Monday, February 08, 2021

Zane Rice Charges Dishonest, Corruption and Poor Administration in Palmer Tp

Zane Rice
Political newcomer Zane Rice hopes to unseat incumbents Dale Colver (24 years) or Robert Smith (18 years) in this year's Palmer Tp Supervisors' race. He charges them with dishonesty, corruption and poor administration. He is a Democrat. 

Rice,a security guard with Allied Universal Security Services, is a graduate of Duquesne University (Political Science and History) and George Washington  University (Master's degree in Public Policy). His mother's family, the Sottosanti's, have lived on the same land in Palmer Township for over a century. His father's family is from Bangor. He grew up in Palmer.  

He's running to address the "poor administration of the Township as well as its "dishonesty and outright corruption." As an example of what he considers corruption, he cites the use of eminent domain against residents.  "I take personal issue with the abuses of power and spending the current board is undertaking, and I hope to change that and convince people in Palmer to become more involved."  

He might start with himself. According to township regulars, Rice has only ever attended one meeting. 

I contacted Colver, who is a bit puzzled at being called a crook. He told me he does no work for the township for which he is paid. Dave Colver, incidentally, was the unpaid construction manager for the Miracle League baseball diamond. I have seen him there multiple times as a volunteer.  

In 2016, I listed Colver as one of the top five people I'd want to see running my municipality.  

I like to see a young person take interest. But if I were Zane, I'd be a little more careful about baselessly smearing someone. 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I’m surprised , all these degrees and not spreading that wealth with the school district. Palmer Twp. Is in my opinion- well run , eminent domain occurs everywhere. All these degrees, still living parasitical?

Anonymous said...

Those are expensive degrees for a security guard.

Paul Blart - Mall Cop said...

Impressive credentials. Staring down shop lifters, loiterers, and malfunctioning Orange Julius machines is not for the timid. It'll be good to see the security guard industry represented in local government. It's an underserved group.

Anonymous said...

"poor administration of the Township as well as its "dishonesty and outright corruption."

This guy should come up to Allentown if he wants to see dishonesty and outright corruption in local government. I'd find it a privilege to live in Palmer Township, a well run local government with competent staff, good delivery of services, modest Township property tax and solid elected officials.

Anonymous said...

He realized that he lives in Bethlehem Twp, not Palmer. Bethlehem Twp officials are asleep at the wheel and have several past criminal corruption cases that he must be thinking of!

Anonymous said...

Bad grammar you got.

Anonymous said...

@12:52 While Bethlehem Township officials might be asleep at the wheel - I do not believe any of the current members have criminal corruption cases. Maybe a hit and run but no corruption charges.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it should be "dishonesty", not "dishonest". Didn't you go to school?

Anonymous said...

Palmer Twp. lays off 13 municipal workers, blames financial woes caused by pandemic!

Anonymous said...

who cares. Big Steve is coming for your boy!!!!