Well, it seems the electioneering continues, trying to
besmirch anyone who might be opposed to the current Board of
Here is video of Susan
Miller's questions and statements at the meeting May 29,
followed, at this link, by someone else's opinions of Mrs
Do please read the remarks following the video before you
read the rest of my newsletter.
Here is a transcript, followed by my own
Susan Miller: So I'm here tonight because, um, I've been
forwarded some e-mails that are false and written anonymously,
um, and apparently these e-mails go out to residents of the
township. Uh, they're false because because they are filled with
innuendo that is deceptive and the emails that I'm coming to the
board about tonight are ones that deal with Township business.
Uh, also be clear, that these e-mails also attack my husband and
the business that we operate on Horseshoe Trail. While the
township business, they also attack us personally. Um, anybody
who doesn't know, my husband own and operate a farm on Horseshoe
Trail here in West Vincent Township and on May 21st a e-mail was
forwarded to me by a resident that was sent by a person or a
group of people that call themselves Chickenman. Now, in this
e-mail, from May 21st that I have here, I actually received it
on the 22nd, there are a number of things that they question
about the township but the one that I'd like to bring up
specifically is one, I don't know, about three quarters of the
way down the page and I'll read it in quotes and then I'll ask
the board to address a couple issues with that. Umm, this is
from Chickenman, in quotes, "RJL Landscaping Inc would like
$1275 for repair sprayfield of MM, Matthews Meadows with
question mark, last time they submitted a bill was when I caught
Ken Miller destroying sprayheads and the people in the
development were charged for it. I wonder what happened this
time as the bills list wasn't specific." So first off, I'd like
to ask the board what, that, to be specific about the bill fro
RJL Landscaping for $1275 for repair to that sprayfield and I
assume it's at Matthews Meadows and if that damage was caused by
Ken Miller, anybody at my farm to that sprayfield for that bill
of $1275. Could somebody address that?
Jim Wendelgass: If I could address that,um, that was work
that was, there was damage that was in underground piping, so it
was not damage which could have been done by mowing. I would say
also, the damage that was done last year was not at Matthews
Meadows, it was at Weatherstone, uh, several sprayheads were
damaged and Ken notified us immediately uh and paid us for that
damage. Uh, this was a situation where the operator of Matthews
Meadows system came to the township and notified us that there
appeared to be a leak, an underground leak, asked the township
if it could get it repaired. Obviously, you have to get it
repaired, um, so, um he in fact was the one who brought in the
landscaper to do the work and got it repaired. It has been
repaired. Uh also note that, the, because the contract was not,
uh, awarded until tonight, that sprayfield has not been mowed
since last year.
Susan Miller: So, second part of this, which
you addressed very nicely Jim, was if this Chickenman, this
Chickenman Posse says that the last time they submitted a bill
was when I caught Ken Miller destroying sprayheads and the
people in the development were charged for it. Now, uh, Ken
Miller is acting as a private citizen when he is fulfilling the
contract of this bid. He is a part of our farm, there at
Birchrun Hills Farm and that week that he mowed those weeds
fields, or our farm was the last week of July, 2011. 2
sprayheads were damaged. Ken immediately reported the damage. A
bill was submitted to repair it. The bill was submitted to Ken
Miller on August first for $912. It was paid the exact same day,
that check was deposited the very next day by the township, I
have the copy of the check from our bank as proof it was paid
for. That the residents of any development did not not pay for
the damage to any of the sprayheads. Once again, Chickenman is
wrong. The Chickenman Posse is creating innuendo to be deceptive
to the residents of this township.
Clare Quinn: It's not innuendo, it's a lie.
Susan Miller: It's a ...It is what it is. So,
I want to be clear, that Chickenman did not catch Ken Miller at
anything and the sprayheads were damaged and it was reported
immediately as part of the contract.
OK, the second issue, we have here, regarding township business
comes from another e-mail that was forwarded to me by a resident
and this one was sent by a person or group of people who call
And this Chickenman e-mail is dated May 25, 2012. It was sent to
me, let me see, I have it right here, on May 26, the very next
day. Now, this e-mail wants to let residents to know that the
township bids were opened for the field mowing. Now, he alleges
or they allege that no bids were received and that something
improper was done with bids that were never received. I'm here
to ask you if the township received any other bids for that
contract that were not presented to the board of Supervisors.
