Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Will Pocomoke Mayor And Council Do The Right Thing And Fire Russ Blake?







With massive fines facing Pocomoke taxpayers due to the negligence of Russ Blake's management of the City and it's WWTP, the question must be asked if the Mayor and Council will show the citizens that the environment and their health is more important that old school politics when it comes to Blake. The City is facing a major mess ,no pun intended ,with these MDE investigations into dumping and nontidal wetlands and the Council and Mayor must step forward and remove Blake from office. Mayor Morrison may need to step up to the plate and separate himself from Blake if he wants to continue to serve the citizens of Pocomoke.  I am keeping a close eye on these events and what the Council do to show the citizens of Pocomoke they care

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

In your dreams.

Anonymous said...

As much of a scumbag as Russ Blake is...He ain't going nowhere. It has Nothing to do with good-Ol'-Boy's politics and Everything to do with the skeletons in the closets of the so-called Town Leaders.

Anonymous said...

keeping a close eye on this? neat. have you kept a close eye on the foreclosure rate in salisbury?

in the 3rd qtr of 2013, foreclosure rates went up by 468%, are you going to call for your precious libs to be fired too?

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should as Lawson Veeny what he thinks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us updated on this. I believe the council, mayor and russ blake will lie about all of it...doesn't make sense with all the craziness that has gone in that town due to russ; for him to remain the town manager (a title he now brings shame to) he needs to take the moral high road and resign on the heels of this mess...oh that's right russ has no morals!! He's a replica of the disgraced frank white and the council will also be if they don't address the current issues going on..they will convince me they are just as bad as russ!

Anonymous said...

http://www.delmarvanow.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013312160026

Anonymous said...

Once again if mayor Morrison and the council want to keep their seats Russ Blake must go

Anonymous said...

Why should anybody do anything? MDE has made allegations and is investigating; no one has been charged and nothing has been proven. My vast experience with MDE tells me it's just a case of making a lot of noise to justify their existence and get more taxpayer funding.

Anonymous said...

I looked online and Pocomoke has a person who is in charge of wastewater management and his territory includes the lagoon. His name is NOT Russ!

Jonathan Taylor said...

Vast experience ?? Something you need to share

Jonathan Taylor said...

Russ Blake runs Pocomoke so all falls on him

Anonymous said...

Well the president runs the country, so let's blame it on him.

Anonymous said...

Yes, JT, I have vast experience with MDE in both permitting and compliance. They make up regulations to suit themselves until political pressure is brought to bear. Their inspectors are a joke. I had a compliance inspection on a large poultry farm and they sent two young fellows from Baltimore. The first admitted he had never been on a farm before and the second said he had experience inspecting one cattle farm but had never seen chickens before. They could not distinguish chicken poop from sawdust, did not know that water in ditches flows downhill and thought red paint was chicken blood. I have a certified letter from their office in Baltimore admitting they issued the wrong permits and based my entire registration and permitting on made up data.

You can not believe anything MDE says.

Anonymous said...

Anon: 6:49 President Obama is to busy cleaning up Bush mess he created in this Country, you also want him to clean up Russ Blake mess he created in Pocomoke too.

Anonymous said...

Wait one minute Russ Blake buried raw sewage illegally. What do that have to do with the mistakes that MDE made in the past.

Anonymous said...

Here we go with the liberal crying bullshit

Anonymous said...

What the Mayor and City Council of Pocomoke will do is try and keep this as quiet as possible and maybe it will go away. Children are involved this is not going away until Russ Blake is gone. What the Mayor and Council might say is, the people of Pocomoke will forget. We'll, see you on Election Day.

Anonymous said...

I am a 60's child; when are you all going to realize that we cannot trust anything government says, from the Federal Level, State, County, and City Level. Just look at the ignorant fool we have in the white house, and the jack ass in Annapolis! Crisfield and Pocomoke should be proud of the duds they have in office.

Anonymous said...

Anon; 6:49---what the hell are you talking about. Obama does not have the brains enough to clean his own ass let lone clean anything else up!

Anonymous said...

Well Damn, compared to Obama Bush must of never washed his ass

Anonymous said...

Preposterous!

Anonymous said...

Russ Blake is as worthless to the city as the very sludge he's dumping!!! It is all about him and what he can get out of the fine people of Pocomoke City its not about whats in the best interest of the city or its people!!! Russ do the right thing and quit!!!


