tstark

tstark 8 months ago on BOC discusses go karts, purchasing policy

I agree. OCGA 36-84-1 allows a local government a preference for goods products manufactured in the State of Georgia. I could not find any authority for local vendor preference under state law. This gives the good ole boys an advantage over out of town vendors. They get to modify their bid to get the business they want and they get the option not to modify if the competitive bid is too low. This policy is too protective. All businesses have risks to bear. The playing field should be level for everyone.

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tstark 8 months, 2 weeks ago on Covington offers gas rebates

I agree! We need to move to Monroe, or Oxford, or Lawrenceville, or Marietta. Oh wait, we'd have to buy utilities from those cities also, because there's no customer choice of utilities for the residential homeowner. What a drag!

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tstark 8 months, 2 weeks ago on Covington offers gas rebates

Seriously? You realize of course that if you can get a rebate for installing a gas dryer or hot water heater that its likely because there's already a natural gas line in front of your house. The capital investment is already spent. The City is offering a wise alternative to electricity. As to the CNG station and how many vehicles will stop there? All of them. There isn't another station close by!

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tstark 8 months, 3 weeks ago on Newton Citizen Poll for July 28, 2013

The issue about Mr. Dalton is not about what he does for the community or how good a neighbor he is. The issue is that for nearly twenty five years, he has ignored the legal requirements of the City of Covington. Mr. Dalton is an elected representative for the people. He has knowledge of the city's requirements to pay for an occupational tax. Some people may not have a problem with this, but I do. I don't like elected representatives placing themselves above the laws that the rest of us have to follow. Good deeds do not excuse one's legal obligations.

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tstark 9 months, 1 week ago on Maurice Carter to run for city council

Outstanding! Mr. Carter is a good man. He will be an excellent candidate.

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