In the words of Ronald Reagan, “There you go again”, the West Vincent Supervisors and Jim Wendelgass have decided to pacify people by telling them they will change, then continue the same behavior.
How could this possibly be, you ask? Such good and honest people? Impossible, you might say, but unfortunately, true.

A long time ago (in political terms that would be 1 year 10 months) I published in my newsletters of 8 July, 2011 & 19 July, 2011 the fact that West Vincent Township hired a replacement Township Treasurer and did not advertise for the job. Instead, the Supervisors Clare Quinn, Ken Miller, and Zoe Perkins stated that it was well known by the former Treasurer's obituary, thereby, (paraphrasing) effectively substituting for conventional advertising. Yes, they did. Please read my two articles on this very subject.

Here are minutes on the subject, also watch the videos on the website from the same dates.

Hiring of Treasurer: http://westvincenttwp.org/images/docs/07-05-11-BOS.pdf

Death of the Treasurer and applications for the job received from reading the obit of the Treasurer: http://westvincenttwp.org/images/Minutes/06-27-11%20BOS%20Minutes.pdf

Michelle Thomas questions the Treasurer hiring not being properly advertised: http://westvincenttwp.org/images/docs/07-11-11-BOS.pdf

Hiring of Treasurer thru advertising in an obituary (video), Kit Trolier defends the process about 40 minutes in: http://westvincenttwp.org/images/all-videos/BOS-Video-071111.wmv

Flash forward. West Vincent Township decides to hire someone to assist with Right to Know Requests on February 11, 2013. http://westvincenttwp.org/images/Minutes/BOS%20Minutes%2002-11-13.pdf

Maria Jacobs asked how the job will be posted. Mr. Miller stated it will be a public advertisement.

On February 22, 2013, Jim Wendelgass hands a resume to the Supervisors, stating that he has interviewed people for the part time position of answering Right to Know requests and recommends John Reeder. The new Supervisor David Brown makes a motion to hire and Clare Quinn, seconds the motion to hire the individual. In the brief window of opportunity where comments are allowed, Maria Jacobs asked if the job was advertised. Now, I have noticed that the sound system has greatly improved the ability to hear the Supervisors of the videos, but Ken Miller sure started mumbling. The job was NOT advertised, even though Ken Miller was said that the job would be advertised. The job will now be advertised on the website only. The ad is NOT not front and center on the website, instead it is in the News Flash section, labeled Part-time Opportunity in 8 point text. The ad doesn't say that the pay is $20/hour, which makes the part-time flexible hour job very attractive. In fact, it is more than the newest Township Treasurer makes, a job that became full time so that she could assist with Right to Know requests. Also, while the next Supervisors meeting is not until May 13, the deadline for applying was April 30, just one week after the meeting so at best the ad was valid for 6 working days. That's right, the Trout Rodeo on the front page is more important when the fix is already in for who is to be hired. Here is the link and a screenshot: http://westvincenttwp.org/index.php/18-news-flash/676-part-time-opportunity

Here is the video: starts around 29 minutes.  http://westvincenttwp.org/images/all-videos/BOS-video-042213.wmv

Things will never change in West Vincent Township until you vote these people out. Election Day Primary is Tuesday, May 21. The last time Clare Quinn was elected back in office for a 2 year stint (despite my warnings) and she immediately gave you the Eminent Domain debacle and cost the taxpayers both those legal bills AND her health care insurance. Who knows what else she has received that hasn't been disclosed. This Supervisor gig is pretty good if you work the system and don't have a conscience. The taxpayers will never know what she actually gets. I will BET she springs a last minute write-in campaign because “so many have asked her to run”. Who would ask her? And just as important, why?

Remember this when voting:  "Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words"

Horse, meet water. The rest is up to you at the Election Polls on May 21st. Oh, and speaking of Horses....John Jacobs, known locally and throughout the County for his battle to protect the Horse Show Grounds from Eminent Domain is running for Supervisor! Check out his website. www.votejacobs.com  An excellent choice for Supervisor. Look at his qualifications. Last time the voters didn't listen to me, look what they put in office. Dave Brown and Clare Quinn.  Bad government starts with bad choices by the voters.

Happy Mother's Day


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