|The Disgraceful Mayor Gross|
Lets go back to the beginning. Charles Stoudt was put on the ballot as a Democrat for West Easton Borough Council in Sept. 2011. He did not have a run in the primary. This was because Dan Depaul became a dual sided write in, in April of 2011, and held a November ballot position for both the Republican and Democratic ticket. This is unusual, but possible if you get write in votes, as opposed to the traditional ballot petition which needs 10 party signatures for the primary election in May. (either R of D, but not both).
So, the contenders were supposed to be Mezzacappa (R) Molleur (D) Gross, Kelly (D) Depaul (R, D) .
That means there were 4 people running for 3 seats. But then DePaul dropped in August, leaving two more vacancies for November 2011. One R and One D could be appointed by their respective County committee people, which required only a notarized nomination, with a majority vote of the Executive Commitee.
Are you still with me?
OK. So , the Dems appointed West Easton resident Nancy Kutz, and the GOP appointed West Easton resident Laurie Denegar. So that was that, right? NOPE.
Malfeasance and interferance from the Gross family fifiedom , and lunatic hate blogger from Nazareth, PA caused Kutz to be thrown off the ticket , and a new Dem would be appointed. They appointed Charlie Stoudt, and then Stoudt , Molleur and Gross won the election in Novemeber 2011, with Mezzacappa in 4th and Denegar in 5th.
Charlie took office in January of 2012, and served on Council until his death in March of 2014. He died in his home. Reliable sources have said that Charlie was no Gross family puppet, and was making inquires about Borough business, regularly. I was also told, that spolier Kelly Gross became perturbed at his lack of puppetry skills, and retaliated by failing to provide him with council packets, and phone calls.
One would think (after his death) that the Mayor and Daughter (Kelly Gross, Borough Council President) would have had enough class to notify council members of his death. Mayor Gross was allegedly one of the first persons notified after Charlie died.
Not only was that skipped, but the Council President who attended his funeral, failed to notify ANYONE that he passed away. But the disgrace doesn't stop there.
In a sick and twisted convoluted charade, she actually dressed his council seat with a name plate and council packet for three consecutive meetings, after he had died. See the comment section in the ET Op-Ed above for details.
This leaves me with no other conclusion that she deliberately and disgracefully failed to announce his death, so she would have ample time to find another hand picked puppet to fill his vacant seat, without making the position public.
It is my opinion that her behavior, while not criminal, is certainly atrocious, unscrupulous, and beyond argument, UNTRUSTWORTHY.
Folks, please note, this is the same Borough Council President who narrowly escaped a felony charge for her involvement in the theft of confidential firearm documents from the Northampton County Sheriff's Office. Sadly, her co-conspirator was the only person who told the truth, and was the only one prosecuted. 3 others lost their jobs, over the malfeasance of Kelly Gross.
We need to bounce this woman from her role as Council President . She is a disgrace and a cancer to the taxpayers of this town, and this county. Act now . Attend Coucnil meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month. Your voice counts.