Bernard Maddoff is a crook, plain and simple. There is little difference between what Madoff did to his victims than what two councilmen and a clueless mayor did to some established residents who were just getting by in Hooper's infamous mid-section. When someone cleans people out, it doesn't matter how, they are still cleaned out. The only difference between these vultures and Madoff is that Madoff's victims were rich.
The "magnificent seven" knew exactly what they were doing. These Hooper city do-gooders should be put in jail just like Madoff. They devastated some established families to enhance their egos and for personal gain. Is it any wonder that Hooper women rank the highest in our state in anti-depressant use at 21 percent?
Glenn Barrow should receive an Oscar for pretending to be a mayor. Being the CEO of the city, he could have honored the petition and vetoed all the foolishness, then offered his people a vote. Instead, he burdened them with a huge impact fee, a huge hook-up fee, a huge monthly fee, a huge increase in property tax, and also, a huge debt for our grand kids to pay if they're not smart enough to "git outta" town!
There are still many highly populated areas in Hooper on septic tanks because the city squandered much of the $18.5 million on fancy suck stations and valve pits. That resulted in not having enough money to provide sewer for the whole town. They could only do 900 hook-ups in the infamous mid-section.
So, we in the down-trodden mid-section suffer with the debt and rest go free.