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Hiring policy focus of talk

Debate ensues over new airport staff

August 21, 2013

ESCANABA — Concerns over hiring policies and procedures for county employees were big topics of discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Delta County Board of Commissioners....

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Aug-22-13 1:04 PM

So a new person was hired that maybe was not a relative of a board member? Is that why all the hub-bub? Seems interesting that the process is brought up now and not when the former employee (spouse of sitting commissioner) was hired. And in no way am I questioning her qualifications and/or skills, just that if there was going to be a stink, you might think that would have been the time. While I am at it, how about if you give the Administrator a budget, and she administrates programs and services within that budget? Hire 10 assistants if the budget allows and it is deemed necessary, don't like that? Change the budget but don't incur more "legal" costs and waste time by micromanaging.

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Aug-21-13 3:58 PM

Delta County Residents WAKE UP! Your money is being wasted. Go to the meetings and see what and where YOUR money is going... so much more going on than what is reported in the paper.

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Aug-21-13 3:02 PM

Skyp away smarmythanyou boy.

Your prescience will be mist.

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Aug-21-13 2:55 PM



the construction and wording is put into the contextual sphere of aberrations that most smarterthanyou types can relate.


the subject material is beyond your eminences’ understanding.

>To the best of my knowledge wizzie is confined to a care facility,

I’m out and about without,

loving, caring, guiding, outstretched hands.<

>What about you far-tie-smar-t-panti-es?

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Aug-21-13 1:39 PM

OK, I'm pretty well convinced that "whizzy" and "frogleggs" are the same person. I reach this conclusion based on the content as well as the poor understanding of the construction of a paragraph.

Please, please, please learn how to compose a proper English statement. Until then I will tend to just skip past your comments.

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Aug-21-13 12:56 PM

OMG! Time for another meeting or several. Of course, commissioners receive stipends for meetings as well as mileage.

So, how much will it cost to drive in, and how much will the attorney cost? Do we really need a attorney to practice common governmental hiring practices

So, just like before, bad business practices.

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Aug-21-13 12:30 PM

Now, Now, now…


we have ms madam ‘precedent’ appearing before the country board, to beg and impress upon a public body for the need to pass this particular college mileage.

The college board of trustees, and ms madam, should review the historical significance and the reason why this mileage was created and as first proposed by the board of trustees, years ago.

Historically, this mileage was requested and created,

for want of or lack of,

a better choice of words,

at that particular historical time, where discretionary spending was particularly limited,

it was and has continued to be a taxpayer supported perpetual Slush-Fund.

Continuing to apparently live a closeted, little understood life of its own for years,

and, hopefully intended to live into perpetuity by school administrators,

to be use by the board for miscellaneous whims and fantasy needs,

NOT for a SINGLE narrowly defined and delineated purposes.

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Aug-21-13 12:27 PM

As such,


should not be a perpetual funding source required of taxpayers to be perpetuated

ad in·fi·ni·tum.

Ms madam ‘precedent’ and the college board should be forthright…

express to the public the historical significance and reasons this mileage was established.

Not as ms madam and the board are doing today,

surreptitiously urging the public to pass a mileage that was originally designed for the purpose to help the college adjust spending patterns

that were needed at that moment.

It was passed by the public more as a temporary, stop-gap spending measure,

NOT to be confused as a quasi-Slush-Fund established into perpetuity.

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Aug-21-13 12:25 PM

Today, more than ever,

the public and taxpayers, are hard pressed to renew mileages that are not distinctly designated for narrowly specialized intended purposes,

not merely to renew a mileage for Slush-Fund activities,

to be used for any or all pet projects,

Not where mileages are requesed for finite purposes and a finite time,

that most mileage language contain and represent.

As such,

voters should vote NO

against this Slush-Fund mileage ‘renewal’,

but spend our hard earned dollars for programs and uses

truly needed by our city, township, county and school systems…

Mileages should not be used to “Slush-Fund” those expenses for ‘at-whim’ and pet projects of boards and administrators.

Public administrators and boards

ALWAYS are DESIROUS of these types of milleages.

They don’t NEED them,

They just WANT them!

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