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  1. Sewage Overflow Photos – April 2014


    April 11, 2014 by Steve Winkler

    -By Leslie Scates- This evening, April 10, 2014, I took a little stroll down to the wastewater overflow leak that has been mentioned in the news lately. I wanted to see it for myself in order to form my own opinion about it instead of listening to what was being said about the situation. The trip was eye opening to say the least! I took out my IPhone and immediately took pictures to document my trip and what I was seeing. These are those pictures.


  2. Water Commission Carries On


    November 8, 2012 by wcobserver

    Report of November Meeting By Steve Winkler The first meeting of the West Fork Water and Wastewater Commission after the previous day’s vote to dissolve the commission and establish a water department within city government began with a prepared statement read by Commission Chair Virgil Blackmon. He began with “The people have spoken,” and added that


  3. Editorial: The Risk of Voting FOR


    November 3, 2012 by wcobserver

    The Risk of Voting FOR The ballot initiative being presented to West Fork voters on Tuesday is a game changer. Voting to elect a mayor or council member has a built in safety valve; if your choice turns out to be a mistake, at least, it will be rectified when the four year term ends.  At the same time, if your choice works well for you, it may not be repeated with the next mayor or alderman.  This ballot initiative will change city government in a fundamental way; it will change how the individual components of city government are connected to each other.  To use a mechanical metaphor, the way the gears and wheels interact will determine the performance of the machine.  The ballot initiative is about the structure of city government, not the individuals who occupy any position in government.  Governments are the administrative equivalent of machines with interchangeable parts.


  4. Stand Up and Step Aside


    May 8, 2012 by Steve Winkler

    It’s time for West Fork’s Water and Wastewater Utility Commission Chair Virgil Blackmon to step down. Under his leadership the commission has moved from being cited and fined for violation of the Freedom of Information laws to actually being unable to state with any certainty how many members are even on the Commission.


  5. ‘Ask Me No Questions … ‘


    October 20, 2011 by wcobserver

    The Water Commission paid back a portion of the $25,000 bailout they received from the West Fork General Fund in May of this year. A photocopy of the $15,000 check was included in the councilmember’  packets just in case there were any doubters. The remaining $10,000 is to be paid back next month according to the person in charge of water and sewer, Michael “Butch” Bartholomew.