Character & Transparency
It has been a difficult four years filled with divisive rhetoric and speech that separates instead of joining us toward a common goal of a Better Phillipsburg for Everyone.
WE COMMIT TO CONDUCTING OURSELVES IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER AT ALL TIMES IN ALL SITUATIONS. WE ARE ALWAYS REPRESENTING YOU, THE PEOPLE OF PHILLIPSBURG.
More questions asked that have never been answered by our elected officials. Why not?
1 - How much did the town of Phillipsburg pay because of the bad actions of this Town Council? As of May 2021, the Phillipsburg Taxpayers have spent over $225,000 in deductibles to pay for lawsuits filed against the town of Phillipsburg for inappropriate actions by individuals on the current Town Council. The real payout was in excess of $600,000. The amount of money spent on the deductable would pay for the budget gap to pay for the Phillipsburg Free Public Library.
2 - Do you think our insurance costs for this type of coverage have increased since the current Town Council has been in office from all of the lost lawsuits?
3 - Who was not able to participate in a professional manner because of alcohol consumption during a Town Council meeting?
Regardless of the event, meeting, or gathering, Drinking on the job is not appropriate. As observed by Council President Frank Mcvey.
4 - Who caused taxpayers to pay an additional $30,000 to a plaintiff because of the bully tactic of the current Town Council? In a judge's order, it was determined that if the town council had followed the instruction of the judge, we, the Taxpayers, would have saved paying $30,000 in increased legal fees. Yes, taxpayers made the extra payment based on the poor judgment of the current Town Council that would have paid for programs for our children.
4 - Who runs Podcast 345 calling out residents, using names, medical conditions, and addresses of our residents in a derogatory manner?
When asked at a town council meeting, the reply was, "It's a Hobby and not subject to the Sunshine Laws" Really? Perhaps it is just the poor judgment of our elected officials. Seems the County Republican leadership had issues with the Podcast as they have since all been removed from public access during this election cycle. Are we being told one thing and shown another?
5 - Who referred to a member of the community as "Bend Her Over"?
Misogynistic statements meant to intimidate, demean and undermine a community member's message about how warehouses are not always appropriate in certain locations within Phillipsburg. Observed Council President Frank Mcvey at a Planning Board Meeting. Feb 25, 2021 Newspaper Article, Video of Exchange. Republican Councilwoman DeGerolamo condemns Council Presidents inexcusable comment: https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/phillipsburg/2021/03/phillipsburg-councilwoman-condemns-council-presidents-inexcusable-comment.html
6 - Has the current members of the Town Council ridiculed community members publicly?
Yes, Riduculing members of the community and dismissing valid questions posed at a Council Meeting when asked about the Town Council's Podcast after the malicious attack on the sister of a community member. as observed by Council President Frank Mcvey.
Our goal for sharing these inappropriate activities and poor judgment is to illustrate the sharp contrast between our approach to governing and the current elected official's use of bully tactics to use their positions for personal gain. All of these examples have been documented and available for review by anyone interested in reading about how we are mistreated as a community by several members of the Town Council now running for re-election.
Council members Fulper and McVey hide behind the 3-minute sometimes 2-minute talk time by attendees at town council meetings. The disrespect shown to Council member Degelolamo is a disgrace to our community and needs to be exposed for what it is. WRONG!
Where is the explanation or even an apology from our elected officials?
What puts these Town Council members above reproach?
Do your research and decide for yourself.