END IS NEAR
4 YEARS - Maintaining this blog
5 YEARS - Served on Borough Council
22 YEARS - Attending
Slatington Borough meetings
In all the time I have dedicated to this community, I wish I could tell you that I have witnessed great progress and economic advancement. Unfortunately, I cannot. In fact, I have seen the reverse. Crime is increasing, Council’s handling of our tax dollars is irresponsible and reckless and our property values are on a rapid decline.
Since starting this blog, I have provided photos, documents and videos that support this assessment. Yet, residents’ complacency of these issues does not encourage change or improvement. To the contrary, that complacency endorses this downward spiral of Slatington.
In 2017 three council seats will be up for election (Reed, Rinker and Brogan). To continue to re-elect these people is a continuation of our deterioration. It is time for people to step up and SERVE this community, not just complain about it.
When I started this blog, many thought that it was just “sour grapes”. As time went on and I produced evidence of Council’s corruption, double standards and incompetence, it became evident that the truth is a bitter pill to swallow. Winston Churchill said “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
Several people provided me with invaluable information for this blog. I thank each and every one of them. It was obvious that some people REALLY did care about Slatington and wanted the best for the Borough.
After all the time, effort, energy and expense that I committed to Slatington, I find that I must now move on to more productive ventures. If I provided you with knowledge, I am grateful. If I provided you with support for your issue, it was my honor. But I can no longer stand by and watch the decline of a borough.
There are a few things that can happen to improve this town. First, the Department of Environmental Protection could take over the sewer plant. Then we know the plant will be repaired, brought up to current standards and apartments would be billed individually for water and sewer minimum charges just as homeowners have been charged.
Second, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania takes over the operations of the Borough. Should that happen, Council would have no power. The State would make all financial decisions, handle all the hiring and firing of personnel, delve into the operations to establish sound practices and policies and most important, place the management of the Borough under their direction.
This website will shut down in the near future. I do not walk away defeated or frustrated because I know I tried my best. Unlike so many who will complain about the Borough but do nothing, I did much and at times, too much. But no more. Good luck Slatington.
- Flu shot clinic
- Smoking cessation program
- Weight management program
- Safety program for senior citizens
- Safety program for children