There oughta be a law against a politician electioneering from his/her position as an elected official. But there isn't. Sooooo, we sat and suffered through another Mullaney(I'm so good, pat me on the back) speech from Councilman Mullaney. This began when Councilman Mullaney informed everyone there was no garbage pick up on Dock St. Per Councilman Mullaney, M&S Management refused to send a truck to collect trash even though M&S Waste Management failed to pick up their regularly scheduled day. Councilman Mullaney arranged to have Waste Management (a different hauler) pick up the trash. All this raised questions? 1) Who authorized and paid for the carting company to pick up and dispose? 2) Are there any liability issues involved as a result of a company (not under contract to Matawan) loading and disposing of trash? 3) Did the Councilman contact the proper authorities in the Borough to back charge M&S Management for their lack of performing the regularly contracted scheduled pick up on Dock St?
Now don't get us wrong, we commend Councilman Mullaney for assisting the residents of Dock St. We do, however, question whether his actions were done by following the proper channels, and at what cost, if any to taxpayers? Keeping in mind, Councilman Mullaney is up for re-election, we trust his experience has taught him to perform duties in the correct manner. We'd hate to see him do an injustice to his constituents like he did when he stated he was going to introduce a Pay to Play Ordinance only to threaten to sue the Borough, months later, if such an Ordinance was brought before the Council for a vote! Or when he voted against the Girls Softball Field, or when he voted to spend more tax dollars (even after being reminded of the Borough's deficit Budget.)