Matt Disrespects The Cops And DPW In Fraser

By T.LaDuke.

Some days you just have to stare in amazement at the incredibly stupid stuff elected officials do.

Matt Hemelberg and Joe Nichols take this to a totally different level.

First, let’s look at ACTING JUST LIKE MAYOR Matthew Hemelberg.

Matt is curious about a fatal accident that happened in Roseville but started as a theft in Fraser. All emails are as is with all the spelling imperfections you have come to love from Matt.

On Jun 1, 2017, at 2:13 PM, Matt Hemelberg <> wrote:

Can anyone explain why we are paying for a code enforcement officer to sit in on an accodent
scene. I would believe he could be using his time more productively. I dont think our officers
need his help with code issues on this accident. Wayne or george please advise why this is

Matt Hemelberg
> Acting Mayor
> City of Fraser
> (586) 214-8921

Public Saftey Director George Rouhib responds.

On Jun 1, 2017 3:21 PM, “George Rouhib” <> wrote:
He was a witness to a horrific accident and was informed by an officer to remain there .

On Jun 1, 2017, at 3:36 PM, Matt Hemelberg <> wrote:

Didnt recall seeing him there for the first 30 minutes. Can we get a copy of the report for this
accident please or must I fill out a foia?
Matt Hemelberg
Acting Mayor
City of Fraser
(586) 214-8921

So Matt has been hanging out at a fatal accident for over 30 minutes? That is kinda gross. Does he think he is going to get a heating and cooling gig out of this?

Director Rouhib responds

On Jun 1, 2017 3:44 PM, “George Rouhib” <> wrote:
You will have to contact Roseville since they are the agency investigating it.

From: Matt Hemelberg []
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2017 3:53 PM
To: George Rouhib
Subject: Re: Accident masonic and kelly

Will do. Thank you. Also can i set up a time to look at your FPD pso handbook. Is this book
online or not? I cant remember from one time before but if possible please email it to me if not
send me the available times to read this.

Matt Hemelberg
Acting Mayor
City of Fraser
(586) 214-8921

On Jun 1, 2017 4:46 PM, “George Rouhib” <> wrote:
Are you speaking about the department policies and procedures?
George T. Rouhib Jr.
Director of Public Safety

From: Matt Hemelberg []
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2017 4:55 PM
To: George Rouhib
Subject: RE: Accident masonic and kelly
Yes sir
Matt Hemelberg
Acting Mayor
City of Fraser
(586) 214-8921

Director Rouhib explains to Matt what happened so he can rest his weary mind.

For clarification purposes of what follows, I received a call from BJ Thursday afternoon asking
me to get Dave K to come back to the accident scene because Roseville Police wanted to take
a statement from him as he witnessed the accident. He was in my office informing me as to
what had happened and he was visibly shaken. He witnessed the theft of equipment from our
city owned trailer and tried to get a license plate number but he couldn’t locate the vehicle once
it had entered a sub division. He returned to tell the employees about what he had observed so
it could be reported as he was having trouble with his cell phone. As he was approaching the
trailer he observed a cloud of smoke and an accident at Masonic and Kelly. At no time did he
pursue the vehicle in the accident.
As an aside, I think that it’s great that our employees are watching each other’s back and that
our employees do not have tunnel vision. I find it’s better to be “slow to criticize and quick to
It’s not online but I am sure I can have a disc made for you.
George T. Rouhib Jr.

So councilperson extraordinaire Matt Hemelberg just happened to be at a traffic accident. Amazing how Joe, Matt and Yvette are ALWAYS around accidents isn’t it? He is SO CONCERNED that a Fraser DPW worker is there he just HAS TO ASK what is going on.

Of course, it is just a coincidence that the DPW fellow involved in this was the same DPW worker that was involved in the HOT PATCH incident where Matt got caught getting undervalued goodies from the city.

Matt is NOT DONE.

From: Matt Hemelberg <>
Date: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: Accident masonic and kelly

To: kathy Blanke Email <>, Wayne O’Neal <>, Jack Dolan <>, Tim Tomlinson <>, Joe Nichols <>, George Rouhib <>, Yvette Foster <>, Patrice Schornak <>, Mike Carnagie <>, Kelly Dolland <>

Could I please come pic up the PSI disc Monday afternoon. If it is easier I could bring in a flash drive and have Kelly or your Secretary copy it for me. I would like to vet this disc to check myself if there is any reason to move forward on taking this investigation to the Sheriffs department. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Appreciate it.

