Shortly after, Ivory Smith and Jared Schablein approached Pittsville Ford and asked for a donation of bottled water on behalf of town residents.
Pittsville Ford generously donated 50 cases of bottle water.
Jared and Ivory set up a table on Old Ocean City Rd. giving out the donated water to anyone who stopped, no matter if they lived in Pittsville town limits or not.
After it was over, Ivory took it all home with him and that’s where it stayed. He has been asked numerous times to turn over the bottle water to the Town so it can be passed out to residents if needed. He has refused and to this day is keeping it all. He claims he will give it out if anyone asks, but he has not. And it isn’t “his” water to give away, it belongs to the residents.
I personally reached out to him and offered to load it in my van and take it to the town to store it so it is available to the residents if needed. He never answered back. He doesn’t answer anyone who asks him questions on line.
At one time the Town didn’t have room to store it but they do now. If Ivory and Jared asked for the water on behalf of the town, then they were representing themselves as “the Town”. In which case, Ivory should not be holding OUR emergency water supply hostage. If they represented themselves to Pittsville Ford asking for donations of water for the town then KEPT the rest for them, that is THEFT BY DECEPTION.
Ivory Smith what else are you going to hold hostage for your own agenda if you got elected to town council? SMH