"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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KA-NON has left a new comment on your post "You were asking":

@22:42 The reason she should keep repeating that no offer of settlement was made, is because the reason the point about settling was made in the first place was very likely to intimate (without saying it directly) that the plaintiff (Buck) was offered a settlement, did not take it, and is therefore solely responsible for the large claim amount, and the increased premiums, which of course come out of the taxpayer's pocket.

As I see it, there are three things worth repeating.

First, is that there was no settlement offer made. Why is this the case? Evelyn said then, and has repeated often since, that a simple apology could have made this go away.

Second, even if the insurance costs for this case continue to skyrocket, we should remember that the genesis of the claim was the malicious and politically-motivated conduct of the prior power-plant, NOT Evelyn's reasonable and rightful attempts to right the wrong. Each of us would do the same.

Third, that there are numerous other hits on our liability loss runs, as well as direct legal costs in pursuit of fruitless/questionable goals (e.g. attempts to prevent legal golf course development) that are/were contrary to the Town's interests, and have cost us all boat loads of money. Why is there no fuss being made over those?

I am very disappointed in Mayor Dawe and Cllr Abel for the production that they put on, and for the lengths they went to in order to lay the blame for increased insurance premiums at Evelyn's feet. It was clearly a naked political tactic, and certainly not very becoming. I would hate for that act to fool 

anyone into believing that Evelyn is responsible for the increased premiums.
Posted by KA-NON to Our Town and Its Business at 16 September 2


Anonymous said...

Thank you, KA-NON.
Now perhaps the nonsense will cease. Evelyn simply cannot discuss her case.

Anonymous said...

KA-NON's contentions can go uncontested? Where's your sense of fair play, Cllr Buck?

Anonymous said...

You still don't get it ?
This is not your sand-box.
Find or create one of your own.

Anonymous said...

The Agenda for tonight looks lengthy & there are even delegations demanding to be heard. Have a good night & please make sure someone hits the streaming button, Cllr Buck

Anonymous said...

From Cllr Buck:

"I think it's an advantage for politicians to know what people are thinking....good and bad."

Anonymous said...

This is neither the place not the time for your " idle banter ". Those are your own words.