Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Humane Society Meeting Tactics

Dec 20, 2018

The mayor says the Clinton County Commissioners may be choosing strategically when to have meetings giving information about the county's embattled Humane Society.
Credit courtesy City of Frankfort

Several times in 2018, Chris McBarnes has mentioned trying to amend the ways of what he calls the “old boy network” of people who make decisions in Frankfort. This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we quiz him about a couple possible places where that cabal of city elders has taken hold.

First, are the county commissioners trying to bury the results of a financial review of the Clinton County Humane Society, sweep the whole mess under the rug and award another $100,000 to an organization two former directors say is riddled with dysfunction?

Second, cities regularly raise utility rates to pay for new capital improvements, but Frankfort will have to raise water rates by almost two thirds in the next four years. Is that because of fiscal conservatism gone awry in past years?