Earlier this year it was found that one councilman missed 5 consecutive MBA meetings he is the chair of. This is a committee that receives approximately $75, 000 in taxpayer money and yet he didn’t feel the need to show up for almost have the year. In 2011, he missed half the meetings.
Based on Borough Council meeting minutes, it now shows that the Treasurer who holds a paid position, is also not showing up to the monthly council meetings. If correct, he’s only attended one meeting this year, which was in August! Here’s the link to the Media Borough meeting minutes. Perhaps this has something to do with the dysfunction that’s led to 16 years for a bridge, 15 years for traffic signals (CMAQ project) and $20,000 for 5 minutes of video sold to us by a telemarketer.
If it’s true he’s been told he doesn’t have to show up, I’d like to know who decided this. If you hold a PAID position in this borough or anywhere, you’re expected to be there. Period.
It hasn’t even been a year and we’ve seen, one Media councilman found supplying a website to a group that’s lobbying him and this borough on a multimillion project. Not only was the site never disclosed to the public, but is in alignment with his view of the project. Is that a fair representation of the community?
Another councilman was found to have angrily called an RTM official to openly complain their need to officially discuss the Third Street Bridge repair. A bridge crucial to students living in the Woodlands development, He even prepared and read a statement at a council meeting which embarrassingly insulted BLCC, RTM, Middletown and Upper Providence residents who were interested in the outcome of Third Street Bridge.
As Democrats, Republicans and Independents, we all need to work together and speak up for what is right and expected of our elected officials.