Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Centralized Human Services Groundbreaking on Friday

Jim Gentile, John Stoffa, Tom Harp & Ken Mohr
Groundbreaking for Northampton County’s new Centralized Human Services Building, 2801 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem Township, will take place on Friday. Speakers will include Northampton County Executive John Stoffa, County Council Vice-President Margaret Ferraro, and Jim Gentile, President of North Star. Also attending will be members of the Bethlehem Township Board of Commissioners, Northampton County Human Services staff, representatives of Human Services advisory boards, and local elected officials. The Northampton County Sheriff’s Honor Guard will be presenting the colors. Parking for the event will be available in the rear of the parking lot at Sartorius Inc., 2800 Baglyos Circle, Bethlehem with a short walk to the groundbreaking site.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

A ceremony to celebrate the wasting of money a Department doesn't have. No one is better at this than Stoffa.

Will the staff be celebrating in another year as they are laid off to pay for this monument to inefficiency and ego.

Anonymous said...

Millions wasted for a building the county doesn't need. Sad..Like the swaption, it needs to be stopped as soon as possible not matter what the cost. It only gets worse as time passes. Is anyone on council going to put the brakes on this? Hopefully, they'll include a giant sign to hang on the building," Millions of Taxpayer dollars died here" Shot by John " Swaption" Stoffa" , lol

Uncle Remus said...

if they build a fence around it wacko jimmy gregory will climb it

Anonymous said...

lol..My guess uncle moron is that he'll toss your cowardly ass over it, lol

Anonymous said...

It's appalling to see politicians show up at wasteful groundbreakings to celebrate wasting taxpayer dollars. They should all choke on their donuts and have not a single bystander willing to perform Heimlich Maneuvers on their worthless bodies. I wish each of them a costly personal tragedy to wipe the smiles off their faces and force them to walk a mile in the shoes of those who are suffering through trying to pay their wasteful taxes.

Anonymous said...

It is not a waste of Taxpayer Dollars, it is the centralized human services building and the STOPPING of wasteful spending on two old run down buildings that they own.

Why can't you wrap your small brain around that Gregory? You are such a Dusche Bag!

Anonymous said...

I'm not Jim Gregory - whoever the hell that is. And only a true douchebag would attempt to use the term with no clue of its spelling. You sir are a douchebag and a dumb one at that.

The county doesn't maintain any property properly and then simply disposes what they neglected and builds anew with taxpayer dollars. This building will be similarly neglected and douchbags like you will squeal for more money to build the next one. You're like a little thieving crack addict. Your spelling idiotic spelling betrays this as well. Now, stop masturbating to the though of this Jim Gregory character. Between you and the Cleveland guy, it's just too much.

Uncle Remus said...

jg has a brain? have pity on him - he should be on the receiving end of services. the boy represents the north end of a south bound mule

Anonymous said...

7:55
Please enlighten us, not about the jg guy you are yelling at but with the facts and figures of what you are saying. Please.

Tom Foolery said...
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Anonymous said...

By the way, 7:55, you arent JIm, but whoever you are, I'm sure he likes you even if he doesn't know you..He tends to like smart people..Sorry Bernie!

Bernie O'Hare said...

"They should all choke on their donuts and have not a single bystander willing to perform Heimlich Maneuvers on their worthless bodies."

Death wishes are a specialty of Tricia MezzzaKKKappa. The fact that she and Gregory are both on the same side is enough for me.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Since Tom Foolery, who is anonymous, has participated in personal attacks at me on other blogs, his comments are not welcome here and will be deleted.

Anonymous said...

The troughfeeders ball!

-Clem

Anonymous said...

This is a boondoggle that will have a swaption-type legacy. It's not $186,000 parking spaces built with debt. It's far worse.

Anonymous said...

I guess the question for county council is ,"Did you have your own engineer give you a report on the Wolf and Bechtel buildings, or did you get all your information through Ken Mohr sources"? If you allowed this multimillion dollar project to proceed purely on the word of the Administration, you are no more than a part of the Administration and not a separate branch of government.

There are many people who doubt the conditions at Wolf or Bechtel are as extreme or expensive as the Administration has pitched but you have no way to know without an independent opinion.


Also this Administration wanted to buy a building in an Industrial park in Mr. Stoffa's first year and was held back by conscientious council. Now in his eighth year, his "expert study" concludes the same thing should be done. Doesn't that bother to concern any of you? Does it even matter that the building won't be done until Stoffa is gone and the two most likely men to be county executive both think this is a terrible idea?

The really sad thing about all of this is and the experienced Human Services staff will tell you that their programs are being starved and things are only getting worse.

The "gift" you are giving them is a million dollar a year building and charging them an additional 2.5% increase every year thereafter to sit in.

If you showed as much concern over the state of the Departments' Services as you have this shiny new building, thing should be a great deal better.

This I something to celebrate for anyone who really cares about the needs of the community and how to meet those needs.

An experienced employee in management(not JG)

Bernie O'Hare said...

The real question is why you think you can stop a ship that has already sailed. Council voted for this, 8-1. And just about every department head publicly supported it, ans well as rank-and-file workers.

Anonymous said...

Department heads do as they are told. What do they care, they sit in new offices and make six figures were ever they are and whatever the budget. A few young an inexperienced people think this is great because they don't understand funding.

Most rank and file employees do not agree with this project and know the consequences of this building as it relates to staff and services. We just are not dumb enough to say anything publically because we know how that works. If we are cutting back and selling off most of our services now, what will this promote?
We know the answer. Unfortunately are lawmakers do not or don't care.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I have deleted a comment from Tricia MezzaKKKappa, linking to her blog. If he thinks that ruling is "delicious," she obviously hasn't read it and will find out the hard way.

Bernie O'Hare said...

5:07, You are a human services caseworker who doesn't know the difference between "our" and "are." I feel sorry for your clients.

Pro Se defendant said...

Bernie, the grammar police called they want their badge back.

Anonymous said...

anon 5:07, you disagree with Bernie's world view, so you must be both wrong an defective.

Anonymous said...

Northampton County and Ken Mohr beeen verdy, verdy good, to me!

Jim Gentile

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this grounbreaking will give Stoffa the same "hard" on he referenced in his E-mail years ago.Rut roh.