A letter to the editor in the Daily Journal this morning:
On Aug. 13, the taxpayers of Cumberland County received yet another kick in the teeth.
The Cumberland County Courthouse had to be closed because of flooding, costing the taxpayers thousands of dollars in repairs, paid leave for county employees and loss of production from our judiciary. According to a lawsuit filed by the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders in September of 2007, shoddy workmanship, design and construction have led to damages in the amount of more than $10 million.
The Democratic leadership on the freeholder board waited more than eight years to sue the responsible parties because those parties continued financial support to the Democratic Party through political contributions. The freeholders may have waited too long to sue, and now the county taxpayers must pick up the $10 million and mounting tab. When are the county voters/taxpayers going to realize that Democratic leadership has failed this county, and thatthe time for change is long overdue?