Our boy just does not get that the accident part was in Roseville, but who cares, why ruin a good drinking story. I’m sure the Sheriff dept will love this tale. Maybe you could go with Joe and file an O.M.A. violation while you are at it.

Maybe how about this…..

While you are at the county Matt go into Karen Spranger’s office and pay the fine you have owed for not filing your campaign finance reports on time. You are at $1000.00 bucks and the clock is gonna start ticking again.

Listed below is the paperwork of Matt Hemelbergs refusal to pay his campaign fines for over a year.

CTE Matthew Hemelberg -138785 Campaign Finance Complaint

So what did we learn…..

Matt seems to like hanging out at accidents that resulted in a tragic death trying to score cheap political points against a whistleblower.

I don’t need to go on being that is pretty warped and sick, but he also is voting on funding the city budget and is ignoring his campaign violations.

Fraser…..have you had enough of these people yet?

Recall Joe Nichols

By Thomas LaDuke & Joseph Tocco

Let’s walk this guy out of office

Joe has to go.

The time has arrived.

The novel experiment of electing someone with no political or civic experience in the city of Fraser must come to an end long before his term ends in 2019.

We do not come to this decision lightly.

Recalls are historically tough routes to go and always the last option when all other alternatives have been exhausted. This has been talked about for months and the hope was that Mr. Nichols would eventually learn on the job.

He clearly has not.

Last Saturdays Special Council Meeting to hire a permanent city manager was the last straw. This was not the first time Mr. Nichols has been unprofessional, but if Fraser is too truly move forward, he has to be removed so it will be one of his last.

The grounds for his removal are clear.

 * Mr. Nichols has on multiple occasions not complied with F.O.I.A. requests (Freedom Of Information Act) that were submitted to the city since he requested a change of email address to a private, non government email address late last year that only he controls.

 * His shutting off of the microphone while citizens have spoken to council in a respectful manner has denied Fraser residents their cherished first amendment right to ” peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This is a subject that former Mayor and Mr.Nichols supporter, Doug Hagerty  also felt very strongly about  and sent an email stating this in 2008.

*His general conduct during meetings and off the microphone blurbs (Saturday’s comments are just the latest example) are a constant source of embarrassment and do not reflect how the majority of Fraser residents want their elected officials to act.

We all know Fraser deserves better than this.

That is why we have taken the time to post this today and ask for your support. If you believe that we need to act today and not wait until November of 2019 to move Fraser forward, please contact us today at

With your help and that of those that have already signed up, we can elect someone who is respectful and considerate of the incredible honor of being an elected official in this city.


