Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The DREAM HOME That Babs Built ...

  
Anonymous said...

Don't be jealous maybe she will build the next mansion in Greece but for now your taxes are paying her taxes in Lyndonville.
http://www.timberhomeliving.com/lakeside-timber-home-in-new-york/   5/09/2012 7:34 PM

Timber Home Living, June 2012
Barbara Deane-Williams'
"Magnificent Lakeside Home"


vs. The HOUSE She Promised To Purchase ...

"She and her husband Robert live in a lakeshore home they built largely with reclaimed building materials from New York and New England and decorated with antiques. Her contract in Greece - which provides for a $198,000 annual salary - stipulates that she must purchase a home there, and the couple is actively looking." D&C July 10, 2011


SCATS ~~ After nearly a year of "actively looking" for a house in Greece (one that she still hasn't found), we're to believe Babs ever INTENDED on living in Greece when she already built her DREAM HOME in Lyndonville? Methinks the Sheeple of Greece have been sold a bill of goods again!
    

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

This says the house is appraised at over $400,000.

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10601-Lakeshore-Rd-Lyndonville-NY-14098/89488582_zpid/

SCATS said...

To 11:33PM ~~ How nice that someone has finally topped the standard for true opulence set by Steve Walts!

Anonymous said...

Her obsession with getting the pine knots just in the right place for her to see as she arises out of bed in the morning would pale in comparison to the financial woes of the majority of parents and homeowners in Greece where she is raising our taxes. She is not in touch with the reality of the situation in our town with Kodak in bankruptcy and retirees as well as laid off workers trying to make ends meet. They don't care in most cases whether their knotty pine matches up.

It really hits you when you see she is in a house that is 4400 square ft that she shares with one other person. The average resident of Greece that lives in a house has about 1200 sq ft shared by 4. It wouldn't be so bad if she wasn't boasting about it in this magazine. How very insensitive.
And Greece just isn't good enough for her to buy a house in as she promised when she signed her contract last year. The article doesn't mention that house hunt. Only the home in Florida that she is planning decorating for the future. One of our houses would fit in her house quite well. She had no intention of moving here. And the school board has no intention of forcing the issue. We are fools.

Anonymous said...

Opulent??????

Anything she could buy in the Town of Greece would be a shanty by comparison!!!!

Lets give this woman a raise!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

12:10 am Do only the poor and unhappy visit this site? Dear god you make it sound like everyone in this town is at the point of going on welfare. I believe the vast majority of people in Greece make a good living and are not living in some cramped house as you portray. Not only my neighborhood but many other neighborhoods in Greece have houses with values over $2500,000. Do not complain about other people because you made poor career choices or finanical choices. Jealousy is so sad.

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, "Her" house is at 101 Chadwell Rd in Irondquiot and it is on the market so she can purchase "Her" house in Greece. The Lyodonville home is her & her husbands family home for them and their five children. She has lived in the Chadwell Rd home for most her adult life. The jealousy of the 12:10 am poster trumps any perceived insensitivity.

Anonymous said...

nice house why would she ever want to move to Greece

SCATS said...

To 10:32AM ~~ Give me a break!! She's got a mansion on the lakeshore & is preparing to build another in Florida. Her hubby owns a couple of airfields. This is lifestyles of the rich & famous stuff when you get your home featured in a monthly magazine. Not your average Greece homeowner with his $120,000 house ;)

To 10:49AM ~~ What dream world do you live in? There's no way she has five "kids" living at the mansion on the lake. It only has three bedrooms plus I believe they're basically all grown LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm dumbstruck, speechless.

Anonymous said...

Are you all unware that people that work hard and make good financial decisions live in nice houses? It's not like it a mansion. She's the CEO of a very large organization, I would expect nothing less. I say good for her, wish it was me.

Anonymous said...

