Poor Old Tom Hylton

Today’s Pottstown Mercury features a paid “pity-party” ad from Mr. Tom Hylton where he wails and moans about SavePottstown.com and a few residents who disagree with him.  This is neaty tied up with a big old bow as cyber-bullying and hatemongering.  How convenient.  When people disagree with us we label them as hatemongers.

Oh please.  Would you like a tissue?  Should we call a whambulance?

Maybe, just maybe, if you would learn to play nice with the other kids things would go so much easier for you.  Public perception based on present and previous performance is very poor.  Tactics used are questionable and raise eyebrows.

Nobody likes a know-it-all.  People don’t like to be side-stepped with secret meetings.  People like to be included and made to feel part of the process.  People need to feel valued.  Why is this so difficult to understand?  You aren’t Charles in charge of our lives.  That was a television character played by Scott Baio.  It’s not funny and cute in real life.  It’s insulting and annoying.

You made your bed, now you must lie in it.  Stop blaming others for the predicament you find yourself in Tom.  You have no one to blame but yourself.


Pottstown School Board

I just watched, with some interest, the first 3 parts of the Neighborhood Schools meeting on the Mercury website.

This renovation plan that Tom has “cooked up” is throwing up red flags everywhere.  Many board member have concerns about increasing PSD’s current $34 million debit and getting ourselves in over our collective heads if asbestos or mold issues crop up during window replacement and installation of geothermal heating equipment.

The savings are not enough to justify the cost.

Again, I will state the obvious.  We have no money.  We can not afford to take out a loan, even at zero interest, to pay for this.  It is not cost efficient.  Unless we get grant money that does not need repayment, this idea is out of the question.

Tom, please drive thru.