T. LaDuke

J. Tocco

Doug Hagerty Freedom Of Speech Email 2008

From: []
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:46 PM

To: Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster – TEST Inc.; Ron or Russ Zemens – Ron-Kare Landscaping; debbie wright; Veronica Williams – Marvelous Promotion; Joseph Wicker – College Park Industri; James Walsh – Faulmann and Walsh; Anthony Tringali – Tringali’s Fine Foo; Michael Torres – Eye Spy Detective Age; Kathy Tocco; Lea Timpf – K & K Tool & Die; Kurt Teller – Kurt J. Teller Insura; Christy Strawser – macomb daily; Lea Stoyka – Concentra Medical Ctr; Skip Special – Special Tool & Eng.; Bernice Souris – Carbide Tech.; David Smoger – Paragon Molds Corp.; Mike Skupin – Quality Screw & Nut C; Michael Skupin – JPSorting Tech.; Chris/Chuck Skruba; patrice shereda; Peder Seglund – AquiEssence; Donna Sassin – Innovative Tool, Inc; Dianne/Kevin Samov; Alan Russo – Allegiance Staffing; Heidi Roman – Chronical; Paul Rogers – Fraser Bicycle; Doug Rocho – AVR Mfg. Corp.; Charlie Reindel – C.J.Reindell True Va; Kory Quain – State Farm Insurance; Rob Puckett – BMT Aerospace; Bill Priebe – Wm. Priebe Mechanical; Larry Potvik – Roseville Heating & C; Peggy Pinkerton – AJ’s Coin Laundrom; Greg Peabody – MP Pumps, Inc.; Karen Pauwels – Industrial Servo Hyd; Basant Patnaik – Faurecia; Jennifer Parks – Mason Chiropractic; John Paquin – Laser Specialists, In; Richard Papattini; Dennis Neumann – Speed Clean Svcs.; Kimberly Mueller – Salon Reaction; Gene Muczinski – Royal Engineering; Fred Miller; Kathy & Chris Michayluk – Complete Prototype; Roseanne Menendaze; Robert Mck – REM & Sons Mechanical; Linda/Tim Mc Nelis; Ed Martin; Donna Martin – El Charro; Ed & Colleen Maluchnik – New Dimension Eng; John Logghe – Logghe Stamping Co.; Beverly Lochard – State Farm Insurance; Susie Lindsey – M & S Spring Co.; mike lesich; Anthony Lentine – LeCom; Scott Leemaster – Madison Electronic; Herb Langegger – Bergmont Gage; Marilyn Lane; Thomas Kury – Unicote Corp.; Brian Kulp – CBS Boring; Ron Kruk – A-OK Machine & Tool; Daniel Kraft – Matrix Tool Co.; Bob Kozak – Wholesale Mattress; Frank Kowalewicz – Elegant Alum.; Rick Kincaid – K&F Electronics, Inc; Rick Kincaid – K & F Electronics; Eric Kern – Code Red Cleaning Svc.; Barbara Kasper – Inter-Lakes Bases; Don Kalminski – Java D’s Coffee; Richard Kallmes; Debi Kachman; Ronald Jendrzejewski-Complete Tooling; Brent Jacobs – TCF Bank; ken Immler; Joseph Iacona – Gloworks Imports; Sam & Rob HuHot Mongolian Grill; Chris Hubert – JF Hubert Enterprises; Gail Hool – Cardinali Tax & Acct.; Rob Hodzen – Metal Express; Jeff Hess – G & F Prototype; Richard Hecker – Eifel, Inc.; Gil Harris; Jim & Therese Hagerty; Robert Grant – Grant Industries; Paula Giacona – Windsor Beauty; Gina Fletcher; Sara/Jerry Figueroa; Cameron Ferguson – Sur-Flo Plastics & ; Joanne Fantin – FormTech Industries; Craig Everlove – Anderson-Cook, Inc.; Gary Enmark – Enmark Tool & Gage Co; Ed; Herb Dwyer – Three C’s Landscaping; Bill Duke – Hi-Craft Engineering; Michael Doom – Prototype Tooling & Mfg; Kathy Donigan – Fraser Eye Care Ctr.; Robert Diez – Supreme Gear; Rob Didia – Spectron Electrical Co; Frank Delkov – Positive Prototype; Warren Damman – AutoSteel; Kathy/Jim Clark; Mark Charbonneau – ERA Classic Real; Doug Caudell – Michigan Welding ; Budd Cagle – Ameristeel; Randy Brown – Reliable Forge Die & E; Daniel Brodeur – Broduer Collision; Robert Brannon; Ben Brandenburg – Oakridge Markets; John Bayagich – Bay Products; Darryl Appel – Appel’s Custom Constru
Cc: Jan Wilson; john sexauer; Bill Morelli; Barb Jennings; Barb Jennings; Moe Geromette; Sandy Caloia; sandy caloia; Jeff Bremer; Dan Accavitti

Subject: Freedom of Speech ~ Fraser

Citizens and Taxpayers of Fraser:

Norman Rockwell created a compelling series of paintings during WWII called “The Four Freedoms” to help reinforce what we were fighting to protect. Most noted, is the one titled “Freedom of Speech”.

It shows an ordinary man in ordinary clothes, in what we imagine to be a New England town meeting, rising and speaking. We do not know his topic, or his opinion, and the person or body he is addressing is not shown. But seated around him is an array of ordinary citizens. Our forefathers desire to establish and protect that Freedom of Speech is among the cornerstone reasons for the establishment of our Country.

