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Did anyone get the Borough's official calendar deliverd to their home? Seems that the calendars came to the borough in January, but the promise by Paul Matus and Bob Berger that they would be delivered to all residents did not happen. I did receive my copy of the Ridley News Calendar though. Paul brought a motion to Council in the October meeting to remove the Ridley News Calendar as the official borough calendar. This motion was quickly brought up by Paul and just as quickly seconded by Bob Berger to vote. Paul's biggest reason for having the Ridley New's Calendar removed was because the highway department was being used to transport /deliver them the past few years. A decision that the past Borough Manager brought up as a suggestion in 2011. The funding for the highway delivery would come from the sewer monies that were to be returned to the brough by the sewer authority back then. Jim Glenn then stated at that same October meeting that he remembered a past meeting where Charlie Maurone came into a meeting an demanded this agreement to deliver. It is funny that no one else remembers this happening, including Charlie Maurone. The five councilors who voted on this motion to remove the Ridley News Calendar must be wondering why they voted when we were promised the new calendars were to be delivered to all residents with no cost to the borough. It is now March and no calendar to most of the residents. Smelling like a purely political manure move, I brought to everyones attention that Mr. Micarelli and Mr. Boland , the Republican leader of Ridley Park orchestrated this October motion and five councilors acted like puppets to make it happen. Amazing how a State Representative meddles in local government.
In January, the calendars arrived at the borough, by mistake, according to an office employee and then the calendars were placed in the back of one of the highway trucks and delivered to a parking lot on Chester Pike across from Leedom Elementary School. Remember, Paul said the borough would have no financial obligation to this new calendar and no borough employee would be involved in transporting or delivering the new calendar. This information was given personally to me by a highway employee. I brought it up at the February council meeting and no one knew anything about it. Or they at least denied knowing anything about it. I questioned the two people who might know about this and have been getting the silent treatment and suggestions that I should stop asking about this issue. I will continue to pursue this issue and find out who is lying and why. It is amazing how a mere turning up of the heat on some people gets them shaking in their shoes especially when it comes to telling the truth.
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