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June 22, 2014

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters from Sunday, June 22, 2014

City officials needto put it out on the table

The city council issued a Request For Proposals to generate electricity with trash as fuel: it awarded the contract to Pyrolyzer LLC. Pyrolyzer executive Canterbury recently told the Utility Services Board that the negotiations collapsed last October because the financier never showed up for meetings, never made any commitment. Councilmen Bishop, Buck, Fox and Hastings lied in January when they told the public that negotiations with Pyrolyzer continued. Those four also lied when they said negotiations about hooking up to MISO’s wholesale grid continued, because Franklin never took the first step by applying to MISO.

Franklin submitted invoices from Garry Petersen to the clerk and she wrote six checks to Petersen’s consulting business for over $1,225,000. One page invoices. No itemization. That public money is gone. Account for it.

By ordinance 2013-14 the council set up CEDIT fund with $778,000 in it. I recently checked on that account, despite Franklin’s effort to obstruct me in the clerk’s office. The balance is less than $16,000. Franklin should account for his use of public money.

Public-private law says: do the agreement with Pyrolyzer or call it dead.

Don’t play games with our money. Franklin told the citizens and the Utility Service Board to be in a hurry for Franklin’s secret French investor who brought no money to the Pyrolyzer table. The council majority passed a Purchase Power Agreement as though it means something; it means nothing without the Development Agreement.

The June 16 city council meeting was scheduled with the DA up for discussion. Then Franklin did not deliver it. Put the meat on the table.

Jim Brugh

Logansport

Fire board should take best offer given

The city of Logansport tendered a standing offer to the Board of Directors of the Cass County Fire District #1 to be effective in 2012 and beyond. That offer would have provided fire, extrication and emergency services to residents in the unincorporated (outside city limits) portions of Clay, Eel and Noble Townships, for the cost of $455,000 annually.

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