I am no expert in law, but I can't help but think that the Perkins Township Trustees have crossed a legal line, not to mention an ethical one, by passing their "gag" resolution.
As a Perkins resident, I am appalled that our officials have to get permission from the trustees to speak to the public.
Shouldn't Perkins residents hear from those who protect us and our community every day? Shouldn't we know that two communities can combine efforts to save money that could benefit their communities in other ways? And why does the County have to get involved? Whose interest are they serving?
It seems to me the residents of Sandusky and Perkins should have a voice, including theopinions of those who serve in vital roles and are trusted by theircommunities.
The only benefit I see to this gag order is how it will allow the trustees to solely decide what we need to know.
This is more than an infringement of the First Amendment; it is a God complex.
And I simply do not have faith that this will do our community any good now or in the future.