanded over a decade ago and was united with Aurora to form the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce.
Oh Crazy Al, when will it all end?
And if you want to see a dying county, check out Hamilton County. That's in Ohio.

clifford r eibeck said...

DOCTOR ALAN STANLEY FREEMOND, SR. HAS MORE SENSE THEN ALL THE COUNTY POLITICANS PUT TOGETHER. HE HAS DONE MORE FOR THIS COUNTY IN HIS 80 YEARS THAN ALL THE SO CALLED DO-GOODERS HAVE EVER THOUGHT OF DOING. WE OWE HIM A GREAT BIG THANKS FOR HIS TIRELESS EFFORTS HE’S GIVEN US OVER THE YEARS.

Anonymous said...

Freemond is not or never has been a psychiatrist.
Where do you people get your info?
The local bar?

Anonymous said...

So we have heard your views on Freemond...tell us what you like and dislike about those who would steal the taxpayer blind to subsidize their personal fortunes?

Say what you will about Freemond, but the last I looked, he is not trying to force me to finance his business interests!

I guess life sucks for those of you since the likes of Freemond started bringing your thieving antics to light?

Freemond, may or may not be crazy!

But Fehrman, Maxwell, Andres and their ilk, are definitely, conniving, crooked asses!

Anonymous said...

Better yet, if you can and are willing to do better, run for office and help our County out. Don't just degrade it.

Maybe Alan can run and win the Republican Primary, and the pussies in the Republican Leadership can run off crying, throwing their support to a
Democrat, willing to sell his soul and this County, to Development Interests?

You little girls should be the last ones to challenge a person to a "fair" political match!

You backwater girly-boys would-be thugs cannot even fathom the meaning of "fair!"

And it just crimps your panties that you will continue to lose "fair" elections!

Anonymous said...

Let us all hope that the acorns that are Fehrman, Maxwell and all the rest of our county thieves have fallen far from their parent Oak trees!

I would hate to think that their parent Oaks were equally dishonest!

Anonymous said...

These Development “Powerhouses’” grasp on their illegitimate power is so tenuous and feeble, that they agonize about some 80 year old crazy’s (their definition) ability to stop their “meteoric” rise into Development’s record books!

How droll yet poignant and depressing is that?

Anonymous said...

Who is responsible for the introduction of Vieste to the Dearborn County Commissioners? Who requested that Vieste et al donate big money in the commissioner race of 2006 against our certified engineer, the holder of the degree of master of Business administration who barely won out?

Alan, ask youself, why, with such a close election, the losing party did not request a recount?

Could it be, such a recount may have shed light on "voter fraud?"

Just a question to you Alan!

Anonymous said...

Could it be, such a recount may have shed light on "voter fraud?"

The number one question in all of our minds!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing is beyond the pale in the "present" make-up our Development controlled County!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I heard Ripley County has "shovel ready sites". They are so smart and forward thinking. What, it's IN a BUSINESS PARK? Does Dearborn County have a business park? Do they have TIF districts? The good people in Ripley County are that much smarter than Dearborn County? Or is it they have smarter people promoting their "CURRENT" business parks? I surely didn't see anything in Ripley County about trying to rezone 2000-4000 acres of fertile farm ground where there were no willing sellers. The land they did get was from willing sellers close or contected to the CURRENT BUSINESS PARK. Why can't we promote and market our CURRENT empty buildings and land that is for sale? Incompetent and uneducated.....right?

Anonymous said...

"Why can't we promote and market our CURRENT empty buildings and land that is for sale?"

Silly!

The would-be erstwhile industrialists of Dearborn County are all about buying rural land, which would have remained rural land (because those that own it do not have the political connections to have rezoned), and “teee-daaaaa!,” those with political connections turn soybean fields into prime residential and/or commercial land…with all the attending windfall profits!

Alan S. Freemond, Sr. AKA Crazy Al said...

"the Lawrenceburg Chamber of Commerce was disbanded over a decade ago and was united with Aurora to form the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce."

