May 3, 2021
IS IT TRUE that the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has finally agreed to repay motorists more than $62 million in excessive fees to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit?…More than 5 million Hoosiers and former Hoosiers customers qualify for refunds under the agreement, which was approved recently in Marion Superior Court and became effective this week?…the settlement includes $28.5 million in refunds for customers who were ripped off for excessive charges between 2002 and mid-2006 for driver licenses, vehicle registrations and other services?… It also includes $33.6 million that the agency began returning to customers last year for transactions from 2006 to 2014?… with previous settlements and refunds, the BMV has now admitted to charging Hoosier drivers more than $115 million in higher-than-allowed taxes and fees during the past 15 years?…this is SNEGAL running wild in Indianapolis in a big way?. IS IT TRUE after nine years in a Nevada prison former NFL and University of Southern California football star O J Simpson is going to be back on the streets?…Simpson was famous most of his life due to his football talent and later on for being aquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her boyfriend in a posh West LA neighborhood?…most everyone thought OJ did it, except for the 12 people on the jury?…we guess that we need to start confining our morning drinks to coffee, water, or tomato juice, because OJ will kill you? Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that the city should add an additional tax on downtown businesses to encourage development?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail IS IT TRUE it’s alleged that a proposed new TIF tax for downtown Evansville and surrounding property owners are being proposed by a hand picked committee? …that downtown business owners and surrounding residential property owners were mailed a petition that ask them if they supported a proposed new TIF tax for that area? …that the petition participates were ask to answer either yes or no to the survey question? …If the majority voted “yes” the Evansville City Council is expected to rubber stamp it? …”the word” in the street is that the downtown businesses owners are pushing it so it will probably pass? IS IT TRUE Landa Clause is hoping to give away in downtown Evansville in exchange for some residential development?…what the City of Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development is hoping to see are three story high buildings with 170 or so apartments that will cost between $30 Million and $50 Million in exchange for some free land?…if the Old Safe House is any metric for what an apartment costs it will take $50 Million just to build 170 apartments with no money left for anything else on the Christmas list?…there was an architect/developer named Jim who was sporting about with renderings for such a place integrated into the old Greyhound Bus Station roughly 9 years ago?…land for development can be a decent deal if the City of Evansville keeps their grimy fingers out of the developer’s way of doing things?…any decent developer can likely build some really nice apartments for less than half of what the City spent fixing up the apartments in the Old Safe House and should be allowed to do so?…more apartments is better when one is trying to attract basic things like groceries. pharmacy and a gas station to a downtown?