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Minot Gets A New Mayor - June 2018 
But if you did not vote you should not complain, according to candidate
Nancy Bommelman. WHAT BULLSHIT
Did it make any difference in the previous 100 elections for Mayor for the people who did vote?
We now have Shaun Sipma for Mayor, Sipma with
Make Minot got the city council overhauled and got him and Josh Wolsky on the city council.
(the makeminot.com site has pretty much disappeared, it is in the way back machine, apparently "there's nothing they can do about how we got here".)
 Has anything changed, yes it has the people of Minot have even less of a voice in city Government.
What exactly is Sipma going to do, with debt up to his eyeballs and unfunded liabilities and John Hoeven calling the shots, Good Luck.
Voting at this level doesn't work, and Bommelman is right complaining will get you no where when voting in Minot level elections.
For it was Hoeven and his Mayor Zimbelman and his Cypress buddy Steve Larson who got the whole parking ramp debacle rolling.
Minot has a flood and Trinity needs a new medical center and they take the money from the FED and build parking ramps.
Nobody got a vote on that one, all that FED money that was supposed to renew the damaged citizens of Minot and it went into
every Tom, Dick and Harry development that walked in the door. Most of them now being sued for failure.
Instead of working with Trinity to build downtown and really create some growth and long term jobs, now with Trinity supposedly
building on the extreme south edge of town, with the threat that the city landfill will be there new neighbor. Downtown will be left with empty
 buildings and debt ridden parking ramps. As the Dakota Square Mall looses its anchor stores because in reality it is cheaper to shop online instead
of paying bloated sales taxes. Even now you even have Home Depot
Making a Major Move into online shopping. They are to build some
170 quick delivery warehouses. As of 2017 Steve Larson, Cypress Guy,
Was Ousted from SureID and the company is suffering.
Bommelman Is Wrong For What She Said - Elected People Are Supposed To Be The Voice Of The People, Voting Or Not Voting!
Not The Complaint Of The People, Voting Or Not Voting.

Screw What She Said - Do You Need A Reason To Vote?

Bommelman - "If things are changing in the city of Minot, the people that didnít vote shouldnít complain.
We had a better turnout this time for all the people that ran, but out of 23,000 people eligible to vote, around 16% turned out to vote. How sad."

Minot Is Headed Toward Change - Nancy Bommelman
Minot Is Headed Toward Change, that's all you will have left in your pocket with where Minot is headed.

Bommelman - The citizens complained all the time to me when I was running for office. How the city employees just sit around a hole and 5 guys
 are talking on their phones and one in the hole. There are so many things wrong with this city. Itís just not Minot, donít get me wrong, itís in every
city in America.  One person canít fix everything. We need to speak up, we need to get involved and we need to make a difference.
Well how can you complain if you don't vote, according to you, according to City Manager Tom Barry all the extra guys on their phones
are there to make sure it gets done quickly, didn't you know that? Barry believes everybody to know that!
But Nancy You Know Everybody Knows What Happens
When You Do Complain In Minot!
When you complain to the city manager or a city department, You Get Nothing.
When you are tailgated by a city bus and it is speeding. You get a line of crap that it was and there is no way it could be speeding. You get nothing.

When you complain about why it takes 15 guys to dig up a water main break and the water was off for 15 hours,
and they don't even clean up the street.You get nothing.

When you ask why some 10 fire trucks and police are at a accident site and no one bothers to direct traffic. You get nothing.

When your involved in a traffic accident and the responding officer does not write the other guy a ticket for no proof of insurance.
When all he has is a business card that he writes on that he is insured by First Western Bank, which is owned by John Hoeven.
You end up paying the deductible, because the uninsured guy was in the wrong and the city looses the fine for no insurance. You get nothing.


When you call to ask why your garbage can was not emptyed and you get our video shows it was emptyed.
Then why is it sitting here still full of garbage? You get nothing.

When the street sweeper for years doesn't come down your street, then in 2018 it has been down the street 8 to 10 times!
Every time going around the abandoned vehicle sitting in mud and rocks from the water pipe repair. Now that is great management.
You get nothing.

Minot The Long Term View
"The cityís decision to give away $40 million to outside organizations in the past seven years is a concern that Barry wants the council to address.
That giveaway, combined with the decision to use sales tax to pay for traditional property-tax-funded functions,
has cost Minot millions of dollars in operating revenue that cannot be recovered, he said."
Who Exactly Was Given $40 Million Dollars?

Tom Barry Does Not Equate Waste To Revenue! In His Mind They Do Not Add Up.
Tom Barry can't even equate the underlying money to be saved in complaints that are all about wasting taxpayer money and creating revenue.
The look on his face screams it! How could I save money with cutting waste?

