Distinguishing Between Statements of Fact and Opinion
There is an open invitation to any member of the Board of Trustees of the Township of Plymouth to offer an explanation or their views on this or any other subject that comes to light. We would also like to give an invitation to the police & fire personnel and especially any resident, citizen, business owner and taxpayer of the community.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!
YES!!!! Goodbye Good Riddance!
This is one proud DOG!
Congrats to the winners. It is your turn to correct
everything so please don’t let us down.
Evidently the people spoke! They were sick and tired of
Let’s look at Ron Edwards career at Plymouth Township.
Ron Edwards did not pay his water bills for years but collected yours!
FIX FIX Fix fix
Does it ever end?
Better than a Recall! Cheaper too.
What an ineffective bumbling idiot that leached the
taxpayers out of their community. Good riddance to part of the corruption. One down 3 to
Now is the time (AGAIN!) to get sweep the township board of its Schizophrenics, Drunks, and Corrupt Mental Misfit$ that can’t function in the real world.
Dick, Dick, Dick.
You really need to have a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation done at your earliest convenience before you hurt yourself.
Haven’t you learned yet not to do everything Ronnie orders you to do?
The time is here! Your decision!
Mr. Bizarre Behavior!
Calling 911 for slow traffic? Edwards should be arrested and charged! What a moronic ASS! When is enough enough of this metal misfit? Maybe when he physically hurts someone?
Lack of Leadership – Lack of Qualified and Quality People
Gee is it all coming true now?
Remember. Where did all the money go? No audits allowed. Has it curbed spending by certain elected persons? Exactly what are they buying on those credit cards. How are they hiding the full amounts and getting around their spending caps? It will surprise you when you find out!
For the Community of Plymouth Township to succeed they need to sweep the leaches from office. Until these morons are out there will not be any control in the township, only out of control. There are two mentally incompetent people that is causing more harm every day to the township, Ron Edwards and Richard Reaume.
Your Options from the man that has the "bizarre behavior and bizarre lack of communication,"
It has come to my attention that Ron Edwards finally found a way to continue to gouge the township citizens.
Edwards also said Bridgman bounced a property tax check to the township in 2009, something Bridgman initially denied.
Ron, People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
You are an unethical hypocritical liar that is an embarrassment to the community
The township is still stuck with Ron & his:
"The essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." (James Madison)
Richard. The DOG hears you took advantage of this situation to hire your unemployed neighbor and did not post the job. Do you really think you are above the rules and procedure in place? What criteria did you use for this hire? More cronyism? You have sent the township into a tailspin, you have considerably reduced the safety of this community with your deceptions and unskilled antics. Absolutely positively NO LEADERSHIP or any skills that would even lean that way. More failure from King Richard or was this originally the cowardly lion? What’s you gonna do about Ron you Mi$fit?
Where is the Supervisor in this mess? Leadership? Where is the control of the situation? (Where are the comments from the Supervisor Observer?) Poor Richard he must be completely lost right now without his puppeteer. Who would answer questions for Richard if Ron left town? Think about it. Another Mi$fit that must leave! Now take the the rest of the self serving board with you.
“I never had a job offer because I never saw anything in writing,” Edwards said. “I didn’t get the guarantees I wanted, so it wasn’t an offer.”
GEE! Does Ron Edwards really have a bizarre behavior? Does he lie? Thank goodness that Warren found out before it was too late. Too bad for Plymouth Township. (Come on Ron teach those kids to Lie & Cheat). Time is up Kwame Ron. Pay the township back!
Finally a true journalist! Pay attention Observer. You need to sweep the so called lame self serving reporters you have out. They do not report the story but only what they want you to know. Shameful! Were any of them in the pocket of certain elected persons? Maybe everyone should ask these reporters & so called editors if they received money from any township official. Ever?
PROUD TIMES IN PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP!
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. (& go to school on the Twp's. dime).
Ron what makes you think that the City of Warren would want you? They swept their community clean when Steenberg was ousted. Why would they want another liability that would cause more sexual harassment suits and other litigation in their community?
Gosh and how was the supervisor handling this situation? He has to be completely confused since the Treasurer was busy beating up the Clerk he couldn't receive his instruction of what to do or say.
