A Conversation with Andy Zale – Candidate for Oakland Township Supervisor

** EDITORIAL Comment ** Jim Foulkrod Andy Zale, currently the Chairman of the Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission, recently announced his candidacy for the office of Oakland Township Supervisor. Andy and I  recently had a wide ranging conversation about his reasons for running and the goals he wants to pursue if he is elected to the […]

REMINDER: Meet Mike Bailey – Candidate for Supervisor – this Sunday Afternoon!

As previously reported, current Oakland Township Board Trustee, Mike Bailey, has announced his candidacy for Township Supervisor. His campaign kick-off – “Meet the Candidate Open House” –  is scheduled for Sunday March 13, 2016 at the Cranberry Lake Farm. Light refreshments will be provided. The informal get together will be between 2 and 5 PM. Please […]

Supporters for Supervisor candidates hand out campaign literature at voting sites

I hope everyone voted yesterday. This is one of those years when we will have several opportunities to exercise our right to vote.   Yesterday, at many voting locations in out Township, supporters for two of the three announced candidates for Township Supervisor handed out campaign literature for the upcoming Supervisor race.  Supporters for Mike […]

Supervisor Gonser announces his plans to run again

Current Supervisor Terry Gonser had a campaign ‘kick-off’ event on March 3, 2016 at the WestWynd Grill for his plans to run for re-election as Supervisor.  He is the third candidate who has announced for that position.  The other two announcements are Mike Bailey and Andy Zale. 2016 KICKOFF INVITATION PDF Richard Michalski  

Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Andy Zale announces his candidacy for Township Supervisor

The editors of this website recently received an announcement from Andy Zale indicating that he is running for Township Supervisor.  Andy is currently the chairperson of the Township’s Parks and Recreation Commission.  His announcement letter is shown here: Announcement Letter OT Watchers This year is a major election year. Not only will we be voting […]

Were residents misled by Supervisor Gonser regarding the Parks and Recreation Commission’s legal fees?

This website has recently reported on legal expenses incurred by our Township.  One of our discoveries has resulted in a $9,000 per year savings to our Township.  As we continued our investigation, Bob Yager, the editor for the Oakland Township Sentinel LLC, made a discovery that raised a question regarding what really is covered in our […]

Supervisor Gonser’s false allegations and inconsistent comments and examples of his ‘ethics’ while in office

At the September 22, 2015 BOT meeting, Supervisor Gonser made many allegations about former Manager Warren Brown.  Trustee Ferriolo discovered that the Supervisor’s allegations were unsubstantiated.  At the October 13, 2015 BOT meeting, Supervisor Gonser made a statement that was not consistent with what he had publicly stated at the September 22, 2015 BOT meeting. At the […]

Insight into Supervisor Gonser’s thinking

A recent post on the Oakland Township Sentinel website provides some insight into Supervisor Gonser’s thinking on a number of issues. Supervisor Gonser sent a  letter to Mr. Yager (the editor of the website) in response to a plea from Mr. Yager to do a better job of controlling personal attacks during Board meetings.  Mr. […]

Did Supervisor Gonser mislead voters in 2012 election, or did he not understand the job of Supervisor in our Township?

Several things occurred at the September 22, 2015 Oakland Township Board meeting that highlight the need for clear understanding of expectations when we elect our officials. Candidates running for office need to have an understanding of the structure and role for the position they are attempting to fill. If they want to change the structure or […]

Reasons why Oakland Township’s legal expense has doubled under Supervisor Gonser and the current Board

Since Supervisor Gonser and the new Board took office in 2012, the legal expense for our Township has doubled. Shortly after being elected, the Board changed law firms.  In the 29 months that the new law firm has served the Township, our cumulative legal expense is at $513,000. The legal expense for 29 months under the previous […]