The needler in the haystack.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
An alert to the PMUA 'crybabies': The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority's commissioner's meeting slated for Tuesday, March 8, was abruptly rescheduled in a legal notice dated March 7, which appeared over the signature of Executive Director Eric Watson.
To all those 'crybabies' out there (Chairperson Harold Mitchell's term for ratepayers who challenge the status quo), please be advised the meeting will be held instead on Tuesday, March 15.
No reason was given for the change of date, though it can be noted that it followed on the heels of the surprise announcement of the intentions of ED Eric Watson and Deputy ED David Ervin to step down (CFO James Perry is taking retirement, effective in September). Was the change connected to Watson and Ervin's announcement, or simply another example of a date shuffle which has happened in the past, leading critics to wonder if the moves are designed to discourage attendance by ratepayers.
A little history note to the Commissioners: March 15 is Idus Martii, the Ides of March, a famously unlucky meeting day for Julius Caesar.