Recently, Westfield Councilwoman Vicki Kimmins has gone silent. Councilwoman Kimmins had asked Mayor Skibitsky if the Town Council could invite it's consulting engineer, Gordon Meth, to a council meeting to address the many unanswered questions residents have concerning the placement of the "HAWK" pedestrian activated light at the cul-de-sac'd intersection of Central Ave. & Cambridge Rd. She should be applauded for standing up for Westfield residents.
Residents are not opposed to the pedestrian light.
However, the process that took place that moved the light from its original proposed location at the intersection of Central Ave & Clover St. is still a mystery. Mayor Skibitsky, with the backing of other council members, most noticeably Councilman Mark Ciarrocca, has indicated that the current location is safer without any "expert" proof.
TFoTM asks Mayor Skibitsky, "Has Councilwoman Kimmins been the victim of "Tribal Hierarchy?"
Now, put the cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.
The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original nine monkeys, replacing it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment... with enthusiasm.
Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by a fourth, then the fifth, a sixth and so on. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, none of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.
Why, you ask? Because in their minds, that is the way it has always been!
This, my friends, is how the Westfield Town Council operates, and it is why, from time to time ...
ALL OF THE MONKEYS NEED TO BE REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.