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City Commission candidates quizzed on ways to cut City Hall budget

Merrill, Did you steal Bozo's login? Seeing the same posts copied over and over makes me wonder...

March 12, 2013 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission candidates quizzed on ways to cut City Hall budget

Put the rec center issue to rest, it is already a done deal. I don't agree with how it was done and the shady process surrounding it, but lets move on. This reminds me of the 6th St Walmart and SW Traffic Way fights.

March 12, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New towing policy has addressed overcharging concerns, county official says

You must be a government employee...

March 7, 2013 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New towing policy has addressed overcharging concerns, county official says

So a truck payment, at least an hour worth of time (probably more like 2 when you consider driving to the car, paperwork, hooking the car up, driving to the body shop or repair shop, unhooking the car, and then driving back to your home base), gas, insurance for truck, liability insurance for the car you are towing, and paperwork processing or insurance processing to get paid are not worth $150?

And this isn't taking into account any problems that may arise, or maintenance on the tow-truck.

March 7, 2013 at 1:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City approves development agreement, tax abatement for $25M Rock Chalk Park recreation center

Did you know we cannot use the courts at the Grade Schools, Junior High's and HS's because they are in use for student activities after school, and we don't have the funding to staff every grade school, Junior High, and HS with a staff member until 10 p.m. ?

Yes we have school gyms but you cannot use them.

March 6, 2013 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Expansion of rental inspection program to get hearing Tuesday, as some commissioners express new concerns

Ok, I will play along. So you say "a complaint driven system puts too much responsibility on the the tenant". What will the Rental Registration Program be? If they only check every 3 yrs, that is only going to solve issues for one tenant out of 3 at that residence.

"you should charge more"- OK, so now lower income people will not be able to afford any housing and don't forget the rent is also going up because of the Rental Registration fees.

"tenants are supposed to keep a place clean and live quietly, so as not to annoy neighbors." - So a tenant is like a prisoner, only paying rent for their space? Should the landlord also make sure they clean their dishes every night and make their beds in the morning? And if the neighbors tell the tenant they cannot grill out at night because the smoke ANNOYS them, should the tenant also comply to their wishes (since the tenant is only a RENTER)?

March 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Expansion of rental inspection program to get hearing Tuesday, as some commissioners express new concerns

KUguardgrl13,

A new filter is $2.

A red tagged furnace cannot be turned on because the Gas is locked by Black Hills until the issue is fixed. So this wouldn't be something for the rental police (City Rental Inspectors).

A gas leak by the new water heater isn't something for the Rental Police, that is a call to the Gas Company.

Cheap Plumbing- Will the Rental Police make all properties meet current code? Talk about a pandora's box...

Broken Washer- Not an issue for the Rental Police. Unless your lease says your landlord will supply a working Washer, this is not a requirement. And if it does say he has to supply one, that is for the courts, not the city.

AC that quits in July- Again, unless your lease says you will have a working AC, this is not a requirement. I went all through high school and college without AC and did just fine. And if your lease says that, it is a court issue, not one for the Rental Police.

March 5, 2013 at 11:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commission to consider approval of expanded rental licensing program Tuesday

"Maybe consider inserting your own "fine" policy in your leases to put some sting in it for the tenants who remove smoke detectors or improperly store bbq grill materials."

So now you want landlords to become the policy police for the city and fine the tenants? And on top of that, add more rent to cover the administrative costs for the city?

I guess with this new government and your policies, I no longer can enjoy any privacy...

March 1, 2013 at 5:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commission to consider approval of expanded rental licensing program Tuesday

More government fees and regulations. Will anyone ever shrink the government or remove laws and fees from the books?

This is a train-wreck coming and the renters are the ones who will be stuck with the fees being added to their rent.

March 1, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )