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SPECIAL REPORT: Township Energy Consultant's Bills Raise Questions

A nationally recognized billing expert said the township should not have paid several of the bills from Blue Sky Power LLC, because they lacked enough detail.

Written by Tim Zatzariny Jr. and Sean McCullen

The township has paid a total of nearly $450,000 over the past two years to a politically connected startup company, in part for an energy master plan that few, if any, local residents have actually seen.

Several of the bills the company submitted to the township lack enough detail to determine exactly what work the company, Blue Sky Power LLC, performed. A nationally recognized billing expert who reviewed the invoices said the township should not have paid some of them without first requiring additional explanation from the company.

The initial, no-bid contract the township signed with Blue Sky in early 2010 included an unusual, $15,000 up-front payment to be billed against future invoices. However, Blue Sky did not provide detailed invoices to the township explaining what work it performed to earn the advance.

And, in hiring Blue Sky in 2010 as its “energy consultant,” the township appears to have ignored its own requirement for the experience level it sought from professionals who responded to a request for qualifications for the job, an investigation by Gloucester Township Patch has found.

The revelations come as a local watchdog group, South Jersey Citizens, has submitted a petition seeking a November referendum that would ask voters if a township ban on pay to play—the process through which campaign contributors are awarded no-bid, professional contracts—should be put in place.

In a series of interviews over the past few weeks, Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer defended the hiring of Blue Sky and the work the company’s done so far, saying it ultimately will save taxpayers millions of dollars by helping the township find ways to reduce its energy costs.

"Why were they appointed? Because I made it a primary focus to move this town in a direction that will focus on renewable energy and saving taxpayers money,” said Mayer, a Democrat and a former state assemblyman. “And when I looked at our budget—the township's budget—I looked at the fact that we spend thousands and thousands of dollars on energy." (In fact, after salaries and benefits, energy is the township’s highest expenditure. The township needed a blueprint—an energy master plan—he said.)

Blue Sky’s headquarters are located at the Waterfront Technology Center in Camden. The center is a small-business incubator run by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Blue Sky’s chief executive officer is Benjamin S. Parvey II.

Parvey, an attorney, has served as president of the Haddonfield Democratic Club and is co-chairman of the borough’s Democratic Municipal Committee. He sat on the Camden County Environmental Commission from 2006 to 2009, and was the commission’s chairman during his last two years of service.

In November 2007, Parvey loaned $15,000 to the state Assembly Democrats’ political-action committee, according to campaign-finance records. The loan was repaid the following year.

In addition, Parvey in 2008 served as campaign manager for Camille Andrews, the wife of U.S. Rep Rob Andrews, when she acted as a placeholder for her husband’s seat as he unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Frank Lautenberg in the Democratic primary for a U.S. Senate seat.

Parvey, 37, formed Blue Sky in October 2008, according to state records.

In an interview this week, Parvey said he provides Mayer and Business Administrator Tom Cardis with detailed updates about the company’s work for the township, during regular meetings and phone calls.

Cardis said he didn’t see any reason to question the lack of detail in some of Blue Sky’s bills.

“I was looking at it as, ‘He’d just done the work, and we were just paying the bill,’” he said, referring to Parvey.

Parvey acknowledged during the interview that Blue Sky generally does not provide itemized bills to its clients, which include several school districts and municipal and county governments in New Jersey.

But, he said, “every client is different.”

Donating to local campaigns

Blue Sky has donated heavily to local Democrats over the past two years. In 2010, the company contributed a total of $900 to the Association of Former Gloucester Township Democratic Mayors, a political-action committee that funnels money to local races.

That same year, Blue Sky donated $1,000 to Gloucester Township Citizens for Government Reform, another political-action committee, according to campaign-finance records. The committee’s chairwoman is Cindy Carlamere, the wife of township Solicitor David Carlamere and chairwoman of the local housing authority.

David Carlamere is a former Democratic state Assembly candidate and a former township councilman. He is one of the township officials, along with Cardis, who is responsible for reviewing all responses to requests for proposals and qualifications submitted to the township, and for making recommendations on them to Council on the mayor’s behalf.

In October 2011, members of South Jersey Citizens called on Carlamere to resign as solicitor, saying his connections to the political-action committee compromised his ability to give impartial advice to the Democratic council. Carlamere refused to resign, saying he saw no conflict.

Blue Sky’s contract with the township is a blatant example of pay to play, said Joshua Berry, South Jersey Citizens’ political director.

“What pay to play does is it corrupts the municipal-vendor selection process,” he said. “So, instead of having a level playing field where truly independent people can review applications based on their merit, these organizations are being chosen based on either their connection to the party (in power), or their financial contributions.”

In April 2011, Blue Sky donated $1,200 to the former mayors’ association. Later that same year, the company donated a total of $2,500 to another local Democratic PAC, the Gloucester Township Chairman’s Club, campaign-finance records show.

Asked why his company makes political donations to local Democrats, Parvey said, “We support the civic engagement in Gloucester Township.” He cited the charitable work the Democratic political-action committees perform in the township.

Mayer denied that Blue Sky’s contract with the township is an example of pay to play. He pointed out that the company didn’t donate to his mayoral campaign in 2009.

However, Blue Sky did make donations to the local PACs shortly after it was awarded its first agreement in early 2010, and has continued to do so. Blue Sky was given a second annual contract as the township’s energy consultant in early 2011, and a third this past January.

"I think they've done a great job,” Mayer said of the company. “And I think they're going to provide a tremendous benefit for taxpayers of this community by harnessing together a plan that will save taxpayers money and be good for the environment."

Blue Sky’s appointment, he said, “had nothing to do with anyone giving any contributions."

South Jersey Citizens' proposed pay-to-play ban would prohibit professionals who contribute not just directly to candidate committess, but also to local political-action committees, from doing business with the township. 

Questions about the agreement

According to invoices and payment vouchers obtained by Gloucester Township Patch, the township paid Blue Sky a total of $447,390 between March 2010 and December 2011. Patch obtained the documents through the state’s Open Public Records Act.

During this period, Blue Sky used two subcontractors, T&M Associates and BlueWire Media, and paid them through funds received from the township. T&M performed engineering work on the township’s energy master plan. BlueWire, which has an office in Washington Township, Gloucester County, helped create a media campaign to promote recycling initiatives in the township. That media campaign cost a total of $217,500, including Comcast Cable air-time buys for September and November, Mayer said. (T&M, which is based in Moorestown, has also donated to local Democratic campaigns over the past two years, records show.)

The township’s agreement with Blue Sky gives the company free reign to choose the subcontractors it hires in performing work for the township.

A nationally recognized billing expert said that arrangement is out of the ordinary, especially for a local government.

“I have no idea why anybody, especially a municipality, would agree to pay for undisclosed contractors,” said attorney John J. Marquess, president of Legal Cost Control Inc. of Haddonfield. “You’re giving Blue Sky the unilateral right to hire anybody they want to, to do work on behalf of (the township). That’s not the way it should be.”

Marquess’ firm reviews bills from lawyers, consultants and other professionals for public agencies and private businesses.

At Patch’s request, Marquess reviewed the Blue Sky invoices and payment vouchers provided by Gloucester Township.

Another issue, Marquess said, is the large, advance payment the township made to Blue Sky.

According to an agreement dated Feb. 1, 2010, and signed by both Parvey and Mayer, “Gloucester Township shall pay to Blue Sky Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) payable upon execution of this Agreement. Such amount shall be applied to monthly invoices until exhausted.”

However, it does not appear that Blue Sky provided the township with any specific detail of the work it performed before or after the payment was made. Instead, the company submitted an invoice for the full payment on March 1, 2010. The township paid the bill in full nine days later, according to the documents obtained by Patch. (To view a copy of the invoice and the payment voucher, click on the PDF above.)

