We the people elect our officials to serve us…BUT OUR COUNCIL HASN’T A CLUE OR DOESN’T CARE TO SERVE US AND OUR NEEDS..
In White Springs, the officials are self-serving and their agendas are only to help each other and not the citizens. Not lowering the sewer bill when there was opportunity is an example and many seem to be fighting the late fees and the ability to again have water supplied to them. Now we can’t lower rates because we have a real bad Sewer Pipe damage as well as water pipes cracking.
The most important item that should be on the agenda is to FIRE BOTH STEVE STITH AND ANDREW GREENE FROM THE NON-EXISTENT FIRE DEPARTMENT. What were all of you councilors thinking? We just finally received a check back from our insurance trust of $1,200 when Kevin Pittman was chief which is $100 a month extra for insurance every time Stith is involved with the department. What is it? Are you jealous of Kevin? Were you jealous of the other firefighters? Councilors get a clue. Tell Stacy to apologize to Kevin Pittmen; hopefully hire him back; and bring back the team who had spirit and passion.
If you do not believe a good fire department it could be your friends house that goes down because of a fire. I am not aware if Scott Gay even knows we have no fire department and he’s a major investor in White Springs, purchasing the Fire House; the Hillhouse house which he is renovating; plus he bought the Harris property and Systrunk Property. I though he was Rhett’s Jerry’s and Johnny’s friend but I guess not because their motto seems to be “Burn Baby Burn”.
Walter could have a stroke if caught in any more lies and there would be no one like last night to assist him? There would be no EMT? There would be no fire rescue!
And wouldn’t it be amazing if lightning struck the Town Hall again and this time set it afire. With the fire engines next door, only Lieutenant Meeks could possibly do anything about it but he is one man. Stith and Greene would probably stop by an hour after in flip flops and shorts holding a small fire extinguisher each.
I know I inquired what you thought about Stith’s education, but do you realize how long it has been since he attended fire college. He is not qualified like Kevin Pittman or the other firefighters. He should not be fire chief and there are no firemen, not him, not Andrew, nor the fake names he has placed from his crew at Century who have no firefighter credentials. I am just sick of this crap!
You are all considering economic development; that is what you wished out of your Council. Yet, if we don’t have a fire department councilors, who would want to be in this town. It is one thing to have high sewer and water rates but to not have a Fire Department, is crazy. And Stith and Greene are not your men. People have been fired for far less and I can see why there was a vote of no confidence against Greene. Stith and Greene can fake firemen on a roster; but if there is no one ever to fight a fire it is just another blatant lie.
But a close second to the Fire Department is the repair of the SEWER AND OBVIOUSLY THE WATER PIPES. We can secure a loan. And I understand the purpose for the Sewer high rates was to save money for a loan with the State where they paid 92%. We would have to contribute $650,000 from what I heard the last time, but to this date and this has been since 2013, THERE HAS BEEN NO CONTRIBUTING FUNDS SET ASIDE FOR THE REPAIRS. THE TOWN SPENDS IT ON LEGAL FEES AND EVERY YEAR THEY HAVE TAKEN MONEY INTO THE GENERAL FUND. THIS IS RIDICULOUS AND NEEDS TO STOP OR WE WILL HAVE WATER LEAK SINKHOLE ALL OVER TOWN>
Then there is the NO BUSINESS PLAN All that was sought by Lofton is we can LEASE FOR $1.00 a year and ELECTRICITY is cheap. WHAT ABOUT THE FACT THAT S.H.E. DOESN’T EVEN HAVE SUFFICIENT WATER PRESSURE TO FIGHT A FIRE? WELL I GUESS IF WE DON’T HAVE A VIABLE FIRE DEPARTMENT, WHAT DOES IT MATTER. BUT THERE ARE GOING TO BE INCREASED COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION FOR WHICH THE TOWN WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR; PLUS FIXING THE WATER MAIN. Who in their right mind would want to have offices in a building which is in dire need of maintenance and there is no fire department; nor is there sufficient water to fight a fire.
You councilors just don’t realize what you have done when you eliminated the best Fire Chief and Fire fighters we have ever had. It takes a lot to have volunteers come forth and want to work for free in such a dangerous profession. They not only save lives but property as a result. The last time Stith was the Fire Chief, Don Wilson had to handle dropping walls in so that the fire did not spread to Scott Gay’s home or our tree line which was extremely hot. He was joined later by Genoa and Jasper. And he even had time in between to remove Mrs. Systrunk to a safe area. Are you councilors crazy.
I previously believed Steve Stith that he was doing something for the Town and fought hard; but I am not one watching people and obviously I was very wrong about both Stith and Andrew. Apparently Joe is the one in our family with the better instincts. I believe everyone is great until I see different and that is a not a good feature. I am now living in White Springs where my aspirations of what is and can be done are in the toilet.
Before the Town even thinks about S.H.E., they’d better get their sewer and water pipes handled and most important beg our former chief and firefighters back. And then make certain they get at least $10 for each call as you voted on and re-vote to stop the $50 cap. There’s no cap on Stacy’s lawyers, there should be no cap on Firefighters…..but they really should receive $25.00 each call. THIS IS AFTER YOU GET OUR REAL FIRE FIGHTERS BACK AND A GOOD CHIEF, PITTMAN.
And if we would have done things Kevin’s way and had an ambulance of our own, it would have been a money-making venture for the Town, not only paying for the ambulance but possibly increasing all equipment and staff. YOU COUNCILORS HAVE NO BUSINESS ACUMN….EXCEPT FOR DR. MILLER….AND YOU WILL BE TAKING THE TOWN TO THE GROUND ON YOUR OWN. IT SURE AS HELL WOULD HAVE MADE MORE MONEY (THE AMBULANCE) THAN PURCHASING AN EXCAVATOR.
The Councilors may have street smarts but no common sense nor intelligence. The only thing these people are good for are lawless and evil attacks on the citizens, and that includes you also Stacy Tebo. Except for Yvonne and the two remaining officers, you have losers for a staff, including the Police Chief who lies on both sides.
Karin for the blog