Sovereign Citizen speaks out on blog regarding Prosecutors duties in Richland County, hmmm?

 

Once again the anonymous mouthpiece speaks for the opposition of the Mansfielders Perspective Group on blog -http://blog.mansfieldersperspective.com/why-is-our-prosecutor-bambi-couch-page-absent-in-the-brian-garber-case/

This poster usually goes by Drew Tyler and now is ROTFLMAO because they have a problem with questioning politics.

The comments that PROVE they are part of a sovereign citizen movement.

The above blog was written in light of the latest SHAM LEGAL PROCESS going on in Richland County Ohio where once again County Commissioners and Sheriff are getting sued and a PRIVATE LEGAL TEAM was hired in place of OUR PROSECUTOR, how can that be we ask?, here their mouthpiece answers this question…

The question was asked here’s the LAW as it is written, how can this be?

ORC – 309.09 Legal adviser – additional legal counsel.

(A) The prosecuting attorney shall be the legal adviser of the board of county commissioners, board of elections, all other county officers and boards, and all tax-supported public libraries, and any of them may require written opinions or instructions from the prosecuting attorney in matters connected with their official duties. The prosecuting attorney shall prosecute and defend all suits and actions that any such officer, board, or tax-supported public library directs or to which it is a party, and no county officer may employ any other counsel or attorney at the expense of the county, except as provided in section 305.14 of the Revised Code.

Here’s the sovereign citizens responses…

ROTFLMAO
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Well you forgot to post the reason why they were aloud to use other legal counsel. Its under the main part of the ORC 305.14 and this is the #1 reason that no one believes one fucking word your DUMB ass says on your copy & paste website. You must get bored beating your wife and drinking your life away to come up with rants.

No, we have referenced it, and like the sovereign citizen movement that you are you have your OWN view on what the law means, right? Please explain to the people how this makes it possible for the prosecutor to be relieved of duties as depicted in orc – 309.09? Here it CLEARLY states the Prosecutor can lobby for help to assist, but you say it clears the path for complete removal of an Elected or in this case hand picked Prosecutor from duty to defend. I take it as a sovereign citizen movement you believe YOUR interpretation is correct? Well if this is so then maybe you wouldn’t mind meeting with a few citizens who don’t challenge the law, but want to know if the law is being followed in the next Commissioners Meeting? I will be glad to meet you there, on the record to discuss in detail where you can explain how the Prosecutor can be relieved of such duties? Like you the Commissioners have been lobbied, said there is a law, but can’t tell us what the law is? If this is the answer then we are sadly mistaken that the Prosecutor can be deemed incompetent and replaced by a legal profession (maybe like you) to represent above the law ORC-309.09 – Here it does not say that the Prosecutor will be replaced, does say they can be assisted – that’s WHY the Prosecutor has a legal TEAM! – So why hire an Attorney without permission from the people by law as CLEARLY depicted here? Because you are from the Sovereign Citizen Movement making up your own definition as you go, STILL LAUGHING? Then show up to a meeting and like you say PROVE IT?

Ohio Revised Code » Title [3] III COUNTIES » Chapter 305: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – GENERALLY
305.14 Employment of legal counsel.
(A) The court of common pleas, upon the application of the prosecuting attorney and the board of county commissioners, may authorize the board to employ legal counsel to assist the prosecuting attorney, the board, or any other county officer in any matter of public business coming before such board or officer, and in the prosecution or defense of any action or proceeding in which such board or officer is a party or has an interest, in its official capacity.
(B) The board of county commissioners may also employ legal counsel, as provided in section 309.09 of the Revised Code, to represent it in any matter of public business coming before such board, and in the prosecution or defense of any action or proceeding in which such board is a party or has an interest, in its official capacity.
(C) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section and except as provided in division (D) of this section, a county board of developmental disabilities or a public children services agency may, without the authorization of the court of common pleas, employ legal counsel to advise it or to represent it or any of its members or employees in any matter of public business coming before the board or agency or in the prosecution or defense of any action or proceeding in which the board or agency in its official capacity, or a board or agency member or employee in the member’s or employee’s official capacity, is a party or has an interest.
(D)
(1) In any legal proceeding in which the prosecuting attorney is fully able to perform the prosecuting attorney’s statutory duty to represent the county board of developmental disabilities or public children services agency without conflict of interest, the board or agency shall employ other counsel only with the written consent of the prosecuting attorney. In any legal proceeding in which the prosecuting attorney is unable, for any reason, to represent the board or agency, the prosecuting attorney shall so notify the board or agency, and, except as provided in division (D)(2) of this section, the board or agency may then employ counsel for the proceeding without further permission from any authority.
(2) A public children services agency that receives money from the county general revenue fund must obtain the permission of the board of county commissioners of the county served by the agency before employing counsel under division (C) of this section.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.29, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 10-05-2000
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We need an I-TEAM Hidden cam operation here!

 

 This is a GREAT REPORT coming from FOX 8 CLEVELAND.

I-Team hidden camera exclusive: Cleveland pothole problem exposed

 Follow the link and WATCH HOW REAL REPORTING WORKS!!!!

Where’s Mansfield / Richland County’s I-TEAM????

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The MOST OVER TURNED JUDGE – OVER TURNED AGAIN!!!!

 

Hey Drew Tyler – that’s ROTFLMAO!

Convicted trustee to recoup most of $4,069

 

Worthington Township may be required to pay back most of the $4,069 it received in restitution last year from a former trustee convicted of theft in office.

The 5th District Court of Appeals issued a ruling April 17 upholding Edwin C. “Clark” Swank’s conviction for putting township diesel fuel into his pickup truck, but it also ruled Judge James DeWeese could not successfully order the former trustee to pay restitution for fuel taken over a span of 13 months, when prosecutors originally indicted him for removing fuel only for two.

