Hang on To Your Wallets Folks!

Hang on to your wallets folks. Tonight (Sep 18) our city council will be looking for $60,000 to pay some consultant to manufacture a report telling us that the Shoppers/Art Gallery project is a stroke of pure genius and we should all get down our knees and thank God for Michael Harding. Consultants will say anything if you pay them enough.

There’s a petition at both Godiva’s locations. Sign it. Slow this thing down. Make them follow a transparent and accountable process. There has been NO public participation or consultation. They are spending like drunken sailors. They bought a 3 story, 26,000 sq ft building with NO feasibility or engineering study. Now they’re trying to commission the study that should have been done long before the purchase was made. This study isn’t a feasibility study. It’s a smokescreen designed try to to cover up the fact that they bought a building without having the first clue if it was suitable for an art gallery.

These people are taking YOUR money and just throwing it up in the air hoping it will turn into an art gallery. They have to be stopped.Sign the petition.

ps: I have to give County Council some credit for fiscal responsibility where these matters are concerned. County Council is only spending $2925 for the paid mouthpiece they’re using to try to pick our pockets.



  1. Anonymous
    Posted September 18, 2008 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    There will be kissing booth manned by Sir Michael Harding and the other councilors who VOTED YES on this in front of Shoppers next week for those taxpayers that like to be kissed when they get screwed.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted September 18, 2008 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be sure to wear my trapdoor longjohns.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    Pay attention little ones, check out this link to the engineering study:
    I look forward to reading the names on this petition.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Mr Harding:

    So what’s your point? It’s an engineering study.

    We already knew about the study. That’s the sort of thing you’re supposed to do BEFORE you buy the building not after.

    It’s not a feasibility study. It has yet to be proven that a new gallery is either needed or desired by the community. That’s what a feasibility study would reveal.

    Posting this engineering study is just more smoke and mirrors to try to hide the fact that council bought a building without having any studies to back up a need for the purchase or the slightest idea whether the building was suitable and now they’re desperate to get the project rolling before the word gets out that it’s just another scam.

    This nonsense is about as convincing as the job description you posted a while back.

    ps: Since the report indicates that the building you bought is twice as big as necessary for your requirements (nice move) perhaps you could rent out the other two floors. Maybe you could rent it to Cliff and he could build an indoor mini golf course. 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Should be a nice spot..wedged between a crackouse(home) and a pawn shop. Im sure all of the old biddies will be rushing out to chill next to the methadone clinic.
    Get rid of Harding and most of woodstocks problems will go with him.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    You know what they say about real estate. Location. Location. Location.

    Maybe we should update the tourist literature. “Welcome to Michael Harding’s Woodstock. Visit our Class A Collecting Gallery. Pay no attention to the druggies lining the sidewalk, the panhandlers or the burned out hulk across the street.”

    Harding would put a cherry on a pile of dogshit and try to convince you it was a chocolate sundae.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted September 20, 2008 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    you’re telling me those were not peanuts in my sundae?

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    Posted October 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

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