Monday, March 09, 2015

'Vote No' Editorial Found on Craigslist ...

Vote NO on Greece Central School Proposals. (Greece, NY)

Attention Greece Residents:
___ If you care about controlling YOUR tax bill,
___ and maintaining fiscal responsibility,
___ vote NO the 24th of Mar at the polls, on all proposals. 

This school district is bloated with 'Administration' personnel,
drawing handsome salaries, cadillac health plans,
'sick' days, and vacations (all at taxpayer expense).
¿Why are these school districts trying to gut the 2% property tax cap?
- - - (2% or rate of inflation, whichever is least).
¿How? By lobbying (NY legislature & Gov Cuomo) to remove
the provision of 'fail twice in vote = no increase'. (A supermajority [60%]
voting approval is currently required. They seek a simple majority: [50%] ).
Take action: VOTE NO to all tax increases.
Don't let the 'pennies per $1000' STAR/Enhanced STAR numbers fool you.
These are never ending increases, that must end. They must end.
We cannot afford the ever increasing property taxes, received through 'voting'
and the inequitable process of 'assessing' our homes' value.
(These are their tools).

"Not only are our real estate taxes in Western New York higher,
market value to taxation, than any other place in the country,
the whole system and process of collecting the taxes and determining
the taxes is totally inequitable and unfair to everybody."
(Tomas Golisano, article by: Thomas Adams, in the Rochester Business Journal, 16Jul2010).

NO to more taxes and spending.
We need your vote. Please turn out to vote. Please.
PS: Don't let the small STAR' increases fool you.
- - - Taxes will come from the taxpayer! 


Anonymous said...

This letter is spot on! I am being taxed out of my home. And what do I get for the taxes I pay? A bunch of dumb ass kids who can't read or write. Can't even sign their name in cursive and need remedial classes when they go to college. We pay more per pupil for education than any other state in the nation and we are at the bottom of the barrel with our educational outcomes. But by God we have to have a sports stadium. I will be voting NO, No and hell No at the March vote.

By the way.........I rode past Arcadia last night. Houses are up for sale next to and across the street from the sports field. Let's see how much these poor people can get for their homes if this sports stadium is approved. Maybe one of the rabid boosters will buy them so they can sit in the backyard with their beer and watch the games and listen to all the noise and foul language!

Anonymous said...

Any guesses as to what well known anti tax advocate
Posted this in order to save $20.00?

SCATS said...

To 7:23AM ~~ Your comments are spot on!

To 10:19AM ~~ It could be any one of at least 50 people I know. It might even have been 10:19AM, for all you know ;)

Anonymous said...

To: 10:19am

Though they tried to hide it, GCSD figures show $4M in interest.

Anonymous said...

10:19 that's. Easy G. Hubbard C Hubbard, T Kackmiester or combo of all.

SCATS said...

To 12PM ~~ They've tried to hide quite a few figures, facts & other details.


Do they plan to run shuttles from Paddy Hill School? Kirk Rd.? Other locations?

The neighbors should be told!!

SCATS said...

To 12:48PM ~~ Or me, the other bloggers, my next door neighbor, my friend the next street over ... or at least 50 others I can think of ;)

Anonymous said...

SCATS 2:18pm

Why do you think 4 acres are being purchased between Arcadia and the bus garage!

GCSD has had 215+ buses for years... even back when enrollment was 30% higher.

Where did they park buses then?

SCATS said...

To 4:36PM ~~ They 'claim' they want it for additional bus parking & to build a bus washing facility. Of course we believe there are other reasons they want that land, too.

I think it would be MOST interesting to see what they do should Props 1 & 3 fail and Prop 2 passes ... But we can handle failure of all three, no problem ;)

Anonymous said...


Would a bus wash facility be cost effective?

SCATS said...

To 10:15PM ~~ IMHO, I question the need to purchase additional buses, let alone build a bus wash barn. Enrollment continues to fall. What the heck are we doing with so many buses??

GreeceResident1 said...

Yes I agree, the school transportation system needs closer scrutiny. I'm generally an early riser and watch school buses drive down my street with mostly empty seats. The buses are followed by private vehicles who drive their kids to the same school. In the evening the same scenario is repeated. It's ridiculous to pay for these large capacity school buses when the seating is underutilized.

SCATS said...

NOTE: There are some comments received on this & related threads that are NOT being posted. Some of you need to PROOF READ what you write, BEFORE posting it! The jibberish you submit via your auto-correcting cell phone is often unintelligible, riddled with spelling, grammar & punction errors or ommissions.