***GO FIGURE THAT THE MOST OVERTURNED JUDGE IS OVERTURNED AGAIN – NOW IS DREW STILL ROTFLMAO????

Fiscal Officer Shari K. Leech said Thursday she could not comment on whether the township has spent the $4,069 Swank turned in to the clerk of courts’ office, or set that amount aside in effect in escrow, while Swank appealed his conviction, sentence of two years of community control and order to pay restitution.

Swank paid the full amount to the court system last year, and the $4,069 was then forwarded to Worthington Township, according to clerk of court staff.

Columbus attorney Doug Holthus, who represented Swank in the appeal, said the appeals court recognized the Butler area man owed much less than $4,069.

“We’re pleased that the court took the time to entertain the case and listen to the arguments,” he said. “Obviously, we would have preferred that the entire matter be remanded and set for a new trial.”

Holthus said since Swank apparently had already paid the entire $4,069 in restitution, someone “is going to have to write him a check.”

Swank first began serving as a Worthington Township trustee in 1984. He was charged with theft in office after township road worker Brian Grant noticed in 2012 that fuel was being removed from the township’s diesel fuel tank, after he and another road worker, Craig Hallabrin, left for the day.

Grant began keeping records of all fuel put into township trucks and equipment, and on Nov. 21, 2012, workers set up a motion-activated deer trail camera. Footage showed Swank putting 197 gallons of fuel into his own pickup truck, refueling six times in November and December 2012.

Swank later testified he had been named acting road superintendent, and that he and other trustees had a “gentleman’s agreement” that he could put township fuel in his vehicle to compensate him for travel checking on township roads and supervising road workers.

Former trustee Dale Pore testified an agreement existed, but was never discussed at a meeting or adopted as a resolution.

Swank was sentenced to two years of community control and ordered to pay $4,069 in restitution for missing fuel between October 2012 and November 2013.

Prosecutors had said $748 worth of fuel was taken during the two months in the indictment but argued Swank took $4,069 worth over 13 months.

In its ruling, the appeals court noted the defense failed to object to the larger proposed restitution amount during sentencing, meaning that “plain error” — error so obvious it should have been apparent to a trial court even without an objection — was the only argument left to be made on appeal.

But Judge Baldwin, writing for the three judge panel, said plain error did occur.

“The statute specifically states that the offender is to make restitution for the property that is the subject of the defense,” he wrote.

The case was remanded back to common pleas court so restitution could be recalculated.

The three-judge panel upheld Swank’s conviction, however, noting he acknowledged trustees were permitted mileage reimbursement only for travel outside the county. No township employees outside of Swank or Pore were informed of a gentleman’s agreement, both road workers testified they rarely saw Swank, and Hallabrin testified he believed he, not Swank, had responsibility for determining what work to do each day, Baldwin wrote.

The ruling also noted Swank provided calenders printed in 2014, showing mileage in 2012 of 49 to 64 miles each day, but the total length of township roads was only 46 to 48 miles. While Swank should have been able to drive 2,955 miles with the amount of fuel taken in November and December 2012, his own records showed travel of only 1,259 miles, it said.

“At the trial, the prosecutor never moved to amend the charges,” Holthus said. “It’s really this simple: if a client is charged with stealing two diamond rings on April 23, 1015, and the matter proceeds to trial, and there is some suggestion that our client stole three more diamond rings on April 24, 2015, then the prosecutor has an obligation to move to amend those charges.”

Otherwise, the conviction and penalty could only stem from the original indictment, he said.

The assistant county prosecutor who handled Swank’s appeal could not be reached as she has taken another job outside that office.

http://blog.mansfieldersperspective.com/looking-for-a-judge-to-boot-heres-one/

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Ashland Attorney can’t pay fines because he’s indigent?

 

Ashland attorney pleads guilty to grand theft

Hey Drew Tyler – Now I’m ROTFLMAO!!!!

AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN – LOL!

JUSTICE SYSTEM AS WE KNOW IT????

Ashland Attorney indigent2

Al Lawrence 7:57 p.m. EST November 17, 2014

ASHLAND – An Ashland defense attorney and a former employee of the Ashland County Prosecutor’s Office admitted Monday to charges that he used drugs and took money from a trust account of a former client.

Tim Potts, 43, pleaded guilty in Ashland County Common Pleas Court to felony charges of grand theft, forgery, possession of cocaine and possession of heroin, and misdemeanor charges of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering children and falsification. Charges of obstructing justice, passing bad checks and a second count of grand theft were dismissed as part of a plea bargain.

Potts was charged after Ashland Municipal Judge John Good said he discovered more than $9,000 missing from the trust account, which was established to handle the client’s retainer for services when Good and Potts were law partners. Potts and Good both worked under former Prosecutor Robert DeSanto, then formed a legal partnership until Good became municipal court judge in 2012. Good said the account remained open because the client could not be found in order to refund the money.

Retired Stark County Common Pleas Judge Charles Brown Jr. was assigned to hear the case. Before he accepted Potts’ guilty pleas, he asked Potts to tell the court details of the crimes.

“During a period of time prior to my arrest on Aug. 26, for around a five- or six-week period of time, I involved myself in the purchase and use of cocaine and heroin, which was done at my house,” Potts said. “There was paraphernalia for the use of that left at my house and some of those things that were used to do the drugs were there when my children were there.”

Potts also admitted his actions put him in a significant financial strain that prompted him to take money from the account of his prior partnership. “I went to the bank and filled out forms to withdraw money from that account, and I knew that money wasn’t mine,” he said. Defense attorney Rolf Whitney said restitution was made before there was a formal case.

Judge Brown then found Potts guilty of the seven charges, ordered a pre-sentencing investigation and scheduled sentencing for Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. He said he intends to sentence Potts to three years of community control probation, suspend his driver’s license for six months with driving privileges for work and order him to pay court costs and costs for any jail time or treatment. Potts does not face fines because he was determined to be indigent. – NOW THIS IS ROTFLMAO – ARE YOU SERIOUS???

