68 comments for “Jeff City Council gives the Mayor the High Hat. 12:20 to 14:40

  1. Jules
    February 21, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Is it just me or is the sound very distorted??…(Even so body language says loads).

  2. ChopperWoman
    February 21, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Wow. The sound is so bad. I can’t really understand what anyone is saying.

  3. Lono, Curse of
    February 21, 2013 at 5:01 am

    CW, this scandal is a tad clearer:

    Indiana News
    Feud heats up between Clark Co.and Jeff. Mayor over animal shelter

    by Chelsea Rabideau
    WHAS11.com
    February 20, 2013
    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) — A feud between the Clark County, Indiana commissioners and Jeffersonville’s mayor has escalated. The two sides say communication has broken down completely. Meantime, the local animal shelter is caught in the middle and running low on funds.
    Both sides are pointing fingers. “We actually had a photo op set up and they didn’t show up,” claimed Mayor Mike Moore, “I’ve left messages for them, they won’t return my phone calls.” But, Commissioner Rick Stephenson says that’s not at all true, “We have tried working with the mayor and he wants to have no part of it.”

    So, there’s the standoff that’s keeping an animal shelter from getting the money it needs. The JB Ogle shelter in Jeffersonville takes in and cares for animals from all over Clark County. As part of an agreement drawn up in 1991, the county and all the towns that use the shelter pay for part of its budget based on population. But, that deal was only laid out through 1999. Regardless, all the parties continued to operate under it, until 2010 when the county stopped paying. “The county owes us money,” said Moore, “and we’ve been patiently waiting.”

    Moore said he had a deal with the commissioners. He claimed they agreed to pay this year’s tab and the past due amount, they agreed to terms, shook hands…and then they stopped returning his calls. Commissioner Rick Stephenson returned our phone call and had a completely different take, saying negotiations were at an impasse. Stephenson said the county is willing to pay this year’s bill for the shelter. But, he said, they are not willing to take on the previous debt, which they say was passed on to them by none other than Mayor Mike Moore when he was a commissioner. “So, the problem is not the fact that the county is refusing to pay, it’s the fact that Mayor Moore when he was a commissioner refused to pay,” said Stephenson.

    And Stephenson said there’s more. He claimed a position now held by a former mayor was even brought into the fight. “As much as I hate to say it, he tried to threaten us. Jack, the commissioner with me and myself, with the fact that if we did not take Tom Galligan, the past mayor, off of the air board, he refused to do any dealings whatsoever with the county,” Stephenson explained.

    Moore said he never made a threat like that and he’s disappointed Stephenson would say that.
    The mayor has issued a March 4th deadline for an agreement to be reached for shelter payments or the county will no longer be able to send animals there.
    Stephenson said if it comes to that, he’s already got a contract with another kennel.

    http://www.whas11.com/news/indiana/-Clark-Co-Ind-offered-new-deal-surrounding-animal-shelter-money-192149631.html

  4. Lono, Curse of
    February 21, 2013 at 5:11 am

    CW:
    uh…oh……….
    .”a position now held by a former mayor
    was even brought into the fight.

    “As much as I hate to say it,
    he (MM) tried to threaten us.

    Jack, the commissioner with me and myself,
    with the fact that if
    we did not take Tom Galligan,
    the past mayor,
    off of the air board,
    he (MM) refused to do any dealings whatsoever
    with the county,”
    Stephenson explained.

    Ouch!

  5. Lono, Curse of
    February 21, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Soooo, IF the highly qualified TG is not removed
    under the threat made against the Clark County Commissioners,
    from the Clark County airboard by March 4, 2013,
    the City of Jeffersonville
    will not take its garbage
    to the Clark County landfill?
    Dude, what is up with that?

  6. Amy
    February 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Good ole’ J-boy politickin ?

  7. Lono, Curse of
    February 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    The 1% Mogul Media Conglomerate
    GAW News Bureau
    has gotten info
    that former three-term Jefersonville Mayor
    Tom Galligan and other dilligent members
    of the newly constituted airboard
    have been working hard for Clark County’s citizens.
    Former mayor TG has also been meeting with
    Federal Aviation officials, indiana state aviation officials,
    and has been testifying before
    committees of the Indiana General Assembly.
    Things are moving foreward with the airport expansion,
    road and infrastructure improvements,
    and the development links with
    the River Ridge/Port of Indiana/new East End bridge-Hwy 62
    industrial corridor.

