It was an organized, well run meeting. I'm sure you do not know for sure how it went because the county sheriff's personnel removed you from the meeting for being disruptive very early on.
The county commisioners will make all the decisions concerning the money. They may or may not take the ideas into consideration.
Elk Konnected has done nothing but good in this community. If you would like to find out a little more about us, come join us for the soccer matches, Pitch, Hit, and Run competitions, and volunteer for the Community Service Day at West Elk Schools or Elk Valley schools. ...or join the Wellness Center.
Elk Konnected exists for the good of the citizens. You can growl and grumble all you want and have any opinion you want, but the truth is that Elk Konnected is a group of concerned citizens with no hidden agenda with again..the purpose of bettering the community of Elk County. We are not focused on one city.......it is for all the cities in the county.
So you are Elk Konnected that is good to know.
Let's get Elk Konnected striaght on my leaving the meeting and why shall we. I asked the gentleman from Leota, Ks. who was running the meeting as you call it to speak with him. He is from western Kansas not of Elk County. The thing was billed as a community conversation not as a thring ring circus with 25 rings. He siad he would talk with me outside and I said I would prefer to talk in front of the community after all it was billed in the newspaper as a community conversation. I was very polite and so was he. He politely put the microphone to his mouth and said where is the sheriff. At that point seeing that he was afriad to have a conversation I decided to excuse myself and started walking to the door. I did meet the deputies as I walked and they followed me out. The county sheriff's did not, I repeat they did not remove me. I did commend them on their behavior during the incident and I told their boss the Sheriff what excellent officers he had working for him. Now that's the truth. There was sonmeone else that I understand followed me out and was terribly upset with the man from Wichita county try to force him to join the circus of circle of chairs. And I saw the man try to coerce others to do the same thing. That not a conversation.
Now that we know you are Elk Konnected perhaps you can tell us who else is a registered member of Elk konnected, please? Who is their President, Chairperson, secretary, treasurer and their board of directors, please? I have people asking me and I don't have the answers. So please do tell us.
I was at the County Commisiioners meeting Monday ad spoke with them about Elk Konnected. I read the first few lines of one of their web pages. It said something to the effect that they wanted to pull all the communities together and try to get them to work together. Then I read a line from the most recent wbe page and it says , In early 2007, Elk County was experiencing some events that made a resident wonder “What is the future of Elk County”? With a county population of only 3000, one tiny town spends time and energy wanting to pull out of the county wide trash service.. Now this is where things blurr between our elected officials. Lis Hendricks said that they didn't mean to bash Elk Falls. To defend Elk Konnected. I simply said you did anyway. It is still up there I just copied and pasted the remark for this web page. http://www.publicsquarecommunities.com/community/elk/aboutus.php
. If she didn't mean to bash them then why doesn't she remove the remark. But here I am addressing Elk Konnected instead of the County commissioners.
I went on to say that Public Squares Community is located in Leota, Kansas and that I called the city offices to inquire about PSC and they had no idea who that was. I told the lady they are a busniess in that community. She again said she never heard of them. I then informed the council that Liz use to live in Leoti and that she is a staff member of PSC. I don't suppose you can see any conflicts of interest in any of this. I'm asking you why wouldn't she provide this information publicly?
I then said that Elk Konnected said they don't use taxpayers money and stated that they had recieved a school grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce for $3000.00. Again Liz jumped to the defense of Elk Konnected as their spokesperson and said that Elk Konnected never saw that money and that it went directly to PSC. I told her that it didn't matter how she twisted it, it was sitll tax dollars for Elk Konnected to pay for PSC's services. She once again siad we don't use taxpayers money. I said wait a minute, Elk Konnected Youth services was just up here before me and asked for money. I asked her isn't that taxpayers money, she had no response. Why all the deception, where is the transparency? What are they trying to hide?
Pcs has recieved nearly $60,000 in payments from at least his 15 customers. Do you think it's right to take student grants from kids in college who need it to pay tuitions? Oh Elk Konnected claims to have recieved $3000.00 at $50 a piece from 60 people and business. Who were all these donors. It's just not human nature for that many people to donate and not get credit/ recognition. I find it strange that it is the same amount as the school fund.
If we had a good investigative reporter on our newspaper they would disclose this information. But the editor informed me that he is affiliated with Elk Konnected. So there you go, it would never happen.
We have elected officials that can speak with the public if they were to step up to their leadership rolls and take the responsible of doing their own research and ask the people to talk to them. Elk Konnected has represented perhaps 5 or 6 percent of the community.
I have nothing against Elk Konnected untill they start trying to control the government.
Here is your chance to clear up some questions?