We’ve had this debate as to why evildoers do evil things, especially when they get any authority. Someone like Ira Hawkins and the City Council say they are going to somehow “help” out a bit maybe. The TIF after it fulfilled its purpose in buying the Styrons a new $250,000 metal building was applied to them as a slush fund. You applied to get your family buildings out of the TIF district as did I. I even gave them a stamped self-addressed envelope so that they could obey the law. And regardless they still refused to obey the law and our property taxes went to the TIF slush fund for 2019. On March 10, 2020 they passed a “resolution” so that the Styrons could cash out in advance of 2032 for selling their old building for the ‘new’ police station. There is $177,000 in excessive meter fees which were applied to benefit the Styrons and I hear of no intention to ever roll back the meter fees to even $10 per month.
The sewer bond issue is a dead issue because everyone is buying T-bills while the printing presses run. Remember all the times since the Nov. 2019 [s]election when you pointed out to me that probably not one sewer leak has been fixed. Nor was it. It was simply a scam so that Allieger-Martin could get $830,000 to spread out in kickbacks to the passing parties in the Granby City Hall while the sewer users got their sewer bills to go up a minimum of 26 per month. Now half the population of Granby don’t have the extra $26 or the average of $30 water bill plus the $40 for the sewer under the old rate. What is going to happen is that the smarter will simply let the utilities be shut off, catch their rainwater, flush their tolets and do the wash with that rainwater — since the city workers won’t dig to fix leaks they sure won’t dig up the sewers for non-payment, drink bottled water and cook with bottled gas and just dump their trash. The end result will be the collapse of the City utilities. As with the trash service what needs to be done with the water and sewer is to sell them to Missouri American Water Service and the gas service to some private company and simply charge a franchise fee of a couple of dollars per month going to the municipality. T-Rampage Gamble and Ira Hawkins fired Paula Corsel because she would do the book-keeping to their liking, yet Lawna Price not only doesn’t do the book-keeping but not even the billing yet she is the “She-Mayoress.”
This Corvid-BoomerRemover biowarred virus will cum back in the fall. This bioweapon has been engineered so that even if you get it this spring chances are you have no immunity when like the Spanish Flu of 1917-1918 it becomes even more deadly in the 1918-1919 season. It spreads and is infectious between cats and likely dogs. So no real vaccine is possible. My latest puppy was vaccinated for ‘Coronavirus’ on March 3, 2020. It hasn’t affected Newton County just yet because the temperatures are headed to over 80 degrees. And the population is such that while Asians are five times as likely to get it as whites, so too are the Africans and Hispanics four times to get it than whites, which is why New York City, New Jersey, Detroit, Philadelphia, Seattle got it worst and the death rates are higher. But when the flu season returns in the fall, it will have more impoverished ZOGlings without much in the way of resistance or the means to buy their way from exposure.
So how does this affect Granby? Granby used to be the cheapest place to live. Thanks to T-Rampage and Ira Hawkins that is not the case any more. In fact it is cheaper to live in Neosho and Monett and where the jobs are. So what is left are the elderly and the crackheads and chomos and on the down and out. We already have had the expected Financial Collapse. Now we have the ongoing Commercial Collapse as small businesses fold and even the larger like La-z-Boy and Legitt and Platt lay off everyone. Soon, very very soon we shall have Government Collapse as states and counties and municipalities are spending and no one is able to pay taxes because they must spend for the lives of their own families. No one will want to raise their sales taxes or property taxes. The half-cent sales tax for Newton County is dead — who wants to pay the sheriff to evict them for non-payment of property taxes? Probably the one-eighth sales tax for the cemetery — let the dead bury the dead as Christ counselled. The scheme to tear down old buildings is probably going to be put on hold as soon, very very soon a lot of old people will die off and like me buying a bunch of old houses because nobody wanted to live in Granby during the 80s and 90s there won’t be the money or point in doing so. As you pointed out yourself to me, it makes no economic sense to build anything new or elaborate in Granby.
The $177,000 dollar payoff to the Styrons needs to be set aside. The People of Granby bought them a new commercial building — they need to turn in their old building in return. The sewer bond issue is defunct for now — it needs to be revoted on and set aside permanently. The gas meter fees need to be rolled back. The City Clerk, City Public Works Director, and Granby Police Chief need to be fired and replaced with far more modest and hardworking employees who understand that they work for the People of Granby — NOT the crooked and inept City Hall reptiles. There should be a place at the City Park where the poor can fill up 5 gallon jugs for drinking water. There should be a place for public dissent at City Council Meetings as opposed to being threatened with arrest and actually jailed for doing so. The municipal court should be abolished as municipal ordinances are voided and law enforcement except for a city marshall and night watchman reverts back to the County like pre-1994 Granby.
Face it, the decline of Granby has been mandated through City Hall. But the People of Granby told to “pull theysselfs up by theys’ own bootstraps” have foolishly voted in the highest sales taxes in Newton County. They don’t seem to realize that it is austerity which makes for efficiency. When you are in a hole, stop digging. When you are in quicksand, stop strugging and start floating your way to the top.
Such is my vision of what Granby needs to survive. Everything set aside which has been killing us. But first we need to understand the problems and understanding that the problems were caused by problem people who are not that way because of ignorance but because they are evil. Evil comes from evil trees, cf. Matt 7:15-20
15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
No Jaimie/PollyAnna. Ira Hawkins is a bad corrupt tree which yields bad corrupt fruit. How could it be any different? Like Eve you believe Serpents selling you some rotten bad fruit and if you eat of it, like both myself and YHWH warns, you shall surely (no, not Shirley but Jaimie) die — as will Granby from enough bad debt and worse policies.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;Isaiah 10:1
Pastor Martin Lindstedt, CJCC/AN
Candidate on Granby Ballot South Ward City Council & East Newton R-6 School Board