Comments by TellCathySteve
Posted on November 23 at 7:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Where are the comments from Senator Farley or is he hiding again because he is collecting both his pension AND his salary? It's very interesting that the Senator with the most seniority (something he bragged about during the entire campaign) is seemingly silent on this issue. Maybe he is still in Florida and the Gazette was not able to reach him.
Also, someone should let George Amedore know that if there is a special session, he won't be able to vote. Why? He hasn't been sworn it yet. But we already know his knowledge of the legislative process is poor at best. Does he realize that he was referring to his fellow Republicans Hugh Farley and Jim Tedisco when he said: "They just come up with initiatives so that they can continue to get elected over and over?"
Posted on December 5 at 6:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)
"The date and time were inadvertently left out" my foot. You mean to tell me that after six years in elected office, Supervisor Koetzle doesn't know how to submit a proper public hearing notice? And apparently neither does the town clerk who has been in her post longer. This is all very interesting, especially when a legal notice for another Glenville public hearing was published a few days later and it contained all the correct information. So, ladies and gentlemen, a notice is correct when Supervisor Koetzle and the Town Board want it to be correct, and it isn't correct when they don't want it to be correct.
Posted on December 2 at 7:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The Gazette Editorial is 100% correct in calling for a Referendum on this issue. The sad, simple truth is that Supervisor Koetzle and the Town Board cannot be trusted. Not only was this ploy a public relations nightmare, the Supervisor and his Town Board were also in very real danger of breaking town law, as the law does not allow changes to the budget after the Public Budget hearing, which was held BEFORE Koetzle made his announcement. Additionally, and I wonder if Ms. Bethany Bump can check into this, there is some question as to whether or not the public notice that appeared in the Gazette regarding the Public Hearing was in fact actually legal. From what I understand, the notice did not include the date. If this indeed is true, the hearing must be postponed and rescheduled. This Supervisor, who has held elected office for six years simply cannot be trusted to follow the law, especially when the outcome could work against him.
Posted on November 23 at 5:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's a pretty big problem, gina99, when the Town Supervisor, who has held elected office for six years, decides to sneak in his proposal that will result in a big fat raise for himself,rather than following the law. The residents spoke out, and despite his claim to the contrary, Mr. Koetzle had no intention of abiding by the law and calling for a public hearing. He changed his tune pretty quickly mid-afternoon on Wednesday, no doubt when his political pal, the Town Attorney probably advised him that, ya know what Chris, it might be a good idea to follow the law.
Posted on November 21 at 7:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
As much as Supervisor Koetzle tried to deny that his original plan was to rush through a vote at last night's Town Board Meeting that would make his position full time, the truth won out. It is comforting to know that the Town Supervisor and Town Board will now comply with the law.
Posted on November 19 at 10:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I don't consider $63,000 "chump change", gina99. I know many people in Glenville who would be more than happy to earn $63,000, never mind getting an increase of that amount.