Liberty Township Elections

Liberty Township Elections

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Slim Fensterbrecher

Dublin, OH

#1 Aug 2, 2013
Keep you eyes on the papers folks looks like another round of idiocy for Liberty Township. We got a great list of self-absorbed candidates about to run. Let's see how much more damage they can do to the downship [sic]. Stay tuned more BS to follow.
Melanie Must go

Columbus, OH

#2 Aug 7, 2013
And the leading lady in the list of crazies, goes, hands down to Peggy Guzzo, the craziest of then all.
Hold on to your hats folks, this is going to be a wild one!
I wonder how Peggy will respond to all the problems she left after her first term, and wanting to run again.
Let's hope after Leneghan's Fire Dept. debacle, that residents pay more attention. If not, we are all screwed.
Slim Fensterbrecher

Dublin, OH

#3 Aug 9, 2013
Time for a major wake up call: We will have Sara Marie Brenner re-running or Powell City council and land developer/parking lot mobster Vincent Marginello running for Liberty Township thrustee <===not a typo!!! Add Peggy Guzzo to the mix and we are so S C R E W E D.

Point #1: You should never have a trustee who is also a land developer. Thatís a major conflict of interest there.

Point #2: Sara Marie Brenner is so close to Vince Marginello they wear the same underwear. They both backed the contracting of law enforcement to Delaware County Sheriff and where against the Fire Levy that nearly shut down Liberty Township Fire department. Having VM as Liberty Township Trustee and SMB reelected councilwoman is just not logical.

Point #3: Ask each of them about community involvement. SMB will probably say that serving as councilwoman is serving the community. Ask her about her failure to pay federal payroll taxes (a convictable felony). Ask SMB about her F rating with the BBB. Now ask VM about how he helps Powell. Ask him about his parking lot fetish. Ask him if he is a member of the Powell Chamber and how he kicked out the Powell Farmerís Market use of his lot after he agreed to let them use it.

Itís time people do their research on candidates and quit this bullshit shot gun voting. Be aware; understand the dynamics of your community. Challenge all candidates. Get out of your SUV and think about Powellís future.
SMB and Margello

West Portsmouth, OH

#4 Aug 9, 2013
Those two conspired to defeat the Powell City income tax by spreading lies throughout the community and unfortunately, many people believed them. The truth is that nearly 70% of residents would have seen no tax increase at all, but two of them would have been, you guessed it, SMB and Margello. She doesn't even pay her taxes, so I wonder why she even cared? We don't need either one of those self-serving people pretending to serve the good of our community. They are only in it for themselves. It seems like a huge conflict of interest for a developer to hold public office in a community where he owns businesses. Same goes for her.
How can

Lewis Center, OH

#5 Aug 9, 2013
How can Guzzo run for a trustee position when she owes the township thousands of dollars???

Keep Guzzo out!
Guzzo Had Her Chance

Tempe, AZ

#6 Aug 12, 2013
Sorry no repeat. She has a history of trying to increase our taxes by the failed sirens. to make things worse she now is a lawyer. We just got rid of three lawyers who failed the township.
Slim Fensterbrecher

Dublin, OH

#7 Aug 12, 2013
Voters are stupid enough to vote Guzzle (Guzzo) back in. They will go to the polls and say to themselves, "Hey I recognize that name..." and vote her back in. STML = short term memory loss.
Give Me a Break

West Portsmouth, OH

#8 Aug 12, 2013
How can wrote:
How can Guzzo run for a trustee position when she owes the township thousands of dollars???
Keep Guzzo out!
Here is the story from FIVE years ago. The petitions were not circulated or signed by Guzzo. They were citizens' petitions signed and circulated by the residents of the City of Powell.

The City of Powell on 8/19/2008, unanimously adopted the initiative.

By Jane Hawes
For The Columbus Dispatch Monday August 18, 2008 7:36 AM

POWELL -- Conflict between Powell and neighboring Liberty Township is nothing new in this part of Delaware County. Lately, however, even veterans of these tensions need a scorecard to figure out who exactly is fighting with whom.

