by The Jamestown Sun
September 5, 2012 at 1:40 am in The Jamestown Sun
A controversial incentive plan for a frozen yogurt franchise was approved by the Jamestown City Council Tuesday during its regular meeting on a 3-2 split vote. Continue Reading
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“First, I don’t believe the voters had anything like what is proposed here in mind when they entrusted this council with sales tax for economic development and attracting new jobs,” Buchanan said. “From everything I’ve looked at, I don’t believe this is a wise use of public funds. The business plan states it is to provide mostly part-time and low-wage jobs which, in my opinion, will neither benefit the city or anybody but the developer. Approving this sends a message that Jamestown is ready to subsidize almost anything and call it economic development.”
Well said, Mr. Buchanan!!
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I’m surprised that someone that does radio ads for Rick Berg would approve this type of wasteful spending of tax dollars.
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I think anyone who would do radio ads for Rick Berg would vote for anything.
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Steve Brubakken? Really? We all expected this out of the other two, but Steve, you’re new, which means we wanted to see something new and fresh out of you. If anything from this sticks with you throughout your time on the council, it should be “YOU ARE A DISAPPOINTMENT”. I hope whoever works at the Cherry Berry writes you a “thanks for my 8.50 an hour job” letter.
If you have a concern about the community, don’t call this guy. I can’t believe the day has come when KOURAJIAN is the one with the COMMON SENSE!
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The more things change, the more they stay the same!
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Interestingly enough, two of the council members who voted to approve the plan also voted for it at the JSDC Board of Directors meeting on July 9th.
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How isn’t that a conflict of interest? That seems very dirty and unethical. Is it possible to request an opinion from the State’s Attorney? It seems as though the city attorney is in cahoots with the council.
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Don’t forget about the family connectioin between the JSDC and the Stutsman County Commission.
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This could be a real shot in the arm for Jamestowns economic growth. Right Steve?
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