Marquess said it’s not uncommon for attorneys to be paid retainers against which they charge for work they perform, but in this case, the advance payment seems highly unusual.

“I don’t know why they would have advanced these people $15,000 for the purposes of signing a contract,” Marquess said. “There’s no itemization. If that’s the case, the township paid $15,000 and got nothing for it in return.”

Mayer was unable to explain exactly what work Blue Sky performed to earn the $15,000, but said he meets with company representatives biweekly.

“I keep people’s feet to the fire,” Mayer said. “We try to move our projects forward.”

Of Blue Sky’s contract, he said: “It’s not like it’s a no-show gig.”

Marquess said that about 40 percent of the Blue Sky bills he reviewed should not have been paid by the township because they lacked enough detail.

“If these bills had come to us for review, we would have said, ‘Don’t pay,’” Marquess said. “Somebody (in the township administration) should be looking at these. These bills are a little to generic for our liking.”

In March 2011, for example, Blue Sky submitted a bill to the township for $28,367. The bill was “for services performed in connection with Gloucester Township’s Energy Projects.” The document goes on to list several of the projects, including the creation of the township’s energy master plan. Blue Sky’s bill references 121 “staff hours” (at an agreed-upon rate of $85 per hour) and 84.5 “executive hours” of work (at $215 per hour). However, the bill offers no detail about who at the company performed what duties, nor does it offer a breakdown of the amount of time spent doing the work.

Still, the township paid the bill in full later that month.

Cardis, the township business administrator, defended the arrangement with Blue Sky, saying residents are getting great value for the money, and that the township is investing in the future.

“I have no doubt that a tremendous amount of work has been performed,” he said. “There was no time that I looked at this and said, ‘What are we paying Blue Sky for?’”

While it’s common for professionals such as attorneys and engineers to provide itemized bills to government clients, New Jersey does not have a law requiring them to do so.

A lack of experience?

Blue Sky has been awarded its three annual agreements with the township under the state’s “fair and open process.”

This means that a municipality need only publicly advertise the job, and that it does not have to seek competitive bids for the work.

In the request for proposals it issued in late 2009, the township sought an energy consultant with a minimum of  “five years of experience providing consulting services to municipal governments in New Jersey.”

At the time the township hired Blue Sky in January 2010, the company had been in business for less than two years.

A second company, Birdsall Services Group, a Sea Girt-based engineering firm, also submitted a proposal for the 2010 contract. The company, which also has contributed to Gloucester Township political campaigns, has been in business since 2002.

Blue Sky submitted its proposal for the 2010 contract in parntership with T&M Associates, which has been in business since 1966. However, once Blue Sky won the contract, T&M served only as a subcontractor, and the company was never paid directly by the township.

Mayer did not directly address the question of why the township apparently ignored its own requirement in the request for qualifications.

But, he said, Blue Sky’s South Jersey location gave it the edge.

“I know that in looking at the differences between the two companies, you have Birdsall—a good company; I am not disparaging any company—that is from North Jersey and its home base is in North Jersey, and you have a local company that is from this area and knows this area. What's wrong with that? See, I think this story would be much better if Blue Sky didn't know what they were doing and was messing everything up."

In the request for proposals issued late last year, the township changed the experience requirement for its energy consultant from five years to two.

“There’s no question that I am an expert” on green energy, Parvey said, regarding the question of experience. “We’re not a fly-by-night company proposing public-energy projects.”

The master plan

Blue Sky completed work on the township’s energy master plan in August 2011. (Click on the PDF above to view the plan.)

The 237-page document is a blueprint for the township’s future energy use. But, the plan was never posted on the township’s website. After Patch asked why the plan wasn’t available online, Mayer said the full document would be posted on the township’s site, and that it’s always been available electronically for anyone who requests it.

The township spent a total of $93,318.80 on the plan, according to figures provided by Parvey.

