At a meeting of township supervisors, several meeting dates were changed. Some set budget workshops in advance of the beginning of the fiscal year in January. Others were changed to avoid Christmas. But the real bottom line, as one supervisor astutely asked, "Now we're not conflicting with deer season are we?"
All free stuff is good
Sometimes people don't think about what they're going to say before they say it. We understand that budgets are tight but when one township supervisor said "I don't have a problem with anything that doesn't cost us anything," we think he probably didn't think about all the things that that could mean...
Speaking of free stuff, at a recent meeting of the Salvation Army Board, members were reminded not to leave their coats on the front racks. Said one member about their coats, "they will be free to the public and probably the nicest ones up there." A quick check by a reporter looking for an upgrade determined that none of the board members had tried to give their coats away.
As the storm known as Frankenstorm and Superstorm Sandy approached the east coast, and to some degree, Warren County, some residents may have been looking for a new generator. They may not have found what they were looking for. According to some, a group of people from the eastern areas of the state brought a truck to town, already partially loaded with generators and bought every one in sight.
The dilemma? These people are planning ahead and allowing for a presumed demand at their own financial risk. But maximizing profits at the expense of those in the midst of a natural disaster seems a little greedy. We wouldn't deny them a profit, but hope they stopped short of a killing.
Turning back the clock
When confronted about his lateness to a recent meeting, a local official had a long-standing response. "I was born 20 minutes late and I've been trying to catch up ever since." That could be a problem if this official can't make up the time before he runs into his 15 minutes of fame.
Cuts on top of cuts
When the City of Warren is looking to cut some expenditures, popular items show up on the radar. One possible cut could have resulted in further cuts. A visitor addressed the council against the idea. "You'd probably see a lot of people cut trees down if you had to get rid of leaves in a different way."