Watchdog group reforms in Southampton

Published 12:26 pm Wednesday, August 11, 2010

COURTLAND—About 100 people were at Southampton High School on Tuesday night, for the reformation of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsible Government.

They came to put the governing Southampon County Board of Supervisors on notice that they would no longer tolerate what they perceive as rampant government spending.

“We’re $70 million in debt, and that’s horribly irresponsible on the part of the Board of Supervisors,” said Daniel Hohman. “It didn’t happen yesterday; it’s happened over the last 10 to 12 years. But it’s not acceptable for an agricultural community to be saddled with that kind of debt. We’ll never get out of debt.”

Linda Vick, one of the group’s primary reorganizers, said the group hopes to meet on Oct. 20 and would further organize by selecting a president, two vice presidents, secretary, treasurer and recorder. The group would also form several committees to address different areas of concern.