Saturday, September 20, 2014

Special BOE Meeting Tuesday, 7:30PM


AGENDA ITEMS of NOTE

Veteran's Exemption Presentation
(Will shift tax burden to all other households)

BOCES2 Capital Improvement Presentation
(Vote Date 12/16/14 - Cost will add to taxes!)

Amended Employment Agreement - Deputy Supt.
(Another raise for fogging the mirror?)

District Safety Plan
(Of course, no info for what we want to hear about most!)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"You're A Hypocrite" ...


"No, You're A Hypocrite!"

Susan Galloway & Bill Reilich Exchange Words At Town Board Meeting





For full disclosure, the author of this article, Susan Galloway, was one of the litigants against the Town of Greece in the SCOTUS case, Town of Greece vs Galloway and Stephens.

On Sept. 16, 2014, at the Greece Town Board meeting citizens spoke out about the new written prayer policy. Some of the criticisms of the policy were lack of transparency, the infuence outside organization on authoring legislation and policies, the lack of notification that the policy was being voted on at the town board meeting and lack of community involvement in creating the prayer policy.

After the citizen, Susan Galloway, addresses the Town Board during the public forum part of the meeting, the Greece Supervisor, Bill Relich, makes the comments, " The hypocrisy, we won the lawsuit. We are allowing Atheists to come and pray because they want us to be tolerant, but their not tolerant of Christians, their not tolerant of others, the hypocrisy".

Here is some back ground on the issues addressed in this video. On August 18, 2014, at the Greece Town Board meeting, the board passed a written prayer policy, which had no citizen input and was almost word for word from an outside organization, Alliance Defending Freedom. This organization is a fundamental Christian Organization that's website states, "We must continue the fight for religious liberty, so that the life-changing message of Jesus Christ can be proclaimed and transform our culture. Each win for the Body of Christ is a loss for the opposition. It’s that black and white." The written prayer policy adopted by the town of Greece, NY is almost word for word the ADF's model prayer policy minus a couple of lines. ADF represented the Town of Greece in the SCOTUS case Town of Greece vs Galloway and Stephens. They have also filed lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs national and internationally against equal marriage for gays and lesbians, and women's reproductive freedom including abortion and birth control, and separation of church and state, Also, for school prayer, public education funds going to private schools and religious schools, and the ability to discriminate against LGBTQ people. This is only a sampling of lawsuits they have filed.

In the SCOTUS lawsuit, Town of Greece vs Galloway and Stephens, the litigants argued that the town of Greece violated the establishment clause of the constitution and aligned itself with Christianity with regard to their opening town board meetings with overwhelmingly Christian sectarian prayers for over 10 years. During those 10 years, only 3 token non-Christians ever gave the prayers , which coincidentally occurred at the time the lawsuit against the town was being filed. This new prayer policy will effectively make two of the three token prayer givers ineligible, despite the town holding up these tokens as examples of how open and inclusive they are during the lawsuit. The town of Greece did win the lawsuit in a 5 to 4 decision. Which Supervisor Relich states during his comments after Susan Galloway spoke.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Greece Man Steals Deliveries


WHEC-TV reports: "A 34-year-old Greece man is facing charges in connection with the theft of a package from a home in Irondequoit that was caught on camera.

We’re told Michael Schneider was arrested in Greece on Friday. Police say he’s charged with three counts of petit larceny in connection with three separate incidents – two on Simpson Road in Irondequoit and another on Franklin Road.

Police advise people who are planning to receive deliveries to ask that they be placed out of sight."
  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Beware Using Schools After Hours


Your Safety & Security Are At Risk

I've received some private messages about an incident that happened on the Athena campus last weekend. 

I'm told that:
  • A Greece resident rode his bike to Athena's track where he wanted to go for a run.
  • Afterwards, he returned to where his bike was parked. 
  • He surprised two African-American males who were in the process of stealing the bicycle.
  • They pulled a gun on him and took the bike.
  • The Greece Central School District wants this "problem" kept quiet, because Athena has had enough "bad press" in recent times.


I guess keeping the flood of Registered Sex Offenders out of the buildings is Administration's idea of providing school security.
   

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Town Sues Insurer Over Pignato Case


Letter from Lloyd's of London in May says Pignato was "off-duty" at time of alleged sexual assaults and that "policy exclusions" apply to other bodily injury claims.

Town of Greece says insurer violated NY State insurance laws by waiting too long to disclaim coverage.

SOURCE 

SCATS ~~ Auberger, Rahn, Pignato, Joseph & others ... they just keep on "giving" and "giving" and "giving" to Greece taxpayers. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Why Did Town Replace Roof?


According to the document linked here, the Town of Greece sought bids to replace the roof on the Dewey library branch in Oct. of 2013.

WHY WOULD WE DO THIS IF WE DIDN'T OWN THE BUILDING??

WAS A NEW ROOF ACTUALLY INSTALLED??

WHY WOULD WE DO THIS IF OUR LEASE WAS ALMOST UP??

WHY WOULD WE DO THIS IF WE DIDN'T INTEND TO STAY??


Animal Hoarder Still Trying



Applicant: Patricia Kendrick
Location: 224 Mount Ridge Circle
Mon. Co. Tax No.: 075.14-3-2
Zoning District: R1-E (Single-Family Residential)
Request: An area variance to allow seven (7) dogs to be kept at a residence, where not more than three (3) dogs shall be permitted per dwelling unit. Sec. 211-30 A


BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS 
Meeting, 6:30PM 
September 16, 2014