Posted by: Dawn Powell | January 29, 2014

January 2014 – Town Board regular

I am saddened by the death of Pete Seeger. Seeing him here and there, I knew he was aging, but I thought he would stick around a little longer.  Not that he didn’t do everything he set out to.  His was a life well-lived and full, and we are better off for him. 

Thanks Pete.


I will post the comparative salaries when I receive them.  The FOIL request is expected by Feb.6 or 8.  I’m not sure why the minutes of the organizational meeting are not yet posted or why the comparable salaries aren’t posted during the budget process.  It is one of the mysteries of the universe.

The Town Board appointed Mr. Bill Bujarski at the reorganizational meeting on the 3rd, and terminated him at the regular meeting  on the 15th.  As always, they explained nothing.

Bob- O needs us to pay for his Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Trailblazer Award lunch – $35.  Done

He said that Martin Luther King reminded us of what the founding fathers put in the Constitution.  Does he actually know what was in the Constitution, and what Martin Luther King did?

Sam O announced that Carl Albano was voted in as Chair of the Legislature, and Ginny Nacerino as Dep.  It wasn’t that simple, and took a few ballots.  Legislator Albano is the one who filed petitions for the wrong district in this past election cycle.  Mary Ellen Odell says that he stands for good government.  They also appointed Tuturo for the open seat on legislature.  He had lost in his district, but a new opportunity opened up when the legislator for that district ran for Highway Superintendent.

There were 531 Putnam County foreclosures.

Sam O is talking about the county sharing sales tax with the town, though it didn’t sound like it would be all that meaningful.  They will continue to make the towns whole for taxes on foreclosed properties.  That’s what happened at the Oregon Corners garage, and at Crofts Corners.  Not a bargain there either.

Tom Carano and Mike Raimondi will go to the Planning Federation Conference, and fees and hotel for Raimondi will be paid.

Lake Peekskill Improvement District will have a “quarterly” meeting in March, on a Saturday morning at 9AM.  They’ll let us know the date.  Perhaps they could move it to 10AM to see if more residents are able to attend a little later.  It’s worth a try.

Roaring Brook’s wetlands fees are waived.  Who pays for the wetlands inspector if the district doesn’t, or is he just not paid?

An executive session on contractual matters and personnel.

And the beat goes on, and the beat goes on…


Adopt cats. Buy bagels.  Save sea turtles.




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