Well Observer & Matt Jackass where the hell are you now? You have become nothing but an opinioned and self serving journalist. Your paper deserves to go bankrupt. Go cover a marshmallow roast since it is the only style of journalism you & your paper are willing to handle.
We are now adding violence to the list of:
You have burned up too much taxpayer money on your self serving antics.
Stevie; you have been very quiet lately. I had a call from an ex-Einstein bagel girl that seemed to know you very very well. She had a lot to say but we can cover that another time soon. Ethical? We think not. You should really resign and stay away from Plymouth Township. You have caused too much of what is going on with your unskilled, inaptness and corruptness.
You bet you should be concerned. You should really be concerned why the local newspaper chooses NOT to report what is really happening in your township.
Did Steve Mann and Ron Edwards approach Joe Bridgeman to convince him to drop out of the race for Plymouth Township Clerk?
Gosh I hope Mann doesn't say he Sent Bill Clinton to do this misdeed!
What are the similarities between this person and Plymouth Township? Would anyone like to guess?
The Obama administration may have broken the law by offering Rep. Joe Sestack (D-Pa.) a job in order to persuade him not to mount a primary challenge against Sen. Arlen Specter. (Gee look what happened to Specter.)
Gee would this be against the law in Michigan or just unethical? Ever wonder who pays for these offers made? Where the money comes from? Would this be something that a lawyer could or should be disbarred if involved regardless if Michigan has a state law prohibiting such practice?
Daniel Herriman + Mary Ann Prchlik
Anybody want to make one guess?
Stevie, Ronnie; was this to benefit the taxpayers & residents?
Just think if we had had someone in office with a little common sense and experience and didn’t build the Mann palace. Nice Decision Stevie…Not. Amateur hour again!
"Shazam!", "Gaaw-aawl-ly" "Surprise, surprise, surprise!".
“Edwards said he and Reaume would accept concessions of their own proportional to what police officers and firefighters accept”. (Observer)
Come on Observer! Hold them to this quote.
Is this to mean that he is going to lay himself and Richard off following the layoff of three firefighters? If only they kept their word! The DOG says sweep the dirt out of the office. Remember; “No longer a career politician”.
Are you concerned yet? You certainly should be! Take an interest in your local community and your local government. The corruption is not just in Washington it’s also in your back yard. Are you all waiting for someone else to do it? Do what? Do you know what is going on? The DOG thinks not. Will you wait until the TAX increases are announced? How about when your house is burning? How about when you have an emergency? Who are you going to call? Reaume? Good Luck!
How about we spice it up a bit and the DOG starts exposing the Corruption of Steve Mann and Ron Edwards? Want Truth? You got Truth! Can and will the RAG of a newspaper really ignore the truth? Probably? Stay tuned Ron & Steve. This ought to be interesting now.
Remember this posting folks:
What also was heard by many people was Supervisor Reaume making the threat to the fire department “I’ll get you back” in reference to the fire fighters support of candidate Gonzalez running for office.
Wake up people! It is starting. TAXES! Wait & see. The DOG hears the drum roll!
In reference to the Observer 12-17-09 & In your voice
Well Bobo you need to quit drooling all over yourself cause you are causing a mess on your shirt again.
Lord Acton (1834 - 1902) so aptly charged, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, "Mr. Power " has had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.,
“We're just going to have to work harder and get paid less,” Treasurer Ron Edwards said in introducing a 2010 general-fund budget of just over $13.25 million at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.
We're just going to have to work harder?. Ron is there a mouse in your pocket or is that Richard's gerbil uhh I mean muskrat? The DOG thinks more like your hand in OUR pockets. Maybe you could ask the employees politely to donate their time completely so you and Richard can keep more money yourselves. Leaders you’re not. Leaches definitely! Failures for sure. Haven’t you sucked enough money out Mr. “No longer a career politician”?
” Edwards told Bridgman, adding that during difficult economic times elected officials can't ask employees for sacrifices they're not willing to make themselves. Eddie you are an idiot! You didn't take a raise you voted to yourself and you think you are sacrificing what?
“These times are dire and we need to give back,” Mann said.
