CAFR’s and Ending Taxation

Ending Taxation – “The Only Game in Town” The way our government can and should be.

Have you ever heard of a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report)?   Watch the above film and start your education as to what governments are up to in the United States. You should be shocked.

Alex Jones also released a great CAFR movie a few years ago that is a little easier to follow,

perhaps this is the best one to watch first.

Alex Jones Report on The CAFR

In short this whole topic exposes the fact that governments have enough invested money  that they do not have to collect taxes off of the citizens to pay the bills. They hide this fact by keeping a double set of books. Yes I know it sounds too far fetched to be true but so are many things that governments do. (This may not currently be true as most have lost much of this money due to poor investments in banker scams such as derivatives.)

The Internet Nazi’s come to Seyour

This is going to be an on going story about how big business may be sniffing your Internet packets without a search warrant in violation of the 4th amendment. Their justification is that they claim to be protecting copyrights.  The  reason I am unsure about the packet sniffing is that you are not told who your accuser is nor do you have access to their supposed evidence. To get this info you have to open a can of worms that allows them with all  of their resources to more easily take legal action against you, who most likely can not even afford an attorney.  This whole thing reeks of a Star Chamber.

These people with money have had  regulations written by the FCC that was never meant to write laws, that strong arms your ISP (Mediacom in this case) into shutting down your account for supposed copyright violations with no due process, again in violation of the Constitution. There are also  laws written by congress (the real congress not the super congress)  dealing with copyright infringement.  But I think most of us know that the congress is owned bought and paid for by powerful special interests.

To top it all off, the bottom line is that they want you to do this as there is an easy solution but they run from the solution, because the intent is to stifle free speech on the Internet. They want to strike terror in your heart every time that you download anything.

Every aspect of this story does not pass the smell test. It’s complete lawlessness. Does that surprise you in a nation ruled by an illegal alien from Kenya?

Stay tuned.

One thing that I have learned is that there really is no proof as to wrongdoing and that it is machine generated.  Someone (I do not even have the right to know who my accuser is) all they go on I understand is the file name.  For instance I could have a home movie called “Star Wars” and based solely on the file name I could get flagged for copyright violation when in actuality the movie is one that I made and own. The only way to verify if this is their material is to look in the packets (without a warrant) and do what is known as a CRC check and I am fairly certain that they are not doing this. So in effect they have NO proof of a copyright infringement but they get your Internet shut down and can even get criminal convictions with no proof!  It’s amazing what money can buy these criminal thugs! They don’t even need proof and they don’t have to give you any due process as guaranteed under the Constitution.  It’s a case of guilty until found guilty because they have lots of money.

This is a criminal gang, that has bought off our congress and has laws written for their special interests. In fact there is not even a law.  It is my understanding that it is an alphabet soup agency such as the FCC that wrote the implementation of  this “law” not congress as specified in the Constitution.  Yes the more you dig the more it stinks.

What really aggravates me is the fact that by default everything is copy written. So saying that someone downloaded copy written material is really a misnomer.  What should be said is that they DL’ed material the the copyright owner wanted to be compensated for and was not. And how are you to determine this when you click on a file and DL it?  How are you to read the copyright owners mind?  This file and this file are both copy written. The first file I happen to know the owner allows anyone to copy and distribute his work. The second I believe that is the case but am not sure. He has not made YouTube take it down at least. How about this movie at HuLu? There is a FBI copyright notice. So by watching it are you DL’ing and breaking copyright law? DL this one however and you will get a notice from your ISP that you have DL’ed copywritten material and they may terminate your service. And you may even be criminally prosecuted.  How is one to know?  You don’t and they want to keep it that way!  It looks to me that this is being used to chill free speech on the Internet.

A solution to the problem would take maybe 8 hours of any competent programmers time. All that needs done is to write a Firefox plugin that when you start to DL a file that it would check against various databases to see if someone claims to have a copy right and also wants compensation, on that particular file. That would be too easy and put the companies that are paid by copyright holders out  of business over night.   It’s similar to expecting  the cure for cancer from the American cancer society. It will never happen as that would put them out of business also. ( I realize the pitfalls and false positives of this method  but it happens the be the way the   copyright violations are machine generated and your Internet is shut down. I don’t think the founders thought that machine generated accusations met the standard of due process. )

The last slap in the face is that you can not find out who your accuser is or see their so called “proof” without filling paperwork that allows the ISP to identify you and thus open you to prosecution (and they will convict you I am told) with very sketchy evidence to say the least.  Usually all they have for “proof” of a torrent download is an IP address and a file name. Not proof of anything at all…. But then again those with lots of money can purchase your being found guilty. Our legal system and legislature are for sale to the highest bidder.

