Tuesday, March 18, 2008

18 March 2008 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

18 March 2008 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Hughes, Chairman, Fox, and Thompson.
Also present: Pickens, Auditor, Ewbank, Attorney, and Messmore, Administrator
A uniformed police officer was present.

Tom Orschel, D-2 Commissioner Candidate, Rick Pope, D-1 Commissioner Candidate, and Phil Darling Council Candidate were present in the audience.

1. Personnel Manual was adopted with corrections from Thompson. There are three separate personnel policies- one for sheriff, one for 911communications, and one for everyone else.

2. Ruth Ann Batta was given permission to go to Council for the Summer Art program funding. Council already appropriated money. The program is in its 21st year.

3. CASE members (Citizens Against Sewer Enforced Hookups) came for an update on Ewbank’s research. Mary Lyn Hertel (sp?) spoke for the group. Thom Hammond arrived later as the 20-minute meeting was adjourned.
Ewbank spoke to Watson and Watson concurred with CASE’s numbers and said that he must have mis-spoke. He talked to him about errors in the original letter’s terms and Leininger, the lawyer for the CASE members being sued said he was representing only 8-12people.
Hertel told Ewbank that all the members paid for the lawyer- he represents them all. Apparently, nothing is being done about the “false” statements from the sewer board as they have now corrected them.

4. Todd Listerman- Transportation Director- had the commissioners sign off on a corrected contract for Bridge 15- Bells Branch and noted that Ohio County will be paying on the invoice for their share of Triple Whipple in the next few weeks. They will cover the Bell’s Branch share this summer.
Listerman on the 31st will present a case for federal funding for three bridges on the county priority list- Cold Springs, Collier Ridge at Bonnell, and Burtzelbach.

5. Pickens- Claims and Minutes signed. The county has saved about 622 citizens $16,000 on the prescription program.

6. Bryan Messmore- NOTHING to report.

7. Ewbank- no new suits so far- insurance is reviewing claims on US 50 accidents mostly.

8. Thompson- has received a preliminary proposal from Kim Cobol (sp?) on video arraignment and will talk to Sheriff Lusby about it.

Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Ewbank spoke to Watson and Watson concurred with CASE’s numbers and said that he must have mis-spoke.".


Good thing Watson did not mention that John Maxwell has yet to hook up to St. Leon's sewers, or Bob Ewbank would have torn him a new one!!!

Anonymous said...

"Mispoke?"

Is that what pro-development interests call what they do now?

Interesting!

What else will the try to redefine in the future?

Anonymous said...

Watson and Ewbank:

Representing the people!!!!!

As long as the people run in the same circles as John Maxwell and his band of followers!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry "the" should be "they."

"The" crooks and "they" are crooks always confuses me...

Anonymous said...

Watson and Ewbank...work for the people...as they draw a paycheck from the people...as they try to sue the people...with the peoples' money...into submission.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Watson, words mean something, they add up to some whole...meaningful...truth...and you are giving this entire County a glimpse of just how cheap your words are.

Anonymous said...

Notice the deafening silence coming from Fox and Hughes as the election grows nearer?

Such pillars of intellectual, political and ethical strength they are!

Anonymous said...

So is Watson still telling all those who will listen that the last hold-outs of this criminal forced sewer hook-up are considering settling soon?

What a waste of human flesh and brain matter.

Anonymous said...

Is John Watson now "damaged goods" as far as his representation of development interests on the county taxpayers' dime?

Anonymous said...

Crooked lawyers adding a whole new length and girth to our local "members" of County pricks!!!

Anonymous said...

"Good thing Watson did not mention that John Maxwell has yet to hook up to St. Leon's sewers, or Bob Ewbank would have torn him a new one!!!"

Funny. Very funny. Especially if you know how Bob operates. Funny. Very funny.

Anonymous said...

"Mis-poke" is right up there with parsing the meaning of what "is" "is!"

Anonymous said...

