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Putting Vetrhus in that position guarantees a Republican win in next year's election.

Added: August 15, 2018 07:45:17 PM
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I personally had a phone conversation with MPD Chief of Police Jeremey Perkins on 8/14/2018 in which he stated that the MPD gun disposal sale was a perfectly legal "Select Auction" according to their attorney, Joey Jenner.

MPD selected 3-FFLs (Federal Firearm License holder) to "bid". They received 2-bids; one invitee failed to submit a bid. McCollum Holdings was the high bidder. Chief Perkins refused to confirm the date or method of advertising the sale or how the three FFL's were selected. He also could not answer if the bids were sealed or open, when and how the bids were received, or the amount of each bid.

35-47-31-3( c ) Chapter 3 Disposal of Confiscated Weapons states that whether a sale is restricted to FFLs or open the the general public that disposition of the firearm shall be by auction with the disposition going to the highest bidder.

The auction must be posted for 10 days in the county courthouse and advertised in the principal newspaper of the county of 2 days at least 5 days prior to the sale.

MPD published the following Notice in the Madison Courier, on 8/10, 8/11, and 8/13, as well as posting a notice at the courthouse:

"On September 3, 2018 the Madison Police Department will be selling up to 40 guns to McCollum Holdings LLC of 3318 E.l 10th Street Suite 5 Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130. These guns are in the possession of the Madison Police Department as a result of forfeiture, seizure, relinquishment, and found property. The Madison Police Department has made reasonable attempts to locate the rightful owners of said guns via phone calls, and social media."

In this notice, the buyer is already named!

An Auction is defined as a PUBLIC SALE in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder. In Indiana, Auctioneers are licensed. When I suggested that following the law would increase bidding opportunities and potentially more funding to benefit the dept., Chief Perkins rebutted, that auctioneer fees would reduce that amount to less than the current bid.

Without evidence of public notice of any such auction allowing all FFL's notice or opportunity, and the winner already identified as McCollum Holdings, our MPD has some serious explaining to do. At a minimum, this sale does not comply with the statute.

If you are an FFL that did not receive an invitation to bid, you were denied the opportunity to participate. If you are a licensed Auctioneer, you may be able to provide reduced or free services to help our police dept.

MPD might even consider opening the sale to the general public to increase the bids. The choice is theirs as long as the agency in charge of enforcing our laws actually follows the law. When they don't it opens the door to public corruption investigations.

Please call Mayor Welsh or Chief Perkins at 812-265-8300 to confirm this story and demand accountability in righting this wrong now.


Added: August 15, 2018 07:51:57 PM
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As previously predicted, Vetrius is the City of Madisons newest council person.

Added: August 15, 2018 07:39:15 PM
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I can verify the contents of Mistake's previous entry regarding Miss Vetrhus and the circumstances regarding 815 W. Second St. I have lived in that neighborhood for over 30 years and was awakened in early 2017 by local law enforcement raiding 815 W. Second. They arrested two or three men and ultimately drug Ms. Hoskins from the residence kicking and screaming as they arrested her. Ms. Hoskins constantly had traffic at 815 day and night for several months prior to her arrest. And these were rough looking characters! What does Miss Vetrhus do? She allows Hoskins to move back in, about ten months after that fiasco! Any lady with such poor judgment should never be a city council man.

Added: August 15, 2018 08:48:12 AM
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Jan Vetrhus would be the biggest mistake possible to replace Mr. Hoffman. She is hypocritical for sitting on Cornerstone board while she owns two deplorable structures at 815 & 817 W. Second St. After speaking with various neighbors of her rentals in the 800 block of Second St., it was confirmed that she allows a known meth arrestee to inhabit 815 W. Second St. According to public records, one Tonja Hoskins was arrested, along with three others in early 2017, for possession of methamphetamine at the 815 W. Second St. residence. Neighbors also confided that Vetrhus allowed Hoskins to return and live at 815 W. Second St. after an absence of less than a year. Supposedly, Hoskins works cheaply for Vetrhus around her house on the East end of Second St. Hoskins arrest and subsequent charges are a matter of public record. We can not afford to allow someone with such poor judgment to attain the position of a city councilperson.

