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Countryborn ... I've already put in decades of service to the public ... the ability of those elected or appointed to manage "our" money is obvious ... take the Randolph County BOE as just one example ..
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Kaleidoscope you bring up some very good points but I do still commend the people that worked on this to allow the City of Elkins to apply for the money. I have no idea where the money is that you say they "made." I have no proof that they even made money on the services of the landfill. I agree with you that every penny they get comes from taxpayers but some money they get comes from providing us with a service such as water or garbage collection. Yes that is still taxpayers money but another garbage company collects money from people outside the city for that same service. Sounds like you might have some good questions and answers so why don't you run for City Council or better yet, go apply for a job there, so you can closely watch "our" money instead of complain that the people are not worthy of the job they have.
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Countryborn said, "The City of Elkins paid into this special revenue fund with every ton of garbage they received" ... please tell me Countryborn, where did the city of Elkins get the dollars they paid into this fund ... did they pick it from their orchard of money trees?? ... tell me how much money Elkins 'made' from every ton of garbage dumped in the landfill over the years? ... in one form or another, every cent the city receives or spends comes from the taxpayers ... it's just a shame they seem to never have people in place to wisely and efficiently handle OUR money!
The money is coming from a fund that was designed strictly for the purpose of closing landfills. Any excess money in the L-CAP will never go to the general fund of the state. I am very pleased that these people took the initiative to amend the state code to allow Elkins to be available to receive these funds. Elkins did not apply for funding before the expiration date in 2000 so they were not available until the code was changed. This was not a hand out by the state! The City of Elkins paid into this special revenue fund with every ton of garbage they received and again, I commend these folks for making the change, which will now save the taxpayers money.
Well said "kaleidoscope." The City of Elkins & Randolph County built it with much fanfare and grandstanding and grant (taxpayers') moey. However, mismanagement and ineptitude caused its demise. Revenue generated by it has long been spent and came the time to pay the piper, but nooooo, let's get local politicians involved and have the taxpayers' pay for our incompetence and mismanagement! Pathetic, disgusting and inexcusable!
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Once again the state bales out local stupidity and ineptitude!
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