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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

GOV, Jason Ervin: is he controversial? [M]

Maywood Herald (David Pollard) has an article that questions whether Ervin has enough years of experience.

3 Comments:

  • This is a non-issue.

    Channel surfing I lookd at Maywood's board meetings and saw a rather portly woman go on about giving away land to Bellwood and about this Irvin's lack of qualifications. Spoke to some Bellwood folks about it and I find out it's former trustee Whashington who's got sour grapes cause she lost her bid for Mayor.

    First of all, the "land grab" is no land grab at all. Bellwood people are paying two tax bills, one for their garages which landed in Maywood (they get no services for these taxes) somehow and their houses in Bellwood. Fairness says, let's correct the problem. Trustee Sharp cleared it up at the last next meeting but I guess Washington can't get it. No wonder she's on the sideline- not too bright.

    Bac`k to Irving, she backed Irving when he ran against Lightford. She must of had a bug up her butt about Lightford for some reason.
    Irving got creamed by Lightford and then this deposed trustee offered him the Finance directors job. (what gall!) The then board already had their share of her tantrums and ignored her. As they should have.
    How is it that Maywood attracts all these certifiables for office anyway?

    By Anonymous ab of Bellwood, at 11:44 AM, November 18, 2005  

  • Regarding the land going to Bellwood. I appreciate that Trustee Sharp came on Board and repeated everything I had been saying for several meetings but, you are right on target, poor Sheryl Washington, now allied with Gene Moore, they better both watch their backs, she is like 1000% wrong. In the newspapers, she said that it would cost Maywood taxpayers hundreds of dollars driving many into bankruptcy (I am not joking. Our village research indicated that the village would lose a total of about 5,000 a year in property taxes when all these rear end properties are transferred to Bellwod. that amounts to less than 50 cents a years for an average Maywood homeowner a year (yes, 50 cents a year)and then she ended her publlic comment which she always turns to the TV camera and said Maywood gets nothing. Well, the village gets about 200,000 of paved alleys for those who live on the westside of 21st street and all legal costs paid. THe final irony, if only Ms. Washington would do her research, is that Bellwood would have gotten these properties if they went the longer more expensive route of the circuit court!! The final point I make I know is kind of idealistic but I said it 20 years ago when Booker Brown first asked Maywood to do this and I was the jonly supporter. This was a classic case of "no taxation without representation." This passed with only one trustee against it.

    By Anonymous Gary Woll, at 9:59 PM, November 18, 2005  

  • Regarding the land going to Bellwood. I appreciate that Trustee Sharp came on Board and repeated everything I had been saying for several meetings but, you are right on target, poor Sheryl Washington, now allied with Gene Moore, they better both watch their backs, she is like 1000% wrong. In the newspapers, she said that it would cost Maywood taxpayers hundreds of dollars driving many into bankruptcy (I am not joking. Our village research indicated that the village would lose a total of about 5,000 a year in property taxes when all these rear end properties are transferred to Bellwod. that amounts to less than 50 cents a years for an average Maywood homeowner a year (yes, 50 cents a year)and then she ended her publlic comment which she always turns to the TV camera and said Maywood gets nothing. Well, the village gets about 200,000 of paved alleys for those who live on the westside of 21st street and all legal costs paid. THe final irony, if only Ms. Washington would do her research, is that Bellwood would have gotten these properties if they went the longer more expensive route of the circuit court!! The final point I make I know is kind of idealistic but I said it 20 years ago when Booker Brown first asked Maywood to do this and I was the jonly supporter. This was a classic case of "no taxation without representation." This passed with only one trustee against it.

    By Anonymous Gary Woll, at 9:59 PM, November 18, 2005  

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