Saturday, April 11, 2009

Not in Plains

My little burgh of Plains Twp. (home of the Mohegan Sun casino) has a potential minor scandal brewing. There is an allegation that some Department of Public Works employees and equipment might have been used to do some work at a private property. District Attorney Jackie Mo (of the Pittston Musto's- State Sen Ray and Judge Joe) has called in the PA State Police to check it out. Commissioner Brigid Murray (Marty's daughter) O’Connor said “There has been a complaint filed and we need to investigate it further. I will not tolerate any of that behavior in Plains Township." Commissioner Ron Fillipini also wants an independent investigation.

Plains Township Solicitor and candidate for Luzerne County Judge Stephen Menn had a careful statement “As I understand it the board is going to do an internal investigation to find out what is going on. That information has to be looked into, and who’s making that complaint and what actual allegations are, I don't believe we have all the information of those involved or who is making the complaint."

A shovel of dirt into the backhoe to McGruff for pointing this out.

Some other things are being kicked around like why did the Commissioners apply for a grant the last 2 years to help Mohegan Sun pave a parking lot but we can't get a new Fire Truck?


Anonymous said...

Article published Mar 2, 2007

$8.9 million take
By George Miller

Plains Township, the home of the new Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino near Wilkes-Barre, received its first share of that casino's revenue -- a $295,800 check from the state Department of Revenue, said Ron Filippini, chairman of the Plains Township Board of Commissioners.

The money was the township's portion of the $21.7 million gross revenue the casino collected from its opening day Nov. 14 until Dec. 31.

Filippini said the amount for that period was slightly more than what the township had budgeted.

That money and the $2.2 million the township expects to collect this year will be used to fund a variety of projects, mainly roads and improved public safety, he said. For the first time in about 10 years, the township also plans to offer a cleanup day where residents can unload their junk. Landfill costs for that project are expected to be between $200,000 and $300,000, he said.

Anonymous said...

Hanover twp should be investigated. They are always using Twp vehicles for personal reasons. In fact, I saw one out on a Sunday helping a friend.

I also see them sitting at the PNC bank parking lot on occasion.. I will assume cashing their checks on the time card rather than wait for lunch and take their own cars. When they drive to the bank in the Twp dump truck, I am paying for that gas as a resident of Hanover Twp. END THE CORRUPTION NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Please beware! For all Plains Twp. Politico's. When they start digging you never know what they will find.Lot's of skeletons out there hanging around.

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is that Plains Sewer Authority Board member Joe Parada had his car detailed at the Sewer Authority garage by employees. He also had employees at his house closing his pool. Who is really watching?