The Special Meeting                                                        10-6-2017


                 Two-Hour meeting and very well attended. 

                          This was a stand-off between the LVPA and the Town Board. Not that THAT is news, there has been animosity going on for over a year now.  Tonight's meeting started out quite heated,with our Supervisor being all business and leadership. She was AMAZING ! I'm sure that some took her approach as anger, but I saw it very differently. What I saw, was hurt and concern mixed with a LOT of frustration. She knew exactly what issues were most important, got right to the bare bones, and never once faltered in her delivery. This is what REAL Leadership looks like.

                          At the same time, I also clearly saw the bruised and confused LVPA trying to do what they believed was right and required of them.  This entire thing was simply another example of broken links in the chain of communication , that resulted in hurt feelings and MORE lack of communication. LOL!! Neither side was right or wrong, just unclear on what each wanted and was trying to accomplish. There is no misconduct or corruption involved here, and this meeting was a much-needed ointment for a year of boo-boos. I left the Town Hall tonight feeling very proud of both the LVPA and the Town Board. Congratulations to all of you!

                          I take it very personally when residents berate the LVPA and accuse them of being Greedy or Wasteful. Especially since a lot of these haters are the same IDIOTS that voted for a $12,000,000.00 budget for our liberal school and make no objection to the outrageous amount of taxpayer money that goes to our tiny library. NOBODY from the school or library will answer your emergency call for help when a loved one needs immediate assistance, you are involved in a car accident, or your house is on fire. NO teacher or librarian is going to get up at 3 a.m on a winter morning and speed to your home to resuscitate a choking infant or investigate that smoke odor in your hallway. So why is it that the school and library are not seen as greedy or Wasteful? 

                         Why is a full-court necessary for the elementary school gym?  Why do we need to pave a parking area for the high school students when the gravel lot has served us just fine for decades ? Upgrade the kitchens if you must and definitely beef-up security, but the rest? WASTE! 

                          In the end, agreements and understandings were reached tonight and going forward, things look a lot brighter. I know at least 10 people who will be sleeping more soundly tonight than they have in weeks. Peace is nice, isn't it?

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  Busy night, but tomorrow, I have more info for you on the Gun Rights Battle and the Las Vegas Shooter. Prepare to be amazed that maybe this old Gun Granni of NY really knows a few things. 

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