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Thursday, March 29, 2012

What really happened last Friday

At last Monday's Columbia Borough Council's "Committee of the Whole" meeting, Mayor Lutz and Councilperson Mary Wickenheiser expressed their support for Fourth Fridays and explained the circumstances surrounding the early shutdown of last Friday's event (due to the complaints of a disgruntled "someone," who will remain nameless for now).  He said the police had not been fully informed about the evening's events and were carrying out their duties in responding to a noise complaint.
Mayor Lutz stated that he had been out of town that night, and if he hadn't been, the event would not have been shut down.
Councilperson Wickenheiser also said the event should not have been shut down and that she herself had been enjoying the music.  She added that the drums reminded her of the time she and her husband visited Jamaica.
Mayor Lutz stated the event would not be shut down again  - to the applause of those present at the meeting.  Thanks go to the Mayor and Council for addressing this issue and clearing the air, and also for expressing their support for this successful event.
Based on the Mayor's explanation, the shutdown was due to an inadvertent communication problem rather than an intentional show of power and disdain.  Therefore, one black eye has been removed, and only two remain for the time being . . .

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am having problems understanding why anyone would call to complain about the music coming from a community event. I was not there but heard it was great. I will make sure to be at the next 4th Friday event. Just how shallow are some people?

Cole said...

Thanks for your support.
About the incident: some folks can't stand to see others having a good time. There are those in this town who, due to their own proclivity for failure, cannot bear the thought of someone else succeeding.

Anonymous said...

If the mayor and council members are genuinely concerned about the reputation of Columbia, they need to take a good hard look in the mirror. The "Trust" they appointed is keeping the bad reputation alive.

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Anonymous said...

Everything is great when the citizens walk blindly through town in their own "LIFE". No concerns about where their hard earned tax money is going. I send MY money to the borough for taxes and I want to know what they are doing with it. If I gave money to anyone else for a service rendered, I would demand results. Why would people be so complaisant when it comes to tax dollars? It makes no sense. Thanks Cole or whatever your name is for at least trying to show the taxpayers of this town what is really going on with their money. If only they cared as much as you do maybe more would get done.

Cole said...

Thanks. I'm trying, and maybe sometimes succeeding.

Anonymous said...

Cole, great work. Carmen

Cole said...

Thanks!

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