The antithesis of this philosophy lives today in Fraser, Michigan and is vividly embodied in the sinister and cynical manipulation by the Mayor and some elected officials who control the agendas and who keep a chokehold on the taxpayers that are permitted to speak. They have no interest in points of view other than those they or their shadowy cronies concoct. They tolerate citizens input only because they consciously seek to hobble those with any other perspective but their own.

During the Council Meeting on July 12, 2008, those in attendance and those watching on the cable channel saw Mayor Moe Geromette halt Mr. Ken Immler’s “Freedom of Speech” during his allotted time through the abuse of his power and the aid of the Mayors “mute button”. During the public comment period, attached to the public hearing, Mr. Immler, a concerned building and property owner in Fraser, brought forth a number of serious concerns associated with the still sketchy plan for the Assessors Office, and the unfinished plans to keep this department afloat.

After a little over three-and-a-half minutes into Mr. Immler exercising his “Freedom of Speech”, our Mayor, without justification or notice, felt compelled to trample on one of Mr. Immler’s basic rights by turning off the public microphone so that none could hear Mr. Immler’s powerful comments. This abuse of power and the attempt of intimidation by Mayor Geromette, an elected official, is unconscionable in America and violates ours and Mr. Immler’s very basic rights (guaranteed to us by our Constitution).

I, therefore, ask that all members of the Fraser City Council make a public and written apology to Mr. Immler for Mayor Geromette’s actions. Also, each on Council should note that they are individually obligated to uphold the law of the land and that they, as our elected officials, are not above the law or above Mr. Immler’s rights. Lastly, I ask any free-thinking and free-speaking citizen and/or taxpayer of the City of Fraser to express their outrage at the “Freedom of Speech” that was denied to Mr. Immler on June 12, 2008 by e-mailing Mayor Moe Geromette: ( with a unilateral denouncement of his actions.


Doug Hagerty

Reading With Joe….TOSHIBA

By Joseph Tocco

Budget Meeting Tonight 7pm.

If you recall last month during the first wave of budget meetings Joe and Matt did ANOTHER investigation. This time…Phone Systems.

Seems they were unhappy that Michelle Kwiatkowski ( Systems Administrator) had not “checked out” the system that the city had invested in. They had an email from Toshiba saying we were essentially screwed.

Well a response was given and I wonder if Joe or Matt tonight will update us all on what that was. Being I am a betting man I know the odds are not good they will do the right thing.

Thankfully this video is just over 3 minutes long but it is hard to watch as Matt & Joe, shine on each other. I apologize in advance but I did feel keeping the part where Joe painfully reads the email sent to him had to stay in. Transparency and all.

One last thing. Why are they using their phones when the city purchased i-pads for them? I think Mr. LaDuke will have something on this soon.

See you at the meeting tonight!!!!!!

Attention Deficit Leads To Budget Deficits

The Peoples Mayor
AKA T.LaDuke

Fraser City Council Special Budget Meeting for Tuesday May-9-2017 was attended by professionals of the city who laid out their budget requests and answered questions of the council.

The meeting was also attended by citizens who voiced their concerns.

Mayor and Acting Like Mayor, Joe & Matt were too busy too busy to pay attention.

Here in this video Parks And Recreation board member Dave Winowiecki speaks to council. Joe and Matt could care less.

Next up Gary Placido ( who does his homework) speaks to council and Joe and Matt shuffle papers.

Of course anyone who has watched them know this is typical. Ignore those who speak well and act like they know more.

This is how they act to citizens who are respectfully addressing them, imagine if it was a low budget podcaster.

These are the people who are your representatives in public. On TV for the sinkhole, at other government meetings.

Would Joe and Matt ignore Candice Miller speaking to them? Mark Hackel? Gov. Snyder? Maybe this just reserved to the citizens they represent and pay the taxes here in town.

Question is Fraser…… you care?

We will soon find out.

Stealing A Sinkhole Update, Mayor Joe Style

By Joseph Tocco

the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.
synonyms: copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing

Here is a letter delivered by Dan Heaton who is the Macomb County Public Works P.R.person, delivered to the Fraser senior housing residents on April 28th.

Now here is a letter delivered to the same Fraser seniors 4 days later on May 2nd.

