Did anyone look at the Bills Lists I have sent in the recent past? There are few charges that have piqued my interest.
for example, the Bills List from May 14, 2012 lists charges for a
“Supervisor Appreciation Party” which was glassware and linens totaling
$194.50. Also, beverages totaling $71.92 for a “Supervisor Appreciation
Reception”. Then there was the Reagent Print bill for some type of
"Supervisor Appreciation Items" for $36.00.
following Bills List of May 29, 2012 lists under the Heading BUSINESS
CARD a charge for “Zoe P. Supervisor Appreciation Gift” in the amount
As I read these charges, certain things come to mind:
A bill never appeared for the tables that the Linens and Glassware
would be placed on but that bill could easily be buried with the
table/tent/chair rental ($4880.60, Bills List May 29, 2012, reference
as above) for the Community Day. Perhaps everyone just sat on the
floor, Japanese style.
2. I come up with an expenditure for this event of $677.81. ($194.50 + $71.92 + $36.00 + $375.39 = $677.81)
Who attended the this “Supervisor Appreciation Party/Reception” and how
was the guest list decided upon? I guess it could be political
supporters as well as the staff and close friends.
4. I didn't
see a bill for a mailing or public announcement inviting the public to
attend an event paid for (at least in part) with public funds.
wonder if Zoe P. is Zoe Perkins and Zoe Perkins was a Supervisor. Maybe
there is another Zoe P in the Township of West Vincent, but I couldn't
find one in the Voter List. Why wasn't her name just spelled out on the
bills list? I must say that it was difficult to notice buried with the
If this was a PRIVATE PARTY (as it appears to
have been), why did the Public pay for it? Certainly it must have been
well attended enough for those attendees to donate in the money to have
it. Most importantly, I hope the West Vincent residents picked out a
nice gift for Zoe P. After all, you paid for it, together with the
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