Public Works Needs Better Management

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In a previous post, Ramseur He-Man Woman Haters Club, I pointed out the gross misogyny of several members of our Board of Commissioners  toward Vicki Caudle, the only woman currently serving on the board.

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During a discussion at the most recent board meeting regarding the duties of our public works contractor, Suez, Commissioner Grant Cheek was adamant that Suez is not responsible for cleaning and stocking public restrooms in our parks, and insisted that Commissioner Caudle should handle those duties herself. According to Mr. Cheek, Suez is too busy working water leaks, repairing fire hydrants, and removing brush from his property to bother with such menial work as maintaining restrooms in a public park. You can view the full discussion in the video below. Continue reading “Public Works Needs Better Management”

Mayor Shaw, It’s Time For You To Go

Mayor Danny Shaw seems to have a problem; he can’t keep his stories straight. If this were a new development perhaps it could be attributed to age or senility, but by all accounts this behavior has been going on for years.

For example, in comments the mayor made at the end of the Board of Commissioners meeting last Monday, March 4, 2019, Mr. Shaw made several contradictory statements. He began by stating his opinion that “we’d all be better off,” if Facebook, this website, and pretty much the entire Internet didn’t exist. Welcome to the Information Age, Mr. Shaw. None of this is going away, and our world is better for it. Continue reading “Mayor Shaw, It’s Time For You To Go”

Setting A Few Misconceptions Straight

During a heated exchange on Facebook between myself and Mayor Danny Shaw, which took place on March 2, 2019, the mayor made some very odd and revealing statements.

Click the image to visit the Facebook page where this took place.

At one point in the discussion the mayor implied that comments I made in one of my discussions with him and/or Commissioner Cheek at the municipal office last summer was the reason I was not appointed to the Board of Commissioners. Continue reading “Setting A Few Misconceptions Straight”

Rail Trail Property – The Rest of The Story

In an article, “Rail trail gap causes controversy over ownership” published in the Sunday, February 10th edition of the Asheboro Courier-Tribune, Larry Penkava wrote, “The half-acre segment, divided by Depot Street, is key to completing the second phase of the trail.

“That half acre became a huge issue after the board approved on Aug. 13, 2018, the application for a grant of $16,860 from the Randolph Community Health Foundation. At issue was the missing link, necessary for the grant approval.

“Mayor Danny Shaw said in an interview that the same day the board voted on the grant application, Commissioner David Overman applied for a quit claim deed on the property since the town believed the owner of the tract was unknown. Shaw said the board members had discussed filing their own quit claim on the property, but Overman beat them to it.” Continue reading “Rail Trail Property – The Rest of The Story”