Hager proposes “free” lobbyist contract with Rutherfordton

RUTHERFORDTON—The Town Council of Rutherford were to consider lobbyist Mike Hager’s  Hager Strategic Solutions (HSS) employment contract but the vote to postpone that topic passed 2-1. Council members Clements and Giles voted in favor of the postponement and Cobb was against. Council member Christy Bare was absent.

Public comments asked the council to consider former NC House Rep. `Hager’s past record before taking a vote on his contract. The Council had concerns about an unrestricted and unapproved expense account, unidentified membership fees and registration fees for both lobbyist and principal. The following information was sent to the council members at their request.

The contract was to begin on April 1, 2018 and end on July 31, 2018. While there is no specific result promised in the proposed HSS, there are laws regarding contingency fees.

Prohibitions and Restrictions.

§ 120C-300.  Contingency fees prohibited.

(a)        No individual shall act as a lobbyist and receive payment for lobbying that is dependent upon the result or outcome of any legislative or executive action.

Hager’s proposals to the Town of Forest City and to Rutherford County were rejected.

The next meeting of the Rutherfordton Town Council should be Wed. April 4, 2018 at 5:30 in the Rutherfordton Town Hall on Main Street. In the interim you may voice your opinion by contacting council members:

Mayor Jimmy Dancy
236 Grayson Drive
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Email:  Mayor@rutherfordton.net
Phone:  828-287-7997

Council member Henry C. Giles, Jr.
243 West Mountain Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Email:  hgiles@rutherfordton.net
Phone:  828-287-4447

Council member Christy Bare
231 Bent Creek Drive
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Email: cbare@rutherfordton.net
Phone: 828-286-8997

Council member Terry D. Cobb
123 Dogwood Lane
Rutherfordton NC 28139
Email: TCobb@rutherfordton.net

Council member Stanley L. Clements
365 South Ridgecrest Street
Rutherfordton NC 28139
Email: sclements@rutherfordton.net
Phone: 828-287-5489

Majority Leader Mike Hager to resign seat in NC House – | WBTV … (WBTV) -. North Carolina House Majority Leader Mike Hager (R-Rutherford) will resign his seat in the general assembly on Tuesday. Hager confirmed his departure Saturday morning after WBTV obtained a memo from the North Carolina Republican Party that said he had already resigned.

https://dailyhaymaker.com/?p=17917  He’s lobbying for basically the same build-solar-schools-with-government-money bill that he supposedly fought last session.  It’s a new year.  New bill number.  Same monkey business.  

https://bluenc.com/content/rep-mike-hager-r-sued-lake-lure-homeowners

The property owners association (poa) has filed suit against the now defunct Highlands of Lake Lure LLC (originally with Mike Hager & David Odom), Mike Hager, individually et al. At issue are the heavily marketed amenities such as the clubhouse, pool, tennis courts and hiking trails in the 230 acre gated community that were never built. The jury trial was moved to November 13, 2012.

Hager is also accused of violations of his fiduciary responsibilities as developer and manager by not informing the property owners of this decision. At issue as well are the assessments collected by Hager. Hager pleaded guilty in discovery to misrepresentation to several complaints including misrepresentation of marketing of the amenities that were not built.

At the last minute the case was settled out of cout for an undisclosed payment.

www.thedigitalcourier.com/…/article_fabf5d55-e4cb-5bd3-92e9-64f33996b4be.html –

While he did not release any of his income tax information, Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, did discuss where he makes his money.

The Daily Courier requested income tax information from all candidate and incumbents running for North Carolina House and Senate in the region. Both Hager and Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Spruce Pine declined to provide the information. Hise is running for his second term in the Senate and is unopposed. Hager’s opponent, Democrat Lisa Harris Bralley, provided income tax information (see related story).

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2012/07/17/exc…

An indictment is expected for Rutherford County’s prize Republican, Mike Hager, for the mess he made at Highlands of Lake Lure. Hager is already broiling in litigation filed by Hager’s angry purchasers.

Meanwhile, the attorneys and their favorite judges are scrambling to postpone trials of these men of vice to dates after the election in hopes that political brokers will come to their rescue.

www.wral.com/lobbyist-fundraiser-invite-raises-questions/16811516/

 

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