POTTSTOWN, PA – There you have it folks. That’s the official reason from Frank Custer (Montgomery County’s Communications Director) on why tonight’s Borough Council meeting was not rescheduled due to its conflict with the “Conversations With Your Commissioners” meeting being held at the community college. Both meetings are scheduled for 7:00 tonight.
Is it any wonder there’s a less than productive relationship between Pottstown and the County? Is it any wonder why Pottstown is treated like the bastard child of the family?
You can thank Borough Manager Mark Flanders and Council President Stephen Toroney for that wise decision. Flanders, a 33 year Pottstown civil servant, and Toroney, a 13+ year member of council, certainly should have known better. But then again…what do you expect? Making proactive decisions that benefit Pottstown and its residents are neither of their strong suits.
How many concerned residents attending tonight’s council meeting would rather attend the commissioner meeting? And why aren’t our elected officials attending tonight’s important commissioner meeting? Aren’t they curious to know of their constituents’ concerns/ideas for the borough? Wouldn’t it be important for everyone in borough hall to attend tonight’s commissioner meeting? You’d think so.
We know what good friends Flanders and County Commissioner Bruce Castor are. After all Brucie got Mark his $20,000 bump in pay and brand new over-inflated $120,000 salary. You would have thought those two could have worked out an arrangement prior to the meeting. Perhaps Flanders didn’t want to pay plain clothes police officers to bully attendees at both meetings. We guess he’d rather spend that money on upgrades for his borough police cruiser or maybe his wardrobe (or maybe he’s saving up his money for that borough home he’s going to purchase in order to stay compliant with the borough manager residency requirement).
Either way, it’s a very bad reflection on Pottstown and tells the County Commissioners in no uncertain terms all they need to know about how things work in Borough Hall.
Nice job guys. Way to play like a team.
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ~ Andrew Carnegie