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zoo April 23, 2014 at 07:55 AM
And I know what tax lovers will say: it wasn't a big margin. Yet they are wrong. Twenty-eightRead Morepercen t of the voters turned out and 1636 of those said no. That means in any language that your constituents want the budget cut.
CD April 23, 2014 at 08:32 AM
The results are in. 26 was enough. The largest increase I could swallow would be 1% increase. AnRead Moreans wer to most questions on the Budget has been, Payroll, Insurance , Fuel Increases. The Teachers, Municipal, and Police in Monroe, have not received an increase of 2.2% per year. You can look at the Contracts. This Budget is for " One Year " not a normal three year contract with the above Unions. Their Insurance Premiums have gone up also, along with the deductibles. Lay-offs have occurred also. Why for 2014/2015 : Administration-Certified------------- + 4.28% Administration-Cert.Sec.Inst.Ld.-----+100.00% Administration-Principals-Cert.--------+2.30% Professional Educational Services------+18.46% Office Personnel and Mgt.---------------+5.59% All these increases seem to be going to the Top in Management, not the workers. Than this beauty: Line Item #753400-Other Professional Services $973,698. That's almost the whole PW workers Budget. If the Ed Administrators can't cope with the requirements of the Job, they should be replaced with better qualified ones.
John April 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Let's stand strong Monroe, No increase in taxes, no increase in budget.
Jebidiah Stone April 22, 2014 at 01:36 PM
Backwards is what you are! You can't even compare towns? Leadership Demeanor??? You haven't a clue. Read MoreSelective enforcements alone? You're reaching as I know both Oxford folks and elected officials. Stop pretending you know anything!
Backward thinker April 22, 2014 at 10:15 PM
J Stone.....you always seem to answer/twist whatever you reply. Do we or do we not have had massive Read Morelegal expenditures? Are they caused by selective enforcement? Tax rates? Services offered? Just because you allege to know someone does not provide the readers with the questions poised! Do you have concrete answers or are you full of IT???
Jebidiah Stone April 22, 2014 at 10:35 PM
The massive legal fees are from cases as you state from early 2000' s. Get over yourself
Jo Ann Bruno April 19, 2014 at 01:41 PM
$30.00 Day of Event price is CASH ONLY......
kay inderdohnen April 21, 2014 at 05:58 PM
This is such a worthwhile cause! Will the Women's Club have a table too? Because I don't haveRead Moreenou gh for a table, but I would be happy to donate some stuff for sale by the Women's Club. Kay Inderdohnen
kay inderdohnen April 19, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Congratulations, Diane! Monroe appreciates your gracious generosity and recognizes all you haveRead Moredon e for our Town! Kay Inderdohnen
Joel Leneker April 20, 2014 at 08:24 AM
Congratulations Diane. Many thanks for your generosity that makes a difference in Monroe.
Jim Weinberg April 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Joey, Joey, Joey, ...its so nice you and Jane are learning big words! But lets try to use themRead Morecorre ctly ....I may be arrogant, that's for others to judge, but it has nothing to do with Jane, or your, ignorance when it comes to Common Core. We have representatives on the BOE who are supposed to be looking out for us, not pretending to understand something that is presented in such a way as to "obfuscate" the real issues at hand. Do you, and Jane, wish to have representatives that pretend to understand something just because they are afraid to ask for clarification and to have it presented in language that the everyday person can understand? I believe that you two, and others, are simply happy to sit back and let this happen. As I pointed out earlier the entire wave of CC slammed the states, 40 to perhaps 45 seemed to embrace it, but now understand that it is a horrific program being pressed on us and if we don't like what is happening its incumbent upon us to make sure we understand it and fight it off. For the every day parent in the system we need reps like Guttman to do their job and make damn sure they know what is happening. If you think differently then you spend your free time on the BOE or for that matter any other board or commission where you are away from your family for several evening a month and wading through issues that you might not understand. I would like to meet you someday and maybe even Jane, and see what drives people like you.....you can sit on here spouting off your leftist baloney but somehow I doubt you ever spend a minute of your time helping others in our community or anywhere else. How the devil do u have the "big ones" to draw the first breath in criticism of others who do?? Now...that would fit the definition of "arrogance" don't you think? Perhaps you are the proverbial "kettle"????
Jay April 17, 2014 at 06:29 PM
Jim sounds like you own a dictionary; maybe you could lend it to Guttman so that he could look upRead Moreso me “BIG WORDS”. Jim you’re a Republican and so I guess you’re going to support Guttman, but hey come on now the man is an idiot. Jim settle your self down, relax, turn on cable and watch the BOE and if you start to get worked up just wait a while, Guttman will come on and provide comic relief. If that doesn’t work try Town Council, Vavrek is always good for a few laughs.
Joe Mancini April 18, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Jim Weinberg-once again thanks for the laugh. "...we need reps like Guttman". Seriously,Read MoreI almost choked on my coffee. Please continue sticking your head in the sand while Monroe continues to become the laughingstock of the region. And by the way, I am a conservative and hold a Doctorate as well as a Masters so anytime you would like a proper education, I am available.