Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Do we know how much we owe?

What do we owe? Who knows? Such is the question that occurred last week in Pelahatchie.

The Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen met Thursday night.  One matter on the agenda was how to classify payments from the Rankin County School District.  RCSD pays Pelahatchie $20,000 per year for 12 years and a final payment of $10,000 for use of the Milltown Athletic Complex after the town financed its construction with the sale of bonds.  However, the Mayor and Aldermen disagreed on what to do with the payments.  She urged the Board to deposit the payments into a special account but the Board voted unanimously to put them into the general fund.  City Attorney Brad Mills said the debt service payments are paid out of the general fund. 

However, that is not the scary part.  Start watching the video below at 4:00 and continue watching for about 2 1/2 minutes (The city attorney begins the discussion.). Not one single person knew if Pelahatchie was still repaying the bond.  None of the Aldermen, the Mayor, the City Attorney, nor anyone else knew if the bonds were paid in full or if the town was still making payments.  What does one say?  There is simply no excuse for such ignorance. 











32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Follow the money.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, perhaps you need to read the article by one of the alderman’s daughters(black by the way) about what is really going on in pelahatchie. Ryshanda has taken everyone off the bank access for the city except herself as well as a myriad of things.

Anonymous said...

She’s ran off everyone who knew anything about the city. And she’s blocked access to everyone else. And she damn sure don’t have a clue what’s going on.

Anonymous said...

Like I said, follow the money. If they don't have checks and balances over their money, including INDEPENDENT audits, it can "grow legs."

Anonymous said...


I would be much more surprised if anyone actually "knew" the financial condition of the city.

Politicians. The great spender of other people's money.

They better have that mayor and board bonded. I see a train wreck coming.

Anonymous said...

They must have the Warnock-Espy Handbook Of Account Raiding.

Anonymous said...

Attn 10:27 Are you a product of the Pelahatchie school system? Your excellent use of the written word gave it away.

Anonymous said...

@11:26 No, I actually went to Prep but I was typing hurriedly and on a mobile device. Please forgive me for my grammatical errors and I hope I can live up to your vocabulary in the future. Either way the new mayor is a joke, a clown, and she is destroying that town.

Anonymous said...

10:26, where would I find the article that you reference? I would like to read it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the bond was paid off and the money has subsequently been invested in timber rights for a 13% ROI.

Anonymous said...

@10:26 Provide a link.

Anonymous said...

It was printed in the Rankin county news last Wednesday. The same things that were printed in that article have been stated on this blog multiple times.

Anonymous said...

Is that a large council for a town of less than 1400 people? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:15 p.m. Now that comment is a good one.

Anonymous said...

@10:26....and please watch Jacqueline Loggins facebook live video as a response to the article...everything the alderman's daughter wrote was absolute utter lies beginning with she is a citizen of Pelahatchie...she has residency in Pearl, MS so wouldn't it be illegal for her to even vote in Pelahatchie???? Much less post such articles to try to justify it...and everyone wants to run with she is African American and against the mayor...she is the daughter of the longer standing African American board member whom has never ever ever done anything positive for the citizens or the ward he is over...ever! Go back and watch the videos...he never even speaks up until the actual night the same daughter got escorted out of the meeting for cussing and threading people. You can not be serious! Everyone from Pelahatchie knows she hasn't lived there or even been seen there or at church since high school until her dad and the town went under investigation...PLEASE don't use the she is black and on our side crap...She and that newspaper should be ashamed for ever thinking they could possibly get away with such lies

Anonymous said...

@11:26 is you went to PREP why are you even concerned? Did/do you live in Pelahatchie? Or I assume your one of the ones that thinks you must go to ERA/PREP to be anything in life right? Couldn't dare go to public school in little ol' Pelahatchie...yet be so vocal about everything going on....get out of here lol

Anonymous said...

Kingfish has video of the woman that openly wrote the article...ON THIS BLOG acting out and being escorted out of the meeting for screaming and cussing...yet she also states she was attacked at the grocery store...the grocery store has video footage...zero attack was found of ever reported to the PPD...irony huh...

Anonymous said...

Is the former mayor Knox Ross mixed up in this? He is a CPA! He should know how he left the funds!

Anonymous said...

Well...It's not the responsibility of individual aldermen to track this sort of thing. Surely the town has a financial officer of some description who would know. Might as well include the Police Chief in the list of people who don't know. That's not HIS job either.

Kingfish said...

I agree with you. However, they should know if one exists or a little bit about it.

Anonymous said...

This is just a micro-example of the present Mississippi leadership. It's the same crap all over the state - large and small. Cities, counties, and the legislature. It's their JOB to "know" or have immediate or readily available access to such information - especially when having public meetings where citizens will have questions. What do they think the meetings are for? Just to look like they're doing something meaningful and stare at each other? Mississippians are sick of their being no accountability with elected officials who just cruise through, passing the time, while deliberately not watching and managing the people's money.
@ 7:53 YOU sound just like the useless and worthless bureaucrats that run the state. "Not my job". Sheesh. Always pointing the finger. If you're facing a citizen who has questions, then either have a direct answer, OR very respectfully and humbly tell them you'll get that information for them right away.....not stare at them like a contemptuous idiot that doesn't have to answer. Drain the swamp is right.....