Mayer said the plan will pay dividends for years to come. He pointed out that at least some of the payments made to Blue Sky were covered by a $564,900 federal Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant ($238,000 of which was spent on installing solar panels on the roof.)

Mayer also noted that the township will be reimbursed by the developer for work done by Blue Sky in preparation of a lease on the vacant Owens Corning property on Somerdale Road, once the deal is complete.

The developer, Project Navigator LLC, is awaiting approval to connect to the regional power grid so it can turn the Superfund site into a solar farm, which will supply nearby Chews Elementary School with electricity at 5¢ per kilowatt hour for 15 years—about 11¢ less than the current going rate in the Philadelphia area.

California-based Project Navigator will pay the township $1.89 million over 20 years on the proposed lease.

“Blue Sky did that,” Mayer said. “They put this whole thing together. It’s invaluable.”

However, questions about the township’s return on investment are likely to linger because of the lack of detail in Blue Sky’s billing, said Marquess, the billing expert.

“When it comes to taxpayer money,” he said, “I think there’s a higher duty to ensure you’re getting what you pay for.”

 

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Paul J. DiBartolo March 10, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I thought it was was it one of the local landfills or pig farms that was causing the odor wafting in on the breeze. Here it was our local Democratic political machine that I've been smelling all along. What we have displayed here is the same type of arrogance that got slapped down for running a candidate for Assembly that didn't meet residency requirements and then seats that candidate anyway as an interim until the next election. I understand the actions of the political bosses who did it, but how do you look at yourself in the mirror each morning, Gabby?
Charles March 10, 2012 at 02:44 PM
In GT, it's politics as usual. Same party, same people, same problems. As long as the bottom feeders take care of their friends and buy the votes of the ignorant, nothing will change. Does anyone rem,ember that when the mayor was an independent, the council stone-walled her at every point? Now the same bunch is taking credit for doing what she was trying to do all along. Good thing the muni' elections were changed to Nov.; otherwise we might have a chance to get an independent back in.
Joshua Berry March 10, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Here is something to marinate on... In 2009, Birdsall was a donor in Gloucester Township -- to the Republicans -- presumably seeking contracts with then Mayor Rue-Hatton. When Mayor Mayer won, the consulting contract went to a Democratic connected startup who immediately started donating. As if by magic, Birdsall switched the party they started donating to and started to get contracts with Gloucester Township. Now I am already on record as saying I do not believe in coincidence, but think there is a connection? Or that maybe someone placed a call to Birdsall just to confirm their address so they knew where to send the invitation for the fundraiser? This article is also validation of the issues we have been raising for the multi-million dollar "bill pay" resolutions council has been passing without any detail whatsoever placed in them (all resolutions are written by Party Man Solicitor Carlamere), as well my continual raising of the abuse of the "fair and open" process as reported by Matt Boxer. This is now company #2 that was appointed when they did not meet the minimum qualifications set forth in the FRP. How many other abuses and "irregularities" will we find if we keep digging? How many other payouts to donors and connected firms are funneled through contracts like this and quasi-governmental local agencies? Remember folks, they cash in and your taxes continue to go up.
Big Daddy 1 March 10, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I am not sure how being a lawyer qualifies someone as an energy expert. You need to be real suspicious of any company that has a lawyer as president. Name a big corporation with a lawyer in high positions. Couldn't could you. There is a reason for that. The only thing lawyers ever run are governments (including courts) and law firms. You can see what a wonderful job they have done throughout NJ and the country. Take a look at the various court rules and proceedures. Everything is designed to run as inefficiently as possible to maximize lawyer income. The idea of justice is no longer evident anywhere in our court systems anymore. All the big civil suits are found in favor of the big businesses these days. Why? Because they PAY for these decicions by judges (not juries). Nothing ever gets to juries anymore. The same principle applies with our goverments and pay to play. By the way, pay to play is usually for incumbants. That is probably why Blue Sky didn't contribute to pre-mayor Mayer in 2009, or maybe they didn't have any money then. After all, they were just started in 2008 and did not meet the township's experience requirements. Great job Patch. The people would like to see more of these investigative reports.
