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Hidden Agenda at Macungie Council?

The issue of 24/7 police coverage was the very last item on the May 21 meeting agenda under the heading '2012 Budget, Police Part Time Wages."

Macungie taxpayers have to wonder how much borough council really wanted to discuss the issue of “24/7” police coverage based on the placement and wording of the issue on the May 21 meeting agenda.

Though the auditorium of the Macungie Institute was fairly full by meeting time, it was only because, some said, someone had cracked the wording code of the agenda and spread the word.

At the May 7 meeting council tabled a discussion on police coverage promising to talk about it at Monday’s meeting.

But the agenda for the more recent meeting gave no hint that comprehensive coverage the Macungie Police Department provides would be examined.

Instead, the topic fell under the very last item under the agenda’s “New Business” heading: “2012 Budget, Police Part Time Wages.”

Several residents approached the podium to praise the Macungie Police Department and its chief, Edward Harry, during the Comments from the Audience segment of the meeting.

Business owner Tim Romig asked council to move the item up from its slot at the end because council has a history of advancing some topics if requested.

Council moved it up to the Unfinished Business segment of the meeting. It was discussed at length.

As the meeting wore on, several people in the audience left the meeting before the issue was discussed

John Rogers May 23, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Are you surprised?????
Kelly May 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM
OMG isn't it shocking??? NOT!!!!!
Responsible Citizen May 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM
All I can say is you had to be present at this debacle!! The constant theme of this "mayor" and council is they are arrogant, uninformed, ill-informed, unintelligent all accompanied by hidden motives and agendas!! Police Chief Harry took to the podium to attempt in NUMEROUS ways to explain to these imposters exactly what 24/7 coverage means!! It was absolutely SHOCKING to observe and realize they have created legislation and/or are about to regarding very important services and issues involving our borough, however, MINUS the tools and information they require to do so!! Their hidden agendas and power seeking behaviors were completely obvious and transparent to those of us in attendance. They all have forgotten that it is WE, the citizens who are the ones that count and matter, folks....the clock is ticking....they will reap what they sow next election!!!
One who cares May 23, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Hopefully, there will be some people with integrity and no political agenda that run for both council and mayor! This town can't take much more of this. Our police department is great and helps to keep the gangsters out of Macungie. We can't afford to lose them.
Responsible Citizen May 23, 2012 at 02:07 PM
We are all on that path as we speak!!! This is NOT a wholesome borough with obvious CORRUPTION at the top....Mayor AND council!!! It is amazing to sit in those meetings and simply observe and listen to these people!! One would think we are on another planet!! As I said earlier...they really are transparent and truely believe we all don't see through their sinister tactics!!
Responsible Citizen May 23, 2012 at 02:10 PM
We agree!! The ring leaders are Hoffman and Nagle with all the rest waddling behind them without sound opnion!!
Macungie Resident May 23, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I was absolutely appalled at who we have running this town.There has never been a problem in Macungie,until mayor dbag showed up.Council members were even arguing amongst themselves.I cannot wait until next election and hope the people of tis town step up and clean house!!!

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