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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, June 21, 2011

RDA Bike Race Cleanup

A discussion at the City of Coatesville RDA meeting June 20, 2011
Coatesville City Councilperson Joe Hamrick, "We're going to have to take a walk along the race and clean up. We're going to get with Codes and stay on them and let's get this area cleaned up for the race because it's very important now. 
And I'd like to apologize, we were supposed to have a joint meeting and I'd like to apologize that I missed that meeting. Because I feel that Council and the RDA have to get together so we are can work on blighted areas and knock these homes down and clean up the City.”
RDA Chairperson Joe Disciullo, "Joe we discussed that at Executive Session and Gary Rawlings (Coatesville City Manager) happened to sit in at Executive Session this evening. Rob (Barry RDA Executive Director) is going to see if he can get on your Executive Agenda at Council because we would like to come in and discuss it. 
We have a committee that's never met to deal with blighted properties. We would like to come in to discuss it with you. Apparently they were just names picked from the RDA, from… City Council doesn't have anyone, do they? Is Carl's name on the list?
And none of the members have ever met. 
Matt was good enough to tell me that my name is on there.
We have to get that committee functioning."
Joe Hamrick, "We have to get it going."
Joe D, "Yes"
Joe H, "If we want to clean up our city..."
Joe D, "There you go."
Joe H, "We've got to get it done.  If we can't move forward as a unit..."
Joe D, “Give us ten or fifteen minutes to talk at Executive Session please. Thank you Joe.”
RDA member Matt Baker, “Joe, in regards to the City race… walked it. We also followed up with Don Wilkinson (Coatesville Public Works) because there were some potholes that was a major concern as well. We also had a meeting the other night and Dave Collins is here from the Volunteer’s of the RDA. We already talked about two weeks in advance of going out and actually and just reach out to some churches to see if we can get people to come out beforehand to help out and get just not only the weeds.
Not only two weeks before, but the day before of as well. All of that’s got to be cleaned up.”
Joe H, “I know Donny was supposed to start filling the potholes around the neighborhood, so hopefully that got done.”
RDA Solicitor, Vince Mancini, “Matt, how long is the race course?”
Matt Baker, “Its one mile. It’s called an Criterium which is anything under five meters, five kilometers. Basically it’s a track that starts out on Main Street, it will go east up to 3rd, hang another right and then down Harmony and another right. And it’s roughly like 30 laps.
It’s really fast, in different, like you see on TV where it’s like critical each lap.
So it’s more about the speed and the angles.”
Mr. Mancini, “So it’s really critical to make sure that all…”
Absolutely… there’ll just be cameras all over the place and most will be professionals. So we can paint it, sweep it…

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