Big Daddy 1 March 10, 2012 at 04:25 PM
So where do we go to report corruption crimes? It is getting to be like going to Frank Nitty to report crimes by Al Capone!
Lauren Burgoon March 10, 2012 at 04:29 PM
New Jersey's Office of the Attorney General has a reporting tipline and anonymous online form: http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/corrupt-crime.html
Big Daddy 1 March 10, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Thank you Lauren. I just hope this is better than the pothole hotline I tried a couple months back.
Walt McDonald March 10, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I have been here since 1969. Nothing has changed. THe public is to blame for voting for these people. They know they will win the next election, so the Hell with the taxpayer. The new recylcling trucks (costing?) and the ugly monster cans(dedicated to Breast Cancer Research), Solar panels on every Pole. How long until we break even on the initial investment, no bid contract, payments without proof? Please remember this at the ballot box. Walt McDonald
Paul J. DiBartolo March 10, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Posted to GT Business Administrator Tom Cardis by email: Dear Mr. Cardis, Did you happen to read the article titled, “SPECIAL REPORT: Township Energy Consultant’s Bills Raise Questions” on the Gloucester Township Patch (http://gloucestertownship.patch.com/articles/special-report-township-energy-consultant-s-bills-raise-questions)? If you did you might have noticed this line, “Cardis said he didn’t see any reason to question the lack of detail in some of Blue Sky’s bills.” I’m wondering, Mr. Cardis, if you are as reckless with your own money as you are with mine. Do you routinely pay medical bills, car repair bills, and home repair bills with a smile when such bills offer no specificity as to actual work performed? More from you, “I was looking at it as, ‘He’d just done the work, and we were just paying the bill,’”. I mean, come on, they ‘said’ they did the work on your car so just pay the bill, right? After all, in this case, it’s not your money so why obsess? After all, GT taxpayers have deep pockets. This is a sham and I’m wondering if you will have the integrity to respond either by email or publicly on the Patch. If nothing irregular has occurred you should have no problem explaining this to concerned taxpayers like me who pay your salary but can’t seem to get their brains around how you are conducting business on our behalf. Sincerely, Paul J. DiBartolo Does anyone have any doubt that an explanation will be forthcoming?
Big Daddy 1 March 10, 2012 at 08:06 PM
I just did a google search for "solar panels in NJ". I came up with multiple solar panel sellers who were more than happy to do solar program proposals for free. So why are we paying $450,000 to a lawyer?????
Joshua Berry March 10, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Some more information to marinate on... The third largest contributor to the last election cycle was Inverso and Stewart, donating approximately $16,900. I bring this up because they are Gloucester Township's "independent" auditors, preparing the glowing audit GT recieved last year for fiscal year 2010 and reappointed for 2012. As a cyncial man I might ask myself how can a campaign contributor be "independent". And as a very cynical man I might wonder why a firm that is willing to donate $16,900 to keep their contrat might be less than interested to audit invoices paid. When companies I work for have ben audited by independent auditors, they look at those. Why not in this case? I just reviewed their report from April. There is no mention of the suspect invoicing. Pay to play is not an abstract concept used to beat politicians up, there are real and measurable results of a culture where vendors are forced to donate to keep their contracts. The result in this case are independent auditors who did not uncover a lack of detailing in invoices that prevents our town from knowing what they paid for. I cannot say for certain if there was a waste of taxpayer money, but because of the culture where auditors are not independent we will have no way of knowing. Thank you Patch for this work, but it leaves me also asking myself how many other invoices to the politically connected firms are "incomplete"?
Big Daddy 1 March 10, 2012 at 08:15 PM
