Vernon Has A Strong-Council Weak-Mayor Form of Government?

Vernon's Mayor Apel cancelled Monday's and Tuesday's recycling pick-ups when a holiday is on a Monday without informing or consulting the Town Council, which has a Republican Majority.

By Charter, yes, but you wouldn't know it the way Mayors (of both parties) act. The latest example, Vernon's Mayor Apel cancelled recycling pick-ups for 40 percent of Vernon when Monday is a holiday, without informing or consulting the Town Council which has a Republican majority!

The new policy was poorly publicized, which is why there are recycling bins at the curbs all over Vernon waiting for a pick-up which is almost a week away.

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Michael March 09, 2012 at 02:39 PM
So Rocky, should we try to fix the issue or sit there and complain about it You are either part of the solution or part of the problem
Bert March 09, 2012 at 02:52 PM
We are a little off subject here. I just got a copy of the Town Charter. Can someone refer me to the section that says that Vernon has a Weak Mayor - Strong Council form of government? I can't seem to find it. Thanks
Rocky March 10, 2012 at 12:56 AM
@ Michael. Absolutely fix the problem. Your acknowledgment of my post validates someone is listening, that is the first step towards a proactive solution. Surely someone in a position of authority is viewing this also. They will take the second step and bring it to action level.
Bert March 10, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Rocky: Renters are a big problem in Rockville. They dump and run to the next low income rental and do the same there. Landlords should be more careful who they rent to and should take better care of their property. I know it is a big job but that IS their job. Individual pride in your property makes a nicer place for everyone to live. The town can only do so much. People have to take more personal responsibility.
Rocky March 10, 2012 at 07:51 PM
@ Bert, we have agreement. Keeping after the landlords for having unsightly properties is needed.


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