Mayor-Elect, Kevin Glover, Thanks Residents and Intends to Work Towards Full Power Restoration

Kevin Glover, who defeated current Mayor Mary DePaola in the Mayoral election, thanks residents for their support.

The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Democrats


(Scotch Plains, NJ)-- Scotch Plains Councilman Kevin Glover, who was elected Mayor on November 6th, 2012, today thanked the many Scotch Plains voters who supported him and his running mate, Councilwoman-elect Colleen Gialanella.

"Right now, nothing's more important than getting the power back on for our many residents who have suffered in darkness with no heat for more than ten days," said Glover. 

The Mayor-elect thanked the Township's Public Works Department, Police Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad for their service before, during and after the storm.

"Colleen and I are committed to a bi-partisan approach to solving Scotch Plains' problems," he said. "I don't believe any one person or party has all the answers. We look forward to working with all our elected leaders in moving our great community forward."

maureen Maguire November 08, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Communication is key. I got my updates from Fanwood... there was close to nothing coming from Scotch Plains... still nothing as I sit Day 11 with NO HEAT and NO POWER....
SPTaxpayer November 09, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Bo- It's over. All we were expecting was a sense that someone was in control. We knew the town could not solve all our problems. We just wanted regular, accurate information from people in elected positions. It didn't happen. Kevin is now getting a chance to show he can do better and the bar is very low now given the way the town "leadership" performed. We were unprepared and it showed. You obviously do not understand what your constituents expect from their elected leaders. If you and the mayor had the foresight, you would have demanded a briefing from the OEM head prior to the storm instead of blaming him for not inviting the mayor to a meeting. Give me a break. You want to be a political player but you don't understand basic concerns of the people who voted for you. Look in the mirror and change or we'll dump you too. Stop making excuses for the mayor. It makes you look pathetic. 1) review the plan the own has periodically 2) conduct periodic rehearsals 3) tweak the plan and make sure people in charge are competent 4) conduct key leader meeting if it looks like plan may need to be deployed 5) deploy plan and inform citizens 6) modify plan as needed 7) deploy resources at towns disposal 8) don't outsource crisis management to one person in the staff 9) have designated loading with utilities 10) have police visible to reassure citizens, direct traffic, mark downed trees, knock on doors, etc
Irish Mike Rachel November 09, 2012 at 08:16 PM
SP Taxpayer is way too dependent on govt. How do you earn a living & pay your mortgage with that attitude? You obviosly live in a nice town & are somewhat self sufficient, why not use what skills you have to accomplish all those goals yourself-for yourself? Or is it that YOU pay taxes, YOU are the boss & police are just hall monitors & janitors in your eyes. Just because you pay taxes doesnt mean every public employee is YOUR personal slave.
Irish Mike Rachel November 09, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Not to mention that thanks to the democrats & Obama your taxes are boiled down to the least common denomenator, spread thin across your town, so if the smallest house pays $2000 & you pay $5500 $3500 goes to the county to be redistributed to the poorer towns in your county like elizabeth. So really your paying more taxes in elizabeth then you are in SP. I'd be way more pissed about that-but hey, you voted, it was your choice & what you chose so LIVE WITH IT !!!!
You Are All Stupid January 13, 2013 at 10:34 PM


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