Two Burling­ton Is­land man­agers call­ing it quits over fric­tion

The Advance of Bucks County - - BRISTOL AREA - By Elizabeth Fisher

Ad­vance cor­re­spon­dent

BURiINGTON, N.g. - Two mem­bers of Burling­ton Is­land’s Board of Is­land Man­agers are call­ing it quits. They won’t run when their terms are up be­cause they’re tired of what they called fric­tion on the board and the lack of co­op­er­a­tion by city RI­ficLDOs, IDcWRUs WKDW WKHy cODLP KDPSHU GHvel­op­ment of the is­land. A cLWy RI­ficLDO GHnLHs WKRsH cKDUJHs. But goseph Abate and gim Cipri­ano are bail­ing out at a time when pro­pos­als for devel­op­ment that have been bandied about IRU WKH SDsW fivH yHDUs DUH Ln OLPER EHcDusH the board’s con­tract with Woolman Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment ex­pired Dec. 31. Abate is a 20-year veteran of the board; Cipri­ano has served for the past six years.

Elec­tions for three-year terms to the Board of Is­land Man­agers are held ev­ery April.

Both men say that the cur­rent board ma- jor­ity is drag­ging its heels and ac­com­plish­ing lit­tle.

Abate is also in­censed that the board changed its meet­ing sched­ule to once a month, rather than twice a month. He used the anal­ogy of the pizza busi­ness that he

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