An interesting article appeared in yesterday's newspaper.
A person has been accused of embezzling funds from the Kimberton
Fire Company. The name of the person is the same as one of the
West Vincent Road Crew, who also happens to be a member of the
Kimberton Fire Company. Hopefully it is not the same person. If
it is, certain things should be considered seriously.
One, he is innocent until proven guilty and hopefully he is not
guilty. The court of public opinion doesn't count. This could
very well be a misunderstanding or a clerical error.
Two, I would hope that the Township would do perform a thorough
review of expenditures made by the Roads Department for the last
several years. Not because this employee would have taken
anything from township but because it is good practice to do so
and this article shows how things can slip through the cracks. I
have already proven in past emails about the Roads Department
that the former Roadmaster and Chairman of the Board was
approving no-bid purchases to companies that allegedly were on
the Pennsylvania COSTARS program but actually were not. COSTARS
is a system by which a company has proven to be the low bidder
to the State and can circumvent the normal process. Purchasing
from a non-COSTARS participant without bidding in itself was
illegal (because the materials purchased need to have been
publicly bid) and a thorough review of the Roads Department
spending should be looked at as I have previous emphasized.
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