Is what we have here a Kakistocracy trying to operate within a Plutocracy while everyone has a new North Dakota Tax Gimmick. When whats needed is a USA Debt Clock

If you read the letter above from Nancy Bommelman - Minot Is Headed Toward Change - she speaks of to many building inspectors! Which of course there is not.
Actually as dead as things are in Minot, you could get by with one or two inspectors. 82 permits in 2017 at 260 days leaves 3.1 days per permit
You can look at City of Minot Budgets for years gone by and there never has been six inspectors of anything.
City Of Minot Budget Archives
Also Minot has been
sued for inspections and or a lack of!

Council Person Josh Wolsky has written a response to that letter and the city budget.
At the end of that letter he makes the statement " There's nothing we can do about how we got here".
 Referring to the budget and or the lack of money and or City debt?

Number of city inspectors clarified
 Josh Wolsky, Shannon Straight, and Shaun Sipma have all been council people for over a year
elected back in 2017. "There's nothing we can do about how we got here".
The three of them drove the
Make Minot movement and have had hands on two budgets and all that has gone on with spending money, taxpayer money
in Minot for the past year and Wolsky states "There's nothing we can do about how we got here". Unreal, simply unreal.

(the makeminot.com site has pretty much disappeared, it is in the way back machine, apparently "there's nothing they can do about how we got here".)
  The City Council cannot do anything about how we got here and with high odds about where were going!
That is one sad statement coming from a city council person, very sad.
Wolsky also says they need ideas and solutions?
Looking at the budget's, health care and pensions are eating you alive. Find a way to rein them in. Hire more street cops and enforce traffic laws for revenue.
Cut the pay to administrators. They don't like it, let them leave. Tell your city employees to stop hot roding city buses and trucks.
All day long you see them, jack rabbit, jack rabbit, jack rabbit. Imagine all the fuel they waste being Johnny Hot Rod. Turn off the lights at the airport.
Turn off half the street lights on main roads. Install street lights in the dark, dark, hoods that have never had them.
Get the $40 million back from the giveaway, isn't this a crime to give away taxpayer money?

"The cityís decision to give away $40 million to outside organizations in the past seven years is a concern that Barry wants the council to address.
That giveaway, combined with the decision to use sales tax to pay for traditional property-tax-funded functions,
has cost Minot millions of dollars in operating revenue that cannot be recovered, he said."

Who Exactly Was Given $40 Million Dollars? Right there, Barry wants the council to address it! But you know the deal!
"There's nothing we can do about how we got here" - MMGA Make Minot Great Again
There is something quite wrong when folks are not paying property taxes - Then you turn and raise them some more!

July 2018 - Another sign of the Times for Minot & Ward County
Tax Delinquencies Rise
August 2018 - Minot Property Taxes To Increase By 18.5%
Taxes To Rise

If you go into the 2019 budget there are hundreds of ways to cut back, but you have to remember "There's nothing we can do about how we got here".
City Of Minot Budget Archives
Besides the rush to unneeded Flood Control, the debt from construction and upkeep required now and after it is built will eat the Budget Alive for years and years.
 Minot Isn't Vanishing Because of the 2011 Flood - Minot is Vanishing Because of Flood Control & Taxes - Vanishing People, Property, and Money
You have an Airport Terminal that belongs in Saudi Arabia burning over a $1,100 a day in gas, lights, and Travel. (Page 45)
You have incomplete Subdivisions all over the place   You have Building Permits with no Impact Fees   Parking Ramps with no Purpose - $1.6 Million in 2019 (Page 71)
You have a Budget that is loaded with Crap, Travel, Phones, Postage, Pensions, Health Care, etc (Page 7 & 8) and UnGodly Salaries. (Page 125)
You have a Mayor, a Council, a City Manager, a County Commission That wont make Tough Calls & Do not Understand the Word NO!

"There's nothing we can do about how we got here" - Josh Wolsky

See all the comments from people who have had enough
City Budget Proposes Tax Hike
Minot Needs A Debt Manager - A Yes Man - A Fall Guy - Not A City Manager
What they really need is a printing press from the Fed and a
USA Debt Clock to keep time! 

So Much For The "Make Minot" Club Taking Over


The mayor and city manager - How much did that Selfie cost Taxpayers? At The White House

 
Is what we have here a Kakistocracy trying to operate within a Plutocracy while everyone has a new North Dakota Tax Gimmick. When whats needed is a USA Debt Clock
Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life  Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the money then you die  I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down.
Bitter Sweet Symphony


Building Dike's For The Flood Of 2011 - While Four Dams of Contention above Minot were Left Unmanaged!
The Man driving the pay loader, Millionaire investor, he left North Dakota a few years after the flood, He had enough of the Statewide Champagne Government.


They Finally Decided to Manage the Four Dams of Contention One Sad Day in June 2011

 Minot Isn't Vanishing Because of the 2011 Flood - Minot is Vanishing Because of Flood Control & Taxes - Vanishing People, Property, and Money
Vanishing Minot

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