* AFTERNOON UPDATE * WHERE IS THE NEWS?
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* The bottom line – I will give details of my calls tomorrow – the following Right to Know request was emailed to the County this afternoon:
A copy of all Surety Bonds for/in the name of Lancaster County Treasurer Amber Martin and all Surety Bonds in the name of the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office for the last two years.
IS MARTIN BONDED?
The Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office is potentially risking millions in liability by not securing surety bonds for the local taxes it collects.
The opening sentence to the LNP article from July 18, 2018 titled, “Lancaster County treasurer without insurance for millions in tax dollars,” (click here).
Today, I decided to see if Lancaster County Treasurer Amber Martin had obtained the required bonds to protect the citizens. The answer: after three phone calls I still don’t have an answer. Details to follow.
* On a very serious and horrific note, a two-year-old was killed in Philadelphia last night by five pit bulls in his home.
This is a brief update to the vicious pit bull attack in Lancaster on two children and their mother on June 19, 2017 (they are now using initials for the children and I will respect that and no longer use their names).
The lawsuit they filed in the Lancaster Court of Common Pleas just “sat” there for a year. Finally there is action and they have found “deep pockets.” I am not being sarcastic about that – the dog’s owner, Luis Colon, probably does not have insurance since $80,000 was paid for a prior attack by his dog and these children will need medical care for years.
Judge Leonard G Brown granted the below order on July 19th of this year and the revised lawsuit will be filed in Philadelphia County.
A headline from page A-3 of today’s LNP print edition and a meme that came across my Facebook feed recently.
What a relief! There does, however, seem to be a drought on real news!