FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail We hope that today’s “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 over the last several days we posted a “Readers Poll” that asked the question should THE CITY-COUNTY OBSERVER continue to publish their “IS IT TRUE” column? …we stated in last week’s ‘IS IT TRUE” column that unless there is a resounding public outcry for the “IS IT TRUE” column to be continued along with additional financial commitment (advertising) to support what it takes to do this column on a regular basis that this will be the last “IS IT TRUE”? …a part of us wants to keep up the fight, but another part would like to live in peace without constant threats, disruption, and ostracism? …we urge you to go to today’s CCO “READERS POLL” and vote? …the fate of the City-County Observer “IS IT TRUE” is up to you?IS IT TRUE our loyal readers and advertisers spoke in a resounding way and give us an unbelievable vote of confidence by a phenomenal 95% margin? …as of 10:30 last night, 841 people voted in this ‘Readers Poll”? …the “MOLE NATION” have spoken loud and clear? …that 789 voted “YES”. 29 voted “NO” and 23 voted that they “Had No Idea”?IS IT TRUE it looks like our mission to continue to call out the failure of our elected officials for choosing fun and games over substance, exposed idiocy and self-serving squandering of taxpayer dollars in search of votes, take the powers to task every time they do something underhanded to pick the taxpayer’s pockets?…we also pledge to continue to point to things like drug addiction in the parks, political patronage, nepotism, an escalating murder rate, and the neglect of public infrastructure for golden shovel photo ops?IS IT TRUE that it looks like the “IS IT TRUE” column will be continued because we are also told we can expect additional financial commitment (advertising) to support what it takes to do this column on a regular basis? …we are humbled by your support and pledge that we will continue to be your community “WATCHDOG”?IS IT TRUE last week there was an item on the City Council agenda called the “Jacobsville Redevelopment Resolution”? …the purpose of this resolution is to expand the Jacobsville Redevelopment District in order to spur additional businesses in the area? …this resolution is called the MRDPA (Municipal Riverfront Development Project Area) and was created as a tool by the State of Indiana back in 1993 and has provided to many cities and towns help to expand their Urban/Economic Development areas without raising taxes?IS IT TRUE that Indiana state statute requires that the MRDPA fall within 3,000 feet of the river or body of water and be designated redevelopment areas, which then can provide numerous business incentives such as a non-transferable special liquor license permit to help develop designated suppressed areas? …that Evansville DMD has utilized the MDRPA very successfully over the years by allowing Main Street and Haynie’s Corner businesses to utilize these special non-transferable liquor licenses?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville DMD just the designated new MRDPA area that falls in Pigeon Township because it’s an economically depressed area that has many vacant buildings, blight, and businesses that have failed?IS IT TRUE that the City Council just approved the Jacobsville Redevelopment Resolution during their last meeting by a vote of 6 to 3? …the three City Council members who voted “NO” were Justin Elpers, Gabriel John Hayden and Missy Mosby? …we are told that they voted for this same issue in other parts of the City of Evansville in the past? …we are now told that since the last City Council meeting that there are two new businesses that have applied for this special MDRPA non-transferable liquor license permit? …the businesses are the Rathbone and Evansville Brewhouse, which are located in the Haynie’s Corner area? …if these permits are approved by City Council this will make around 27 local bars and restaurants that have been approved for this special non-transferable liquor license since the law was adopted by the State?? …we hope that City Council members Justin Elpers, Gabriel John Hayden and Missy Mosby will correct the errors of their ways and vote for the Brewhouse and Rathbone special MDRPA non-transferable liquor license permit? We are pleased to provide obituaries from several area funeral homes at no costs. Over the next several weeks we shall be adding additional obituaries from other local funeral homes. Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them.FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. IS IT TRUE we are proud of the success of the Ivy Tech LPN Nursing students for posting a 100% pass rates for their LPN State tests? …we would like to congratulate Ivy Tech-Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel and the faculty of Ivy Tech for preparing the LPN student for passing this extremely challenging test?IS IT TRUE we are told that the At-Large Evansville City Council candidate Alex Schmitt led all GOP candidates by raising an impressive $22,000 through the reporting period? …that GOP primary candidate Ron Beane reported that he raised around $11,000? Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Should City Council have known who was paying the $3 million dollar costs to dismantle the dock at Marina Pointe before approving the move of the LST to the Tropicana area?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.
RCMP spoke to the media this morning regarding the latest well site bombing near Toms Lake. Police say the bombing which occurred Fridaay at a natural gas well head about 13 kilometres south of Dawson Creek is related to two recent other bombings in the region. RCMP believe that the person responsible for the bombings is likely from the area and has information of the local oil and gas industry. All three attacks targeted Calgary-based EnCana pipelines. – Advertisement –