Belton now an official member of High Street Machine
The boss flexed his muscles and Gibson, Belton and Donnelly obeyed. Belton who campaigned in 2010 on a platform of change was the biggest surprise but I guess this officially anoints him as part of the High Street political machine. Gibson and Donnelly voting for their campaign manager (and campaign contributor) is par for the course. Silcox showed he can still pull Town Council’s puppet strings as he has done for 20+ years. Word is he still has his hands all over the Gardens redevelopment project and still calling the shots on how to proceed. No wonder nothing has changed, the township debt is growing and there is still no shovel in the ground.
As for the MUA appointment this leaves the township open for David Benn to challenge Silcox’s appointment. I guess the township likes spending money on lawyers. (more…)