Archive for Guest Editorials

What just happened with the budget?

Jun 30, 2014 No Comments Print

Guest Editorial by Elaine Armstrong If you were one of the few who attended the June 26 Budget/Council Meeting, you probably came away scratching your head wondering what just happened? City Recorder/Manager, Curtis Kelling, had the councilors shuffling papers and staring blankly at them. Councilors on the advice of Recorder/Manager Curtis Kelling, voted to approve […]

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Concern over use of restricted proprietary funds

Jun 23, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by Michael Armstrong I, Michael Armstrong, although not an attorney, respectfully disagree with Lakeside Attorney Milo Mecham’s opinion on Wastewater Treatment Plant Enterprise Fund 24, not being a restricted proprietary fund. Never once does he mention that Wastewater Treatment Plant Enterprise Fund is a Proprietary Fund. He states 131 did not create the enterprise […]

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I support the idea of a beach on Tenmile Lake, but not with City funds

Jun 02, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by Michael Armstrong At the last Lakeside budget committee meeting, (the third of three) held on May 27, 2014, there was discussion regarding the proposal to eliminate the Wastewater Treatment Plant Enterprise Fund 24 and transfer the $16,500 fund balance into Tenmile Lake Basin Partnerships Watershed Fund. A question was raised by City Councilor Shauleen […]

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Concerns over the rewritten Lakeside nuisance ordinance

Apr 13, 2014 1 Comment Print

Guest editorial by Gene Gannon As promised: This editorial contains the sections that I referred to in my public comment at the city council meeting. I am a long time resident of Lakeside. I wanted to share some concerns I, and others, have over the rewritten proposed nuisance ordinance 14-279. Specifically: 1. Section 2.2.050 Continuous […]

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Welcome to the conversation

Apr 01, 2014 1 Comment Print

Guest editorial by Michael Armstrong Eilene, welcome to Lakeside. My family and I have called Lakeside home for over 30 years, I hope you grow to love it here as much as we do. For sure there has been controversy and ongoing feuds over certain subjects, one of which has seemed to center around the […]

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Full information missing from Chapter IV

Mar 25, 2014 7 Comments Print

Chapter IV Mar 25, 2014 1 Comment Print Full information missing from Chapter IV Guest Editorial by Eilene Seets , a new Lakeside citizen. Guest Editorial “Chapter IV” by Michael Armstrong (Mar 05, 2014): “City Recorder/Manager Kelling is incorrectly trying to lump the South Coast Employment Corporation (SCBEC) contract and Lakeside Senior Center Inc. rent […]

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Driven by concern for the community

Mar 22, 2014 1 Comment Print

Guest Editorial by Michael Armstrong I appreciate all who volunteer, its not always easy. Having said that, it is imperative that City Councilors familarize themselves with federal, state and local law. As well as, Lakeside’s ordinances, resolutions, charter, and council rules. Concern for my community is what drives me to report on my interpretation and […]

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To the citizens of Lakeside

Mar 16, 2014 2 Comments Print

Guest editorial by Naomi Parker I would like to take this opportunity to speak to the citizens of Lakeside. I will try to explain my resignation. I have thought about resigning for many months and my decision was based on many things. I did not take this decision lightly. I do apologize to the many […]

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Is Lakeside being well served by its current council? Chapter VI

Mar 10, 2014 3 Comments

Guest Editorial by Michael Armstrong My idea of what the council should address are the real and pressing issues facing all citizens, say for instance crime. How about exploring a Community Development Block Grant for a new Library/City Hall/Emergency Shelter complex that could double as a citizen shelter and emergency command center in times of […]

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Is Lakeside being well served by its current council? Chapter V

Mar 07, 2014 1 Comment

Guest Editorial by Michael Armstrong City Recorder/Manager Kelling was hired from a pool of candidates and was supposed to be the best among them according to the councilors who gave him the nod. Lakeside should not be an on the job training site for City Recorder/Managers. Kelling in his short tenure, I believe, has made […]

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