The judge also told Potts he faces three years in prison if he violates community control or if any one of four things happen before his sentencing date — he gets into further trouble, he fails to cooperate during the presentencing investigation, the investigation turns up a previous felony conviction or he violates his current bond, which was continued. Potts could have been sentenced to a maximum four-and-a-half years in prison on the felony charges.

Neither Whitney nor Richland County assistant prosecutors Gary Bishop and Cliff Murphy had any comments after the hearing. The Richland County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the case because of Potts’ ties to Ashland court officials.

 

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Sovereign Citizen movement: Is is dangerous? – Another Perspective…

 

Sovereign Citizen movement: Is is dangerous?

Let’s add another “perspective” on this shall we?

 

Sovereign citizen movement – CLEARLY

Ohio is a hotbed of sovereign citizen activity, according to Mark Pitcavage, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.

“It is present in every county in the state,” Pitcavage said Wednesday after seeing The News Journal’s report Tuesday of three men who authorities believe have affiliation with the Sovereign Citizen movement being arrested at a house on Ohio 314 south of Steam Corners Road in Morrow County.

All three men — Jeffrey Miller, 51, of Mansfield, Michael Plaster, 48, of Galion, and Richard Sterling, 39, of Mansfield — were charged with felony theft, burglary and breaking and entering.

The charges stemmed from an ongoing investigation in which the men were believed to have been inhabiting a house that does not belong to them, nor did they have permission to be there, Morrow County Sheriff Steve Brenneman said.

The three men will be arraigned in municipal court at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mount Gilead, according to the court.

Authorities searched 8725 Ohio 314 and found Sovereign Citizen flags, literature and propaganda inside the house, the sheriff’s office reported. The three men remain in the Morrow County Correctional Facility.

Sovereign Citizens generally believe in common law and hold the belief that they are not subject to any federal, state or municipal statutes. – The TRUTH or REALITY? – Common Law IS Federal, State, and Municipal statutes so why make it sound like it’s not? The Sovereign Citizen Movement SIMPLY DOES NOT FOLLOW THESE COMMON LAWS, what they do is misinterpret these Common Laws to suit themselves, kind of like a UNION CONTRACT with many grey areas.

Some will say we have those running our Federal, State,  and Municipal Courts as a Sovereign Citizen group, just look at the DEALS and crime we have here in Mansfield because of interpretation of the law, or as I call it perversion of the law. One Law the Mansfielders Perspective Group sees as Common Law is 309.09 , we question this law id NOT FOLLOWED and yes we are yet to get an answer otherwise of a law that supersedes it? Does this make us a Sovereign Citizen group – NO? I for one can’t control everyone in the group, but I can assure we are not one of those. We are a group of Citizens who are sick and tired of plea deal slap the criminals on the hand system and/or those who pervert the law with rubber stamps. That does not depict an interpretation of the law, that depicts a question of WHY THE LAW IS NOT FOLLOWED? Still to this day the HEADS of the County cannot define the law they so don’t follow which in my puny mind depicts they are a scary movement of Executive Branch Elected heads and employees. They have been asked…WHERE’S MY CHECK to JUSTICE FOR BRIAN yet they CONtinue to not answer the questions before them.

Once again, and NOW thanks to this fine article by Lou Whitmire of the MNJ I question the intent? Maybe trying to spin this group that questions politics into a radical group that questions common law? No, we are a group that is learning and studying the law to become better citizens and community. What do those we question do? – If you ask their mouthpiece Drew Tyler you will hear they are ROTFLMAO aka Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off cause they say we can’t prove it? The issue is…THEY can’t prove otherwise they are following ORC – 309.09 that can be found on blog – http://blog.mansfieldersperspective.com/why-is-our-prosecutor-bambi-couch-page-absent-in-the-brian-garber-case/ – this does not Constitute a radical group, how ever articles like this may lead the public to believe we are? I believe theirs a misconception behind this news being the Sheriff has friends who are running a Common Law Study group  at the Waterford on Trimble Rd. – This article would lead the general simpleton who reads this paper to believe ALL who study common law as folks to be fearful of. I personally have attended 2 of these study sessions and yes they do seem odd. Like knowing the law, yet saying the Sheriff is scared? I am puzzled by this quite frankly knowing the Sheriff is suppose to be OUR MAN? 

Common law Study group is open to the public, I attended and suggest you do too! Not to become a radical, but as a way to know what’s happening in the community and how we go about getting answers to the problems we all face our leaders seem not able to fix without RAISING TAXES? Hmmm, speaking of taxes makes us radical – LOL! – I love that one, EVERYONE IS SICK OF TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, I thought??? Maybe not since only a few are bitching on media outlet sites. I personally believe the SALES TAX is a fair tax, what we need to fix is wages and tax refunds which I believe FUNDS THE SOVEREIGN MOVEMENT. 

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the focus here is ALL wrong. The focus IS COMMON LAW, AND FOLLOWING IT – COMMON LAW IS NOT UP FOR INTERPRETATION LIKE WE ARE SEEING OUT OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. Like I said, THEY are NOT following orc – 309.09 or at least what supersedes it!, and NO we will not be happy with what we have been told thus far that Sunshine Law protects their interpretation.

 With this said…WHO IS THE SOVEREIGN GROUP IS LIKE SAYING…WHO’S THE TERRORISTS???

 Let the ARGUMENTS BEGIN! – ANONYMOUS AND ALL PLEASE POST BELOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS NEWS AND A DIFFERING PERSPECTIVE – THANKS!!!!

EARLIER STORY: Three in custody after deputies search home

Pitcavage, who resides in Columbus, said the Sovereign Citizen movement has a pretty high association with violence, ranging from acts of domestic terrorism or plots to spontaneous, unplanned violence stemming from encounters with police or government officials.

“They are at most risk for spontaneous violence,” Pitcavage said. “The two most common types of violence are traffic stops and residence visits.

