New Lebanon CRIME!!                                                         10-28-2019



   NEW LEBANON VOTERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So how about a couple of revelations? I'm going to tell you what the Election Law violation of Tistrya Houghtling is during this campaign, as well as the Ethics Violations. I can NOT reveal the Felony yet, but should be able to release that by this weekend.

The Ethics violation is related to the Free Store. I agree that it is a great idea, especially since we lost the Thrift Shop that was in the Congregational Church for so MANY years. However, Tistrya was informed by State Officials that the Free Store indeed does qualify as a "Store", and must be Handicap Accessible. The Town Board weighed-in on this issue, and decided that the ONLY way that the Free Store could be allowed, was if Tistrya agreed to not let residents go upstairs to look at the goods. Instead, the items of interest would have to be brought downstairs by a Town Hall employee, brought to the Clerk's Office, and the residents would look through the bins in THAT office.
Tistrya agreed, in Town Meeting to abide by those requirements, and for a short time, she DID. I guess it got tiring, because residents have been freely climbing those creaky old stairs for almost two years now, to shop in the Free Store on the second floor. Not only is this a blatant and deliberate violation of State Handicap Requirements, but it also a breach of the agreement she made with the entire Town Council. Also, the stairs being as dangerous as they are, allowing residents to use them puts the town in peril of a major lawsuit should someone fall and be injured. WHO will bear THAT burden? The Taxpayers. YOU!
Dems seem to think that State Law and Town Codes don't apply to them. See the attached minutes of the meeting in which this agreement between Tistrya and the Town Board was made and Tistrya now completely ignores!

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Town Board Minutes


March 16,2017

OLD BUSINESS: Free Store Update: Town Clerk Houghtling stated that after the announcement of the free store, we had a concerned citizen regarding the handicap accessibility of the second floor of the Town Hall. After CEO/ZEO Cissy Hernandez worked with NYS to look more closely at the second floor usage for the free store, it was decided that it could not be a functioning free store on the second floor because it is not handicap accessible. The new plan is for the room on the second floor to be utilized as a storage and sorting room for donations only. All donations will be taken in through the Town Clerk’s office on the first floor. Donations will be brought upstairs, sorted and organized by volunteers. The free store will operate out of the Town Clerk’s office on the first floor. When people are looking for an item they will come to the Town Clerk’s office during open hours and let us know what it is they are looking for. We will then bring down the items for them to pick from. Because of the delay, we haven’t been able to prepare the room yet for storage. The opening will be pushed back from the original opening date of April 1st to open on May 1st.
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NYS Election Law Violation

At NO time are ANY Campaign Materials to be on Town Hall property and NO Campaign work done of ANY kind. Also, NO Town Resources may be used in campaigning, and that includes the Town Hall building and property.

                              

Yet Tistrya kept a number of her campaign signs on Town Hall property, and had residents coming TO the Town Hall to get them! She was actually seen giving her campaign signs to a retired State Trooper that is new to town, and lives off Rt. 20 on Lebanon Mountain. Shortly after that, someone tipped Tistrya off, and she moved her signs across the street to the front yard of Michelle Bienes for pickup by residents. Too little, too late. The crime had been committed and witnessed.

This is an arrestable offense and a second Ethics Violation.

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U.S Committee on Ethics

General Prohibition Against Using Official Resources for Campaign or Political Purposes
Official resources of the House must, as a general rule, be used for the performance of official business of the House, and hence those resources may not be used for campaign or political purposes. The laws and rules referenced in this section reflect “the basic principle that government funds should not be spent to help incumbents gain reelection.”
What are the “official resources” to which this basic rule applies? Certainly the funds appropriated for Member, committee, and other House offices, property, and official resources, as are the goods and services purchased with those funds. Accordingly, among the resources that generally may not be used for campaign or political purposes are congressional office equipment (including the computers, telephones, and fax machines), office supplies (including official stationery and envelopes), and congressional staff time.
Among the specific activities that clearly may not be undertaken in a congressional/local office or using House resources (including official staff time) are the solicitation of contributions; the drafting of campaign speeches, statements, press releases or literature; the completion of FEC reports; the creation or issuance of a campaign mailing; and the holding of a meeting on Town Property.

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Now, add to these issues, the bullying of Seniors to post her signs this campaign, and Norman Rasmussen's signs last election. Lying on Social Media about what Town Councilmen allegedly told her, when NONE of them had said any such thing. This lie caused a nightmare for our Town Councilmen and much outrage from residents. THEN, she took credit for the park improvements that she had nothing to do with, and stated THAT lie on her campaign materials! It just goes on and ON,folks. Is THIS what you want running your town? Don't forget about the Noise Ordinance she intends to gift to her Liberal friends from the city! The excessive Zoning and Environmental Extremism her leadership will bring to this town, etc., etc.

And we haven't even gotten to the FELONY yet, and THAT is going to be a MAJOR issue. They think they got away with it, but they are sadly mistaken. They earned themselves a brief "Delay" in Legal Action, because they broke the law to achieve that delay until AFTER the election! That is defined as "CHEATING". Consequences are coming for those involved, win or lose!

How VERY sad that the Dems crave CONTROL so MUCH, that they are willing to do jail time to get it. Why can't they just play by the rules and let the voters decide? Cheating, lying, breaking laws, and violating Ethics Code are despicable and desperate. VOTE WISELY !

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