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Utilities board differs on use of lease funds


April 10, 2013

City Utilities Commission member Ben Funderburg expressed his personal opinion Tuesday, saying $1.3 million in gas lease funds would best serve the citizens in capital improvements....

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Apr-11-13 5:42 AM

Enough profit to give money to the city and play land developer. Watch these people, when the Roy D. well comes online money will be flying in the slush, I mean water dept. Look it up at the county court house. Drilling units are a matter of public record.

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Apr-10-13 2:26 PM

"He said they're very grateful for the chance to express their views on this matter."

Express their views? When will these "water gods" grasp the reality, their views don't mean crap...they work for the citizens. Mayor Berlin, we don't pay you to answer to them, we pay you to work for us.

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Apr-10-13 2:21 PM

ing a petition to restructure the operation of this City entity and dictate where or how reserve funding is used.

The citizens do not have to pay to profit a city, the citizens only have to pay enough to operate it.

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Apr-10-13 2:19 PM

"water gods"...LOL I wonder if those "water gods" would like a taste of reality.

Starting with this reminder...The citizens of this city own that water department not the "water gods". This crap about raising water rates will not be happening anytime soon and that is a fact not unless they want to suffer the consequences. Not with a surplus of money of funding available. In fact, there has been quite a few cities that have already been challenged on this very same problem and have returned funding back to the citizens. I can't understand why these "water gods" think they can above the law. Do these boys not comprehend that no Government entity can collect "unfairly" when it comes to charges and tax from the Citizens?

The people vs. Salem Utilities Department could be a reality if they don't stop playing these games. In fact, maybe it is long over due that the Salem citizens restore some reality to this City structure by obtain

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Apr-10-13 10:16 AM

Where ever the money goes, it should benefit the citizens of Salem; not one dept. or providing employee raises.

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Apr-10-13 8:38 AM

I said it before, I'll say it again, those "water gods" are too big for their britches!!

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