Monday, February 9, 2009
DISCUSSION: IS THE MARLBORO TOWNSHIP FUSS OVER THE POLICE CHIEF A DISAGREEMENT OVER TIME WORKED?
A source has told The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) that "the bone of contention" between - at least two of the trustees (Wise and Wolf) and the well respected Marlboro Township police chief Ronald Devies, may be whether or not Devies actually worked hours reported.
We do know that whatever the reason for township trustee scrutiny of Chief Devies involves a computer. And what are computers used for? In large part to keep records. Is this the tie-in between what The Report's source is saying what the Stark County sheriff is investigating at the request of (all?) the trustees?
Perhaps more will come out tonight as Trustees Shillig, Wise and Wolf conduct a regularly scheduled township meeting. A large number of Marlboro citizens are expected to attend.
In addition to the possible reason why Chief Devies was put on paid administrative leave several weeks ago by "all" the trustees, The Report has learned that a huge rift has developed between Trustee Shillig and Trustees Wise and Wolf.
It seems that Wise and Wolf have not taken it well that Shillig was united with them as to whether or not to put Devies on administrative leave in the first place; only now to be put in a position where Shillig appears to be distancing himself from them.
The Report draws on the mostly political saying "I don't have a dog in this fight" to describe Shillig's apparent current position in graphic form.
If the trustees' are proven to have "egg on their faces" at the end of the investigation, the The Report believes Marlboro Township could be looking to change the make up of the Board of Trustees.
Could Shillig's backing off the initial unity stand with Wise and Wolf be an act of political preservation?