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Allegations, health insurance benefit questions preceded Loughry's firing

By the way, Councilman Breuer showed his rage when he was on the school board. Nothing new for him to throw items at the meetings and walk out.... Someone told me he is related to the mayor through the marriage. also, Councilman Miles is the Mayors nephew. you are going to get. no wonder we have two members of the council who are against shedding the light on the illegal acts of the mayor.

September 28, 2011 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Allegations, health insurance benefit questions preceded Loughry's firing

Corruption is insidious, a viral infection that turns cancerous if ignored over time -- and that's what has happened to the city of Basehor. Like corruption, investigations have a way of going viral. It's the only way it can be stopped.I have lived in the Basehor area for many years and I am not surprised to hear about the corruption. Just recently I read about the city giving the employee’s 14% retirement benefits. Wyandotte County only gets 7% and we also have to contribute. Why was Basehor the only City in the State to get double the retirement? Well I read that this was changed last month. For years developers, builders and just plain people with greed in mind have run the city. Finally we have a council who are correcting the wrongs. I am also not surprised that employees and people who don’t want this to stop have created anonymous user names here and are defending the corruption. I guess you don’t want people ruining a good thing like taking money from the citizens. Why are you trying to get our attention to move to the “10 day” contract restriction or the fact he was on vacation? Like a shell game, you are trying to get people to forget about the fact that the Mayor and Administrator violated and ignored the rules/law…. Who cares if corruption is uprooted during a vacation. Quit crying. I’m happy that it is over.

September 28, 2011 at 8:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your reaction to the firing of Basehor city administrator Mark Loughry?

Corruption is insidious, a viral infection that turns cancerous if ignored over time -- and that's what has happened to the city of Basehor. Like corruption, investigations have a way of going viral. It's the only way it can be stopped.I have lived in the Basehor area for many years and I am not surprised to hear about the corruption. Just recently I read about the city giving the employee’s 14% retirement benefits. Wyandotte County only gets 7% and we also have to contribute. Why was Basehor the only City in the State to get double the retirement? Well I read that this was changed last month. For years developers, builders and just plain people with greed in mind have run the city. Finally we have a council who are correcting the wrongs. I am also not surprised that employees and people who don’t want this to stop have created anonymous user names here and are defending the corruption. I guess you don’t want people ruining a good thing like taking money from the citizens. Why are you trying to get our attention to move to the “10 day” contract restriction or the fact he was on vacation? Like a shell game, you are trying to get people to forget about the fact that the Mayor and Administrator violated and ignored the rules/law…. Who cares if corruption is uprooted during a vacation. Quit crying. I’m happy that it is over.

September 28, 2011 at 8:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your reaction to the firing of Basehor city administrator Mark Loughry?

GoBobcats, So if the top employee is stealing money from the coffers, are you suppost to keep him? Are you ok with this? From the printouts I reviewed from the previous attorney the language sounds pretty straight forward. It was an illegal move between the mayor and city administrator.

The nerve of him trying to come forward with a change to add these to his pay after he stole the benefits. Am I correct that it was over $1,000 a month [from another article]? He was there over 2 years? You do the math... Shame on you.

What about the fact that the 2ND page says he lied about his pay at his last job? You should really read this before making anymore comments. If we were to match the pay [from another article] and he made $76,000 then why did the council pay him $88,000. Why did mark say he made $85,000 when it was really $9,000 less?

Question, why did entire council and mayor for let this go on so long?

Dennis, Ires and Box should be thanked for calling an end to theft. I would have your Chief of Police investigate this for possible theft and get our money back.

Taxpayer2, What is this land A, C, D? Where are these properties?

September 26, 2011 at 11:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )