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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    Lots of upset businessmen and women at the police jury meeting last night. For multiple reasons, but Bucee’s was one of them.
    98% of them were there because of what the PJ has done to Doug Postel...

    The 2% outlier might of been there because of the Big Beaver
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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    That’s what happened with the ball park. Not self sustaining, so our “leadership” increased the tax on hotels and restaurants to try to cover some of the shortfall.
    Don't even go there! The albatross in Natchitoches has reached $18 million and now the city says they lack funds to fix problems with the water system. A proposed increase in utility bills was shouted down at a recent city council meeting. They (WE!) will never pay for the ballpark.

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Last I heard, the Ruston ball fields was over $30million. That could be an old number, could be wrong. No idea. Either way. When West Monroe finishes theirs, we will go the way of Grambling.

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Ruston's facility beats Natty by a mile. They screwed the pooch from the get go with the drainage system at Parc Natty.

    Don't know much about what's going in at WM, but they better do it right if they're going to compete.

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne From Minden View Post
    98% of them were there because of what the PJ has done to Doug Postel...

    The 2% outlier might of been there because of the Big Beaver
    So what did they do to him?

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by Dowty View Post
    Ruston's facility beats Natty by a mile. They screwed the pooch from the get go with the drainage system at Parc Natty.

    Don't know much about what's going in at WM, but they better do it right if they're going to compete.
    I dunno.
    WM volleyball/basketball/pickle board palace will be run by a consultant (for $500K a year). Vs. the Ruston travel ball conglomerate which is being run by the city.
    Both facilities were built about 10-15 years too late. I-10 has their own venues now and no need to travel north.
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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by CutiePie72 View Post
    So what did they do to him?
    Didn't re-appoint him as Parish Administrator...
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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by CutiePie72 View Post
    So what did they do to him?
    He was definitely smeared (unjustifiably) by a bunch of people I wouldn’t trust to baby sit my gold fish. It’s going to be a very interesting year with our police jury.

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgpix View Post
    I dunno.
    WM volleyball/basketball/pickle board palace will be run by a consultant (for $500K a year). Vs. the Ruston travel ball conglomerate which is being run by the city.
    Both facilities were built about 10-15 years too late. I-10 has their own venues now and no need to travel north.
    I can't speak to who's running the facilities. I do like the idea of having an outsider run it, but $500k/year seems steep at first glance.

    From a travel ball perspective though, Ruston has the best setup in a 200 mile radius. The recently remodeled/expanded Tinsley complex in Bossier would be second. My son just "graduated" to HS ball this year so we may or may not get to see the WM complex first-hand, but it does look nice on paper. Will be much better than driving over to play at the ULM intramural fields like we did more than a few times.

    There are enough teams in the area to keep tournaments going. The few big tournament organizers out there will continue to cycle through the area complexes each weekend like they always do.

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    He was definitely smeared (unjustifiably) by a bunch of people I wouldn’t trust to baby sit my gold fish. It’s going to be a very interesting year with our police jury.
    How was he smeared? Most people are wondering why he was not renewed.

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by eagle2180 View Post
    How was he smeared? Most people are wondering why he was not renewed.
    Some of the jurors who voted against him have fabricated things against him, and talked down about him around town, and the rest of the down votes are goose stepping behind them. He would have been renewed if the jurors had voted the way the people feel. They refuse to produce any evidence of why they want him out. It’s all because Richard Durrett was Administrator for a long time and had everyone in line. Doug refused to go along with someone no one likes and it cost him.

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    Some of the jurors who voted against him have fabricated things against him, and talked down about him around town, and the rest of the down votes are goose stepping behind them. He would have been renewed if the jurors had voted the way the people feel. They refuse to produce any evidence of why they want him out. It’s all because Richard Durrett was Administrator for a long time and had everyone in line. Doug refused to go along with someone no one likes and it cost him.
    The people that showed at the meeting this week or all the people of Lincoln Parish?

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    If they were there, they were very silent. Nothing but claps for bucees. When asked for public comments not a single person came forward. Not sure what your definition of "lots" is, but feels largely overstated as used.

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    The Bucee’s was going to pass. No one was going to waste time asking questions about that. Several I know expressed concerns before the meeting about giving up the farm and it did no good. A large portion of what we gave up is standard for every Bucee’s location. Initial thought was 15 year property tax exemption, but turns out it is 20. I think we gave up too much in sales tax. Those I spoke with agree with me, but no one on the PJ was going to buck anything and take a chance of being one to kill that deal. People at the meeting as well as the community at large have no issue with Doug because we have never been given any reason not to trust him.

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    Re: Peanut Buckets Coming to DAWGTOWN

    Here is what I've been told on Buc-ee's -

    The City hereby agrees to reimburse the Company, from undedicated funding sources, an amount equal to all the City Sales Taxes generated within the Travel Center Area, along with an additional amount equal to the amount of revenue that would otherwise be generated from an additional sales tax of twenty five hundredths percent (0.25%) within the Travel Center Area, (the “City Sales Tax Additive” and collectively with the City Sales Tax referred to as the “Combined City Sales Tax”) for a period of twenty (20) years beginning on January 1 in the year following the opening of the Travel Center to the general public (the “Sales Tax Reimbursement Period”).



    (f) The City covenants and agrees to reimburse the Company, from undedicated funding sources, an amount equal to all City Ad Valorem Tax assessed within the Travel Center Area for a period of twenty (20) years beginning on January 1 in the year following the opening of the Travel Center to the general public (the “Ad Valorem Tax Reimbursement Period”). The City shall make the City Ad Valorem Tax reimbursement payments to the Company on January 30th of each year, commencing on the January 30th following the first year of the Ad Valorem Tax Reimbursement Period.

    Within thirty (30) days of the opening of the Travel Center to the general public, the Company shall pay the City two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), to be used at the discretion of the City.

    As you can see, it is a slight of hand. The City has “discretion” as to how to spend the $250,000 paid to the City at opening. Don’t forget that all discretionary money goes towards reimbursement of sales and property tax. The City really gets nothing.
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