Are there ANY Honest Supervisors?                           4-11-2020


NEW LEBANON RESIDENTS!!!!

PLEASE share this post with your neighbors. A number of locals have asked that I post a request for them. The Town Board Meeting that is scheduled for Tuesday, 4-14-2020, via computer, MUST be held ONLY to approve payment of the bills and the appointment of a Dog Control Officer, and NOTHING else! NO important Town business should be discussed or voted on when the public cannot be physically present . This meeting method they are planning leaves the door wide-open to slipping through decisions that the people need to hear and weigh-in on in person, with both Privilege of the Floors. This is sneaky and non-transparent as many residents do not have the ability to access an online meeting!

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL the Town Hall prior to Tuesday evening and file your official request that NO Town Meetings be held without the public present, until this Covid 19 emergency is OVER. 518-794-8888 and townclerk@townofnewlebanon.com.

NOW, we have at least ONE small business in town that has closed completely, and possibly permanently, due to the shutdown. Kevin Smith of Smitty's Pizza, is also seriously considering doing the same, after 23 years of operating in this town. These two are NOT alone. NO assistance has yet been received from the government, and our Supervisor has not even reached out to the businesses to see if there is anything that the Town can do for them, or even to reassure them! I don't even know if there is much that the town can do, but if anyone should know, it should be the Supervisor. The Supervisor that insists on using her personal Facebook page to share info with residents. The page where she is claiming to have worked diligently to get the number of Covid cases in New Lebanon , out to the people. HMMMM.... that's an interesting statement, since she refused to admit for WEEKS, that it was NOT a HIPA violation to do so! Not only is she contradicting herself, but she is just outright LYING to cover her ineptness. She is also placing the blame on the County.
We have had some AWFUL Supervisors in our local history, but THIS one has NO clue as to what her job IS, and ISN'T. She still has to answer to the charges of violating Election Law and colluding with the Felon who stole Confidential Mail from the town hall.

FYI, the town board intends to make up the loss in funds due to the virus, by cutting the budget of our Highway Dept.! Enjoy mud season, and next Winter's heavy snows! No money for THAT, but the Library still get's it's 162,000.00 from local taxpayers, and the elementary school is still building it's "Regulation" basketball gym for 200 little kids. Geez, why not? How could we deprive them of playing on on an NBA- Approved court?! What horrible child abuse THAT would be? Who needs passable roads?!?!

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