I am reminded of Corzine paying several million to a law firm to study turnpike tolls. Some of those lawyers billed in excss of $500 an hour. What did we get? A recommendation to increase tolls. DUH? Maybe that's the law firm that kept us from seeing those emails with the union leader he was plunking (instead reducing employee costs like he promised). Maybe we should hire that law firm to find all that missing money from Corzine's latest failure.
Big Daddy 1 March 10, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Great post Joshua. I wonder what the audit report has to say about all those employee benefit costs that no one will talk about when discussing potential cost savings. I wonder how much of those benefits are unfunded or underfunded.
John Reynolds March 11, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Great investigative report. Keep shining a light on our elected cockroaches and their associates when they behave badly. With the decline in the print media, we don't see as many of these types of pieces anymore.
Paul J. DiBartolo March 11, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Would it be too much too ask for one of our elected representatives, those who serve at the pleasure of the taxpayer, to post some type, any type, of response to what is reported here and/or address the concern of the citizens who bother to read and respond because of their desire for government to serve the people as it was meant?
j caresl March 11, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Excellent reporting. This is what the township needs to get the ball rolling if everyone will just get out and vote we can START to make a difference
Tom Moran March 12, 2012 at 05:20 AM
PSE&G (Public Service Electric & Gas Company) has erected solar panels on every pole it owns throughout its service area.
Kalena Ross March 14, 2012 at 02:40 PM
I notice you're all SILENT after the meeting on Monday night. Funny how when Mr. Cardis challenged Sean on his taken out of context quotes I had an awful hard time hearing his reply on the internet. This was a totally slanted article riddled with poor information to stir up drama. When offered the RFP the speaker at the microphone didn't want to read it, because as usual when offered the facts they rarely matter. How about for ONCE you guys come up with something else other than your top 4 complaints at a council meeting? You read like a bad episode of Letterman! 1. Red light cameras 2. pot holes 3. P2P 4. Why we think the mayor is corrupt this week Bonus #5 - Any mud slinging idea we managed to google up before the meeting 1. Red light cameras are going up all over and times they are a changing my friends. Drive safely and you won't have a problem. Might I remind each and every one of you that license in your pocket is a privilege NOT a RIGHT. If you don't like the camera hang up your keys and get a bike. Seriously I am not even trying to be funny here. Those cameras record violations just like Cardis tried to get through your heads, violations of laws you all had to know to pass the test to get your license.
Kalena Ross March 14, 2012 at 02:49 PM
2. Pot holes are here because our roads are old, they are everywhere. How about you put google to good use! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pothole 3. P2P I am over it, so are most people. Notice Mr. Berry is really the only person still talking about it. Let it go guys, pick another dead horse. 4. You should just all either run for mayor or move on. Every week you attack the man like he's got some major secret he's keeping from us all and every week there isn't one. He loves the township and he loves what he does. He tries to do the best for us. He sure as heck hasn't raised our taxes and seriously, lower them? Do you want milk to be a quarter a gallon again too? First it was the Comcast thing, then P2P, then Blue Sky. What oh WHAT will you cook up for the next meeting? What will Sean fully endorse and allow to be printed here? I mean heck just the other day he allowed Mr, Berry to tell Mr. Piccolo to kiss his a$$ in a parody. You stooges work my nerves and even the Courier is better than this, at least they don't pretend to be neutral. The readers admit they do it for the drama and thrills. You guys just push and push and at the end of the day you sit around reliving those moments at the mic for what?
Darren Gladden March 14, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Okay look's like the fake KALENA ROSS is pounding on his/her chest . Listen first off ever hear ABOUT Preventive Maintenance and don't we have a public work dept. Get a clue and grow a set and state your real name or wait you like to hide behind the wall and do nothing and just let everything fall apart why you pocket TAX payer dollars and hire people that can't do anything rite . Or wait let's waste more taxes dollars and pay your friends money to do STUDIES . .....Until you state your real name you are just part of the problem . Now zip it cause all you care about is your self .........Start caring Fake one , I do
