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Uncle Irvin: Kennett mayor is a bully

07/21/2015 01:24PM ● By Richard Gaw

Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick's proposal to financially force the Kennett Library's minimal funding to coerce the library to appoint a Kennett Square Borough Council hand-picked board member from the borough isn't what is expected from a public leader.

In the first place, the library already has a Kennett Square resident on the board. Second, not counting New Garden Township – which contributes nothing to the library -- Kennett Square Borough gives far less than Kennett and East Marlborough Township, which have enacted dedicated taxes, while the borough gives the meager sum of $37,000.

Uncle Irvin, who is a "library lover," recently castigated the Board of Directors of the Kennett Library for being inept, and the board is in the process of reorganizing and filling resignations. An adversarial relationship between the borough leaders and the library board should be buried forever.

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

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