Repeated and Unexplained PECO Lights Out in Ardmore Leaves Residents PISSED OFF
Yes, once again the lights are going out in Ardmore. The latest round started in Ardmore on Sunday morning. It went on all day and all night...PECO was on the streets of Ardmore a lot of Sunday but didn't really start repairs until 9:30 PM Sunday evening...after McCloskey's had closed. To the best of my knowledge this is not McCloskey's doing, but a judgment call of a PECO guy onsite who told residents and other affected businesses that they were waiting for McCloskey's to be done for the day so they weren't sued turning off the power.
Now of course PECO is acting like that didn't happen and in my humble opinion, newer on the job or not, PECO's talking head PR guy on this issue kind of avoided, dodged, mucked up and ducked.
Read Cheryl Allison's article. An educated guess? PECO knows they have screwed up and are circling the wagons. This reporter seems understandably irritated with PECO's lack of response, then conflicting
It doesn't seem that McCloskey's asked for special treatment, it seems as per residents that a job site foreman from PECO made a judgment call. And then PECO basically infers residents are Fibber McGees and won't give reporters answers citing "privacy" concerns? A simple yes or no would suffice. Did PECO make a poor judgment call YES or NO? Can PECO upgrade their failing infrastructure now given the history of outages? YES or NO?
Residents are furious and super bothered. It is not like soon to be retired Doug Cleland has ever acted managerial and gotten answers for residents. It is not like the ward commissioners Jane Dellheim and Steve "We the People" Lindner have ever stood up for residents and small businesses and fixed ANY of the issues that plagues them.
A related aside? Rumor has it Jane Dellheim is getting herself a retirement project and opening a business in BRYN MAWR? What happened to her undying devotion to Ardmore? As in she saw the future and first it was eminent domain for private gain and Plan A & B and then it was Dranoff? is it because she knows small businesses don't have enough parking now and definitely won't when the Dranoff project begins on the Cricket Lot?
Speaking of Dranoff, if his building is going to be what now? Empire State Building high? Well that new building will suck a lot of infrastructure stuff like power and water, right? And what of the other approved plans set to pop all around the Dranoff project, over near Suburban Square and into Wynnewood? It's not rocket science is it? If the transformers and cables and what not are going kerpluey underground and outages are not frequent but chronic and all to date that Excelon (parent company of PECO) and PECO have been willing to do to date is apply little bittle band-aids, what do you all think will happen when all these new projects are built?????
Ahhh yes, Bangladesh.
I will leave all of you with a hypothesis going around: Doung Cleland is retiring, right? Is it partially because he would not survive another contract battle, made unexpected non-friends in commissioners you would have thought would have supported him, or because he has led the S.S. Lower Merion a la The Titanic and wants to "git" while the "gitting" is good? Or all of the above? So now Lower Merion has to coax Liz Rogan into retirement, right? She is a pleasant person some of the time, but as a former township staff person would she have lasted in the township building or was becoming a commissioner her "out" so she did not have to find out? Backwards Blockbuster gal that she is, right?
Lower Merion is like a third world country with a First Class Township designation and the AAA bond rating...but hey, they get what they pay for in the Magic Kingdom, right? I guess they just can't keep the power on, right? Good thing Daylin Leach's office and Tim Briggs' office are aware of this, right?
This is just tsk, tsk Friday in Ardmore I am afraid...