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Gladstone to appear on TV?

Council OKs ‘City of Distinction’

June 4, 2013

GLADSTONE — Views of Gladstone may soon be seen on televisions across the country, thanks to an agreement approved by the city commission at a special meeting Monday night....

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MrMoose

Jun-04-13 12:01 PM

What happened to the video made for the city by Paul Flaminio as his Eagle Scout project? It didn't cost the city a dime.

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MikeDavis

Jun-04-13 1:30 PM

??????

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agent86

Jun-04-13 3:14 PM

We need to vote these ***h@les out enough is enough. There is nothing special buisness wise in gladstone especially on main street.Keep spending more money and raising taxes and you will not have any buisnesses left. Out of 3500 and change of citys,towns and villages Gladstone is number 153 out 3500 with the higest taxes in the state.

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Cheesehead

Jun-04-13 6:24 PM

Let the city commission

explain to us how they allowed the idea of ‘equal opportunity’

for locals to enter into such a rip-off production/advertising scheme?

It’s another job put out by another bunch of schemers,

over city planners, along the likes of

‘who’s, who’ where you pay to get your name ‘included’ as someone that deserves mention of a terms like ‘distinction and merit’?

What the gullibe won’t fall for, with OUR MONEY !

Would they encumber their own money on such a 'project'?

Independent roofing,

where are you, we need your expertise !

Let’s sue ‘em !

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MudBoy

Jun-04-13 8:41 PM

And this benefits who exactly? A bunch of greedy businessmen? And the taxpayers get ripped off again. Petty sad.

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Whizzywhig

Jun-04-13 10:52 PM

March 18, 2013

---Dumfries, Va to Terry Bradshaw:

No, Thank You

Bradshaw’s segment about Dumfries, Va

would have aired in September on TV stations in various cities across the U.S.

There was also a $19,000 scheduling fee the show would charge for the production, said Foreman.

That fee proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.

“What is the cost of [producing a video for] YouTube?”

asked Councilwoman Gwen Washington.

“I can think of better things to do with $20,000.”

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Whizzywhig

Jun-04-13 11:17 PM

Since, advertising is in the realm of business promotion,

The real sponsor’s of this

advertisement should be those with the most to gain, BUSINESSES !

TAXPAYER FUNDS SHOULD NOT BE SPENT IN THIS MANNER.

If this ‘project’ is Sooooo beneficial, let business pay for it.

The city should approach businesses and have them commit to pay the sum of $25,000.00.

If businesses will shell out the cost, let them do so, it’s not the responsibility of taxpayers to pay this pig in the poke bill.

Google ‘communities of distinction’, and you will find skeptical reviews,

it is really a money-making scheme for fox tv, nothing else.

Bradshaw, is just a pawn of fox, he is paid to 'narrate' the scam advertisement, nothing more

How could our city ‘leaders’ be duped by this scam?

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gstoneVFD

Jun-05-13 9:00 AM

Floline media. Gladstone grad Nick Jensen's video production company based in Kingsford. I would have a hard time believing that producing a video with Nick would even come close to $25,000, including some national marketing across the web.It's nice to see that our mayor, manager and commissioners are so in touch with the resources we have right here in Delta county.

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gstoneVFD

Jun-05-13 9:02 AM

and right here in the great U.P.

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Werenotgonnatakeitanymore

Jun-05-13 10:04 AM

Too much $$$. As a person who use to do ad sales for Charter Media, I know the cost of production and airtime. You are being screwed.

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YouGottaBeKidding

Jun-05-13 10:53 AM

Good God, I agree with Whizzy......

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Whizzywhig

Jun-05-13 11:57 AM

Yougodabekidding ,

Glad to read that you are Sooo . . ..

Spiritual !

Indeed, the good lord and religion have made a believer of you !

Praise-the-lord,

and pass the ammo !

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frogleggs

Jun-05-13 1:41 PM

BravesRockNot,

And,

Other republican business owners….

How about, THIS TIME, stepping up to the plate and ‘honoring’ your business,

the ‘free-enterprise-system’ your ‘rebumblican’ heritage,

and spend some of YOUR CUSTOMER'S - HARD-EARNED - SHECKLES ?

Do

wage-earning, taxpaying citizens,

and take this ‘monkey advertisement scheme’ off OUR BACKS

- and let the city commision know WHOLE-HEARTEDLY,

that you think this IS

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY,

And,

You will

ORGANIZE THE CAMPAIGN TO GET THE NECESSARY MONIES !

Let’s GIVE A CHEER TO

BRAVEROCKSNOT, and his business

compatriots, who will

THIS TIME

GIVE

UNTIL

IT

HURTS - "feels good" !

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EStacey

Jun-05-13 2:35 PM

I hope it attracts some tourism to Happy Rock.. Although, spending 62 percent on a movie made and shown seems a bit strange. Anyone who has ever turned on wee hour, early morning television will see a horde of 'infomercials' all packed in.. because, that's how you get (how many cities in the United States?) crammed onto the airwaves in a broadcast month.. I woulda thought better than a movie made and shown on TV6 or possibly Greenbay perhaps would gather MORE visitors than having it shown to those in Oregon or Washington State..

Then too, like I tell everyone who wishes to 'sell' stuff on the Internet, once you broadcast out that wide.. you'd better have enough stock to deliver what you promised...

Is Gladstone ready for a National influx of tourism?.. got enough BEDS for visitors, etc.. ? I dunno.

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concernedresident

Jun-08-13 9:46 PM

I love how we live in such a small, sheltered, not-with-the-times, part of the country that the fact that some part of the area that will be on television is a total news worthy piece of information. We're getting excited about being talked about on TV and in California I can walk into a shop and buy some pot. I can only imagine what it was like when Internet became available here or when the first railroad tracks we're laid down.

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