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.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you find out if that possible water issue is real? Is there a sewer leak near Union Terrace. Very important item if you unfortunately are correct.

michael molovinsky said...

@6:43, indications are that I was NOT correct. if this conclusion holds, I will write a correction in a separate post.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Molovinsky,
Thank you for looking into this issue on behalf of city residents.

Anonymous said...

MM, maybe the story about the hauntig of constitution drive would have been better at selling the the administrations antics¿ The Haunting of Queen city airports city garage of the war heros that were returned in caskets to there home town of allentown¿ There spirits will be roaming the area and scaring all the young professionals that will be working in allentowns junkyard¿ ABE development 101 turn said property into a dump and people will be so upauled that anything built would be better than a garbage dump¿
redd

Anonymous said...

Perhaps when Allentown becomes Detroit the mayor will be satisfied.