For a time in my newsletters, I attached the Bills List that the
Township was approving for payment. West Vincent caught on and started
publishing the Bills List on the website, conveniently listed with the
other Board of Supervisor meeting information, such as the video,
agenda, etc. So I felt that there was no longer a need to duplicate
what they should have been doing a long time ago.
I fell into a trap! The Administration is publishing what is called the
DRAFT Bills List. While one would assume that it is the same document
as the one that is presented at the meetings, it is not.
I compared the ACTUAL Bills Lists sent to me to the DRAFT Bills Lists
available on the Township website. I discovered that every ACTUAL Bills
List was always HIGHER than the draft figure on the Township website.
Not by a little, but by a significant amount! I don't mean $10, or
$100, or $1000. In fact, the numbers are MUCH MORE than that. One
variance was over $150,000.00 HIGHER in the ACTUAL Bills List than the
DRAFT document from the website!
Here are the totals from the from the 5 Lists I reviewed in 2014
The largest item sneaked in was a new wheel loader for $152,800, but
every list had important discrepancies.
My point to this e-mail is simple. What you think you are paying for
and what you are REALLY paying for are two different things, clearly a
deceptive practice. The Township will use the excuse that what they
have presented is a merely the DRAFT, which “could” be different from
the final Bills List. The only way you can review the real documents
instead of the fiction that is on the West Vincent Township website,
you would have to either get the Bills List at the Township meeting,
file a Right To Know form or go to the Township Building and ask to see
the actual Ratified Bills List from a specific meeting. The actual
Bills List is not published.
Why does the Township management publish misleading documents on the
website? Is it done at the direction of the Township Manager Jim
Wendelgass or is Mr. Wendelgass instructed to do so? If so, by whom?
Clearly someone in the office knows that the Actual Bills List is an
alteration of what is on the West Vincent Township website. If not,
somehow something is magically adding creditors to the Bills List for
approval at the meeting. I have said it before and I will say it again.
Do not trust the Township to tell you the truth. Deceptive practices
are the norm with the West Vincent Management. This is another glaring
see the the complete non-reimbursable Actual and Draft Bills Lists. I
have marked all of the charges that appear on the ACTUAL Bills List but
not on the DRAFT Bills List.
Check the authenticity of the draft lists now before they disappear
from the website
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