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 at the conclusion of last Monday evening City Council meeting City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr informed Council members that he didn’t pay $369,000 worth of bills owed by Victory Theater during the 2017 budget year? …Mr. Lloyd also told council members that he paid the 2017 Victory Theater bills from the 2018 city budget funds?
IS IT TRUE we were also told that the journal entry presented to City Council by City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr. concerning the Victory Theater payment didn’t make any reference to the City ordinance number, check number or payment date concerning the $369,000 Victory Theater payment for 2017?
IS IT TRUE we are told that state statutes states that it’s unlawful for any public official to make payments of a debt without it being approved by the elected body?
IS IT TRUE we wonder if there are any other bills for 2017 that were not paid by City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr.? …we are told that a couple of City Council are talking about demanding a Forensic audit to be conducted of the 2017 budget year?
IS IT TRUE in the real world if a Controller of a major corporation told his CEO that he forgot to pay a $369,000 bill due in 2017 and took money from the current 2018 operating budget to pay this bill without his approval he would have been immediately terminated?
IS IT TRUE that last nights political fundraiser held for Vanderburgh County Commission candidate Jeff Hatfield was a big success? …that many politically disenfranchised democrats of the past attended this well-planned event? …we found it interesting how many independents and well known Republicans attended this event?…that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders spearheaded this political fundraising? …that Mike Goebel, Paul Green, Ryan Hatfield, Steve Lockyear, Chuck Whobrey, Kathryn Martin, Bill Pedtke, Dave Wedding, Eric Williams, Rose Young and Jack McNeely co-hosted this political fundraising event at KC”c Marina Pointe? …it looks like the proud old Vanderburgh County party of the past may be experiencing a renaissance?
IS IT TRUE that the Mayor and the First Lady are hosting a political fundraiser for Mike Duckworth this evening at the home of John David Engelbrecht? …are told that the Mayor and the First Lady are expected to raise over $30,000 towards Mike Duckworth’s County Commissioner campaign?
IS IT TRUE that a public hearing was held recently to discuss the possibility of increasing Vanderburgh County/Evansville water rates? …this fact-finding meeting was held at Bosse High School? …this public hearing was hosted by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in order to discuss future increases of water and sewer rates the city is planning? …just in case you missed the meeting you can send your questions to the office of utility consumer counselor via their website? …we are puzzled why we didn’t receive any advance notice of this public hearing from anyone with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission or the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Department?
IS IT TRUE despite the obvious attempt to discourage any of the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Department rates payers to attend this hearing sponsored by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission a good crowd of people attended this event and voiced their opposition to the proposed water and sewer rate increases?