There are several other scenarios where you can receive a false accusation of copyright infringement. One would be when an unauthorized person is using your network and another  would be copyrighted material under the fair use law.   If you would like to read more check out  http://dmca.cs.washington.edu/faq.html  – and thanks to commenter Jody for this link.

Enjoy the free Internet while you can. It is the plan of your government to change that fact as an educated electorate is dangerous to a criminal government.

Are Christians the problem? You decide

There is no shortage of Christians here in Seymour. There is a Church on every corner and they are all well attended every Sunday.   I have attended the past 3 town council meetings and there have never been more than 10 people at any of them. Where are  all the Christians I ask?
(For the record: I am embarrassed to admit that not a single person from my own church thinks that attending these meetings or supporting this paper is a priority that is even on their radar.)

Are the people in Seymour so dumbed down from attending the government schools that they do not realize that politics is the way you choose to treat your fellow man? Are they so confused by Romans 13 that they would follow Adolph Hitler? Are they so confused by Romans 13 that they would follow Barry Saetaro ? Are they so confused by Romans 13 that they would follow the FDA ?

By not being involved in politics they are agreeing with everything that  government does. All the Christians that do not participate in the political process (and I don’t mean just voting. This paper is part of the political process.) are supporting theft when the government steals.  They are supporting rape when the government rapes. They are supporting murder when the government murders.

I don’t have much more to say on the subject other than they are getting exactly what they deserve. i.e. One of the most criminal governments to ever exist on the face of the earth. This is not what God has ordained – this is what Christian’s have caused by their tacit approval. Maybe we can not change Washington DC or Jefferson City or even Marshfield but we damn sure can start local and keep an eye on what is going on here in Seymour.

And for the record, from where I am sitting Christians most definitely are the problem as a vast majority choose to walk hand in hand with evil.

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“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”  ~ Albert Einstein

And just as applicable:

Thomas Jefferson’s seal said “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God” but I think it is even better reversed: “Obedience to tyrants is rebellion to God.”

 

Seymour MO town council meeting – October 27th

The minutes of the  October 27th meeting are not listed at as of November 11th, 14 days after the meeting. This is what we come to expect of government, paying more than in the private market and getting less.  They are finally up here.

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Actually I  did take notes this time, I will get to it later, but for now I am going to go in another direction.  Have you ever seen this quote?

“The only purpose of a government is to protect a man’s rights, which means: To protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, an agent of man’s self defense, and, as such, may resort to force only against those who start the use of force. The only proper function s of a government are: The police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud from others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective laws.”

~ John Galt in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged

Let’s keep the above paradigm in mind as I relate to you what has happened to the request by Lincoln Justice a few weeks ago for changes to the restrictions on agriculture in the town limits.  This request it seems has gone down a memory hole and if we ever see it again, it will be as a passed law.  Unlike our congress in DC the citizens of Seymour are as far as I can ascertain not even privy to a written copy of the proposed legislation to comment on before it is passed. It seems that it is being constructed (if it is even being constructed) in the dark of night in the so called “Executive Sessions” rather than in the light of day of a public meeting. One would think that at a local level that we the people would have  more input and oversight of this process than we have in DC and Jeff City rather than less.

This is how the residents of Sedgwick Maine  interact with local government:

…The proposed ordinance was one of 78 being considered at the Sedgwick town meeting, that New England institution that has stood the test of time, allowing all of a town’s citizens to vote yea or nay on proposals to spend their tax money and, in this case, enact potentially far-reaching laws with national implications. They’ve been holding these meetings in the Sedgwick town hall (pictured above) since 1794. At Friday’s meeting, about 120 citizens raised their hands in unanimous approval of the ordinance…

Another cause for concern is the total lack of  effective checks and balances as to whether a particular  law violates the Inalienable Rights of any of the citizens of Seymour.  Towns routinely pass laws  that violate the powers that we the people have delegated to them.  Then the only way to try and change the law is to break the  law, go to jail, pay bail, a fine, and then spend tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars  and years of your life to take it through the courts.  If the town loses they often will then change a word or two in the legislation and the whole charade starts over again. There is something fundamentally wrong with this whole process in a free society. (Actually there was a time in our history when you did not have to break a law in order to challenge it, but that story is too long for here.)

