And it was amazing.
Everything that is wrong with Putnam Valley town government in five easy pieces.
Before the second budget meeting, they had all illegally discussed overriding the tax cap before the second budget meeting, but I guess they don’t listen to themselves because overriding the cap required a special meeting on the 6th.
Wendy seems to believe that they are raising the taxes $7 per household. That’s not accurate.
And they are still pretending that they are only raising the amount raised by taxes by 2%. Don’t believe that either.
If you ask questions about the fire department budget, apparently that is hate speech. Huh?? What is wrong with these people?
I do wish that the tb was as organized as Frank Tansey (of the fd) with the equipment replacement schedules, and the equipment maintenance.
The very clear point was that the tb is signing a contract for almost a million dollars with absolutely no idea of what is being spent, and they are loathe to find out.
And from what the director of parks and rec said, the fire insurance money was spent on equipment for the park, not the gorgeous building, but they didn’t seem to hear that.
Bill Zutt seems to think that it would be irresponsible for the tb not to vote to override the tax cap. Even though they did vote to override, they still don’t have to override the cap. But that reasoning doesn’t work because they would have to want to do something about this budget, and they haven’t bothered for a month.
Then Bob-O launched into his best Sam Davis property tax reform speech. Made me laugh.
It was the only comic relief though, so if you are going to watch the meeting, have a glass of wine first. You will need it.
Patty V. did a good job of sticking up for the taxpayers. After she left Bob-O felt the need to be abusive, said she was wildly inappropriate. He doesn’t actually believe in free speech and only puts up with a small amount.
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