MAY 26, 2020 OPINION ON EXETER SUPERVISORS MEETING: EXPLOSIVE DISCUSSION ON ARCHITECT; LONG DISCUSSION EXPOSES CONFUSION AND LACK OF KNOWLEDGE!
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This incredible discussion on the Promenade and choosing an architect begins at 1:24:39 minutes into the this video and ends at 2:00:43 minutes.
They schemed and planned to buy the Promenade, misappropriating money from the sewer plant to close the deal, now you will hear them admitting that they don't have enough information, they don't know what to do!!
In the beginning of this comedy you will hear all of them claim we need to wait, Mr. Staub says " I won't chose an architect at this time" yet in the end, he will.
We will offer KCBA (as I predicted over week ago) a revised FRP. This company did plans and evaluations 4 years ago after John Granger became our manager. They are Granger cronies (n my opinion) They did evaluations on existing facilities. Now, they are hiring them again , 4 years latter to do the same thing. Clarence Hamm complains about their plans as inadequate. So, if they want a new look, why not hire one of the other firms? Do they think KCBA will have new ideas for the same old facilities? Does everyone else see this very stupid idea?
Please, listen to the discussion and judge for yourself?
Also, a new wrinkle has been added, Mr. Galtere (former school principle in Boyertown) and Johnny Cusadist want to add an olympic pool to the Promenade Rec center. Galtere claims its for the public....I say what's wrong with Crestwood or the beautiful pool at Carsonia Park? Want an indoor pool? Join Golds Gym. Cusatis on the other hand feels since the exeter school system has a swim program but no pool, we taxpayers should provide that pool for the school. Boy O Boy, they surely love to spend our hard earned tax money!!
Listen near the end of the meeting, where Laura Getz forgets one of the public comments on non-agenda items from Mr. Terry Reilly, Mr. Reilly is a CPA and a retired professor from Albright who taught accounting and auditing.
He mentions the mis-appropriation of $7 million dollars that he thinks (and agree) was taken from the sewer fund to pay for the Promenade!!!
Why was it missed and played after the Supervisors reports?
That wasn't a mistake....they hope you won't hear it. GO TO 2:56:30 TIME STAMP TO HEAR THIS CPA ASK/COMMENT ON THE $ 7,000,000.
Note, this issue was well discussed last year and Mr. Speece simply can not remember the $7 million and when they actually bought the Promenade! What? Really? Would you forget if you were a supervisor about $7 million or forget buying the Promenade for $2, 250,000? Dave Speece forget many things. Without public oversight who would know? Speece and Cusatis say things that are misleading and often false...but who checks them?
They have raised the level of lying to a new art form!
Since the arrival of Vanderlaan and Granger and the hiring of Fox and Rothschild we have wasted close to and perhaps more than $8 million dollars of taxpayer funds.
Again: Click on Read more for the agenda items:
MY OPINION @ 00:01
PRESENTATIONS @ 48:43
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING AGENDA Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:00PM 1. Regulations on Group Homes in Exeter Township
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Comments on Agenda Items @ 1:02:10
REGULAR APPROVALS @ 1:11:10
1. Minutes – May 11, 2020
2. Minutes – May 14, 2020 Special Meeting
3. Disbursements – May 26, 2020
4. Treasurer’s Report – April 2020
BOARD CONSIDERS # 9 FIRST FOR MR. MASCARO: @ 1:17:51 9.
Consider Waiver from Land Development Process for Total Recycle Facility Expansion The Total Recycle facility located on Lincoln Road is looking to construct a 6,750 sq ft addition in order to improve processing at the facility. The applicant is requesting a waiver from the Land Development process. The Township Planning Commission reviewed this request during their May meeting and recommends approving the waiver conditional upon several matters being addressed.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS 1. Select Architect for Promenade Shopping Center @ 1:24:39
Interviews were conducted publicly on May 14th, 2020. The Board of Supervisors will consider making a selection.
