Linda Carter claimed many people asked her to apply for the interim Mayor position once former Mayor Hodges decided to step down.  It is probably true that her inner circle of friends asked her to put down her fishing pole and join them in manipulating a majority of the Board of Aldermen to appoint her as at Interim Mayor.

Carter’s persona as a nice, God fearing, Bible quoting grandmother quickly disappeared once she was appointed as Interim Mayor of Millington.  Had former Mayor Harvell been appointed when he was nominated, Millington would not had to suffer the wickedness that happened to the City of Millington during Carter’s reign of terror.  Prior to her appointment, the only major issues pending in Millington during 2012 were the completion of Veteran Parkway and the Municipal School District.
Instead of keeping the status quo during her  appointed interim Mayor position, she used her newly elevated position to advance her own agenda,  not for what was best for the City of Millington.

Her first official business as a 12-month Interim Mayor was to change Millington’s form of government in 28-days.  This was done without consideration to the
citizens of Millington.  With 2012 being an election year it could have easily been on the ballot as a referendum for the citizens to decide if they wanted a change of government.

Also during Interim Mayor Carter 12 month tenure:

  • Longtime employees were forced to retire, were terminated or they quit
    because of Carter’s leadership
  • Making loans from the Sewer Fund  to other fund accounts i.e. Street Aid Fund that should not have been taking place because the Sewer Fund account is required by the State to be self-sufficent.  Finance Director Trusty knows how close the City of Millington sewer and water billing services almost was taken over by the State of TN.  Why is he making loans from that account to other accounts?  Could it be that Finance Director Trusty is fast and furious with our tax dollars, Carter kept him instead of letting him go as everyone knows she had planned to do when she was appointed?
  • Police Department severely understaffed (and still underpaid)
  • The anchors given to the City of Millington as gifts from the Navy was sold as scrap
  • The City of Millington went from two day trash pickup to a one day pickup creating health issues for many because of flies and rodents
  • A new department was created with 4 new management positions resulting in 5 employees’ receiving salaries totaling over $200,000.00
  • Combined the Planning Department with the Public Works Department
  • Created a controversial verbal water policy
  • As Interim Mayor, Carter  have more lawsuits filed against the city than any of Millington preceding  ELECTED Mayors

 

The City should be thankful we just had 12 months and not 4 years of Linda Carter being Mayor of Millington…I know I am!

 

 

4 Responses to City Hall The Last 12 Months

  1. city resident says:

    DLS, I approve your article 100%. Only a few more days and Linda Martin Wilson Carter’s reign (of terror in my opinion) will be over.

    Wishing all a Happy New Year. May Millington’s new board do right for the citizens.

  2. Guess Who? says:

    As an optimist I try to see things in a positive light but there hasn’t been much to be very positive about in Millington lately, that is until the recent mayoral election. There is an old saying, “It is darkest before dawn” and God only knows, Linda Carter has brought Millington some very dark days recently. It almost seems like Ms. Carter has a score to settle, a vendetta if you will, against the city of Millington and I for one believe that to be true. No one in their right mind would deliberately do the destructive things that she has done unless she did not have an agenda. But she was not alone. She had plenty of help from her cronies on the board of aldermen who were all to eager to do her dirty work. The Good News is that she and her pack of aldermen minions only has 2 business days left and her reign of terror will end, forever! THANK GOD!!
    Mayor Jones’ overwhelming election results was a mandate by the people of Millington telling him that they are sick of the status quo and to FIX IT!!
    To Millington’s newly elected alderpersons, I want you all to know that it will not be business as usual. In the past, the mayor and board of aldermen did some pretty stupid things because they knew that “the fix was in” and that no one would challenge them. You, however, will be watched and everything you do or say will be scrutinized, analyzed and recorded. In other words, “You will be held ACCOUNTABLE!” Damn, what a novel idea, an elected official being held accountable for their actions.

  3. CATHEY says:

    WELL SAID MS. DEBRA !!!! HOPEFULLY WITH OUR NEW MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMAN THIS CITY WILL MAKE A 190 DEGREE TURN. ALL THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE AND MAYBE OUR NEW MAYOR WILL SEE EVERYTHING THIS WOMAN HAS ABUSED IN OUR CITY AND TAKE FORWARD STEPS TO REPAIR IT NOT STEP BACK AS SHE HAS DONE. AND BY THE WAY THANK GOD THE GOOD OLD BOYS ARE GONE RIGHT ALONG WITH LINDA CARTER.CONGRATS TO OUR NEW MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMAN I KNOW YOU ALL CAN DO A GOOD JOB!!!!

  4. Millington Fan says:

    To the new Alderman, we voted for you because we want change and we want it now. Please work with your new city manager to start the change process. Please go out and be very nice to city employees that have been threatened and scared for 12 months. Please review each department head and determine if they are part of the solution or part of the problem. Please make changes to the city charter that correct the simple problems that your predecessors failed to understand. Please start talking about the quality of Millington and not stab people in the back like several department heads seem to be doing. We voted for you to make changes. Please do so in an effective, quick and positive manner.

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