Dear Council President,
It's one experience to sit as the Council President and
take administration action on resolutions introduced by Council Administrator
Creamer and quite another experience to sit in that same chair and direct action
for others to take for the good of all the citizens of the County. What I am
asking is that you take direct action in two different areas for the good of
everyone in Wicomico County. The first area involves the financial security of
our county. I ask that you have a forensic audit of the BOE conducted to find
out exactly what has gone wrong financially, who was responsible and see if
there was any misconduct that could impact on the county.
Second, I understand
that one of our council personnel is upset and wants to bring up the issue of
pay raises again. As a leader I am sure you already recognize that this is now a
past issue and we can't continually bring issues up again and again just because
someone gets upset. Also as a leader and businessman you know that there is no
way the county should be voting on any issues that involve spending revenues
when we have had solid reports that show we have a severely declining revenue
source. This is simply bad business. I'm sure our bond rating agencies would
have a very bad impression of the way we do business here in Wicomico County
considering what has just transpired. Any increase in expenditures should
definitely be tabled until after all budget hearings are over with and we know
exactly where we stand. Being Council President and acting as a leader for the
county can be two totally different positions. I hope you choose the right one.
John Palmer, Delmar, Md.