Okay, maybe one more post. I love the recent comments. Thank you so much! This will be the third time I’ve said it, I shared the address for this blog one time and now I get 200 to 300 views per day. I had no idea people were this worked up!
A poli-sci professor I had in college told us one time, if you can’t figure out why a politician is doing something, follow where the money ends up. Believe it or not, quite often politicians do things for the right reasons. They want to help their community, or their county, or their state. Once in a while, though, you see politicians do something and you just scratch your head and wonder why. Such is the case here in Kasson. Why did we get rid of our city engineer? What good came from that? By the way, WE are paying out over $15,000 to WSN for work they are finishing up so they can hand this over! Gosh, for 3 guys who said we need to slow the amount of money we are spending, they sure have been spending a lot of it lately! A couple of posts back, I mentioned SL Contracting would be fixing the alley behind the Clinic and the alley to the east. I mentioned how our previous engineer had said there were some issues under the pavement and the job should be to dig down and fix those issues first. Don’t just put a fresh layer of blacktop on top. Funny, I’m told Scott Lampland (owner of SL Contracting) and our new mayor are friends. Today I heard our Public Works Director was looking at the alley with someone from SL and they agreed they need to dig the alley up to do the job right. Hmm…. Our mayor signed a contract with SL for a cheap overhaul of the alley, but now it will cost more? Imagine that! Follow the trail…… Who gets paid?
So, as I mentioned earlier I have been threatened with a lawsuit by an attorney out of the Twin Cities. Sorry, I deleted the email so I don’t remember the name. I was wondering, though, how do the attorneys in Kasson and Mantorville feel about the mayor hiring someone from the Cities? Why not use a local attorney? What would the Kasson Chamber say about this? Follow the trail……
I see we have some candidates for the City Administrator position. I think they said 5 or 6 applicants. I asked former mayor Tim Tjosaas how many applicants they had when he hired Randy Lenth. He said they had 25! That tells a story right there doesn’t it?
Good night, and good luck!