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(24/07/2016 - 10:14 AM) Green Bastard  -  Everything seems to be running smoothly now. Thanks again Bronx for fixing things up and hope you kids like the new potions and such C-Rida was gracious enough to create for us. I can't thank you guys enough for your continued support and contributions to this little site. worship.gif
(24/07/2016 - 12:37 AM) Green Bastard  -  Thanks for taking care of the fixes on the site there Bronx.
(23/07/2016 - 04:42 PM) Bronx  -  New images look awesome
(23/07/2016 - 03:47 PM) Green Bastard  -  Those look awesome! winner.gif
(23/07/2016 - 03:45 PM) Green Bastard  -  All set up now and kudos C-Rida for setting that all up for us.
(23/07/2016 - 03:10 PM) Green Bastard  -  Doh! Thanks C-Rida disregard that last PM. lol
(23/07/2016 - 01:33 PM) Bronx  -  Congratulations C-Rida. .and gypsy
(23/07/2016 - 01:14 PM) Green Bastard  -  In honor of our new leader it's a FFA day!
(23/07/2016 - 01:11 PM) Green Bastard  -  Congrats on 68K Gypsy.
(23/07/2016 - 01:10 PM) Green Bastard  -  Holy crap! I just noticed you're the new Battle Leader again C-Rida! Congrats and WTG!!
(23/07/2016 - 01:04 PM) Green Bastard  -  Hope everyone is doing well.
(23/07/2016 - 12:55 PM) Green Bastard  -  New Ultra Books are up! Thanks C-Rida for creating those my friend and sorry about the delay gang. Better late then never.....
(23/07/2016 - 12:42 PM) Green Bastard  -  Congrats!! Yippee kiya and all that fun stuff.
(21/07/2016 - 10:46 PM) Gypsy  -  CONGRATS Apo 72k :) :) , and CONGRATZ Crida 70k ,,,
WELL DONE to both :) :) CHEEERS/Z
(17/07/2016 - 07:50 AM) Green Bastard  -  I see we still have an issue or two and I will be talking with Bronx in a bit to get it all fixed up again. Sorry for any inconvenience.
(17/07/2016 - 07:48 AM) Green Bastard  -  I like this new craze of Pokeman Go. I see kids all over actually getting their butts off the couch and computer chairs and going out into the world exploring. Fantastic idea I think and kudos to the Pokeman people.
(17/07/2016 - 07:40 AM) Green Bastard  -  Good day all.
(17/07/2016 - 12:12 AM) Green Bastard  -  Gee C-Rida! You've almost caught up to Apo....
(17/07/2016 - 12:11 AM) Green Bastard  -  Sorry had to run ealier. I'm working tons but it's feast or famine in my world.
(16/07/2016 - 10:01 AM) vodka  -  Hi hun you well ? not spoke for a while
(16/07/2016 - 10:00 AM) Green Bastard  -  Got to run again. Ain't no rest of the wicked. Hope you're doing okay there vodka.
(16/07/2016 - 10:00 AM) vodka  -  like the change in size of the fonts when change page giggles xx
(16/07/2016 - 09:59 AM) Green Bastard  -  Yea just got off the phone with him. He's getting a hold of coder about a couple of other things as well.


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> Coun. Questions Mayor’s Expenses
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By Autumn MacDonald - Quesnel Cariboo Observer
Published: February 17, 2011 3:00 PM
Updated: February 17, 2011 3:49 PM

AUTUMN MacDONALD

Observer Reporter

The city’s finance chair is claiming some members of council are misusing taxpayers’ money.

Coun. Sushil Thapar believes some members of Quesnel city council are “greedy” and only “there to make money.”

Specifically, Thapar pointed to council members staying in “five-star hotels” during annual conventions and meetings.

“Is this for luxury or for a meeting?” he asked.

Thapar says he chose to stay at a hotel “one block” from the convention centre in Vancouver [at a “fraction “of the cost.]

“Why not save money?” he asked.

“It’s not mine.”

However, Mayor Mary Sjostrom pointed to the city’s travel policy, adopted in 2009.

It states:

“At the time of booking the accommodation, discretion shall be used as to which properties are used, ensuring that the suggested government rates are utilized.

“To accommodate the traveller and safety issues, first consideration should be given to the conference location. Booking the traveller into that location or close by in another comparable property ensures ease of access to the conference while reducing secondary travel costs, (i.e. taxis, public transportation, and/or car rentals.)

“There’s a policy for a reason,” Sjostrom said, admitting choosing to stay at the convention center is more expensive.

“But this is a convenience and safety issue.”

Not for Thapar.

For him, it’s about the bottom line.

He poined to another area the city could save money.

“I could easily clawback $300,000 in administration costs with no disruption,” he said.

“And that’s on the low end.”

Sjostrom pointed to the $1 million in savings council found during last year’s budget process, adding it is city manager, John Stecyk’s responsibility to administer the city.

“He has gone over our budget line by line,” she said.

“And, for 2011, he did not see a lot of fat.

“He saw we had already cut considerably.”

Sjostrom also pointed to council members approving travel cuts to their budgets.

“Council went from $5,000 a year to $4,000,” she said.

“And the mayor went from $12,000 to $11,000. Council is doing its part.”

Not good enough, argued Thapar, highlighting the city’s consideration of a 5.5 per cent property-tax increase this year.

“We’re running out of money and increasing taxes,” he said.

“Well, of course we

are, staying in five-star hotels.”

Sjostrom noted there is “more to the story” and said she looks forward to meeting with Thapar.

“I am disappointed he chose to use the media to voice his concerns,” she said.

“We need to deal with this. There is so much to do.”
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