If a picture is worth a thousand words, these two pictures must be worth two thousand words.
DO AS I SAY.
Mayor Barile and Chamber of Commerce: Spend your money and sales tax dollars in Morristown! Click to enlarge and read the banner: Buy Local. Shop Chamber
NOT AS I DO
Everybody goes out of town on personal business or to shop or eat from time to time. But it is offensive and insulting to the citizens and taxpayers of Morristown when Mayor Barile, five of the six Councilmembers, and City Administrator Tony Cox travel to JOHNSON CITY and spend their own money AND City taxpayer dollars at a 2-day "City retreat" in a luxurious JOHNSON CITY HOTEL. The City Chambers at the Morristown City Center are not shabby and are free for council use, but the Mayor and five Councilmembers decided they would spend some taxpayer money to help them get away from MORRISTOWN and Morristown taxpayers and go to JOHNSON CITY on August 27-28 for their discussions of CITY OF MORRISTOWN finances, sewer problems, and other issues. Councilman Gene Brooks did not participate in the JOHNSON CITY retreat.
Click here to see pictures of Mayor Barile, City Administrator Tony Cox, and Councilmembers Bob Garrett, Claude Jinks, Frank McGuffin, Doc Rooney, and Kay Senter discussing CITY OF MORRISTOWN business while spending City of Morristown taxpayer dollars on food and a "conference room" at the luxurious and pricey Carnegie Hotel in JOHNSON CITY.