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Policy discussion

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Clay County Farm Bureau will host a legislative policy discussion at 6:30 p.m., Monday, at the Cory Community Center (fire house).

Indiana Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization that takes action on the rules, regulations and legislative matters that affect its members.

All voting members will be given the opportunity to take part in discussing the issues that concern their agriculture operations and rural community.

Each year, every county creates recommendations on legislative action and these are then discussed and voted on by county delegates during a full day policy setting session.

Once the ideas have been passed, Indiana Farm Bureau members work to enact the approved policy.

Clay County Farm Bureau voting members are invited to attend and bring concerns about local, state and national issues Monday. A few of the topics that will be discussed include:

* Changes in local government, and

* Property taxes.

For more information, call Jon Nicoson at 243-2663 or e-mail nfarms@joink.com.

Those who are unable to attend the meeting are welcome to visit www.infarmbureau.org, the organization's policy page.

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How wonderful to know that the proposed school renovation project, when compared to an interest rate of over 4%, and and inflation rate of only 5%, will cost over 5 million dollars more than if we did it all right now. Of course, the interest rate this week is only 3.75%. So we are looking at way over 5 million dollars more by phasing the project and waiting over 8 years for the High Schools and North Clay. I think those opposed right now should have to make up the difference in 9 years. This will mean at least two more high school graduating classes without the additional classrooms, technology, and space. Of course, this is without a remonstrance from 100 of the registered voters. Good job again Clay County Farm Bureau. Most of the reason we have the problems in our secondary schools (except for technology) are because of the original remonstrances against the proposals twenty years ago! Way to go Clay County Farm Bureau! Will the FB make up the difference in costs 9 years from now? My questions for their meeting: please explain the benefit to your opposition to the original proposal. Do you know where the bus garage even is located and when it was built? No corporation in this area (including Vigo County) has even close to a 100% passing rate in bus safety. As far as the Central Office goes, how do you feel about working with asbestos plastered walls everyday? Where should the corporation store their records? How old is the building? How cost effective is the heating and cooling? Why do we not have public meetings in Central Office? Answer: Public access disability law. Why do you not consider the employees of the corporation, who do a great job, as people with rights and worthy of consideration also?

-- Posted by faraway on Wed, Feb 20, 2008, at 10:10 PM

So lobbyists such as Farm Bureau get this kind of publicity now?

-- Posted by RDK on Thu, Feb 21, 2008, at 5:31 AM

How embarassing for our county! These people should have to pay the difference and be run out of town!

-- Posted by madmom61 on Thu, Feb 21, 2008, at 9:21 AM

I guess the one way that a voice can be heard is by hitting them in the pocket book. I encourage all Farm Bureau policy holders to change to a different agency. This group is a bunch of elitists that are formed to do their own selfish platforms.

-- Posted by cubbiefan on Thu, Feb 21, 2008, at 9:31 AM

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