Anonymous said...

Bush was a great President. He cared about the people and now the people can see who doesn't care about them with Obama.

Anonymous said...

I live in Pocomoke City and tonight I was so embarrassed at the Pocomoke High School Basketball game. Pocomoke took on North Hampton High School. None of the players on both sides would drink the water due to Russ Blake's illegal burring of raw sewage that contaminated Pocomoke Cities water at the WWTP. Mayor Morrison need to fire Russ Blake immediately. He embarrassed every citizen who live in Pocomoke.

Anonymous said...

i've searched and searched. I can't find anything on the MDE website, or in the local news about this.

Can you hook a brother up with a link so I can get better educated on just what has happened here?

Jonathan Taylor said...

I am the only news site with this info so far. It is an ongoing investigation so nothing more will be out

Anonymous said...

Pocomoke high school won the game over North Hampton High school but I think the game should have been played in protest. Athletes need fluides when playing sports.

Anonymous said...

Nobody for the city of Salisbury was fired when the city had an illegal sludge pit. Why would Pocomoke fire anyone?

Anonymous said...

You all need to get the right and true information before you print anything. Both teams where drinking city water at the Pocomoke High School last night. If you want you can call the school and they will tell you just what I said.

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with drinking water? The potable water comes from wells several hundred feet deep. None of them are anywhere near the alleged scene of the crime.

Anonymous said...

After watching WBOC tonight i got sick to my stomach with the lies our Town Officials stated to the media. Lets set the record straight. I would like the Mayor and City Council to answer the following questions:

Question 1 Do Pocomoke City have a dumping facility for raw sewage, gas, acid etc?

Question 2 Did Russ Blake Pocomoke City Manager bury illegal substance at a unauthorized location in Pocomoke City?

Question 3 If the answer to question 2 is yes will you, Mayor and the City Council terminate Russ Blake employment with Pocomoke City for this crime?

Question 4 Was there an illegal substance from Hardwire where Mayor Morrison work dumped in the Pocomoke River after a deal was made with Russ Blake, Mayor Morrison and Hardwire?

Question 5 Is it true that you Mayor Morrison and all of the City Council members are afraid of Russ Blake?

Question 6 Was Russ Blake allowing Boggs Company to dump a substance in Pocomoke City on Clarke Ave,? and if so, why was the dumping allowed in Pocomoke? and who is benefiting from this?

Question 7 Is it true that Russ Blake really don't care what you Mayor Morrison and the City Council believes?

Question 8 Is it true that Russ Blake is now vacationing in Florida during this scandal?



The residents of Pocomoke City would like the following questions answered by Mayor Bruce Morrison and the City Council no later than Friday December 20, 2013 before 8:00 pm. If these questions are not answered, SEE YOU AT THE ELECTION POLES?

Anonymous said...

"If these questions are not answered, SEE YOU AT THE ELECTION POLES?"

Should we take a poll to see if that's near the telephone pole?

Anonymous said...

How can Blake be in two places at once? He was at City Hall this week not vacationing! Duh!

Anonymous said...

How was the material in question dumped in the pocomoke river? Considering dun swamp rd is roughly 2 miles from the river that seems impossible to dump into the river from that location. As far as contamination city water, there is no well in the area. Even if there was the wells are drilled hundreds of feet deep. The chlorine in the water would kill any bacteria the ground didn't already filter out. There are rest ran on the drinking water daily and the tests prove the water is safe to drink. I am not defending the city in any way. I'm just as disgusted by this as anyone is. I'm simply stating what I know for a fact to be true. Instead of slamming city employees for a horrible mistake they made, maybe some of you should appreciate all the hard work they do to keep pocomoke beautiful and appreciate all tge work they do to keep the city running day to day. All I see here is a lot of speculation from a lot of speculation and a lot of people looking for a easy pay day. I think everyday needs to educate themselves on the matter before they post anything. The blood suckers from MDE have completely blown this out of proportion and everybody tgat is posting here based on a lot of speculation are all buying into the bullshit

Anonymous said...

answer To Question 6- Years ago I remember reading that the city accepts sewer, but the companys are billed for it.And I agree to last comment. How much would they have to pay someone to work with sewer? ewww