As we have blogged here, here, here, here, here, and here before the Trustee John Duncan taking and giving he and his cronies unearned bonuses issue is not going away. Today, Mike Donila over at the Big Metal Shed on the Hill has this story. It seems that Mr. Donila has been talking to everyone and Trustee Duncan's story keeps changing.
Now, the County Commissioners are going to get involved and Trustee Duncan and his cronies are going to have to come clean. Because you can not blame it on CTAS and their computer problems when CTAS will also be at the meeting.
If Trustee Duncan wants this story to go away, he needs to stand up and say I messed up, here are the checks for the 2010 and 2011 unearned bonuses for all employees that did not have the certification at the time they received the bonuses.
As for this quote from Trustee Duncan in Donila's story "the results of our office speak for themselves"..."Our revenues are at an all-time high and expenses are down and we've been getting great results from the staff we have and it has been a benefit to the taxpayers," I call BS on that mentality. That is what Trustee Duncan "promised" that he would do when when he campaigned for the job. That is what his and his cronies salary pays for. This job is not a private sector job at BankEast. Bonuses using our tax payer money are not acceptable. If the cronies of Trustee Duncan want bonuses for doing their job. Then they should go find a private sector job that will do that. In this economy, Good Luck!
Back in 2010, Trustee Duncan used the campaign motto "putting trust back in Trustee". If giving himself and his cronies unearned bonuses is "protecting every tax dollar" as he pledged in this campaign television commercial is what he meant. I do not believe that is what the voters believed is what he meant.