  8. Lono, Curse of
    February 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    State Senator Ron. Grooms
    and State Rep. Steve Stemler
    have also goten a lot of funding and support for the
    River Ridge and Port of Indiana/Hwy 62 corridor work
    and are working on additional major projects
    for River Ridge and the port.
    The airport expansion
    and new primary connector road
    are in the works.
    Jeffersonville City Councilman
    Dennis Julius and the other
    council members have been also
    working intently on these important projects.

    • Lono, Curse of
      February 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      YMC, dude. we need an edit capability!

      • YMC
        February 21, 2013 at 6:54 pm

        Relax buster.

  9. Lono, Curse of
    February 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Where is current Sen. Jim Smith?

  10. Steve Voelker
    February 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Small petty s—t by small petty officeholders.

  11. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Not Super But Honest Mike
    posted on the ccc:
    “Seems like TG was elected PRESIDENT of the airboard. ”

    Hmmmm…..
    Then that would be
    peer group respect
    and correct obervation
    of TG’s ability, knowledge, and experience.

  12. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Let’s not forget the general infrastructure
    development informational press release
    from Clark County Councilman Kevin Vissing.
    Kevin was just re-elected to a second term
    on the county council.

    “The industrial park being built at Ridge Ridge

    is to be one of the largest in the entire country!

    It is allowing significantly enhanced

    economic prosperity

    for Clark County and Indiana.

    The businesses locating there will be providing

    a lot of JOBS and employment

    for our labor force

    in Clark County for many decades.

    to come.

    INFRASTRUCTURE is essential to support this growth and prosperity

    for our residents.

    Water.

    Rail.

    Truck/auto roads.

    Air.

    Bridges.

    Electricity.

    Sewage/waste disposal.

    Communications.

    Each are vital.

    All must be in place before Clark County can successfully compete

    in the marketplace for the

    companies that can provide our labor force

    significant employment opportunities.

    Each job located there also provides a “multiplier impact effect”

    for even greater prosperity.

    River Ridge provides a great opportunity for us

    to obtain these companies.

    We can export to,

    and import from,

    anyplace in the entire world

    from Clark County.

    The Port of Indiana as part of River Ridge

    provides us with a tremendous asset

    for our people.

    As a longtime taxpayer in Clark County,

    I fully support the State of Indiana, the County of Clark,

    and the communities of Jeffersonville, Charlestown,

    Clarksville, and Sellersburg

    in their efforts to assit in this vital process.”

    Thanks,
    Kevin

    .

  13. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Some playars…
    in the Clark County pol wars…..

  14. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Some playars…
    in the Clark County pol wars…..

  15. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    More playars…

  16. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Another….

    • Hood
      February 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      A beach….

  17. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Steve:

  18. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Dennis:

  19. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Kevin:

  20. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    And the very capable and charming
    up and comer that all sides want to recruit
    to their team!

  21. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    New county commissioner Rick Stephenson:

  22. Hood
    February 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Wow!
    Question:
    Will Leah run for the council
    or mayor?

    • YMC
      February 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Mayor!

      I’ve heard this as well.

  23. Monkey
    February 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Well it took a year…but the city council has figured out how to play ball with MM. MM likes to play on his terms. Whenever the council makes MM play on their field with their rules, he will take his ball and go home.

    • Hood
      February 22, 2013 at 3:58 am

      Monkey, do you know Jen Jen?

  24. zip
    February 21, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Has jeff ever had a mayor in history as bad as this one? It’s sad when you don’t even want to tell people where you live.

  25. RickStephenson
    February 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I am not sure but did MM call me a liar in the WHAS11 interview? I have a witness to the threats. One thing I campaigned on was that I would be honest to all. I will not lie to the press to progress my agenda.

    • Monkey
      February 22, 2013 at 2:48 am

      Thats what it looked like to me.

    • Mike
      February 22, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Yes Rick, it looks like you were called a liar. Just remind yourself of the source.

      Continue to do the good job you were elected to do and don’t give in to playing games.

    • hoosiertaxpayer
      February 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Be careful Mr. Stephenson looks like NHBSM is trying to suck up to you. He does this to all the local politicians, and when they find out what a phony and liar he is, he turns on them like a spurned ex-wife .

      He sucked up to both the last 2 mayoral candidates in Jeff and turned on them as soon as they dumped his ass for any consideration in their administration.

      So beware if buddys up to you run like hell….he talks out of both sides of his mouth…

      After dissing Galligan and the City Council and the Canal Project for 4 years. in one day (the day after being dumped by MM) he reversed himself 180 degress and is now the biggest fan of Galligan, the council and the Canal…talk about phony he is the epitome of it….

      • Lisa Smith
        February 23, 2013 at 5:24 am

        I see you are the same coward who hides behind a mask. I triple dare you to show your true face HT. You won’t.

