first_imgIS IT TRUE we can’t wait for the City of Evansville Council members start giving their doom and gloom reasons why they should pass Dan McGinn’s resolution to reduce the percentage of the HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT for the 2017 budget year?IS IT TRUE that City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr reported that the General Fund had $3.9 million as of June 30, 2016?   …if he would had properly paid back the unauthorized disbursement from the Riverboat Fund in the amount of $12.5 million the General Fund would be negative by $8.4 million?IS IT TRUE its alleged in 2016 that City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr failed to transfer $7.5 million from the General Fund into the Employee Hospitalization Fund which caused that fund to be negative by $7.5 million as of June 30, 2016?  …if this allegation is correct we wonder what the balance of this account was at the end  of 2016?IS IT TRUE we wonder why members of City Council aren’t talking about making some serious budget cuts in order to help balance the proposed 2017 budget?IS IT TRUE one thing that City Council members don’t want the public to know is that the City of Evansville received around $2 million dollars from the State because of an increase in the LOCAL OPTION INCOME TAX for 2016?  …we hope the City put this financial windfall from the State into the “Rainey Day Fund”?IS IT TRUE we left the current ‘READERS POLLL” question up for a couple extra days in order to make a point?  …we hope City Council members will finally get the message that the homeowners of this community are strongly opposed to the resolution that reduces the HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT percentage to help pay for Council bad spending habits during 2016?IS IT TRUE it looks like the election promise made by candidates for City Council that they are going to be a fiscal watchdog is down the tube?  …don’t you just like it when political types run for re-election as a right wing fiscal conservative and turn out to be a left wing tax and spend liberal?IS IT TRUE its obvious during the 2016 budget year that Mayor Winnecke got everything he wanted from council ?  …it looks like our current City Council will continue to give Mayor Winnecke everything he wants in the proposed 2017 budget?IS IT TRUE we predict that City Council will give approvals for some expenses capital projects for 2017?  …don’t be surprised that additional funds will given to phase in SpotShooter, Roberts Park, a South American Penguin exhibit at Mesker Park Zoo, a new Aquatic Center located on the North end of town?  …we hope when Council give permission to fund these projects they will also put money in the budget for upkeep of these new endeavors?IS IT TRUE one would expect after last year city election we would have at least one strong independent thinking and fiscally conservative person on council? …these are the kind of results you get when only 7 percent of people turnout to vote?IS IT TRUE we urge you to go to the link of the Vanderburgh County Food Inspection Report For 8-11-16 in todays edition?IS IT TRUE we would like to thank the staff at the City Clerk office for their excellent cooperation in sending us information we request in a timely manner?FOOTNOTE:  “IS IT TRUE” will be posted next Monday.Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you support Councilman Dan McGinn’s Homestead Tax Credit resolution that reduces the percentages of our tax credits?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “ AUGUST BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more