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Somethings rotten in Denmark

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 23 February 2011 04:54) Written by Administrator Wednesday, 16 February 2011 05:33

I just read an article detailing the many shortcomings of our towns previous council and the grave financial situation they left us in.  It seems strange to me that the new council decided the only way to correct the towns ills was by enacting a 37% tax hike, yet here we are a year later with quite a surplus to our budget.  That's strange.

Here's another one: We had a council member who resigned after alleged tax issues arose with his business, and his sole defense to the Daily Times was that he didn't understand the business side of his business; basically that he couldn't read the books.  How do I know he didn't vote for the tax increase simply because he didn't understand all the alternatives?  That's strange.

Well now, since we have a budget surplus the council surely must be considering lowering our taxes next year? Not really, they still consider that we have issues in the township that need addressed and that money is best left in the township coffers for them to dispose of at will.  Also strange.

Is it plausible in any capacity then that our new council was as inept at deciphering the financials as any other previous council and that the truth, as it often does, lies somewhere in the middle?  Maybe.

Let's take back the township, take back the books, and get rid of the politics.  Its obviously not helping any of us out, just ask my bank account.

 

Make your voice heard

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 October 2010 02:48) Written by Administrator Tuesday, 26 October 2010 21:50

I attended last night's 'council meeting' though I knew going in the doors that there was no quorum and therefore no meeting.

Several residents were at the meeting, and it was frustrating to hear that we have no recourse to remove, or otherwise protest the council members who have declined to do their duty.  Let's be honest here - every person on council sought that office of their own free will.  No one dragged them there and made them do it.  So why wouldn't they show up and perform the job they took an oath to do?  All to protect their own party.  Pity.

As residents, its our duty, and our right to show up to these meetings and voice our concern.  I called Rep. Nick Miccarelli today and am waiting for a return call.  I intend to ask him to intervene in our council, though I doubt he will.  I urge all of you to contact him via his site, http://repmiccarelli.net/ or at his office in Ridley (610 534-1002). 

Also, there will be a special meeting probably next week where our council will elect the remaining vacant seat.  Presumably the AWOL council members will attend this one.  As soon as I get a specific date, I will post it here.

I will never be the voice that We, together can be.

   

A rose by any other name

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 October 2010 02:47) Written by Administrator Friday, 22 October 2010 02:38

Singular leadership of people is called many things.  Monarchy and dictatorship are just two.  The last time I looked (and I look every day), I wasn't living in a monarchy and yet, a chosen few have decided that their decisions are superior to the decisions of the people.

 

 

Here we go again

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 October 2010 22:01) Written by Administrator Friday, 01 October 2010 02:42

Well, our borough council has made us the talk of the county again.  Too bad its not for anything positive.  Take a read here for some details.

I wasn't at the meeting, though I wouldn't be any less upset now if I were.  This amounts to taxation without representation in my book, and I won't stand for that.  They have already increased my taxes by 34% this year, I won't have our processes subverted by a handful of people with their own party agendas.

   

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