Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Budget Passes

3301 YES
1445 NO

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Boily (3283), Stenglein (3158), VanOrman (3660) Win BOE Seats

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SCATS ~~ A mere 4746 showed up to vote. Is this a new record low? Maybe more importantly, with almost one-third casting a "no" vote when there is no tax increase, is the district hearing the message?

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow! Boily came in second!

Anonymous said...

SCATS, what happened? I know you and so many people here worked very hard to get Ginnan elected and get the budget to fail. Grinnan got creamed and the the budget passed 2.5 to 1. Not sure what to make of that.

Anonymous said...

For the low turnout the Budget passed by quite a bit.

SCATS said...

To 8:13AM ~~ Few people get so much wrong with so few words ;)

I'd say Grinnan did extremely well with 2162 votes for a virtual unknown. He had NO signs that I'm aware of, while the others wallpapered every street corner.

What you should make of the budget passing by such a NARROW MARGIN given that there was no controversy and no tax increase is that people are sick to death with this district's troubles and will come out to vote "NO" in relatively large numbers to say so. I know parents who do this, so you can't blame it all on the senior citizens either.

There's NOTHING in this election for District Office to gloat over, although I'm aware that the mentality is such that "just one vote more" is all they really care about.

SCATS said...

To 9:57AM ~~ I'd say that the preponderance of "YES" votes probably came from the elementary school parent crowd. It's very "convenient" for them to vote when they drop off their kids. The overall number who voted is very low while the weather was spectacular.

Anonymous said...

Scats: The best thing when running for any office is NOT to get your endorsement.

You haven't picked a winner yet!

SCATS said...

To 10:17AM ~~ "Picking a winner" is a phrase used by people who play the horse races or choose lottery numbers or engage in other games of chance.

Political endorsements are a means of showing support for a candidate for their position on issues.

Why do you confuse the two?

Anonymous said...

scats -- when are people going to start listening to you?

At the rate you're going with your endorsements, I'm afraid Auberger might actually win in November.

Wait -- how about endorsing him? That may be our best chance for change!

Anonymous said...

Auberger looks like he might catch the fever other Republicans have lately: "I'm resigning for reasons of personal and family business." I doubt he will stick with a sinking ship. Just not his style. Right Jack?

Anonymous said...

The BOE will not listen until the 1445 people show up at the board meetings. The rest of the community needs to give a s**t before anyone is going to listen. I saw Steve A. on the TV last night and thought I was going to be sick. He does nothing for this district. He needs to go. We all need to show up at the Re-Org meeting with signs STEVE MUST GO

Anonymous said...

10:17 proves once again the problem with this district. It's all about their candidate winning, not about the real issues, i.e, academics, graduation rates, violence in the schools, etc.

With the money the Boily bunch had, they could have run Adolph Hitler, Saddam Hussein and Castro and they all would have won.

I think the numbers prove the whole thing, out of 56,000 eligible voters 4,700 came out, does that not tell you the whole thing really stinks. Nobody cares and the Boily bunch know that and fully take advantage of that fact. Now they have three more years to futher sink this district into the cellar.

Mr. Greece Central said...

I would say that the days of SCATS are over. There was a time people took this site seriously, but no one cares anymore. Things in Greece have quieted down quite a bit, and people have moved on with life. At the district, the true business of our kids has gone back to center stage. Second year in a row with no increase - i'd call that just plain excellent! Teachers may loose their jobs for us to get this flat tax rate, but the district did it. As for Steve A. he has done an outstanding job in my opinion dealing with the BS from people like all of you. The few dozen SCATS bloggers take note - no one cares what you say anymore. Perhaps a move to VA might be in your best interest. Tell Stevie W. we send our love.

Anonymous said...

After a second look at the numbers I realize that although only 4746 people voted at all, quite a few didn't bother voting for any candidate. Looks like people weren't exactly excited about the choices. I was pleased but a bit surprised by Boily's second place show.

SCATS said...

To Mr. Greece Central ~~ For the sake of your family, I sincerely hope that prognosticating isn't your day job :)

Let me assure you that SCATS' days aren't even close to being over. In fact, I've gotten more email inquiries lately than ever before.

Do you really believe that you speak for all of Greece now? I think not ;)

If "no one cares any more" then why do YOU and your other personalities keep visiting? Oh I know why! To try to make it appear that a handful don't care :)

By the way, the lack of a tax increase for 2 years running without any significant budget reductions will catch up to GCSD very soon. When it does, we'll still be right here :)

Anonymous said...

If you remember the last time Boily ran he said he could use his contacts to get the District the Aid it deserved. He has done Nothing!!! People need to wake up!! the entire board is useless with the exception of Frank Oberg & David Ferington.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Greece Central
Can you tell me what Steve A has actually done?

Oh yeah get another Greece school on the need improvement list.

Anonymous said...

If you take the percentage of "NO' out of the total votes, its only 30%. According to the paper, half the schools in MC reported higher 'NO' percentages than Greece. I don't think there is a message to hear.

Anonymous said...

1:56 -You can't compare unless you look at other districts' proposed tax and budget increases. A 30% no vote with a tax decrease (yeah its miniscule I know) is a very significant number.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who voted yes and thinks this budget won't hit their wallet is delusional. The budget rose. The feds made up the difference with stimulus $$ this time. Next year we're all going to pay. There might be double digit tax rate hikes proposed for most areas.

Uninformed people like 12:37 are the reason scores are leaving NY. We're #1 in taxes but our youngsters graduate without the basics. How pathetic is that?

Anonymous said...

Scats,
Mr Greece Central says you have several dozen fans now. Remember when you were criticized for having just a handful? Looks like you've done great!

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Anonymous said...

Mr. Greece Central - Is that what you think this is all about? Keeping taxes down is important, but the real job of the board is to educate our kids for that money. They have failed miserably, we keep getting lower and lower in academics, but the money keeps edging up and we will certainly pay the price one way of the other sooner or later. Your head is in the sand!

You are completely off the track and you should probably read on this site more often so that you will know what the real Mr. and Mrs. Greece Central are all about.

Anonymous said...

SCATS blog provides an important service to the community.

I think many important issues are raised that we don't hear anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

MORE SCATS FEWER BRATS

SMARTER CATS NO MORE EMPTY HATS

SCATS said...

BLOG Administration delete the one line comment posted at 4:26PM due to name-calling.

SCATS said...

To 5:18PM ~~ Thanks for the chuckle :)

To 4:02, 4:30 & 5:02PM ~~ Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Does it really matter what place Boily came in as long as his three votes got in he's happy.

Anonymous said...

9:36 I think its interesting since of the four he should have the greatest name recognition. Maybe that explains his second place show, hmmm