Added: August 14, 2018 08:37:11 PM
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I completed the interviews with several homeless at fireman’s Park this morning before going to wish the kind folks at The Sweeter Life good luck with their grand opening. It will take a few days to submit the info to you. Thank you for asking me to help with this important report. Tami

Added: August 14, 2018 08:01:48 PM
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I thought there was talk about putting the overflow of prisoners from the jail at the Corrections where the juveniles were housed. I thought the juveniles were already sent somewhere else in Indiana. This seems like a cheaper way of doing it than spending 23 million (someone said that amount....not sure) on a new jail. Am I wrong about this idea, or did I dream it? This seems like a perfectly good idea, except if the jail is understaffed as it is, then where would they find more employees that are qualified (not on drugs, selling drugs, or a drunk). Not saying that the employees are any of those things because I know a few of them and they are good people. Just wondering!

Added: August 14, 2018 07:30:59 PM
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23 million for a new jail at jpg. Wtf. This is redicuous. We already paid for a jail and was told they’d get rid of the tax when it’s paid off. Guess what it’s been paid off a few years and the tax ain’t going away and now they want a new one. Not a single county council or commissioner should be re-elected. They all deserve kicked out. They should’ve designed the jail right in the first place. Why trust the same people who made such big mistakes to have another shot at million and millions.

Added: August 14, 2018 05:50:15 PM
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4 candidates filed to replace Don Hoffman. Jan Vetrhus, Phil Mullins, D-ick Jones & John DeLuca. Jan is closely associated with Cornerstone & lost her bid for mayor against Damon. * * * Jones was city council but opted not to run again in part because he had come under heavy criticism for what some considered rude remarks & behavior as a councilman. He is a key driver behind the contaminated land - memorial park on Walnut Street. Most know the park & Mr. Jones though ”bustgate” the never ending fundraiser for a bust of a local Underground Railroad activist to be placed at contamination park. Many believe he is lobbying for the seat because he hopes to shift funding to help his pet project. I have not asked him. Phil Mullins is retired from Hanover College & I’m told lobbied because he did not want to work a real campaign. I have not spoken directly with Phil either. John DeLuca is most remembered for his courage in speaking publicly in council meetings against Mayor Welch’s position on several past, key issues . DeLuca is well liked by many. He is described as a straight shooter who doesn’t “cave”. Deluca had considered running for office in the past & is respected by many local democrats as well as republicans. However, he will not likely “go along-to get along” with the mayor. (He’s no rubber stamp) which may/not mean he already has a strike against him.

There is no need to guess whether Julie attempted to unduly influence the selection process- she did. None the less, 2 prescient committee persons will officially decide - should there be a split - I am told someone in the recorders office will cast the deciding vote (Molly ???). Any party member may attend the meeting. So if you want to know who says what & why a particular vote - then head to democrat headquarters & see for yourself. Yes at least one committee person is a close friend & supporter of Julie. The meetings are open to democrats only. I believe you must be a registered Democrat and/or pulled a democrat ballot in the last primary. Hope this help- t

Admin reply: Don't forget Ms.Julie claims she is smarter than everybody else.

Remember when she made her first bid for commissioner she stated she was qualified for the job because she had been trained by the Japanise in Business.

Remember she worked under Markt Lytle and he sent her to Japan for some unknown reason.

Yes, she really said that. She was smart alright, she skirted the law collecting two Gov. salaries and got by with it plus her and wilbur the rat destroyed our local Democrat Party and Jefferson County general fund.. JB


Added: August 14, 2018 05:05:07 PM
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The county is putting a jail on COUNTY LAND in JPG next to the park and lake?? What about the frogs and all the trees to be cleared? Sounds like the swamp is in Jefferson County.

Added: August 14, 2018 04:28:17 PM
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