Thursday, February 21, 2008
Comment Response to "Ten Questions for Edgewater Park Township Committee"
Jim, sorry that I didn't respond to the Comment sent Wednesday, February 20 at 2:50 AM, but Wednesdays' are set aside for the Guest Post.
I believe the following comment was sent by Jim Daly who is a Township Committeeman and Chief of the Beverly Squad.
"On questions concerning the Emergency Squad responses, you should be able co (misspelled by "Anonymous") contact Burlington County Central Communications and get any information you are looking for through OPRA (the Open Public Records Act). As far as billing for service and out (grammar error by "Anonymous") township contribution goes, feel free to contact the Beverly Squad at 609-386-7304 and leave a voicemail for the Chief or Deputy Chief.
Anonymous 2-20-2008 2:50 AM"
Nice try Jim (could be the Pony Lady), but if I left a message I would need to leave a phone number and name, so the Chief or Deputy Chief could respond. I would have the same issue with the B.C.C.C. OPRA request. If I did this, you would then know my identity and my life would never be the same. Your inspectors, troops and minions, would use every trick in Judy's book to destroy this blog and me. I guess you think I just fell off of the turnip truck.
Why didn't you answer the questions listed in the Blog? You have the answers, just send them in and I will post them. What are you afraid of?
Your problem is you take it personally when a taxpayer ask a question or has a difference of opinion with you. This questioning doesn't demean the services provided by the squad to our town. The Squad's service is of vital importance to our town. The $32,000 dollar donation by the Township is a lot of money, so information on the squad's responses, finances and viability are necessary to instill confidence in our community, with the Squads ability to serve us.
If there are problems you as a "Public Official" need to address them and keep the Taxpayers informed. As the Chief you need to fix the problems.
I want to make it clear, the volunteers of the Beverly Squad, who donate their time and efforts serving our community, deserve our thanks, admiration and gratitude for the terrific job they do every day. Squad members are special people. If the public is aware of the plans and problems facing the Squad, perhaps some of your issues (money, supplies, volunteers) can be solved.
More information will benefit you Chief not less, so just answer the questions asked in the Blog. I will post the answers. This Blog is read by many local residents as well as Township Officials.
My gratitude and thanks to the Volunteer Members of the Beverly Emergency Squad,
The Edgewater Park Reporter