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Uncle Irvin: Blame supervisors for food cupboard vandalism

06/23/2015 02:17PM ● By Richard Gaw
East Nottingham Township, the largest municipality in the Oxford area, has no real estate taxes -- zero, nada -- and obviously provides no public services of any consequence.

Moreover, they have no municipal police force, or any financial agreement with the borough to provide police when needed. They are at the mercy of the overburdened State Police Barracks in Avondale. So it was easy pickings for vandals who ripped off the Divine Sent Food cupboard behind the Oxford Church of God on June 8. They broke in at night, stealing two air conditioner units, dumping 61 pounds of meat on the floor to spoil, and damaging the exterior of the building.

Last year, thieves stole a heat pump unit at the church building.

East Nottingham supervisors levy no taxes and provide no security, other than relying on the borough -- which they refuse to pay -- and the state police. Supervisor "Cowboy" Coldiron and his pistol were nowhere to be seen, and he was just defeated for re-election.

East Nottingham residents should vote for Shelley McLeod in November and then get rid of all incumbent supervisors, who have proven worthless.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)

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