        • Mike
          February 24, 2013 at 3:22 am

          Careful of what you ask for lisa. I’ve seen the face behind the mask and it is nothing you would want to see unless you are a proctologist…..

          You gotta understand HT….he grew up in Oak Park with the Moores, may have even dated one of the Moores (not Mike) and got $25,000 or so over appraised value for a couple of old houses he sold the city in a deal he negotiated with MM. So his palms were well greased….

          • hoosiertaxpayer
            February 24, 2013 at 5:06 am

            LOL Everything that comes out of your mouth is a lie. Wrong again, and more and more lies, didn’t grow up in Oak Park, didn’t negotiate with MM and your figures are wrong….way off

            Try again, and you might want to see that proctologist about talking out of your ass, but in your case its been a on going occurrence …. pretty sure it can’t be cured

          • Lisa Smith
            February 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm

            Mike, I think you may have hit a nerve. I would tend to believe someone more who actually uses his own name and his picture over someone who is over 50 and has a perverted fascination for young naked girls, represents himself as batman and who is friends with Mike Moore. Nuff said.

          • ChopperWoman
            February 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

            I’ve seen “the face behind the mask” too, Mike. You must be blind man. HT is very nice looking. Not that it has anything to do with posting an opinion. Hell you post all the time and you aren’t exactly hunk material. hahaha!

          • Lisa Smith
            February 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm

            Not sure he was talking about HT’s physical attributes. I know many men you probably consider very nice looking, but that doesn’t change what they are or who they are. Anyone can wear a mask, sometimes you see the actual mask, sometimes you don’t.

          • hoosiertaxpayer
            February 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm

            Thanks Chopper, seems like NHBSM not on only has trouble with his eyes but his hearing as well. Les Merkley on the CCC called NHBSM out as a liar on comments he attributed to Mr. Merkley during a Redevolpment meeting, NHBSM then tried to squirm out of his obvious lie, once again proving that NHBSM is nothing more than a bold faced liar.

      • Amy
        February 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm

        Gee HT, it’s been a long time since I have heard anything from you. It is good to see that you have crawled out from your guano infested cave. You certainly have a knack for endearing yourself to the women folk. Has it ever occurred to your bat brain how many ex wives there are in the world? And do you realize for every ex wife, there is an ex husband? Attach any adjectives you want to the title, there are a lot ex’s out here and your disdain for the women really puts me off.

        • Lisa Smith
          February 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

          Agreed Amy, but it also reminds us how blessed we are to have the wonderful, caring, respectful husbands that we have!!

          • Lisa Smith
            February 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm

            Victory is yours sweet Amy!!!

      • Teresa Perkins
        February 24, 2013 at 11:48 pm

        There were more than 2 mayorial candidates and one figured out Hutt , day one!

  26. zip
    February 22, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    One thing I campaigned on was that I would be honest to all. I will not lie to the press to progress my agenda.

    Thats what seperates you from the mayor; like the old saying, if the lips are moving, he is lieing. MM is a perfect example of this being true. Public life – private life – doesn’t matter. Everyone knows it now, but it’s too little, too late, and now we have to live with 3 more years of this nonsense.

  27. RickStephenson
    February 23, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I am posting this on here as I have on CCC. This will explain why Jack and I kept Tom on the air board. I will also entertain and brow beating anyone want to throw my way. This was a business decision and nothing more. If stones need to be thrown throw them at me. Below is a copy of my post.

    “Okay, let’s set this straight. Jack and I thought long and hard about this appointment after the first of the year. We came to the conclusion that we needed someone on the air board that can take a vision and push it to reality. I do understand everyone’s concern and everyone has their own opinion of Tom.

    I will tell you this we needed someone that had the insight and the drive to make things happen with no cost to the county. In the last week I have traveled with Tom to Indy twice to testify to a senate sub-committee in support of a bill sponsored by Senator Ron Grooms. On another trip we traveled on a day trip to Chicago to make a presentation to the Federal Aviation Administration for grants for our airport. I also might add that these trips were a Thursday, Friday, and then the next Monday. Like him or not he took three days of his own time to advance the cause to which he was appointed.

    I want every one in this county to know one thing. I do not care if you are Democrat or Republican, if you have the talent we need to advance this county I am going to use it. Most of this county’s problems were created by the inability of the people to work together and not worry about which party will look good. I can not stress it enough that we are citizens of this county and any party affiliation come secondary.

