Leadership Void In Tontitown

Daily Operations Left Without Experienced People

Posted: January 4, 2013 at 4:43 a.m.

Tommy Granata in a 2010 file photo

Tommy Granata in a 2010 file photo

Resignations Wednesday left Tontitown without experienced day-to-day leadership.

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Tontitown Work Session

The Tontitown City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a budget work session.

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And Tontitown is trying to annex more land and people into this mess? The best thing for the community would be for Tontitown to become part of a larger, adjoining city (Springdale). That would eliminate all their ineffective small town government.

Posted by: TheHunter

January 4, 2013 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Who can blame these people? I have to vote in an annexation election next week to decide which city my property will go to. I'm voting ELM SPRINGS. The mayor should move to ELM SPRINGS and be our mayor.

Posted by: i_89z

January 4, 2013 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I thought the city council was supposed to be of the people and for the people, not of the people and for Mick Waggoner. He was not born in Tontitown and did not live in Tontitown until his property was annexed in. De-annex his property and get him out of Tontitown. All of the council members who support him should resign their positions instead of the mayor and his staff. Come on counsel men, put on your big boy pants and do the right thing for once. You are tearing Tontitown apart, what a shame and shame on all of you.

Posted by: spike14

January 8, 2013 at 7:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I've only briefly met Mr. Waggoner. But for years now Tontitown has had numerous issues and everyone has always pointed a finger at him as the root cause. I've lost count of the mayors, let alone other city employees, who've resigned saying it was because of him. He's never run for office but has held numerous positions of power in the city. If I remember correctly, it was Mr. Waggoner who led the push to have his and the neighboring properties annexed into Tontitown because he didn't want to be part of Johnson. I've noticed that his typical tactic is to file so many FOIA requests that it becomes a huge financial burden to the city, let alone the time it takes to find and print them. It's obvious he's coached Ms. Collins to do the same. Mr. Granata was a fine mayor and worked to better the city. I'm not sure what Mr. Waggoner is working to better, but it's certainly not the city of Tontitown.

Posted by: SmokedHam

January 8, 2013 at 8:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Control and power must be Waggoners modivation unless he just doesn't like people with a vowell at the end of their last names.

Posted by: JailBird

January 8, 2013 at 8:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )