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Concern raised over Rainsville suit

Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 4:08 pm

Rainsville Industrial Development Board member Carey Baker expressed concerns over a lawsuit filed by the city against DeKalb Cherokee Gas District at Monday's regular Rainsville City Council meeting.

Baker said he is worried about the possible effects the suit could have on potential businesses looking to locate in Rainsville.

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  • Rusty-Shackleford posted at 4:28 pm on Thu, Dec 9, 2010.

    Rusty-Shackleford Posts: 54

    I heard the same thing about the Germans. I heard that they wanted to build the VW plant in our great state but at the time state law said you could only sell beer up to a certain ABV-alcohol by volume. That cut out most German and all the fine Belgium brews. So VW choose Chattanooga. And remeber the fuss when the BOE wanted to make testing to graduate high school tougher. You think a company is going build where the population does not want its children to be challanged intellectualy? Forget anything high tech. We got to start now with our youngest ones and refuse to let them fall behind in math and science and it starts with getting rid of the teachers that can't or want teach our kids at a higher level. Too much money and time is thrown at football while intellegent kids are not provided with the tools of success. We got brand new helmets and shoulder pads while kid share 10 year old computers and are tought by second rate teachers.

    Then and only then after an entire generation is properly educated will "real" jobs come to DeKalb county.

  • The Critic posted at 8:33 am on Thu, Dec 9, 2010.

    The Critic Posts: 127

    Mr. Baker should be running the town of Rainsville. He obviously has a clear understanding of business development and overall economic development.

    Another thing a business that is looking to move to an area is going to do is read the newspaper. They see the bickering like this going on and guess what....they're moving on to looking at another area.

    Same thing happened to the German flooring plant that was supposed to move into Fort Payne. Them Germans like them some beer. If you will remember, the selection process was on going about the same time as the wet/dry vote in Fort Payne. There was all the bickering about that going on.

    See ya!

  • Pamela Gifford posted at 9:15 am on Wed, Dec 8, 2010.

    Pamela Gifford Posts: 30

    I must've missed something somewhere. Wasn't there another issue between Rainsville and DC Gas a few months ago concerning unpaid fees and Rainsville bypassed suing them for that because of who was on the board and the impact it would have on customers... now there's a different issue and a different suit is moving forward?

  • Rusty-Shackleford posted at 4:25 pm on Tue, Dec 7, 2010.

    Rusty-Shackleford Posts: 54

    "approved a one-time pay raise for city employees for one pay period per employee"
    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't they vote to raise city employess raises just a few weeks ago?


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