Monday December 31, 2018
The commissioners are sending mixed messages.
The Berks County commissioners have a public meeting on Thursday mornings. Most Thursdays they also have a public budget and operations meeting in the afternoon. As the Reading Eagle accurately reported, on the morning of Dec. 13, Commissioner Christian Y. Leinbach said his goal will be to continue doing everything he can to keep Berks Heim while protecting taxpayers (“Opponents voice concerns about selling Berks Heim,” Dec. 14). He also touted the progress that has been made in getting more money to cover costs.
That same afternoon, however, Leinbach and his fellow commissioners decided not to allow any new bidders. The reason: It might extend the sale by as much as two months. They want the proposal process to be wrapped up by the end of February.
These are two very different messages. What's up with that? And what's the rush?
No need to rush Berks Heim sale