The issues of citizen input, participation, oversight of proposed legislation, and some sort of litmus test  that it’s not violating peoples rights are sorely needed IMHO.

Please be patient as I add what happened at the meeting shortly…

On second thought I will save next weeks meeting for a trying a write up again.

A video recording would be much better than a write up anyhow.

*Note on executive sessions:  When our government operates in secret and out of earshot of those that attend city counsel meetings – there is a good old boys network where certain goings on are leaked to the privileged members of the mainstream press. Take this article by Bob Anderson of The Webster County Citizen. I guess if you don’t suck up you are kept in the dark as to what goes on in the Star Chamber.

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Seymour MO town council meeting – October 13th

I just got back from the town council meeting. There were 11 citizens present which was rather a crowd for Seymour. Lincoln Justice attended and I am going to try and find out if he is posting his notes from this meeting. I forgot my pen and notepad going out the door – I apologize.  So I will go from memory…..

As at the last meeting there was much alluding to discussing  things in closed session. It seems like there is all sorts of business that the little minds of the citizens should be shielded from hearing. I find this abhorrent. I don’t care if this has been going one since 1776 and is legally authorized by the State of Missouri. Keep in mind the difference between legal and lawful and that  everything Adolph Hitler did in Germany was “legal”.  This  discussion of the peoples business behind closed doors is wrong – it is very wrong.  it makes me trust government even less than the miniscule amount that I do now.

*Note on executive sessions:  When our government operates in secret and out of earshot of those that attend city counsel meetings -there is a good old boys network where certain goings on are leaked to the privileged members of the mainstream press. Take this article by Bob Anderson of The Webster County Citizen. I guess if you don’t suck up you are kept in the dark as to what goes on in the Star Chamber.

Government exists ONLY to protect our inalienable rights and that everything else belongs in the realm of the free market. (The founders believed this also.) Let’s not loose track of the fact that government after all gets all of it’s funding through the threat or actual use of force and it’s reach should be severely restricted in light of this fact.

If you listen to each and every issue that comes up in council  and hold it to the above litmus test, you quickly see that very little of what they do has anything remotely to do with protecting our God given rights and that most of it could be handled by the free market as it was in times when this county was freer.  Another litmus test that I like to use is that government should not be doing anything that you as an individual can not do. If they do then explain to me how you delegated that power to them since all of their power comes from the governed.

Very often government is not taking a legitimate action related to protecting our  God given rights. Instead they are just doing the will of the majority, or something that is popular with a segment of the population. When this happens,  instead of liberty what we have is an abomination called democracy – two wolves and a sheep voting on what is for dinner. i.e. If the majority of the citizens in Seymour – through the council – want something, it is approved and then the money to pay for it is taken by threat of force (stolen) from the citizens. There is something really wrong with this model of government. It certainly is not liberty and it is not protecting us. Rather it is legalized and institutionalized theft and misuse of force.

I will have more to say later, but one of the biggest abominations of this nature is the stealing to fund the education of others children, at the threat of taking your home and property if you do not go along.  What part of the bible do Christians in this town not understand? Is “thou shalt not steal” not clear enough? What part of it is not clear?

When one chooses to have children you are expected to put a roof over their head. You are expected to clothe them. You are expected to feed them.  You are expected to supervise them when you are working.  Where then, do people get the idea that you have the right to steal off of their neighbors to educate their children? Please show me where you find this in scripture. Perhaps in the book of thieves?

As I said I will have more to say about other things that local government does  that are  in direct violation of God’s laws and also in violation of the principles that this country was founded on.  It is discouraging in that there seem to be very few, if any, effective tools that the citizen can use to keep local government from encroachment of our rights. Specifically what tools do a concerned minority have to hold the majorities feet to the fire and keep them from passing laws that have nothing do do with protecting, but rather encroach upon our rights? I submit to you that they are very few.

It would be great if someone with recording equipment could attend as I am sure that documentation of what is going on will come in handy some day.  If you have comments please post them below. If you attend a meeting I invite you to publish your own take on what you see transpire.

The next meeting will be Thursday Oct. 27th.

