Comments by diane
Posted on January 28 at 9:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Boy, doubled his salary in 5 years! Not a bad gig!
Posted on January 16 at 1:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Look at it this way: More people voted against her than for her. Her choice must be approved by the common council. It does not say, they "must" approve her choice no matter what:)
Posted on November 1 at 7:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I would agree we cannot afford 4 more years of trying to raise the taxes and do away with the tax cap. And two departments just got a 2% raise with no layoff clauses. We had to cut last year and it was a struggle and now a new council will have to deal with pay raises too boot:) Former Mayor Emanuele left an "audited" fund balance with well over 3 million and it is almost gone. This mayor is about perception from the publics standpoint and has disrespected their wishes too many times.
Posted on September 28 at 12:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What is the difference?? Cuomo just passed a law allowing for no more vision tests for license renewal. That is another crapshoot too. How do you prevent the elderly from driving if they never have to take a vision test again. It is common knowledge that after 65, vision changes and not for the better. So take someone on these meds and add poor vision and what do you get?? An accident waiting to happen. Go Cuomo!
Posted on July 31 at 12:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I get so mad over this situation, as they knew what they were doing from the beginning. They figured they would not get approval to remove the windows, and did it on the sly with a lame excuse. They need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law and then some. No matter what the structure of the building looks like, it is the windows that adds the elegance and character. This is a big rip off period.
Posted on July 24 at 1:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This antiques dealer is just trying to cover his tracks. He should return the windows and clocks or have reproductions made at his expense. He knew what he was doing when he removed them. I wonder just how much he got for them and then the church in turn. This is so sad..
Posted on June 21 at 12:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This should be considered theft of art, as that is what the windows were. He knew what he did was wrong and needed permission which he knew he might not get, so go ahead and remove the windows and fight it. He no doubt got a very pretty penny for the windows and clock. If they were that worried about them, they could have boarded them up until the building was sold.
Posted on May 19 at 2:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I do not know what they were charged with, but they were prosecuted. Since copper was stolen also, it could be this was a theft for money and not hate.
The city of Amsterdam and the codes and engineering department have bent over backwards to assist this organization in their endeavors. Part of the problem is a language barrier and the other is a complete lack of understanding of NYS building codes. They have been sited numerous times for no permits and not doing things correctly. Some of their properties were also stripped of all copper plumbing and other items before they were purchased, but since they were not inspected ahead of time, there is really no one to blame except themselves.
Some of these should never have been taken off the demolition list and I chastised the city for doing so, but also feel the WHPO should have inspected the properties ahead of time. They did not. During the winter at least one of their properties was secured with only a peice of card board on the inside of a door. When properties are improperly secured, you should expect them to be broken into. All persons must accept responsibility for securing their own property. It is not the APD's responsibility to drive by their properties all the time and ck for vandalism. That is what locks are for!!..
Another issue I felt could have helped the situation was for the WHPO to hire a project manager who was fluent in Manarin and English, along with NYS building codes. This person could have interfaced between the city codes dept and the WHPO, so that they had a better understanding what was required of them.
Posted on April 22 at 12:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I do not know the individual appointed to the job, but I do not see it as being essential, and worst of all, she is not from Schnectady Cty. Sure sounds like a patronage job to me.
Posted on April 20 at 1:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If you live in Montgomery Cty, they are now accepting at the MOSA transfer stations all electronics free of charge, during normal business hours..