Monday, January 14, 2019

Columbia taxpayers want to oust current council members | WPMT FOX43


Neighbors in Lancaster County are taking their local government into their own hands.
Concerned citizens gathered in Columbia Sunday afternoon to find out what they have to do to run for borough council.
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18 comments:

  1. Ok you all got my vote , these crooks that have turned Columbia borough in to a circus and laughting stock are going to have there heads handed to them and told see yea and the mess they created will be overturned.

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  2. Sharon for mayor when that comes up.

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  3. Great. What exactly are we going to do here? I want some ideas. We love to say that our elected officials don't listen to us, maybe we don't listen to them. Like it or not, its been explained over and over again that this tax increase is unavoidable. So what are you planning to do different? Any ideas?

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    1. Fair point. Not liking an answer is different from it being the wrong answer. And to also be fair, there's been an awful lot of stones thrown, but not a whole lot of ideas.

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    2. Cut spending , cut amount of employees, cut out the money pit, no expansion . we can't afford things in town so NO more money pit it is big enough and S/H should clean it etc... for the money (too much) they get. No loan fund, there is so much unneeded things , get the state to inspect resturants ,they do it free ,just take out the fat.

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    3. Sell Cleo's trolley there is 40 to 50 grand.

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    4. Stop wasteful, irresponsible spending. They say yes to everything. How much have they spend JUST ON STUDIES??????

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    5. One of the ones who want to knowJanuary 14, 2019 at 5:21 PM

      Tough one to respond to Anonymous #3 without having access to the information that's available to the council.

      Maybe a place to begin is to compare against other like-sized municipalities in all categories, number of employees, compensation vs. compensation, etc.

      May be, insider Anonymous #3, you have access to info that the folks who are voicing concerns do not?

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    6. If I were running, I'd be anxious to hold a town hall to do just that.  Many areas to cut spending.  Many areas of spending that should be discussed.  Lots of things said at meetings with zero follow through. 

      One example:  Like when the mayor said he wanted codes and police to walk around town together.  So what actually happened, council voted to purchase three new code trucks.  

      Please attend meetings so you can see all of this for yourself and ask questions.  If you don't pay attention, you'll just pay. 
      Sharon Lintner

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    7. #foundthecouncilmember

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  4. I think it would be a great idea to hear what all the candidates would do to turn this situation around.

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    1. i agree. but it'll NEVER happen. they ALL voted yes.

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  5. Yep Sharon for Mayor she is not afraid to speak out and or Norm would be a good boro Manager or Mayor whatever. He's for us taxpayers.
    Either one of them could turn this town around.

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  6. There is a bit more to being Mayor than not being afraid to speak out. Aren't these folks required to attend training on governing a municipality? I know in NJ you are. Just curious. So, glad I do not live in Columbia but sad for those that do.

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    1. No training required to be a mayor in Pennsylvania. With that said, Mayor's of boroughs in Pennsylania have very little along the line of responsibities and very little authority.

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    2. Yes current and future council and mayor should seek training the PMAA.

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  7. i wish you'd take it up with the school district. their taxes are killing us, causing us to lose our homes.....focus on both! good luck.

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