David Mekarski Lies about Referendum Newsletter at Town Hall Meeting

Source:DAVID MEKARSKI & DEBRA MEYERS-MARTIN  12-6-2016 TOWN HALL MEETING

A stuttering David Mekarski told residents that the 2007 Referendum Newsletter stated that sewers were only a “minor part“ of the referendum, and that he “can certainly get a copy of it from file and prove the commitment by this board was to only take $200,000 out of the 2008 referendum for sewers”.

Debra Meyers-Martins then states that all the referendum money ($200,000) allocated for sewers was only “spent on smoke testing and televising the sewer system”

This completely contradicts what residents were promised in what was really printed in the 2007 REFERENDUM NEWSLETTER released by the village. A majority of residents overwhelmingly voted “yes” to the referendum believing the village when they proclaimed 50% of the new revenue was for sewers.

In a disgusting revelation, 10 years after the bogus sewer referendum, Cynthia Saenz revealed that the village is in debt $5,900,000 (in principle alone) for sewer projects.

2007 Referendum Newsletter 

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Village’s tax rate. This tax rate increase will generate

approximately $1.2 million dollars annualy in new revenues.

Approximately 50% will be directed to the General Fund to

prevent a reduction in services or necessary layoffs from our

Police department. The remaining 50% will finance a series of

sewer and drainage improvement projects that will directly

benefit many of our neighborhoods. For the average household

with a home that has a market value of $300,000, this increase

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8. WILL THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES INTEND TO USE

SOME OF THE REVENUES RAISED BY THE

REFERENDUM TO SUBSIDIZE THE COST OF

NECESSARY SANITARY SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS?

Our sewer sanitary system is aging. Over 60% of our sewer

lines are 40 years old. These lines are cracking, allowing

groundwater to flood the system. This ground water

infiltration overwhelms the systems ability to handle sewer

water. During storm conditions, sewer water can actually

“backup” into our homes. The Illinois Environmental

Protection Agency has actually issued a Violation Notice for a

portion of the system along Country Club Drive. The

reconstruction of this line alone will exceed $400,000. An

engineering study indicates that the cost of repair of our

overall system will exceed $7 million. To manage this critical

project, the Board of Trustees intends to utilize sewer rates

combined with revenues from the proposed 68-cent increase

to finance a 5-year capital improvement project. The end

result will mean a major reduction in sewage backups,

extending the life of the system for another 30 plus years, and

compliance with State Environmental laws.

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Debra Meyers-Martin Lies about reduced budgets and raising taxes

 Source: DEBRA MEYERS-MARTIN 3-26-2017

This despite the fact the Municipal Tax Rate  has gone up every year and nearly doubled since she took office, along with the skyrocketing Village Salaries which have also gone up every year and are public record.

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JURY AWARDS $678,723 TO FORMER VILLAGE EMPLOYEE FOR RETALIATION, WRONGFUL TERMINATION

 “a subsequent, independent audit produced only questionable evidence funds were missing and no evidence Rambo was involved”

Another poor decision by crooked David Mekarski.

Enough is Enough, Mekarski is the one that should be terminated.

RAMBO VERDICT

Never forget, the letter received from concerned citizen on December 18, 2011

CONCERNED CITIZEN.

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Quality of Life for staff prospers

Chicago Style Politics thrive in Olympia Fields

For the last decade, the David Mekarski Administration has refused to reduce spending while sucking more money from homeowners year after year, with increased taxes and fees.

Clearly, the priority of David Mekarski is the Quality of life for the village administration and staff, especially himself.

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ANNUAL RAISES SINCE  2000

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Mr. **** inquired weather or not there has been a time in the past seven years when the village employees haven't gotten a cost of living increase.


Village president Meyers-Martin stated "Yes we have frozen it. There was a zero degree raise" 

                                   VILLAGE BOARD MEETING  MINUTES

                                                        August 25, 2014

                                                                page 34

                                                       

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Case of Mismanagement

 The following presentation will provide professional and specific analysis of the village budgets revealing unnecessary management deficiencies resulting in unprecedented risk and the immediate need for an executive closed session to discuss change of course and non-renewal of contract of chief personnel responsible for village administration.

Please print following pdf or copy the link and distribute to all your friends and neighbors.

CASE OF MISMANAGEMENT

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Ghost Salary on Village Financial Reports

Discrepancies of our tax dollars 

2012 was the first full year that David Mekarski served in the dual capacity as both Village Administrator and the Village Clerk. Although their current budget states otherwise, the Village denies paying any money to the Village Clerk,The Village of Olympia Fields Annual Financial Reports and 2015 Budget Expense Projections-Administration, clearly  state that for the past 3 years, the Village paid money for a "Village Clerk".

Once again, this is not unlike the typical Chicago Style ghost salaries we read about. Where did this money go?


 GHOST SALARY 


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Village Administrator & Village Clerk

David Mekarski

Controversial Jones Sculpture not so “original” or “hand made”

Turns out this “original piece of art” is actually contracted to a body shop and fabrication shop for manufacturing.

CAVEAT EMPTOR: LET THE BUYER BEWARE

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Never forget where it all started

 We have NOT forgotten who the sociopath was that launched the destruction of Olympia Fields when he irresponsibly hired David Mekarski in 2005 and kept residents in the dark about Mekarski’s reprehensible stint in Vero Beach.

 MEKARSKI PAID $170,000 SEVERANCE TO LEAVE VERO BEACH


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$62,394 “Gift for Jones” ?

Just when you thought the village couldn’t waste any more tax payer money...Now comes a sculpture that has cumulatively ended up costing us more than $60,000. The bill for this “GIFT FOR PRESIDENT JONES” should be footed by the people that have benefited the most from Jones, the village administration and all village employees. Their enhanced salaries could be garnished equally until the total cost of the Tribute is paid off. However, the true accountability for this irresponsible waste of taxpayer money goes to the 6 Trustees that unanimously approved it.

 TOTAL CUMULATIVE COST OF GIFT TO JONES

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Man robs Chase Bank at gunpoint

Why wasn’t Code Red Alert issued ? 

 A male robbed the Chase Bank on Vollmer Road in Olympia Fields at 11:04a,m. Thursday morning (5-4-2017).

The suspect wielded a weapon during the robbery, which was described as a "takeover bank robbery" by the FBI. He fled on foot in an unknown direction after the robbery, FBI officials said.

He was described as a black male, 5-feet, 8-inches tall with a thin build and wearing all black clothing with a black mask..

A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

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Since 2004, Olympia Fields annual salaries have increased +178% over the Consumer Price index

Comparison to the surrounding communities.

Average annual salaries

                                          2004              2015

Olympia Fields          $40,556        $66,612 

FACT: Since 2004, Total Annual Salaries has increased by +178.62% over Consumer Price Index (CPI) = (inflation)

Source:Village of Olympia Fields


Flossmoor                  $42,864        $52,434

FACT: Since 2004, Total Annual Salaries has increased by +20.97% over Consumer Price Index (CPI) = (inflation)

Source:Village of Flossmoor


Matteson                     $39,825        $45,268

FACT: Since 2004, Total Annual Salaries has decreased by -88.04% over Consumer Price Index (CPI) = (inflation)

Source:Village of Matteson

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“There weren’t any burglaries in Olympia Fields last year…name one? ”

“There is no crime in Olympia Fields” 

Carl Frey 

2-27-2013 Town Hall Meeting, Arcadia School 


2012 Olympia Fields Residential Burglaries

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