The following letter was authored by Manchester Mayor Michael Fressola, who shares his view on the recent Township Council vote.
Your article posted on Nov. 7, 2012, entitled "Victorious Township Council Team Faced a Close Race" contains quotes by a defeated candidate which I must take exception to and comment about.
First of all I am happy that Mr. Peck ("feels good") about losing the election. He states, in reference to the Continued Good Government team, "It's basically a one party town." The Continued Good Government organization is made up or Republicans, of which I am one, and many Democrats and independents and never once has any individual asked to run with the Continued Good Government team been asked about their party affiliation. This also holds true to everyone who has been appointed to any of our Boards.
Mr. Peck ran as the pick of a partisan political party in a non-political party/nonpartisan town, in a distinct moral violation of nonpartisan municipal elections.
He also displayed his total lack of knowledge of the duties of a councilman under Manchester's form of government, making promises to the public he would have no power to deliver. This individual displayed his total lack of preparedness to serve on our Council.
I could count on one hand the number of Council meetings he has attended in recent years.