Who's in charge here?

May 4, 2014 

I attended the St. Clair Township road budget meeting on Monday to get an understanding of how taxpayers' money was going to be spent on township roads for fiscal 2015. There is a "public comments" on the agenda, which I believed was the appropriate time to ask questions and discuss these issues.

Unfortunately Road Commissioner Skip Kernan prefers to discuss township business with taxpayers by appointment and behind closed doors. So much for transparency.

At one point during the discussion I began to believe that I was working for this public official and not the other way around. He evidently forgets who pays his salary.

Steven Duff

Swansea

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