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Hugh Jass April 23, 2014 at 07:33 am
Mr. Doroshewitz, I have complete empathy for you. One time in Jr. High School, I wasn't invited to aRead More sleepover that all the "cool people" were attending. You, myself, and the remainder of Township taxpayers have grown up and developed our moral compass. Let's face it, the two women voting on behalf of the residents are mannequins. I don't say that to demean women in any manner. I very much admire any woman's opinion and value their intellect. However, if these two elected official women each had another brain, it would be lonely. They are puppets. That leaves you, Mr. Curmi, and hopefully, Mr. Kelly to question every single move of the treasurer and supervisor, who react like pre-pubescent children when they don't get their way. Backroom secretive "playground" meetings? You betcha. Now I could rehash many "moving the township forward" decisions of the recent past (see land procurement, Plymouth Scholars, Hilltop, etc), but the only way to stop this madness is with state and/or federal intervention brought about by the actions of more than a handful of township citizens. The adolescent bravado of the treasurer and supervisor are willing to bet that apathy reigns in their kingdom. Let's prove them wrong!!
Bob Doroshewitz April 23, 2014 at 07:58 am
Were decisions made in violation of the Open Meetings Act or were they rubber stamped withoutRead More thought, discussion, collaboration, compromise? I sure hope it was the former rather than the latter. At least we can sleep knowing there was SOME deliberation by SOMEONE at SOMETIME, despite the fact the public never got a chance to hear about or weigh in on how their money is spent.
Duane Zantop April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am
It is so obvious to the public that there are Round Robbins discussions occur between the bully teamRead More members and all decisions are made before the Public Township meetings. At the last meeting Richard Reaume and the bully team members shut down discussions from opposing Trustee's and the loud cry's public and continued with their predetermined agenda to approve moving ahead with there amphitheater for one man puppet shows.
Patricia Rumsey/Craske April 22, 2014 at 01:37 pm
So glad they were put sooner. They were Disshonerd when they came home, and This was a slap in theRead More face.
Mr Rogers April 22, 2014 at 04:53 pm
Don't forget about the vets from the "forgotten war" - The Korean conflict. We don't hearRead More much about them.
Bryan Bentley (Editor) April 22, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Well said Mr. Rogers...
Reaume & Conzelman stumble under questioning from a longtime Plymouth Township taxpayer.
Duane Zantop April 21, 2014 at 04:25 pm
I cannot believe my eyes, my fourth reworded request was turned over to the Township attorney. WhyRead More won't the at least try to answer questions.
Hugh Jass April 21, 2014 at 09:19 pm
Section 15.240 subsection 10 of the 1976 FOIA states the following: "(7) If the circuit courtRead More determines in an action commenced under this section that the public body has arbitrarily and capriciously violated this act by refusal or delay in disclosing or providing copies of a public record, the court shall award, in addition to any actual or compensatory damages, punitive damages in the amount of $500.00 to the person seeking the right to inspect or receive a copy of a public record. The damages shall not be assessed against an individual, but shall be assessed against the next succeeding public body that is not an individual and that kept or maintained the public record as part of its public function." Mr. Zantop, since you have been persistent and you initiated the request, I implore you to contact the Michigan Attorney General. I am contacting the State Auditor and providing as compelling an argument as I can for the auditor to conduct a thorough investigation of funds. Notably, where are the monies for the Independence Day activities, who got paid what during the "ol' switcheroo" of a land development on North Territorial that was approved for residential and suddenly was "converted" to a private school, etc. Quite frankly, I am more than pissed off by the incompetency of this administration.
Barry Matherly April 22, 2014 at 09:55 am
I think this an example of one party rule, not unlike Wayne County. Absolute power corrupts,Read More republicans and democrats alike. Unless there are substantive debates and serious challenges in the voting booth, there is very little to hold them accountable.