Maybe he meant to misspell it to catch your eye!? You know when people purposely misspell words like “Vegies” instead of “Veggies” like the guy did on Hwy 3? Or, at least I hope that’s why he misspelled it…
Council, counsel, and consul are not interchangeable. Council is a noun. Its most common sense is “an assembly of persons convened for deliberation or the like.” It is generally used with a singular verb. A member of such a group is a councilor. Counsel is both noun and verb. Its most common meaning as a noun is “advice given to another”: His counsel on domestic relations is sound. A person giving such advice is a counselor. In law, counsel means “legal adviser or advisers” and can be either singular or plural. As a verb, counsel means “to advise.” The noun consul refers to the representative of a government who guards the welfare of its citizens in a foreign country.
The real truth is….. the logo designer misspelled it on the logo. Sadly, I reviewed the logo, but didn’t catch the error until after the signs were printed. So if any of you are wondering why the logo is “counsel” and the rest of my website spells it right, it’s because I didn’t catch the error in time.
I don’t know anything about Mayor Kautz, but we all know building a performing arts complex and maintaining it will cost money and government gets money from taxes.
Rosemount has done a good job maintaining the budget and I want to continue in that direction. The city also paid down their dept when they had a surplus, so now when there isn’t a surplus, the taxes were still able to go down! That’s smart financing!
To be honest, it’s hard to say exactly what should be done with the church/performing arts center since I am not on the arts committee that is tasked with ideas on what to do with it. But with that said, I know some of what is going on. One of the concerns is bringing the building up to code, especially handicap accessible compliance. In my opinion, that will be the most difficult task.
Regarding taxes and converting expenses and how to operate a performing arts center, I would like to see a business take control and turn it into a performing arts center. The business can get revenue from the sale of tickets, etc. and the residents won’t be taxed to fund it.
Very interesting thred. Late in the game hear butt perhaps you can find it in your kind hart to foregive me. Their is no excuse four mispelling such a know brainer butt I believe all ewe peple are being to hard on the guy. I’d bet the average Joe on the street doesn’t know the difference between council and counsel. With things like Text-speak, email, blogs, and other new forms of communication, our written word is going to hell in a handbasket. I say lighten up lest I go back to every thread and check that you’ve made no misspellings or grammatical errors.
Here’s the deal. Admittedly, some of us are a little too picky about spelling and grammar. Sometimes things are just typos, not mistakes (including by the picky folks). But in the big picture, people have a terrible enough time communicating with one another. If we don’t do our best to adhere to standardized communication, what is already iffy will become worse. People who don’t communicate well with each other tend to become hostile. If the language deteriorates, so do relationships.
BTW, those of you out there who missed the second grade, there is a difference between there, their, and they’re. So there. And like that.
You’re right, Sandy. Like I said in an earlier post, it was originally done by the logo designer who designed the sign and I reviewed it but never caught the spelling error. I looked at it dozens of times while making changes to the design.
Either way, what is done is done. I hope everyone enjoyed a laugh out of it. If you know me, you know I can take a joke and not be offended. I liked reading all the comments and jokes all of you wrote.
By the way, a special thanks to all of you that voted for me. Even though I came in 4th, I had a very strong showing of 2,675 votes! And if you didn’t vote for me…. I will hunt you down-NO, JUST KIDDING! I just hope you voted for someone. We had good candidates running for Rosemount city council (counsel, I mean).