Letter: Is this a great county or what?
January 27, 2015
To the Editor:
I very much appreciate the entertainment our county attorney and the county manager give me. I was thrilled with the depth of Mr. DiCola's statement that, perhaps there should be some checks and balances to prevent the possibility of double dipping in expense reimbursement.
This as we were treated to the tip top management practices that stopped the 12 year Building Department scandal. And let's not forget that the public has been assured that most of the money taken from the Building Department scandal will be recovered. How is that going for us?
With Commissioner Newberry's, Mr. DiCola's, and Ms. Curran's combined public service exceeding 80 years, we need to be patient and allow them more time to practice their management skills. I will also rejoice in the knowledge that Ms. Curran and Mr. DiCola each received a pay raise — yes after the scandal was uncovered — in excess of a 25 percent increase. What a generous and benevolent county we live in. We are truly fortunate to be guided by their commitment to service.
John R. Dickinson