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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    New Fights, and An Old Celebration

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 09:54:55 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Schools, Millages, Constitution (all tags)

    Just a quick note on things happening, and a brief note on an upcoming event.

    There might be a little bit of a fight for the taxpayers in TC.

    Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) has decided that recessionary times don't mean anything when the absolute NEED for a gold plated auditorium project is so obvious. A $26,000,000.00 request from the taxpayers of course might not have stood on its own as a luxury, but using it as frosting to top an ongoing building millage.  "Spoon full of sugar" indeed.

    I blogged about it recently:

    " According to TCAPS, the millage rate necessary to repay these bonds will remain below 4 mills.  Given the current rate of 3.1 mills, where did the other 29% increase come from?  The purpose of these requests must be physical asset based only, and this level of increase must surely be based on some specific need, right?

    Of course.  The need for a particular feel good wear around the neck kind of thing that says "look at me!"


    Pure and simple.  Want.  Covetousness, lust, or simply overwhelming desire.  Spartan accoutrements be damned, lets go all out and have us a performing Arts Complex renovation of the Central High School Auditorium!"

    And today, the local paper had it as a top of the page story:

    " "You spend a few thousand dollars to fix the planks, wax the floors and paint the walls," Gillman said. "You don't spend $26 million at a time (when) people are struggling just to make their tax payments.

    "People don't like this," Gillman said. "I haven't heard of anyone who is for this tax increase. They bit this one off too big this time. You shouldn't try to eat the elephant all at once. Little bites at a time." "

    Elephants on my mind I guess..  

    Not all is bad locally however.  Go below.

    Next Monday, the United States Constitution turns 225 years old. Last year, the constitution celebration committee in Traverse City began a yearly tradition of celebrating its creation with a birthday party of sorts, the Constitution Celebration. The event showcased patriotic music, a constitution essay, landmark replication, and several children's activities.  With 500+ attending, it was an unabashed success!

    This year, the celebration is expected to be larger, has an added element or two, and is being held at the Williamsburg Dinner Theater.  We expect 1000+ to attend, and are putting on a special 3 course (founding Fathers & Mothers) dinner afterward.

    See you there?

    < Hello, I'm Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh. And I approve of voter fraud. | Thank You Shout Out to Representative Amash >

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    Boy, did I EVER choose the right side... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 10:26:29 AM EST
    ...of the state to reside.

    "The existing auditorium has a significant amount of limitations for educating our kids," Mahon said. "The shell, or box of the facility, is not appropriately designed for acoustics. All of the systems -- the electrical, the lighting, the sound -- all of it needs a significant enhancement.

    Precious Snowflakes.

    Kelly Hall is president of the TCAPS Board of Education. She said the board unanimously approved the bond proposal with the understanding that many northern Michigan residents struggle to pay their bills.

    That broad along with the entire Board need their asses booted out.  And, how come Michael Mwhore and his Progressive race pimping White buddies didn't get together and just write a check for the chil'rens Flavian Amphitheatre?

    He's got a lock on Film Festivals in little Ann Arbor North....

    • Moore .. by JGillman, 09/13/2012 10:58:59 AM EST (none / 0)
      • Hmmm... by Corinthian Scales, 09/13/2012 11:22:15 AM EST (none / 0)
    Choir and Orchestra on the Same Stage (none / 0) (#4)
    by jgillmanjr on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 12:21:22 PM EST
    You can't even get the choir and orchestra on the stage at the same time.

    ...ok? That's why you have a pit for the orchestra. I know, I've played in that auditorium. Hello Dolly.


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