According to the Resolution to Request RFQ's for Professional Services, i.e. Borough Attorney, the majority Council members didn't have time and blamed it on the Special Election. Hellooooooooooooooooooooo, after current Mayor Paul Buccellato was elected (so everyone, including Aufseeser knew she was voted out) former Mary Aufseeser without the Council's consent, and without the first RFQ's being rejected by the Borough Council decided to order RFQ's to be published. Now here is an interesting point, Mayor Paul Buccellato was NOT mentioned in this Resolution. It reads that it be resolved by the Council of Matawan. Mayor Buccellato's name is not mentioned even once on this Resolution.
The question we have, Is an investigation going to be conducted to determine why former Mayor Aufseeser acted in such a way to subject the Borough to litigation? What do her supporters say now? There has been no comment on this Resolution and the consequences. Who acted in consert with Aufseeser? The press will be calling her for a comment and questions? Now we noticed at the previous Council meeting, the majority, were all attacking the Boro Administrator and the Boro Clerk. It comes together now as we see it they were trying to blame the Administrator and Boro Clerk for Aufseeser's actions. Did other members of the Council participate in reviewing the Quotes with Mary Aufseeser? Did other members of the Council participate in interviewing Attorneys for the position of Borough Attorney? WHY? If this was on the up and up, why wasn't Mayor elect Buccellato asked to attend? Were they concerned he would tell them it was wrong to act as they did?
Who will reimburse the taxpayers for the time spent by the Borough Administrator and the Borough Clerk for this fiasco? Who will reimburse the taxpayers for the use of Matawan's Community Center, or any other municipal building, if it was used to hold these interviews? Someone should be held accountable. Our Borough is in financial trouble, we believe we are facing a double digit increase on top of the re-evaluation, we cannot afford unauthorized taxpayer dollars being spent. Don't get what there was to gain by all this slithering around. We must have TRANSPARENCY in Matawan's government. Just for reasons like this one. What happens if litigation is entered into by one of the attorneys who sent a quote and was interviewed?
Doesn't this open up a whole can of worms, what else don't the taxpayers know?