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The minutes for the October 13th meeting are posted here.
They are also listed below:

The Seymour Board of Alderman met for a regular meeting at 6:00 pm on
Thursday, October 13, 2011 in the Seymour City Hall Council Chambers, 114
East Washington Street.
Meeting called to order by Mayor Wayne Cantrell.
Roll call: William Pogue, Mary Carpenter, Janel Lindsey, Luke Wright.
Also present was City Administrator Darin Chappell, City Clerk Leslie Houk,
Police Chief Mike McFarland, City Prosecutor Ben Berkstresser.
Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Carpenter/Lindsey to approve the minutes as written.
Ayes: All. Nays: None.
Approval to pay bills and make necessary transfers
A motion was made by Pogue/Carpenter to pay bills and make necessary
transfers. Ayes: All. Nays: None.
Citizen Comment‐Dean Rowe
The VFW and American Legion are looking at having an Emergency
Management Station at the legion Hall. The funds come from the State and
Federal. The only responsibility for the City would be a phone line. The board
would like to have the County come to the next meeting and explain exactly
what they are wanting.
Administrator’s Report‐Darin Chappell
See report
We received two bids for 2 library computers. The bids were from JMARK for
$3,987.07 and ISG Technology for $4,062.00. A motion was made by
Pogue/Carpenter to go with JMARK’s bid. Ayes: All. Nays: None.
Mayor’s Report‐Wayne Cantrell
Mayor Wayne Cantrell has noticed lots of brush piled up around town.
There are sofas set out on Steel Street. He would like one of the guys to pick
them up and put in the clean up dumpsters before the dumpsters are picked
up.
Aldermen’s Report
Alderman Janel Lindsey has noticed quite a few potholes around town.
Alderman Luke Wright noted that it was embarrassing when he found out by
the citizens of Seymour that the electric shed burned to the ground. He felt
the Alderman should have been one of the first to been informed.
Alderman William Pogue is concerned about the sewer system by the school.
With the last rain we got the school was having sewer problems. “We need to
get something going soon.”
Alderman William Pogue noticed that there is concrete tore out around the
square on the park side. He would like to see this fixed.
Alderman William Pogue noticed Center Streets street sign is leaning and has
been shot with paintballs. A lot of signs around town are leaning; he would
like to see these fixed.
Alderman Mary Carpenter noted that square needs to be striped and the
handicap parking symbols need repainted. Clinton Street also needs to be
striped.
Alderman Mary Carpenter is wondering when the auditors will be her. They
are doing some in house work for the City and will be here sometime in
November.
Alderman Mary Carpenter is wondering where we are on our recodification of
the code book. Mike Sullivan has to schedule a time to meet with us and go
over the draft.
A motion was made by Pogue/Lindsey to take a 10 minute break and go into
executive session. Ayes: All. Nays: None.
A motion was made by Pogue/Carpenter to go back into open session. Ayes:
All. Nays: None.
A motion was made by Pogue/Carpenter to hire Ty Johnson as a Volunteer
Fireman. Ayes: All. Nays: None.
Administrator Darin Chappell proposed merit raises for the City employees. A
motion was made by Wright/Lindsey to approve the wages effective October
31st, 2011. Ayes: All. Nays: None.
A motion was made by Pogue/Carpenter to have City Clerk Leslie Houk, City
Treasurer Melissa Fox and Mayor Wayne Cantrell on the accounts and
signature cards at The Homepride Bank. Ayes: All. Nays: None.
A motion was made by Pogue/Lindsey to adjourn. Ayes: All. Nays: None.
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Mayor Wayne Cantrell
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City Clerk Leslie Houk

Some thoughts on where Seymour should be headed.

Just some thoughts:

  • Would like to find some people that would commit to attending and writing up their observations on what transpires at town council meetings.
  • Would  like to get a copy of town ordinances and review them as to whether they follow the guiding principle that government should exist to protect our God given rights – not trample them.
  • Would like to investigate the interrelationship of the delegation of sovereignty between the State the county and the town or city in Missouri.

The latter 2 will be a challenge – as the whole system is set up and worded in a manner as to make it totally intelligible and incomprehensible to those  that it affects.  Do you know of any  Missouri attorneys or paralegals that would be willing to join and assist a citizens group for governmental responsibility?

I am thinking of introducing to town council in Seymour what would most likely be a symbolic act of nullification concerning food production in Seymour.  These have passed in a 4 Maine towns and one in Oregon, Oregon link2

We now see states getting on the action:  Wyoming Food Freedom Act
If you would like to work together on this food freedom initiative start the discussion in the comments section below…

Seymour MO town council meeting – September 23rd

The minutes for Sept 22nd are posted here:
Hey all…

I promised a report back on the town council meeting. You will have to excuse the disjointed nature of this report as I am very much under the weather and do not have the discipline to do much polishing of this narrative.

