Thursday, August 27, 2015

Stokes opposes investigation (Video)

The Jackson City Council voted 6-1 this week to pay two investigators $15,000 to complete an review and issue a final report on the water/sewer department and the Siemen's contract.  The investigation was initiated by a report from Raftelis Financial Consultants.  Mr. Stokes said he would approve an investigation of the Siemen's contract but opposed any investigation of public works or the water/sewer department.  See for yourself.


Anonymous said...

Ashby Foote really has no business anywhere near a microphone. If he's representative of the whites remaining in Jackson, then ALL HOPE IS LOST.

Anonymous said...

"In the neighborhood we call that trick'r'ation"

Anonymous said...

I am sure the report's author is satisfied that the guy who uses the word "trickeration" during an official, on the record, meeting "impressed with the research."

30 year Jacksonian just bought a house in Madison said...

I am happy that, beginning in October, I will no longer have to deal with this bs.

Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about Stamps, but out of everyone who spoke, he made the most sense.

Anonymous said...

The only problem with Stamps' proposal to have an inspector general is that it would require Jackson to create another job the city can afford.

Anonymous said...

^is "impressed with the research.

Anonymous said...

Stamps suggest an office of inspector general. Stokes immediately shits his pants.

sorry for the typo, we know the city can't afford anything said...


The only problem with Stamps' proposal to have an inspector general is that it would require Jackson to create another job the city can't afford.

Anonymous said...

9:05: Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I sense some disgruntled city employees are posting above. Good luck to the blogger moving to Madison in October. I am sick of the drive and hope to move back to Jackson.

We have an Office of Investigation in 3 state departments: Public Safety, State Auditor, and Attorney General. Additionally, the Sheriff's Department has Investigators. It would be better for Jackson to turn documentation, when completed, over to a body outside of the City. Nothing much happened over the fuel card debacle a few years ago.

One of our former Mayors was stealing water for the Farish St. Y. I doubt that he even chlorinated that pool often; probably just drained it and refilled with stolen water. Many of the meters being replaced were put in meter boxes with no meters. The water department had removed the meters for non-payment and the homeowner or landlord had rigged it to provide water free. This is one of the biggest problems and the lack of collecting water bills for years (in other words, people stealing water) has resulted in a deficit that is triggering an increase in taxes.

There are many ways the City probably could cut costs, but just collecting money due the city from water, sewer, and court fines would more than cover what a tax increase will add to the coffers. The rise in gasoline costs and the increase in energy costs are something the City and its citizens cannot control. Just gasoline costs alone has caused many of the City's problems.

In the last 15 years the amount of non-taxable property has increased some 14%, I believe. The auction of property by the City and Secretary of State is great.

There are funds to help the truly needy to pay for their water. Others are just flat out stealing and I am all for making them pay. Sell their cars and ride the buses. Do their own hair and nails. Water costs a whole lot to treat and distribute and collect payment for. Many of the non-payers would be the first to raise a ruckus if there were no water to fight a fire in their area.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comments completely. The stealing has to stop. Stealing cannot be tolerated in a civil society of laws. Otherwise fools and criminals are allowed to rule. Anyone straight piping city water whatever their connections should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I will not be satisfied until I see arrests and prosecutions.
And Ashby, please continue to keep the heat on the thieves and crooks! Keep up the good work.
Yes, I used to live in Madison also and got tired of the driving and commuting. But we have to rid ourselves of all the crooks stealing from the City.

Anonymous said...

Odd commentary @11:26 from someone who supposedly doesn't live in Jackson.

You Ain't Being Honest said...

Several posters are flat out lying about the drive and the commute. A seven mile drive is not a damned commute. A commute is driving in from Vicksburg or Magee or the other side of Tchula. Nobody moves from Madison to Jackson because they got tired of the damned commute. As Joe Joe says: NOOOoooo Baddy!

You people are entirely TOO easy to spot.

Anonymous said...

Ashby Foote has every business on the microphone when he calls for honesty and transparency in City water services. Perhaps you want to defend the straight piping and stealing. I say arrest and prosecute anyone stealing water from the City of Jackson, or any City employee aiding and abetting the stealing, and do it at once! Put the crooks in jail!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

12:59 PM: Considering the number of houses for sale immediately adjacent to the three OHs I imagine the net departures out of Jackustan are about to increase.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:59 - no joke. A 10-15 minute drive to work is not a commute. Look at Atlanta. Johns Creek to downtown is a commute because it takes an hour and a half.

Was living in NE Jackson convenient? Yes because it was central to Rankin and Madison counties. Is driving downtown from Madison enough to warrant moving back... No way in hell.

Anonymous said...

Peoples are arrested for stealing tricity from Energy. Why not arrest thiefs that steal water from Jacksun.

Anonymous said...

I moved from Madison to Jackson. 40 minute commute (one way) is now 10. Not everyone lives near the interstate and not everyone enjoys sittin in their cars. Oh, and I have not looked back. Hate on.

Anonymous said...

Another liar at 1:20 AM. You can get from Rudy's pond in the northeast corner of Madison County to downtown Jackson in less than 40 minutes. Well, unless you're on a John Deere.

So, to further the hilarity, he moves to Jackson where now he only has a 10 minute commute to Jackson. Say What?

Anonymous said...

I'm from Rankin. Hearing this only leads me to believe Jackson as a community is a thief. Not saying everyone, but as a community, the conclusion is valid.

Get your shit together, please. Or, we will be happy to change the water system upstream and happily pay for it. Then you can enjoy the emerging sewage issue - ewwwww.

Anonymous said...

6:44- Jackson will try to fight the new Rankin sewer plant as they'll lose over
$5 million if it goes in. They want us to pay for and bail them out of their screwups. Just like they want to sit on the Reservoir Board, just because the reservoir provides them water. Yeah right, like we're gonna allow anybody from that crime infested sewer hole have a say in our property.

Kenneth Steaks said...

What the city couldn't stop the water leaks downtown, all that woman did was show up and cry.

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