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 Post subject: Village taxpayers to get hosed by Historical Society?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:06 am 
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It seems that the Greendale Historical Society was a bit off in how they came to that $50,000 they raised. Double-dipping comes to mind, and the taxpayers will be hosed to a tune of not $50,000 in matching funds, but $79,383, if this goes through.

And it's right here in this GreendalePatch.com article.

Here's the best quote from the article: "The society raised the $50,000 this year through internal fundraising, donations and a promised grant of $29,383."

See, they used the $29,383 grant they got, from the Village towards putting public restrooms in the hose tower, as part of the $50,000 "they" raised to get additional matching funds from Village. Doing the math, all they really had to raise was $20,617. I guess they were too lazy to actually raise the full amount on their own, so they had to use what the Village already gave them to reach their goal.

As part of the $50,000 match proposal, the historical society was also supposed to provide monthly updates to the board on their fundraising efforts. Looking at the minutes, they did not do this at a single meeting in November. That alone should nullify the agreement on the matching funds.

It should be noted that Historical Society President Mainella doesn't live in the Village, nor own property in it to pay taxes on.

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 Post subject: Re: Village taxpayers to get hosed by Historical Society?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:22 am 
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It seems that the Greendale Historical Society was a bit off in how they came to that $50,000 they raised. Double-dipping comes to mind, and the taxpayers will be hosed to a tune of not $50,000 in matching funds, but $79,383, if this goes through.

And it's right here in this GreendalePatch.com article.

Here's the best quote from the article: "The society raised the $50,000 this year through internal fundraising, donations and a promised grant of $29,383."

See, they used the $29,383 grant they got, from the Village towards putting public restrooms in the hose tower, as part of the $50,000 "they" raised to get additional matching funds from Village. Doing the math, all they really had to raise was $20,617. I guess they were too lazy to actually raise the full amount on their own, so they had to use what the Village already gave them to reach their goal.

Slight amendment to this posting as I have heard, unofficially, that the grant they are using towards the $50,000 is not the one they were given in July, but a different one they just received from the County for a similar amount. It seems the Historical Society has such a great track record the only entities that will give them contributions are the County and the Village.

I also heard, at the last Village board meeting, that the Historical Society is spending $12,554 on a feasibility study for the Parking Street project and has hired a person from Madison to run their fundraising campaign at a cost of $28,000. Feel free to correct my math, but isn't that $40,000 right there that could've been used on the hose tower? :roll:

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 Post subject: A Question For NBjoe
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:16 am 
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NBjoe wrote:
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I also heard, at the last Village board meeting, that the Historical Society is spending $12,554 on a feasibility study for the Parking Street project and has hired a person from Madison to run their fundraising campaign at a cost of $28,000. Feel free to correct my math, but isn't that $40,000 right there that could've been used on the hose tower? :roll:



Weaving together your thoughts from several different posts, may I assume that if the
Greendale Historical Society were to change its name to the Greendale Historical UNION
you would give them carte blanche to "rip off the property taxpayer"?


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 Post subject: Re: A Question For NBjoe
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Spud- a common tater wrote:
Weaving together your thoughts from several different posts, may I assume that if the
Greendale Historical Society were to change its name to the Greendale Historical UNION
you would give them carte blanche to "rip off the property taxpayer"?

No. Union workers actually provide a service to the community and produce something. The said cannot be said for the Greendale Historical Society.

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 Post subject: Re: Village taxpayers to get hosed by Historical Society?
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I think we established that New Berlin Joe has never been in a Union and knows very little about Unions. He is simply a follower who "heard" Unions are great. In other words, NBJoe thinks Unions can do no wrong simply because he is ignorant.

You are welcome GM workers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q4xzMHora0

Great work for our military!
http://www.mrctv.org/videos/union-worke ... tary-armor

Union lot for getting buzzed!
http://mrctv.org/blog/chrysler-auto-wor ... reaksagain


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 Post subject: Re: Village taxpayers to get hosed by Historical Society?
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jerry3999 wrote:
I think we established that New Berlin Joe has never been in a Union and knows very little about Unions. He is simply a follower who "heard" Unions are great. In other words, NBJoe thinks Unions can do no wrong simply because he is ignorant.

You are welcome GM workers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q4xzMHora0

Great work for our military!
http://www.mrctv.org/videos/union-worke ... tary-armor

Union lot for getting buzzed!
http://mrctv.org/blog/chrysler-auto-wor ... reaksagain


Disturbing video, but I'm pretty sure that the ones who were caught in these particular videoes are the only ones doing this, surely an isolated incident.


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 Post subject: Re: A Question For NBjoe
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NBjoe wrote:

No. Union workers actually provide a service to the community and produce something. The said cannot be said for the Greendale Historical Society.[/quote]

Yes, for example, I have noticed how the rise in power and influence of the teachers' union has coincided to the rise in the excellence of the education received by the students of MPS. And likewise with the money spent per pupil.


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 Post subject: Re: A Question For NBjoe
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Spud- a common tater wrote:
NBjoe wrote:
No. Union workers actually provide a service to the community and produce something. The said cannot be said for the Greendale Historical Society.


Yes, for example, I have noticed how the rise in power and influence of the teachers' union has coincided to the rise in the excellence of the education received by the students of MPS. And likewise with the money spent per pupil.


Don't forget to credit all who deserve credit. The Department of Education didn't always exist, you know...

And, you know what, some teachers are better than others, more committed than others, work harder than others...let's recognize them.

There is NOTHING more valuable than a good teacher.


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