Hey, when you are a graduate of the New York Stern School of Business, why would you abide the audacity of Councilman Greg Hawk, Ward 2 in a quibble over semantics - err - numbers.
Word is that Healy put up an opponent against Hawk last November, but the Healy supported candidate lost to the venerable councilman who has been on Canton City Council since 2002. Think there might not be some residual "bad blood?"
Because of Healy and his insistence on fighting over bragging rights (ego) as to the "accounting" location of the money, Council reconvenes this evening at 5:30 p.m. for Hawk to preside over the humiliation of Healy. At least that's what the SCPR is told. A source on Council says that Hawk will win this fight.
Speaking of Councilman Hawk, the SCPR hears that he is taking aim at Canton City treasurer Robert Schirak and is looking to replace him as treasurer. But Schirak was just re-elected last year and is not due to run again until 2013?
Seems to be a long time away for Hawk to be posturing for an electoral challenge, no?
The Report's city hall source says that Hawk has been all over Schirack's job performance of late and that there is more to it than prodding Schirack to do a better job. Moreover, the source says that the talk at Canton City Hall is that Hawk is aiming to take Schirack on in 2013.
The source could be onto something, but something much more immediate than 2013.
More likely, the SCPR thinks, is that Hawk is trying to put so much heat on Schirack that the Canton treasurer will step down and Hawk - well connected to Stark County Democratic Party kingmakers - will be in the cat bird's seat to get the Central Committee appointment.
Political intrigue continues to plague Canton government as such is grounded in egoistic grandstanding and personal political ambition and, in the meantime, the citizens suffer!