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In Your Opinion: To Mayor And Township Council … Let’s Get Working!

By Bill Connell, Somerset.

I was out holiday shopping and saw a t-shirt in a store. It was chess pieces on a treadmill. The Rook was trying to tell the Knight, just walk straight on the treadmill. I laughed at first, but it put me in a spiritual mood. How often is our first mistake assuming people see things the way we do?

I was at the council reorganization meeting Jan. 1. It was actually a very nice ceremony.

I was going to get up and use my chess piece story as a springboard to other comments but there was no point. Regardless of what party you are in, these people took a risk and succeeded. They deserve to enjoy the moment. These people put their name on the line, while some people did not even vote. You have to give credit where credit is due.

The County Democratic Chair, Peg Schaefer, made a somewhat funny remark about the town council not have having to worry about bipartisanship. For the first time in a dog’s age we have a Democratic council and Democratic mayor. This remark is only funny if the council succeeds in working together and makes Franklin better

We are not playing checkers, we are playing chess Ms. Schaefer. Franklin Township is now the King you need to protect. You have numerous personalities that have to work together to succeed.

One highlight today was seeing Mayor Kramer with his mother. She must have been very proud. Congratulations Mom.

That and Shanel Robinson who asked the question…what is next, what needs to be done. Let’s get working. The group of volunteers I am in charge of always asks me that question. It’s a great question.

Let’s go! Happy New Year

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