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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.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

There is another wrinkle to Coatesville trash bills; some people may be getting two sets of bills.

The Daily Local News published the alleged delinquent trash bills of some Coatesville city officials.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Staff Writer

You can hear a back and forth discussion between Coatesville Finance Director Stacy Bjorhus and Coatesville City Councilperson Ed Simpson about the city trash bills at the May 23rd Coatesville City Council meeting here:
There is another wrinkle to the solid waste bill or trash bill in Coatesville that I don’t believe has been addressed in its entirety.
Some residents may be receiving two sets of trash bills.
Real estate is sold not by the building but by the parcel.  A parcel number may span 1 row home on the County tax rolls and 2 or more row homes on the City of Coatesville tax rolls. If the people paying the bills don’t keep careful records they may be paying two sets of trash bills for the same property and not realize it. I don’t know how many duplicate records like this exist, but I am aware of one that has been brought to the city's attention. 
The finance software was mentioned in the exchange between Councilperson Simpson and Finance Director Bjorhus.

I think the City of Coatesville’s finance software is a disaster and that affects every aspect of managing the city. 
Here is a link to former Coatesville resident Keith Gargus speaking about his experience with financial software. Mr. Gargus was employed by a recording tape manufacturer. He distributed recording tapes to the FBI and ATF in the New York, NY area and was a stand in for the local FBI and ATF softball teams):
At the time of the original posting there was not much interest. I think that has changed.

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