Let me start by saying that I was very impressed by the cordiality of those on the town council, and the whole 5 residents that decided to attend.

Even though our Seymour representatives presented the right image and frankly led  me to let my guard down, I think that is folly for the following reasons:

Do not forget that the first 3 presidents, Washington, Adams, and Jefferson, while honorable men did some very dubious things when they got into office. Washington supported a central bank. Adams supported the Alien and Sedition Acts. Jefferson illegally did the Louisiana purchase and put a trade embargo on trade for the entire country. The bottom line is that if I, Doug, or David ever got elected to local government that you should keep a very, very close eye on us as power truly does corrupt, and that we need to keep just as close an eye on those that currently hold office.

There was a very good air about this meeting – it had the informality and the participation that one would expect in a New Hampshire or Vermont town  hall meeting. My hat is off to those that have facilitated this atmosphere. As a town meeting neophyte, I was very pleasantly surprised at the whole way the meeting was conducted.

Here are some of the things that I learned:

The town council meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 6 pm at the rear of the building where you pay your water bill. (city hall?)

You are also able to view the itinerary at city hall a few days before each meeting. (Could this be scanned an put on the Internet?)

Rather than a strict narrative I am just going to list my impressions mixed with the events.

I did not know of the itinerary and was lost at times as to what was going on. I do not know if there is a transcript available. I think that with the Internet that an audio and preferably a video record of the meeting would be very useful. I do not know if council would co-operate on this initiative but would think that if a citizen wanted to record the meeting that they would be impotent to prevent it, other than illegal and ill advised arrest of the perpetrator. Wisc. protesters arrested for filming lawmakers    *An update – it gets much better!*

I am not sure of the concealed carry laws at a council meeting but would assume the worse and would like to address the problem of a victim disarmament zone. I think there is a lot of irony of having those that we hire to serve us dictating to us conditions that put our lives in danger.

SHOOTOUT IN RUIDOSO

Ruidoso NM: Mayor bans firearms on public property. Citizens arm themselves, come to city council meeting and disobey the order.

Lincoln Justice brought up his ideas about getting government off the backs of citizens that want to produce food with in the city limits of Seymour. I was taken back by the councils concern with liability if they allowed bee’s within town limits. (Another discussion entirely.) Lincoln and I both suggested that the city rather than passing legalistic ordinances – respect the inalienable right of people to grow food by remaining neutral on the question, by removing all prohibitive ordinances on raising animals/food in town. That would both resolve them both of liability and respect the God given rights of residents. I went a step further and suggested that the town use nuisance law legislation to address any conflicts between residents in this area – and stay far away from trying to legislate constraints on what is a God given right.

One of the councilmen noted that Lincoln was associated with Well Fed Neighbor and expressed the hope that Ruell Chappel would open one of his stores in Seymour. (Are you entrepreneurs [farmers and shop keepers both] listening to this?)

Two very disturbing things that I heard:

In the discussion about a few new business’s coming to Seymour they refereed to the “negotiations” about where a particular business was to be located. It is amazing to me that this was going on in a supposed free country and society. Should this not be the business of the parties directly involved in the transaction?

You may find  this Reason TV video on this topic pertinent: TIMOTHY SANDEFUR ON THE RIGHT TO EARN A LIVING

I find there are 2 kinds of people: Those that want to be left alone and those that will not leave you alone. The latter type are the ones usually those attracted to government service.

And unfortunately those that want to be left alone do not attend town meetings much less run for office.

And  secondly:

When discussing people growing food in Seymour the council voiced the opinion that selling those rabbits would violate zoning and that would not be tolerated. Basically what they are saying is – that earning a living is not a God given inalienable right. That earning a living to feed yourself and your children is subject to the arbitrary dictates of your owners. This attitude also runs rough shod over any illusion that we actually  own the properties that we live on. Do you want to see where the slippery un-Godly “zoning” can eventually lead?  California Town Fines Couple For Holding Bible Study In Their Home

As some of you may or may not know I have lived a large part of my life homeless and on the road and it is laws like this that keep people from standing on their own 2 feet – put them on the dole and are against every principle that this country was founded upon in addition to being contrary to scripture.

Here are Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s thoughts on freedom in Amerika.

These laws that prevent business’s in residential areas are very selectively enforced in Seymour. We do not need selectively enforce laws. We need just laws that are evenly enforced. We need mala in se laws and not mala prohibita laws. We need lawful laws and not just legal laws.