"Mis-poke" just reminds us all of the "poking" our local developer bought and paid for shysters have been doing to us for years!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How are the phone calls going? Maybe Messmore can report that next meeting?

Anonymous said...

I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY OR WAIT THATS OK NOTHING TO SAY...

Anonymous said...

Messmore never seems to have anything to say ON RECORD. But he must say a lot other times- else why would he have his Bluetooth ear piece molded to his ear all day? Does he sleep with that thing? I heard he's even seen with it on his lunch breaks. Maybe he thinks it's man jewelry.

Anonymous said...

As a taxpayer I'm wondering just what it is Mr Messmore is doing to earn his pay. Last couple of meetings all he has to say is "NO REPORT"

Anonymous said...

DISCRETION:
Discretion is the key word in choosing our elected Judge.
We have a choice to chose whomever we think will best represent all people.
Longivity is not conducive to being fair. There are too many aggravating ,mitigating and extenuating circumstances.

I think it is time for a change!

Anonymous said...

Does Messmore need an assistant? I'll report nothing for $35,000 a year,that is half his pay.

Anonymous said...

"Does Messmore need an assistant? I'll report nothing for $35,000 a year,that is half his pay."

Someone needs to de-earwax his Bluetooth...

...as an aside...

...is there anyone not in the development dcedi circle that has Messmore's cell number?

Anonymous said...

If only Messmore was available to play Gary Cole's character in the movie "Office Space," the unforgettable character "Bill Lumbergh!"

What a nice and unique fit that would have been for him!

Anonymous said...

"DISCRETION:
Discretion is the key word in choosing our elected Judge."

"DISCRETION" should be the keyword in throwing out pompous and self-aggrandizing prosecutors who remind us all of the dweebs who ran for student council in High School...

Anonymous said...

As a taxpayer I'm wondering just what it is Mr Messmore is doing to earn his pay.

Well, Messmore was instrumental in permitting the taxpayers to pay for the development lobbying group of our few, chosen and politically connected county development interests, Vieste!

Anonymous said...

"As a taxpayer..."

Ewbank demands you just bend over and take it...

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, Did Bill Clinton get a tour of the only working and functional septic system in Dearborn County at the estate of John Maxwell?

I heard it is a work of art!

Anonymous said...

Did John Watson give the tour of Maxwell's septic system to Mr. Clinton?

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, Did Bill Clinton get a tour of the only working and functional septic system in Dearborn County at the estate of John Maxwell?

Brett Fehrman would take issue with such statement, he is, at this very moment in time, trying to sell homes and earn commissions on such homes who are on perfectly functioning septic systems!

It is only the percolation rate of soils nearby the proposed Gabbard Estates that do not lend themselves to septic systems and cry out for pressurized sewers!

Anonymous said...

"Percolation" rates do not impress the Board Members of the DCRSD.

They prefer the steady "drip...drip...drip" of High Ridge's sewage into Hogan's Creek until Gabbard Estates' sewers are subsidized by the taxpayer.

Anonymous said...

Rodney Dennerline's pond is finally up to level!!!

When will the fish fry be for all the residents of High Ridge Estates whose plight helped make possible Rodney's fortunes?

Anonymous said...

Will Vera Benning be working the fryer?

Anonymous said...

Why in the world is Dearborn County putting money into fixing an old iron bridge by river view cemetry. This money could be spent on the other bridges that need repaired or a gravel road that needs to be black topped that is still gravel. All of this and not even a car will able to drive on it. The county highway is taking a big hit today with all the rain I have heard on the scanner of some road slips that has happened because of this latest storm. Will some one with some commomn sense use our money more wisely.

Anonymous said...

I used to jump off this bridge over Laughery as a young kid.

We must save it for our grandkids to jump off it.

No other bridge offers the privacy an the lack of law enforcement scrutiny in jumping into Laughery as this bridge.

Save this bridge.

Let us preserve the right of our grandchildren to jump into Laughery...

...unfettered by our local Barney Fifes...

