|Scott Parsons with his Major Award|
Though Glenn Geissinger was re-elected VP, Council did so along party lines. All Republicans voted for Geissinger while all Democrats voted for Kraft.
Under the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, local legislators may participate in meetings and vote over the phone, but they have to be able to hear what is being said prior to any vote. Acting Clerk Linda Zembo had to remind phone participant Mat Benol that he was choosing between Kraft and Geissinger during the Vice President polling.
The only business that may be conducted during a reorganization meeting is the selection of President and Vice president. Council adjourned immediately after the election.
Council member Scott Parsons, however, was presented with his Major Award for his phenomenal 97% attendance record during 2014. It was a statue of a tiny Belgian workhorse that I picked up at Nazareth's Tractor Supply Store for $3. He immediately pointed the horse's rear towards me and asked me if it reminded me of anyone.
Everybody's a comedian.
We'll see how much he laughs when I turn his ass into the Ethics Commission tomorrow for accepting a bribe.