Tuesday, May 15, 2012

BUDGET APPROVED

  
By a vote of 2,776 in favor to 1512 against, Greece Central School District voters approved a $199,074,055 spending plan for the 2012-13 school year. The budget increases spending by 0.75% and carries a projected tax rate of $23.38 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Approved by a vote of 2,616 in favor and 1,511 against was a bus purchase proposition that authorizes the district to replace fifteen 66-passenger buses and four 30-passenger buses at a cost not to exceed $1,865,000. Of that amount, $370,000 would come from the district’s previously established bus purchase reserve fund.
  
Voters elected incumbent Julia VanOrman (2,728 votes), and newcomers Adam Crandall (2,225 votes) and Joe Grinnan (2,008 votes) to fill seats left by outgoing Board member Roger Boily and AnnMarie Stenglein, who opted not to run. All three will serve three-year terms beginning July 1. Candidates not elected were Terry Melore (1,935 votes) and Nicholas Giordano (1,821 votes).
 

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

How pathetic is it that less than 4000 people came out to vote. It is no wonder that many students don't have the support that is needed to be successful.

Anonymous said...

Ummm....2616 + 1511 = 4127. Less than 4000? Just kidding...that's average but sad considering there's over 58000 who COULD vote...

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say that many of us feel like it doesn't matter anyway. The last time we didn't vote a budget through, they backdoored it by having another budget vote in the late fall when all of the snow birds were well on their way to flying south to push their agenda forward anyway.

Anonymous said...

yesterday,the swami predicted a voter turn out in th3700 range. I was off by 500 votes and some change. What I neglected to factor in that some voters came to cast a bullet vote for a winning candidate. If I were BABS I would not take this as a vote of confidence in her overall performance when only 4300 out of 58,000 voters turn out.
Conlusion, who the hell gives a damn in this rapidly regressing town which yesterday did nothing to damage their county wide reputations as idiots dwelling in a complacent backward thinking community.
Just give me my WEGMANS and I'm happy..............
Horace Greely once said" Go west young man"The Swam says if you want more bang for you buck and a good education for your children," GO EAST YOUNG MAN"!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"considering there's over 58000 who COULD vote"

FYI, I've seen this number as the total voters for the entire town of Greece. If that's true, then your way off that it's the same number for voting in GCSD.

The Town of Greece also includes the Spencerport and Hilton school districts. People who live in those district cannot vote for the Greece school budget or Greece school board.

Still a poor turnout though.

Anonymous said...

1:20 your incorrect. 58,000 IS the number of eligible voters in the Greece Central School district excluding Hilton,etc.

SCATS said...

To 1:20 & 1:44PM ~~ It would be helpful if you both could tell us the source for your numbers.

Anonymous said...

I used to be a fan of programs like "Get Out The Vote"....then I realized that the clueless wonders that could not take the time to vote are not people I want to vote. I agree an informed and involved community is the ideal situation - but I'd rather have a low turn out than a clueless one.

Anonymous said...

Now that the rape of the taxpayer is complete on the School Budget, and 3 clowns have your charge card, what's next?

Wait for it,
Remain calm,
Seatbelt fastened.

What punk politician is sucking up to the BIG pol for his blessing to run for Town Supervisor in Greece?

It's already 3 months into SUCK period folks.

He's already spouting Bring Honesty & Integrity back to Greece.

Meanwhile his hand is already in your pocket and he's stealing your money.

He's working on convincing the BIG pol he helped protect Mr Big's kid when the kid screwed up on the Greece payroll.

Anonymous said...

To 5/16/12 9:42 am- PLEASE follow your own advice and "GO EAST MAN"

Anonymous said...

Inquring minds want to know who is 6:10 thinking of?

Anonymous said...

6:10 we. Are off topic here but you comments caught my
eye because my insider information indicates the Auberger's successor has already been decided depending on the up coming Brooks election. If things go as expected,our next supervisor will be a high ranking county employee with closeties to both Brooks and Bill Reilich.I believe you are referring to Reilich as Mr Big and I know his son works for the town and was involved in an incident a few years ago involving town and tax payer property that got conveniently made to go away thru private negotiations with the citizen involved.
20,000 bucks comes to mind as the cost to taxpayers to make her go away happy.Am I close?