“It’s not the presence of nonviolent people within an extremist movement that causes problems,” he continued. “It’s whether there are enough people who are willing to become violent, which makes the difference. In the history of the Sovereign Citizen movement, there are many examples of people willing to become violent.”

Pitcavage said that, in 2010, a Sovereign Citizen guru from Springfield and his 16-year-old son murdered two West Memphis, Arkansas, police officers in cold blood.

Jerry Kane’s minivan was pulled over coming back from Las Vegas, and his son Joseph jumped out with an AK-47 and killed the officers. Eventually, there was a shootout with all kinds of law enforcement, and the Kanes were killed, he said.

The Franklin County Bomb Squad was on scene Tuesday on Ohio 314 for the raid.

“We wanted to be prepared for whatever,” Brenneman said earlier. “We did not know what we might face.”

There were no injuries reported as a result of the search warrants and arrests Tuesday, according to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office.

“It sounds like the (Ohio 314) individuals may have been engaging in Sovereign Citizen ‘squatting.’ Though the Sovereign Citizen movement has been around for 45 years, in one form or another, sovereign squatting is a relatively new tactic, dating back only to about 2009, with the beginning of the mortgage/foreclosure crisis,” Pitcavage said.

“It began with sovereigns identifying homes that were vacant, the bank having evicted previous residents but not yet resold the home. Typically, sovereigns would then file bogus paperwork claiming to own the home in question, then move in, changing the locks and putting sovereign paperwork on the door or windows.”

Eventually, enterprising Sovereign Citizens learned to take it to the next level and would not squat themselves but would seize property in this manner and then rent it out to others, acting as de facto landlords. Sovereign Citizen squatting has become a very popular tactic, and examples of it can be found all across the country, Pitcavage said.

Pitcavage, an expert on the Sovereign Citizen movement nationally, said that, although he has a fair amount of knowledge of Sovereign Citizens in Ohio, in most cases, he couldn’t drill down to the local level.

“I do know that Morrow County, Richland County, etc., have all had Sovereign Citizen activity, because I have done several trainings recently for judges across Ohio, and found that judges from across the state are experiencing Sovereign Citizen activity in their courtrooms,” Pitcavage said.

“Traditionally, the two hotbeds for sovereign activity are the Canton-Akron-Cleveland area and central Ohio, but again, there is activity to some degree all across the state.”

Brenneman on Wednesday said he believes that the incident was isolated, in terms of Sovereign Citizen movement members moving into homes in Morrow County.

“At least not that we’re aware of at this point,” he said.

Morrow County Sheriff’s Office has not had any reports of anything similar to the incident lately, he added.

Brenneman said suspect Jeffrey Miller was living at the house, but he did not know for how long. Brenneman said he could not provide any details as to why the three men were at the house, pending the ongoing case.

He said the suspects in the case have not been telling authorities much of anything.

Richland County Sheriff J. Steve Sheldon said Richland County hasn’t had any situations like Tuesday’s on Ohio 314.

“But we do have groups like this in Richland County,” Sheldon said.

A neighbor said he talked to one of the men who was apparently living in the house on Ohio 314 while the man was cutting firewood.

The neighbor, who asked not to be publicly identified, said the man was tall and lanky and had a ponytail and tattoos, claimed to know the owner of the house and said he and others were building a concession trailer. The neighbor noted that authorities spent a lot of time in the barn.

He said he observed a woman on the property who got into shouting matches with the man with the ponytail. He said there were frequent loud stereo noises and chainsaws running in the barn.

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Another from community control missing, not on most wanted list?

 

Amber White is on the lamb yet nobody is saying a word, hmmm?

She was also one of the last people to see Leicy get into a car with Drug dealers, so why is she on the run hiding in Texas where they say she can’t be extradited as a witness or having a warrant for arrest? Yes, Community Control Works – lol!

We can thank our illustrious leaders and drug court, without them we couldn’t have Drew Tyler ROTFLMAO depicting PROVE IT!

Richland County Emergency Alerts.

Richland County Emergency Alerts.

 

 

record warrant

 

Said here MPD officer did this?

Said here MPD officer did this? Notice Tattoo has been modified?

 

Found resting on back page in San Antonio TX So much for community control.

Found resting on back page in San Antonio TX
So much for community control.

 

Too funny, said to have an active warrant for rest, Drew Tyler is ROTFLMAO depicting PROVE IT - LOL!

Too funny, said to have an active warrant for rest, Drew Tyler is ROTFLMAO depicting PROVE IT – LOL!

 

 

 

She is not alone, this one was under CONmunity CONtrol as well, straight from jail to back page, gotta pay those fines ya know???

Said she was MISSING???

Said she was MISSING???

 

She too was found on backpage????

She too was found on backpage????

 

Now we have to sit and WONDER….Community Control or Human Trafficking supported by demanded by Drug Court – Where’s their Drew Tyler to say…PROVE IT, or still ROTFLMAO????

The Community speaks, yet it’s too late – We need an EMERGENCY SALES TAX INCREASE in support of Community Alternative Center just like the ones these gals got away from.

NOW WHO’S ROTFLMAO????? – AGAIN AND AGAIN?????

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Commissioners Approve Sales Tax Increase

 

Commissioners Approve Sales Tax Increase – WE NEED A RAINY DAY FUND, WHO CARES IF TOUGH TIMES ARE STILL UPON US? – http://blog.mansfieldersperspective.com/heres-what-complacency-gets-you-fellow-citizens/

Watch folks how many EMERGENCY SALES TAX INCREASES as of late. The last was a part time made permanent by voters!, remember “CRIME WILL SOAR” IF THEY DIDN’T GET THE LEVY TO PASS? WELL IT PASSED, CRIME IS SOARING, AND NOW THEY NEED MORE MONEY TO FUND CRIMINALS AT THE CAC-COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE CENTER THAT’S TURNING OUT DRUG DEALERS, PROSTITUTES, DEAD PEOPLE, AND OTHERS ON THE LAMB? OH, LETS NOT FORGET THEY HIRED THE FIRED APA SUPERVISOR AND AN AGGRAVATED DRUG DEALER TO WATCH OVER THE KIDS! NOW YOU KNOW WHY THEY ARE LAUGHING AT US AND SAY…PROVE IT?

