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Editorial
No more blowing off board duty

October 03, 2012

As the new Independence Township Board is elected and seated next month, we deserve a promise four years of dedicated service.

This is something we once took for granted. Not anymore. Independence Township Supervisor David Wagner suffered health issues halfway through his term, keeping him from the job. He didn't resign, however, resulting in turmoil and waste for the next two years.

Now Trustee Mark Petterson is a frequent no show at township board meetings, due to his busy work schedule. He didn't resign either.

Break the pattern.

If you can't do the job, resign. Don't run a campaign for it. Once you're elected, serving on township boards, city councils, school boards, etc. isn't optional.

We deserve that much.