Thse guys and girls can call themselves anything that they wish. They don't represent
the Northern townships of this county. They gratuitously renamed themselves. Big Big deal Huh? They could call themselvs the Chamber of Commece of the moon, who gives a damn?

PS I don't demean the county, else I'd not live here. I do demean the anencephalic loonies who run the place.
Simply answer! Why can't we shoot straight???

Wait, attention DCDEI I do have a shovel ready site, come see my horse barn or my neighbors' cow barns. Bring your #10 scoop.

Craaaazy Al, the psychiatrist.

jb said...

Well Crazy Al- I see you still have your sense of humor.

I think that response quoted by Dr. Rahe is crazy. "You will die."
Or maybe not- maybe she was referring to the group she was talking to - and not the county or cities as a whole.

Perhaps Economic Developers and self-serving politicians will not survive. How's that for a twist on the interpretation?

Anonymous said...

The comment "you will die"...Making that comment and having it repeated by "the doctor" is so idiotic it's funny. Not funny haha, but so stupid it's funny. Again not funny haha. Dr. promotes economic development? Why in the Hell is he tearing down buildings? That's just nuts. The goon needs to go down the river.

Anonymous said...

Those permitting their pastures and woodlands to remain pastures and woodlands...are putting a major cramp in our local realtor/developers' wallets and pocketbooks!

They should let our local realtor/developers buy their pastures and woodlands, at pastures and woodlands prices, and let our local realtor/developers rezone and develop these pastures and woodlands to our local realtor/developers' hearts' content!

And if those who own the pastures and woodlands are not willing to sell their pastures and woodlands to our local realtor/developers at pastures and woodlands prices, may these owners of pastures and woodlands be blamed by the DCEDI's Jim West for holding back Dearborn County's realtor/developers' growth!

Anonymous said...

"Mr. Freemond

I heard building model cars is a good relaxing hobby."



I here making money from your own sweat and labor is quite liberating and invigorating!

If only our few entitled and spoiled realtor/developer/banker/lawyers would give it a try, maybe the rest of us could sleep better at night without the omnipresent fear of losing our savings and land to our local pack of politically connected thieving wolves, carrion sniffers and property rights snuffers !

Anonymous said...

When our local crooked realtor/developer goes to our local crooked banker for a loan for their developments, is their a provision in the loan contract as to the percentage the realtor/developer hopes to pilfer from the taxpayer and/or surrounding home and property owners to pay back their loan?

Anonymous said...

If one of the sons or daughters of some of our self-proclaimed Christians in this County are able to succeed in stealing the savings of others in this County to provide for their subdivisions and/or other developments, will these self-same, self-proclaimed Christians stand up in Church on Sunday and give thanks to the Lord for blessing them with children that are so gifted from stealing from the Lord’s other Children??????

Anonymous said...

Maybe if Hrezo wins the Greendale Mayorship, some other local developer can pay forward Hrezo's past offerd of kindness such as to Paul Tremain and Doug Hedrick and offer Hrezo an all expense paid big game exotic animal hunt!

What a generous guy Mr. Hrezo is!

So typical of the generosity of our local developers!

Anonymous said...

So typical of the generosity of our local developers!

They are always willing to spread some good cheer and hard cash around to their in-office/in-pocket politicians!!!!!!!!

Too bad Hedrick and Tremain were not of the same moral and exthical caliber of the Bennings, Foxes and Hughes of this County, who were extremely cheap dates!!!!!!!!

All they required was a little pat on their heads and a promise to keep them in office, by hook or by crook, from the crooked local Republican Leadership!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't look now but Tremain has not served more than one term in anything! He was beaten in the commissioner race by Dole who was hand picked by Stop Everything people and once he got into office, he came to his senses and realiaed what he had gotten himself into.

Anonymous said...

Doel was hand-picked by stop everything people?
What are you smoking?

Anonymous said...

Stop Everything people

95% of these Stop Everything people only got involved in the political process after having learned of your conspiring and conniving to coerce others to finance your development!

The mere existence of these Stop Everything people is your fault and your fault alone!

Stop your incessant bitching and do something, on your own, that does not require the bullying of others to subsidize your failing business interests!

Anonymous said...