For more than a year, the city and township have clashed in public hearings and courtrooms over plans to build a 132,873-square-foot Target near township land, a proposal city officials support.

In the spring, when city residents sought to get more involved, township Trustee Peggy Guzzo guided them in crafting an initiative petition that would dramatically reduce the size of retail buildings in the city.

The other two township trustees repudiated Guzzo's actions.

On Aug. 7, the city wrote to township officials demanding that they either find a way to make the petition go away or submit to negotiations because Guzzo's insertion of herself into city business violated a 2002 economic-development agreement between the city and township.

But on Tuesday, the council has to decide what to do with the citizens' petition. City spokesman Jeff Robinson said Powell's administration is "concerned about the measure," which would reduce the maximum size of single-user retail buildings in the Sawmill Parkway Corridor from 65,000 to 10,000 square feet and multiple-user retail buildings from 120,000 to 65,000 square feet.

It would have no effect on the Target project, however.

If the council accepts the measure, it could be modified through the regular zoning process, Robinson said. If the council doesn't accept it, the initiative would go before city voters in November. If passed, the initiative could be modified only by voters.

That's fine with John Crowder, who helped gather the 139 signatures needed for the initiative. Crowder is president of the Villas at Woodcutter condominium association. He said the initiative was born of frustration when no one from his group was allowed to speak at a Powell Board of Zoning Appeals hearing in the spring.

"In Powell, we have no wards," Crowder said. "We have nobody to speak for us. I think it's applaudable that Guzzo listened to us."

But Guzzo isn't an elected official in Powell, and her actions have puzzled and frustrated officials on both sides of the township-city boundary. Both sides also are worried that the initiative issue will damage their ability to work together.

"With the exception of Target, there has been a marked improvement in relations," said Township Trustee Bob Mann. "There is a concern this will revive the tensions."

City Councilman Don Grubbs agreed, but he defended the city's demand for a remedy.

"We had gotten to the point where, if there was a problem, we could sit down and talk it out," Grubbs said. "Instead, she just went out to assist the citizens, and I think that's why there's been so strong a reaction by the city. We want to maintain the good relations."

Both Mann and fellow Trustee Curt Sybert have publicly questioned Guzzo's actions, which included issuing a June 17 news release heralding the initiative and her role in it. Two weeks earlier, they had removed her as board chairwoman because of conflicts between the three trustees.

Guzzo remains unapologetic. "I chose to do this as a private citizen," she said.

"There is political motivation here."

As for her troubled relations with fellow board members, Guzzo said: "We're not getting along that well, but I don't hold any personal grudges, and I still get my work done."
Give Me a Break

West Portsmouth, OH

#9 Aug 12, 2013
It been over FOUR years since the motion below was passed by Curt Sybert and Bob Mann. NO CLAIM HAD EVER BEEN FILED. Guess the prosecutor's office thinks this case is a stinker. Oddly enough, the Township claims to have spent nearly $35K while the City has spent about $150.00 and it brought no harm the City since they adopted the initiative.

From 5/6/2009:

RESOLUTION #09-0506-12: Initiate and Pursue Such Actions as Needed to Recover Legal Fees From Trustee Peggy Guzzo

Whereas, in a letter dated April 9, 2009 the County Prosecutor determined that the Township has a reasonably justifiable claim against Trustee Guzzo for her personal repayment of legal fees incurred by the Township as a result of claims made by the City of Powell against the Township alleging that Trustee Guzzo violated the terms of the CEDA,
Whereas, said legal fees as of April 30, 2009 are $34,619.53 and will increase until the CEDA issue is settled,
Whereas, the Prosecutor's office is prepared to bring legal action on behalf of the Township to recover said fees,

Whereas, the Township holds a bond on Trustee Guzzo.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, DELAWARE COUNTY, OHIO:

1. To have the County Prosecutor initiate legal action to recover from Trustee Guzzo said fees, and
2. To request the Fiscal Officer to file a claim against Trustee Guzzo's bond for repayment of a portion of said legal fees,(then handwritten on the document) PROVIDED THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE ADVISES THAT SUBMITTING SUCH A CLAIM AS IS PERMISSIBLE.
No Way Eichorn Hartman

Tempe, AZ

#10 Aug 12, 2013
Front Yard /Back Yard Eichorn just doesn't register, nor does Hartman make any sense as a Democrat and past RINO Sybert tax increase disciple.