Now the people speak lol!

  • Gayle Hall yes please tax me some more because I am not taxed enough!
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  • Ruthie Miller yuck money is never used for intended purpose
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  • John Guisinger III Referendum!!!!
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  • Marc Hartz Another reason to make big purchases outside RC.
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  • Drenn Workman A tax not voted upon is theft. Let’s make them pay at election time.
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  • Kizzie Olsen Cornell Guess I will not be shopping in Richland County anymore
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  • John Guisinger III Very true marc. I will make a concentrated effort NOT to spend large amounts here once in effect. Unfortunately this cannot be avoided if purchasing a vehicle…. Remember when they stuck us with another $5 charge on license plates in the past couple See More
  • Talesa Diane Thomas Sunderland We should have known when it was brought to the table they would pass it let’s see who gets a raise. WOW
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  • Laura Lyall Mason Ridiculous! Richland county is a shit hole! Just another reason why I do most of my shopping in Columbus. I will gladly pay their taxes. At least they try to make Franklin county nice!
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  • Darrell Burnette whats it is going up to??
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  • Phil Sydnor They said its cool cause only 4 people showed up to public hearings? Don’t want to hear any bitching cause the MP warned you while they laughed all the way to the bank. Good news…funding coined for community alternative center cronies & rainy day fund? Now that’s funny!
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  • Richard Painter As a sign of good leaders they should take a twenty five percent pay cut for the same amount of time !
  • Mike Monroe Make sure you take this into consideration. As soon as you drive to Polaris, or Cleveland to buy because you want to get out of this tax increase, you surely spent more money in gas to avoid it, so the GOV still wins. Use common sense here folks. The way to end this isn’t buying elsewhere and hurting you local businesses. VOTE THEM OUT
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  • Shawn Johns That’s fine. I’ll just choose not to shop in Richland Co.
  • Phil Sydnor Or like I had the other day, have a preacher by it for you. Now that’s sticking it to the man, or was that me when he went to Sandusky to lie about what he wanted to pay? People are getting everything they deserve here. MORE WILL BE LEAVING I’M SURE TAX WHAT’S LEFT!
  • Phil Sydnor Chris, they will just laugh at you. sad
  • Phil Sydnor Let the County keep hiring Attorneys to rep the Commissioners and Sheriff and you will never see the end of these CONtinued “EMERGENCY” hikes. ORC-309.09 look it up. That’s Bambi’s job! – do it or figure out why we elect or in this case hand pick incompetent lawyers?
  • Mike Skidmore So surprised….
  • Mike Monroe Cbus is 7.5% and Cleveland is 8% so go elsewhere and pay more. If you look at the stats there’s over 50 counties that will be 7.25%, not like they are raising this to make a statement and make richland higher than anyone else. There’s very few of the remaining 30 that are less than 7.25%. I’m not for raising any taxes without a vote by the people, but when they do it as elected officials they are a direct representation of the people. You all most likely voted them in. You want change? Do It at the polls and vote them out.
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    • Kristina Nelson I don’t think the point is our rate compared to others. It’s simply raising the tax. There was no vote and one of the treasurers pulled the same crap in Shelby before she left. I’m glad I can say with confidence that I did not vote for many of the people who currently sit on the counsel.
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    • Mike Monroe As can I. I said I don’t agree with it, especially since it only comes up with half if the proposed deficits, but yet they aren’t making any cuts, matter of fact they hired more officers and such. Makes no sense to me.
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  • Fred Pursley Vote each one of them out. If we don’t we continue to give the green light to increases.
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  • Kristina Nelson Thank you! I didn’t think I was paying enough tax! I was definitely not broke enough!…….said no one ever!
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  • Anthony Ginter I won’t vote for them in the next election. I don’t know what people expected from Marilyn John. Ever see where she lives?
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  • Charles Cooke Jr. Wayne county here I come. Richland county crooks!. They need to budget like everyone else v does!
  • Phil Sydnor The issue is not the tax itself, its the 3 Million they are taking out of an already bleak economy. The reason having to raise is to get back some of that REFUND money folks are getting because their bosses don’t pay a living wage. Thus why funding is getting cut! Its a shell game, one I would rather play under better circumstances. Like in a general area where folks get paid better with little government subsidy in the way of refunds. Refunds of which net more coming back than goes in. Want to complain, complain about a fair tax?
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  • Jeff Rings more money used for useless things
  • Scott Carpenter Wen does it end there taxing us to death Anthony Ginter I bet old Marilyn john gets a raise we can’t keep this up are pay is not going up but the taxes keep going and going
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  • Scott Carpenter Its only a half hr to Lodi lol
  • Amy Clevenger Marilyn John is at it again….big surprise!
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  • Chris Barley Let us vote!
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  • Memory Renee’ Pauley Live within THEIR means!! They all want raises and we have to give them to them…who cares if we can’t feed our own as long as they can!!!
  • Rachel Frietchen Stephens Out of 88 counties there are 21 or 22 that have lower tax rates (Ohio Departmet of Taxation). Most counties around Richland County are the same or higher. What most people do not know is that the state keeps 5.75% of what is collected in sales taxes which is much more then local government receives. Also, the State mandates programs and use to support them monetarily but the percentage that the State pays vs. what the local governments pay for these programs have dropped dramaticaly. Maybe that is why the State has a rainy day fund and most local goverments do not.
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  • Jon Henry I didn’t get a raise and probably never will so I guess those ……. can just come take more money from me and carelessly spend it as they do. They put extra on our license plates to be able to fix the roads and I sure don’t see all that happening either. Now due to these crappie roads around here my front alignment is out again and my tires are wearing out because of it and now they want to take more. WOW where do they get off doing this? Oh I know they don’t have to pay to fix their cars since they drive county owned vehicles. AND WE GET THE TURN AGAIN.
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  • Sherri Phelps Massie Living in Shelby, i can tell you that we pay a LOT of taxes and I have yet to see improvements. Now more sales tax! Great.
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  • Sandie Kay Rapp-Shearer Guess I shop in Ashland
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  • John C Sperzel Now they can get their raises!
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  • Shannon Calhoun No vote ?
  • Ben Kirkpatrick Might as well have not even had a revelation over taxes look at us now
  • Brenda Vaughn Is anyone truly surprised? Can’t vote them out cause folks like the republican logic too much! They enjoy the beating the republicans give us on a daily. Suck it up folks, this is what the majority voted for!! Proud of yourselves now?
  • Brenda Vaughn BTW Ashland County is 15 mins east. They could use the economic boost.
  • J.f. Kovinchick Vote all of em out next election
  • Ben Williams Well all know they are padding their pockets with more money. Lord knows they won’t use the money to fix the roads.
    • Phil Sydnor Yes, the County used pot hole filling machine for cracks on Lex Springmill stretch between Marion and Millsboro, it’s now a washboard – thanks for such a great job – (sarcasm)
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Kasich getting ‘more serious’ about presidential bid – We the people can ONLY HOPE!!!!

