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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Stoffa Resigns From Retirement Board: Brown Fails to Appoint Successor

John Stoffa
Northampton County has a seven-person Retirement Board whose chief function is to act as a board of directors for the pension fund.  One must be a retiree recommended by the NorCo Employee Retirement Association. Former Executive John Stoffa had that honor, which explains why the minutes of the Retirement Board are now online. But because he's considering a new career as a blogger, Stoffa resigned from the Board on July 1.

Stoffa asked Executive John Brown "to continue to support the retirees. They are a great group of people."

Brown has demonstrated that support by failing to appoint a successor for two months.

As a result, retirees are receiving no updates, which leads to embarrassing situations when a deceased employee's family is notified of an upcoming meeting.

Since his election as Executive, Brown has also failed to attend a single retiree luncheon, despite receiving invitations.

Now that he is running for state auditor general, he might pop his head in this Fall. If he does, I'd advise against delivering his standard stump speech, bragging about how he straightened out Northampton County.

The retirees know better.

Oh yeah, and with a Tropical Storm headed our way, I thought now might be a good time to point out that Brown has still failed to appoint a county EMS Director to replace Bob Mateff, who has only been gone 15 months.

Why rush?


Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight, one person retires from a 7 member board, and now the whole thing is I'm ruins?

Never mind Browns complete lack of leadership, what is wrong with this board that they can't function properly with 1 member missing.

Anonymous said...

When you have an even number of members on a board, there is potential for gridlock, unless the presiding member may not vote on issues unless there is a tie.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Never mind Browns complete lack of leadership, what is wrong with this board that they can't function properly with 1 member missing."

That's not the point. That'syour attempt at deflection.The point is that brown has let this position go unfilled for two months without bothering to appoint a successor. It is the only position that is essentially selected by the retirees. They had given hm three names when he picked Stoffa. All he has to do is pick one of the remaining two. He refuses to fill it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe instead of waiting for that FAT county pension check on my hard earned money they should go to the meetings themselves? Imagine that?

Anonymous said...


YOU ARE BEING AN ASS. these people EARNED their pension, you just jealous because you are a loser and are going to rely on all of us working people for your ssi medicare etc while you live in your shitty trailer and complain about people getting free stuff.

Go vote for trump, save the world from assholes like you, please

Anonymous said...

We the people shall never forget the "Stoffa-Gift" episode it was inexcusable.

Anonymous said...

He hasn't appointed a director for 911 in almost 2 years. There will be no rush for this either. Lame excuses. His lack of ethics will eventually cause a catastrophe.

Bernie O'Hare said...

2:40, I have no idea what you're talking about but haters are going to hate

Anonymous said...

Maybe he's afraid to appoint anyone since all of his other appointed employees are terrible.

Anonymous said...

Stoffa also gave us the dump Gracedale mo9vement, $1000 parking spaces and unneeded overpriced buildings. The guy was a real prince.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Stoffa did support the privatization of Gracedale. He did not bring us $1,000 parking spaces,which would incidentally be a bargain. The archives building was necessary bc the old building had been torn down. The centralized human services building has been immensely successful, and serves 18,000 people. Only one member of Council voted against it. Your cheap anonymous personal attacks are OT, but I will allow them to stand bc by themselves, they reveal you to be an ugly person and a coward.