Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Truth About GCSD's Problems


Sean McCabe, BOE Prez.  ~~ "When you're looking at a $100 million plus project, there's so much going on and in so many areas it's difficult to have the level of oversight that's needed."

SCATS ~~ Gee, imagine that he and 8 other BOE members oversee an annual budget that exceeds $200 million!! Now we know why Greece Central is in such sorry shape!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sound Familiar?

 
 


 

Ex-GPD Cop Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case


John Casey III, TWC News

The D&C reports:


John Casey III  waived arraignment and entered a guilty plea to a single felony count of possession of child pornography in federal court Friday. 

Sentencing guidelines call for Casey, 46, to be imprisoned 57-71 months, though the judge could alter that sentence.
 
Casey, who left the Greece Police Department last May was hired in 2011.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Play Cybercop With New Online Tool


New $20,000 system from Coplogic allows Greece residents to report crimes online

"It's just the trend."  ~~Deputy Chief, Richard Downs, Greece Police Dept.

FILE YOUR REPORT   HERE
   

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Greece School Bus Parody


Make sure you visit WCMF's page 
to view their Greece School District Bus Parody!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Natives Have Spoken ...



NO LIGHTED, TOXIC STADIUM
(2305 - Yes; 3079 - No) 

Land Purchase 
&(3165 - Yes; 2210 - No)
 Bldg Repairs 
(3249 - Yes; 2241 - No)
Approved

TURNOUT UP!

GET YOUR EXIT POLL!


TELL THEM YOU READ SCATS !
CHECK THE THIRD BOX ON QUESTION #7

VOTE TODAY 6am-9pm



VOTE EARLY ... VOTE OFTEN ...

Proposition 1 - NO!

Proposition 2 - Hell NO!

Proposition 3 - Ain't NO WAY in hell!

Monday, March 23, 2015

If They Build It ...


If Greece Central Builds A Stadium At Arcadia ...

  • WHO will schedule events?
  • WHO transports non-Arcadia teams to the stadium for practice & games?
  • WHERE will they park the cars?
  • HOW will they keep crowds under control?
  • WHO will direct traffic?
  • WHO will provide security?
  • WHO will clean the restrooms, dump the trash, etc. after each use?
  • WHO can neighbors complain to when the traffic, litter &  noise becomes unbearable?
  • HOW often will the turf be sanitized?
  • WHO pays if the turf wears out before the 15 yr financing period arrives?
  • WHAT IF they don't get their 15 yr. "warranty" ?
  • HOW will they prevent the use of social media to organize a mass meet-up (gang fight!) that overwhelms the facility & employees?
  • HOW MUCH WILL ALL OF THE ABOVE CO$T ANNUALLY?
ANSWER ~~ THEY DO NOT KNOW!
  

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The TRUTH About Propositions 1, 2 & 3


PROPOSITION #1 ~ Building Repairs/Renovations

This Proposition contains a multitude of "wants" (not "needs") ... from the District's Wish List, to be paid for by Santa Chump, The Taxpayer.

  1. Many of these "wants" are actually related to the grounds surrounding facilities, not the buildings themselves.
  2. Many of the projects are specifically related to sports programs ~ example: dugouts
  3. The "wants" list includes $415,000 for playgrounds
  4. A whopping $225,000 of that playground fund is targeted for Pinebrook! (Gold-plated!?)
  5. Storage buildings at 9 schools costing $60,000 each add another $540,000 to the "wants" list. Do we know if we will be closing ANY of these schools soon due to enrollment drops?? No, it hasn't been considered!
  6. At least 10 bldgs. are to get pricey parking lot, access road or bus loop repairs, expansions or new construction. 

PROPOSITION #2 ~ Athletic Stadium w/Toxic Turf & Lights

This Proposition is/was promoted using numbers that left much to the imagination, if not outright lies told to the 28 person pro-sports committee who parroted the misinformation all over town. 


This proposal is based upon 
POOR FINANCIAL DECISION-MAKING 
PRACTICES!
  1. District office told the committee that State Aid would reimburse 78% of the cost. This has been PROVEN TO BE A LIE!
  2. The actual State Aid reimbursement will be a mere 23%!
  3. The project's BASE COST is $8.5 million
  4. Factually, GCSD could finance building the stadium using funds they already have on hand!
  5. Under this Proposition, the TOTAL COST balloons to $12.5 million!
  6. Of that $12.5 million TOTAL COST, $4 million is INTEREST !!
  7. That $4 million interest expense AND the paltry 23% State Aid reimbursement rate were both kept hidden by GCSD!


Would you buy a $25,000 car and pay $12,000 in interest on the loan when you already have the money in your savings account?? 

No?? Then why in hell would you approve this Proposition to build a stadium with a toxic turf field and unknown maintenance costs?? 

You know you wouldn't!!

Proposition # 3 ~ Land acquisition at 1862 Latta Road

This proposal is to expend $207,450 from fund balance money to purchase real estate Greece Central has drooled over for decades. The problem is, they want to build a bus wash facility on it and do not know if/when the taxpayers might ever OK such a costly proposal. In reality, we should be reducing the number of buses we own/maintain as enrollments shrink, making this less necessary in the future.

We believe they intend to use this property to PARK STADIUM ATTENDEES, since Arcadia's parking lots accommodate only +/- 500 cars.

When you vote on TUESDAY MARCH 24th, please remember:

Approval of Props 1, 2 & 3 
will add approx. $20+ to the average home's property taxes ANNUALLY* 
and 
PROVIDE NO BENEFIT IN THE CLASSROOM!

* before exemptions