May 3, 2021

first_imgIS IT TRUE we hope that todays IS IT TRUE will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we as responsible citizens of this community need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that the purge of historical statues that set off a firestorm in Charlottesville, Virginia last week has come home to Evansville?…the Evansville Catholic Diocese was the target of vandals Monday night when an act of vandalism toppled a state of the Virgin Mary?…we hope this sort of thing does not continue as decisions about what statue gets to stand in a certain place should be at the discretion of local governmental officials or the courts as opposed to a mob in the street?  … the knocking down of the Virgin Mary statue in Evansville was an act of vandalism and the perpetrators when caught should be criminally charged?IS IT TRUE if you compare the financial reports of the City of Evansville from July 31, 2017  to July 31, 2016, the hospitalization fund has declined by several million of dollars?  …we are told by reliable sources that serious financial troubles are around the corner for the City of Evansville?IS IT TRUE during his last term in office former City Councilman John Friend, CPA sponsored a “separation of funds ordinance” in order to insure that the City Controller’s  would not manipulate fund balances?  … upon the urging of the City Controller and Finance Chairman, Dan McGinn the newly elected City Council voted to repeal of this ordinance?  …that all the money collected from all sources are now put into one fund account which make it extremely hard to track on how much money is in each city account?IS IT TRUE that on December 31, 2019 the Indiana State Board of Accounts will be requiring that all cities must use the accrual method of accounting?  …that Ft. Wayne, South Bend and  Indy have been using the accrual method of accounting for a number of years?IS IT TRUE that the Carmel City Council is considering a partnership with Pedcor to finance a $40 million dollar for a downtown hotel?  … the City of Carmel and Pedcor are looking at a proposal that would allow them to form a public-private entity that would them own the hotel.IS IT TRUE the proposed terms of the agreement for this project will be that the City of Carmel and Pedcor would take out a $25 million loan to pay the majority of the project costs? …the city and Pedcor anticipates that the hotel income will cover the note payments? IS IT TRUE when the City of Carmel built The Center for the Performing Arts they projected that it would pay for itself?  …the city leaders projection that the The Center For Preforming Arts would be self sustaining were way off?  …that the taxpayers of Carmel must pay millions of dollars to cover the bond and yearly maintenance costs to keep the Center For Preforming Arts open?IS IT TRUE we appreciate Saint Vincent Hospital Public Relations Department for sending us news of interest concerning the happenings at their facilities system wide?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that the Evansville City Council members are facing a major financial shortfalls concerning this years budget? Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] or call 812-454-1713.EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted by our reader’s in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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