Tuesday, January 13, 2015
THAT COUNCIL MEETING
Once again the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s of youth baseball dominated the first half of the Council meeting. The heritage from the previous administrations Recreation Division desire to sponsor its own “Negro Baseball League” and eliminate the established “Queen City “league occupied almost 50 % of the meeting time.
Once again it was "who did or didn’t do that"; "where is the money", which one the City should support if either. The two groups were instructed to meet again with the Directors of Public Works and of thee Recreation Division to work out usage of the City’s facilities.
Mapp has made it clear that the City will not sponsored either group but will provide and maintain the facilities.
Once the Council got down to business it zipped through the agenda in lightning speed.
The first aberration occurred when the Administration “withdrew” the nomination of Thomas Crownover for is representative on PARSA.
The next bomb fell when the Council failed to move to the Agenda the creation of a Manager of Motors position. Although this seemed to me to be a forward going action, only Williams voted for it. Greaves after asking why it had not been done before, voted no, and the other 4 abstained; in effect a no vote.
The final important action was the complaints registered by a number of citizens including a property owner/ merchant about the conditions on Park Ave near the 7th.St. Axis. Once again it was one of dirt, drunks, panhandlers, public urination and emptying bowels in the back of buildings. The lack of police presence was mentioned.
The situation there is one that gives the city a black name and discourages out of towers from coming to Plainfield.
At least the meeting was over early enough to get home a watch the 'Buckeyes" demolish the Oregon Ducks. Congratulations OSU. How did VPI ever beat thgem?