    Sorry for getting on my soap box but I am sick of all this partisan bickering. Let’s work together for the common good and change business as usual in Clark County. I am proud to represent all the people of Clark County, not just the Republicans. “

  28. Hood
    February 23, 2013 at 4:09 am

    News Update!
    GNB Infastructure and Economic Growth/Prosperity Desk

    Clark County Commissioner Rick Stephenson
    also very patiently and nicely posted
    on the ccc,
    a follow up response
    to a ccc person who is,,,.. learning:

    ……..”one thing I insisted on was it being an authority with out taxing authority. Clark County citizens will not experience an increase in taxes under this authority.

    If any one is upset with the plan I will accept responsibility for it and I will explain my decisions. Any stones you want to throw, throw them my way. i will answer any question you might have. if i do not answer immediately do not worry. I am either researching it or just having a life with my wife and kids when i can.

    I am not here to be politically correct, I am here to increase the marketability of this county and to increase the quality of life to it’s citizens. We can not do it in a stagnant environment that we have been dealing with in the past. Mistakes have been made, it is now time for all citizens to join together to make this county progressive and attractive to cooperate investors. Clark County will become the next Jewel of the mid-west and we can do it without increasing the tax burden of out citizens. Believe me the last thing I want is for my taxes to go up.”

  29. Hood
    February 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Curmudgeon posted on the ccc:
    “Initially TG was appointed to fill the remainder of a term that ended on December 31, 2012. However, when one of the other replacement appointees declined, TG was moved into a position that expired at the end of 2015. This was done before the new Commissioners took office.”

    The statute for establishment of the board says that it may not have more than 3 members of the same political party.”

  30. Hood
    February 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Clark County Commissioner Rick Stephenson:
    “I have traveled with Tom to Indy twice to testify to a senate sub-committee in support of a bill sponsored by Senator Ron Grooms. On another trip we traveled on a day trip to Chicago
    to make a presentation to the Federal Aviation Administration for grants for our airport.”
    RS,
    TG,
    and RG
    all working together to grow Clark County’s
    infrastructure and attrack more jobs !
    Prosperity and opportunity!

    Great job!

  31. Monkey
    February 24, 2013 at 12:35 am

    I appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm about the airport, I think the airport is a waste of time. I am involved in a business in Clark County… One time in 10 years a customer flew in! We have many big customers too. I think it is a good hobby though. I hope we do not waste anyone’s tax dollars on it.

  32. zip
    February 24, 2013 at 2:18 am

    I dont think you are seeing the big picture, when the construction of the east end bridge begins river ridge will become a major business district its growing very fast already. What do you think it will look like in 10 years? The airport should be ready for what is coming.

    • Monkey
      February 24, 2013 at 3:06 am

      My business is in the port, my home in Jeffersonville. I charter a flight about 10 times/year out of Bowman to fly NE. The plane is owned by a UPS pilot that lives in Oldham county. I do sometimes purchase a cup of coffee while I am on Taylorsville road, which I guess could help the local economy.

      Not seeing the “big picture?”. When I hear that, I think it translates to, that I understand reality.

      What impact do you really think the airport will have on the average taxpayer. It is all about ROI, is it not?

      • Lono, Curseof
        February 24, 2013 at 5:48 am

        Reference to the prior newspaper
        aticles in the N-T s and the C-J.
        Not that tough to comprehend.
        Do you and the pilot and the persons preparing the plane draw salaries?
        Is the plane financed?
        Does the company for which you work
        employee people,
        use finance or utilities, insurance,
        pay taxes?
        Does the company pay to use the plane?
        Is it financed?

        This is just a start.
        I thought that that was clearly explained
        in the N-T and C-J articles.
        Ask the econ teachers
        at IUS about the “multiplier effect”.

  33. Southern Belle
    February 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Lono:
    I found the N-T article.
    Very impressive.
    Kevin Vissing’s infrastructure analysis was right.
    http://newsandtribune.com/business/x1752046075/Study-Airport-generates-235M-in-economic-impact

  34. Southern Belle
    February 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Study: Airport generates $235M in economic impact
    Clark Regional director
    says it’s the third busiest
    regional airport in Indiana

    By MATT KOESTERS
    December 6, 2012
    matt.koesters@newsandtribune.com

    http://newsandtribune.com/business/x1752046075/Study-Airport-generates-235M-in-economic-impact

  35. Southern Belle
    February 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    By MATT KOESTERS
    matt.koesters@newsandtribune.com The News and Tribune
    Dec 06, 2012
    JEFFERSONVILLE — Clark County Regional Airport contributes more than $234 million in economic output to the region and sustains the existence of 1,121 jobs in Clark County, according to a study published by the Aviation Association of Indiana and Conexus Indiana in November in partnership with the Indiana Department of Transportation.

