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Gladstone School District passes millage

February 26, 2013

GLADSTONE — Residents of the Gladstone School District have voted to pass a millage proposal which was reintroduced Tuesday after failing during the November General Election....

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larry24

Feb-26-13 9:59 PM

Oh, how shocking, the teachers and school board get their way. Just like when they kept pushing to pass building a new school. Not even ten years later they can't even fill the ones they have. The school boad and teachers union have will always get want they want because they can continue to make voter re-vote and re-vote till they get what they want. Until a "NO" vote can actually stand for more then two months the school board and teachers union will continue to take advatage of Gladstone residents. In the first election there was over 2,000 votes. This time bearly over 1,000. How long are we going to let these people take advantage of us and our seniors. It's a sad day for this district.

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RedTigers

Feb-26-13 10:53 PM

What does this have to do with the teacher's union? This is a board action to keep a continuance tax that is needed for the school to run. NONE of the monies goes towards or is allowed to go towards salaries of employees. Was it needed, YES! Take advantage of you and seniors? How is that? This tax is on second homes and other property in the area, not primary residence or any other place. Did you get informed before your rant? I don't understand, this is something our schools needed.

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Cheesehead

Feb-26-13 11:35 PM

Taxpayers, local workers and the community would have been better served,

by awarding the construction work to the lowest bidder, a Delta County firm, with Delta County residents supplying the labor.

Residents and taxpayers should challenge the administration and the board of trustees at Bay College’s upcoming millage election by voting “NO”.

Out of six companies bidding,

five (5) were from the Upper Peninsula,

but the contract was awarded to the sixth bidder,

a lower Michigan firm with a $71,000.00 higher bid.

Vote NO on this, Bay's call for additional millage!

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Cheesehead

Feb-26-13 11:37 PM

This lower Michigan construction company’s bid was in the amount of $897.000.00.

This amount was a full $71,000.00 HIGHER than a local bidder,

local taxpayer, local employer, and college neighbor,

Roy Ness Contracting & Sales, Inc., 1801 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba Mi 49829.

The Escanaba contractor’s bid was $826.000.00, a total of $71,000.00 under and the lowest bidder of six contrator’s who furnished bids for the project.

Five (5) U.P. construction companies furnished bids:

Escanaba, Mi (1) contractor

Wells, Mi (1) contractor

Marquette, MI (2) contractors

Munising, MI (1) contractor

Davison, Mi (1) lower peninsula

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Cheesehead

Feb-26-13 11:39 PM

Vote NO on this election!

Another school vote for millage will be called for in the near future.

Bay de Noc Community College will be calling for a vote for additional millage shortly…

Before a consideration is given for a ‘yes’ vote ...

– voters should demand of the college administration and the board of trustees,

to answer the question of why the recently awarded bid for remodeling of the nursing lab/lecture facilities

was granted to a lower Michigan concern:

DCC Construction/Antler Construction, LLC, 9100 Lapeer Road, Suite A, Davison Mi 48823?

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RedTigers

Feb-27-13 8:18 AM

Cheesehead, were you up drinking when you typed you comment? It doesn't have anything to do with the article.

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Retiredandhappy

Feb-27-13 9:36 AM

No leadership on the school board. There is no advocate for the tax payer.

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Retiredandhappy

Feb-27-13 9:56 AM

Short sighted people who voted in favor of the increase, thinking it will not effect them, as the millage did not apply to homestead properties, are dead wrong. I know one Gladstone business who will get an "increase" of $18,000. That is above what he is already paying. Now he must pass that on to the consumer. So who wins? Only the irresponsible leaders of our governmental entities. The Bureaucrats, that's who.

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Cheesehead

Feb-27-13 10:40 AM

RT,

To answer you question…

Here are a couple of “CLUES”.

1) MILLAGE

2) ELECTIONS

3) MONEY

4) LOWEST BIDDER FROM AREA DID NOT GET THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

5) EMPLOYMENT OF LOCAL PEOPLE, WHO PAY TAXES IN THIS AREA

6) NEED I PROVIDE MORE ‘reasons’ ?

7) MONEY, Money,

follow the money when it doesn’t serve local residents and leaves the area!

Need more ideas?

Use your HEAD

- THINK of other reasons for yourself!

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Cheesehead

Feb-27-13 11:24 AM

4) What I have described in #3,

is reality, this is the way it has always been, there is nothing new here!

4A) If you didn’t understand that businesses pass-on taxes to consumers

- Why don’t/didn’t you understand?

5) 86,000,000 pages of irs tax code passed your congress for the rich, business and the republicans make this a fact.

6) If you don’t like reality, please change you 'handle' to

Retired-and-UNHAPPY

7) Ignorance does not make for BLISS, but just more ignorance.

GET USED TO IT.

- THIS IS THE WAY THE SYSTEM WORKS

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Cheesehead

Feb-27-13 11:25 AM

Retired…

and soon to be

UnHappy….

I too, am ‘retired’, but thankfully more informed than you.

When you profess that you ‘know’ someone that this election and millage passage cost that ‘someone’ $18,000.00, my immediate thoughts are:

1) Was the business started after the initial levy was passed about nine years ago…

2) Why wasn’t ‘someone’ paying taxes on this levy, did they 'escape'?

3) You DO understand, that business do not pay taxes,

they eventually ‘pass-on’ the tax to consumers, and/or they receive tax breaks on the income tax payments!

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RedTigers

Feb-27-13 11:36 AM

Cheesehead, once again, What? Are you talking about Gladstone? Because Roy Ness and local electricians, window people, concrete, and almost everything was from local business. Your rant doesn't make sense to the article.

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Cheesehead

Feb-27-13 12:05 PM

RT,

ONCE AGAIN…

-CAREFULLY re-read the comments!

1) who do I refer to that was ‘awarded’ the construction contract?

2) was the contractor that was hired, the lowest bidder ?

3) what school do I refer to where the work was being done?

4) what election for what system do I say to vote “NO”?

5) who was the contractor that “WON” bid by being $71,000.00 lower that to who the contract was awarded?

RT,

If, ONCE AGAIN,

You don’t understand what was contained in the comments…

Please go through ONCE AGAIN,

items one (1) through four (4).

Beyond that,

you are hopelessly beyond understanding…

much.

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RedTigers

Feb-27-13 1:05 PM

Once again, this was not a raise in taxes or new taxes, it was a continuance for operational costs. What part of the article involve Bay College? NONE. Do a letter to the editor.

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PhilCaron

Mar-01-13 2:52 PM

Don't worry AAA is out there for Cheeseballs / ball-less and also for Whix his pants along with double baglady or cross dresser.

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