Jim Wendelgass: No, absolutely not.
Susan Miller: Absolutely not. The truth is,
no bids were destroyed and not presented to the Supervisors, is
Jim Wendelgass: That is absolutely correct
Clare Quinn: There were no bids at all the first time the
project was bid.
Nobody bid at all on the first time and the second time ken
Miller as a private citizen bid. Is there anything that limits,
I'd like to ask the township solicitor, the township Supervisor
or his family from bidding on a contract for that mowing? For us
to bid on that.
Alan Greenwood: Not that I'm aware of that there's a
restriction. He has to recuse himself which he has done in terms
of the uh awarding of the bid, or the contract, as you may.
Susan Miller: Interestingly enough, um, did
Ken Miller meet all of the requirements...to...bid? You know,
did he fill out the 9 page bid contract, did he submit the 10%
bond, did he fill all that out so the he, did he have it in
before 4 pm on the date it was due?
Jim Wendelgass: Yes he did.
Susan Miller: He did, ok. That's great. No
special consideration was given to Ken Miller in this process.
Indiscernible speaking in background
Susan Miller: The reason this is important is
because this chickenman posse is trying to discredit our family
business. They're trying to keep us from operating our business
here in West Vincent Township and this part of the township
issue because this is a township contract. Now, Chickenman also
wants to know how it is possible that no one else bid. I thought
about this and I looked into it and the truth is the bid was
advertised in the Pottstown Mercury and the Lancaster Farming. I
looked up the circulation and they have a combined paid
circulation of 80,000. The bid, I assume, was also picked up by
bidding agencies around the region so I feel comfortable that
plenty of people had an opportunity to submit a bid if they
wanted to mow those sprayfields. Why nobody bid, I guess is a
reasonable question and the only thing I can think of is that
nobody wanted to bid any less for it. Ken Miller has bid the
same price for that contract for the past 3 years. It would be
reasonable that is someone wanted to bid for that, that they
could pretty much have a great estimate of what it would take to
win the bid. How much they would have to bid. Wouldn't it? I
So, the only thing I could surmise is that nobody bid because
they did not want to issue the bid for that amount of money.
Interestingly enough, I come here before the board questioning
this and wanting to get the facts straight for the records
because this innuendo does not serve the residents of the
township by deceiving them about the facts. I have no doubt that
I'm going to be the subject of the next Chickenman e-mail. I'll
be attacked like other innocent residents. I understand that
this Chickenman Posse is concerned about anybody knowing who
they are because they're afraid this board, who represents the
residents of the Township will retaliate against them. The only
thing I can think is that Chickenman retaliates against any
resident of this township who stands up for truth.
Member of the audience: Chickenman must die.
Susan Miller: I was wondering if anyone here
knows who this anonymous Chickenman Posse is?
Female Member of the audience: Well, there's certainly
been things on Facebook.
Susan Miller: Yes, I just was, that same
resident forwarded me an e-mail with a picture attached and it
has a picture of three residents and one is wearing a chickenman
shirt and the two beside him are in this room. Is it a wonder
how the video tapes get on Chickenman?
I don't know but you know what? As residents, when we see
something wrong, that's wrong, that's a lie, we need to stand up
for it and have the truth be spoken and so that's why I'm here
tonight, so the truth is spoken and damage cannot continue to be
done to the residents of the township by deceiving them.
damaged sprayhead I discussed was in May and billed in June
2011 and Ken mowed the field in May 2011. To date that
damaged sprayhead has not been paid for by Ken Miller. When
Tom Helwig asked about the damaged sprayhead, Jim Wendelgass
specifically stated that the bill would be paid out of the
Weatherstone fund. See http://tinyurl.com/westvincentinfos,
13 August 2011. I later knew the second damage had been paid
for by Ken Miller and stated that in my newsletter of August
22nd last year. I wonder, if Ken Miller paid this directly
as claimed, why it appeared in the bills list?