    “According to INDOT records, Clark Regional Airport is the third-busiest [regional] airport in the state,” Airport Manager Melodee McNames said. “Only Valparaiso and Indianapolis Regional have more based aircraft than us, so the $235-million impact doesn’t surprise me.”

    Clark County Regional Airport has 131 full-time employees with a payroll of about $7 million, while an additional 714 jobs with a payroll of $44.8 million exist as a direct result of the airport’s existence, according to the report. Additionally, the report figures in “multiplier” affects to both jobs and payroll.

  36. Southern Belle
    February 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    “We’re helping the economy grow and prosper one flight at a time,” said Tom Galligan,
    president of the Clark County Board of Aviation Commissioners.
    “Most people don’t realize that we have inbound flights from practically every state in the country. Business moves through this airport every day. Whether it’s transporting products, customers, sales staff or company executives, Clark Regional keeps this county in pace with the global economy.”

  37. Southern Belle
    February 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Former three term Jeffersonville Mayor
    Tom Galligan
    is president of the Clark County
    Board of Aviation Commissioners.

  38. ChopperWoman
    February 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Hood, how many different screen names do you use on here? lol!

    • Monkey
      February 25, 2013 at 1:22 am

      The invasion of the chat killers!

  39. Guido
    February 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    CW, it is the great GNB writers that
    make GAW by far the MOST entertaining
    site around!
    Neat photos too.
    Great story development
    and excellent journalism.
    The GNB team is the best!
    ‘Toons Rock!

  40. Southern Belle
    February 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Come on!
    Love shack, baby!
    Just click , dance, and sing!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leohcvmf8kM

    The nefarious “Pesty”
    is in this “Love Shack” video.
    He also is the agent for the “flashy red head”
    that is singing!
    ‘Toons rock!

  41. Southern Belle
    February 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I noticed that the ‘Hood
    has mentioned KV, TG, RS, RG, MMc, MM, DJ, SS, M, LF, P, NSBHM, JS, YMC, the G,
    and the very myterious “beach”.
    Who is “The beach”?

    • Southern Belle
      February 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Who posts from the beach in Florida?
      Often while looking out
      at the gulf?

  42. 'Hood
    February 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    SB:
    Time to add some more
    singing and dancing fun!
    Click on:

  43. 'Hood
    February 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    GNB Economic Growth Desk

    February 25, 2013

    River Ridge prepping more sites
    Several deals close to done
    By BRADEN LAMMERS
    braden.lammers@newsandtribune.com
    The News and Tribune
    JEFFERSONVILLE — The River Ridge Development Authority has moved forward on two potential manufacturing sites for the commerce center.

    The authority board last week approved resolutions that will help prepare the sites, or the area around the sites, being referred to as “Project Maverick” and “Blue Beacon.”

    http://newsandtribune.com/local/x564661413/River-Ridge-prepping-more-sites

  44. 'Hood
    February 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    River Ridge Executive Director Jerry Acy said he could not comment on who may move into either site, but did say each site would be a production facility owned by the business operator.

    Each site totals about 25 acres. One is located in Charlestown near the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds and Clark County Solid Waste District headquarters.
    Once completed, the site will be
    a marketable site in Charlestown
    that is also served by rail.
    A second potential land deal discussed was “Project Maverick,” a 25-acre parcel of land located behind the Amazon.com, Inc. fulfillment center.

    Acy said River Ridge is in the final stages of negotiating the sale of the site, which would also become a production facility owned and operated by the potential purchaser. He added the building would be constructed off of Trey Street and would eventually total 400,000 square feet to be built in phases.

    Road improvements on Avenue J — which provides access to the Project Maverick site — are scheduled to move forward to help prepare the site for development.

    “The engineering work has started on Avenue J … . Surveying is scheduled to start next week and in 60 days they’ll have that turned around so we can get the project bid and the road built by the end of this year,” said River Ridge Engineer Marc Hildenbrand.

  45. 'Hood
    February 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Third Site being developed.
    Crossdock’s developments
    newsandtribune.com

    Work on a third site in River Ridge Commerce Center was granted several exceptions to its development and will likely break ground in the coming weeks.

    Lee Wilburn, President of Crossdock Development, said the groundbreaking on a building at 800 Patrol Road could commence as early as this week.

    The development plans for the site were approved by Jeffersonville’s Planning and Zoning Commission in late-January and by River Ridge Tuesday.

    Wilburn said the planned development will be constructed in two phases and once completed will total 666,280 square feet.

    In addition, he said a deal is imminent on the building next door at 700 Patrol Road, often referred to as the Census Building.

    Wilburn said Crossdock is in final negotiations between two tenants to lease the building.

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