Holy DOG! Does this mean Steve Mann is really giving back the taxpayer money he took while he attended law school for four years instead of supervising? Or would it mean he is going to pay for the Mann Palace? Mi$fit.
Let's discuss necessary expenditures during these dire times. Or would the topic be irresponsible credit card usage?
Let’s have some accurate reporting when talking about Compensation
Ref: Plymouth Observer AGAIN
It is time to quit running the township as their own little kingdom and start taking responsibility and be accountable to the taxpayers. What the hell is wrong with operating like a successful company with sound fiscal practices? Has anybody ever noticed that it is easy to spend money that does not belong to you? This is exactly what has happened.
OK what is the DOG missing here? 13 years! Now according to the attorney representing the township there were no accounting records in the past or was there even an event put on by the Township of Plymouth.
Once More Ron Edwards: WHERE IS THE ACCOUNTING FOR THE PAST PICNICS? WHERE DID THE MONEY GO IF NOT TO THE TOWNSHIP? A SIMPLE QUESTION THAT REQUIRES AN ANSWER!
Click Here SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Since the DOG can't answer any of the legal questions involved in this matter and it seems neither can or will the township attorney or elected officals, the DOG offers a community service of supplying the telephone numbers for to you. Ask away as it is your Government, Local, State & Federal. One of these three may even be interested in the "forced donation practice" especially if the proceeds were pocketed and NOT ACCOUNTED FOR !
Did I hear at the meeting that over a 17% increase in water and sewer rates was passed & then it was mentioned to only say it is a $1.11 per 1000 "because it sounds better"? It will still raise your bill over 17% no matter how you say it. Citizens; is that wool getting in your eyes yet? Wait because you will being seeing sheep in a while.
More on salaries will be addressed in the near future. You need to hear the rest of the story!
After reading the comments from our great leaders I would strongly suggest attending the the Concerned Citizens Committee meetings. Get involved now before it is too late.
Our Mental Misfits at their best!
From the Plymouth Observer
As Plymouth Township officials look for savings in anticipation of declining tax revenue and state aid in a recessionary Michigan economy, one Board of Trustees member is pushing the three full-time elected officials to slash their pay.
Is Mann offering to return any of his salary he took while attending law school on the township’s time? How about returning some of his present salary due to the most obvious conflict of interest of his law firm receiving business from the township. Gee did this firm also receive business from the township while Mann was supervisor? At what time was he offered his position with this firm while supervisor?
It was the second meeting this summer at which Arnold had raised the issue, and she was met with some pushback Tuesday from the three — Supervisor Richard Reaume, Treasurer Ron Edwards and Clerk Joe Bridgman. Reaume and Edwards said they had already refused 5-percent raises for this year. Edwards said that, proportionally, their loss was greater, close to $5,000, than that of the trustees.
Would someone explain to the DOG how not taking a raise is the same as taking a pay cut? Do they think they should be rewarded for something? Like driving the township into the ground? Failure? Mismanagement? Maybe we could all apply this logic when it comes time to our property taxes.
“We're not just elected officials in here, we're in here doing a job,” Edwards said later. “The supervisor, the clerk and the treasurer, we've got to take the reins and run with them.”
What kind of misguided comment is this? It seems they have already taken too much and ran with them. What a complete idiot. "We're in here doing a job”. YOU IDIOT! It’s no wonder you have had no success in your business life but just leach & suck the blood out of the taxpayers. Remember this is the same idiot that didn’t pay his own water bill while collecting everyone else.
Reaume, referring to expired labor contracts, said he would agree to adjust his pay proportionally to what happens to pay in the police and fire departments. Reaume is paid nearly $94,000 a year, Edwards about $87,000 a year.
Well Reaume you are a Mental Misfit, no doubt about it now! Why not adjust your pay to the other township employees that had to take huge cuts for your mismanagement? It is no wonder your company is no longer in business and by the way if you haven’t heard you are not a policeman or fireman, just a Mental Misfit and a taxpayer leach of the worst kind. You couldn't pass the test to be a cop or firefighter. It’s time to find another job.
Doroshewitz sided with his full-time colleagues, noting the raises they gave up had been previously approved by the township's compensation commission. “That was a real and a vested raise,” he said. Part-time trustees were not getting raises at the time Reaume and Edwards refused their raises.
