he makes 190,000 and he can't make a mortgage payment on this old home
that cant be more than 900 a month payment? At 190,000 you should easily be
able to afford 2000 a month payments. Feel bad for his family.
Now that this information has come out someone related to him or Social Welfare
needs to get involved to help Mr. Ott. I would be willing to do it for free.
This is truly bizarre.
He must me not in his right mind. He is making something like $160k a
Things I don't like about these endless stories on Gary Ott -1-No discussion on the ulterior motive of Ben McAdams to grab the
Recorder's Office for one of his cronies who may not be ill but will also
do nothing for the $180k.2-The wholesale waste in the bloated Salt
Lake County government. Obviously, the Salt Lake County Recorder's Office
needs less staff, because it is the best run Recorder's Office in Utah
without a director. If a director is not needed, cancel the position.3-The reporters on this story claim they are just protecting the tax payers,
but even if Gary Ott is replaced, the level of excellent service and the level
of over spending in the Recorder's Office won't change. So the Dnews
is just doing what Ben McAdams has asked them to do.
Sad story, but I agree with those who wonder where Mr. Ott's salary went.
Many government employees claim to be underpaid: "I could be making more in
the private sector." This may have been true at one time, but not any more
-- for two reasons. First, salary and particularly benefits in the government
sector, have gone way up over the last two decades. Second, after a few years
in a government job many could not function effectively back in the private
sector. Remember the quote from Ghostbusters? "I've been in the
private sector; they expect results." The irony is, many of these people
could go for years, never do anything but draw a salary, and we would never
notice. Even more ironic, we may be better off that way. Will Rogers said that
we should be glad that we don't get all the government we pay for."
Karmen Sanone and Julie Dole both need to be investigated for fraud, theft and
elder abuse. Gary Ott needs to be removed from their clutches.
Prime example of government waste, 200,000 a year, and for what. Makes your head
want to explode.
Where is his almost $200, 000 salary a yr. going? Someone needs to become his
guardian, make sure his bills get paid, and his best interests are being looked
after. Obviously that is not happening with his girlfriend or anyone else.
Sounds like he has some medical problems that need to be addressed. Retirement
and some family help might be the answer.
The voters entrusted Gary Ott with the ability to carry out his duties as County
Recorder when we elected him, but he can't keep his own private matters in
order. Seems it is time to appoint somebody who shows up for work fully capable
of fulfilling their responsibilities, and not just get a paycheck for warming
their office chair. Gary would show integrity if he voluntarily resigned.
@aghastYou beat me to it. He needs to have someone protect his
This makes me glad I don't live in Salt Lake County. Political leaders in
calling for Ott's resignation are correct, but they should also apparently
be asking for an investigation of how he is being treated and taken advantage of
by Salt Lake County employees. Somebody on that salary obviously should have
the dollars to pay their home equity loan, where's the money? In trying
to keep it short - this is not only a potentially abusive situation of the
office of recorder, but also the abuse of somebody that can't fend for
themselves. When the dust settles it appears that Salt lake County will come
out a looser on any end.