Double Trippin' (smokin' the homegrown?)
The professor's latest installment has left me with more questions than it has answers and again, since they cannot be asked directly over yonder, I'll have to pose them here.
First of all what exactly is the job of the New Albany Flood Control District Board of Commissioners?
Are Ron Graingier, Charles Baird, Gary Sams, Clinton Sorrels, and Charles Weigleb full time employees of this board or city employees in other departments?
If they are employed by this board, what are their daily responsibilities? What are we paying them to do specifically?
Is Ms. Mastrolia the executive secretary for this this board only or are her duties shared between this board and the Mayor?
Is her $10,000 per annum salary for her work with the Mayor or with the board?
If Shane Gibson is in fact the cities part time attorney, how can he possibly be on the full time payroll from 8AM to 4PM Monday thru Friday?
Is Mr. Gibson acting as the part time city attorney on this board or as legal council for this board itself, or none of the above?
As for Anthony Torran, Tom Cannon, and Ron Torran, do thier 8A to 4P job descriptions have anything to do with the responsibilities of this particular board specifically?
Albeit may appear that I am trying to be a wiseass here, I'm not. As a citizen I truly Do Not Know the answers to these question! But I feel that I must before I can make an informed judgement as to whether or not these people have their hands in the cookie jar.
My understanding is that most if not all of the various board positons are appointments either by the Mayor or the City Council! If that is not correct, please educate me.
If I am correct, then it appears to me that we are asking people to do extra work for the taxpayers benefit above and beyond their primary job description. I further conclude that some of our citizens feel cheated by the fact these people get paid a stipend for this extra work.
Now for the really big questions!
Are any of you willing to work overtime away from your families without pay? I,m not!
Are any of you more qualified either by experience base or education in this particular field of expertise than those who have been appointed to serve? For if they were appointed to this task for any reason other than the fact they have experience or education in this field, we are in more trouble than we know! We would have to conclude that the person or persons who did the appointing are less informed than we on the street are! That possibility is too scary to even consider!
By the way, if you can prove your qualifications by degree or experience to do these jobs and are willing to do then for nothing, please step forward! We apparently need you to save us from ourselves!
The last question is this. Do you know anyone who is qualified and willing to accept these positions for nothing? If so, how do we attract them to serve the public? Please answer, for inquiring minds need to know!!
By the way, in reference to the title of this post. Partaking of home grown recreational drugs, is like drinking cheap beer. They both react negatively with ones brain cells and cause irreparable damage!
Have a great weekend New Albany!!