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Patches
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The proposed budget has been announced by HB......anyone have a picture of it????
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The proposed budget has been announced by HB......anyone have a picture of it????



Ask DV.

Wait, he will either tell you to file a FOIL or not respond at all.

Most of us pay taxes to the town and as such, in this day and age, we have an entitlement to have the budget posted on the town website.








Optimists close their eyes and pretend problems are non existent.  
Better to have open eyes, see the truths, acknowledge the negatives, and
speak up for the people rather than the politicos and their rich cronies.
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ROTTERDAM — Rotterdam residents won’t see a big increase in their taxes next year, but they’ll notice a few extra fees and one less town-operated service.

The Town Board Wednesday adopted a 2014 budget that imposes a $50 annual fee for yard waste pickup and a $50 hike in fees for all of the town’s water districts. The $22.5 million spending plan also slashes funding for the town’s paramedic service in anticipation that an area ambulance company will provide it instead.

Also passed were a number of discretionary raises for various non-union town employees. The raises were a contentious issue during this year’s election, in which Republicans picked up two Town Board seats, unseating an incumbent and defeating a candidate backed by the majority Democrats.

Republicans Joe Villano and Richard Larmour will join the board in January.

They will be the first members of the GOP to have seats since onetime party member Gerard Parisi left office in 2011.

Overall, the budget calls for $10.1 million to be raised by taxes, meaning that homeowners will see their general fund taxes increase by $5.88 per $100,000 of assessed value; highway fund spending will increase taxes by $10.56 per $100,000 of assessed value.

Board members supported the budget 4-1. Outgoing board member Robert Godlewski cast the only vote against the measure.

The budget wasn’t on the Town Board’s agenda released last Friday or on a copy that was posted on Rotterdam’s website Wednesday afternoon. Board members hastily added a resolution adopting the spending plan just prior to their agenda meeting, which occurred only an hour and a half before their regular business session.

Godlewski, a persistent critic of Town Supervisor Harry Buffardi, blasted his administration for not giving the public fair warning about the impending budget approval. He also criticized the board’s unified block of Democrats and Conservatives for supporting a budget that raised expenses, cut services and imposes fees.

“The whole budget is nothing but a question of expenses and revenues,” he said during the meeting. “It’s the mix of those numbers that concerns me.”

Buffardi and his allies on the Town Board defended the budget. Board member Michael Viscusi said even with the water rate increase, town residents still will pay less than neighboring communities.

Wayne Calder, who stands to receive a $13,500 pay increase if he remains Buffardi’s deputy next year, stood up for the raises. He blasted political opponents for circulating false information about the raises.
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Oh what I could do with $13,500.  
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uffardi and his allies on the Town Board defended the budget. Board member Michael Viscusi said even with the water rate increase, town residents still will pay less than neighboring communities.


that's funny....comparing us to other communities? why? that's like telling your kid

'even though you have to eat the peas, your buddy next door has to eat more than you'

what does that mean?

in relation to what?


...you are a product of your environment, your environment is a product of your priorities, your priorities are a product of you......

The replacement of morality and conscience with law produces a deadly paradox.


STOP BEING GOOD DEMOCRATS---STOP BEING GOOD REPUBLICANS--START BEING GOOD AMERICANS

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accounting and stats.....those who control the knowledge control the facade


...you are a product of your environment, your environment is a product of your priorities, your priorities are a product of you......

The replacement of morality and conscience with law produces a deadly paradox.


STOP BEING GOOD DEMOCRATS---STOP BEING GOOD REPUBLICANS--START BEING GOOD AMERICANS

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What does what other communities do have to do with Rotterdam's budget? How about elected officials mind their own business, literally?
They are just proving that they don't base their budget on reality, only on what they think they can get away with, based on others' experience. That is Stupid Schenectady Logic. Don't fall for it.
Anyone who stands to get a $13,500 raise should sit down and shut up when the people are having their say. I am getting so sick of this, they are really killing the whole area, Rotterdam is full of "for rent" signs, with no takers.
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Rotterdam is full of "for rent" signs, with no takers.


And 'for sale' signs also with no takers. Some of the home's taxes are out of site!! YEEEE-OWWEEEE!!
And obvious sign that folks are moving out of ROTTENdam!!
It appeared to be that there were more FOR SALE signs than there were campaign signs in the last election!!
Any folks who really care about the ROTTENdam budget are just moving out!!


When the INSANE are running the ASYLUM
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. -- Friedrich Nietzsche


“How fortunate for those in power that people never think.”
Adolph Hitler
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we also have the highest paid lawmen.....and the meeting was quite heated as said in the donut shop...

Council showed their true colors...and why the increase to WC....>>>>   double dipping ....isn't his pension high enough??

and all the other raises to boot......that's what needs to be done.....

" BOOT 'EM RIGHT OUT OF THEIR SEATS...".....

itsa comin'...change is comin'.....slow but sure.....then Rottendam will have a chance......
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THIS am....IN DONUT SHOP


WC .....do not accept raise projected.....be a hero...in fact all of the raises projected......NULL AND VOID...
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