I posted Trustee David Buckley's comments in a blog a few days ago.... because I thought the taxpayers needed to see the township officials in action to really understand all that is going on.
Here is something that another person sent out to friends and neighbors after viewing my blog with that video clip:
From a reader/ ....
"......the following blog post of Marcia Robovitsky, ..........may be helpful to those of you who aren't familiar with the current board dynamics. Marcia, a longtime Township resident, sees herself as a bit of a "watchdog" for Township residents. She regularly attends Township meetings, is familiar with all the issues and, in my opinion, has a good grasp on the overall situation. If you are looking for something to view to give you a feel for the atmosphere and dynamic of the current board, Marcia has attached a link to a pivotal Township meeting from last year. I initially viewed only the nine minutes she suggested, but I found it so intriguing that I watched nearly 90 minutes more (before and after Dave's very eloquent comments.) I was astounded to see how this particular meeting began the sequence of events that has brought us to this point, with a distinctly divided board and challengers to all the positions. If you can find the time to view even some of it (particularly agenda item #5,) I believe you'll find it to be enlightening and informative. It will introduce you to each of the current board members through the lens of how they actually function as a governing body, which is far more illuminating than watching them present themselves as candidates in prepared sound bites in a candidate forum or on paper in a direct mail piece.
I realize that local politics is not of interest to many, but I've spent a good deal of time working with Township officials the past two years. It is important that the association maintain a good working relationship with Township leadership, as we call on them frequently for assistance with neighborhood issues, and there have been moments recently when that has been challenging. For the first time in many years, we have choices and we can help effect change that will benefit the Township as a whole. I hope you will make a point to vote on Tuesday because, as always in a local election, every vote counts. The victory or defeat of any candidate is sometimes literally just a handful of votes."
Thank you to that reader above.
From that Blog:
a VERY IMPORTANT 4/13 /2015 Board of Trustees meeting.... over one
year ago.... David Buckley left his seat as a trustee and went to the
podium to speak as a resident... to the Board and to the residents.
The agenda item then:
PLEASE listen to Trustee David Buckley speak/ time marker of video 2:16:00 to 2:25:37
go to: “Board of Trustee Meeting 4.13.15”
The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/124934765
Note: please be patient while video loads.. takes time :)
So important: ALSO, please,
make some time to view the entire video section of AGENDA # 5 from start to
finish. Remember, this was an agenda item in April of last year...
2015. Listen to others speak at public comment on this agenda item.
Please take a look tonight or tomorrow BEFORE voting at the Primary Election/ BE INFORMED! VOTE: Aug. 2, 2016.
I am supporting:
David Thomas for Supervisor
Susie Kern for Clerk
Dan Devine for Treasurer re-elect
VOTE for these FOUR TRUSTEES
David Buckley re-elect