1. Another issue, is the arrogance that spews from the corporation and their attorneys. There was an arrogant comment in one of the last articles from the stuperintendant that I won't rehash. But in this one the attorney says the corporation had hoped to sit down and negotiate prior to the meeting! I wish I can negotiate with the government anytime they want to charge me a fee. Pump your gas and then before paying tell the clerk, that you wish you could have negotiated the government fees included pior to the charge even though pulling into the station you knew what you would be paying. You go try to build a home and negotiate your fees, let me know how it works out for you. And then when the verdict goes against the corporation wishes (which could be debated, there was a 20% reduction, think about what that could have done for the children that live in the town ie safer roads, new park equipment, after school programs, summer programs for the 'What about the children' moron that posted earlier.) the attorney seemingly whines in the article and says he'll need to confer with his clients to see what they want to do next. WTF! You need a big ole hunk a cheese for that whine. Get out the check book boys and girls, this is part of the costs the referendum covers. Unbelievable arrogance! Great comment from Young Yoda about Sears waiving his fees, how about the school waive school fees for the kids or even better give a 20% reduction, Fat freakin'chance!
    May 25, 2012 12:09 pm on Lake Central permit fee 'disappoints'
  2. I couldn't agree more. Fees are calculated from estimated costs of construction at certain predetermined percentages. Those fees do not just cover costs that would be very evident. The fees are a way for the towns and cities in every community to make money for other projects and services. Three towns voted for the referendum, three towns should pay into the construction permit fees. The referendum should (and does) cover the costs of the fees. When someone builds a home in town the estimated cost of fees to build is figured in from the start. The school asked for $160 million for two new buildings, the high school and elemtary school. It wasn't until after the referendum passed that they added athletic facilities and fields including a state of the art training center and stadium entrance to the football field. When you sit in meetings now with them the football field is ALWAYS mentioned before the building. If anything the school should be giving money back for knowingly over-inflating the costs of the buildings to cover the costs of what they really wanted. The costs of the fees were covered and already figured into the budget last November. On the other hand if you look at the state auditors web site for Lake Central, you will see that they are repeatedly admonished for poor record keeping and missing funds. REPEATEDLY! Public information, look it up for yourself. There are letters from the state instructing the school corporation to get their accounting straight, and then letters 6 months later asking why they have not done anything further to rectify the situation. Missing money people! So I guess it is not suprising they would want the town to waive the fees. Its either for athletics or pockets, don't kid yourself with the smoke and mirrors of the academic facilities.
    May 25, 2012 11:39 am on Lake Central permit fee 'disappoints'
  3. St John Sanitary and Town Coucil Study Session to begin at 6:30 tonight.
    May 24, 2012 4:12 pm on Mother: 10-year-old daughter fled undetected from S'ville school because of bullies
  4. Dark Cloud said
    "While the mother might mean well by running to the board and complaining, she will be shaming her child and putting a target on his back.
    No young man wants a reputation of being a mommy's boy.

    Her efforts are much better spent by teaching him self esteem and how to deal with problems himself.

    When he is 40 years old and has problems at work, is she going to go to his company board meetings and complain?"
    Well I should hope not the article is about a 10 year old girl and I hope she doesn't grow up to be a 40 year old man. But then again a poor young black boy from Gary grew up to be a rich old white lady in LA.
    May 23, 2012 11:40 pm on Mother: 10-year-old daughter fled undetected from S'ville school because of bullies
  5. I Dedo your remark too. I mean ditto. They need people screaming about something not nothing.
    May 23, 2012 10:22 pm on Mother: 10-year-old daughter fled undetected from S'ville school because of bullies
  6. No I understand they are seperate, but they are asking for the Town of St John to wiave the building fees tomorrow. Instead of paying for the building fees out of the referandum money, it would be up to St John residents alone (taxes) to cover the building fee costs. Currently the building fees are approx. 1.35 million.
    May 23, 2012 10:00 pm on Mother: 10-year-old daughter fled undetected from S'ville school because of bullies
  7. Crowntownchris, I Dedo your remark, I mean ditto.
    May 23, 2012 8:12 pm on Mother: 10-year-old daughter fled undetected from S'ville school because of bullies
  8. When is the next school board meeting? The next St John Town Council meeting is tomorrow at 7:00 pm. The school board should be there. Everytime we try to deal with the school we have to go to the St John Town Coubcil meeting because that is there home town.
    May 23, 2012 8:06 pm on Mother: 10-year-old daughter fled undetected from S'ville school because of bullies
  9. I still feel bad for all of those residents. I work with taxes. Their taxes are going up but their home values will go down in the whole neighborhood. I was in band, we had long hours. If those people that are directly near the band are to try to sell they will not be able to unless they lower their selling price to a very low price. Which in turn affects someone selling two to three blocks away. It will happen, someone over there will sell at half their home value when desperate enough and that will mess up the whole subdivision property value wise. I've cut through that neighborhood before it is nice, but it will decline. That unfortunately is an inconvenient truth, some day there will be guns popping off there like in Gary. 50 years ago guns weren't popping off in Gary like they do today. I drive through Gary on assessments, those homes in the areas your talking about are big. They were expensive too at one time.
    May 17, 2012 11:03 pm on Lake Central site plan architects seek to appease critics
  10. It looks to me they were not allowed to reply. To move the band to a different location other than behind homes sounds reasonable to me. When I go to parades the bands are nice to see but I wouldn't want one behind me all of the time. I remember when I was younger before the freshman center was built, the band practaced in front. Why doesn't the school move them back? It would probably go along way with those people back there and it may be all they really want.
    May 17, 2012 10:49 pm on Lake Central site plan architects seek to appease critics
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