David Melson

Managing a new city manager

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010, at 8:43 AM
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  • If you hire from a pool of Shelbyville residents exclusively, you're sure to hear more accusations of the "good ol' boy" system. The only thing left to chance is who will be doing the complaining, based on who is not getting their way.

    I must say, I agree with the "strong mayor" concept. If we're going to elect a candidate, why have it be ceremonial only, and have another position duplicate what one position could accomplish ? No stab at Mr. Cartwright or Mr. Ray here, but do we really give these gentlemen enough power to justify the position ?

    -- Posted by superx1250 on Mon, Jan 11, 2010, at 11:02 AM
  • Just wondering. How many members of the council were born and raised in Shebyville?

    -- Posted by bomelson on Mon, Jan 11, 2010, at 3:38 PM
  • Superx1250... Mr. Ray is a strong mayor. While you may be right where Mr. Cartwright is concerned, our county mayors position is a full-time; full-salaried; working position. While it may have appeared to be a part-time job under other mayors, I can assure you that Mr. Ray does more for taxpayers before lunch than most politicians do in an entire term.

    -- Posted by Ponyboy on Tue, Jan 19, 2010, at 7:35 AM
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