I just got around to reading the TI Sun. One story that caught my attention is the one titled Town Open to Chipping in For Village Dock Work. The reporter only wrote what he was told. I am telling you that what the TI Sun was told is absolute bullshit.
"...their previous reluctance was caused more by a misunderstanding of the purse strings holding various accounts than a distaste for the project" [TI SUN]
The audio is very clear that the Town Board has a distaste for the Village Board and some of its [The Village Board] recent decisions.
"...Councilors took no action and instead deferred to the committee charged with doling out the towns share of bed tax revenues...." [TI Sun]
The town did not defer anything. There was no action to do any further research. The request from the Village for help was dropped like a Hot Potato. If the TB did discuss this further, it was not at the regular meeting. Maybe it was done in Executive.......But everyone knows that is not Executive Session material....
"....Councilors believed their hands were tied after hearing they could not donate money...." [TI Sun]
Do not get me wrong. I am very happy to have the Town Board help out with the dock project. But basically the TB made a very hasty decision back at their meeting on 1.13.10. Instead of owning up to that decision the TB has now weaved a wicked web of ..............half truths and double talk. What is wrong with saying something like: Sorry, we [the TB] made a hasty and thoughtless decision that was not fair to the village or the community and we [the TB] would like to now do the right thing and chip in and help....
Below is the short version of that meeting held on 1.13.10. It is only 2 1/2 minutes long and worth a very close listen....BTW, I first blogged about this on January 14th 2010, I made the comment then about TB politely tells VB to FO. I still stand behind that comment. Click Here for that topic!