Penn Delco Follies Continue
The rationale behind the cancelling of the Aston Valley Baseball League's long-term lease for the field remains something of a mystery.
Ruggieri weirdly claims the reason for the board's action is to establish "equity among our facilities with this property."
Yet, the board has not moved to cancel a similar long-term lease held by the Aston Athletic Association. Why not? Could it have anything to do with the fact that the husband of Ruggieri school board ally Kim Robinson is on the board of the AAA?
Whatever. School Board solicitor Mike Levin has advised board members to shut up about the lease situation because of litigation threatened by the AVBL. That's good advice. Especially, given that whenever Ruggieri opens his mouth he makes matters worse.
Better advice would have encouraged the board to leave the AVBL lease alone in the first place. There was no good reason to cancel it. It pissed off untold numbers of hard-working community volunteers, energizing them to turn up at school board meetings and ask embarassing questions.
At least, the AVBL has said that any money it wins as a result of a lawsuit, it will be turned back to the district but only after the goofballs on the board who voted to terminate their lease are retired from office.
Sounds like a fair deal. But it would be cheaper and smarter for the current board to simply reverse course, admit their mistake, and reinstate the old lease with the league.
The chances of that happening? About the same as Keith Crego and Leslye Abrutyn getting engaged.
The district's in the very best of hands.