Well Folks, I am back writing my opinions about Madison County and the players that seem totally focused on covering up their actions.
This was not an easy decision for me because I truly enjoy my spare time.
What really intrigued me was the sleeping giant that awakened with the last French Broad EMC Director election.
This giant has been consumed for years by an iron fist that has overtaken every governmental and social aspect in our area.
There is an old saying we have in my family, “You can’t push a chain you have to pull it”.
This giant got sick of being pushed around and came out in such force and with very little time.
The giant truly gave a spanking to the old guard at the French Broad regime.
When I say old guard I mean this regime is controlled by the same people that control all the money coming into and out of Madison County.
David Justice and Larry Leake are the main frame of this monopoly.
French Broad’s old guard are the leaders of the Democratic Party in this county.
French Broad Electric hires very few registered Republicans or unaffiliated.
This is a fact that everyone that has lived here for any length of time is fully aware of.
Now who are these players? Well we will just let the public documents from FBEMC 990 forms fill you in.
The first document is the salaries from 2004. This is as far back as I have been able to get at this time. Notice Charles Tolley was manager.
Remember it was the pompous Charles Tolley who was interviewed by WLOS after the director election this year.
I remember his statements he stated that it was such hard work and that these highly paid employees deserved their salaries.
The question now becomes Do you think Charles Tolley deserved his salary in 2004 of $192,631.00.
The link below contains a list of officer’s directors and trustees for 2004.
Why does French Broad EMC need 10 officers?
Let’s evaluate these bloviated salaries and benefits.
First I know that French Broad wishes to play down the health care and retirement compensation as a no salary benefit.
I find this offensive because most of us pay for our own health care out of pocket and we now pay more because of their (Democrat) boy Obama in the white house under Obama Care.
This is a part of salary plain and simple. Look what the great Oz of Long Branch road received $192,631.00. The amount of $39,331.00 was nontaxable.
How many of you would like to make $39,331.00 and not pay taxes on it?
How many of you would like to make per month $16,052?
This is what the Great Oz of Long Branch road received in salary and benefits each and every month in 2004.
Wow who makes that in one month in this area?
Neurosurgeons- I bet a neurosurgeon works more than 40 hours a week.
Let’s look at the rest of the Great Oz’s munchkins
T. Warren Buchanan- B Hayes Byrd- John L Chandler-Parnell Cooke- Joseph G Justice- Carl O Ramsey- James M Ray –Bill R Riddle- Gary T Wilde- Earle Wise- who by the way lives next to the Great OZ on Long Branch.
All good democrats…….
These gentleman and yes notice they are all male species which speaks volumes.
These men average a work week of not more than 2 hours in any given month.
The gross low end salary is $16,722.00 and the high end is $18,567.00 for 2004.
Factor the hours to a 40 hour work week for the common man.
That would be 8 hours a month for 12 months.
The total for the year is 96 hours. So in essence these munchkins made these amounts in 2.4 weeks.
In Madison County it sure pays to be hooked up with the “Swells”.
I filed a former public record request with French Broad Electric Coop on
It is as follows:
May 6, 2013
Phyllis Holt and Jeffrey Loven
French Broad EMC
Marshall, North Carolina, 28753
Pursuant to the state open records law, N.C. Gen. Stat. Secs. 132-1 to 132-10 and Federal law 5 U.S.C. 552, I write to request access to and a copy of:
1).Full schedule form 990 records for 2006 thru 2013.
2).Audit reports for 2006 thru 2013.
3).Bid Process to determine contractors (RFP process).
5).Conflict of interest policy.
6).Compensation compatibility data.
7).Access to all minutes of board meetings.
If your agency does not maintain these public records, please let me know who does and include the proper custodian’s name and address.
I agree to pay any reasonable copying fees.
I would request your response within ten (10) business days.
If you choose to deny this request, please provide a written explanation for the denial including a reference to the specific statutory exemption(s) upon which you rely. Also, please provide all Segregable portions of otherwise exempt material.
Please be advised that I am prepared to pursue whatever legal remedy necessary to obtain access to the requested records. I would note that violation of the open records law can result in the award of reasonable attorney fees, for which you may be held personally liable. See N.C. Gen. Stat. Sec. 132-9(c).
Thank you for your assistance.
First they missed the deadline and secondly they failed to meet the IRS public Inspection / Disclosure Rules for Non-Profit form 990. They also failed to meet the request of all the documents. They only released audit reports from their own auditors.
Mrs. Holt referred me to Guidestar.org to review the 990.
Interesting Ms. Holt who reportedly in 2011 made $174,963.00 in salary from French Broad as an office secretary did not fully understand that these third party websites modify from the original submissions. Thus this would not satisfy the “widely available requirement”.
