Welcome to Tom McMasters' blog about being Mayor & life in Huber Heights
I believe I will be able to make better decisions if more residents know what's happening in Huber Heights. When I started this site I hoped to inspire 4 or 5 residents to attend committee meetings and then write informative articles for the rest of the community to reference. That idea never developed and I ended up writing most of the articles. Now that I've been elected Mayor, I've been in a quandary on what to do with the site. The city has official methods for conveying information. I plan to use this open forum to have a conversation that allows me to learn more about the city and your views. Yes I know, people shouldn't do public math. Oh well, you're going to see it, warts and all. With luck you'll give me insight into what you're thinking, but I'm positive it will allow you to see how I think.
As important as I'd like to think this website can be, if you really want to keep up with City government regularly look at the agenda items found on the City's Meeting Information & Audio / Video page
Though tonight's meeting seemed pretty chaotic it boils down pretty simply.
Before reading the VIP sponsorship contract I thought the VIP section concept consisted of individual ticket purchasers having the option of also buying the experience of using the VIP section. In this concept if it turned out that all the people in the VIP section were all associated with one family or company it…
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I think this article flows well. However, the lesson learned "We should have had at least one committee meeting to discuss this after we got to read the contract." Didn't really make it into the above article.
Your examples are very in depth and detailed. The reality of the topic is, when was the last time any vote on council was anything but 8-0 or 7-1. You stand very little chance of ever getting to break a tie or veto anything the current council votes on. Hang in there, hopefully change is coming but it is going to take some time.
I received my bill and it was the highest of the year. Though I know I had a day when the toilet ran for a couple of hours. I know the water rates have not changed.
I'm wondering if you found a reason why it was so high? Does your bill show higher consumption than usual? If the bill says you had higher consumption have you contacted United Water? They can check their records to see if there was a specific day with an unusual amount used or if it was something that happen over multiple daysl.
Time to vote out the entire council and start from scratch. UNREAL!
Thomas, I see Ch 7 ran coverage of the music center, but decided to use "file video" from a "roundtable" meeting that happened months ago. I haven't seen anything on 22/45 WKEF/WRGT, even though they had a camera there. The WDTN report(also aired on WBDT at 10pm) appears to be the best coverage
I've found that when people talk to our current city council they listen. I also believe council both needs that scrutiny and they don't like it. In fact, they proclaim they want public input but then their actions discourage it. I’ve been trying for a year and a half to get more people to learn about what council is doing because I know with our feedback the city will end up with better government. This website is new online and I have a great vision on where it can go! Right now you can review the beginning of the Aquatic Center or “The Heights” or you can create a profile and start adding content to this site. This is a great project and I look forward to working with you to ensure we get good government here in Huber Heights.
This website theme has great potential especially since it is open source and free but I can see I'll need help to make it work. If you believe in the vision and you can write code for a website as sophisticated as this contact me. As useful as this site seems it loads pretty slow so if you know of another open source theme that does the same things contact me.
Also, I think if there are 8 of us willing to rotate through the committee meetings and then write about the key events we can improve this city. Contact me if you are interested.
Finally, if you have pictures of City events, construction, public areas or services I'd like to show them. Send them to me and I'll incorporate them into the site. Tom McMasters
I received the following letter with contact information for Veterans eligible for VA benefits.
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I personally believe that having full disclosure of the negotiations provides the public the best insight into the complexities of the job…
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The Yound Marines meet in Huber Heights at St Peters. Contact information is at the bottom of the flier.
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