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Council President Kirkner Explains Recent Absences

The borough council president was not present at the body's August or September meetings.

Phoenixville Borough Council president Richard Kirkner explained his absence from the council’s August and September meetings on Tuesday night.

Kirkner, who was replaced by vice-president Michael Speck during the two meetings, said he had a family commitment that precluded him from presiding over the August meeting and a business engagement that kept him from September’s.

“This is not a full time job for us,” he explained at the October 9 meeting.

“We all have other commitments we have to take care of to pay our borough water bills and taxes,” he joked. 

Tony Riley-Hill October 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Who cares- I am sure the meetings were more productive without him.
Michael Hill October 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Didn't Kirker yell and curse when Jeff Senley missed meetings? Funny how the shoe is on the other foot now. Let’s make sure Kirkner doesn’t get reelected to Council next year. We need a change from his bulling tactics that only reflect his opinion and not what’s good for Phoenixville. Who else would want to bring on their friend as a Council member when they were fired as the Borough Manager?
Bill N. October 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM
I'm with you Michael!
You Wish October 12, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Me too, Not sure why he keeps getting re-elected.
Joe Melchiorre October 12, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Geez, did not miss you!! Just another empty chair!! More than likely, council meetings were more productive!! LOL!! Cannot figure why he keeps getting elected.
Ed Roper October 12, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Indeed. He made quite the stink. What I find mostly ironic though is Kirkner was leading the charge to change meetings to being only once a month. If they were still bi-monthly, our council president would (theoretically) be present for at least one of them..
Ramona Moreland October 12, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Funny joke. That makes it all okay. Not.
Yagaman October 12, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Tom - Would it be possible that we could get more of the substance of what is happening at the meetings? The minutes for the board are not posted online until months after unless someone knows of another place they could be read.
Laura Keen Photography October 13, 2012 at 12:09 AM
He should step down-dead wood
Ike October 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Well if you dont like the job he doing , do soomething about. Stop WITCHING and moaning I dont care for Kirker myself , but you have to give him credit for doing it . Do any of you know how much time it take out of your reg. life when your on council? Ok go head with the toughman remarks... What a , well ill keep that to myself. If you lived in our town for a year , i think you can run for council .
Tony Riley-Hill October 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM
and the dumb turd speaks again.
Ike October 13, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Grow up ,kid. Stop moaning about your councilman, if you dont like h im , run against him.PLEASE STOP stalking me , everytime i post something you reply with some inmature crap. Oh well , guess thats how some are.
Michael Hill October 13, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Dear Ike, Who is stalking who? Each time we post you are there with your incoherent posts. I really don't have much regard for someone who is not man enough to post with his real name. Please do us a favor go get and education and some pride and then maybe we can have a real conversation.
Ike October 13, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I wasnt talking about you? What are you talking about? When you post? Iam posting about this ,,, NOT YALL , SINCE I SEE THAT YOU ARE . I SAID BEFORE THAT I would not get in to yall inmature crap ,and iam not going to . Say whatevver.. There is no REASON TO CALL ANYONE A TURD ,i could say alot worst , but iam not a child THIS WILL BE THE LAST I REPLY TO THE KID WHO WROTE TURD and you . ONE LAST THING , IF YALL HATE KIRNER SO MUCH , WHY DONT YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT . LIKE RUN FOR COUNCIL ,, or go back to where yall came from ...................................Last time i will waste my time wit yall!!!!
Barry Cassidy October 13, 2012 at 05:20 PM
RIP ike...pick another name
Ramona Moreland October 13, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. - George Bernard Shaw The moderator of this forum should close this thread. You should all be ashamed of yourselves for your immature, churlish comments. Some of you are public figures in this town.
Ramona Moreland October 13, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I should mind my own business, Tony, and you don't have to? Please keep writing, because you're funny! And thanks for proving my point, Sir, thank-you!
Ed Roper October 13, 2012 at 07:18 PM
The anger in these comments is bumming me out. Maybe one day we will all learn to like each other again and come back together as a community.
Ramona Moreland October 13, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Well said.
Barry Cassidy October 13, 2012 at 07:36 PM
that is not what i meant
Barry Cassidy October 14, 2012 at 04:02 PM
The first cut is the deepest, baby, I know The first cut is the deepest But when it comes to being lucky, he's cursed When it comes to lovin' me, he's worst

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