Mark Kern, Another Employee Being Paid For Nothing

by Staff on September 24, 2007 · 84 comments

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Clerk-Treasurer Mark Kern is still an employee of the City of Mitchell, even though he submitted his resignation a few weeks back. He sent out a press release to the Bedford Times-Mail on the evening of September 5th announcing his resignation.

Clerk-Treasurer Kern, however, after being “on vacation” for a few weeks prior to that, was still receiving a paycheck from the City. In addition, he is *STILL* receiving a paycheck from the City.

According to the Mayor’s Office, “the paperwork hasn’t been filed yet”. When asked “So he’s still officially a City employee then?”, the person responded “Mm-hmm”. No effective date of the termination of his employment with the City was available.

I’ve also heard that Mark’s plan is to “hang around” until after election time (he apparently never filed the necessary paperwork with the Clerk’s office to have his name removed from the ballot either) to see if he wins. If he wins, he’ll stay; otherwise he has his job in Indianapolis to take if he loses.

In the meantime, Kim Leonard is being paid around $12/hour to do what Kern is being paid tens of thousands a year to do…

18 comments
zummpeed
zummpeed

if there was a god all you Christians would be scared to death because your new cars+clothes and money is not what your stupid little book commands you to do.say what you want to make it appear your right but what i just wrote is fact something you all disregard to turn a big cult lie into truth.

suebeey59
suebeey59

the bible says thou should not judge thou neighbor!!!!!! we are the ones they have to answer for our sins and god is our judge. if your a true christian you should know this. jusrt because you go to church every sunday doesnt gurantee you have a place in heaven. only he knows that!!!!!!

suebeey59
suebeey59

i agree with you!!!!! these people have the right to know that they dont have to vote for the person who signs them up. those people make them feel obligated to vote for butch. i think its sad that you have to win by getting people to vote for you by not explaining there rights to them. also, nellie was offered a list of the absentees and she refused so the chastain's shouldnt be complaing about someone informing these voters of their rights

admin
admin

Surely you, the wonderful Christian, are not judging another? I haven't bothered to check, but I'd imagine it were you who said (just today, if memory serves) that we should not judge, but to leave that to God. -- Webmaster, Mitchell News

Peed-off
Peed-off

I agree, family should always come first. I am aware of the situation with Dannys dad and Danny is doing right by him. Parades go on, year after year. Parents dont. Dannys priorities are straight. I guess you would be happy to ride a float in a parade while your dad was enduring some rough times??

Peed-off
Peed-off

The only person that pressures an old person, most without sound mind and body, to vote for them is worried about losing an election, a nice, fat paycheck for doing nothing, a city car to drive and a taxpayer funded credit card to foot their trips, gas and other such expenses on. Pretty low move.

Peed-off
Peed-off

The Mitchell Fire Department does offer their services to Lehigh( know someone who used to be on the department:))Im sure the police offer their services as well, or lack of it, in this case. :)

Peed-off
Peed-off

Im amazed you got the B before D right! Please, in the future, sober up from your all weekend drinking session before trying to post an intelligent comment. You are only making yourself look retarded!

rick
rick

i dont believe we are talking about the same person i was refering to dana dunbar it seems you are talking about danny terrell?

Peed-off
Peed-off

I just found out yesterday that Lehigh is not in the city limits. Crazy really because the houses along that line are in the city.

suebeey59
suebeey59

well at least dan went and did his own absentee ballots instead of sending his wife to do it.if you know so much you would also know that butch hasnt done anything for our town but raise water rates and try to justify it by saying the city workers had't had a raise for years, yea right. the city of mitchell needs dan to be mayor at least he has the ability to get things done.

admin
admin

Oh, spare me. Perhaps we should discuss Butch going to the "old folks homes" and scraping up absentee ballots there, from a number of folks who don't even know what day of the week of it is. Who really cares if one of Danny's kids doesn't or won't vote for him? Rudy Giuliani's daughter Caroline made public displays of support for Barack Obama -- who gives a shit? -- Webmaster, Mitchell News

Peed-off
Peed-off

Ok, I also have another story worth posting. The Pamida building is being looked at by a telemarketing firm, they are interested in the building and have spoken to Larry Root about a bigger parking lot. Dont know if this was Butchs " surprise" or not, if so, definately no longer a surprise. ;)

Peed-off
Peed-off

Ok, I have the story and its been checked. First, they are planning a new plant for Pumphouse Road. Secondly, they are planning to tear down the plant in town, they are trying to get the plant further out of town to limit the dust exposure and fumes. When they move the plant out of town, of course, the taxes they pay will no longer be going to the city, they will be going to the county. Butch cant run the city on what is being brought in now, how is he going to handle things with even less money coming in?? Hes not, definately time for a new Mayor. :)

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh our finest police officers are at the Festival alright, just look in the old bank window, and you'll see them all sitting around on their butts like usual!

rick
rick

nah phelix has that covered

admin
admin

I noticed the same thing. I was there for a few hours and did not see any police officers at all. They were all probably in a tent eatin' some puddin' or something. -- Webmaster, Mitchell News

rick
rick

that would be kinda hard he doesnt live in the city limits

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