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Home Rule proposals detailed

March 21, 2014

BUCKHANNON — City Administrator Michael Doss on Thursday presented what he called a “unique, bold and aggressive” application for the city of Buckhannon to join the state of West Virginia’s Municipa......

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TopGun

Mar-24-14 7:10 AM

Basically, what the city is up to is to create a legal avenue to steal a piece of property from someone who doesn't have the money to comply to their lofty expectations. I am familiar with the property in question, and I know who the owner is. Just across the street from this property is the BOE's maintenance shop. Do you suppose this has anything to do with their aggressiveness towards the owner? Perhaps this would be an ideal location for another city maintenance building, or perhaps an extension of the BOE office across the way on Smithfield Street. Both are within spitting distance from this property and has easy access to the schools on College Avenue, and the city's property on East Main Street. They've been whipping this horse too long not to have an interest in it. There are much worse looking properties just down the street from this one. Why are they so focused on this one. Interesting question, don't you think?

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TruthSeeker

Mar-21-14 1:17 PM

Is this part of "Create Buckhannon?" Because their specifics they want include extending city district by up to 8 miles. I will NOT be inside city limits. And this would put me there.

Somehow I feel these things these cities want 'changed' are NOT going to be FOR the citizens; rather it's for the politicians!

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TruthSeeker

Mar-21-14 1:15 PM

What about gun carry laws in the city? Charleston wants to keep their ban on that and keep Home Rule. Has THAT changed also?

What about "property confiscation aka eminent domain? Home Rule state anything 'different' about that?

Citizens aren't going to jump on this major change without MORE SPECIFIC DESCRIPTIONS and MORE TRANSPARENCY and DISCLOSURE!

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TruthSeeker

Mar-21-14 1:13 PM

I guess the citizens will have to get a copy or show up at the meeting to hear the "con" side of this as we all know politicians always ONLY tell us of the 'good parts' of any change! I assure you, this is going to cost the citizens. More officers, people to inspect home/property, etc.... um.. not sounding all that great to me! We'll see AFTER we get to hear about ALL the changes they propose.

Last time we heard politicians speaking about change... we got arrogant democrats telling us Obamacare was good; that we'd get to see what was in it only AFTER they passed it; then they continued to pass things the people clearly were against. Yep; I'll READ the bill/application/rules MYSELF!

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