INEPT IS THE NORM
It is disgraceful for the citizens of Lisbon to continually be subjected to inept management by Eldridge and his cronies. The town has established a web site to keep the residents informed of what is going on in the town. This web site is an excellent method of communicating with the public. The only problem with this is when the inept manager and his cronies do not proof read the information posted on the site. These town employees have posted articles written by a department head that contains misspelled words, poor word choices, and even more appalling elemental grammatical errors.
These postings are a reflection of this town and right now it is clear this town is being operated by a bunch of hicks with little or no education. It also demonstrates Eldridge, the Chief Administrative Officer, is completely incompetent. Eldridge receives a salary of $83,000+ of taxpayers’ dollars for publishing garbage.
However, this web site is utilized to conceal information the citizens need to know. A prime example is the up-coming Public Hearing on the Planning Board recommendation to change the “Conditional Usages” along the Route 9 corridor.>br>
I completely understand the law ONLY requires the town to post the announcement in the local newspapers at least two weeks prior to the hearing. Two weeks ago, Eldridge announced at the Town Council meeting, there was going to be a Public Hearing held on April 26, 2012 and hosted by the Planning Board on the Route 9 changes. However, there is a portion of the town web site called “Agenda & Minutes; Agenda Document; Public Hearing Documents”.
This costs the town absolutely nothing to post changes so why doesn’t the town utilize it for ALL Public Hearings? This town web site has posted the May 1, 2012 Public Hearing on the Gartley Street zoning proposal but yet there is no mention of the Panning Board’s Public Hearing.
In this day and age, computers are everywhere and probably the fastest means of providing information to the masses in a speedy manner. Keep in mind, this cost nothing to post so why not utilize it. There can only be two possible reason not to utilize this web site and they are (1) Keep the citizens in the dark and not let them know what is going on in their community or (2) the town manager in totally inept. The choice is yours.
It is time to get rid of this town manager and put a stop to this incompetency. It is not rocket science to post professional documents or to post necessary information for the public. The purpose of a web site is to notify readers of information crucial to keeping residents informed. There is no transparency in Lisbon. Eldridge and Brooks do not want anyone to know what is going on or how they are manipulating this town.