Also according to the French Broad EMC 990 filings these documents are available for viewing on location.
So I have been left with no choice except to file form 13909 (Tax-Exempt organization Complaint form) with IRS.
Also complaint forms with the Utility Commission and the Attorney General’s Office.
Now comes Jeffrey Loven …..Jeffrey Loven seems to have come to the scene in 2005.
link to 2005 salaries- fb2005sal
Jeffrey Loven sure came into a gold mine. In 2005 he was making $168,719.00.
Look at the yearly expense account $2,419.00 for 2005.
I wonder how many dinners that paid for…Maybe it went for gas.
I hear it takes a lot of gas to fill up the helicopter Peter Pan likes to fly around in.
Charles Tolley the great OZ of Long Branch spent $3822.00 in 2004 on expense.
I assume this is because he is a bigger boy and needs more nourishment.
In 2008 I requested salaries from French Broad Electric coop. I contacted Rick Thomason for these records. Mr. Thomason turned the request over to Loven.
Below is the email response I received from Loven….
From: Jeff Loven <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: cinh32 <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, Aug 14, 2008 4:20 pm
Subject: return email/call
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. I have been in Raleigh most of this week and trying to use today to get caught up. I spoke with Rick and received your message regarding your request to publish FBEMC wages/salaries on your website. It is a policy of FBEMC and the board of directors not to release personnel information. In today’s times, we feel we have an obligation to protect any personal information we keep on employees or even customers for that matter, making sure that we do not violate any laws or other regulations.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Jeff Loven, PE
French Broad Electric Membership Corp.
3043 Highway 213
Marshall, NC 28753
Now firstly Loven was required under law to allow me access to his salary and any salaries on the 990. I never asked for customer or personal employee information. He purposely misled me into thinking I was not entitled to this information. This email is being sent along with other documentation to the IRS and Utility Commission and the Secretary of State’s office.
What were they hiding?
I have an idea …….
Below is the link to the 2008 (990) salaries.
Jeff Loven was making $221,354.00- Rick Thomason was making $256,717.00, Tracy Evans was making $170,765.00 and Phyllis Holt was making $134,188.00 as an office secretary…And right there is little Joe Justice and his directors with their pathetic 2 hour work week making over $17,000….PRICELESS
The big question is Larry Leake what is he making as the attorney for this coop?
The latest 2011 salary 990 is very interesting not just because of the salaries but because of the money paid out to contractors.
JBL communications was awarded a construction contract of $588,142.00 for fiber construction while Edwards’s utility doing the same job is awarded $225,226.00 in 2011.
Why did the Coop need 2 contractors for 1 job?
link to contractors- fb2011incont
Who is JBL communications?
Why none other than Jackie Brooke Lunsford INC.
A good ole entrenched Madison Democrat that has been indicted for murder- Just like his daddy back in 1997.
Do you know who Brook’s attorney is?…
Yep you guessed it Larry Leake. Leake while in his late 20’s harassed a young woman at the age of 15. Leake threatened to go after her parents and threatened to burn her house down unless she met with him. Law enforcement set up a sting and caught him he was serving as an appointed State senator and was forced to resign his position.
Wonder what Larry would do if a man did this to his beloved daughter?
Below is the definition of a child molester….Need I say anymore….
Child sexual abuse or child molestation is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation. Forms of child sexual abuse include asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), indecent exposure (of the genitals, female nipples, etc.) to a child with intent to gratify their own sexual desires or to intimidate or groom the child, physical sexual contact with a child, or using a child to produce child pornography.[4
I am going to end this segment today with some more documentation on French Broad’s explanations in their 2011 990 form. fb2011exp
Applying for Non Profit status and getting it comes with a great deal of responsibilities.
With these clowns running the shop the term NO PROFIT should be on a banner and stapled to the front door.
I am sure most of the members take issue with the arrogance and incompetence as to how this COOP is managed by its directors and trustees.
Arrogance and thinking that the rules don’t apply to you….. below is some new information on Jeffrey Dale Loven.
This is going to give me the segway into my next article which will deal with the incompetence of the Madison County building and inspection office. My focus will be on the director Ryan Cody whose appearance as of lately is a cross between Duck Dynasty and the Honey Boo Boo shows.
Below is the tax property card for Jeffrey Dale Loven notice that he had a residential improvement in 2007.
He now has 2 full baths and 1 half.
Loven Property Card- jlovenpropertycard
His septic permit which is below – appears to be in violation because his septic is only approved for 2 bedrooms.
Loven Septic permit- lovenseptic
Why didn’t Cody’s office review this?
Mr. Loven isn’t suffering from any undue hardship on this piece of property.
Why did Cody’s office look the other way…
That will be answered in my next article so stay tuned folks….The site is still under construction so bear with me till I get it just right.