To those of you that don't know, here are the results of the
election in West Vincent:
6 year term
2 year term
The Township Building
6 year term
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2 year term
The new Supervisors in West Vincent Township starting in
January, 2012 will be Brown & Quinn. It looks to me that a
great number of subscribers came out to vote yesterday. Thank you
for trying to get the best people into office.
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The political machine was in full swing with poll watchers, people
to phone bank to calling voters and the outstanding job they did
of knocking on doors and don't forget, money. Lot's of money.
Quinn's team used signs that said "re-elect" that were old. There
weren't alot of them. right after my posting, the NEW and Shiny
Quinn signs came out. I guess they were on order? Who cares what
Quinn did. She bought a ton of new signs, did mailings, had a
professionally made website. Most importantly, she had no
supporting evidence for any claims she made against me or the
candidates. Just her empty words.
The Malasics and Holderness team really had no money in this
campaign and had to run a shoestring operation. They didn't even
make new signs. They re-used the old signs over again. Their
website was done by the candidates, not a professional service.
The content, the writings, all by them or a friend. Not one dime
was spent on the development of the web pages.
I admired the transition that the Brown-Trolier team website made
from an attitude of that if they were elected they would continue
to to run the township the same way. As the campaign progressed,
the platform changed, saying that the things need to change. Brown
and Trollier adapted as I wrote. The question is, with the
Quinn-Miller machine still in charge, will anything change? Will
anything get better? Honestly, I don't hold out hope for that.
David Brown will have to really step up to the plate and push.
Here are a few letters I have received since honesty lost in WVT.
I had to dig them out of my 'dead and gone' folder since I was
originally so disenchanted with the results that I was going to
give up on you and West Vincent.
"Pam Brown says
they have 3 lawyers looking at the allegations of corruption for
Clare and Ken
and think they have a good case.
We believe you."
That's fine with me. I hope they are paying for the
lawyers themselves and not getting the township to pay. Or maybe Pam would spend part of that $102,800 the
taxpayers gave her to pay that bill?
Although I suspect the story of 3 lawyers is just that, a story.
Meant to put the frighteners on me. Or, more likely, trying to
convince you and others that they actually have a case.
"Do NOT be disheartened.
You did real well, far better than I thought you
You have opened up a big overloaded can of
worms...that will see much daylight
in the months to come...
keep on keepin on..."
Well, OK, but there's nothing that can be
done for 2 years now. I need to get on with my life, my
researchers in WVT need to get on with their lives, but
everyone please tell me when you spot some evidence of
corruption in WVT. I'll look into it.
In the meantime think about those who prefer to pay higher
Think about the new trash collection idea.
Multiple collectors, straight deal. One collector, on a township
arranged contract, can you imagine the possibility that raises for
kickbacks for those who choose the contractor? It might cost
less, the first year, just to look good. But after that? I'll
Oh, and here's another thought, and a letter:
"Perhaps Weatherstone residents should be reminded
that most of us have our trash collected on "private"
undedicated alleys. Don't think the township will go down
those alleys (they don't provide snow removal or maintenance
there). So, under a township trash provider, we will have to
haul our trash from the garages behind our house, through gates
and over landscaping, etc to get it to the front of our houses
(where most people park). Oh, and we'll probably pay more for
the pleasure of doing so."
And another letter, I think not so serious as some others....
"Those noisy fuel oil trucks have been a problem too! Think we
could pass an ordinance requiring one oil supplier and perhaps
deliveries on tuesday and thursday between 9 am and 3pm?"
This was a long e-mail. I've got
other stuff to do.
Talk to your neighbors, go to township meetings.
Question what is done in your name. Above all, look for
My very best wishes to
you all for the future.