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the State Auditor Stacey (head in the sand) Pickering be looking into something like this?

Anonymous said...

I think stacey’s Office did an investigation earlier and it’s still much to do about nothing. This was with the drug money stuff kingfish reported on a while back and still nothing has come about it. Per the article On 1-24, KF reported Pickering Office would have an announcement “next month”. On 5-17-18(several “next months” later), there has yet to be a big announcement. Ryshonda Be barking up the wrong tree.

Anonymous said...

When Knox Ross was Mayor all was well.

Anonymous said...

And nothing was being done for the town! Nothing! But the city clerk, deputy clerk, and aldermans wallets were padded thick!!! Let’s not forget full benefits on top of that! Plus trips to conventions they take their entire family on...come on now...what did he really do for Pelahatchie? He was never ever ever seen other than board meetings and the jubilee...things are changing...the kids are closer to a decent park than they have been in over 20 years...yes there was a park many years ago...that was beyond outdated! Why can’t peope at least acknowledge that! Everyone is mad about Facebook and the information being posted or streamed but at the end of the day not everyone can make it to the meetings! We all have to work! They have never and will never allow a city page that post actual uo to date information! I love that in some way or form we get to see what’s going on

Anonymous said...

@7:31. you say that the alderman's daughter was not a citizen so what Everyone in town knows that the Mayor was not living in town until after the election and there is some discussion if she really lives here now. But in my opinion this article was about 95% accurate. The lies and decent that the mayor has brought on this town is beginning to catch up with her and her cronnies. Just wait until all this comes out in the end. Going to be a sad day for the mayor and the chief

Anonymous said...

@may17,731a . No I don’t live in Pelahatchie and not Pearl either. Yes my father is the longest standing and I stand proudly beside him defending him til the end. What you don’t know is he has done EVERYTHING for his community why do u think he has longevity. You must not be from Pelahatchie either along with the mayor. What I wrote was cold hard facts that had been investigated and found to be true. I don’t have to convince anyone of that, they already know and chose to follow Ryshonda because she is black. That alone says something about their integrity and dignity. As far as being escorted out, that didn’t happen did you watch the videos. The convention lol the Town pays for the Aldermen to go to the convention the Alderman pay for their families. Speak what you know. Truth is I’m tired of this stuff - the board members and their families have taken much scrutiny because someone has a revenge plot. No one was saying anything when the community and Ryshonda was bashing the board. But when they began to speak it was a problem. Why is that? Speak on what you know and what I know is Ryshonda is lieing and creating racial tensions and divisions that do not have to be created. I support my family just as you would. Now to say my father has not done anything for his community is a lie and you probably have been a recipient just want to have something negative to say. God is watching, my family has favor on it. Sit back and watch Gods favor flow. By the way I go to church faithfully. You must not attend church or you would have seen me there. Faith is a requirement in my family

Anonymous said...

Girl get out of here!!! Tell me five things he’s done for his ward within the last three years?!?? I’ll wait...you started your articles with lies!!! Very first sentence! I don’t care where you live your daddy has never spoke up or done ANYTHING but draw a check and you know good and well the town picks the check up for the entire family for the convention...like if you wanna be honest be all the way honest...don’t pull this race card and religion crap with me! I am white dummy! We are all sick and tired of nothing changing with people like your daddy sitting up there being a white mans puppet...let’s be honest nobody but frank patsy and your daddy has ever cared to run for anything and to be honest at least we can allllll stand and say patsy might annoy everyone but she would work herself to DEATH and mean well to any person rather that be white or black...your trying to pull this race card like look at me I’m black and don’t like her...your pathetic...fact is your daddy nor frank do anything but draw checks and do what the white people tell them too...otherwise they wouldn’t be up there! No white person wants the wards they serve so of course no one has ever ran against them...your dad sits up there with baseball hats on beinf disrespectful yet never acted that way before...your father chooses to draw that check and has for years....your mad simply bc attention is now being draw to him being a puppet and his little feelings are hurt...so here you and your mama come...lol have you been to meetings before? No bc you never cared until feathers are ruffled and he looks like a fool. They all lie. Every single one of them, mayor included! But what the public now sees is why nothing has changed in years. Yes there is an investigation about funds but at this point that’s irrelevant to ME! Pelahatchie has and will always do what they want as long as puppets sit up there and vote bc someone else tells them to! If your daddy ever questioned or voted against them he would be treated the same way they are all treating the mayor...and girl...NOBODY has attacked you!!! Your scary self wouldn’t act like that anywhere but at a meeting...get somewhere at sit down...y’all look like fools

Anonymous said...

We look like fools... guess we favor then

Anonymous said...

8:09 please educate on the difference between your and you’re before calling anyone a fool. Also, about drawing a check, hoe much is an alderman’s check in pelahatchie. If I am not mistaken they all unanimously voted to decrease said checks between all of them.

Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope this thread will not be forgotten. It is a joy to read and my Pelahatchie had gotten fusty. Keep it up ladies.

Anonymous said...

Where you at Daddy’s girl?!?! Hope your following breaking news!

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