Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OPEN LETTER TO GREECE BOARD OF ED



Ref:
A) A public vote is scheduled March 24, 2015 seeking approval for a $35 million Capital Improvements Project, and an $8.5 million District Athletic Stadium.

I am writing to ask for answers to two questions Re: a scheduled March vote (Ref A):

Q#1: Does the Board of Education have a documented position/policy stating reasons why a special vote is necessary/preferable for the CIP and Stadium projects in March vis-à-vis voting in May at the regularly scheduled school district vote?  If there is, how can I obtain a copy?

Q#2: If the Board does not have such a documented position, for what reason(s) did the Board chose to schedule or otherwise approve a special vote in March?

I look forward to your reply... and thank you for your attention.

George R. Hubbard
Resident of GCSD

SCATS ~~ Expect to hear the crickets chirp!
   

Monday, January 26, 2015

Playground To Cost More Than New Home


Included among the planned Greece Central School District Capital Improvements are new and/or upgrades to playgrounds at half-a-dozen district schools. 

The list below shows they will expend more than half of the $415,000 allotted at Pinebrook alone! That $225,000 is enough to build a new home!

Pinebrook ~ $225,000* (to install new equip.)

West Ridge ~ $75,000 (to install new equip.)

Paddy Hill ~ $40,000 (to install new equip.)

Long Ridge ~ $25,000 (partial equip. replacement)

Lakeshore ~ $25,000 (partial equip. replacement)

Craig Hill ~ $25,000 (to install)

TOTAL ~ $415,000 @ six elementary schools! The others didn't make the cut.

* Enough to build a new home!
  

BOE Meetings, Tonight & Tomorrow


Tonight, 6PM ~~ It is anticipated that the Board of Education will go into an Executive Session to discuss collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law.

Tuesday, 5:30PM ~~ It is anticipated that the Board will go into Executive Session to discuss the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property; the employment history of particular person(s); and to discuss matters made exempt under federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Tuesday, 6:30PM ~~ Regular monthly meeting. Check BoardDocs for details. Much discussion about upcoming Special Vote for Stadium, Capital Improvement projects.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Now We Know Why Baxter Is Gone!


Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich to Greece Police Chief Pat Phelan:

"I want more Mayberry and less CSI."

(source)

SCATS ~~ I believe this statement shows us that homicides with international ties and cold case investigations (like the Holiday Inn Arson Case) are unwanted "news." It's back to the "Safe City" image Auberger deluded the sheeple into believing, despite the reality!
  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Proposed Stadium Raises $$ & Other Questions



To: SCATS

1. Suggested topic for new thread – scanned article attached.

2. Note cost of construction $8.5M… 78% paid NYS… implied 22% local= $1.87M local share.

3. But it also says, "Annual impact…about $0.12 per $1,000 assessed value.

4. So, $0.12 per $1,000 x $4.4B GCSD total assessed value= $525,000 taxes collected each year.

5. But for how many years??  If collected over 15yrs… 15 x $525= $7.9M collected locally to pay $1.9M share!

6. What figure does BOE believe voters should use Mar 24th?

Coming Soon To Arcadia Neighbors

SCATS ~~ There are a million questions people should be asking about this project including financial issues, team use/schedule, transportation arrangements, parking, impact on residents, maintenance costs ... But Greece Schools decided to SHUT-OUT THE COMMUNITY WITH A SURPRISE MEETING HELD JANUARY 5th!
   

Monday, January 19, 2015

Phelan Predicts Prosecutable Holiday Inn Case


From the NY Times:

“We feel we are close to finishing a prosecutable case that we would like to bring to the D.A.’s office with the hope they would bring it to a grand jury. This is the most horrific crime we have ever experienced. It is the murder of 10 people, in one night, in one location. It is like a cloud that hangs over the town. It is there and unsolved, and everybody feels that.” ~~ Police Chief Patrick Phelan
     

Friday, January 16, 2015

DA Doorley Flip-Flops Party


http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/voteup/2011/10/11/rba-group-endorses-brooks-doorley/


"Doorley said her husband is a republican and the move is best for her family. " (Source)




"Doorley is the first Republican District Attorney in Monroe County in 40 years." - (Source)

When asked if she approached the Republicans, or if they approached her, she giggled as she stated, " I really don't think that's important!"

SCATS ~~ So then, she did it for her family & doesn't think it's important to tell us who approached who ... I just lost ALL respect I ever had for her.