Joe Staub Not voting for an architect but eventually does @ 1:25:28
@ 1:25:47 LOOKING AT OLD KCBA PLANS FROM 2016
@ 1:26:05 CONCERNED ABOUT FINANCING NOT LINED UP
@ 1:26:34 LEASE NOT BUILD
John Cusadist claims Promenade was Grangers Vision and foresight @ 1:28:10
@ 1:44:32 SCHOOL NEEDS POOL
@ 1:48:42 EXISTING PLANS?
@ 1:49:17 SELL CURRENT FACILITIES
Greg Galtere wants olympic pool @ 1:29:54
@ 1:34:13 JUST DON'T KNOW
@1:40:54 NEED MORE INFO
@ 1:43:49 EVERYONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO SHARE IDEAS, REALLY?
@1:54:05 NEED MORE INFO
Michelle Kircher Put promenade on hold@ 1:30:48
Dave Speece Question going forward @ 1:34:21
@ 1:35:48 4 YEARS AGO KCBA PLAN
@ 1:47:07 NOT IN POSITION TO DO ANYTHING
@ 1:57:17 MOTION TO HIRE KCBA
@ 1:58:54 ADMEND MOTION TO HAVE KCBA TELLS US WHERE WE ARE
2. Discussion on Summer Playground Program 2:00:52
Supervisors will consider options for the 2020 Summer Playground and Sports Programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Authorize Advertisement of June Board of Supervisor Meetings @ 2:06:26 The Administration is requisting authorization to advertise for the June 8th and June 22nd Board of Supervisors meetings to be held virtually.
2. Amendment to Agreement with Birdsboro Power allowing Birdsboro Power to change financial institutions for issuance of Letter of Credit securing payments due to Township @ 2:07:26
3. Discussion on Community Park @ 2:09:49
Township staff will provide an overview of necessary repairs and other issue/items related to Community Park for discussion.
4. Discussion on Klapperthal Road Parking Issues @ 2:16:54
The Police Department is requesting permanent ‘No Parking’ signs to be added along both sides of Klapperthal Road from W. Neversink to the Township line. This will require an amendment to Township Ordinance 360-14.
5. Consider purchase of 2020 Ford Ranger with Spray-In Bed Liner for $28,515 @ 2:19:56
This is to replace a 2004 Ford pick-up that requires approximately $3,200 in repairs to pass inspection. If we purchase this truck within the next 30-days we will see a savings of $6,991 on the purchase price. The vehicle purchase price is $27,915 (COSTARS) and $600 for the spray-in liner.
6. Consider Approving Two (2) Appointments for Library Board Vacancies @ 2:24:30
Accept Resignation of Dr. Christy Haller Accept Resignation of Brett Diamond
7. Approval of Time Extension for 10 Santa Maria Drive Subdivision @ 2:25:50
This is a two lot subdivision located off of Fabers Road. The applicant is requesting a 90 day time extension to the subdivision process.
8. Consider Applications for Rental Relief for May 2020 for Promenade Center Tenants @ 2:26:36
Consider options for relief of May 2020 rental payments otherwise owed to the Township for those tenants at the Promenade Shopping Plaza who are being adversely impacted by the Pandemic who have requested such relief. Supporting Detail: The Promenade fund balance as of April 30, 2020 was $35,589.24. The Township receives monthly rental income from the seven tenants of approximately $15,000 with monthly property maintenance expenses of approximately $8,000 to $10,000. The fund is solely supported by the rental payments of the tenants and receives no taxpayer funding. The current fund balance supports relief of the May 2020 rental payments from all seven tenants.
10. Update on Community Communications Committee @ 2:37:38 Committee leadership will provide an update on Community Communications Committee status.
DEPARTMENT REPORTS @ 2:39:44
PUBLIC COMMENT – General Non-Agenda Items @ 2:43:09
SUPERVISOR REPORTS @ 2:48:35
LISTEN TO MR. REILLY'S COMMENT MISSED DURING REGULAR COMMENTS BECAUSE OF HIS QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE $7 MILLION @ 2:56:30