I was the "unqualified" person who applied for the appointed trusteeship of Emmett Township last January, referred to in the recall petitions being circulated.
I have served Emmett Township on the Planning Board for the ast nine years. I have never missed a township board meeting over the last ten years and am well informed as to what is going on in the township.
Was I qualified to be the trustee? Probably more than any other applicant who offered their service. Did I know I had to be a registered voter? NO. I was not informed that a person had to be a registered voter and that it was a very important part of the appointment.
The clerk, following the board's appointment, swore me in as the trustee. Every applicant who attended that meeting had the opportunity to present themselves. All applicants for the trustee seat were recognized by the supervisor.
I was informed the following morning after the supervisor checked with the Michigan Township Association that I had to be a registered voter. The MTA informed the supervisor that I needed to register, then be re-appointed at a special meeting called by the board. The meeting was held and that is when one of the applicants who was not appointed accused me of being despicable and embarrassed me publicly. All I wanted to do was to continue to serve Emmett Township.
Supervisor Pat Brozowski apologized publicly for the embarrassment caused by this unfortunate incident. Is this cause for her recall? We should be applauding her for the many years of leadership she has shown in her tenure with the township.
Editor's note: For details regarding the attempt to recall Emmett Township Supervisor Pat Brozowski see page 10-A of the June 17, 2009 issue of the Tri-City Times. Letters to the editor on the subject appear in that issue and subsequent issues.