Another One Bites the Dust
Margie DiVito had the honor of representing her community on this illustrious board for less than a month before deciding it was all too much for her.
That's two resignations in the last 30 days. (Jim Haley booted himself off the board a couple weeks ago.)
Her tenure involved a single controversial vote and that was not to fire district solicitor Mark Sereni.
Now she claims to friends that she regrets her vote. She says if she had to do it all over again she'd vote to rid the district of Sereni once and for all. Instead she voted to keep him and then decided to resign.
Who knows what to make of that. If she truly regretted her vote why didn't she just stay on the board and vote the other way when the issue comes up again this month? She could quit right after that.
Crazy stuff. In the meantime, Sereni is lobbying everyone he can think off to keep his job.
He invited several of his harshest civilian critics to dinner in an attempt to convince them he's exactly what the board needs right now. A brave truth-teller and corruption fighter.
Yeah, he just what Penn Delco needs right now. Just like Britt Reid needs another drink and his car keys.
Now that Sereni and board president Dave Seitz are on the outs, Sereni is looking to get Tony Ruggieri promoted to the president's seat. That the solicitor would involve himself in the political machinations of the board is weird to say the least. Not in Penn Delco,
Besides, you don't have to listen to Ruggieri for more than five minutes to know that he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He's perfect for Sereni.
He's completely bought into Sereni's persecution campaign against business manager John Steffy. He did come forward with knowledge that Keith Crego may have allegedly extorted a $1,000 "bribe."
This Sereni thinks is major corruption, while for four years, he sat in the district's solicitor seat, buddying up to Keith Crego while Crego behaved like a combination of Jack Nacrelli and Larry Flyntt.
What next? Well, Carol Cannon will presumably be at the next board meeting. Presuming Kim SanGorgio brings the motion back up, that's another probable vote to remove Sereni. That would make the vote 4 to 3 against him.
But who knows what will happen between now and then.