This is of deep concern, as it is surprising that the three County Commissioners – Suzy Foss, Jeff Burrows, and Ron Stolz – who brought upon Ravalli County citizens deep humiliation and distress with the appointment that was made by them in regards to the Ravalli County Treasurer, have nevertheless put their names on the ballot and actually intend to run again to be Commissioners. How much more damage can they do?
There needs to be deep and investigative thought as to the competency of our County Commissioners. That thought ultimately brings us to the conclusion that very few of the things which the Commissioners have done, since they came into office, have brought anything but confusion and mismanagement.
Often, the apparent reason for hiring personnel, for instance, the Planning Office Administrator, one who was not chosen because he was the most qualified. Why was he chosen? Though they had an applicant with specialized training in this field nevertheless, this qualified man was not hired. This seems to be the Commissioners’ plan, we will hire whomever we want to hire, experienced or not.
Consider this, probably the worst debacle was the hiring of Valerie Stamey as County Treasurer. If they were incapable or unwilling to see that she could not perform as Treasurer, what other debacle will they lead the County of Ravalli into?
It was within the first month of her being “chosen” that she proved her training certainly did not cover the job of County Treasurer. She did not even fill the basic requirement of her job, which was to give reports and to make sure the variety of schools, library, fire departments, etc. received the monies that were due them from the citizens’ taxes. Those in the valley were now out of luck.
Though the entities in the valley did not receive their money from the taxpayers, Valerie Stamey received and is still receiving our money on administrative leave. How lovely to have all of that money and do nothing. Of course, if she decides to sue those in the County that she has threatened, she now has the currency from the taxpayers, courtesy of the Commissioners.
You three have given nothing to the Citizens of Ravalli County but pain and embarrassment.
Please show some integrity, Suzy Foss, Jeff Burrows and Ron Stolz and take your names off of the ballot.
Personally, my Dad was a Republican, my Mom a Democrat, so when voting what is of importance is Honesty, Integrity, Liberty and Freedom.
In this case, I say with Ronald Reagan, “Suzy Foss, Jeff Burrows, Ron Stoltz, take down those signs!”