From: Robert Dovey
To: EdgewaterPark Reporter;firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:54:39 AM
Subject: Response to cowardly anonymous comments posted on this blog
I am responding to anonymous comments left on this blog Monday and Tuesday (yesterday).
My wife June Dovey resigned May 2nd 2008 as the Administrator/Sect./Treasure. of the Edgewater Park Sewer Authority. Her letter of resignation was acknowledged but not read at the Authority Meeting held on May 7th.
June's salary for this year was $36,000 for her work not $35,000. This salary was voted on and unanimously approved by the Authority Board members last fall. She had a five year contract that spelled out her days of work and hours. As many of you know, she was in the Sewer Office on many more than the three days spelled out in her contract. She never asked nor was she paid for this additional time. She was on-call for emergency calls and spent many a night and weekend responding. The current Solicitor for the Authority insisted on conducting most of his business conversations and email correspondences with June after the Authorities Office Hours. You can do an OPRA request of his emails to verify this.
June's job conduct and professionalism was never questioned in the past by any of the present or past Authority Board Members. June was appointed to the position she held by a Authority Board who's majority members were Democrats, appointed by the Democratic controlled Township Committee at the time.
There is much more to why June resigned than I care to write about at this time. I will leave it to her to explain in the future. What I am angry about is that the Mayor, Township Committee, Administrator and Several Sewer Board Members have attacked June's integrity with cowardly anonymous comments and letters.
Well I except the attacks against me because of my political involvement but not my wife. June dislikes politics and was not involved in it. She worked hard at her job at the Authority with no regard as to what party was in control. She gave the same level of work and dedication to all of the Authority Boards she worked for. These attacks against her are being made by cowards who do not have the gumption to make them publicly with facts.
I now understand why Lou Rapagna former Councilman, Mayor and relation to the present Mayor, was so outspoken about Jim Hall and Judy. Those of you that knew Lou, know how strongly he felt. I don't want to get into personal attacks and stories about personal issues that these cowards have in their lives, it serves no purpose and I have not allowed it in political flyers I have been responsible for. Many of my friends are chomping at the bit to do this in retaliation. I feel that if this type of conduct is continued, no one will want to run for office.
There is a difference between being a critic of a public servant and making personal attacks. Most people can tell the difference. If the cowards want to continue with the personal attacks against me, well fine. I am not running for any elected office now, or in the future. I did my 13 years of public service. I have no interest in any township paid position now or in the future..
My only interest is trying to keep the two party system alive in Edgewater Park. You need competition to keep the controlling party honest. Look at what unchecked party control has done to towns in this county like Willingboro. Do we want our town to end up like that? I hope not.
To end this, I hope to expose the cowards when they practice their art of personal destruction. By exposing them you will force them to craw back into the dark space they came from. I am glad that others feel the same and we need your help with exposing them. This and other blogs gives us a way to communicate and counter the anonymous gossip spread by the cowards, so I thank you Reporter, but wonder if you don't enjoy tweaking my emotions by posting the cowards comments.
God bless and remember, just because we disagree doesn't mean we have to be enemies. June and I disagree 90% of the time and we are still married after 35 years.