Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Keep in mind that Mr Hogwash specifically asked me to notify my constituents as was explained in the above post. Since the abay forum is closed, this is the only way to meet his request. His annoying phone call to my house also provoked this topic.
In addition, Comments with insight will be posted to the front page of this blog, Dumb comments like wise will be posted and noted as such. Since Mr. HW felt the need to re-open his own superficial political wounds, then he deserves the same.
Curmudgeon responded to the x mayor with this
agreed, x mayor...the meeting two weeks ago, they went into "executive session" to discuss personnel issues and came out of it with a compromise on Merola's overdue water bill. Since they never said they were going back into regular meeting, they voted on it with no input from the public. It's in the minutes.
Sounds illegal to me. Besides.... Now, I want a compromise on MY water bill!
With these insights from others I now see that the VB meetings may not be going as smooth as I once thought. Also a very good example of why I need input from all of you that comment on this blog.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
well, I heartily disagree. the sad fact is it's easy to avoid controversy if you arn't doing anything. lets see, no projects to improve the village. No water ar waste water projects, No streets, curbs etc. Employee personel issues, oh I forgot they fired them (at what cost to the taxpayer). Just what did these people promise when they ran for office? Think of that this November when you vote, you get what you deserve. Sorry to be so blunt, but......I've been there
Your x Mayor,
I knew someone would find a name for our election process for this year.
Electile Dysfunction: the inability to become aroused over any of the choices for President put forth by either party in the 2008 election year.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
VB Minutes 8.12.08
One of the considerations in choosing a house would be: is there a yard and how big does it have to be. If you have little kids, pets, or want a garden you might want to sacrafice other amenities[like a nice view of the river] for a larger yard. I bought a house on a dead end street, which has some perks, but it was not the reason for buying the house. The main selling feature was the large yard because we knew we wanted at least one little pguston running around and maybe some four legged ones too. Regardless of the street traffic, we taught our young two and four legged family members to NOT PLAY IN THE STREET. So they play in our yard and are also taught not to play on PRIVATE PROPERTY. Keep your little kids in your yard. If your yard is not big enough, then use one of the parks or playgrounds. If you do not want to do that, then look for a house with a bigger yard. All the signs and speed bumps are no substitute for raising little ones in a safe environment.
Monday, August 25, 2008
"if your going to report the facts report them all please, don't be like you guys were over to king dotsies (remember the name?)."
The 2008 Democrat Caucus will be held in the Community Room, Village Buliding, Walton Street, Alexandria Bay, 6:00 PM, Thursday 4 September 2008.
The purpose is to nominate 3 candidates to run for village trustee.
1 for a 1 year term
2 for two year terms.
Only registered Democrats that are on the voting enrollment in the Village of Alexandria Bay may particpate in the caucus. Persons registered in other political parties or not registered may attend, but are not entitled to speak, nominate or vote.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Village of Alexandria Bay:0.27 acre, Bethune Street, John J. Cannestra, Alexandria Bay, sold to 1000 Island Millionaires Club LLC, Atlanta, Ga. $405,000.
I guess today's property sales could be tomorrow's politics. I know that Jim Cumming purchased the above property. There are no secrets in this village. I googled the above LLC and found nothing. But I did find this when I googled Jim Cumming. Are there pieces to this puzzle that I am missing. Is this like a chess game, being unsure of the next move? He has purchased the Old Maxson Airfield, Sport Island, property in Clayton with a LaundroMat. I wonder what else he has in mind. I can not even imagine what the BiG picture might turn out to be.
Comments or insights?
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The following is in response to my first post about Bobby. Granted that post might seem to a few to be edgy but it was only echoing what other blogs were posting. I did tone it down a tad, since I really did not need to re-state others opinions:
I received a phone call the other night from an irate person, with another person chirpping opinions in the back ground. Muttering stuff like: if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say it all and blah blah blah. The person on the phone went on to say we are trying to get this kid elected and you are cutting him to shreds with your posts. I told the caller, You should see how the other, more widely read blogs slice and dice Bobby and other political candidates, this is MY BLOG and it is just MY OPINION. Shortly after that the phone conversation ended.
