Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Tribune reported today that the mayor vetoed the resolution to challenge the Sewer Board and Stormwater contracts with EMC.

I mentioned Monday night at the council meeting that I was confused because certain council members were opposed to the bid process and signed contracts with EMC. As you readers know, the Sewer Board still had six months left with it's previous contract.

With all of this intrigue, I feel like I'm living in a soap opera.

Why are Mr. Kochert and Mr. Zurschmeide so adamant that we continue to do business with EMC?

Why did the mayor veto the resolution? Yes, he is the president of the Sewer Board but he was not part of the contract negotiations as far as I know. Is this just a power struggle? He was quoted in the Tribune as saying, "We don't believe they have the authority to make us bid service contracts". He was speaking of the council, of course.

Is this just a case of "You can't tell me what to do!" "You're not the boss of me!" If that is the case all I can say is gentlemen, please act like adults.