I attended the “Meet The Candidate” event sponsored by the Semmes Senior Center the other day and I thought it was great. We need more of these face-to-face meetings in Semmes. One lady paid me quite a compliment without knowing she had done so. She called me a “troublemaker.” I took it as a compliment and know I was walking two inches taller when I left the event.
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Let me ask you a few questions that should be easily accessible to the citizens of Semmes, but after reviewing the City’s web page, are woefully inadequate. The number one priority for any public official should be for public safety. I would argue that the largest impact on the public is affected through the public infrastructure that the citizen will interact with including water, sanitary, storm water, and roads.. No one considers the work of producing a glass of water and delivering that water to each customer, but when it goes awry as we saw in Flint, M.I. the effect on a community can be devastating in so many ways. So a few questions for the current mayor,
Has a comprehensive study of the City infrastructure and accompanying report on those findings been completed?
One point that I would like to make. I have heard this statement made several times now, that if we were “involved”, we would know the truth about what is going on in Semmes. This is a tired, worn out excuse that does not make a valid point. Every single person that spends as little as a dollar is involved in this city. Our tax dollars are what support this city.
I have just learned just how much fun one can have taking an active role in politics. Yesterday, a Judy Hale caravan visited our neighborhood, three or four cars, and managed to get three residents to accept signs for their front yards. Until then, there was only one sign in one yard and it was at the home of a David Baker supporter. Just for the fun of it, and because I felt the Hale caravan was a challenge I thought it would be fun to accept, today I visited neighbors and talked with them a bit. Some were not at home but I did manage to contact a few and I quit when I ran out of signs.
The Short List: Never Ending Stories To Tell
It’s all fairy tales. Behind the smile are deceit, deception and lies. There are fact filled articles to come which I will not have time to complete before election day, August 23rd, 2016. Keep in mind the old saying “it has to be true, you can’t make up this kind of stuff!” I did say previously that I would give you a short list of the topics for upcoming articles, so here they are, along with brief comments:
Dear Mayor Hale,
I have in my possession documents that will prove at the very least misfeasence or malfeasance on your part as Mayor of Semmes Alabama. As investigation continues into this matter, I suspect it will lead to an ethics violation or in the worst case a state or federal indictment. Just to give you a hint of my sincerity, here are some details of the documents so you will know I have them in hand:
One document is dated March 23, 2015 and is a real estate appraisal from a local real estate appraisal company
Another document dated March 23, 2015 is the invoice for that appraisal from the same real estate appraisal company. The invoice is in the amount of $750.00. If this invoice was paid, it was paid without city council approval
Another document is addressed to City Council Member Howard Smith whom called you out publicly in a City Council meeting about your motion to the city council to proceed with this land purchase – it is nothing less than a corrected appraisal issued by the appraisal company after Mr Howard Smith called the appraisal company to point out an error on the original appraisal. My publishing of these documents will drag others into the spotlight and you know who they are – the owner of the property, the appraisal company and others I wish no harm.