Gee Doro do you also want to release that Daniel Herriman voted for a 30% raise for these misfits? Why isn’t this released? That couldn’t be in return for a favorable decision for him on a controversial issue could it? Or is there more? And Doro start being more considerate to the seniors. Their vote is very important just ask Richard how he has BS them into thinking he is for them.
For his part, Bridgman, who was elected clerk last November after serving as deputy, said he wants to be certain he can legally refuse pay decided upon by the compensation commission. “They set the compensation for the elected officials. We do not,” said Bridgman, who is paid just over $91,000 a year.
Bridgeman the DOG as lost patience with you. Stop the BS. Nobody wants to take a cut in pay. Nobody! Not even the lowly employees that the trustees and mental misfits used as scapegoats. Joe, what is stopping you from just writing a check & donating your salary back? Quit making excuses. Are you next going to ask Obama for his opinion on your salary next? Are you jumping into the same cesspool as the other boardmembers now?
Open call to the treasurer: Are you willing to refund the money you and your family pocketed from picnics past? This money could be used in the general fund immediately.
The DOG heard that there may be an investigation going on that is above the State level. This stems from the events going back a few years.
The Year 2014
This was received from an undisclosed person inside the offices of the township.
"The audit was posted last Fri afternoon. Looks like the Twp will be broke in five years or less if they maintain a balanced budget with declining revenue and more budget cuts.
I received this email (see below) from a concerned citizen. The DOG thinks this citizen makes a lot of sense. Great idea if you could remove the politics on why it won’t happen. We need more people like this to support the community. Maybe even run for office against the mi$fit$ we have now. It’s not too early to find some good qualified people willing to run. How about some retirees that came from professional occupations? Are successful people allowed to run for office in the township?
What a concept? Make the Township profitable without additional expense of tax payers money!
TRUE or FALSE RON
The DOG heard that Ron Edwards has recently threatened the police officers that if they are caught talking to the DOG they will have to turn over their badges & guns to him. Gee Ron is there something you don't want to get out? Isn't this a little bit of Abuse of Power?
Plymouth Township Politics at its best.
They must think this is Chicago. Are they going to start fixing the elections next? Could be.
Selling Tax Exemption Certificates! Oh excuse me trading them for Ronnie’s private picnic scam. OK board members where are your voices now? Are all of you condoning these tactics? If so everyone of you should be removed from office. [Bring a check & get what you want from the board?]
Click here to Learn how to bribe your local government in one easy lesson! Sit back & watch how it's done & how it's accepted by the mi$fit$. BRING YOUR CHECK IN & GET WHAT YOU WANT.
When is enough enough? After they raise your taxes.
I received many emails asking just what the heck the DOG was talking about in reference to a TAX increase coming to Plymouth Township. Well folks I hope you all enjoy the Mann Palace! You are paying for it and the inexperience and bad judgment from Mann. Now quit shooting the messenger! You could start attending the citizen's committee meeting.
And to think from our favorite bicycle cop turned supervisor turned uh lawyer. (Thank goodness he has thrown away his red shirt. It must have been pretty rank from the number of days he wore it at every photo shoot for what like every picture for 5 years?)
Follow the link (below) and read it in its entirety. Now ask yourself if Edwards has been manipulating the system on this and covering it up AND having the township legal counsel also covering it up WHAT ELSE IS HE DOING AT YOUR EXPENSE? (Gee our own little Kwame of Plymouth Township). Don't think so? Wait for future postings then you decide!
Actually the Dog heard that the supervisor have given orders to the acting chief to write up anything he can against the fire fighters. This still stems from the lack of support given to the supervisor from his own employees. Kind of makes you wonder doesn't it. Did Richard apply this technique to his own business? If you can’t garner the support from your own employees what does that tell you? Do you think that the rest of the employees at the township hold you in high regard Richard? Great leadership! Maybe you can lead another lawsuit at the taxpayers expense.
Do you want to know about the picnic in more detail? Click this link for an in depth look at the smoke & mirror shell game that the treasurer has been playing for years. This is YOUR elected official.
Is the township going broke?
