IS IT TRUE yesterday the Burdette Park Advisory Committee President Patrick Merten spoke out against the replacement of the current Park’s Director? …Vanderburgh County Commissioners Musgrave and Shoulders asked Jacob Murphy, the current Director of Burdette park, to step down effective April 1st? …he was told that former Vanderburgh County Commissioner, Pat Tuley will take over his position? …yesterday the Burdette Park Advisory Committee President Patrick Merten issued a statement to Channel 44 news? .. .he said; .“I personally believe by all accounts Jacob has been doing a fantastic job in his capacity as park manager? … “while I can’t speak on behalf of any of the other committee members I personally have not been presented with a reason why Jacob should have been terminated from his position.”? …we can’t wait to see how Commissioner Musgrave and Shoulders are going to respond to Mr.Merten statement concerning Jacob Murphy job performance?
IS IT TRUE that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders has been calling around to see if he can find any County Council members to vote to approve Pat Tuley as the next Director of Burdette Park? … we’ve been told he is willing to cut a backroom political deal to eliminate Z Truly from working at Burdrtte Park in order to get around the nepotism problem he’s facing at Burdette Park?…we are happy to report not one County Council member agreed to support Ben Shoulders backroom political scheme?
IS IT TRUE we are also hearing that Commissioner Ben Shoulders may be floating the idea of making Pat Tuley a contract employees at Burdette Park in order to bypass County Council from being involved in approving the hiring of Pat Tuley? … we wonder if this guy really understands that hiring his campaign manager as Burdette Park Director is political patronage at its worst?
IS IT TRUE Pat Tuley was the Vanderburgh County Commissioner’s appointment to the Burdette Park Advisory Board in 2016? …the mission statement of the Burdette Park Advisory Board is “to study and review the operations of Burdette Park; to review and consider alternatives for the administration of park and recreation services in Vanderburgh County; to receive and consider citizen recommendations for administration of park and recreation services”?
IS IT TRUE If Burdette Park was in such poor conditions why didn’t Advisory Board member Pat Tuley bring his concerns to the attention of the Park Manager, members of the County Council and the President of the Vanderburgh County Commission?
IS IT TRUE members of the main stream media should get copies of the official Burdette Park Advisory Board meeting minutes so they will be able to see if Burdette Park Director Jacob Murphy was doing his job? …they will also will see if Advisory Board member Pat Turley voiced any concerns that he felt that the Park was in a deteriorated condition?
IS IT TRUE some feel that Its time to challenge the out of control nepotism and political patronage practices at the Civic Center? …could this be a good reason for supporters of “Indivisible Evansville” and others to “Assemble” at the steps of the Civic Center to voice thier concerns?
IS IT TRUE people are getting sick and tired of the political promises and games of our elected and appointed officials? … do you remember back in the Sixties when the “Masses Assembled” to voice their grievances against the government? …these protests changed the direction of this Nation for years to come?
IS IT TRUE some people feel that the local political environment is becoming ripe for the supporters of “Indivisible Evansville” and others to “Assemble” on the steps of Civic Center to protest in a positive, creative and non-violent way to voice our concerns against the wasteful spending habits of local elected and appointed officials on worthless public works projects?
FOOTNOTE: Today “READERS POLL’ question is: Should County Commissioners Shoulders and Musgrave withdraw their decision to fire the Director of Burdette Park? …we can’t believe that 546 people have voted on this poll since we published it? …we highly recommend that County Commissioners Musgrave and Shoulders take note what the results are yielding so far?