SCATS said...

To 5/17/2012 5:12 AM ~~ When people tell others who are unhappy to just move out, it changes nothing for the better. Do YOU really believe Greece is performing as it should be? If not then YOU owe the other poster a HUGE apology, because YOU are part of the problem that put us in the crapper to begin with ;)

Anonymous said...

7:23 is getting warmer. Mr. Big's son works for the county now -- Punk polician not only helped cover up the accident in greece but helped get Mr. Big, Jr.land the job at the county.

Everybody wins but the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

11:39 I still have not come up with name of your punk pol. However, our comments on this subject is going to upset some INFLUENCIAL Individules. Needless to say WATCHYOUR BACK!,,!!

Anonymous said...

Who are you people talking about? You've mentioned some (but not all names). That makes people think you are simply making this stuff up and refuse to use the names you supposedly have because you are afraid of committing slander. You won't get in trouble immediately per se, but SCATS can be forced to give up your IP addresses so authorities can track down who you are if there's a lawsuit.

SCATS uses eBlogger which is a Google product. There's precedent of Google being made to give up eBlogger account identities when a lawsuit is brought.

Either state your facts (you're still anonymous) or stop what you're doing because it'll just cause problems for this blog and nobody wants that.

Since you've already made accusations against some well known, high level people, you're already jeopardizing SCATS' site.

SCATS said...

To 1:13PM ~~ At least part of what you are saying is absolutely false. That causes me to question the rest of your "advice."

Anonymous said...

What is "absolutely false?" I love it when people claim absolutes but don't even bother to identify them. I'll agree with you when proven wrong. Bottom line, allow slander on your site at your own risk then SCATS and burn up a couple of those nine lives if you want. It'd be such a waste though. I kinda dig it here. ;)

SCATS said...

To 4:03PM ~~ For starters: "SCATS can be forced to give up your IP addresses."

If the person who posted that had a clue, they might have come across as actually trying to be helpful, instead of offering a veiled form of intimidation.

Anonymous said...

I think you are correct SCATS. The actual point to be made is if someone here commits slander and the plaintiff's attorney is looking to name the opposing party, Google would be charged with giving the account information naming SCATS. The plaintiff nor SCATS can actually find out who these anonymous people are but SCATS (and whomever this anonymous blogger is) would probably get sued for promoting the slander by posting it. It would only result in the site or partial content would have to be pulled. I don't know if there's monetary penalties in this type of suit.

And to those here spinning what some people are pointing out as if they are making veiled threats, legitimate legal action is not a threat. It's an unfortunate way of life in our society today. You get sued whether you're a democrat or republican. Money is green and that is part of what drives the intent to sue, especially for the lawyers.

Go ahead and give names to the people you are accusing of corruption, or whatever you are accusing them of. Just don't be surprised or get upset if there's litigation. Burying your head in the sand and claiming political threats won't stop an industrious lawyer from picking up the case.

Anonymous said...

Someone is very touchy and likely very scared. There is nothing even remotely slanderous on the blog thread and no slander from SCATS that I see. There is a lot of speculation that's about it. There is no legal requirment I know of that speculation has to be grounded. Take it with a grain of salt unless you are running scared

SCATS said...

To 9:23PM ~~ I know I'm correct. I do NOT have access to anyone's IP address.

The thing that strikes me as most amusing about all of this political posturing is that in 6 years of Blogging, ONLY ONE PERSON HAS EVER ASKED ME TO REMOVE SPECIFIC INFO RELATED TO HIMSELF, WHICH I COMPLIED WITH IMMEDIATELY. THAT REQUEST CAME FROM THE ACTUAL PERSON via a real email address that could be verified as his own.

It's very telling to me that some folks prefer to intimidate instead of make a reasonable, identifiable request.

Anonymous said...

"There is nothing even remotely slanderous on the blog thread"

Are you an attorney? If so, is this your official, legal opinion?

I've noticed no one here is actually naming people they are accusing of corruption nor naming the supposed specific corrupt act.

No normal person can take you people seriously I guess.

SCATS said...

To 8:17AM ~~ You yourself admit no names have been used, thus there is nothing slanderous ;)

Lots of people take this BLOG very seriously, thus the intimidation tactics, veiled threats, etc.