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City Leaders Want Details

Members Seeking More Information on Project

March 17, 2013

WHEELING — At least four Wheeling City Council members say they cannot support rezoning 95 acres of wooded hillside along Bethany Pike for commercial use until property owners Kevin Coyne and Doug......

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Mar-18-13 2:56 AM


It's not education they lack, but ETHICS... Knowing the right thing to do, but greed takes over, caving---lack of ethics!!!

Failure to stand by what you know is right... They cave--it's all around us...

City, County, State, & Federal-All levels--to politicians it's become a game--to see how much will I get paid to vote this way or look the other way...

Only a STATESMAN is a true and honest man doing what is right whether he benefits from it or not...

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Mar-17-13 10:38 PM

When sleazy slumlords and ambulance chasers are in cahoots, you best believe that the average Joe is going to get the proverbial shaft.

Perhaps the citizens should vote to hire an outside management firm or a true, professional, city manager to manage the city for the benefit of taxpayers.

The current elected officials lack the intelligence, integrity and skillset to handle multi-million dollar contracts and development management, among other things.

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Mar-17-13 9:55 PM

City government is suppose to work for the citizens so start asking question. If they cannot answer the question, start to wonder what they are hiding.

Amazing how many politician all over the USA are being caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

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Mar-17-13 9:48 PM

Pittsburgh had secret fund and deals and now the FBI, state and local government are all in the facts of how did it happen? Just remember the city of Bell, CA. and how until someone asked a FOIA question they found their officials got pays higher than the average Congressman.

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Mar-17-13 7:19 PM

Its it almost beyond belief that`anyone would seriously advance a request for a variance without being willing to say what will be built there. Or, on a more negative note, it speaks volumes on how city government is viewed by those who have ridden Wheeling in the dirt like a lawn dart for the past 50 years. Too soon after a contested election to start rubber stamping things in secret? Wonderboy has no trouble doing that, and the local media, always hungry for a pre written news release that requires no work to publish or air, to not ask any questions. I still have some faith in the print news, but the two television stations that work this area are pathetic. Four minutes into "hot" nightly news they begin to read press releases and reciting stories off the internet or reading the Wheeling newspaper to us. Journalism is important to any community but left town with the circus here. Secret funds and secret deals should be red flags to angry news bulls. Not here.

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Mar-17-13 7:08 PM

Well, it's likely that property is too big to expand the coyne slumlord dynasty, so where is the risk? Oh yeah, it could end up ruining an entire hillside and neighborhood like that idiot, Fred hlad, did in Bethlehem. What an absolute eyesore. What a jerk!

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Mar-17-13 1:41 PM

I would like to see a study of what the education level of city and county government is throughout WV.

Could politicians lack of education be the problem. Have you notice if one city changes the charter other cities want to change the charter. Or, one city wants Home Rule all the cities think they need home rule. Or, one city wants to tear down building now all the cities want to tear down building. How about one city want to end a B&O tax and they all want to pass a fee on to the citizens.

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Mar-17-13 1:30 PM

Amazing that a city government or even it citizenshave a hard time getting details. Now this shows you that open government is not working in WV. A good example was set by the Mayor with all his wisdom of coming up with ideas that entails trust me for the facts later or trust me tear it down and build a field of dreams and they will come.

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Mar-17-13 11:03 AM

Unless and until the proposed project is made public it should not proceed, but knowing the mayor and his penchant for secrecy, he'll find someway to get this done. Has the mayor made public that list of contributor's for the Andrew McKenzie Endowment For The Future of Central Catholic Football? Atop of the hat to the Planning Commission and forgive Councilman Atkinson, he is just so star struck to be playing with the big boys that anything they propose is all right with him.

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Mar-17-13 7:50 AM

way to go.if these guys wanted commercial property they should have bought it[many places available].check the property out before purchasing it next time.we have enough mountaintops being removed around here.if they do happen to get their way they should be responsible for any damage to existing structures from water and mud slides.

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Mar-17-13 1:18 AM


At least one hundred and twenty-five residents showed up to demonstrate their opposition to the Clandestine Coin Commercial proposal that was denied by the City Planning Commission. Now the members of City Council (all of whom have achieved a high school education)will exercise their wisdom and dominance in making the final decision to secure or trade the integrity of Woodsdale.

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Mar-17-13 12:21 AM

One would certainly think that an attorney could get some sort of commitment signed pending approval of a zoning change.

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