Published On: Tue, Feb 14th, 2017

Source: New Hope Borough Council President Scandone Resigns Again

New Hope Borough Council President Bill Scandone submitted his resignation from the group Monday, according to a source close to the situation.

The resignation will likely be considered and accepted by council at its Feb. 21 meeting, according to the source, who indicated that, “He doesn’t feel he has the time anymore.”

Scandone was not immediately available for comment.

Scandone first resigned from council on Jan. 6 following scathing criticism directed his way by a fellow council member. His stated reason for resigning at the time was “familial obligations,” with no further detail provided.

But at its Jan. 17 meeting, half of council voted to reject Scandone’s resignation, thus granting him 45 days to change his mind, and half voted for him to leave. Mayor Keller broke the tie, voting to give Scandone a “do-over” if he desired. The next day, Scandone said he’d stay on as president of council, after winning what appears to have been, in effect, a vote of confidence.

So a resignation to “focus on familial responsibilities” morphed into “under pressure” and has now been clarified to mean “a lack of time.” Either way, Scandone appears to have resigned for good.

And while the whole affair may not have been the paragon of transparency, the most recent developments would seem to add closure, and allow council to move on with its business.

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About the Author

- Born in Brooklyn, raised at the Jersey Shore, lives in New Hope with wife, two kids, and too many rescued animals. Masters in politics from New York University. Former head of communications for MetLife, Vonage, Lincoln Financial. Former reporter for New Hope Gazette. Makes sure the Editorial and Advertising departments are kept separate.

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  1. Doublea@yahoo.com' Double A says:

    I have read many of Pink’s posts over the years:
    60-70 years old
    Marginal intelligence and ability to write cogent thoughts in English
    Lives with 3 or more cats
    Has few or no hobbies
    Easily influenced by MSNBC
    Feels superior to people who have different opinions, a bigot.
    Inability to form own opinions, must conform with liberal elte
    Believes Al Gore invented the internet
    Has strong opinions about global warming, Uh I mean climate “change”. Not sure why, but just because she’s supposed to.
    Claims to love international soccer
    Voted for Hillary for no reason other than she is a woman, I.e., she’s a blatant sexist
    Checks to see if a politician has a R or a D next to their name before deciding whether she agrees or not

  2. thasluprus@thraml.com' Sandra says:

    Pink, you are so predictable and easy to taunt! Make assumptions and call me names. Out of 18, you got 2 right. I’m white (not privileged) and pro death penalty. I am perplexed, though. I say “transitions are difficult” and you can guess my age! Wow. Not even close by the way. 70 is a decade away. Have a nice day!

  3. First starters Sandra, You are proudly exposing your age, (probably above 70 years), race, (of white privilege), bigotry, xenophobia, IQ,( likely low), out of touch culturally, food waster, water waster, energy waster, racist, enjoys torturing animals, keep the working poor poor believer, keep woman barefoot and pregnant, support school segregation, pro death penalty, unforgiving, unmerciful, and being an all round Good ‘ole American immoral psycho bitch.

  4. thasluprus@thraml.com' Sandra says:

    Yes, Pink, transitions are difficult, but not impossible. We have proved that. MAGA!!

  5. I hear its hard to transition from a so called career in business to a so called leader in government. Very sad.

  6. pottrjoel@aol.com' Mugman says:

    Has he been talking to the Russians again…?

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