Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NEEDED- MORE ANGRY MEN & WOMEN




In my description of myself for this blog, I wrote “Over aged, trying to be "the last angry man". About any and all improprieties of stated interest. For some unknown reason has been listed for years in various editions of "Who's Who"(America, World, Science) I deny any responsibility for typos, spelling and poor punctuation. Hunt and peck has it faults.

I would hope that for the sake of the survival of this city which I call “OZ” there are a sufficient number of angry upset citizens who will do everything in their power including casting appropriate ballots when it counts. In OZ that is at the June Primary and for the School Board in November.

I was extremely disturbed that the latest Special meeting failed to have a quorum. It does not matter if there was or was not an urgent legitimate need for that meeting. If it was a failure of the Administration to recognize the time constraints involved; then the guilty parties should be identified and dealt with appropriately by a functioning Administration.

However the absence of Rivers, Taylor, Brown and Greaves is inexcusable without a valid reason conveyed to the City Clerk and the Mayor so that that meeting could have been rescheduled ASAP.

As an outsider the only conclusion I can reach considering members of the absent group that it was a political boycott for reasons not communicated to the public.

There will be many "defenders" who will blast me for the following most disturbing information which I received via the internet and feel that it should be common knowledge.

The use of OPRA can reveal interesting facts about the commitment of our elected leaders and Board Commissioners to the welfare of the city which they have sworn be fiduciaries; or their callous ignoring their basic responsibilities.

We all should be horrified to learn, as I have been informed, but as of yet not check myself through OPRA, so I can only report this as a third person; both the Chairperson and another Commissioner on the PMUA Board do not believe in paying their PMUA bills. Each about April 15 this year owed over $2500.00. Also I have been informed that our ex-Mayor owes PMUA over $1300.00, and one Councilwoman almost $1200.00. Apparently Councilor Taylor who is exempt from City Taxes due to her late husband’s military service and subsequent disability also believes that her PMUA services are free. Ask her how much she owes as of April 15.

Those facts are all available to the public and should not be ignored since these people are our paid civil servants and determining how OUR tax/PMUA payments are spent. If you question the truth please don't accept it, however perhaps you should  verify these facts by seeking the information that you are entitled to by law.

Each one may have a valid reason for their delinquency, however since all are paid through funds received from the people they are supposed to save perhaps their can be an Ordinance or a Referendum requiring ant suns owed be taken out of their service compensation prior to their receiving it.

I am sure that an OPRA of their tax records could reveal similar non payments. In the past it is known that at least three Councilors’ were always delinquent in their tax payments.

Yes; are they working for us or taking advantage of their political positions ?





10 comments:

  1. Bridget Rivers owes over $50,000 to the taxpayers of this city for back taxes and PMUA bills on the house at 346 Hunter Avenue which is listed on the city website that she lived in for years. The house is in her daughters name-very convenient, but they all lived there. When is she going to pay the people of the city back that $50,000? She is shameful and that should be considered stealing from the taxpayers. The seniors she acts like she cares so much about are paying higher taxes because of her. When will she explain herself? And she wants to be mayor.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had thought that had already posted a disclaimer about noon time when O forst read my email. Since it seems not to have taken this is in its place.

      Please note that the above is an anonymous comment that I have not verified although I have had seen something in the past. The validity of this comment should be checked by OPRA since these records are public documents which it is illegal to reuse to give out. I ahd heard years ago that there was an amount of this nature but it was being reduced gradually. If someone will get the tue fac ts I shall post them PDQ.

      Delete
  2. They're better than the rest of us, it's ok that they shirk their bills ( in their minds ). What they show with their disdain toward the people in City Council and PMUA meetings they frost the cake with not paying their bills while collecting taxpayer funds. Not hypocrisy, simple arrogance.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Any fines levied against them? Oh no, of course not! But the rest of us pay...and pay...and pay...to subsidize them. What a waste of our money!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It seems those who are so "holier than thou" and Taylor is one don't feel any need to follow the rules that they keep bringing up when they think others are not following them. So much BS from people like Taylor and Shady Sharonda. We need people who currently follow the rules to help us, not BS artists.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, what do you expect from council members who don't even follow their own council rules? Why should they follow the rules the rest of us have to follow, when they can ignore their own rules and get away with it?

      Delete
  5. Council should have their pay checks issued straight to the tax office to pay their back taxes. They should be ashamed of themselves!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Doc,

    Government Public Service is a privilege not a right. Any individual who fails to pay his or her public debts should not be allowed to hold a position of governance. I would like to see a public question on the November ballot saying”

    “Any elected or appointed official in the City of Plainfield, who falls 30 days in arrears in paying his or her debts to the City, including taxes, PMUA bills, fines, or of fees, will immediately forfeit his or her position and be barred from holding an elected or appointed position in the City of Plainfield for a period of FIVE (5) years.”

    Tom Kaercher

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would like to see such a pub lic question on the ballot. Get the ball rolling.

      Delete
  7. How about this only people who taxes, and PMUA bills are paid can come to the mic and complain. People need to worry about their own bills, and stay out of other peoples business.

    ReplyDelete