In 2008, I appealed my property valuation (requesting a $5,000 reduction for my land value) and had to appear before the Geauga Appeals Board…, was turned down, and had to appeal to Columbus…, waited almost two years for that meeting, recently drove all the way to Columbus, presented against the Geauga Prosecutors’ office and their legal representative and Frank Gliha’s Auditor Office and his staff and here we are in 2012, almost four years later and still no answer on my request.
But a family who just happens to be 30-year friends of Commissioner Mary Samide magically received a $20,000 dollar reduction in the value of their property and all parties deny ever discussing the matter. Commissioner Mary Samide and Frank Gliha want me to believe that their little appraisal fairy just happened to be walking past this residence one day and looked up and said, “My stars, I think I will drop the value of this home…” and with the wave of his magic wand, dropped their taxing value by $20,000!
Commissioner Mary Samide, Auditor Frank Gliha and David Lair deny any involvement.
Sally Bell, Administrator for the Department of Aging re-hired an employee simply because the retired employee could not afford to pay for her medication. I think that Ms. Bell did this out of kindness and I know for a fact that the employee is a very nice lady. But, sorry, truth be told, I can find more than 500 very nice people in Geauga County who cannot afford their medication, rent and even food. And not one of these individuals stands a chance of getting hired by Sally Bell.
Retired Director Tim Taylor was rehired as the Director of Jobs and Family Services because the Comissioners said he was irreplaceable? The president of the United States changes almost every four years and somehow the country manages to go on. But our Geauga Jobs and Family Services would end without Mr. Taylor? I don’t think so. If Taylor was worth anything, he would have mentored his staff to take over when he retired. He was rehired because our public officials are all taking care of each other, their families and friends at our expense and to our detriment.
As taxpayers, you should know that the majority of Geauga County directors and key staff members are retired and have been rehired.
Geauga County directors and career politicians… Mary Samide, Tracy Jemison, Frank Gliha, Bill Young, Sally Bell, Tom Curtin, Jim Adams, Keith McClintock, etc., are all in political bed together, and the rest of us… we are just sleeping on the floor.
On March 6th we have the chance to put an end to their self-serving, tax abusing, failed leadership, let’s change the sheets.
Judy K. Zamlen-Spotts
Yes Judy, these people are disgusting.
Whenever people like this see a large pool of public tax money, their eyes light up trying to figure ways to get some. Of course the best way to do that is to get elected. Once elected, they need to keep getting re-elected to continue milking the system. They hire their friends and family members to get in on it. They all belong to an invisible "Club" called "the go along to get along club". Everyone in the club was told how to behave and what is expected of them in orger to get in the club and stay in.
The pay, benefits, retirement are good and the work isn't that hard. You don't need to be that intelligent either. Most of these people could never make it in the business world as top movers and shakers. People like that don't want or need these jobs.... they are too busy being successfull making alot of money because they are smart, creative, innovative. When their companies need more money, their mentality is not.... "duh, lets tax the people".
Lets be fair and give credit where it is due though. There are two very important qualities these leeches need to have to keep bringing in the votes. They are some of the best liars and bullshitters on earth.
Did you ever pay attention to how the Geauga County Commissioners (Mary, Traci, Bill) vote on things? They always vote together in agreement. That is not normal. When have any of you EVER seen three people agree on everything all the time? Something is wrong. You never see one of them think or vote independently because they are afraid they might get kicked off the gravy train. They are all in "the go along to get along club".
Did you also ever notice how they all support one another even when one is caught doing something wrong.... always praising one another as to what a great asset they are to the community and how irreplaceable they are.... but only the ones in "the club". WHAT BULLSHIT!!
The pigs are feeding at the public trough. THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT LEADERS.... THEY ARE MILKERS OF THE SYSTEM!
I greatly appreciate the ones in public service who are honest, smart, work hard for the people, and are not liars. Unfortunately there are only a very, very few like that in Geauga County.