Isn't it funny that after all of the complaints about Mr.Pepe this year, our council votes him in for another year. I guess they like the fact that he gives everybody in town a hard time no matter how small the job is. Sure wish we had Gary Delsera back. He helped the people, not talk down to everyone. Then again, I was told it's not all his fault, He is told what to do, when to do it and who to do it to by our great and powerful Boro Manager. That's why we can't have him part time Barry. It's a full time job giving orders and crying about every little thing he doesn't like in town. It's nice to see that Councilman Hood still votes on each item separately and is not another "yes man". At least he's not alone now with Barry and Barry.
Stankus knows better than that. Would he really expect the councilmen to make a snap decision at the meeting about who will serve as President? Imagine that...a bunch of councilmen who gave no thought to the matter prior to the meeting. There's not a council body anywhere who would or should do that. Did any of the Barry crew ever ask Albano if he wanted to be President? I doubt it! What a shady thing to do to the guy putting him on the spot like that at a public meeting...pretty low if you ask me.
And if Stankus was sincere about his new position, he would know that Pepe IS part time and always has been. He also works for Exeter.
I never heard Stankus or themanager crying foul when the previous borough manager, Rick Melvin, was full time.
Barry should know better than to think everything would be to his liking right from the start. How short sighted is that. There will ALWAYS be conflicting sides and decent in any political arena. I hope that as this council settles into business that both sides listen to the taxpayers of West Pittston not their private agendas. If not it's up to us to let them know what we expect.
phdprof - FYI, Melvin was never full time. He worked part time with no health benefits and was not included in the pension.
Thornton was still president of council as of that meeting, that's why he was addressed that way....1st meeting....are you kidding me?