Dec 24, 2015

Pawlowski's Willing Patsies


Allentown City Council was recently asked to approve a feasibility study for a trail path through the former fertilizer plant property, west of Schreiber's Bridge, along Martin Luther King Drive. Students of bad Allentown government recognize this parcel as one of the two, that Mayor Pawlowski purchased at significant profit for the owner.  I believe that this trail topic is being raised now in an attempt to justify the purchase. However, there was absolutely no need or previous plan to purchase the land for a trail, because the right of way for the former Barber Quarry Rail track runs right through the parcel, already providing the rail to trail option.  At no cost, I opposed the trail, because the park department has neither the manpower or budget to maintain existing features. Purchasing the land was a poor decision at best, corrupt at worst, and should be put up for sale immediately.

This year, when I offered my historical perspective to City Council as a volunteer consultant on park system matters, their response was total silence. Apparently, they prefer to be willing patsies, rather than informed decision makers.

photo of Barber Quarry rail line, just west of Schreiber's Bridge, taken in 1976 by Dave Latshaw. From the collection of Mark Rabenold

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Going down with the ship, all hands lost.

If Ed is indicted and found guilty, they are all forced out anyway by the state party and replaced with non tainted Democrats.They know this so there is little to gain in leaving voluntarily at this point. Their political "careers" are over so may as well ride it out and enjoy the time they've got left.

Anonymous said...

Yea we missed the kickbacks and powerpoint presentations on this deal. Hey FBI, why not take a look at this transaction before you smack Ed with the RICO. All these studies over the years have been kickback schemes invoving law firms and engineering firms. Bunch of scamers

Anonymous said...

Molovinskli's Willing Putzes

michael molovinsky said...

@3:26, i suspect that nobody spends more time at this blog than bill villa. i get comments (almost all of which i do not publish) morning, noon and night, everyday, which i believe are from him.

Anonymous said...

MM,
I know my twisted writting style has you stumped and you are a freind to many circus actors as well as the benafactors of the ringmaster subsect of the notorious hamilton street gang o thugs¿!($ I too am a park advocate and was there on one of your guided tours of the parkway¿!($ That was also a hotspot destination as the robinhood parking lot was filled and the dirt road next to the bridge was packed with cars three thick and those waiting to pass through¿!($ This was very compairable to the downtown on a friday and satarday night cruising the circut¿!($
This NIZ infection has debilitated much of the vallies activities for the children except to join the subsects of criminal activities that are incubated by the nuturing of the notorious hamiton street gang o thugs to bring there wrath upon those that refuse to act for the circus¿!($
I do not know if you even read redd anymore but I have never fell for these entertaining powerpoint manipulation and personally attended everyone of the waterwar missapropreation of funds as start up capitol since there was just a mudpit¿!($ There is a method to my madness put to print or writting in craZy as you counterpart Bernie would say he is a lingwist of¿!($
redd for Republican
patent pending

michael molovinsky said...

redd, this is the last comment of yours i will be accepting on my blog. i mean no offense, but your comments about boils and cysts, etc. are not images i wish to portray. i realize that the particular comment above doesn't contain that language, but you have branded yourself with such language, over many comments, to both bernie and here.