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IS IT TRUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE it looks like the Mayor didn’t give any serious consideration to the possibility of giving a reasonable pay increase to our dedicated city employees in his proposed 2018 budget?IS IT TRUE we are extremely surprised that the Mayor didn’t propose to pay down the serious shortfall in the employee health plan in his proposed 2018 budget ?IS IT TRUE instead the Mayor actually came up with way to give a million bucks to the EVSC so they can use it to repair Bosse Field, a facility that the EVSC has let fall into disrepair just like the city owned Mesker Amphitheater?IS IT TRUE some people are saying that the Bosse Field proposal has got to be one of the most preposterous schemes to be proposed since our fun and games Mayor proposed a $10 Million dollar park at the old Roberts Stadium site with a $3 Million skateboard park to indulge the dozen or so skateboarders in Evansville?  …we are told the reason why some people feel that way is because the EVSC owns Bosse Field not the city?IS IT TRUE other Quality of Life requests the Mayor included in his 2018 proposed budget was $650,000 for Pigeon Creek Greenway Indiana HI-rail acquisition for trail expansion? …he also wants to spend $460,000 for the initial construction of the new Humboldt Penguin exhibit at Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden?IS IT TRUE the taxpayers are also paying off an annual debts payment for the new downtown medical school ($2.7M), the downtown hotel ($1.26M) without having any ownership position? …we wonder who are the owners of the hotel and medical school buildings that the taxpayers are paying off the loan notes on?IS IT TRUE that a group of local citizens recently held a very successful event to celebrate the efforts of all of the “First Responders” in Vanderburgh County?…several years ago (2013) Evansville City Council members Jonathan Weaver and Missy Mosby held an successful and well attended version of an event that honored local police and fire fighters?IS IT TRUE we are pleased that the above group have decided to continue to celebrate the outstanding work of our “First Responders” by holding another event on 9-11 in 2018?  …we are also extremely pleased to learn that this group have started a not-for -profit foundation so they can raise money for scholarships to be given to the children of our local “First Responders” who are going to college in 2018?  …we have been told that this group has raised a whooping $9,000 in about a week for student scholarships? IS IT TRUE it’s projected when Tropicana Evansville completes its $55 million construction project of its on-land casino later this year they will be in a position to pay the city $12.5 million in early lease payments for 2018?  …isn’t this a similar transaction that the Mayor and officials at Tropicana agreed to in 2017?  …we have been told that the city has already drawn down $12.5 million in early lease payments from the Tropicana 2018 budget?IS IT TRUE in the early part of this year the city received around a $3.5 million dollars in advanced payment from the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities funds? EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Todays READERS POLL question is: Tell us ways that the Evansville City Council can balance the 2018 budget?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]last_img read more

Tricky Dominican Republic Test for Gifted Cole

first_imgBy Kunle AdewaleWorld Boxing Federation Junior Middle Weight champion, Gifted Cole Chiori, will tonight take on Jorge Burgos from Dominican Republic in a 10 round non-title fight.Cole, whose record stands at 10-0 in a telephone chat with THISDAY from his base in the United States before jetting to Dominican Republic said he was not intimidated by his opponent, promising to come out victorious at the end of the bout.“With the kind of rigorous training I have gone through, I should be able to stop him before the end of round five. I’m not underrating my opponent or being over confident, but my coach and I had perfected the strategy to stop him early after watching some tapes of Burgos previous fights,” the Ajegunle-born boxer noted.Cole said the fight would also serve as part of his preparation for his title defence later this year.“Burgos is a tested boxer and a worthy opponent any day and could be very tricky, therefore it would help in my preparation for my title defence later this year,” he saidCole defeated German opponent, Tom Reiche, to retain his Junior Middle Weight World Boxing Federation title after the referee stopped the fight in the fourth round after too much torture from the Nigerian.Tonight’s fight is billed for the city of Santiago RodriguezShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more