Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NO TERM LIMITS FOR GREECE SUPERVISOR

 
The folks on MoronsRanting are having a fit that Auberger's new website reveals the truth.

From the Town of Greece website:

Form of Town Government
The Town is a suburban Town of the first-class and was organized on March 22, 1822. Greece Central School District, Spencerport Central School District and Hilton School District serve the Town and rely upon their own taxing powers granted by the State to raise revenues.

The Supervisor of the Town is the presiding member of the Town Board, is elected for a term of four years and is eligible to succeed himself. In addition to the Supervisor, there are four members of the Town Board who are elected for two year terms with term limits of 5 consecutive 2 year terms. The Supervisor is elected at large and each council member is elected from one of four districts.

The Town appoints its Town Clerk, Commissioner of Public Works and Town Attorney. The Tax Receiver is an elected official who serves a four year term.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, there is a term limit for the supervisor. However, when the term limit was adapted, it excluded present elected officials from being bound by them. This means that after the present elected officals are out of office (whenever that may be), the new officials will be bound by the term limits.

SCATS said...

To 1:23PM ~~ Can you document that? I would love to see it in print. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I don't have minutes from when this was enacted, but the "rule" is mentioned in the Greece budget. While it doesn't point out the exclusion clause for the current official, that is public knowledge and acknowledged as true by the Democrats, Republicans and media.

http://greeceny.gov/files/finance/02-General%20Info.pdf

"The Supervisor of the Town is the presiding member of the Town Board and is elected at large from the town. The Supervisor
is elected to a term of four years and may serve no longer than three consecutive terms in office. The Town is divided into four
wards from which one council member serves on the Town Board representing his or her ward. Each member is elected to a
two year term and may serve no more than five consecutive terms in office. The Town’s Tax Receiver is also an elected official
serving four year terms."

SCATS said...

To 1:30PM ~~ Thank you for the response. Isn't it interesting that the COMPLETE EXPLANATION is missing from the Town's new website? I wonder what other half-truths are posted on there.

Anonymous said...

They left out that the Town of Greece is a dictatorship

Anonymous said...

good spin SCATS.

SCATS said...

To 2:11PM ~~ I printed what the Town of Greece has posted. Now I'm hearing it's only partially correct. Sorry if calling it like it is offends you.

Anonymous said...

Morons Ranting is keeping a compilation of all the "lies" appearing here on SCATS.

I think we've got him beat, because I've been keeping a compilation of all the lies and misleading statements made there for a pending lawsuit.

If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black!

Anonymous said...

2:51, that statement is offensive to me. as a african american woman, i find that expression to be demeaning to me and the people of my race. it has racist overtones and has no place in civilized discussion. i expected better out of this site then to use sayings that are utterly out of place in today's society and demean people. to call a kettle black, because strong black women much like myself were forced to work in kitchens for our white masters should be no basis for terminology

SCATS said...

To 5:14PM ~~ You can believe what you like, but so can I. I do NOT think there is any inkling of "racism" associated with an idiomatic expression when there is no basis for your contention that it is rooted to slavery. According to Wikipedia:

"The actual idiom is "The Pot Bottom Calling The Kettle Bottom Black". A subtler alternative interpretation, included by some,[1][2] but not all,[3] sources is that the pot is sooty (being placed on a fire), while the kettle is clean and shiny (being placed on coals only), and hence when the pot accuses the kettle of being black, it is the pot’s own sooty reflection that it sees: the pot accuses the kettle of a fault that only the pot has, rather than one that they share."

I'm not going to engage in any argument about this topic either.

Anonymous said...

How long has Auberger been in office? How many terms? At least 3 to my recollection. Does that mean he cannot serve again? Where in that self serving rule does it say that the present supervisor can or can't serve a 4th consecutive term? To 1:30 thanks for the lead but doesn't the use of the term "exclusion clause" and "public knowledge" sounds like we have the need for a freedom of information law that has to read smoke signals and record conversations of the select few as they convene at private clubs and such?
So since it says consecutive does that mean they can have a breather and take off a term and then serve again for 5 or 3 terms?
Term limits happen when we vote them out of office. Let's do it.

SCATS said...

Everyone please note that even the MoronsRanting group can't keep their own lies straight. They posted this: "The Town Supervisor and all four Town Board members have term limits - Five terms total for the board and Three terms total for the Supervisor."

If that were the case, Auberger would be heading for retirement NOW ;) He's completing his third term!

Anonymous said...

scats
acc to 1:30 Auberger (exclusion clause for current official) is exempt from this term limit. Although that is written nowhere. Nonsense. Is Greece through the looking glass? Who is the Mad Hatter? who is the Queen of Hearts?
He should not be running. Or if elected he cannot serve.

SCATS said...

To 12:31AM ~~ Napoleon Auberger can succeed himself. Ask him. He'll tell you ;)