Re: No chance for a levy, Boardman clerk says
Posted by: Blinky
Date: April 12, 2007 07:35AM
Miller has been the ONLY one to question the outrageous spending practices of previous trustees and yet she had to endure the constant degradation and humiliation of Costello, Mancini, Patterson, and Seditz. It was Seditz who gave away the store with the rubber stamp approval of Mancini and Costello. When your raise (Seditz's) is determined by how much the unions get in negotiations, why is anyone surprised that Seditz gave them everything. Look at what the unions got. Unbelievable benefits that include fabulous sick and vacation time policies. Cadillac pension plans. 4% raises practically every single year. Little if any contributions to health care. All this at a time when the private sector is getting less and less and many are losing pensions . Leicht is correct, the levy has zero chance of passing. Get ready for layoffs union brothers. You have nobody to blame but yourselves. When the average salary of the police is 70,000, the firemen is 65,000, and the road workers is 60,000 and they are bascially high schools grads and the median household income in Boardman is 55,000, then something is askew. We have the highest paid township employees in the state and yet they are no better than any other community.