 
No, this is not photo shopped - My man Kasich had his security Guard take the photo. I VOTE YES!

No, this is not photo shopped – My man Kasich had his security Guard take the photo. I VOTE YES!

People of Ohio are concerned what would happen if Kasich would leave Ohio for the Presidency? Worry no more, the watch dogs are in place, money stolen by local Governments is drying up, and now the people are SEEING FOR THE FIRST TIME where the money problems lie as local governments SCRAMBLE to RAISE TAXES shows where the fraud is.

After MILLIONS in waste grants are cut and roads and safety become the battle cry for local Governments to RAISE local taxes to make up for cuts?

The QUESTION is…the erosion of roads and safety has been an issue for YEARS, so who’s been LIVING LARGE off of the grants? Local governments living on grants are NOW A PROBLEM after seeing many jobs left go from the area, so how do you like your leaders now? They screwed up BIG TIME as they stake the people with EMERGENCY TAXES and STEAL MILLIONS more on the premise we know how to spend your money we will see even more LEAVING to find work in tax friendly economies. HOW TO FIX? – TIME FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO CHANGE THEIR 20 YEAR RETIREMENT PHILOSOPHY – DOUBLE, TRIPLE DIPPERS NO MORE!!!!

THIS COUNTRY IS READY FOR A BALANCED FEDERAL BUDGET????, AND HOW DO YOU DO IT???? – CUTS!!!!

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/state/2015/04/19/kasich-getting-serious-presidential-bid/26029985/

LOOK OUT MANSFIELD – HE GETS IN THERE WILL BE CERTAINLY NO MORE HANDOUTS MEANING AN END TO LOCAL CORRUPTION ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!

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Why is OUR Prosecutor Bambi Couch Page absent in the Brian Garber case?

 

Defendants in the wrongful death lawsuit concerning the deputy-involved shooting of Brian Garber are asking for the case to be dismissed. – Can’t ask to have case dismissed, how ever can ask for the case to move forward. 

Richland County Sheriff’s Office attorney Dan Downey filed a response to Garber’s wife Sara Knowlton’s lawsuit on April 13. He is representing Richland County; the Richland County Board of Commissioners; the Richland County Sheriff’s Office; Sheriff Steve Sheldon; and deputies Jeff Frazier, Andrew Knee, James Nicholson and Donald Zehner. – NOT POSSIBLE, the Sheriff and Commissioners ARE to be represented by OUR Prosecutor Elected or hand picked as this one was after her boss shot himself, the people STILL question WHY? – Let’s just say SHE LIKE HER BOSS are remaining silent, so WHY are we paying them and another lawyer to represent, it’s HER SWORN DUTY TO REPRESENT OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS – WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!

Knowlton filed the original lawsuit Jan. 30, adding a ratification count on Feb. 4. – The lawsuit has been scheduled for a Case Management Conference at 9 a.m. June 2 in front of Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland. Parties are required to attend in person. – What the MNJ is LEAVING OUT is the initial response in writing from legal counsel, it was DUE 30 DAYS from filing date, meaning the ANSWER should have been made by end of business March 6th, not June 2nd – which by the way shocked Garber family when they read this article – Sheriff attorney answers Garber wrongful death lawsuit? – Say what? – There’s NO ANSWER HERE, just another date of wait and see while the people say…uh huh????

Guests of the Mansfielders Perspective group in writing to the Commissioners want answers to WHY OUR PROSECUTOR Bambi Couch Page is not representing the Commissioners and Sheriff, all of which are Elected Officials who by LAW are to be represented by OUR ELECTED PROSECUTOR – See below ORC 309.09

309.09 Legal adviser – additional legal counsel.

(A) The prosecuting attorney shall be the legal adviser of the board of county commissioners, board of elections, all other county officers and boards, and all tax-supported public libraries, and any of them may require written opinions or instructions from the prosecuting attorney in matters connected with their official duties. The prosecuting attorney shall prosecute and defend all suits and actions that any such officer, board, or tax-supported public library directs or to which it is a party, and no county officer may employ any other counsel or attorney at the expense of the county, except as provided in section 305.14 of the Revised Code.

