While Skibitsky and some of his strongest supporters on the town council, including Jim Foerst and Sam Della Fera, won't hesitate to answer or address questions and comments that praise their contributions to the towns' governering body, they all try to create a diversion when put on the spot.
At a recent town council meeting Skibitsky responded, "I've already discussed that," when asked how much taxpayer money was wasted when Mayor Skibitsky and the town council allowed the use of Westfield taxpayer funded resources in the cities of Hoboken, Philadelphia, and elsewhere.
Once again, Skibitsky does his political "tap dance" around the truth. His refusal to put a dollar amount on the misappropriation of town resources contradicts his own claims of transparency in his administration. He won't even answer a "yes" or "no" when asked, "Did it cost the Westfield taxpayer any amount of money to fund the use of town resources outside of Westfield."
We are not talking about shared services or mutual agreements with other towns or cities. The blatant wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars to fund Westfield resources operating in a distant city and disguised as "anti-terrorism training" is an insult to the intelligence of anyone sending a quarterly check to the Westfield Tax Assesors Office.
Mayor Skibitsky's silence speaks volumes of his transparent hypocrisy. His diversion from answering the obvious by allowing a department head to fabricate and embellish an excuse for the wasteful spending contributes to his lack of integrity.
While another Tuseday town council meeting may come and go, the questions will still remain until truthfully answered with facts.
Next up: Councilman Jim Foerst has an epithiny prior to casting his vote on a resolution to ammend the Town Code regarding the restraints of restaraunt liquor licenses.