Anonymous said...

"Why in the world is Dearborn County putting money into fixing an old iron bridge by river view cemetry."

When there are septic systems still functioning in this County that are being condemned to meet the illicit needs of Maxwell and Company.

Anonymous said...

"Will some one with some commomn sense use our money more wisely."

When will you learn that our county democrats want to spread "your" money around to all those less fortunate than you...read...those that do not wish to work as hard as you...or to designate your tax dollars to silly-ass causes much greater than you and all our county republicans who want to spread "your" money around to all those more fortunate than you...read...those that have been raised in priviledged environments who feel entitled to your hard work for their personal, better interests?

Just grin and bear it.

Anonymous said...

watch for the floaters when jumping off bridge.

Anonymous said...

watch for the floaters when jumping off bridge.

It has been 40 years since I jumped off that bridge.

I'm not even sure that I am still a "floater."

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Bob Ewbank will not jump off the bridge until he throws Jeff and Rick off first to check for underwater hazards?

Anonymous said...

Brett Fehrman would jump off the bridge but he cannot figure out a way to keep his "water-wings" on post jump...

Anonymous said...

"DISCRETION:
Discretion is the key word in choosing our elected Judge."

"DISCRETION" should be the keyword in throwing out pompous and self-aggrandizing prosecutors who remind us all of the dweebs who ran for student council in High School..."

Does the Republican running for Superior Court 1 against the incumbent judge, have anything to do with the fact that the challenger used to work for the Prosecutor and the the Prosecutor was overruled by the incumbent judge. And that the Judge's ruling was upheld by the Supreme Court? Could it be the Prosecutor is angry he didn't get his way. Or could it have something to do with the fact that the Judge overruled another Judge in Dearborn County and she didn't like being overruled?

Anonymous said...

The multi term Judge is up for election. You will have your chance to elect a prosecutor next.
The '60's and '70's in Aurora demonstrated the seated judge's very poor discretion. Have things changed?

Anonymous said...

"Does the Republican running for Superior Court 1 against the incumbent judge, have anything to do with the fact that the challenger used to work for the Prosecutor and the the Prosecutor was overruled by the incumbent judge. And that the Judge's ruling was upheld by the Supreme Court? Could it be the Prosecutor is angry he didn't get his way. Or could it have something to do with the fact that the Judge overruled another Judge in Dearborn County and she didn't like being overruled?"

Maybe it's BOTH.

cc said...

"The multi term Judge is up for election. You will have your chance to elect a prosecutor next.
The '60's and '70's in Aurora demonstrated the seated judge's very poor discretion. Have things changed?"

If you are going to allude to some indiscretions of youth- please be specific- don't just state innuendo. And be FACTUAL, even if you don't want to sign your name.

Anonymous said...

Egos, egos everywhere as our County cup runeth over with legal hubris!

Lawyers: Don't they all just suck?

Anonymous said...

Youthful discretions?

If my mother was right, most of local lawyers should be blind with hairy palms.

HHM said...

"Ewbank spoke to Watson and Watson concurred with CASE’s numbers and said that he must have mis-spoke.".

From the February 19th Commissioners' Meeting:
"Donna Imfeld- spoke regarding forced sewer hook-ups. She asked the commissioners if St. Leon Sewer reps were obligate to give the commissioners accurate numbers when they present information. Hughes said that they would have to look into it if they hadn’t. Imfeld told them she didn’t live in St. Leon and that she was here because “you are my elected officials.” She gave them a packet outlining the record of deceit of the St. Leon sewer officials throughout the years."

So, are Hughes and Fox going to "look into it" now that Ewbank has confirmed what Mrs. Imfeld said is true? That St. Leon has "mispoke"? Has St. Leon simply been inaccurate or deceitful? And will Fox and Hughes support the citizens or simply continue to help St. Leons rush to the sewers??

Anonymous said...

Rick and Jeff will go where no man has gone before, as they are led by the rings in their noses by Bob Ewbank.