Drew Mc-Laugh-lin said Tuesday electronically inputting the employee ID number, vehicle ID number and mileage was more time-consuming and less efficient than keeping a written log.
- Really Drew, how’s that paper & pen system working?
- I bet it would have been way too much trouble to give each vehicle a swipe card?
Mc-Laugh-lin said "The decision was made that manual record-keeping would be more than sufficient,"
- What droopy drew is trying to say is: if they used the electronic tracking system, then we would know for FACT that the King, his wife, and kids were all stealing gas!
Councilman Bill Barrett: "Any system is better than no system."
- Ya think?
Councilman George Brown said: "Naturally I was shocked," "You would think there would be records or something."
- Wake Up Georgie Porgie, you know better!!!
Council President Mike Merritt believed it was more of an issue of poor record-keeping than theft
- OK I’m just gunna go out on a limb here in saying, Mike is still drinking the Kings Kool-Aid!
Councilman Tony George said he couldn't believe so much fuel had gone missing. "I thought there must have been a leak or something," he said.
- Remember Tony this was only a 6 month investigation! Take that number times 2 & you’ll get the annual missing amount, and then times the # of years the King has been King!
- The King was also hoping a leak of some kind would be found!
- In Fact the leak was where the pump connected the cars owned by The C.A. Leighton Co.
Barrett said he didn't understand a policy that allowed Mayor Tom Leighton and public works Deputy Director Ken Pahler to fill their private vehicles.
The former police chief said he last filled up a patrol car about 12 years ago - and the city had an electronic system in place even then.
"It's common sense," Barrett said. "Unless it's owned by the city, it shouldn't be there. I don't care if it's a lawn mower or what.
"I can tell you what is wrong is putting city fuel into private vehicles. Where I work, that would be a quick way to get you fired."
- It is common sense Bill, and we agree FIRE KEN!!!
- How many strikes is this for the guy who uses city equipment, and now city gas like it’s his?
Wake Up Wilkes Barre