Things that the newspaper do not report. And they wonder why all of the newspapers are going bankrupt! Maybe they are run by the mi$fit$ that are pulling the wool over the public’s eyes in the township. Or are the rumors true that for 8 years payments have been made to the past reporter of the local newspaper?
Time to act?
Why has the board been so quiet on the reduction of their salaries?
Our newspaper not only fails to report the news...
Question: Have you EVER taken any kickbacks from the vendors of Plymouth Township?
Will your taxes go up in the coming years?
For too long the board of trustees have either kept quiet or have continued the practice of sweeping the dirt under the rug. Why? Every resident & taxpayer should be asking these elected officials that same question, WHY
So was the letter sent from Tedder Consulting to then supervisor Steve Mann ever addressed by Mann or the board?
Why not? Does Steve Mann condone these actions? Evidently he does with this issue and many more. Does the board condone the actions past and present of the treasurer? Is this just another example of Mann’s unethical behavior of not doing the right thing? Mann’s so called leadership has turned out to be a total failure at the taxpayers expense. Just another example of no success for theses mi$fit$ on the taxpayer dollar. Stevie do you scam your present employer like you did at the township? Or do you just slide them business from the township while you abstain from voting & think that is all right?
Just how much have the present board members cost the township in legal actions due to their bad management and failure of leadership?
Over the course of 8 years Plymouth Township has spent well over 1.5 million dollars on settlements for employee lawsuits and legal fees to defend against them.
This is your tax dollar at work!
The question for the month.
True or False
In what other work place would they keep an employee after paying off a sexual harassment suit filed against that employee?
All answers are accepted but the winner gets the dog biscuit
The Dog followed up on the suggestions of looking into the shakedown of local businesses by the treasurer.
True or False Ron? Dream On
If the picnic was a township event why did Edwards write a personal check to pay the lawsuit?
The Dog leash broke Ron. We have more True or False coming very soon. You really should be ashamed of yourself! This will sort of be like Christmas morning. Not knowing what kind of surprises to expect. Remember to answer the True or False correctly or you will get a demerit.
Does the Dog smell corruption in this township? You decide. Here is a letter I received.I blanked out sender for the obvious reasons. Everyone is so paranoid of retaliation that it is sickening. After much research the Dogcan without a doubt give an opinion for what it is worth but this guy needs to be stopped. I will present the FOIA information plus other documents that will prove the unethical behavior if not illegal actions that has been going on. Now this depends on whether someone wants to initiate legal charges against him. As always You decide. Over the course of several weeks you will be presented with the facts. The Dog challenges anyone including the idiots that write into the Observer newspaper under their secret pen names to dispute these facts when they are presented. Go ahead and take your shots at the messenger but facts are facts and they will be presented. Go ahead and dispute the facts! I understand the writers into the Observer newspaper are actually the several township officials. I have also received phony emails traced back to none other than the same officials. GROW UP & RESIGN you misfits.
Don't you just love # 1 (Government Credit Cards)? What did you just do Edwards? Bonds?
Well Ron don't you think your time is up? Maybe way past due?
NO LONGER A CAREER.
“Where're the facts? Where's the proof?” Edwards said. “These people are just dreaming things up.”
Well Mr. Edwards you asked and you will receive!
"I've looked at surrounding townships surrounding.(?) Based on population size. I believe that the salary is too high. People who have been able to put salary increases through for their own personal behalf."
Let's play TRUE or False Ron.
Section 11 (4) mentions of filling vacant positions with a temporary appointment that shall not continue for more than 3 months except in case of war.
True or False?
Not so, Edwards said. “You can leave that position open forever,”
And how does leaving this position open forever benefit the Township residents Mr. Edwards with YOU deciding not to hire a chief because “YOU can leave that position open forever”? Is that what YOU have decided is best for the community of Plymouth Township?
True or False?
Is it true that most if not all of the employment postings also requested that all applicants have a minimum of at least a bachelor's degree, and most require a master's degree.
An employment posting for chief in a local newspaper:
What are the qualifications of the “Acting Chief”?
A trustee recently has said that the supervisor has absolutely no intentions of hiring a chief but will not tell the residents this.