I remember thinking to myself, Bobby maybe young but he is no kid. Just a man taking a huge bite out of the political pizza. Sometimes you get a neat bite and sometimes the cheesy strings just do not let go and the roof of your mouth gets burned. Nope, NOT a KID just a Common Man trying to do the right thing.
just a common person
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
When the vote is completed and the curtain opens, nobody ever really knows how that person voted.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
"way to go village board"; Come on! Listen to the last vb meeting audio (tues 8/12). the vb is trying many different things to eliminate the poop. yes they are trying!"
August 15, 2008 10:32 PM
Why does atleast they're trying said... refer to the audio of the 8/12 VB Meeting? That audio has not been put up yet! The VB is practicing Crisis Management, waiting to see what issues are big enough to warrant attention. The Goose Poop issue has been put on the back burner till enough people complained about it. All that was asked of the workers at the park was to clean off the top of the seawall . That was not done, so the poop accumulated.
The audio file is to large for me to post on my blog. I tried to email it to Dotster and it was to large for the email server. I hand delivered it to him yesterday, it should be up soon.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So during the entire Pirate Days event visitors to our town got to trample in goose poop. Way to go Village Board.. way to go !!
August 13, 2008 7:34 AM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
- Sorry Kids. If you are going to set up a stand to sell anything, you should be on your own private property.
- O.T. was approved over the weekend by Trustee Roy for extra garbage removal. I should have mentioned that the Doggy Doo containers need to be emptied of TRASH and poop.
- Goose Poop on Casino Island will be hosed off by the ABAY FD towards the end of the week. Other measures for Goose Management were discussed including chemical deterrents and nuisance license.
- Water is being turned on late at night at the Village Golf Course. The fairways have been flooded with 1000's of gallons of water. VPD is aware of this mischievous act and keeping the area under surveillance.
- Estimates for Power service to one side of the Village main dock. Lots of generators on the docks and boats over the summer. Cost vs revenue will be compared.
- Refunds for property tax adjustments are appearing at the Village offices. WDT
- T.I.B.A. 70 YEAR CELEBRATION, with a fire works display @ dusk on Saturday 8/16/08
Monday, August 11, 2008
USS New York offcial site
It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence,' recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.'
Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my neck stood up.' 'It had a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.'
The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Water Rate Debate
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Hmmmmm to my liking....... what an odd thing to say. I wonder what he meant by that? OMG I am so friggin paranoid. Does this guy think ill of me since I have an opinion? I had a conversation with this guy a few weeks ago, it went like this. I asked him how business was going. His reply was " you don't hear me whining do you"? Again.....hmmmmmmm. The standard reply is either it could be better or can't complain. I just thought his reply was odd. Hell, I am odd, but I think he is odder.
Tourists using Casino Island
Mayor Robb refused to give up the key to the Village. That made Pirate Bill Johnston very angry. Pirate Bill should come to some of the VB meetings.
Friday, August 8, 2008
That's right, lets blame the VB for the geese taking a dump on village property. How about reaching out to the DEC to have them open an August hunting season for Geese in the Village? Or maybe we should talk about the Seagulls that carelessly shit on the streets and cover the pavilion with their anal secretions! You know something, I think the goose poop is hillarious too! Oh, I got one lets blame the VB for having grass in the village for the geese to eat, after all without the grass there will be no poo!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
5 [7%] of you rotten people said YES they should have to apply for a permit. Shame on you!
58 [92%] people that obviously support our youth said NO to permits.
Monday, August 4, 2008
I wanted to read the latest VB minutes from the July 22 meeting. These were the only links that I found tonight.
Village Board Meeting Minutes 06/24/2008
Village Board Meeting Minutes 7/08/2008
"Here is a potential topic for discussion.... There was a a man/woman that was killed last night by browns corners due to a hit and run. The victim was not yet identified. I have lived on that road my entire life and have seen manay walking down that road in the middle of the night, I actually have been guilty of this myself on a few occasions and was always criticized for it. I was always told "someone someday is going to get hit." Well unfortunately it has finally happened. Maybe this will change something around here... there are too many bars and it is too large of a party town not to have access to more taxis, maybe that is the cause of more DWI's in our area.....i dunno, just a thought"
Thoughts or Comments?
This is a new news item: added 11:10 pm on 8/4/08
The driver responsible for the hit and run has been arrested
Friday, August 1, 2008
Anything goes on this Blog. This is the place for reviews of music, movies, restuarants, bars, river stories, anything but politics. Let your hair down............submit a comment and we can talk about it......................LETS ROLL AND LET THE GOSSIP AND STORIES FLOW.