Saturday, January 06, 2007

Norco Councilperson Neiper: A Teacher Who Can't Count

I can't resist this.

I told you last week that Northampton County Council's election of Diane Neiper as Vice President, violated the Home Rule Charter. First, Council Prez Grube changed the time of the meeting so that Tony Branco could attend. Only county council, and not its president, has authority to decide the time, date and place of a meeting. Second, Neiper violated the conflict of interest provisions in the charter when she laughingly voted for herself.

She's not laughing now. After a discussion with the council's solicitor, she concedes her vote for herself was improper. But she tells the Morning Call "the point is moot because she still had enough votes to get elected Tuesday."

Excuse me?

Excluding her vote for herself, Neiper had just four votes. That's not enough in a nine person council, even if one of them is absent.

Neiper claims her thirty-four years of teaching gives her all the skills she needs to be council VP. Those skills apparently do not include counting.

14 comments:

Greendogdem said...

There honestly is nothing I can say about this just look at the ceiling

Anonymous said...

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
--Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)

Applicable? (Think in terms of the public's perception of how politicians operate!) They just don't understand, do they?

LSTresidentPIA said...

So my question is when is the next council meeting so the public can speak up about the BS going on here...

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 11:10, Wow! Frank Herbert is one of my favorite authors. The spice must flow!

And you are so right. People who read this story do not have a clue what Neiper revealed about herself.

Bernie O'Hare said...

GreenDog, While Neiper makes this idiotic statement, Council Prez Wayne Grube is unavailable for comment. he was quick to make a deal over the phone with his pals on council, but is not so quick to talk to the public.

Bernie O'Hare said...

LST, the next council meeting will be 1/18 at 6:30 PM.

Greendogdem said...

So are there any dead bodies encased in the new court house foundation?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Fortunately, they don't act that way.

Greendogdem said...

Sorry i forgot you don't have any sense of humor

Bernie O'Hare said...

GreenDog, Not my style to kid like that. I don't like what Wayne et al are doing, but I wouldn't even jokingly accuse them of sinister things like that. Someone will always take it seriously. That's why I inserted thatr clarification. Didn't mean to offend you. But I'd rather do that than let someone think there is any basis to your joke.

Anonymous said...

Silly people, Diane Neiper is a business teacher. You don't need to actually count to be in business, do you???

Chris Casey said...

A one, a two, a one, two three
four, whoops, better take off my shoes! lost count again!

Anonymous said...

Here's how bad things are in Norco: Ron "Dees, Dem, Dose" Angle is considered the articulate spokesman for moderation and logical thinking. Brrrrr.

Bernie O'Hare said...

At least he can count.