cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Trustee James Langer has apparently tendered his resignation from Paid On Call status in the Germantown Fire Department. This happened a few days ago according to sources.
This is a laudable first step on his part and the citizens should thank him for this action.
It does not, however, eliminate the fact that he has a perceived bias while continuing in his role as chairman of the Public Safety Committee.
President Kempinski should now make the rest of the decision and remove Mr. Langer from that committee. Langer will still have his vote on issues that come before the trustees as a whole and could still be asked by the committee to lend his insight to its deliberations, but the committee's actions while he is still involved as either chair or member will be presumed tainted...whether or not actually tainted.
There has simply been too much of a questionable nature going on in this situation and this must be put to rest for the benefit of the entire community. We're all too familiar with the phrase...perception is reality.
Thanks Trustee Langer for beginning the process of resolving this festering situation. I hope that President Kempinski will take the last step in the next few days.