I read with interest your editorial detailing the terms of the Hoffman will. It raises a host of questions.
Under the terms of the will, wouldn't it be illegal for the Commissioners to bankrupt the fund with a loan to a special interest group of relatively affluent parents and students? Shouldn't this matter come before the court for a legal opinion and permission? What has CSOI put up as collateral for the loan? If the Commissioners plow ahead and the debt is not paid, won't the county be held financially liable? Won't the Commissioners themselves, personally, be held liable?
Why does John Bortz think that Steve Vanco, coming onto the board with no prior experience, will vote in favor of such a controversial and legally questionable proposal? Why does John Bortz think he can impose his view on Mr. Vanco? Has be discussed it with him? Has John Bortz in his arrogance in the matter forgotten that he received the fewest number of votes of the newly elected Commissioners?
Indeed, why are the County Commissioners involving themselves in school district matters?
E. Howard Eberly