These two candidates should be scratched.
Melanie Must go

Columbus, OH

#11 Aug 12, 2013
Well, your story about Peggy is interesting, but it is not all of it, is it?

You conveniently left out the part that the township cannot sue for damages until the issue is resolved. It is not yet resolved, so that's why no case has been filed.

The problem that started this whole thing is that she signed some sort of document not as a private individual, but as trustee. That's what started the whole thing in the first place. Trustees do not have the power to act alone, but only as a body. She chose to act alone.

She screwed up, and won't admit it.

And now she wants us to vote for her again. Yea, right. I'll get right on that.
Know the facts

West Portsmouth, OH

#12 Aug 12, 2013
It was an e-mail. You'd think the in FIVE YEARS since it happened something would have come out of it by now. Maybe the whole case isn't as damaging as Sybert, Mann and Gerber wanted it to be. Boo hoo.
Melanie Must go wrote:
Well, your story about Peggy is interesting, but it is not all of it, is it?
You conveniently left out the part that the township cannot sue for damages until the issue is resolved. It is not yet resolved, so that's why no case has been filed.
The problem that started this whole thing is that she signed some sort of document not as a private individual, but as trustee. That's what started the whole thing in the first place. Trustees do not have the power to act alone, but only as a body. She chose to act alone.
She screwed up, and won't admit it.
And now she wants us to vote for her again. Yea, right. I'll get right on that.
Melanie Must go

Delaware, OH

#13 Aug 13, 2013
Know the facts wrote:
It was an e-mail. You'd think the in FIVE YEARS since it happened something would have come out of it by now. Maybe the whole case isn't as damaging as Sybert, Mann and Gerber wanted it to be. Boo hoo.
<quoted text>
And perhaps you are in damage control for the Witch of Wedgewood. Guzzo made a serious mistake, and has denied responsibility. The township has spent lots of money on legal fees to resolve the situation. The fact that the lawyers are running up bills to settle what she caused is a fact.

The woman is a train wreck. With all the problems, why would we want to put a wet-behind-the-ears attorney on the board?

The township should be represented by more than just Wedgewood. With Leneghan and Gerber, Wedgewood has plenty of representation.
Let the rest of the township have a say.

Send Guzzo packing.
They make sense

Lewis Center, OH

#14 Aug 13, 2013
No Way Eichorn Hartman wrote:
Front Yard /Back Yard Eichorn just doesn't register, nor does Hartman make any sense as a Democrat and past RINO Sybert tax increase disciple.
These two candidates should be scratched.
Of our choices, they make the most sense. Because:
1) they don't owe the township thousands of dollars
2) they don't have commercial real estate investments which would cloud best interest of residents if it means less revenue in their pockets!
Hartman BOOD

Tempe, AZ

#15 Aug 14, 2013
Hartman is just another Burned Out Old Democrat whose solutions to community issues is to find more tax money. Just kick the problems down the road and never any cuts especially for the unions. These kind of policies cannot be sustained-just look at the dire situation many small towns etc are in today.

Just ask Hartman - if he favors a JEDZ in the future and the eventual expansion of the JEDZ to all Township residents. He will tell us something else to try to get elected. Then WATCH OUT!!!
Slim Fensterbrecher

Dublin, OH

#16 Aug 15, 2013
Time for a major wake up call: We will have Sara Marie Brenner re-running or Powell City council and land developer/parking lot mobster Vincent Marginello running for Liberty Township thrustee <===not a typo!!! Add Peggy Guzzo to the mix and we are so S C R E W E D.

Point #1: You should never have a trustee who is also a land developer. Thatís a major conflict of interest there.

Point #2: Sara Marie Brenner is so close to Vince Marginello they wear the same underwear. They both backed the contracting of law enforcement to Delaware County Sheriff and where against the Fire Levy that nearly shut down Liberty Township Fire department. Having VM as Liberty Township Trustee and SMB reelected councilwoman is just not logical.

