Monday, January 26, 2015
THE 2015 BLIZZARD
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it (not) snow! Unless rescheduled early today the Mayor’s Special Council meeting will be moot.
Even without the threat of heavy snow I would expect that 4 or 5 members of the Council would be unavailable at the inconvenient 6 pm meeting time.
The time and lack of information raises the suspicion that Administration is just playing political games. Unless there has been a smokeless filled room deal the greenies will not approve any PMUA appointments, nor the position of Motor Manager. If Watson is to continue to be the anointed Public Works Director; Mapp’s credibility will suffer.
Watson may be the best available for the job and also a qualified Plainfielder, but to ignore the PMUA scandal and the Dunn/Sander/ Tolliver gift is unconscionable.
Is the “Forensic Audit” a dead duck? An authorizing resolution must be reintroduced and any abstentions or no votes should be rationalized by the Councilor. In fact, any vote that is not in favor of a resolution should be verbally justified at the time of the vote? The public should demand it or petition the state to do one. The NFL has its ‘Deflategate”; Plainfield can have its own “Fiscalgate”. We too could blame it on the weather.