Comments by dod
Posted on March 5 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The SEQR process MUST be completed before ANY discretionary decision can be made by the Town, unless it is classified as a "Type II" action. This action does not seem to be Type II, but here is a link to all of the SEQR Type II actions.
Frankly, if the attorney for the Town thinks that SEQR is only for 'big projects that would change the environment or landscape in a dramatic way', he seriously doesn't understand the SEQR process. The Town Board HAS TO go through the SEQR process to arrive at that kind of conclusion (unless it is a Type II action).
There is also a SEQR Type I list, where certain actions are REQUIRED to take a longer path. The rezoning may not be on the Type I list, but if the rezoning involves 25 or more acres, the longer path is required.
The danger for the Town is that ANY misstep in the SEQR process would virtually automatically be a loser in court action was taken. Far, far better to follow the process than to either not understand it or to ignore it. If the process if followed, the Town Board still retains full control of the environmental decisions. Better to follow the process than to get sued, surely lose, and have to start from scratch.
Here is a link that includes the Type I and Type II list. If the proposed rezoning and construction of a new Town Hall is not on either list, it is classified as 'Unlisted', and there also is a prescribed process via SEQR.
Posted on December 15 at 6:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Really you witnessed drug deals going on while drinking a beer outside a corner store. Then you blame the police for troubles in your neighborhood. Be a man do something positive and stop waiting for society to babysit your useless ass
Posted on February 5 at 3:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Why not use some of that money to fix up the city's Fire stations. They're in just as bad shape as these houses are.
Posted on October 12 at 2:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Lock them all up and toss the keys hahhaha
Posted on October 12 at 7:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Really not all that surprising
Posted on October 9 at 8:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Subsidized housing? Don't go the way of Schenectady, let it continue to be the hub of subsidized living for the Capital District and beyond. You will condemn all of the revitalization efforts that have been made to improve Bridge St. Please don't even consider it, as it should go without saying, subsidies do not create revenue, only a massive drain of tax dollars with increased welfare rolls and increased crime rates. Absolutely not conducive to economic development and will most certainly destroy any business on the South side.
Posted on September 4 at 2:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)
He's a resident.
Posted on May 9 at 2:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)
thanks for the info I was on private property with my car parked.
Posted on May 8 at 11:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I was given a ticket for an open container , which was an empty can of beer. The police sent the woman to approach my car so they could most likely have a reason to search my vehicle. I did not ask the woman to enter my vehicle she approached from the rear opened the door and sat in my car. Seconds later officers surrounded me and tore apart my vehicle. There was nothing in my car that was illegal. I passed my field sobriety test and was cuffed and booked for an empty can of beer.
Today I was fired after working for 13 years at the facility. The explanation I was given was it was a result of my actions last night... Which was the incident explained. Further I am a father of two. Thiis woman that I never seen before enters my vehicle uninvited now the media is making it out to be something it wasn't. Schdy PD may have known she was a hooker to me she was a nut job that took it upon herself to open my car door and sit inside. Before I could figure what the hell she was trying to say through her highly impaired state officers pulled up and proceeded to arrest me followed by our Mayors swift reaction to fire me when I was CHARGED not even guilty of an open container.. Can I remind people The schdy police officer accused of brandishing his weapon and threaten people in plain clothes is on a 30 day suspension..
Posted on March 26 at 9:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Actually clerk jobs are hard to find within Schenectady County considering the nepotism slant that factors into almost every hiring that takes place. Civil Service is such a weakly veiled agency of supposed fair hiring practices, still the general public has no idea they do not stand a chance of being hired from a list for an "open" position for which they took a test for. However, every county employee knows they play hand in hand with the dirty political department heads' agendas and seniority or rank on a list means nothing.
Coercion of this sort is nothing new, it's rampant in many departments. The Democrats are quick to try to cover up for these indiscretions, lest their stellar repuations become tarnished. It is not uncommon for a small promotion or pay raise to be denied as retribution for rebuking unwanted advances. It's not the first time a case like this has come to light, and I can't imagine it will be the last. The ones from Rotterdam seem to be the worst.