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In response to State Representative Miccarelli's recent letter to all Ridley Park residents I want to say; "Mr. Miccarelli, stop meddling in Ridley Park Politics and do what you were supposed to be doing as our State Representative! Start securing monies for your constituents and stop taking credit for the sound barriers."
Nick, you continue to hide the Auditor's Report of the Borough's Budget that Ridley Park continues to overspend over a quarter of a millions dollars annually. The borough was only in a surplus by the one-time sale of Taylor Hospital last year - a fact. Credit goes to you for securing the $500,000 grant for street repairs while you are masking the fact of our $250,000 shortfall last year.
FACT: The $500,000 street repair grant must go towards street repairs and will not make the shortage go away. Deceptive politics as usual from you. These are facts.
FACT: All of council did vote for the budget that Bill Stewart provided to the borough, but we do NOT agree with deficits that continue to be ignored. Bill Stewart did such a great job of preparing the budget. These are facts.
FACT: BILL STEWART PREPARED the budget and NOT the Republican led council. We approve the budget in December each year, and your Republican lead council spends and creates deficits. These are facts.
FACT: No one in council thumbed their nose at Right-to-Know requests. All emails were given to the Solicitor. If they were not the Solicitor would make that statement. You want to perpetuate another lie to the public. These are facts.
FACT: Michele Dalessio and Jim Glenn have always gone above and beyond. Jim Glenn secured his brother's company H & H the borough's maintenance contract and signed his brother’s paychecks for months until it was discovered. Michele Dalessio changed the borough's fee schedule and added an additional $300.00 cleaning fee each time the borough community room was cleaned. Her husband directly benefits from the fee. These are facts.
Mr. Miccarelli be truthful. Don't hide and make blanket statements without proof. Tell us the facts about your donations from Anthony Tartaglia, our code enforcement, the electrical union IBEW 98 and the Bob Boland Fund. Are these the facts and is that the kind of catering that you are talking about? That is exactly why you are afraid of Councilman Dan Broadhurst.
Ridley Park residents: I WILL NEVER become one of the Stepford Children or a Puppet to Mr. Miccarelli, political donors or private agendas. These are facts.