At the April 22nd Township Board meeting, the Board unanimously appointed John Gianngelli to the vacant seat created by the resignation of Trustee McKay. There were 15 potential candidates. The motion for John’s nomination was made prior to any discussion by the Board on any candidate. He is a member of Supervisor Gonser’s Friday ‘breakfast club’.
John indicated on his application that he has “solid interpersonal skills” and is “open to other’s opinions “. A video of his comments at a meeting held last summer show a different picture. In his prepared speech at the April 22nd meeting, John indicated his support for ‘transparency’. His emotional outburst challenging the video taping of the earlier meeting paints a different picture.
The Board appeared to have their mind made up going into the meeting. John’s addition to the Board increases the potential of Supervisor Gonser’s ‘vision’ of Oakland Township being implemented.
There were a total of 15 candidates considered for the position. At the April 22nd meeting, Trustee Thalmann quickly nominated one candidate, John Giannangeli. Trustee Langlois seconded the motion. Trustee Bailey suggested that the Board hear from the candidates present prior to taking a vote. Gonser left it up to the Board. The Board then heard from the candidates who were present. John Giannangeli was the only one who gave a prepared speech. They then opened it up for citizen comments. Here are excepts from the meeting proceedings:
Supervisor Gonser has a ‘breakfast club’ that meets on Fridays. Many of these individuals have regularly commented at Board meeting on topics supporting Supervisor Gonser’s position. John Giannangeli acknowledged that he participates in these meetings “to keep up on what’s really going on (in the Township)”.
On John Giannangeli’s application, he claimed “solid interpersonal skills” and is “open to other’s opinions ” as character traits. At a meeting last summer, John Giannangeli demonstrated a dramatically different side of his character. He made a very angry outburst against the author of this post because I was video taping the meeting. I was taping the meeting since it was not being video taped by CMNtv. Here is that outburst from Mr. Giannangeli:
John may claim his outburst comment was taken out of context. If he does, I am more than willing to post the entire video of the meeting. He may claim his outburst is only a single incident. If he does, I am more than willing to post other emotional outbursts from various previous meetings.
Stress often brings out an individual’s true character. John’s spontaneous comments are far more telling of his character than the written prepared speech he gave at the April 22nd meeting. Please contrast ‘the scripted’ version of John in the first video with the ‘unscripted’ version of John in the second video to form your opinion if he is the right person for our Township Board.
Why is this important to the citizens of Oakland Township? The appointment of Mr. Giannangeli is another ‘chess move’ by Supervisor Gonser to dramatically change the physical character of Oakland Township by making appointments of individuals with similar “Tea Party” ideologies. Please go to these related previous posts: