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Highly Questionable accusations made at Oakland Twp. Parks meeting


You will be interested in my new post on the Oakland Township Watchers site.   At the Dec.11th Parks meeting,  in a truly toxic prepared six minute statement, Parks Commissioner Ann Marie Rogers accused Parks Commissioners Dave Mackley, Alice Tomboulian, Colleen Barkham and Joe Peruzzi  of acting illegally and unethically and being a devious secret cabal.  You will have to watch the video to believe it.

http://oaklandtownship.info/2013/12/17/prc-commissioner-rogers-accuses-a-cabal-of-open-meeting-act-v...

Cal Kingsbury December 18, 2013 at 09:23 PM
One correction Mr. Rosalik, I believe there have been actual criminal charges filed against the Board of Trustees and there is a pending lawsuit. That is a bit more basis there than mere opinion. I don't want to debate you or anyone else, just pointing out a fact.
Marty Rosalik December 18, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Cal... it's NOT crimianl yet. So I will correct your correction. http://www.theoaklandpress.com/20131216/in-brief-hearing-between-oakland-twp-and-former-trustee-delayed-until-january
Long Time OT Res December 19, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Rogers came down on the other park commissioners like a sledge hammer! I'm not so sure that was the end of it. She seemed to have some good information and there may be charges filed down the line. The PRC denied any wrongdoing. When people are on boards as long as some of these commissioners have been, it is probable that a bully pulpit mentality has taken hold and Rogers is voicing her concerns at not being able to break through their circle. It sounded like it took a year of frustration to get to the point that she did. I am for term limits and this is why.
FCF December 19, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Thank you Mr.Peter Unger for focusing on the facts in your opinion regarding this matter. As is quite obvious some other opinions are based more on biased views. The discovery and accusations by Commissioner Rogers which she read at the December 11th Parks Meeting shown in the video from minutes 140 to 147 clearly call out exclusionary activities on the part of four commissioners and the Parks Director. Whether these rise to the level of Open Meetings Violations remains to be seen. I believe in the eyes of most residents though there is a big difference between a "gotcha" attack by someone against a Township body for an unintentional OMA violation and what might well have been going on at Parks! This is not a simple matter of a possible fine. If "there is more to come" as Ms. Rogers claims and she can fully support her claims of repeated acts of collusion against the full commission and the township then resignations are in order as these people have violated a sacred trust! If on the other hand she cannot, then I think what she has done so far to expose the unwelcoming attitude by the old guard, which many of us who have viewed all of the recent Parks Meetings have seen for ourselves, may be enough. We can then hope the Board now headed by Mr. Zale will usher in some fresh air!
Cal Kingsbury December 19, 2013 at 04:47 PM
We still talking about this? Ok. Marty, thanks for the link, but I said pending lawsuit against the Board of Trustees AND criminal charges, which are in the hands of the Oakland Co. prosecutor from what I have been told, can't verify that, as I do not wish to bother the prosecutor in an ongoing investigation. So, this is in addition to what you brought forth with your link. Just making it clear on that one point, not drawing conclusions from it, just yet. Like Observing OT resident. I too have nothing further to say on this subject. I will leave this to the authorities to hash out in determining the ongoing litigation and investigation with the Board of Trustees, as well as whether there are OMA violation charges based on Commissioner Roger's angry, reckless and broad accusations or an employee who files a grievance against the Twp for a violation of her privacy rights when it comes to a reprimand. I think the latter option has more merit though based on what is in the entire video of this Parks meeting. I too wish you and anyone reading this a Merry Christmas!

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