Angle's frustration with John Stoffa's no tax increase budget is only part of the reason. As a Channel 69 TV cameraman recorded Angle for posterity, he quickly ticked off seven other concerns.
First, he's still blowin' oil over the $650,000 for "renovations" to council's star chamber, which still looks very much like the old star chamber, except for cheaper chairs.
Second, he blasted council's decision to enter into a swaption that will likely end up costing the county $12 million. "I'm tired of being a NO vote when it is the right vote."
Third, he warned two years ago that the county's pension fund was heading into a major deficit, and claims the deficit is $63 million today. The county proposes contributing $6.5 million, but Angle claims that's a "drop in the bucket" and that, eventually, the county will have to start paying between $15 and $20 million into its retirement fund.
Fourth, Angle is bitterly opposed to the millions that the Weaversville Park will require, especially at a time when human services are drastically underfunded. "Is our core responsibility Human Services or parks? Why would we want to build another park in Northampton County? Wrong time."
Fifth, the Bulldog calls the proposed bi-county health department a "money pit" the county will never be able to afford. "Let's not build up people's hopes."
Sixth, he hammered away at the $111 million 2001 bond, which was supposed to produce "thousands and thousands of new jobs." That never happened.
Seventh, he condemned the county's recent purchase of the $1.4 million Milides building, located across the street from the courthouse. He claims an "incompetent" council purchased a building that's "full of mold, uninhabitable, hangs on a cliff and is now off the tax rolls."
Noting that homeless shelters have already run out of room before Winter has set in, Angle accused council and even John Stoffa of having mixed-up priorities. "I am not going to be one of the captains on the bridge of The Titanic when it hits the iceberg."
Angle will decide whether to quit completely by the end of the year. Remaining council members are planning a party.