I received an email from a few people today that originated from Amy M. Johnson M.T.E.A. First Vice-President and Linda Guyer M.T.E.A. President. The email is addressed to members of the Middletown teachers union and it urges them to call Mayor Scharfenberger and other members of the Township Committee to let them know that the lies the mayor has been perpetuating concerning the MTEA not responding to his request for a wage freeze is false, unacceptable, damaging and unproductive.
I happen to agree and I urge all residents that think the same to call the mayor and let him know that you agree also.
Below is the text of the email with links that I inserted:
To all M.T.E.A. members:
It is clear that the Mayor of Middletown wants to perpetuate the lie that the M.T.E.A. did not respond to his letter by the close of business on April 30th as reported in The Atlantic Highlands Herald on May 3rd, The Independent on May 6th, and Asbury Park Press on May 9th. He needs to hear from each M.T.E.A. member about how his dirty politics are damaging and unproductive, and will not change our answer to his question. I strongly urge you to call the Mayor and Township Committee Members about this today! You may also consider calling any of the newspapers about the lies they are so willingly spreading.
Many of the Middletown Township Committee members do not hold regular office hours, but all committee members may be contacted via voice mail at the numbers listed below:
Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger 732615-2024
Deputy Mayor Anthony Fiore 732706-4153
Committeewoman Pamela Brightbill 732706-4150
Committeeman Sean Byrnes 732706-4152
Committeeman Steve Massell 732706-4154
The Atlantic Highlands Herald: 732-872-1957
The Independent: 732-358-5200
Asbury Park Press: 1-800-822-9770
Thanking you in advance for your continued support,
Amy M. Johnson
M.T.E.A. First Vice-President / Grievance Chairperson