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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saline water

Thursday July 8th Judge Fite came to our meeting to reveal a plan of the Saline County Watershed Alliance.  The  plan entails a buyout of the entire watershed area of the Little Alum Fork of the Saline River.  “In the end the lake will be around 9000 acres and will store 17 million gallons of water,” as stated by the Tri Lakes edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Judge Fite told us that in the 1990’s a voter initiative was begun without a plan, but this time will be different.  The Saline County Quorum Court will only come to the voters after a plan has been approved by the Corps of Engineers with a permit in place.  He predicts that time will be sometime next spring.

The Saline County Watershed Alliance has been working on this project for the last five years and you can see their work at http://www.salinecounty.org/swa.htm.

One of our members asked Judge Fite if he had to decide which intiative to vote for “The Fairplex” or the “Little Alum Fork Dam” which one would it be?  He declined to answer.  But we know.  We can’t ask voters to vote for 1% for the Fairplex and then 1% for Water.  For now, water is a necessity.

Want to know what you can do?  Please contact me at sherrygforjp@gmail.com.  We  have needs for phone callers and door to door walkers.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Illegals and Arkansas petition

Did you sign the petition to keep illegals from getting Arkansas welfare assistance?  Please visit the state Capitol today at 2:00 p.m. to hear if the petition will get on the ballot in November.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Saline watchdog: Fairplex

Saline watchdog: Fairplex

Fairplex

In the last post, I told you that I would research the law regarding special elections in Arkansas.  Here it is:

7-5-104. Election expenses — Allocation.

(b)  (1)  Except for the expense of party primary elections under § 7-7-201 et seq., all expenses for special elections, including runoff elections as required by law, for congressional, state, district, county, and township offices shall be paid by the counties in which they are held.
     (2)  All expenses of special elections, including any runoff elections as required by law, for municipal offices shall be paid by the city or incorporated town calling for the elections.
     (3)  All expenses of special elections called by any county for the purpose of referring a question or measure to the voters of the county shall be paid by the county.

There was one  occasion before the Quorum Court where I have heard Jill Jones tell us
that the election was paid for with private donations.  

Now we have a reason the contest the validity of this special election August 10th.  

What are you going to do Saline County voters?  The next tea party meeting will be July 8th at Browns Country Restaurant in Benton at 6:30 p.m.   I urge you to visit to develop a game plan. 

 

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fund Raiser

Hello friends:

There will be a yard sale to support my campaign for JP.  If you have anything to donate, I can pick up.  Contact me by email or facebook and I will pick up at your convenience. 

Be sure that conservative principles will be represented by me at the Quorum Court.

In the next place, the state governments are, by the very theory of the constitution, essential constituent parts of the general government. They can exist without the latter, but the latter cannot exist without them.
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Saline County Fairplex

The Saline County Quorum Court in a vote of 10-2 to move forward with the special election for the Saline County Fairplex.  Jill Jones is the promoter of the Fairplex and works for the City of Benton Advertising and Promotions division.  She tells me this will bring to the county 300 permanent jobs. She also says she has already gathered the funds to pay for the special election, but she can't tell me who paid $50,000.00.  

I divided the 50 million it will cost to build over 6 years and that comes to $27,777.77 per year per job. But we should factor in the 5% interest it will cost the county to fund that amount and we go in the hole for the first 3 years.

Tom Lish -Justice of the Peace- represents Hot Springs Village in Saline County.  He thinks we need the special election because the voters get confused in the general election about what their yes vote actually says.  In other words folks, he thinks you are too dumb to vote against the measure in the general election.

Since the State has a problem getting the Statutes online, I am still researching this, but I understand every special election has to be paid for by the body that called it.  The question begs to be asked, "Why didn't the county pay for the special election?"  We have 30 days after the election to contest it.

When will the madness end?  We must stop spending money on what we don't have for things we don't need! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

update on town hall meeting City of Benton

Last night at Benton City council  meeting the aldermen voted to table the drainage fee. Greg White showed his true colors and then resigned as chairman of the drainage committee because they tabled the vote and sent it back to committee. This was a direct result of our involvement in public opinion against this initiative. BE PROUD that you attended and YOUR MESSAGE is heard!
Thanks for the update Steve McDaniel!

If MOVE ON wants to come after the Tea Party Leaders view this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70aEKgcc09Y