Who’s at (De)Fault?
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 21st January 2017
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April 3, 2016 9:08 pm ET

Fort Howard Community Association pulls pin on development plans by at CZMP meeting

Source: Who’s at (De)Fault?

As the saying goes, “‘Boom’ goes the dynamite.”

The Fort Howard Community Association dropped a proverbial bomb on one of the most controversial development plans in recent history at the recent 7th District Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) meeting.

During the meeting held at the Dundalk/Sollers Point High auditorium, the group’s Vice President, Scott Pappas, said the VA announced that proposed developer Tim Munshell was in default of the Enhanced Use Lease on numerous fronts.

(The full text of Mr. Pappas’ speech can be found here on the Fort Howard Community’s website along with accompanying documentation.)

As you know, I have been writing about this cluster since the beginning. If you are interested in seeing who the “bad guys” in this issue are, including one about-to-retire Senator Barbara Mikulski, you can scroll through my blog and see countless articles on Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger’s role in this boondoggle.

As a constant observer, I have found the Fort Howard project to be one questionable act after another on the part of the VA, as well as the Congressman.

When a Congressman responds to a question about a VA requirement for a traffic study with the statement, “Seniors don’t drive that much,” one has to question the competency of said Congressman.

The ultimate question is why was there silence from our political leadership—including a Congressman, a Senator, and a Councilman—over an issue that was a key factor in the agreement between Mr. Munshell and the VA.

FYI, but isn’t the VA listed as one of the most corrupt government agencies in the United States?

Also, inquiring minds want to know why our supposed leaders remained silent when a community association had possession of a letter from the VA announcing that Mr. Munshell was in default on numerous fronts of the lease agreement.

Maybe they pleaded the fifth and mumbled about it because, according to the word on the street, Mr. Munshell is still trying to dredge up funding for this endless money pit. I’m sure that any bad vibes in the form of publicity might muddy the stench of the water filling said pit, which would not sit well with a potential investor.

Click the link to view the video footage of the CZMP meeting and Mr. Pappas’ response. You won’t be disappointed.

In this blog, it’s not hard to detect the political stench all over this VA EUL.

Given our current leadership, the writing (or, more appropriate for Fort Howard, the graffiti) is clearly on the wall. And, if anyone believes there are knights in shining armor waiting to come to the rescue, you might want to take a gander at this Facebook page.

Looks like the power finally came back to the people … at least for now.

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