As Susan Miller states, I never alleged
that the damage to Matthews Meadows was from Ken Miller, I
simply asked what the damage was, since in previous bills, the
repair description was very specific. The innuendo is coming
from the accuser, Susan Miller, not from me.
Susan Miller makes an incorrect
statement that Ken Miller is a private citizen when mowing the
fields, Ken Miller is not a private citizen when he mows, he
is a government contractor, subject to the same public
scrutiny as a public official, elected or appointed.
Ken Miller claimed last year that he
didn't damage the sprayheads, rather, his son did the damage.
11 September. But Mrs. Miller certainly does not mention her son
during this diatribe.
stated in this exchange that the damage to Matthews Meadows was
underground and could not have been damaged from mowing. Well,
I'll disagree with that. Heavy equipment, a tractor for
example, moving over a field can certainly damage underground
pipework. But, as the fields have not been mowed for some time,
I'll concede that the damage was probably not caused by the
mowing, which I never claimed anyway.
Susan Miller states, “Now, he alleges or they allege that no
bids were received and that something improper was done with
bids that were never received.” Not true. What I said was, “Originally,
bids advertised were to be opened on April 9, 2012 but allegedly
no bids were received. The field mowing was to be re-bid.”
Certainly, I have seen no proof that no bids were received, but
I did not suggest that something improper was was done with bids
that were never received.
I pondered why nobody else bid. Susan
Miller, in her speech even states, “ Why nobody bid, I guess
is a reasonable question.......”. Thank you, Mrs. Miller. Yes
it is. That is why I wondered. What I said was, "How is it
possible that nobody else bid?" I wondered, but didn't ask,
why no one wanted to bid against the Chairman of the Board of
Supervisors of the Township?
Susan Miller states, “The only thing I
can think is that Chickenman retaliates against any resident
of this township who stands up for truth.”. She is welcome to
“think” that but I don't know what I would be retaliating
against. I am merely reporting things that are happening in
the township, things that I don't think should be happening.
I am not retaliating against anything, I don't live in the
township, I have nothing to retaliate against. I just hate
corruption, and am happy to do my best to try to stop it.
Susan Miller claims to show a picture of
someone in a Chickenman Shirt. Great. I'll wear a Superman
shirt - because I think it's a fun shirt - and I'm Superman!
Wow! Susan, you have never met me, and you have never ever
seen a photograph of me. So please, get off the back of a
truthful honest resident, start putting your own house in
order and get your husband to pay some of his bills. For
those of you who are still reading, here is your opportunity
to be Chickenman! I'll not mind. Chickenman
T shirts. http://www.zazzle.com/chicken_man_tshirt-235407952920011521
I have never “attacked” anybody in my
writings. This is a term that is used quite often against me.
I may point out things that some may not like, but in no way
is this an attack on anyone. Susan Miller has also said that
“I'll be attacked like other innocent residents.” Actually, I
feel that Mrs. Miller is being manipulated by her husband. I
don't expect her to know all the workings of what is happening
at the township. As a mother, she has family responsibilities
and run the cheese enterprise, making the cheese, selling the
cheese, going to farm markets, etc. She probably puts in a
ton of hours everyday. I suppose she doesn't read all of my
e-mails or the minutes or watch the township videos. She
simply trusts what Ken tells her. She seems like a devoted
spouse and I respect her for that and am sorry that she is
most likely being misguided by her husband. When she stands up
in the township meeting and defends her husband without
knowing all the facts, it isn't fair to her.
Where do I get my videos from asks Susan
Miller? Well Sue, there is not a single video on my website.
Nor has there ever been a single video attached to one of my
newsletters. They are all on the web, as links. Anyone can
access them. I can recommend Google and YouTube, type in West
Susan Miller states, “... when we see
something wrong, that's wrong, that's a lie, we need to stand
up for it and have the truth be spoken.....”. Well Sue, have
found common ground.
Oh, and the guy at the back, who says
"Chickenman must die" I understand is someone who won't stand
for the Pledge of Allegiance. (Is it no longer an offense to
issue death threats, in public, no less?) He, and a small
number of others like him, are part of the reason why I prefer
to remain in relatively peaceful anonymity.
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