We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?
IS IT TRUE that we all knew it was coming someday for some reason but Evansville’s First Lady Carol McClintock made her opinion known on the controversial noise ordinance that is aimed directly at KC’s Marina Pointe next to the LST?…it seems as though that the Shadow Mayor McClintock is being disturbed by live bands and garbage trucks from her downtown loft apartment to the point that she can’t sleep through the night?…in an e-mail sent to select members of the Evansville City Council First Lady McClintock seemly feels that “live bands are the culprit” and that “dumpsters are a menace” that wakes her up at 4:30 am?…being a long time political operative Ms. McClintock is well versed in the art of getting her way with elected officials so we expect we have not heard the last of the dumpster and musician menace in downtown Evansville?
IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville was the scene of a couple of deaths by gun over the weekend that will most likely not be classified as homicides?…the first was one of those shooting was seemly because of extremely poor judgement?…the shooter, in this case, was alledgely stupid enough to fire a gun inside an apartment that has frame and drywall separating one unit from another?…when all was said and done this shot entered the body of an innocent person in another apartment who was innocently sleeping in the next apartment?…it’s possible that the shooter will be charged with something less than 1st degree murder but will be charge with a crime that killed another human being?
IS IT TRUE in another incident in broad daylight in the 1700 block of Coker Avenue, a home was broken into by a would be burglar who ended up being shot by the resident?…the shooter, in this case, is believed to be legally protected due to the fact that the shooting was allegedly done in self-defense?…this is where things get weird?…the shooter was then found to have some 8 ounces of cannabis in his possession outside in his van?…what followed is that the victim of the would be burglar ended up being charged with possession of marijuana which in the State of Indiana is a crime on the same level has being a narcotics dealer?…one thing is clear and that is if the shooter had not become the victim of a would be burglar that he would not have been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell?…while eight ounces is on the high (no pun intended) side of what one may keep for personal use or medicinal purposes, it is also not enough to be considered a member of a drug cartel?…it is sort of ridiculous to consider that this man may be incarcerated for first being the victim of a burglar?…perhaps the time is now for Attorney General Jeff Sessions considers to decriminalize cannabis so the taxpayers don’t spend $50,000 per year of taxpayer dollars to incarcerate a harmless person?
IS IT TRUE that it has been reported that the management group that is in charge of the McCurdy apartments in Downtown Evansville faces a $750,000 plus water/sewer bill? …the bill happened as a result of The Kunkel Group’s installation of an open-loop geothermal system to heat and cool the recently embattled Riverfront building?… the City of Evansville estimates, the McCurdy sends 12 million gallons of water to the treatment plant per month, which amounts to 3 percent of the East Side treatment facility’s capacity?… This exorbitant cost has the potential to be the death knell of the McCurdy as it amounts to $150,000 per month which equates to over $1,500 per apartment per month?… The Kunkel Group is thought to have invested an estimated $10 million into redeveloping the historic building, which faces the Ohio River?…we are concerned for the future of renewable energy in Evansville, In as the rent for these apartments to sustain the operational cash flow will have to be between $2,500 and $3,000 per month for the operator to have any incentive to do anything but dump the McCurdy back onto the market at which time it will most likely sit there unoccupied for another 9 years or more?
IS IT TRUE that the real backbone of the Vanderburgh/Evansville Convention and Vistors Bureau are Ashley Vezzoso-Schaefer the Director of Sales; Brooke Harmening the Sales Manager; Lexi Reese the Housing Bureau & Convention Services Coordinator and Lori Samples the Director of Marketing and Communications? …we commend them for doing an outstanding job in promoting tourism for our area?
IS IT TRUE we been told that several qualified Evansville Lawyers who happen to be Democrats are very interested in becoming the next attorney for the Evansville City Council this coming year? …the Democrats have a 5 to 4 advantage on City Council and should be able to determine who becomes the next Evansville City Council attorney?…we are told that residency and party affiliation will be the deciding factors that decide who will be appointed the next City Council attorney for the 2019 budget year?
IS IT TRUE we are being told that Burdette Park Director, Jerry Grannon, is doing well in his new position? …under Mr. Grannon leadership Burdette Park saw the highest attendance in over ten years and this coming summer should prove to be a “Block Buster” for Burdette Park?
IS IT TRUE that former Burdette Park Director, Jacob Murphy, is doing a good job as the new Director of the Weights and Measures Department? ….Jacob served two years at Burdette Park and was transferred to Weights and Measures earlier last year? …we hear that Mr. Murphy is extremely happy in his new position?
IS IT TRUE one way that members of the Evansville City Council can ensure that financial reports provided to them by the City Controller are accurate is for the Controller to be elected by the citizens of Evansville?
Todays “Readers Poll” question is: DO you feel that the EPD should turn the results of the Forensic Audit of ECHO HOUSING over to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor office for possible criminal indictments?
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