(Another zoning/building code  issue that needs addressed is the abomination that occurred with the day care at the Rock. What ever happened to the absolute right of people to contract? If the parents wanted improvements they could have just voted with their feet. What we witnessed was an arbitrary, tyrannical increase in the price of day care that many parents could scarcely afford. Do you see how this issue relates to abortion in the bigger picture? If you don’t please voice your opinion in a comment below.)

Rachael and Lincoln both expressed interest in forming a citizens group that would meet prior to each council meeting to discuss matters.

Lastly I feel that if I alone continue attending these meetings, decide to rock the boat when it may be needed – I could become a target of the police and other players. (Do not disclude this as I have seen this in action a few times.) So I am hoping that others may choose to take up this responsibility with me – as voting once a year just does not cut it.

I like to say that politics is the way that you choose to treat your fellow man – and that being said it, is very much something that Christians should be involved in and concerned with.

Related articles:

SHOOTOUT IN RUIDOSO

Ruidoso NM: Mayor bans firearms on public property. Citizens arm themselves, come to city council meeting and disobey the order.

Wisc. protesters arrested for filming lawmakers

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I just discovered that the city has a web site.

The minutes for Sept 22nd are posted here:

 The Seymour Board of Alderman met for a regular meeting at 6:00 pm on
Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Seymour City Hall Board Room, 114 East
Washington Street.
Meeting called to order by Mayor, Wayne Cantrell.
Roll call: William Pogue, Mary Carpenter, Janel Lindsey, Luke Wright.
Also present was City Administrator Darin Chappell, City Clerk Leslie Houk,
City Attorney Ben Berkstresser, Police Chief Mike McFarland.
Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Pogue/Carpenter to approve the minutes as written.
Ayes: All. Nays: None.
First reading of council bill number 2011‐675 – ordinance number 675: An
ordinance approving, and authorizing the Mayor of the city of Seymour,
Missouri, on behalf of said City to enter into, a power supply and
administration agreement, as well as a joint contract, among Missouri Joint
Municipal Electric Utility Commission and the City as a member of the Mid‐
Missouri Municipal Power Energy Pool. A motion was made by
Lindsey/Wright to approve Council bill number 2011‐675 for the first
reading. The following roll call vote was recorded. Ayes: Pogue, Carpenter,
Lindsey and Wright. Nays: None.
Second reading by title only council bill number 2011‐675 – ordinance
number 675: An ordinance approving, and authorizing the Mayor of the city
of Seymour, Missouri, on behalf of said City to enter into, a power supply and
administration agreement, as well as a joint contract, among Missouri Joint
Municipal Electric Utility Commission and the City as a member of the Mid‐
Missouri Municipal Power Energy Pool. A motion was made by
Pogue/Carpenter to approve Council bill number 2011‐675 for the second
reading by title only. The following roll call vote was recorded. Ayes: Pogue,
Carpenter, Lindsey and Wright. Nays: None.
Administrator’s Report‐Darin Chappell
See Report
Mayor’s Report‐Wayne Cantrell
Nothing to Report.
Aldermen’s Report
Order rugs for the Storm Shelter.
There is a speed limit sign that is not visible on Steel Street.
Property at Main and Garfield has chickens. Can we look into this?
Citizen Comment‐William Jackson
Mr. Jackson had some questions regarding a ticket he received for junk at his
residence. Chief McFarland explained to him that the ticket is a warning and if
he cleaned his property up it would be dismissed.
Citizen Comment‐Lincoln Justice
Mr. Justice has noticed that there are no honey bees in this area to pollinate.
The City of Seymour has a no bee ordinance. Mr. Justice would like to propose
an ordinance to allow bees and chickens inside the City.
A motion was made by Pogue/Carpenter to take a 10 minute break and go
into executive session. Ayes: All. Nays: None.

*Note on executive sessions:  When our government operates in secret and out of earshot of those that attend city counsel meetings -there is a good old boys network where certain goings on are leaked to the privileged members of the mainstream press. Take this article by Bob Anderson of The Webster County Citizen. I guess if you don’t suck up you are kept in the dark as to what goes on in the Star Chamber.


A motion was made by Pogue/Carpenter to go back into open session. Ayes:
All. Nays: None.
A motion was made by Pogue/Lindsey/ to adjourn. Ayes: All. Nays: None.
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Mayor Wayne Cantrell
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City Clerk Leslie Houk