Town Counsel of Emmitsburg doesn't care about us

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Sarah Ridenour

United States

#2 May 30, 2010
Ask businesses and town folk in Emmitsburg about the town officals you hear comments , "Nasty", "Arrogant", "Mean spirited", "Know it all", "hateful"
"unreasonable."
People often ignore building permits in Emmitsburg, because the are made to feel like less than human, treated in a shameful manner, lying use of misinformation have become the expected norm. A town counsel that looks to be build on cronyism, "Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office." Emmitsburg Town Counsel of Greed and Power.
Example 1: I paid for a grandmother to get into the pool every time she showed up with her grand daughter. Grandma did not ever swim in the pool, she sat in the shade of the gazebo knitting and passing the time of day with the other grandparents and parents. Yet She was told by the meter maid of the town of Emmitsburg, that she, the meter maid” did not care that grandmother did not swim, grand mother had to pay to get into the public area of the pool. Often the grad mother was counting out pennies to get into the pool and came up short. Do you know how badly she felt when she look at her grand daughter and had to say they did not have enough change to get into the pool today? Does the town care, NO IT DOES NOT.
Simple solution if you come to watch your child but do not swim, you can enter the public area of the pool for free, Simple . I sit hear on MEMORIAL DAY AND THINK OF THE PRICE MY FATHER PAID SO SMALL TOWNS CAN TREAT THE ELDRELY WITH CONTEMPT, IT IS INFURIATING.
Example 2: Do you know how many free pool passes are given out to friends and family of the Town Counsel Of Emmitsburg. IUf you comparer the price of a summer pass say it Emmitsburg pool, compared to Waynesboro pool you would realize that those of us that buy passes each summer, pay fot all the friends and family of the Town Counsel.
The Town Counsel could learn something from the Churches in the town of Emmisburg. For
Example 3: Do you realize how much poor unemployed people live in this town? Look around walk our allies and streets, and you would see. Read the reports of theft , B&E, alcoholism Etc. What if we gave pool passes away? YES I SAID GIVE PASSES AWAY. I watched a father with 4 children all last summer walk by the pool everyday with his children. I talked to him, He could not afford the family pass.
Do you know how terrible it was to see the expressions on those children’s faces the envy, and the shame that dad had to feel. THEY WALKED PAST THE POOL ALL THE TIME SO HE COULD TAKE HIS CHILDREN TO SWIM IN THE CREEK, BECAUSE HE COULOD NOT AFFORT A FAMILY POOL PASS
I DOUBT THE TOWN COUNSEL IS AWARE OF A LOT OF WHAT REALLY GOES ON, AND IF THEY DO, HOW DARE THEY!
Ask the police wouldn’t it be better to give these kids and families free pool passes, at least that would keep them off the streets and winding up in trouble wouldn’t it? OF COURSE IT WOULD SIMPLE, EASILY DONE.
CHARGE ME TWICE AS MUCH FOR A POOL PASS, BUT NOT SO YOU CAN GIVE PASSES TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE FALLEN ON HARD TIMES.
EXAMPLE 4: THE TOWN POOL PARTIES, Not free, it would also help if the town counsel would at least COOK THE HOT DOGS,A ND GIVE OUT COLD SODAS. BUT AT THE POOL PARTIES THE SODAS ARE WARMER THAN THE HOT DOGS.
EXAMPLE 5: THE MAYOR TOLD MEMBERS OF THE PTA 2 YEARS AGO THEY COULD SELL SNACKS ETC, TO RAISE MONEY FOR TOWN CHILDREN IN NEED. THE MAYOR SAID OK. BUT THEN THE NEXT SUMMER , HE SAID NO! SORT OF LIKE TRYING TO PLAKATE THE CHILDREN THEN WHEN THEY REMEMBER YOU LIE AND SAY YOU NEVER SAID THAT.
I could go on but the Town Counsel does what ever the want, with no regard to anyone else, and it seems we are getting ready to have another summer of under the boot heal of the town counsel once again. Wish the Emmitsburg Paper was willing to address issues but it is twice as big, and is full of anything that address any issues within the town anymore, just the way the Town Counsel Likes it.
Sarah Ridenour

United States

#3 May 30, 2010
CHARGE ME TWICE AS MUCH FOR A POOL PASS, BUT NOT SO YOU CAN GIVE PASSES TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE FALLEN ON HARD TIMES.

EXAMPLE 4: THE TOWN POOL PARTIES, Not free, it would also help if the town counsel would at least COOK THE HOT DOGS,A ND GIVE OUT COLD SODAS. BUT AT THE POOL PARTIES THE SODAS ARE WARMER THAN THE HOT DOGS.

EXAMPLE 5: THE MAYOR TOLD MEMBERS OF THE PTA 2 YEARS AGO THEY COULD SELL SNACKS ETC, TO RAISE MONEY FOR TOWN CHILDREN IN NEED. THE MAYOR SAID OK. BUT THEN THE NEXT SUMMER , HE SAID NO! SORT OF LIKE TRYING TO PLAKATE THE CHILDREN THEN WHEN THEY REMEMBER YOU LIE AND SAY YOU NEVER SAID THAT.

I could go on but the Town Counsel does what ever the want, with no regard to anyone else, and it seems we are getting ready to have another summer of under the boot heal of the town counsel once again. Wish the Emmitsburg Paper was willing to address issues but it is twice as big, and is full of anything that address any issues within the town anymore, just the way the Town Counsel Likes it.

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