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The Coffee Shop / Re: Really bored? Who is Patriot?
« on: June 26, 2011, 11:37:23 am »
Why would anyone be concerned who Patriot is? 

Actually, I love reading about people personally.  It's far more interesting to me than what they have to say on a given topic.  shrug

The Coffee Shop / Re: Really bored? Who is Patriot?
« on: June 20, 2011, 09:57:11 am »
I've met you several times and talked to you some, but very interesting reading.  :)  Always interested in learning about people. 

The Coffee Shop / Roll Away Dumpsters?
« on: June 20, 2011, 09:48:37 am »
Trying to find one of those roll away rental dumpsters and can't find anyone that comes this far east/west.  Does anyone know of someone that services the Howard/Piedmont area with those big roll away dumpsters? 

The Coffee Shop / Re: Help for the people of Joplin?
« on: May 26, 2011, 07:18:23 am »
Thanks!  :)

The Coffee Shop / Help for the people of Joplin?
« on: May 25, 2011, 09:21:41 pm »
Are any of the churches or businesses in the area taking up collections to send to help the people in Joplin? 

The Coffee Shop / Re: limestone road
« on: May 25, 2011, 09:11:45 pm »
From what I understand, they graded it down taking off the top few inches of road and then they're pouring a fine ground rock layer down about 6" or so thick and then coming in and wetting it and then going over it with steam rollers and pressing it down.  I guess they can't have that equipment bounced and banged around transporting it up there, but from what I hear, it'll cost quite a bit of money to do this. 

The Coffee Shop / Re: Way to screw things up Brownback
« on: May 18, 2011, 09:27:42 am »
Why bring in a big corporation when they can't get enough interested people in the jobs that they have available now???

What jobs?  Took me quite awhile to find the job in Howard that I have now, but when I get through school, I suspect I'll have to go to Wichita to get a job.  Most of the jobs out here are minimum wage jobs with a very select few high paying jobs.  :(

The Coffee Shop / Re: Way to screw things up Brownback
« on: May 17, 2011, 09:54:45 pm »
My husband said if you go down Kill Deer to Rd. 7 and look to the north of Kill Deer, you'll see the sub-station and then the rest of it will spread to the south and west of there all the way to Flint.  He said Perkins owns most of the land it's going on, but wasn't sure who owned the rest.  They're getting ready to put in roads to it I guess.

The Coffee Shop / Re: Way to screw things up Brownback
« on: May 17, 2011, 08:14:47 pm »

That pilot agreement was signed on the contingency that the company could sell the power.  At that time they did not have a buyer.  If they couldn't find a buyer, there would be no payment.  Also, there was some opposition to having a wind farm in Elk County at all.  I don't know just when the decision to go ahead was made, but it hasn't been 2 and a half years.

What proof do you have that a private company was formed by those in government who negotiated for the wind farm ( and likely it's precise location on it's own family land) needed to perform the functions in government needed to determine the best use of that PILOT money?  Do you know the precise location of the proposed wind farm and who the landowners are that are involved?  Why don't you name names?  If you are right there would be no grounds for slander.

Where is your proof?  You are the one that is asking questions and making accusations.  Give us something other than insinuations and opinions.

My husband could give you the precise location as they're already doing locates there.  He could probably give you the landowners too as that's on the tickets.  I'll have to ask him when he comes home and get back on that.

The Coffee Shop / Re: Way to screw things up Brownback
« on: May 17, 2011, 05:19:08 pm »
Patriot, that's right and drats it is.

But hold your horses a moment.  If you were receiving almost a million dollars in the next year or two, would you know right off the bat what you were going to do with it.  That is what the meeting was about, to see what the citizens of Elk County thought was the most important needs.  That decision cannot be made until all aspects are considered.  I repeat, if you are going to get your Hanes into a twist, spare us your agony.  Go home, take them off and go bare-*** naked if you want to.  I am tired of hearing about it.

Patrick is not the right one to talk to about not doing anything to grow your businesses.  He and Julie is what is keeping this community alive by providing the biggest service a community needs.  A grocery store and pharmacy.

Also, the 5.5 million debt for a new school would not have been a 5.5 million debt to Elk County as grants would have taken care of a lot of it, but we didn't wait to find out about that, did we?  Let's just keep Elk County the way it is so we won't have to put up with newcomers or change our ways.  It has worked for 50 years.  Why change it.

Steve is right about one thing, it is going to take more than what this windfall is bringing in to bring new industry to Elk County.  Too much has to be fixed before new industry will be interested in this area.

Steve, which is more important, the safety of our kids or that they become Olympic champions?  Elk County or the City of Howard, who actually owns the pool cannot afford the kind of pool that YMCAs have.  We thought we were lucky to get this one way back in the mid 60s

I think the best answers I read was to pay down debt.  No industry will come to this county because the tax burden is too high, of course the tax burden is high because there's no industry to tax.  At any rate, pay off debts to take the load off citizens and lower the tax base.  That would go a long ways to not only putting more money in the hands of the people to spend in the county or build in the county or whatever, but would also lower the tax which would go at least a little ways in sweetening the deal for this area for businesses and industry. 

There's my .02.   ;D

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