Stop your incessant bitching and do something, on your own, that does not require the bullying of others to subsidize your failing business interests!

Don't you get it?

It is somehow our "public" duty to support and finance Development owned "public" entities such as the DCRSD, to support and subsidize all of Development's plans and desires!

The more we give, the more Development will make!

Only in some far-off, alternative universe, are Developers required to pay their own way!

Anonymous said...

"Don't look now but Tremain has not served more than one term in anything!

SO, ARE YOU SAYING, THAT HREZO WAS WASTING HIS MONEY TRYING TO BRIBE TREMAIN?

SO, NOT ONLY IS HREZO CORRUPT, HE IS STUPID ALSO?

Anonymous said...

In Hrezo's defense, it is not his place to forecast the length of an elected official's term in office, Hrezo's task is only to try and bribe them all and let the voters sort them out later!

Because that is "good business!"

Maybe Hrezo could be a guest speaker for the DCEDI?

Anonymous said...

Stop your incessant bitching and do something, on your own, that does not require the bullying of others to subsidize your failing business interests!


Does Brett have any other plans to sewer Gabbard Estates without "bullying" others to subsidize his sewers via his participation on the DCRSD's Board?

If not, it would seem that Brett has no concept of what a "business plan" is sans the inclusion of public theft to back his projects!

Anonymous said...

"Maybe Hrezo could be a guest speaker for the DCEDI?"

HE IS AN "OTHER INVESTOR" ON THE DCEDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHATEVER THAT MEANS.......

Anonymous said...

WHATEVER THAT MEANS.......

It means he is a card-carrying member of the "TAXPAYERS' DOLLARS FUND US" crowd!!!

Soon he and his DCEDI buddies will have the rest of us providing them with food stamps and housing allowances...

...BIG BUSINESS...in today's Dearborn County!!!

Our "BIG BUSINESSMEN" require handicapped parking decals!!!

A very sad group they are!!!

Anonymous said...

Stop your incessant bitching and do something, on your own, that does not require the bullying of others to subsidize your failing business interests!


Brett and John's response:


"WHAT? DO YOU THINK WE ARE MAGICIANS OR SOMETHING (on a side note...Brett has a crush on David Copperfield)? DO YOU THINK WE CAN MAGICALLY MAKE MONEY MATERIALIZE OUT OF OUR OWN POCKETS? MONEY SIMPLY DOES NOT GROW ON NON-COERSED-TAXPAYER FERTILIZED TREES!!!

Anonymous said...

"...maybe the rest of us could sleep better at night without the omnipresent fear of losing our savings and land to our local pack of politically connected thieving wolves, carrion sniffers and property rights snuffers!"


Frank Kramer, we expect Ewbank to "whore" for such a den of thieves...but not you!

Frank, show Ewbank and the community, that you are better than all this, seedy and lowlife "Al Caponeing" Ewbank is trying to involve you in!

Anonymous said...

"Dr. Rahe being a Dentist must have had some scientific training."

Didn't Laurence Olivier play Dr. Rahe in some movie with Dustin Hoffman?

Anonymous said...

Brett has deemed Laurence Olivier and Danny Kaye as the most preferred, gorgeous and amorous couple Hollywood has ever produced!

Anonymous said...

Poor "Crazy Al" is at it again!!!!!!!!!

Hey "Crazy Al," find a way for the DCRSD's Board to circumvent the honest faction on the Dearborn County Council to aid the DCRSD's Board in their plans to force others to pay for the sewers of a couple of the DCRSD's Board Members' sewers!!!!!!!!!

You will be the Chamber of Commerce's "MAN OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Dustin Hoffman played Dr. Rahe in "Rainman". Yeah, You will die, yeah, Wheel of Fortune is on, yeah you will die.

Anonymous said...

Think of the film: "Marathon Man" and you will be surprised as to the similarities between Dr. Rahe and the Olivier character!

Olivier playing a Nazi torturing dentist…Rahe…by comparison...making the Nazi dentist seem almost sympathetic!

Anonymous said...

"Don't look now but Tremain has not served more than one term in anything!"

