Sir I read your letter “It is time to decide” with mixed emotions because one of your options should not be considered an option at no point in time.
Well sir the old saying is 3 strikes and you are out.
Well sir this is strike 3 and it is time that the citizens of Princeville need to decide to get in the game. You see the citizens have not been in the game and have allowed Commissioners Ann Howell and Gwendolyn Knight to fight the Princeville 3 Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Commissioner Calvin Sherrod by themselves. The Princevile 3 have been allowed to strike out since they have been serving this term. They accomplished their mission and that was to come in a do something about the water bills and they did. Hell they allowed folks to go without keeping their bills current. They have spent money on trying to silence Commissioner Knight and paid attorney Chuck Watts to do nothing. At one time they even hired a 2nd lawyer to try to silence Commissioner Knight.
The sad part is the Princeville 3 really think they have done a good job of managing the town. Since the silent majority, the citizens of Princeville didn’t hold them accountable for their actions, they must took that as these citizens supported them. I have even heard them say a couple of times that they were doing what the people wanted them to do. Well I have only seen a couple of citizens who supported them and I put them in the same category as the Princeville 3.
Sir the only option that should be the desire of the citizens of Princeville is that they need to demand that the Princeville 3 resign effective immediately. It is clear that the Princeville 3 are solely responsible for the LGC taking control of the books, however they released a press release attempting to mislead the citizens that it was 7 others who are responsible.
I don’t understand why the Princeville 3 ignants don’t understand that they are the 3 who have been voting together while Commissioners Howell and Knight have voted against nearly everything they have passed. The Princeville 3 are the reason why the cash balance is $38442.49 in the red. They are the reason why they have some incompetent staff but hell the Princeville 3 are incompetent so most of the time incompetent people can relate to incompetent people.
I don’t feel that waiting to the next election is an option however I understand that unless there are criminal charges brought against the Princeville 3 they can stay in office until the next election.
Sir oh hell no requesting that Princeville become a part of Tarboro is not an option. The citizens of Princeville and all black folks and other folks of good will should not be willing to allow that to happen.
Sir it is time for the citizens to decide that enough is enough and that the Princeville 3 resigns effective immediately. It is time for competent citizens to run for office.
Updated: Originally posted on August 8, 2012 19:19. Correction changed the word lightbill to water bill.