Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rob 'March on Trenton' Karabinchak - trying to squash a request to table and a resident rebuttal?!?

You know, maybe it's me, but I always thought that people will hear you a lot better if you speak across to them rather than down to them. Further, everyone deserves to be treated with respect whether you agree with them or not or whether they are on your side or not and, if you can't control your emotions when you are losing an argument, then you shouldn't be running meetings. Finally, you shouldn't try and block anyone from speaking at a council meeting, especially someone from the public. Everyone has a right to go back up to the microphone for rebuttal of anything that's said after finishing.

Now, all these things that bother me a tad bit come to life every time Karabinchak runs a Council meeting. It becomes embarrassing to watch.

So, here's an 8 minute clip from Wednesday's (August 27th)  Council Meeting run by Councilman Rob 'March on Trenton' Karabinchak trying to push through a payment to one of his buddies for some financial work. See what you think of his style, demeanor and presentation when confronted with a challenge from CouncilMembers Shah & Mascola. And oh, by the way, Shah & Mascola are right on their challenge and even if they weren't - there's always been a common courtesy extended by other council members to any council member who wished to have something pulled for whatever reason and discussion would stop once the request was made - looks like Karabinchak isn't doing that anymore.

1 comment:

  1. I think the council president was still upset that council member Shah voted no on the budget.

    Some backstory about the incident.

    {page 5}
    Mr. Northgrave said we are amending Resolution R.65-022014 to read that the first payment is not to exceed
    $25,000 and they will report back to the Council before continuing with the full $75,000.00

    {page 24}
    "A motion was made by Councilmember Mascola, seconded by Councilmember Diehl to amend this Resolution to an
    amount not to exceed $25,000.00"

    "The town council bandied about the idea of setting a $25,000 limit on the contract, which would have been billed at $125 an hour. But Petrucelli said Tuesday morning that he was walking away from the deal."

    ~~ I guess he didn't walk away after all.