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.
Response: This is the reason why they didn’t have Allan Daniels at the meeting so he could answer the questions at the Thursday meeting.
TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — Interim Princeville town manager Maggie Boyd failed to give the town’s board a budget message that contained pertinent information concerning rate increases during the town’s special budget workshop last Thursday. The document was prepared by town accountant Allan Daniels, who did not attend the meeting. (More)
TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — A controversial resolution that was passed May 31, 2005, has caused yet another dispute between the already divided Princeville Board of Commissioners and mayor. (Read more)
Note: I have a copy of the Resolution and it is not on a Princeville letterhead. It was adopted this the 31 day of May 2005 signed Priscilla Everette-Oates Mayor. It is also a marking as if someone else was going to sign that looks like it is the beginning of a M. M, that may be the beginning of Maggie Boyds signature who was on the commission at that time. But this Resolution was not stamped dated and notorized so is it legit? How do one know if there was an official meeting and this Resolution was not done at someone’s home? I make videos out of my vehicle sometimes, matter of fact at the last meeting a made Bronson Williams a copy in the parking lot while he, some others and myself stood around and chatted. Curmilus Dancy II – The Professional Agitator
TARBORO — I am issuing a public challenge to Princeville Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and the Board of Commissioners of that town to justify, in a public forum and without her gavel, the financial decisions that they have made and the perverted moral compass and tone that they have set in motion over the past several months. (Read more)
It was reported in the Friday May 13, 2011 print edition of The Daily Southerner that Princeville held a special call meeting Thursday afternoon whereby $30,000 was appropriated for professional services.
As usual it was reported that Commissioners Calvin Sherrod and Isabelle Purvis-Andrews voted in favor while Commissioners Gwen Knight and Ann Howell voted against. This means Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates cast the tie-breaking vote.
Oh well here we go again.
PRINCEVILLE — The Princeville Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 during a special called meeting Monday night to approve a Corrective Action Plan for the town’s audit report that it received in November.
The plan will be sent back to the Local Government Commission Wednesday for its approval. Commissioners Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Calvin Sherrod voted for the measure while Commissioner Ann Howell voted against it. Commissioner Gwen Knight didn’t attend the meeting. (Read more)
Note: The drama continues. Nothing will change until somebody goes to jail over there. It looks like criminal activity going on to me within the board of commissioners. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher
Sources say the Princeville Town Manager Victor Marrow has decided to stay on his post after a home visit from Mayor Priscilla Everett-Oates and Commissioner Isabelle Purvis-Andrews.
So what in the world happened?
Like I stated earlier nothing is going to change until the citizens of Princeville demand justice. But will they hold their town commissioners accountable for their actions. Time will tell.
Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
Princeville town manager un-resigns – Daily Southerner
Magistrate rules in favor of Knight–Source: Daily Southerner