So Radnor, how's that bond rating treatin' ya' now with all your hungry, hungry hippos? (Note to readers, don't forget to check out all the good stuff on the Radnor Dems website - they seem to have grown some balls finally- they must have some take charge women who are active now - and whowouldathinkit - they are the fiscally responsible reformers? Republicans tout themselves as the kids who are responsible with money, yet apparently in Radnor, they have been the ones sweeping these issues under the carpet?)
David Bashore is quite possibly on his way out as per the Delco Times Reporter Timothy Logue. But isn't he still getting a free vacation as he is on suspension with pay? (Sure hope his wife has a good job, right?) So they are all hungry hippos in Radnor Township. The employees have been running a municipality for HOW long?
It's amazing. I say clean house. Just like they did a few years ago in Haverford Township after Twardy and Moran's days of beer and roses were over. And I have watched that whole YouTube:
I noticed that a commissioner missing. She who would be State Senator isn't there and if you ask any chatty cats from Radnor they say she has been MIA since she got voted out of Board of Commissioners leadership in January, 2009? Yes, MIA and why? Wow, makes ya wonder why she's gone, huh? Is it just a snit because she in essence received a vote of "no confidence" from her political peers? Or is she steering clear?
And what of the Township Solicitor? Should he go too? And who else should get das boot? There are PLENTY of people in this economy who would love a municipal job. And the commissioners? Who knew what? And Radnor Republicans? How are those GOP family values workin for ya now? Walking lockstep is what got y'all into this mess...hmmmm....
UPDATE: Bashore’s days as township manager could be numbered
By Timothy Logue
It appears David A. Bashore’s days as township manager are numbered.
Whether he will face criminal prosecution for allegedly awarding hefty bonuses to himself and about 30 other township employees without the approval of the board of commissioners remains to be seen.
“We have suspended him and we are continuing our own investigation into the matter,” said board President Thomas A. Masterson Jr. “We will now initiate removal proceedings.”
Assistant Delaware County District Attorney Michael Mattson confirmed his office was aware of the allegations.
“It was referred (Thursday) and we are reviewing it to see what, if any, action is appropriate,” he said.
Bashore, 52, allegedly approved $128,000 worth of bonuses for himself since he began serving as township manager in January 2001....In addition to the bonuses, a string of public record requests uncovered Bashore’s employment contract, signed in 2001, which included a $175,000 interest-free loan he used to purchase a home in the 200 block of Spruce Tree Road.
Like the bonus payments, Masterson said the contract was never shared with the public or voted on by the board of commissioners.
“I was not aware that there was a contract with the township manager and it was something I asked about a number of times,” said former Commissioner David Cannan, who served from 2000-2007....“Now that (it has surfaced), I’d like to know by what authority that contract was given.”
A township employee since 1987 and former assistant manager, Bashore was elevated to the manager’s job in November 2000...Just as alarming as the bonuses to some was the employment agreement....In addition to hospitalization, surgical, major medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, a company car and an SUV for personal use, and a generous retirement package and severance language, was the $175,000 loan.
The agreement said $25,000 of the loan would be immediately forgiven and the rest would be excused at a rate of $12,500 per year. The justification was to help Bashore meet the township’s residency requirement and offset the higher cost of living he would incur by moving to Radnor from East Fallowfield, Chester County....In addition to his $131,641 base salary, Bashore received longevity pay, contributions to a tax-deferred compensation plan and nonqualified retirement account, and a $15,000 bonus payment that brought his total cash compensation for 2008 to $176,956.
Pa. township official suspended over bonus payment
The Associated Press
Updated: 02/27/2009 09:48:56 AM EST
Posted on Fri, Feb. 27, 2009
Township manager suspended in Radnor
By Joelle Farrell
Inquirer Staff Writer
And if Radnor Township employees union and non union don't like it that they can't suck on they taxpayer any longer and milk this BS for time off and money, ya know what? I hope someone just shows them the door. In this economy, it won't be hard to find people who do want to work honestly and have a good work ethic, will it? Even without this extra BS that is apparently illegal according to the state, they have a real sweet deal with benefits and such...filling the township boardroom with squalling kids and employee families is the oldest trick in the book, isn't it? Grow up Radnor Employees, you might actually have to work for a living now? Too bad. And those employees who have been playing by the rules all this time? Well they would be now vindicated, right?