Jul 17, 2013
Allentown, Flush With Cash
We in the peanut gallery, the citizens and taxpayers, were shocked by the subtitle in a recent Morning Call article. Pawlowski wants to buy a portion of Queen City Airport, and the reporter wrote about Allentown, Now flush with water lease money. Although the article dealt with buying a garage and eight acres currently leased by the city street department, silly us thought that money was in a lock box, to be used to pay down the police pension obligation. Let's talk more of our ignorance and silliness. Although I followed the water lease pretty closely, I never realized that we would have to form a new department to handle the storm sewer system, which was maintained by the former water department. What other issues and costs were omitted to prevent proper due diligence on the water lease question? Queen City is in real jeopardy as an airport. Mayor For Life Pawlowski covets it, and was appointed to the Airport Authority by Smiling Donny Cunningham. Airport Authority Chairman, Tony Iannelli, said that they need money and that the offer makes sense. I think it's time for some new blood on that airport authority.