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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shame on you, Martin Howrylak

There is so much to say about last night's council meeting...but frankly, to address most of it would only serve to give credence and attention to those who do not deserve it.

So let's instead go right to the root cause: Martin Howrylak.

He, like many of his supporters and cohorts, often latches on to one minute detail of something, takes it out of context, and then uses it to further personal agenda. Last night, I said THIS in public comment:

We know that draining our emergency fund balance would put our bond rating in jeopardy. And using it to fund the library would be like draining our own savings accounts to pay for some recurring monthly bill, like our electricity or cell phone. In the end, that money would be gone in a year or two and the library would STILL close.

How fiscally responsible is that?? And consider this – right now on Tallman Rd., repairs are being made to NOT ONE, BUT THREE water main breaks. This was a huge expense that wasn’t expectedand THAT’S what an emergency fund is for – not for bankrolling a core service.

In the council response to comment, Mr. Howrylak chose to correct the record on my behalf, saying that I was dishonest in stating that the fund balance paid for the work to the city infrastructure on Tallman

So what's the problem? I NEVER SAID ANYTHING OF THE KIND.

Mr. Howrylak, how dare you insinuate that I was being less than truthful in my remarks last night. I never once said that the water main repairs were being funded by the fund balance. What I said, AGAIN, and what will be on record on the playback, is as follows:

This was a huge expense that wasn’t expectedand THAT’S what an emergency fund is for – not for bankrolling a core service.

Emergency funds are for unexpected expenses. What about THAT is dishonest??

That is but one example of Mr. Howrylak -- and people like him -- using only pieces of information that serve to bolster personal political agenda. It's shameful that any of the rest of us are exposed to it day after day.


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