It is hard to teach children not to be bullies, when the supposed role models around are bullies. There are a lot of really nice people in this town, so it’s hard to watch a government of the bullies, by the bullies, for the bullies. From start to finish, the March Town Board meeting was about bullies.
“Do you believe in the rule of law?” Smirk. Does anyone on the Putnam Valley Town Board? When they go into the back room, and make their decisions in private, haven’t they broken the law? Wouldn’t public authorization of litigation be a good place to start? When they say that no further business will be conducted, that is supposed to mean that no further business will be conducted. When was the last time anyone saw authorization for litigation. Patty mentioned an authorization seconded by Wendy, but when that happened, three of the current board members were not even on the board. Doesn’t sound like the rule of law to me.
And then there is slander. If there are two people who are not in the room to defend themselves, and a Planning Board member spreads misinformation and gossip about them, it is really not very nice – certainly not respectful of the rule of law.
Putnam Valley mythology, lies, distortions, stupidity, and meanness surround the pink palace, and it is well past time that it stopped. Two old people have been kicked out of their house by a government that has no respect for the rule of law. Despite Tom’s extraordinarily ridiculous comments, they cannot simply apply to do what needs to be done. The town has actively prevented progress, and is doing so now. And they would do it to you if they took a dislike to you. They are a government run amuck.
Patty has read all the papers. She knows this issue better than anyone sitting on the Town Board, or the members of the public who continue to malign the homeowners. Two of the Town Board members have expressed interest in settling this, and letting them do the work. It only takes one decent man to move it forward.
This has been going on since the 90’s. How nauseating.
And while we are talking about the rule of law, should we talk about the ground and surface water law, oil trucks in residential neighborhoods, petition fraud, illegal signs, misuse of district property……
We’ll have to give that some thought.
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