Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Like Good Little Puppets ...

The Boily Bunch Pushes To Delay Decision on Senior Tax Exemptions!
BOE will discuss & decide the issue at the January 26th Special Meeting.

SCATS ~~ Quite suddenly, it's become distasteful (based upon appearances) to decide an issue on the same night that a public hearing on the issue was held. Translated, that means some BOE members want it to appear (keyword!) like they will ruminate over the comments heard at tonight's hearing before they decide how to progress and/or vote. Please note that this in no way means that ANY precedent is being set ;)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of wusses we have on our school board. They are so afraid of criticism they are wishy-washy and indecisive. That's not news. That's their norm. I predict they did this because they have no intentions of extending those benefits in this economy. They didn't want to get whacked on the knees by someone's (Selke's?)cane on their way down in the elevator tonight. Much less stressful to leave it until January 26 when no seniors will be in the audience. Tonight's delayed action should be remembered by all in future and used as an example for why they shouldn't move too quickly or decisively on difficult agenda topics. No wonder we're pulling up the rearend of the educational donkey in Monroe County.

Anonymous said...

If I heard it right the board approved the agenda early in the meeting, then when it got to this item said they can't make a decission on the same night as the hearing. It was scheduled this way was it not?
Was the board trying to keep those in attendance for this item around to show how "concerned" and "thoughtfull" they are and how hard they work?

Anonymous said...

If SPENDING was under control there would be no need for some to want special treatment.

Anonymous said...

Forget the seniors, what about all the businesses in Greece, that don't get tax breaks much like, except the new business at an old kodak building.

Anonymous said...

The Board of Crooks is banking on the public's short memory and the reality that most people have no damn idea what they pay taxes for.
It's 9 months till school tax bills come out, and the masses will have forgotten whatever is done on this issue by then.

The majority of taxpayers have no idea what was included in the county tax bill they just got.

Medicaid $2.43/ 1000 assessment
Public safety $3.03/1000
State Mandates $1.03/ 1000
General County services $2.71/1000
Greece Town tax $6.41/1000
North Greece FIRE $2.96/ 1000
Town wide drainage $28.81
Town wide lighting $.328 / 1000

Greece Town taxes when looked at in terms of services provided for the dollars are fairly reasonable.

SCATS said...

To 3:04PM ~~ I would agree with you except that I have what is an apparently unrealistic expectation that the Town of Greece will provide SERVICES, thus the reason why I am paying taxes to begin with! During the past month, it's almost as if they've forgotten how to plow side streets & sidewalks in this neighborhood! They weren't doing a bang up job last winter, but there's an even lower level of service this winter. I can't wait to see what other reductions have been made in this year's budget. They don't tell us upfront. You have to wait until you need something done then SURPRISE!! You find out the service got axed.

Anonymous said...

You old farts don't deserve anymore tax breaks! You get way more than enough that's entitled to you. Get over yourselves or get yourself euthanized.

SCATS said...

To 5:02PM ~~ Now, now. I resemble those remarks!

Don't be so jealous. Someone might accuse you of age discrimination.