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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coatesville City Council chose Gary Rawlings of Charlestown, WV for our next City Manager

His previous experience as a city manager was 2 years in Charlestown, West Virginia. Before that, well; does anyone need a backrub or a golf lesson?
A quick Google search brings this up:

News Chief
Published: Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 6:54 a.m. 
Last Modified: Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 6:54 a.m.
LAKE WALES -- The applicants for city manager, so far, run the gamut. Among the 28 people who have applied for city manager, the City Commission may choose from war veterans, construction professionals and municipal administrators with experience running departments as diverse as human resources to utilities and maintenance. Of course, several city managers have also applied, and applicants hail from as far away as the Pacific Fleet of the Navy and as close as Babson Park.Here is a look at the applicants: 
 • Gary Rawlings of Charles Town, W.Va., was city manager there from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that he was self-employed as a professional golfer in Florida, as a licensed massage therapist and as a massage therapy instructor. He also worked as administrator or consultant for municipalities in Michigan." 
Go to page 4 of this article for Mr. Rawlings:            

Notice that the City of Lake Wales conducts its entire city manager search in public, not in total secrecy.
OK, maybe I’m too harsh. Hopefully he will do a good job and last more than 2 years.

He appears to qualify for Medicare, which could make his health insurance cost less.
From Monday's Coatesville City Council meeting:
City Council President Karl Marking Coatesville, “Conditional offer letter for permanent City Manager…salary $95,000 per year. Health medical, vision and dental under the non-uniform employee plan. Or the City could also purchase a Medicare Supplement Plan. Residency with the City. Pension, in lieu of participation in the City’s plan the City will issue an amount of 7% of base salary with deferred compensation Act 457 plan and complete all required documentation. Vacation 4 weeks per year. Sick days earned at a rate of 1 per month. 3 personal days. The standard 10 holidays. Mileage reimbursement, the City would pay the maximum IRS allowance per mile for the use of personal vehicle on City business. Relocation expenses, the City would reimburse in the cost of moving to Coatesville. The candidate currently lives in Charlestown, West Virginia. And a severance of 3 months whether for cause or no cause if terminated by City Council. The manager would give 30 days written notice of intent to resign.”

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