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Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Ligonier YMCA is engaged in bullying Ligonier Borough.

Appalled.  I can't think of a better word to describe how I feel about the YMCA threatening Ligonier Borough with legal action if they do not bend to their wishes and approve the requested YMCA zoning law amendments.

Whether people know it or not, Ligonier Borough doesn't have an excess of money in their pot.  To avoid burdening the people with a tax increase borough officials really had to get creative in the last go round.

Now the YMCA  - with full knowledge of the finances of Ligonier Borough - is bullying them with the prospect of having to defend their decision in court.

So, what we have here is an interesting lesson for the children being served by the YMCA.  It's called pony up with the guys with the biggest muscle and push your will upon those who thought they were free to govern their little town for the benefit of their citizens.

I am stymied at the absolute disregard of the YMCA mission.