“Teflon Bonnie” Dodges Bullet – Escapes Pottstown Council’s Ire Over Gallerygate

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Where to begin! 

Bonnie’s Mayor’s Report started off as the usual cheerleading session and turned into making excuses for her bad behavior, which she is not sorry for.  Bonnie said she did what she did because she is “passionate” and she felt the Gallery School Project was a bad idea.  She blithered on about differences and stepping on toes etc… but any apology in all that was missing, from what I could tell.

During the Announcements part of the meeting, which comes right before Adjournment, Councilor Weand raised a motion that we limit the mayor’s speaking at council meetings to the Mayor’s Report, if she was asked a direct question or if she needed to break a tie vote.  The other part of the motion was to forbid Bonnie from speaking negatively in public against Borough Council, like on WPAZ or to the County Commissioners, for example.

Councilor Gibson seconded the motion but only for the sake of debate.  Only Councilor Rhoads sided with Councilor Weand.  Maureen Allen was absent.  Chomnuk, Gibson, Kirkland and Toroney all sided with the mayor.  Councilors Gibson and Toroney expressed their displeasure at Bonnie’s recent behavior but felt it was not proper to limit her “face time” at meetings.  Councilors Kirkland and Chomnuk did not think her speaking time should be limited.

So once again, bad behavior in Pottstown is rewarded.  It’s okay to go outside the chain of command, bad mouth at will and undermine binding votes of council, all in the name of being “passionate”.

Expect more bad behavior, more diatribes and insubordination from our mayor in the future, now that she has been further empowered to do so.

Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to Councilor Weand for doing the right thing and to Councilor Rhoads for backing him up and voting yes.

At this time, I will refrain from comment about the rest of Council until such time as I can think of a polite way to say what is on my mind.

15 comments on ““Teflon Bonnie” Dodges Bullet – Escapes Pottstown Council’s Ire Over Gallerygate

  1. You cannot be serious Roy. I have absolutely no need to be polite.

    The standard of behavior that has been set by our dishonorable mayor, Bonnie Heath, and condoned by these four, spineless councilmen is shameful and embarrassing. So, without fear of offending any one of them, I offer three little words of advice:
    IR AL INFIERNO !!

    Regardless of what ward they represent, I will campaign my ass off next election cycle to rid our Borough of these four “representatives”, ( I use the term loosely because they sure as hell don’t represent me or anyone I know).

    NO VALE LA PENA LA SUCIEDAD CAMINAR SOBRE !!!

  2. By polite I mean PG. Right now I would have trouble being R-rated.

    Glad to know someone else is upset and I am at this juncture!

  3. I wrote some of my comments in Spanish so I would not offend your audience Roy. I know that the intended will feel no pain because they are unconscionable in their support of Bonnie Heath. I just wonder who’s rear-end(s) they are kissing ? Bonnie’s or Hoeffel’s or…..oh GAWD Mr. Mayor’s? Something smells really fishy here.

  4. Roy, sorry, I didn’t mean you are not serious, just that this story is so unbelievable. Whenever you start to think we have a council that is working together and making educated choices they knock the blocks right out from underneath everyone. I have not felt so dumbfounded and disheartened as I do now, in a long time. IDIOTS.

  5. I felt the need to shower when I got home. She was never worried about anything. Cool as a cucumber. Obviously she had foreknowledge that there were not enough votes “muzzle her”, as Evan put it on the Fishwrap. Interesting word choice….muzzle…..

  6. LOVE IT. Muzzle her. Funny, I had the strange urge to shower after I read your blog tonight! Thanks for the excellent coverage Roy. I am seriously taking an exploratory trip to Jim Thorpe this Fall. I can’t bear living in a place that has no regard for the arts or culture or old cars and I’m sick of taking three steps back and one forward. It is becoming unbearable. Oh I am pissed. Thanks for providing a safe place to vent Roy.

  7. That is disappointing, to be PG!!

    That is like buying your child a brand new car after they wrecked the one you just bought them because they were drinking and driving, or is it just me?

    While I respect the intention to separate the office from the person, I still believe there needs to be a suspension from the game or a rework of the duties for the positions in the Boro HQ.

    Thumbs up to Councilors Weand and Rhodes and I sure hope this doesn’t bite the Boro in the arse.

  8. LOL I hope it isn’t a copyright thing but I laughed myself “Goofey” over this comment in the Merc. just had to share it – “Pottstown The Comedy”:

    ” I am going to march myself right up the steps to Mr. Hoeffel’s office and DEMAND seven one-way tickets to Disneyland, by bus, including two weeks all inclusive passes for Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs. That’s how I want to spend the grant money. Mr. Hoeffel owes me one and I’m sure he’ll concede that I have the best project because he gets to go too.

    After a stint in La La Land, if this moral vacuum finds their way back to Pottstown, we hope they will be bringing with them Mickey and Donald Duck, maybe Goofey too!

    We’ll capitalize on our strengths as a three ring circus and investors will be burning up the highway to get here. Pottstown is in dire need of comic relief and that’s how I want to spend the grant money. ”

    hmmletmetinkaboutdat

  9. You hear that gurgling sound? That’s the Boro being flushed down the toilet by the losers (minus two) on Council and that so-called mayor. What a dog and pny show! if I were Councilors Rhoads and Weand, I’d be running for the nearest exits to get away from these clowns! But then, who would champion Pottstown and fight for us? Bonnie & Company? Hey, Olive, I love the three ring circus analogy! We’ve already got a carousel – well almost – and a boro government full of clowns, so why not!!

    Steve

  10. You hear that gurgling sound? That’s the Boro being flushed down the toilet by the losers (minus two) on Council and that so-called mayor. What a dog and pony show! if I were Councilors Rhoads and Weand, I’d be running for the nearest exits to get away from these clowns! But then, who would champion Pottstown and fight for us? Bonnie & Company? Hey, Olive, I love the three ring circus analogy! We’ve already got a carousel – well almost – and a boro government full of clowns, so why not!!

    Steve

  11. Exactly SR. I’ve heard that the best way to revitalize a dead town is by capitalizing on the things it’s already got going for it. The carousel could use a few more animals? How ’bout in the likeness of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?

    Bonnie Heath, Hoeffel, Craig, Toroney, Gibson, Chomnuk, Kirkland and Hylton

    oooompahpah ooompahpah and around and around we go – where we’ll stop nobody knows!!

  12. EXACTLY Olive. An eight-ring circus with the cast of characters you referenced above. Don’t forget the clown car!

    It just turns my stomach to see these people constantly get rewarded for being a-holes. I really don’t understand. Why would you be proud of being such a jerk?

    More people need to attend our public meetings to see the garbage taking place in front of their very eyes. They still wouldn’t believe it.

    Don’t read about it days later in The Fishwrap. Attend meetings. Stop being lazy and discover the answers for yourself (and I know I’m preaching to the choir here…but I’m still really, really angry).

    Why can’t Pottstown ever have an effective and personable mayor who works hard to promote the borough and its positive attributes? Why do keep attracting these nutbars to the post? I’m at a loss. Does the fine print on the job description state that the candidate must be a looney tune who excels in burning bridges or else don’t bother applying?

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