|(Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Photo from The Internet)|
As I continue to follow the Christmastime debacle in West Vincent I am appalled by yet another local government. I thought the Main Line townships cornered the market on arrogant assholes until I started learning about West Vincent.
I thought Clare Quinn was bad enough. RECAP: She was the supervisor who was until the other day Executive Director of French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.
Mind you, the jaded blogger in me believes that the sole reason the board of that non-profit showed that woman the door is they are afraid for their donations at year end, which can be crucial. Here's hoping they get their paws smacked anyway, but I digress.
Local Harvest (their website has mysteriously been taken down or is "broken".)
Anyway, I will never, ever buy this cheese made there again! Goodness, be it ever so cozy, apparently there is no place like West Vincent? Are they all second cousins twice removed a la "This is Darryl, and meet my other brother Darryl"?
Well Ken Miller has a website devoted to him, apparently . And a fan in a chicken man . This chicken man, he's like Santa Claus - he keeps a list and he checks it twice.
Wow. How do these people stay in office? Well the meeting this week was apparently craziness. And I did not know but the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show has a 501c3 non-profit and if anyone in this bitch ass tight economy has a nickel to spare....sent it to THEM to fight West Vincent.
So this thing is like a giant soap opera, and much like watching a car accident as part of a gaper delay.
Here's the latest:
Residents pack meeting over W. Vincent park plan
December 13, 2011
By Kathleen Brady Shea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
DAILY LOCAL: Group issues statement against West Vincent eminent domain move
By SARA MOSQUEDA- FERNANDEZ, firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Fired director says conservation work 'took a lot of my heart'
Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
By SARA MOSQUEDA-FERNANDEZ, email@example.com
WEST VINCENT — Clare Quinn was gracious Monday as she spoke about the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust's decision to fire her as executive director.
"I have no comment except I enjoyed working there," said Quinn, a township supervisor. "It took a lot of energy and a lot of my heart."
Cary Leptuck, president of the trust's board, said the board has a "fundamental conflict" with Quinn's decision as a West Vincent supervisor to use eminent domain and condemnation to obtain the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show grounds.....In an earlier interview, Quinn said her roles as supervisor for the township and executive director for the trust were separate.
"I don't condemn land as part of the trust," she said. "It's not in my job description. But (as a supervisor), it doesn't mean I can't take action that I believe is in the best interest of the township." ....During an open comments session prior to the board of supervisors meeting on Dec. 12, Miller and Quinn informed almost 300 horse show community members that they would not be rescinding the condemnation prior to meeting with the Horse Show Association at 10:30 a.m. today.
"I'm optimistic that we'll be able to come to some kind of understanding there," said Miller during the session. "I think we're going in the right direction to benefit the residents of this township. We want to have a serious discussion with the Horse Show Grounds and get this resolved without condemnation."
Dear Friend of the Horse Show
Representatives of the LCHS Association met with representatives of West Vincent Township this morning. We were informed that there will be a special meeting of the Township Board of Supervisors on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Township Building. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board of Supervisors to consider and vote on a motion to rescind the resolution condemning the Horse Show Grounds and to revoke the condemnation. The Township representatives further indicated that each of the Supervisors intended to vote in favor of rescinding the resolution and revolking the condemnation.
We truly appreciate all of the support we have received from our friends. Your efforts have proven to be invaluable.
Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Association
My snarky two cents is no one should settle anything other than revoking the condemnation. And if I controlled the land at Ludwig's Corner, I would happily have to say that West Vincent could try to pry it out of my cold dead hands, but I would tie that land up seven ways from Wednesday so that they could never, ever touch it or attempt anything like this again.
And for all that's holy, kick these Grinches out of where you live!