Posts Tagged ‘Mount Holly’

Primaries for Town Council

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Township now under partisan primary process

Democrats:

The local Democratic Party as well as the Burlington County Democrats have endorsed Brian Grant and Jules Thiessen. The hacker kid Tim Young that works at 7-11 and didn’t graduate high school is running as well.

Republicans:

Placeholder candidates Patricia Cauley and Janet DiFolco filed petitions. The local republican committee will reorganize after the primary and select two candidates to run for office.

2013 Year in review

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Many changes from the new administration, Gardens lawsuit settled, Dow’s ego explodes.

We saw a new administration make the first significant changes in our town in over 25 years. When Rich DiFolco, Jason Jones and Lew Brown were sworn-in we knew change was coming. The first act of the year and probably their biggest regret was making Rich Dow the Mayor. Within a month he became IM THE MAYOR DOW and like him being mayor the rest is history.

There are more successes then failures. With new attorneys appointed by Town Council the biggest success story of the year is the Gardens lawsuit finally being settled and a solution finally in sight. A new township manager was hired and municipal recreation programs have significantly improved. A couple police officers have been hired to help battle the crime rate and word is more are on the way.

Year end acknowledgements and awards

Elected official(s) of the year- The new Town Council that got the gardens deal done

Quote of the year- “BECAUSE IM THE MAYOR” -Rich Dow

Hacker of the year- School Board Member Tim Young who hacked this site and hijacked the FB page

Player of the Year- Dwyane Belton who swears hes gods gift to women, just ask the female bartenders at Ott’s.

Winner of the year-Rich DiFolco who will most likely become Mayor tomorrow

Loser of the year- Rich Dow- self explanatory

Hypocrite of the year- Tim Young who raised our taxes every year in office then complains about the UEZ buying a christmas tree for downtown.

Predictions for the new year-

Dywane Belton will run as a republican or independent candidate (or both because he always claim to be non-partisan)

Luiz Lopez runs for office again.

Belton and Dow serve their last year ever in any elected office. (may be shorter time for Dow)

Tim Young wastes more of our tax dollars filling OPRA requests costing us thousands in legal fees to accomplish nothing.

Tim Young loses in the primary when he runs for Town Council

The local republicans bring Brooke Tidswell off moth balls to run for Council now that it is partisan elections.

The special school referendum for school improvements gets shot down again

Kent Pipes pays taxes on his properties-  JUST KIDDING

And last but not least the infusion of small batch breweries in town are successful and thrive helping the town.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dow still in hiding

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

IM THE MAYOR DOW will spend his last two weeks as mayor hiding in shame. He’s been dodging everyone and claiming he is sick to avoid his punishment for “unethical behavior”.

http://www.app.com/article/BZ/20131217/NEWS01/312170015/Mount-Holly-No-paperwork-yet-mayor-s-medical-leave

Great story on Gardens by SCOTUS Blog

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

SCOTUS Blog does a great recap of the Gardens story and the hardships of the residents.

Note the idiot lawyer Maley that made over a million dollars off the project.

CLICK HERE to see the slide show/story

Press coverage of pending Gardens Settlement

Friday, November 8th, 2013

As settlement nears 10+ years of mistakes and discrimination exposed

This one is a MUST READ for every resident of Mount Holly: MSNBC story

Inquirer

On a positive note its refreshing to see the new majority of Town Council kept their campaign promises from a year ago and found a solution to this disastrous project that every taxpayer in Mount Holly continues to pay for.

This may be the best I’M THE MAYOR DOW yet

Friday, November 8th, 2013

A double addition of ITMD this week.

I really wished someone would start getting these on video

At Wednesday nights special council meeting Mayor Dow did what he did best, let people know that I’M THE MAYOR. This time it pulled out his classic line before the meeting even started.

Shortly before the meeting Wednesday night Rich Dow attempted to enter the front door at Holbein School only to find it locked. Running late for the meeting he became agitated and started banging on the door and yelling. You guessed it, his classic rant of “I’M THE MAYOR let me in” and “You better let me in.” Once let in the door by the police officer apparently he was very rude to the officer and expressed his disbelief that the door was not open for “The Mayor”.

Then after a meeting in which nothing really happened an angry resident Paul Bracy (who we all know is nuts) began to shout at Rich Dow. Mr. Dow’s response was classic: “Do you know who you’re talking to? I’m the Mayor you don’t talk to me that way”

You just cant make this stuff up. SMH

IM THE MAYOR DOW refuses metal detector

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

What are we going to do for fun next year when Rich Dow is no longer Mayor?

Monday night prior to the council meeting Mr. Dow refused to go through the metal detector at the township building. He told the police officer “I’m the Mayor I don’t have to go through any metal detectors.” Then during the meeting Dow complained about having meeting attendees having to go through the detector. Mr. Dow stated it that it is too much security and that he feels its ridiculous.

I guess he forgot about the shooting in August at a public meeting in Pennsylvania. Story here

BCT  Story on security at Mt. Holly meetings.

Mayor Dow refuses to perform gay marriage ceremonies

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

In this weeks edition of IM THE MAYOR DOW

Being Mayor of town has little power in this form of government other than to run a meeting and perform a couple of ceremonial actions such as performing marriages. Rich Dow who is a proud member of the Tea Party has a dilemma. As much as he like to brag about being Mayor and performing those duties there is one he refuses to do.

Mayor Dow has stated several times that he refuses to perform marriages for gay couples. Regardless of your personal beliefs of gay marriage you should perform the duties of your office. To cover up his disbelief in gay marriage he now refuses to perform any marriages and takes the Tea Party stance that the church should perform them not the government.

For the second week in a row: SHAME ON YOU MAYOR DOW!

Councilman Belton votes NO to minimum wage increase

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Just another example of how out of touch Mr. Belton is with the residents of Mount Holly.

At the 9-23-13 meeting Town Council formalized their support of the increase in the minimum wage by passing a resolution and every Councilman voted YES except for Mr. Belton. It is a shame he does not care about the people that are considered “working poor” and he would not vote for the resolution. He actually had the nerve to say he does not support it because he would have to pay his employees more at his handyman business. SMH

New Township Manager hired, Dow still crying

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Mount Holly hires Eric Berry

The new township manager starting October 1 will be Eric Berry who is the former manager of Burlington City. As expected IM THE MAYOR DOW voted no (even though he admitted privately that Berry is very qualified). Belton also voted against appointing the new manager even though he stated he made several calls about him and “Berry checked out”.

As for Rich Dow complaining about the hiring process it is just another case of IM THE MAYOR DOW not getting his way and crying about it.

BCT Story