(B)

(1) The prosecuting attorney shall be the legal adviser for all township officers, boards, and commissions, unless, subject to division (B)(2) of this section, the township has adopted a limited home rule government pursuant to Chapter 504. of the Revised Code and has not entered into a contract to have the prosecuting attorney serve as the township law director, in which case, subject to division (B)(2) of this section, the township law director, whether serving full-time or part-time, shall be the legal adviser for all township officers, boards, and commissions. When the board of township trustees finds it advisable or necessary to have additional legal counsel, it may employ an attorney other than the township law director or the prosecuting attorney of the county, either for a particular matter or on an annual basis, to represent the township and its officers, boards, and commissions in their official capacities and to advise them on legal matters. No such legal counsel may be employed, except on the order of the board of township trustees, duly entered upon its journal, in which the compensation to be paid for the legal services shall be fixed. The compensation shall be paid from the township fund.

Nothing in this division confers any of the powers or duties of a prosecuting attorney under section 309.08 of the Revised Code upon a township law director.

(2)

(a) If any township in the county served by the prosecuting attorney has adopted any resolution regarding the operation of adult entertainment establishments pursuant to the authority that is granted under section 503.52 of the Revised Code or if a resolution of that nature has been adopted under section 503.53 of the Revised Code in a township in the county served by the prosecuting attorney, all of the following apply:

(i) Upon the request of a township in the county that has adopted, or in which has been adopted, a resolution of that nature that is made pursuant to division (E)(1)(c) of section 503.52 of the Revised Code, the prosecuting attorney shall prosecute and defend on behalf of the township in the trial and argument in any court or tribunal of any challenge to the validity of the resolution. If the challenge to the validity of the resolution is before a federal court, the prosecuting attorney may request the attorney general to assist the prosecuting attorney in prosecuting and defending the challenge and, upon the prosecuting attorney’s making of such a request, the attorney general shall assist the prosecuting attorney in performing that service if the resolution was drafted in accordance with legal guidance provided by the attorney general as described in division (B)(2) of section 503.52 of the Revised Code. The attorney general shall provide this assistance without charge to the township for which the service is performed. If a township adopts a resolution without the legal guidance of the attorney general, the attorney general is not required to provide assistance as described in this division to a prosecuting attorney.

(ii) Upon the request of a township in the county that has adopted, or in which has been adopted, a resolution of that nature that is made pursuant to division (E)(1)(a) of section 503.52 of the Revised Code, the prosecuting attorney shall prosecute and defend on behalf of the township a civil action to enjoin the violation of the resolution in question.

(iii) Upon the request of a township in the county that has adopted, or in which has been adopted, a resolution of that nature that is made pursuant to division (E)(1)(b) of section 503.52 of the Revised Code, the prosecuting attorney shall prosecute and defend on behalf of the township a civil action under Chapter 3767. of the Revised Code to abate as a nuisance the place in the unincorporated area of the township at which the resolution is being or has been violated. Proceeds from the sale of personal property or contents seized pursuant to the action shall be applied and deposited in accordance with division (E)(1)(b) of section 503.52 of the Revised Code.

(b) The provisions of division (B)(2)(a) of this section apply regarding all townships, including townships that have adopted a limited home rule government pursuant to Chapter 504. of the Revised Code, and regardless of whether a township that has so adopted a limited home rule government has entered into a contract with the prosecuting attorney as described in division (B) of section 504.15 of the Revised Code or has appointed a law director as described in division (A) of that section.

The prosecuting attorney shall prosecute and defend in the actions and proceedings described in division (B)(2)(a) of this section without charge to the township for which the services are performed.

(C) Whenever the board of county commissioners employs an attorney other than the prosecuting attorney of the county, without the authorization of the court of common pleas as provided in section 305.14 of the Revised Code, either for a particular matter or on an annual basis, to represent the board in its official capacity and to advise it on legal matters, the board shall enter upon its journal an order of the board in which the compensation to be paid for the legal services shall be fixed. The compensation shall be paid from the county general fund. The total compensation paid, in any year, by the board for legal services under this division shall not exceed the total annual compensation of the prosecuting attorney for that county.

(D) The prosecuting attorney and the board of county commissioners jointly may contract with a board of park commissioners under section 1545.07 of the Revised Code for the prosecuting attorney to provide legal services to the park district the board of park commissioners operates.

(E) The prosecuting attorney may be, in the prosecuting attorney’s discretion and with the approval of the board of county commissioners, the legal adviser of a joint fire district created under section 505.371 of the Revised Code at no cost to the district or may be the legal adviser to the district under a contract that the prosecuting attorney and the district enter into, and that the board of county commissioners approves, to authorize the prosecuting attorney to provide legal services to the district.

(F) The prosecuting attorney may be, in the prosecuting attorney’s discretion and with the approval of the board of county commissioners, the legal adviser of a joint ambulance district created under section 505.71 of the Revised Code at no cost to the district or may be the legal adviser to the district under a contract that the prosecuting attorney and the district enter into, and that the board of county commissioners approves, to authorize the prosecuting attorney to provide legal services to the district.

(G) The prosecuting attorney may be, in the prosecuting attorney’s discretion and with the approval of the board of county commissioners, the legal adviser of a joint emergency medical services district created under section 307.052 of the Revised Code at no cost to the district or may be the legal adviser to the district under a contract that the prosecuting attorney and the district enter into, and that the board of county commissioners approves, to authorize the prosecuting attorney to provide legal services to the district.

(H) The prosecuting attorney may be, in the prosecuting attorney’s discretion and with the approval of the board of county commissioners, the legal adviser of a fire and ambulance district created under section 505.375 of the Revised Code at no cost to the district or may be the legal adviser to the district under a contract that the prosecuting attorney and the district enter into, and that the board of county commissioners approves, to authorize the prosecuting attorney to provide legal services to the district.

(I) All money received pursuant to a contract entered into under division (D), (E), (F), (G), or (H) of this section shall be deposited into the prosecuting attorney’s legal services fund, which shall be established in the county treasury of each county in which such a contract exists. Moneys in that fund may be appropriated only to the prosecuting attorney for the purpose of providing legal services to a park district, joint fire district, joint ambulance district, joint emergency medical services district, or a fire and ambulance district, as applicable, under a contract entered into under the applicable division.

