Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2143, July 31st, 2012

More money out of the Wilkes Barre Area and Luzerne County taxpayer window.

SCHOOL DISTRICT WOES 

If you are paying taxes in the Wilkes Barre Area School District like we are, you got screwed again. At a recent board meeting it was reported that the District had a mistake in its reporting of students in its Average Daily membership. Because of that the state will not reimburse to the tune of $67,000. The newspapers characterized it as a glitch. The Superintendent Jeff Namey told the board that it was not the fault of the distract but rather it was a situation where the paperwork that was supposed to be submitted was under the “stewardship” of Luzerne County Children and Youth. This situation was involving children in foster care. Children and Youth, a county agency filled with county employees did not provide the forms to the district. So here we have a county agency not giving the forms to the district and school district employees filing reports without the forms. Hey, why should either entity give a rap, it’s not their money….but ours. If Children and Youth can’t get the proper forms to a district for foster care, just imagine how they screw up a real problem involving the safety of said children!!
New County Council Board Chair designate Tim McGinley.  

McGINLEY NEW COUNCIL CHAIR

Tim McGinley will be the new Council Chair of the Luzerne County Council. Supporting McGinley were Eugene Kelleher, Rick Morelli, Stephen A. Urban, Stephen J. Urban, Harry Haas and McGinley. Vice Chair Linda McClosky Houck was backed by herself, Rick Williams, Brominski, Elaine Maddon Curry, and Jim Bobeck. Bobeck had say on many occasions that Houck was a hard worker on the council. Out of all of the elected board members, McGinley’s political tentacles have the most reach. It will be interesting to see how McGinley will operate with the County Manager Bob Lawton when budget time comes and cuts will have to be made.

5 Comments:

At 4:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why am I not surprised that Brominski did not suport McGinley and why am I not surprised that Bobeck also walked from him? I don't get it, McGinley has a gret background,, he walked away from agood job at CEO so he could give full attention to the Council and gets no credit or show of appreciation for his efforts. I sure would like to hear from Bromo adn Bobeck with regard to their choice for Chair.

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Condor said...

I don't blame Jim Bobeck from stepping down as chair one damn bit. It's a zoo there!

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

IN RESPONSE
McGinley has a gret background,, he walked away from agood job at CEO so he could give full attention to the Council and gets no credit or show of appreciation for his efforts.
MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE HE WAS DOUBLE DIPPING LIKE SO MANY POLITICOS DO IN THIS AREA? MAYBE THAT JOB AT CEO COULD HAVE GONE TO SOMEONE JUST AS QUALIFIED BUT LESS CONNECTED. YOU EVER THINK OF THAT?

 
At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe its because while he was collecting a paycheck at CEO he was also collecting a very large paycheck in Wyoming Valley West? Perhaps?????
Maybe?????????? ???????

but then again, i guess people here are too stupid to tell the difference between a father and a son with the same last name running in two different parties????

that alone says it all about luzerne county...you get exactly what you deserve

 
At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

here here Yonk! most of the people i voted for who ran for county council lost!! i would have much rather have true non connected non politicos like packard, lacey and evans than mcginley, bobeck and the urbans! its a damn shame too because there were a lot good people who ran and i think it was pretty clear to a lot of the voters that many wrong choices were made and got elected in on that county council

 

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