Paul J. DiBartolo March 14, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Kalena, if you had any idea about some of the things you spout off about, you might be dangerous. That's the fact, Jack. Do yourself a favor and study some U.S. History, especially with regards to the forming of this country and the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Figure out what liberty is and why the Founding fathers were so concerned about government encroachment on liberty. Then tell me why the state issues licenses for actions that were heretofore legal rights. Why is a license required to get married? Own a handgun? Operate a motor vehicle? Own a dog? etc., etc., etc. Never mind, I've probably lost you already. Again, no clue.
Big Daddy 1 March 14, 2012 at 03:30 PM
So Kalena is tired of hearing the same old complaints. The solution is really very simple. Our elected officials should get up off their rumps and FIX the problems. They could have fixed a lot of potholes for $450,000. The way this is supposed to work is if they ever do FIX the problems, the complaining magically comes to a halt. Can I get a big DUH?
Sean McCullen (Editor) March 14, 2012 at 05:14 PM
My response was that Mr. Cardis is certainly entitled to feel that way. As are you to feel that we've presented "poor information" with this "slanted" article. I stand behind our reporting on this matter. Those invoices were unsubstantiated, and at least one member of Council appears to agree.
Kalena Ross March 14, 2012 at 05:52 PM
We've been through this, I don't want you knowing anything personal about me. Sort of like not putting my name and number on the internet, it's just good sense. We do have a public works department they fix GT roads and the county fixes county roads. You didn't read the article did you? Pity. Go ahead, read it. It might explain why some roads go unfixed until warmer months while others do get fixed. Again those are real facts, not suspicion or name calling or most of all issue clouding. For the record I have not one single friend who has been hired to do any study in GT nor do I know anyone in any of the firms doing the studies. Hard as it may be to believe sometimes people on here are really just people who are fed up watching/listening to you 5 go at it every week/meeting like you're personal saviors for the township. You've chased residents from the Patch and meetings alike.
Big Daddy 1 March 14, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Sean, we stand behind your reporting as well. We would like to see more of it.
Paul J. DiBartolo March 14, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Names, Kalena, names. If I've chased anyone from Patch or the council meetings give me details, otherwise...well, you know.
Paul J. DiBartolo March 14, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Oppps, now what, Kalena? Sean appears to have just complicated the issue with facts. Pesky little things, those facts.
Darren Gladden March 14, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Kalena Ross , I pitty you , YOU FOOL . For someone that states she live's in FEARS does not live in freedom . You just sit there and judge on what you feel . Now you young lady need to understand I will say what I feel and do what I do cause I care . You selfish blinded person are the reason why I attend council meeting and complain about what is WRONG in our town . Maybe if you really did care you would understand that people are not and will not be happy with all the shady deals our Public leaders do . By the way you have NO CLUE .Don't judge me, understand Me you fake wannabe and .........Just care , I do This song goes out to U http://youtu.be/WFBXhCYrqv4 THANK YOU AND HAVE A NICE DAY
Darren Gladden March 14, 2012 at 07:56 PM
P.S .......Go outside people and enjoy the BLUE SKIES the mayor and HIS team Paid for it with our tax dollars .
Bea Coyle March 24, 2014 at 02:42 PM
It was excellent to see reporting that did not falsely color the Township as caring, honest and doing all they can for its residents. Why they are such good role models that we now have the Gloucester Township Board of Education doing the exact same things.Oh wait. I guess they are one in the same thing aren't they.You have Parents coming out twice a month questioning bills there too and no Board Member can answer those questions even when they say they will look into it they NEVER do.They just have a Bill List of names and figures and no explanations .A Board Member confirmed that they just get a list to approve and no one questions. After all its our tax dollars and they know they can get more, right from where they got those...YOU. Why aren't they trying to do that very thing tonight with their tax hike. People in this Township need to look and look hard at just how Self Serving these people really are.

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