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Partner Resolution On Printed Agenda

Some new information has crossed my desk that I am duty bound to share with you.

I was under the belief that there were no surviving copies of the printed agenda made available to the public the night of March 3.  If the borough had any copies left I’m sure they would have offered to show them to Coast Star reporter Pat Farrell when he called them.  There was no mention in his article about any offer.

I did’t think anyone from the public had saved one either but I was wrong.  Yesterday afternoon someone who was at that meeting gave me a copy.  There is a resolution listed about the Partner settlement.

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I should have worked harder to obtain this at an earlier date and for that I apologize to my readers and to the borough.

But this doesn’t mean that we’re all wearing tin foil hats and that there’s nothing to this story.

To this date the electronic version of the agenda makes no mention of the resolution.

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It’s shown separately on the agenda page:

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The borough has updated its website recently but this is a screenshot from shortly after the meeting.




At the meeting of March 3 no mention was made that the printed agenda was at variance with the one published on the web site.  I think they stuck it on at the last minute hoping that no one would notice, and apparently nobody did.  It made no mention of a dollar amount.  The administration had no way of knowing that someone had gone through an old payment of bills list, discovered the $925,000 payment and told Joy DeSanctis about it.

In the future I will have to always compare the agendas from the website with the printed ones from the meetings.

Ms. DeSanctis was unaware of the resolution when she asked about the $925,000.  She had learned of it from that payment of bills list, not the printed agenda from that night.  It strikes me as rather odd that the mayor in his response didn’t mention to her that they had just voted on a resolution authorizing it.  Even the responses given by the Council members to the Coast Star made it seem like they were only vaguely aware of that resolution’s existence.

Also still unexplained is why the actual resolution appears to have been created the following morning.

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In the Coast Star the borough administrator attributes this to a “clerical error” but that date is not from the borough it is from Adobe.  So maybe the mayor didn’t mention the added resolution the night of the meeting either when the consent agenda was introduced or in response to DeSanctis’ question because the document itself didn’t exist yet.  I don’t know.

Also, what would have happened if the heavens had moved and three members of the Council actually voted not to approve the resolution?  Could we ask Partners for our million dollars back?  Isn’t the Council supposed to approve the payment before it’s made, not two weeks later?

Why won’t any of these people defend the power that the voters have entrusted them with?


  1. callmecynical wrote:

    “Why won’t any of these people defend the power that the voters have entrusted them with?”

    My opinion: I would claim they have little or no respect for the voting public, who may be considered by them to be mostly dupes, swayed by strategic and inaccurate advertising and campaign promotion. Also, if Council members are kept in the dark about certain issues, cultivated and chosen by the Democrat powers-that-be, they just blindly go along with the mayor’s wishes. However, “ignorance is no excuse” when someone breaks a law he is unaware of. Not that any laws were broken here, but the matter reeks of impropriety. Also, think about it, what may be the possible personal gain for any Council person who goes along for the ride on the gravy train someone alluded to several months ago? One day when they don’t have their stories straight, someone will say the wrong thing and upset the cart. We can only hope. Power can be blinding when it is coupled with arrogance and ignorance.

    Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11:16 am | Permalink
  2. Just Passing Through wrote:

    #1 a lot of people agree with you me too, But I blame the 1000 + people that voted them in, apparently the way the council operates is OK with them, as only a few on this site have made common sense observations to the contrary!

    Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm | Permalink
  3. Cathi wrote:

    Why is Partner the only resolution listed separately on the Agenda center link?

    Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    Added at the last minute I imagine

    Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm | Permalink
  5. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    The council is enjoying life at a mushroom farm …. in the dark …. in the corner …. in the shade. Victims of executive abuse. They should be tired of phantom resolutions riding the “CONSENT AGENDA” ….
    The public was deprived of any review of the $1M debt …. until the morning after.

    Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 10:12 pm | Permalink
  6. Frankly wrote:

    When is the first vote buying party at dejays this year?

    Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    #5 Eugene, Karma with eventually catch up to them. # 6 Frankly, if they are smart they should save the money for their legal fees!

    Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  8. Aghast wrote:

    Sounds like the state does need to step in.

    Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

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