What Are You Hiding?
The board has made a lot of decisions in the past months and the fact that the minutes are not available for review leads me to believe that the things said in executive session does not match what is being told to the generallpublic. Why all this secrecy regarding executive session? Nothing said in executive session is private other than a person's social security number and mental status. This group of aldermen are using executive session to buffertheir true agenda; that's why they moved the location across the hall and we have no way of knowing who's throwing their rocks and hiding their hands because we cannot review the minutes. What are they afraid of? Do they think we have bionic ears? I am a firm believer that I will not say anything that I can't repeat and the board of aldermen should not vote privately for anything they can't support publicly. I guess I've ranted enough for today butbbefore I go help me to understand this little math equation. WastePro will start collecting garbage for LumbertonIin August of this year. WastePro won the bid by quoting $10.75/household but the City of Lumberton will continue to charge $13.25/household for garbage collection (check your water bill). They said they were outsourcing garbage collection to save money. So why are the savings not getting passed along to the residents of Lumberton? Also, what about the businesses and churches that have dumpsters? How will this change effect their services? This board makes knee jerk decisions but they never think about the downsides of their decisions. It's probably a result of spending so much time and effort in making sure the citizens they represent don't know what they're doing/saying in executive session.