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Important decision on septic issue

January 27, 2013

Important decision on septic issue DEAR EDITOR: Recently, the Trumbull County Board of Health held a hearing to determine if violations occurred by a local septic installer. I was in attendanc....

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Jan-29-13 5:02 PM

Is this John Hull a member of the TEA PARTY?

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Jan-28-13 12:48 PM

The reason you can't find much is because TCHD crafted the whole thing based upon lies and manufactured evidence. The main issue was septic tanks floating out of the ground. It happened to several installers during one of the rainiest seasons in history. Instead of blaming the manufacturer for not addressing the buoyancy issues, they tried using Meadows as a scapegoat to put the blame on so they could take his license. They didn't seem to have a problem with other installers having the same issue and they failed to acknowledge that even the state rules say it's a manufacturers responsibility. Trumbull County Septic News has the administrative hearing info under the "files" tab. There is video as well under the "photos" tab. You should talk to your trustees though. Tell them to get rid of that do-nothing board member this March by voting for John Hull as the next TRANSPARENT board member with INTEGRITY. He actually wants to SERVE the people.

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Jan-28-13 9:00 AM

I am well aware of the issue of the county requireing septic system installations that far exceed the requirements of the State. I am not sure if Mr. Meadows is fighting the counties requirements or if he is just fighting to install those systems. I'm sure I don't have all the information because this situation is not making much sense to me.

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Jan-28-13 8:53 AM

Well I went to the FB site to try to find out what is going on here. I read where Mr. Meadows is accusing the county heath board of breaches of ethics and potential violations of law but could not find any information about what these accusations are. I read where the County is attempting to revoke Mr. Meadows installation license but no information on why. I read that the county had charged Mr. Meadows with certain violations of the law, but no information on what those charges were. They were later dropped. I also found a link to a political party's website that seems to be heavily involved in this issue. I assume that Mrs. Meadows letter to the editor was written last year because she stated that they are expecting the decision on the license early in the new year. I guess I'll call my township trustees to find out what the heck is going on here.

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Jan-27-13 10:24 PM

This is grassroots citizen involvement at it's finest. The fact that a lone man has come forward with well documented evidence of political malfeasance and profiteering while suffering the consequences by local government legal intimidation for shedding the light into this dark septic tank of detritus should give EVERY common citizen/taxpayer cause to reflect on the over-reaching powers of their local officials. IT us up to ALL of us to scour our OWN local governments for signs of integrity or abuse of power. Upholding the former while demanding cessation of the latter. The Meadows have given us all an example of what it meant when our founders Pledged "Their lives, their fortunes and their sacred Honor." It is a rare show of willingness and integrity from the general citizenry of today. If you haven't already, call the Attorney General's office,demand an investigation, call the local mayor, city council anyone that has any control over this rogue board.This may be the tip o

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Jan-27-13 9:47 PM

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Jan-27-13 5:37 PM

County is correct, outside authority needs to come to TC, this has been going on too long with the corrupt health dept.

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Jan-27-13 2:50 PM

REALLYTIREDOFIT - I hope you were joking about Meadows'giving up his information to the public. Glad he didn't pick you to represent him.

Another sad demonstration of our corrupt county government is that the Meadows had to put up thousands of dollars to defend themselves against bogus charges that were DROPPED! They should be reinbursed every dollar they have had to spend and the people doing the prosecuting should be removed from their positions.

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Jan-27-13 1:05 PM

@reallytired............The intent of this letter was to show that the board wouldn't let Meadows give his side of the story. I guess I don't quite understand your comment. None the less the info that you are talking about has been dispersed a long time ago. Again, in the letter you may have read the reference to the social media site. Trumbull County Septic News on facebook. If you do a little research I'm sure that you will find that Meadows has been very forthcoming. It's the thieving carpet baggers on the board and in the department that have been silent to the public and need to go. Is "tar and feather" still and option?

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Jan-27-13 12:30 PM

Time to get the State Attorney General involved.

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Jan-27-13 11:05 AM

Am I right that the writer of this Letter to the Editor is the wife of Barry Meadows? There is nothing wrong with that of course but but would lead on to possibly think the letter wasn't totally unbiased. Why doesn't Mr. Meadows release his information to the public so that everyone can see the alligations being made. I don't dispute that the situation with regard to septic tanks in Trumbull County is strange. What I don't know is whether Mr. Meadows is after a slice of the action or if he is fighting the county over it's septic tank policy. If anyone knows the deal here let us know.

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Jan-27-13 10:53 AM

The problem with hearings . . . especially open hearings, is that evidently, too many people tell the truth.

ALSO . . . as hard as it might be to believe, I'll bet the health department was less corrupt in the days of the "one-armed-bandit", who I'm sure a lot of people remember.

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Jan-27-13 10:35 AM

God bless Barry & Deanna in thier fight against evil & corruption.

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Jan-27-13 10:30 AM

Welcome to the Good Ol' Boys Club!!!

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Jan-27-13 8:55 AM

The corruption of this board is well known in Trumbull County going way back to the days that Enyeart was appointed. I've never attended a hearing but have followed the stories. It stinks!!! And their legal representation smells worse. How can you close a hearing before both sides testify??? I say throw them all out and start "fresh".

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Jan-27-13 8:45 AM

Always nice to know that corruption is thriving as usual in the County Departments. Same ole Same ole business as usual grease a few palms and the whole mess will magically disappear

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Jan-27-13 8:26 AM

Some thing smells at the Board of Health, and it's not the septic tanks.

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Jan-27-13 8:00 AM

I hope the Tribune has the fortitude to report the complete story when this mess all floats to the surface, as it appears that Mr Meadows will not go away...

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