Rick Huss Needs to Go
POTTSTOWN, PA – It’s about time!
In today’s print and online editions of The Mercury, the sun has finally shown its blinding rays into the dark room where the Fiscally Irresponsible Five have been cowering among themselves for the past several months.
You can read the article (and watch the video) here.
Board member Thomas “I’m pretty familiar with the Sunshine Law” Hylton has been in violation of Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Law according to Melissa Melewsky, a Media Law Counsel with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association and an expert in state Open Records Law and the Open Meetings Law, in reference to Hylton’s undeniable non-public meetings he held with fellow Neighborhood Schools Committee members Valerie Harris and Nat White.
A bouquet of thorns goes to Hylton, who, as a retired 20+ year Mercury employee, should have known better (a lot better). Where is Hylton’s ethics? Is it Hylton’s own unique purpose to lie to and cheat the taxpayers of Pottstown? This is the guy who ran on a platform of open government and placed an advertisement in The Mercury on his perceived Culture of Secrecy?? What a total and complete hypocrite! The only Culture of Secrecy is being spearheaded by Hylton and blessed by Board President Rick Huss.
The emails referenced in today’s Mercury article all point back to Board President Huss. Huss has obviously wore out his welcome in Pottstown. As a Pottstown School Board member for 14+ years, Huss really should have known better as well. For this reason, it’s time for him to go. Huss’ absence of ethics is inexcusable. And his communication skills stink too. Who voted this guy board president??
What leadership ability has Huss shown over his 14 year tenure? The fact that he knowingly held secret meetings at his Feist Avenue home, having only invited select members of the board, is failing behavior of a board president.
So what was Huss’ response to The Mercury for this article? Didn’t Huss want to share with us “happy people of Pottstown” the reasoning behind why he did what he did?? Yes – we’re all waiting with bated breath Rick. Oh pretty please…explain your reasoning behind your decisions. Tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting offers you the perfect opportunity to publicly explain your actions.
What are the odds that Huss won’t attend tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting? Who wants to wager that he can’t stand the heat he created in his own kitchen and won’t even attend?
The Fiscally Irresponsible Five (board members Hylton, Huss, Harris, White, and Dennis Wausnock) all need to be introduced to Pennsylvania’s legal system for their blatant acts of treason against the Pottstown taxpayers and voters who elected them.
What a complete and utter sham!
It’s time to show Rick Huss the door.