So she owns at least 3 properties? Why did it take her so long to buy one in Greece?
Why did she agree to buy one in Greece? Since it doesn't bother her to drive this far every day, why did she agree to that in her contract? What advantage is there for the students to have her just own property in Greece? Would they have passed on hiring her if she said she was just going to stay in her house and commute? Isn't that her business? Did they put it in the contract to look like they all cared and they really don't? Since it is in the contract and her year deadline is almost over should we hold them to that agreement? Promises mean nothing here. She could have bought an entire house in Greece for the price of the special authentic furnishings in her lakeside property. Does she maybe have some financial issues which prevent her from readily buying a house within the year deadline? Where did they get the finances for the lifestyle they enjoy which includes at least 3 home properties, and 2 airfields and aircraft. She doesn't make as much as our 2 previous superintendents. Something doesn't add up. Opulent lifestyle with a very expensive hobby but not able to buy even a modest home in Greece.

Anonymous said...

3:29 - Are you aware that a now retired CSW and a public school administrator will never have the means from their jobs alone to amass what these two have? She hasn't beenmarried to this man all that long.

Anonymous said...

Take a look at her Irondequoit house. Nice digs!! Too bad she'll probably have to lower the asking price.

http://www.nothnagle.com/Properties/Details.aspx?MLS=19&M=R179592

Anonymous said...

You people are unbelievable.Since when does one's personal wealth have anything to do with her ability to lead this district. What I take away from this topic.She did" t take the job for the money. Quight the contrary. I think she saw the job as a challenge. Some of you are obviously envious judging by your comments.

With regards to where she resides, here again I fail to see the connection in her ability to lead. If her contract requires her to own property in Greece, she will comply.
It's my understanding from a reliable source that she in fact does not commute every day to Lyndonville but remains in Greece at one of our local hotels

By the way, who in their right mind would consider moving to Greece? A realtor friend of mine said that presently a mass exodus from Greece to towns on the east side of the county is taking place.

Anonymous said...

Why not abolish. The freakin school district. Might as well maybe that'.'s the only thing that might satisfy you idiots that with your kind of thinking. IHold on to that thought. If we did that SCATS would be out.of business and rest of you would not have a venue to discharge your venom and bring attention to your obvious un happy life style and make your self superior to others by tearing them down.

SCATS said...

To 10:40AM ~~ Frequently, there's a disconnect between people with this kind of wealth who must deal with those from more humble means. Face it, Babs is now exposed as the Mitt Romney of GCSD. Let's be frank here. She didn't roll up her shirt sleeves and earn it, either.

A lie was foisted upon the people of Greece by the BOE members who phonied up a contract that they made appear to have a meaningful requirement in it related to the supt. residing, paying taxes where she works. In the end, she doesn't have to live in the house, just buy one. She could even rent it out. Or buy, spruce it up and flip it within weeks! Anyway you look at it, the intent to have the Supt. be an actual stakeholder has been exposed as a sham.

How nice it must be to opt to stay in a hotel instead of making the long drive home to hubby waiting at the mansion on the lake.

SCATS said...

To 11:37AM ~~ Your idea is one I support 100%!! Let's start afresh, building from the basics once again. I bet the budget would suddenly become much more manageable, too ;)

By the way, but don't look now. There's been a HUGE DISCUSSION about Odyssey on craigslist this week. Other than to read it, I've had nothing to do with it, so I guess this BLOG isn't the only place where people feel free to speak how they feel.

Anonymous said...

So let me see if I understand this in my iggernut redneck way.

Babs has a house over in East Irondequoit with no furniture in it.
She's got that house cause she rolled up her skirt and hooked herself a rich husband out West on the lake where Babs screwed the schools into the ground. The husband bought Babs a new house out there.

Babs don't want to drive all the way to and from her job to her new house, so Babs sleeps in a motel. Must be a free car & gas ain't part of her deal with GCSD.

Sure does seem like since Babs owns the place just across the river she could buy a bed and a dresser and have everything she gets in the motel a whole lot cheaper.

I guess Babs ain't got much sense when it comes to money management.
Good thing she knows how to hook up with a rich husband.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame people have to knock others for making it in life, its called the American Dream and everyone has an opportunity to create their dreams. If you want to criticize her job that is one thing, but knocking her personal life is down right wrong. Jealousy is evil!

SCATS said...

To 3:14PM ~~ Jealousy? Hardly!! LOL

Re: "everyone has an opportunity to create their dreams" ...

Or marry into the family of someone who created theirs ;)

The point here is that BABS NEVER EVER INTENDED TO LIVE IN GREECE. Her contract is a sham in this regard. We've all been made fools by it & her, and that includes YOU.