Looks like the same thing doesn’t it? Except for the blurb on the end of the “Joe” one, they are the same.

We are going to hear this week about the city needing to watch all the dollars it can on the budget, yet Joe Nichols used city resources to copy and paste an update that was already given.

Once again this is a county issue.

Why were city resources used to duplicate this?

How much did this cost the city?

Why did Joe not give attribution to the county for their press update?

Candice Miller has done a great job tackling this problem and dealing with it. She does not seek the spotlight and just wants to do the job she was elected to do. Mrs Miller is so focused on the “job” part, she had her Public Relations person sign the update to the citizens of Fraser.

If Joe focused on his job instead of chasing the spotlight, he might be as successful as Candice Miller.

What do you think?

Contact me at VJTOCCO72@GMAIL.COM

Doug Hagerty Strikes Again

By Joseph Tocco

Joe Gives Money Advice. Oh Boy

Joe Nichols is prepping for the budget by posting memes on his “safe’ Facebook page. If you have watched the budget “discussions” the last two years like I have, you know that a lot of words were used by Joe, but not much in the way of facts. This is a shame being for the past 30 years of my living here, budget time was an uneventful process.

So the former Mayor who endorsed Joe, had to chime in.

Now Doug was Mayor for four years and that ended (mercifully) in Nov of 2015. Does any one recall Doug saying that Fraser TIER 1 services would have to be combined with other cities by 2020?

When or where was Doug offering this “new mindset” he speaks of? Do you recall?

Has any official accounting firm like Plante Moran or someone from the Michigan Municipal League given Fraser this diagnosis? I will admit that I try to watch as many meetings as possible but I could have missed this.

During the last couple of elections it was said that Doug and his cronies ( Joe, Matt and Yvette are included in this) were in favor of eliminating the Fraser Police and rolling them into the Macomb County Sheriff Dept much like Mount Clemens was forced too. If I recall, they all have denied that was the goal. Yet is this not what Doug is saying we have to do and Joe just agreed with him?

What numbers does Doug have that the city manager, finance director, Abraham & Gaffney, P.C. CPA Firm, Plante Moran and all seven council members don’t have?

After Doug made his ridiculous claim that all of the homes on Eberlien had lost 50% of their value and that 40% of the homes in Fraser had lost 5% or more of their value with no actual data, when do we finally start asking him to “back up his claims with real data”?

Mr. LaDuke and his show tackled this glaring flaw here with Why Is Doug Hagerty Mad?

Anyone can make numbers up. Takes a real leader and honest person to back it up with facts.

Also Joe is half right about what Einstein said ( He left out the ” definition of insanity” in that quote) yet there is a greater point.

Doug and his circle of people have been involved in city government since 2003 in one way or another.

We have seen how Doug allowed the council to be found in violation of the Open Meetings Act over towing. Allowed the council to go for almost a full year with an empty seat which created confusion and also allowed bad information to get out about a possible sale of the senior center.

He also was accused of trying to trade a vote to get his friends,Fosters towing, the towing contract back after two company executives pleaded no contest to fraud charges stemming from insurance billings to AAA Michigan. ( Doug is this still being investigated? Fraser councilwoman files police report against mayor )

Fraser does need “bold changes.” I suggest those bold changes are too finally stop listening to Doug and the people he supports like Joe, Matt and Yvette and listen to those that actually back up what they say with facts.

Not just words.

Not just meaningless Facebook posts or hiding behind blocked accounts being they are scared too face up to scrutiny of those who can challenge their lack of knowledge and integrity.

As Einstein correctly said,

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Following Doug and those he has supported in their lack of facts and meaningless comments is the very definition of Insanity.

If Fraser is to move forward, the insanity must stop.

Governor Snyder And Mayor Anger Management

By Joseph Tocco

Gov. Snyder Does Not Know About This Guy.

Gov. Snyder has been embattled (rightly or wrongly) for his handling of Flint. A lot of that was out of his control and he did not know about.

Standing with a guy who has plead guilty to ripping off a lady’s change purse, has anger outbursts at city council meetings and has cut off the mic of women who just did not agree with him….bad move Governor.

Your staff is letting you down again. They need to do better research.