Since the nay side of the controversial Recreation Director controversy had their say at the June Council meeting, it would only be fair that the Yay side has their turn. Apparently from what I hear, that will be the case tomorrow night at the July Council meeting.
There has been much talk around town since the initial comments were made publicly at the June meeting, some believing a council meeting was not the place to air dirty laundry. Others felt since an appointment of the director is at the lone purview of the mayor, not needing advice and consent (from the council), therefore allowing people to speak their mind at the meeting was a mistake in judgement.
Due to the seriousness of the complaints mentioned at the June meeting, I believe it was prudent of the concerned parents to inform the council of their concerns regardless of the council’s lack of power to “officially” remedy it.
The other side of the coin will apparently have their say tomorrow night which is fair and considerate to both parents taking offense to what was said in June, and the director himself.
From what the official agenda says for the Council Caucus/Council meetings, this issue will be the only one addressed from what was discussed at the previous June meeting. Unfortunately this is the way important topics usually fall through the cracks. Any given ‘hot topic of the month’ usually gets lost in the sauce when a new topic of the next month takes its place.
No mention is made of discussions regarding Lifetime Health Benefits for the some of the present and former mayors and council, or the Anti-Nepotism Ordinance, Veterans Field vs. building two new ones at additional cost, or even a completion date with the former township engineer’s Veterans Field contract. There is however a Resolution labeled: APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS – COSTA ENGINEERING. So maybe we’ll get some incite from this.
The council is to vote on ORDINANCE #1596-15 –SECOND READING, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 196 OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SADDLE BROOK (PARKING RESTRICTIONS- ORCHARD LANE). But under ITEMS UP FOR DISCUSSION it also states: ORCHARD LANE PARKING ORD. – AWAITING CHIEF KUGLER’S REPORT, which makes it unclear if there in fact will be any informative discussion this month.
As with all things half-assed, since other items up for discussion have the words “see attached” adjacent to each topic (on the Agenda), with no attachments actually attached to the Agenda’s web version, it would be impossible to glean any information from what is supplied via the Township website.
Will this meeting be another 4+ hour marathon? I don’t know. But maybe that was discussed over dinner (see previous post).