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  1. thanks for the info Kevin, as a taxpayer i say the school does not need a NP let alone a clinic, that is what hospitals, Doctors offices, and walk in clinics are for. It seems more and more schools are becoming a social service rather than a place of learning and dumping more money into them is not getting any fruitful results...quite frankly it is way past the point of getting old that myself and many other's properties are nothing more than piggy banks for schools and governments
  2. i think a better job can be done trimming the administrative part of the budget, 200k increase and it seems that is the lion's share every year....besides, where did the one billion Cuomo just stole from us go? this is def. a no vote in may
  3. was downtown today at one of the few businesses left. they told me the next big idea from the city is to do away with a stretch of parking spaces on either side of water street(oddly enough, the stretch with any businesses left) to expand the sidewalks (wider) in order to accommodate foot traffic! This will also negatively affect the number of spaces available for the Gym down the street, probably the biggest contributor to bodies in the area. In today's paper, the $800k economic development grant coming to the area, instead of actually developing a business friendly environment, a bit over half is going into social service type projects( 3 more DSS type employees, and housing improvement monies) so at best a poor area is possibly going to look nicer but no real business development. How silly is it to make doing anything down town MORE difficult currently for hopes of future possibilities? Perhaps they should work on getting people down there on a regular basis, THEN make improvements as needed? It is decisions like this that clearly demonstrate the severe case of rectal-cranial inversion that is suffered by many on the City Council
  4. Democrat Joins County Executive Race

    following the link, it ends in a blank page
  5. Town Of Chemung Lays Off Entire Highway Department

    No, but it is Mr. Richter that initially blamed, as was quoted in the first story, the County...so in that respect it could be seen as a political move(not the vote, but the public statements). Regarding budgeting, according to the reading, they were aware of this issue at budget-time so why weren't funds found/arranged/raised etc at that time? Why pass a budget then approve a contract, or conversely; why approve a contract before passing a budget but not arrange for funds to cover it before doing so? between those choices made, and if they are going against the Law as noted by Mr. Krusen, then perhaps an investigation IS warranted again something in that situation(based on information at hand) does not add up. I want to clarify, i do not know Mr. Richter at all, and have only met Mr. Krusen 2-3 times, so i really have no real dog in the hunt, i just am starting to believe (in certain aspects) the County is not the mustache twirling villain some would have people believe
  6. Town Of Chemung Lays Off Entire Highway Department

    "Richter says the main reason(emphasis mine) they're hurting financially is due to the loss of sales tax proceeds. But he says the decision to lay off the workers was not just his alone." That is a quote from a story on 4/11, the Union issue did not become the main reason until 2 days later, reported in the Star Gazette. It cannot be said enough, the sales tax issue, (while not helpful) has been in effect for years, there has been plenty of time to plan a budget accordingly failure to have done so seems like an either devious, or stupid mistake. if it was because the Union, well why not say so from the get-go? Perhaps because there is a high sentiment of the County being the boogie man, it provided a scape-goat, and if Krusen is correct about his politics, enables Richter to help his candidate down the road I have my issues with County politics, and will gladly discuss them, but i have a bigger issue with the lack of testicular fortitude and honestly over all
  7. Town Of Chemung Lays Off Entire Highway Department

    Richter fired the first volley when in fact; blamed the move on the decreased sales tax revenues..and by his own statement; claimed the parties involved were warned of this potential eventuality earlier in the year, further proving this was not a surprise or could not have been budgeted for ..a de facto finger pointed at the County and given the timing of the statement it could be taken as a politically motivated one The CGR report did indeed demonstrate the decreased revenues to municipalities, but it also demonstrated it has been in effect for 3-5 years. Budgets are done annually, so the excuse does not pass the smell test, but does shift blame. If this issue was not properly budgeted for appropriately, shame on those responsible for doing so as it would seem to be a fairly obvious issue, and IF it is due to other motives, then perhaps it indeed bears looking into. Ultimately it is another example of how effed up politics has become...if one makes a decision, they should have the conviction to stand by it,openly and honestly come what may.
  8. Town Of Chemung Lays Off Entire Highway Department

    for elected positions it becomes a whole other ball of wax....potentially pay/stipends could have been forgone and placed back into the general funds but there is only a short window of time to do that before the budget is approved
  9. Town Of Chemung Lays Off Entire Highway Department

    Please do not see this as a defense of anyone's actions.and is pure speculation on my personal thoughts...You have to admit something with that situation does not pass the smell test. The sales tax re-apportionment went into effect a few years ago and budgets are done annually so i do not quite buy the sales-tax decrease as the culprit. The Supervsior fired the opening salvo by blaming this upon sales tax; in effect, the County. If you are hurting in the budget, you adjust staffing to accommodate it, so instead of laying off 2 guys and still providing services, they now have none and no work gets done where is the logic in that? the articles do say the workers are union, perhaps this is a way to end the union? Or, it could be a completely financial motivation and in that case, someone did not do their homework when budgeting. Towns are entrusted to do what is in the best interest of the community and to run things in clear, ethical manners as prescribed by NYS Town Law. Either way, i would be looking to do the same thing(as the County) to get the answers.
  10. reading what is available....in part 12 "had plaintiff sought reimbursement from the county for his mileage on behalf of STEG..." STEG is a non-profit, the County should NOT be paying for its expenses part 14: Santuli, in absence of policy stating otherwise, had no business telling his deputy or any other employee using gas cards for non-county issues was ok The weekend fuel ups: were they for County, STEG or personal business?Sorry, I cannot think that mr. krusen would think it ok to use public funds for personal use, if it was STEG, then again Santuli is in the wrong, and if COUNTY business....nothing to see there. Net 2016 usage $1545.36 but later it is stated to be $1768.36 reflecting both business/personal travel...difference of 222.05 owed then but in Moss' complaint an amount of $2487.39 is given...where did that come from? On the other Hand, i do not for one moment believe the sheriff opened this issue of some purely altruistic motivation. the moment he received the "anonymous"tip, especially with aspirations for the office, he should have referred to it the proper investigatory body and NOT have posted anything on social media until after it was settled. In regards to the visit to the arena, especially if it was in relation to the liquor license, that should have been left to the licensing authority to pursue and interview, the only reason for the sheriff to attend, especially with body cam, would be for press. Again, does not seem to be any real need for his office, or at the very least, him, to be involved in either of these cases and should have recused from anything to do with it, especially in light of political aspirations
  11. Un-officially, after posting an opinion concerning the recent news articles in relation to the upcoming election, i have an opportunity to speak with Mr. Krusen as he has offered to schedule a sit down for me. This is in no way a complaint session nor endorsement but my post concerned the viewpoint of County residents and some of the views and turn-offs they have shared....that being the case i would like to have some input from here as to what questions they would like answered or if you are curious about anything. I will happily ask, and make sure it is ok to repost.. again this is nothing official nor holding feet to flames, just a respectful sit down to share information
  12. Great minds and all, i went back to 2015 and could not find on my feed nor the sheriff's page
  13. Seeing what i have to date in another situation and not knowing her or her platform yet the only thing i would caution is remember the difference between philanthropy/Proselytizing and governing....otherwise by the bio seems like she might have some good motivations for improvement
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