Point #3: Ask each of them about community involvement. SMB will probably say that serving as councilwoman is serving the community. Ask her about her failure to pay federal payroll taxes (a convictable felony). Ask SMB about her F rating with the BBB. Now ask VM about how he helps Powell. Ask him about his parking lot fetish. Ask him if he is a member of the Powell Chamber and how he kicked out the Powell Farmerís Market use of his lot after he agreed to let them use it.

Itís time people do their research on candidates and quit this bull***t shot gun voting. Be aware; understand the dynamics of your community. Challenge all candidates. Get out of your SUV and think about Powellís future.
Ur an idiot

West Portsmouth, OH

#17 Aug 16, 2013
Guzzo doesn't live in Wedgewood. And no damage control is necessary.

Powell City Council adopted the citizens' petition in 2008 so there is nothing left to resolve. The only ones who want to sue Guzzo are LT trustees that are either off the board (Mann) or about to be (Sybert and Carducci). Poor Gerber-baby will have no power once we have two new trustees. Whaaa!

The township did not need to run up any legal bills. They should have used the prosecutor's office for free. By law, the prosecutor's office represents all of the townships. But Sybert, Carducci and Mann would rather give away our tax dollars to their lawyer pals.
Melanie Must go wrote:
<quoted text>
And perhaps you are in damage control for the Witch of Wedgewood. Guzzo made a serious mistake, and has denied responsibility. The township has spent lots of money on legal fees to resolve the situation. The fact that the lawyers are running up bills to settle what she caused is a fact.
The woman is a train wreck. With all the problems, why would we want to put a wet-behind-the-ears attorney on the board?
The township should be represented by more than just Wedgewood. With Leneghan and Gerber, Wedgewood has plenty of representation.
Let the rest of the township have a say.
Send Guzzo packing.
What does that mean

West Portsmouth, OH

#18 Aug 16, 2013
Front Yard/Back Yard Eichorn?
No Way Eichorn Hartman wrote:
Front Yard /Back Yard Eichorn just doesn't register, nor does Hartman make any sense as a Democrat and past RINO Sybert tax increase disciple.
These two candidates should be scratched.
Melanie Must go

Delaware, OH

#19 Aug 16, 2013
Ur an idiot wrote:
Guzzo doesn't live in Wedgewood. And no damage control is necessary.
Powell City Council adopted the citizens' petition in 2008 so there is nothing left to resolve. The only ones who want to sue Guzzo are LT trustees that are either off the board (Mann) or about to be (Sybert and Carducci). Poor Gerber-baby will have no power once we have two new trustees. Whaaa!
The township did not need to run up any legal bills. They should have used the prosecutor's office for free. By law, the prosecutor's office represents all of the townships. But Sybert, Carducci and Mann would rather give away our tax dollars to their lawyer pals.
<quoted text>
I stand corrected. The loon lives next door in Camden Lakes. Big stretch. Sorry. Regardless of whom the trustees are, they are obligated to comply with the CEDA. That means the song goes on.

I am really weary of this have the prosecutor do the township's legal work. They have neither the staff or the necessary expertise.
I don't understand why you don't get that. Lawyers specialize like Doctor's. and the County staff is not strong in real estate. Or, haven't you been paying attention to them losing the County's behind in the eminent domain cases for Sawmill Parkway land acquisition?

These so-called lawyer pals have been doing legal work for the township for a long time, before any current trustee was elected. You are just stirring up dust.

If there is so little you like about how things are run, why don't you do something about it besides whine? You should have put your hat in the ring, so we know for sure who all the loons are.

Better yet, perhaps you should put a for sale sign in your yard, and find nirvana elsewhere.
Sorry Eichorn

Tempe, AZ

#20 Aug 17, 2013
The majority non incorporated area of Liberty Township does not need Powell's income tax or want to be annexed. You should stick with your Powell front yard and run for a City office. Overlooking an unincorporated portion of Liberty Township does not give you special knowledge status for what the non Powell residents want in their Township Trustees.

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