(J) The prosecuting attorney shall be the legal advisor of a lake facilities authority as provided in section 353.02 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.33, SB 120, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.

Effective Date: 09-20-1999; 06-10-2004; 12-20-2005; 08-17-2006

 

I have also posted provisions for the uh huh people? There is NOTHING by Law that depicts ANY OTHER COUNSEL for these Elected Heads – PLEASE REFUTE STATE LAW IF YOU CAN!!!!

309.10 Provisions for other counsel.

Sections 309.08 and 309.09 of the Revised Code do not prevent a school board from employing counsel to represent it, but when counsel is employed, the counsel shall be paid by the school board from the school fund. Sections309.08 and 309.09 of the Revised Code do not prevent a county board of developmental disabilities from employing counsel to represent it, but that counsel shall be employed in accordance with division (C) of section 305.14 and paid in accordance with division (A)(7) of section 5126.05 of the Revised Code.

Sections 309.08 and 309.09 of the Revised Code do not prevent a board of county hospital trustees from employing counsel with the approval of the county commissioners to bring legal action for the collection of delinquent accounts of the hospital, but when counsel is employed, the counsel shall be paid from the hospital’s funds. Sections 309.08and 309.09 of the Revised Code do not prevent a board of library trustees from employing counsel to represent it, but when counsel is employed, the counsel shall be paid from the library’s funds. Sections 309.08 and 309.09 of the Revised Code do not prevent the appointment and employment of assistants, clerks, and stenographers to assist the prosecuting attorney as provided in sections 309.01 to 309.16 of the Revised Code, or the appointment by the court of common pleas or the court of appeals of an attorney to assist the prosecuting attorney in the trial of a criminal cause pending in that court, or the board of county commissioners from paying for those services.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.33, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 08-29-2000

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WHERE’S BAMBI COUCH PAGE? DID SHE ANSWER IN WRITING HER ANSWER IN 30 DAYS AS STATED BY LAW? – THIS HAS THE SMELL OF DEFAULT JUDGEMENT, THEY ARE TOO LATE ACCORDING TO THE MISLEADING ARTICLE IN THE MNJ.

 

***ONLY IN RICHLAND COUNTY CAN YOU PULL THE WOOL OVER RESIDENTS WITH LEGAL SHAM PROCESS.

DID OUR CLERK GET ANYTHING IN WRITING FROM THE PROSECUTOR DEPICTING SHE IS NOT COMPETENT TO REPRESENT OUR COMMISSIONERS AND SHERIFF?

 

Everything you need to know about this case – “Justice for Brian”

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Here’s what “COMPLACENCY gets you fellow citizens!!!!

 

ANOTHER EMERGENCY TAX INCREASE – WAKE UP!

REPLY TO - http://www.richlandsource.com/news/commissioners-defend-increase-in-county-sales-tax/article_0f5bfbf2-e319-11e4-9893-23c2c68f31b0.html

I can sum up in 2 words what this is doing to your funding that’s getting cut off – TAX REFUNDS!!!!

Are you people really this stupid? The REASON your funding is getting cut off is YOU PEOPLE are not doing what you can to CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT for good enough paying jobs to come into the area that avoids family’s from getting kickbacks from the FED for their lack of EARNING power in the area, hence why the double edge people MOVING AWAY and CRIME SOARING, hence you people need more money for EMERGENCY?

STOP THE BS, THE REASON THERE WAS NO OPPOSITION? THOSE WHO OPPOSE HAVE TO WORK – DUH! I ASSURE YOU IF I DIDN’T HAVE TO WORK I WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE.

Gary Utt knows who I am and knows I am a fair guy, how ever it’s OUR livelihoods that are affected by this. Ask many in retail the competition is already fierce and the majority of folks coming in need help. Don’t you people REALIZE we have endured enough?

Everyone knows my pledge is to help those when I can, what this does is eliminate what I can do – 3 MILLION out of the local economy believe it or not hurts. Just when we start seeing an uptick in business we have this. I can assure you yes I am the only one complaining who gets more back than they pay in, not because I don’t try, it’s because people here are BROKE! Sure, I am at the top of the heap as well, what about others who’s commissions are effected by this? How many more have the same problems who are NOT speaking up? CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK, like your friend Randy Shepherd who wants you all to enforce the law that’s ALL anyone here does. I hear Mansfield is going to RAISE their income tax a 1/2 percent as well? – GREAT! – Nobody said people were paying attention, instead of bitching about where their tax dollars go they want to complain how much the products they buy cost?

My deal with this group of Commissioners is to keep those who work for us spending here! It’s OUR minions who are doing better than the general public who control where the money goes, when you people take from US and go elsewhere to spend your earnings, who do you hurt? That’s right, those of us the Mansfield Mayor alerady said he wants NOTHING TO DO WITH in his town. I can assure you IF people are not spending here and my hands are idle, I won’t be like the rest and steal – I will be coming to see you! 

According to Commissioner Gary Utt, the lack of opposition from most residents present at the Longview Center was a stark difference in opinion from the last time the sales tax was forced to increase.

“The last time it got a little contentious, there were a lot of people who didn’t see the need for it,” said Utt. “The residents who came this time to voice their opinion, they weren’t here this time around, so maybe they understand we need it.

“We’ve said in one year it’ll be off – I hope they have enough confidence in us to believe it,” he said.

Richland County’s sales tax will increase from 7 percent to 7.25 percent starting on June 1, and will continue until June 30, 2016. The proposed increase comes as an emergency to meet the county’s budgetary needs.

At the commissioners’ regular meeting March 10, the total amount of requests submitted by Richland County departments for 2015 were $33,379,661.35 with a revenue certification from the Budget Commission of $27,300,318.45, creating a difference of $6,079,342.90. The 0.25 percent sales tax increase is estimated to generate approximately $3 to $3.5 million.

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