In an amazing turn of events Republicans Chintall and Cianfarini have SAVED the Fire Truck Deal that Democrat Denice Dicarlo blew in the last minute when she selfishly and foolishly jumped in and demanded a further reduction in the settlement just to attach her name to a bipartisan deal on the tax appeals case. Dicarlo put the interests of the people who appointed her to the Committee above the residents of this fine town. Read the press coverage on the Sunoco Donation: Gloucester County Times.
In the article Dicarlo points to the closed session minutes of June 14 to prove her claims that the fire truck deal was never finalized by the attorney’s or papered. Let’s look at the documents to see if Ms. Dicarlo can prove her claim or if Mr. Cianfarini is right to question her motives. First let’s look at the June 14 closed session minutes (Please note that part of these minutes are redacted due to discussion into the T-Mobile litigation which has not been clear for public view) In the closed secession meeting notes which were approved by Dicarlo and the rest of the committee we find this paragraph: Ms. Dicarlo was concerned that she believed that she went into a meeting (with Sunoco) and got something. Now she believed that she got nothing as the fire trucks component was already done. Mr. Cianfarini said things were discussed but nothing was finalized. Mayor Chintall added that he did not think it was really on the table until they believed that either Ms. Dicarlo or Ms. Szymborski was going to vote for the settlement. Ms. Szymborski added that the committee needed to communicate with each other. Looks like Dicarlo is being pretty selfish in these quotes and that Mr. Cianfarini was right when he said we could get these fire trucks on the table and finalized if Dicarlo just joined in the bipartisan deal.
Now let’s take the claim that the Dicarlo makes that the fire truck deal couldn’t be papered as another reason why she didn’t go with the deal. In an email obtained by WDTruth, the Township’s attorney John Lloyd received an email from Jeff Gordon, attorney for Sunoco Corp, on June 30, days before the Settlement vote on July 5th, papering the Fire Truck deal.
So Ms. Dicarlo what do you have to show that Mr. Cianfarini is lying? Even your claim in the GCT on Sept. 21 that, “The fire trucks were not on the table at that time (referring to the June 14 closed session) until I brought them up, and you know that is true”, said Dicarlo before addressing Cianfarini directly. Well that claim has been proven false just by looking at the closed session meeting note of June 14.
Dicarlo is wrong for West Deptford, wrong for the people.