11 hours ago
Friday, May 19, 2006
Back to normal at the Luzerne County Courthouse
Things have been quiet lately on the Commissioner front. You knew it couldn't last.
Skrepenak, Urban hurl the insults
Minority Commissioner Stephen A. Urban, who is the commissioners’ reassessment liaison, said Thursday he has everything under control, and the only hindrances have come from majority commissioners.
He’s particularly angry at Commissioner Greg Skrepenak for his statement that Urban hasn’t made sure commissioners are informed.
“Can you honestly stand up there and lie to the people and say nobody is keeping you informed?” Urban asked. “I’m appalled that he can lie to the public. Either he’s spending too much time at his dad’s bar and not working or his high-paid staff isn’t keeping him informed.”
“You put some responsibility on his shoulders, and he can’t handle it,” Skrepenak said. “He can talk about all the memos he wants. The fact of the matter is, he’s never around the courthouse until anyone leaves. He’s a sneak. I’m simply trying to protect the public and taxpayers who simply don’t understand what’s going on.”