Ah, when confronted with one of Development's chief bribers, our local Development flunkies can only respond with a quip about the potential bribee's losing his subsequent re-election attempt?

Simply the same misdirection and blurring of the lines of ethical, moral and legal conduct by our local Development lobby!

Their parents must be so proud of what they spawned!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim West!

Folks would take you more seriously if you were willing to clean up your ranks and filter out trash like Hrezo!

Think about it!

Anonymous said...

Hey "Crazy Al," find a way for the DCRSD's Board to circumvent the honest faction on the Dearborn County Council to aid the DCRSD's Board in their plans to force others to pay for the sewers of a couple of the DCRSD's Board Members' sewers!!!!!!!!!

The buzzing you are hearing as you try to find the "honest faction" on the Council is a pissed off "Tax Dollar Fairy" Charlie Fehrman, indignant that you would interfere with is wholesale giving away of our tax dollars to his buddies and assorted relatives!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"Folks would take you more seriously if you were willing to clean up your ranks and filter out trash like Hrezo!"

The DCEDI is all about the "ENDs" they could care less about the "MEANs" utilized to reach those "ENDs!"

Ethics and morals take a back seat to the resulting profits realized by the DCEDI's membership, no matter how such profits are gained!

Anonymous said...

Ethics and morals take a back seat to the resulting profits realized by the DCEDI's membership, no matter how such profits are gained!

Remember!

Jim West was upset about the "greedy" landowners pricing their land out of the competition, but had no comment or thoughts as to the "greedy" realtor/developers who might also be pricing Dearborn County land out of the competition of the "Grand Land Lottery!"

Apparently, us landowners were to bite the bullet and take less for our land, while Jim West's realtor/developers profitted more!

And this Jim West holds himself out as being an ambassador of all Dearborn County's residents!

How laughable!!!

Anonymous said...

"Apparently, us landowners were to bite the bullet and take less for our land, while Jim West's realtor/developers profitted more!"


Why do you think the DCEDI and their government cronies kept the whole NW Quadrant deal under wraps?

It was to give DCEDI members a first shot of low-balling NW Quadrant landowners before they learned of the "public" plans for their land!

Again, the residents of Dearborn County were to be just fodder for the profits of DCEDI members!

And to think, the residents of Dearborn County financed the DCEDI!

Just later to be the DCEDI's financial chumps to better the bottomlines of the DCEDI's members!

Bastards!

Anonymous said...

A real estate market snipit.

“Jim Day in Lake Worth makes and sells "For Sale"
lawn signs used by real estate agents to market homes. When the real estate market started to go
south last year, Day said, his business increased dramatically. A $25 sign, after all, "is the cheapest
form of advertisement," he said. But a funny thing happened during the past six months. Real
estate agents stopped paying for the signs they had ordered. "It's never been like this before," Day
said. "I would never stiff someone for $25 or $50, especially since they know I did the work." Now
Day is looking at $40,000 in unpaid invoices, a worry for any small business. If customers would
just pay what they owe, he said, "I could take six months off."

Anonymous said...

Shut up Jim Day!!!

Consider your unpaid invoices as an investment in the realtors' lifestyle!!!

During "good times," the realtor wants to reap all the profits...

...during the "bad times," the realtor expects you to buffer their losses!!!

Nowhere is that more epitomized than in Dearborn County!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe one of our resident development enabler idiots can chime in here?

Like:

"IT IS NOT THE UNPAID REALTOR INVOICES THAT JIM DAY IS FRIGHTFUL OF, IT IS THE BOOGY MAN THAT IS NOT PAYING HIS BILLS!!!!!!!"

Because, no matter how egregious the behavior is of a realtor/developer, these idiot enablers have to transform reality into fantasy!

It helps them face their families, neighbors and fellow Church members!

Anonymous said...

Well, according to the news, it would seem that our local slimy development flunkies are doing their best to slime Doug Hedrick!

These scum are really hurt'n for our tax dollars for a certain!

Anonymous said...

I think the someone should be punished for the flier but I don't see blaming groups or people for this is fair. You need to wait until they find out who is responsible for this rude act.