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Devine's ongoing influence

I am so sorry to see that the former treasurer and his friend (on the board) still haven't gotten over the fact that Dan Devine was not appointed supervisor when my husband retired, because in my opinion, that's what is still going on here. I have heard some of the bad things that were written on Facebook and Next Door. It saddens me because I know what hard working, honorable people the full-time elected officials are. It is often a thankless job of long hours, meetings, and just doing what has to be done. When I heard trustee David Buckley accused my late husband of a crime, I had to step up and say something. My husband worked for the township for 40 plus years. He earned a reputation that was beyond reproach. He was a man of integrity. Buckley accused Dave Payne and Wilma Cotton of a crime. This is an outright lie. I can't believe a former friend would spread that kind of a lie about a deceased person who is not around to defend himself. Buckley owes a written apology to both Wilma Cotton, and Dave's family Bloomfield Township was never about "politics," it was just hard working people doing what was right to make Bloomfield a great place to live. There has only been one person that enjoyed being a politician. Fortunately he is no longer on the payroll, but he still has influence over his friend on the board. It is just plain sad to see all the tension caused by a handful of people.

Debbie Payne

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