Isn’t this like not paying your homeowners insurance to save money and hoping nothing happens? Is this how the board members operated in the private sector before making a career out of it?
True or False?
The Dog has been receiving many emails and documents regarding the officials of the township. I have then been following these up to substantiate the facts and truth behind these rumors. The Dog is completely amazed, shockedand totally disenchanted after finding out this information.
Now ask yourself how does this impact the safety of your children, yourself and your property!.
Soon we will be exploring the wonderful world of township campaign financing and contributors. We will let the voters decide the difference of what is legal and what is ethical and what is conflict of interest. It should be interesting if not an eye opener to all.
The word is that the Township of Plymouth has become a joke to the surrounding communities? Isn’t this great? Another proud moment for our community!
"As recently as last summer a police report for harassment and intimidation was filed by an officer of the fire department against Supervisor Reaume".
Where was the newspaper reporting?
What also was heard by many people was Supervisor Reaume making the threat to the fire department “I’ll get you back” in reference to the fire fighters support of candidate Gonzalez running for office.
Is this the leadership we are paying for?
What is going on? Is the current administration’s agenda to fight the employees? Is it to attempt to outspend the employee’s clerical bargaining unit in attempted legal battles to collapse the union?
How much failure do we endure? Where is the money? Who is taking the responsibility? Maybe it is time to discuss recall! If not now then when? Do not wait until it's too late!
Who holds these people accountable?
Attend a meeting & voice your concerns, opinions and go on record with your questions.
Concern for the community?
Are decisions being made in the best interest of the community?
The Dog also heard that the Supervisor has taken over official training for the fire department and police department? Can this really be true and if so how is he qualified for the training of police & fire? Does this open Plymouth Township up for more lawsuits, possible litigation and extreme legal bills?
“Why is the fire department budget not prepared by the Fire Chief (remember no Chief) or Assistant Fire Chief, but the Township Treasurer? This Township Treasurer has during his tenure, dictated to the fire department how much money they will be given when he has no knowledge or expertise in managing a fire department. This has slowly been destroying the moral of the firefighter as well as the ability to train and improve the skill sets of the firefighters”.
Who makes these decisions? Qualified trained and experienced people? You decide!
Why is there no competitive bid for emergency transport (ambulance)? Wouldn’t this be subsidizing a private company by these actions? Could the taxpayers benefit by utilizing the trained, ready and able staff and equipment within our own fire department? Could this help offset any deficiencies in the budget? Could this be used to strengthen the protection that is expected and required?
SO WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
Because they can and have learned no one will hold them accountable.
Question of the week
During the board meetings why when a question is asked during the Public Comment and Questions to the board of trustees is there never an answer and the only response is the “Deer in the Headlight” look from the board?
A Deer in the Headlights
“A mental state of high arousal caused by anxiety, fear, panic, surprise and/or confusion, or substance abuse. A person experiencing the "deer in headlights" syndrome often shows behavioral signs reminding those of a deer subjected to a car's headlights, such as widely opened eyes and a transcient lack of motor reactions.”
Lack of Accountability
Too much abuse has been going on by our elected officials. Everybody thinks of the Washington bureaucrats but fails to realize what is happening in our own community with our elected officials’ right under our own noses.
Our elected people have a fiscal responsibility to the residents.
Mismanagement, cronyism and wasteful spending must stop. Hiding the information from the taxpayer is not the answer. There must be accountability. This is not their personal kingdom to operate as THEY see fit. If they are unqualified and can’t succeed in their positions then they should step down.
Upcoming Future Features
What are the real reasons the township is not within the budget?
Is the Open Meetings Act being abused?
Was advice given to the township not to build the Mann Palace? And why?
Solicitation of bribery?
Real Job Qualifications?
In the very near future the Watchdog will closely examine every elected Plymouth Township official and expose the true facts for the residents to judge for themself. After these facts are presented then please join the Watchdog to stop the abuse. When our local elected officials have their own agenda and are making this their careers, hold on to your wallet. We invite all residents and employees of Plymouth Township to contribute information to the Watchdog. All postings will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Remember these words for the future... FULL AUDIT.
Friends of the Dog (and residents) to be discuss in the future.
Who holds these people accountable?
The residents & taxpayers do