At the August 13th Board of Oakland Township meeting, several citizen made comments about this website. Supervisor Gonser responded by saying that the creators of this website were cowards and should appear at the meetings ‘in person’.
One of the creators of the website WAS present for the beginning of the meeting. He was not present when the Supervisor made his comments.
The author of this post was on vacation, and watched the entire meeting using the Township’s website. For the record, and to the dismay of Supervisor Gonser, I have made many comments at Board meetings, challenging the Board on many issues. He has cut me off at the 3 minute limit, while he has allowed others that share his views to continue for much longer.
So WE are cowards because we document the FACTS on Board issues and share them with citizens who do not have the time to watch all the meetings and “CONNECT THE DOTS” themselves?
Please watch the attached video from the August 13th meeting, where Trustee Keyes asked who authorized work for a parking lot on a park parcel, since the Parks and Recreation Commission had not made that request. Supervisor Gonser sat silent for 20 seconds. At the September 10th Board meeting, Superintendent Creech indicated that Supervisor Gonser did authorize that work. Yet Supervisor Gonser sat silent for 20 seconds at the August meeting only to state at the end of the silence:
“We are probably not going to solve this in front of the the Television cameras tonight!“
Supervisor Gonser did not speak up when he knew he authorized the work on the Park parcel!
He made accusations of cowardice when two of the creators of this website were not present!
SO WHO IS REALLY THE COWARD?
Someone once told me “If the truth hurts, it is because you do not like what it says!” I will let the readers decide who is truthful and who is a coward.
If you are a concerned citizen of Oakland Township, I would encourage you to come to several of the Board of Oakland Township Meetings, and voice your opinion on matters. The current Board has a small group of citizens that always participate supporting the Board’s point of view. Diverse opinions are needed to protect Oakland Township’s future from being defined by this small group.
Here are the videos confirming the above statements.