Loveland Magazine was officially declared illegitimate last night by Thomas Carroll, the Loveland City Manager. At least that is how the Loveland Herald would have reported this story, because it seems anything uttered at City Hall must be the gospel truth. If City Hall says it... it must be so.
This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO was taken in the doorway to Carroll's office last night moments after Councilwoman Angie Settell asked for a vote on issuing a written reprimand to Carroll. Loveland Magazine asked Carroll if he cared to comment on what had just transpired during the meeting.
Speaking about Loveland's Amazing Race held on July 16 and Carroll's unprofessional conduct, Settell said that what should have been a proud day for Loveland ended up being an embarrassment and black mark against our City.
Settell said there needs to be consequences for Carroll's unprofessional behavior - that could result in a lawsuit.
Carroll sent an e-mail to Race officials ten days prior to the event demanding an unexpected and unexplained $5,000, citing the failure of Race Board member, Martin Schickel's not signing a private contract to sell his prime real estate to private developer Rick Griewe for use in the downtown Loveland Station project. Carroll said that the Race permit would not be issued without the $5,000. (City Manager Threatens to Cancel Loveland's Amazing Race)
Brenton Zuck moved to "Table" Settell's motion. The result scuttled a repremand vote. By a 4-3 vote, Mayor Rob Weisgerber, Vice Mayor David Bednar, Paulette Leeper, and Brenton Zuck voted to table the motion. Settell, Mark Fitzgerald, and Linda Cox voted for more discussion.
Loveland Herald reporter, Jeanne Houck attended her first full council meeting last night in perhaps 2 years. She has been to some, but only long enough to take a photo or retrieve a few comments. Presumably the "legitimate" news organization as per the City Manager's comments [see video below] has been doing their reporting while watching meetings from the comfort of home on TV.
The illegitimate news organization, Loveland Magazine has attended nearly every Loveland Council meeting and bringing you HD Video from important discussions since its founding in 2004 - publishing more than 7,400 stories of local interest since.