That was the vote last night after much blah, blah, blah. By siding with his wife, Councilman Mullaney was the only member to vote against the Girls Softball field. Councilman Mullaney stated there was a meeting at his home where he and his wife met with various people who disagreed with the Councilman and his wife. Mrs. Mullaney and the Councilman disagree with the Borough's safety experts on placement of the softball field. If the Council represents the people of Matawan, as Councilman Mullaney stated, and the majority of the people wanted the softball field then after considering all the facts, i.e., Matawan's safety experts findings, then why wouldn't you vote for it? Councilman Mullaney wouldn't disagree with his wife, that's why! Councilman Cannon stated, in his opinion Mrs. Mullaney wanted the Babe Ruth League to let the girls softball league share the field, end of story. Now the Recreation Commission's volunteers do a great job donating time and energy. However, when a Councilman's wife takes advantage of the privilege of the floor with endless belaboring of her position, it is time for someone to say enough! Congratulations to the Girls Softball League, Babe Ruth League and all their supporters for bringing this matter to the attention of the Council. Hope to see you all at the field.....
Councilman Bunyon reported he attended a Seminar on Redevelopment. He stated it was very informative and that some ideas used in Collingswood could be implemented for Matawan's Redevelopment program. Of course, nothing can be done until Aberdeen's Developer Silver Oaks v. Matawan appeal is heard.
Councilman Mendes reported that the Matawan Police/Court Building is in major disrepair. He found the conditions to be deplorable. Hellooooooooooooooooooo, tell us something we don't know.
Councilman Cannon announced that the State in an email that very afternoon announced a cut to State Aid to Matawan of $200,000. Corzine is really hitting small municipalities hard. Kudos to the CFO and Councilman Cannon for their hard work on the Budget. Cannon also mentioned an extensive Road Program projection. Sounds good, but how can we pay for it. Unlike grants, bonds have to be paid back. Quite frankly, after we see the Budget increase, the Road Program may have to be cutback.
As an observation, Councilman Mullaney abstained on the vote for the payment of bills. Due to the fact that Mullaney Tires did some work for the Borough. Question, Councilman isn't that a conflict of interest? Afterall, you were going to bring an action against Councilman Cannon over the softball field. What's the expression what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Time for Mullaney to stop doing work for the Borough.
Mayor Buccellato appointed to the Special Events Committee, Councilwoman Linda Clifton and resident representative Agnes Falk. With the current financial crisis. doesn't look like the committee will have anything to recommend to the Council.
We would like to see the Council members review the agenda prior to the meetings. It doesn't seem too much to ask. We have witnessed over and over again Council members who claim they don't have documents, didn't get the email, haven't had time to review issues, therefore tabling items on the agenda. Instead of stonewalling Mayor Buccellato they should try to work together for Matawan. Isn't that why we voted them into office. Oh well, November will be here before you know it.
If the Council can't dazzle us with brillance, they should not try to baffle us with bullshit!