Hidy defends proposed raise that would make him highest paid mayor in county

If the village board adopts a tentative spending plan that currently calls for significant raises for the mayor and village trustees, Mayor James F. Hidy would be the highest paid elected village official in the county.

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Great

New York, NY

#1 Apr 19, 2013
A "A BANG FOR YOUR BUCK" a great choose of wording for a public official!! WOW what is his background it can not be of any high level clearly. Does he always put his foot in his mouth.

Since: Dec 12

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#2 Apr 19, 2013
Wow, even with the "raise" he's working for basically slave wages. Is this area so poor that it can't afford to pay public servants a decent salary? I figured they'd be making close to six-figures, but $15K a year? That's a joke.
peanuts

Massena, NY

#3 Apr 19, 2013
OperationBagration wrote:
Wow, even with the "raise" he's working for basically slave wages. Is this area so poor that it can't afford to pay public servants a decent salary? I figured they'd be making close to six-figures, but $15K a year? That's a joke.
It's a retirement job, no small town mayor anywhere makes a lot of money.

He doesn't deserve what he is getting, when do we get to vote him out?

Since: Apr 13

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#4 Apr 19, 2013
he wants almost twice what other mayors in the county get?(with the exception of Canton) what greed!
he seems to think that none of the other public servants in the county do less work than him? what ego!
unique drug problem? ok, the big O and potsdam/canton don't have a drug problem... what conceit.

What a guy!
Hello

Massena, NY

#5 Apr 19, 2013
Greasy Canadin wrote:
he wants almost twice what other mayors in the county get?(with the exception of Canton) what greed!
he seems to think that none of the other public servants in the county do less work than him? what ego!
unique drug problem? ok, the big O and potsdam/canton don't have a drug problem... what conceit.
What a guy!
they all have Administrators making 90 too 100K not Massena!!

Since: Dec 12

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#6 Apr 19, 2013
peanuts wrote:
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It's a retirement job, no small town mayor anywhere makes a lot of money.
He doesn't deserve what he is getting, when do we get to vote him out?
So vote him out, but don't expect to get any decent mayors if all you're willing to pay is as your handle: peanuts. Decent, competent people expect to be paid more than that, even if it's considered a "retirement job," whatever that means.
Randy Andy

Gouverneur, NY

#7 Apr 19, 2013
I don't live in Massena, WHY DO I GVE A F*CK?
welfare

Massena, NY

#8 Apr 19, 2013
he must be losin money on his bar room
Mayors

Massena, NY

#9 Apr 19, 2013
Great wrote:
A "A BANG FOR YOUR BUCK" a great choose of wording for a public official!! WOW what is his background it can not be of any high level clearly. Does he always put his foot in his mouth.
Potsdam,Canton,Ogdensburg,Gouv erneur has a village administrator with salary close to 100K. Massena does not! It was to save Massena money and let the Mayor take more of the duties.Now what a slap in his face because of 17K which saves the village well over 100,000s of dollars with benefits.Mayor gets no benefits just a salary. Of course this is Massena Topix which is a site for poisoned minded people. Thats a memo.
joke

New York, NY

#10 Apr 19, 2013
Mayors wrote:
<quoted text>Potsdam,Canton,Ogdensb urg,Gouverneur has a village administrator with salary close to 100K. Massena does not! It was to save Massena money and let the Mayor take more of the duties.Now what a slap in his face because of 17K which saves the village well over 100,000s of dollars with benefits.Mayor gets no benefits just a salary. Of course this is Massena Topix which is a site for poisoned minded people. Thats a memo.
He is incompetent and hasn't done anything to deserve it. It is a retirement job and is to be considered an honor. That's what small town mayoring in the north country is all about. If he has duties he cannot handle he should not be mayor. Hire him an aide who would probably get more done than he ever will anyway.
Tell you what...elect a real mayor, a put a hard hat on Hidy and let him hold a stop sign while the town spends the $5,000 saved toward FIXING THE *@#%! ROADS!!
Tax no more

Massena, NY

#11 Apr 20, 2013
Does Jim Hidy own property in Massena ? Does he pay any village taxes?
Staff

Massena, NY

#12 Apr 20, 2013
joke wrote:
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He is incompetent and hasn't done anything to deserve it. It is a retirement job and is to be considered an honor. That's what small town mayoring in the north country is all about. If he has duties he cannot handle he should not be mayor. Hire him an aide who would probably get more done than he ever will anyway.
Tell you what...elect a real mayor, a put a hard hat on Hidy and let him hold a stop sign while the town spends the $5,000 saved toward FIXING THE *@#%! ROADS!!
honor serving you mr coward on your little topix site. So pathetic
Haha

Massena, NY

#13 Apr 20, 2013
Hidy is a joke through the bum out !!!
clarity

Massena, NY

#14 Apr 20, 2013
Want to see who is getting how much of your tax dollars?

http://seethroughny.net/payrolls/villages/

You can search more than just payrolls...it basically covers where taxes go in all of New York State.

Highest paid employee in Massena earns ~$250,000.

It is an invaluable tool for deciding how good a job someone is doing vs. what they earn....important for deciding who deserves your vote!
real world

Syracuse, NY

#15 Apr 21, 2013
Tax no more wrote:
Does Jim Hidy own property in Massena ? Does he pay any village taxes?
That would be "No." and "No." He has benefits through his elected position and enough clout to get his wife hired at Massena Central Schools as a teachers' aide....more bennies for the day he doesn't get re-elected!!
Main Street walker

Massena, NY

#16 Apr 21, 2013
I love the Mayor. I will vote for him again. He deserves what he has earned. Massena proud!
anally raped taxpayer

Massena, NY

#17 Apr 21, 2013
welfare wrote:
he must be losin money on his bar room
He dosent own the bar. he works there and rents a upstairs apt. if he wants a raise go get a job like everyone else.Hes always been lazy ass with a BIG mouth! To lazy to work at anything but loser jobs
Idiots

Seneca Falls, NY

#18 Apr 22, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>they all have Administrators making 90 too 100K not Massena!!
that was their choice and knew what it meant when they let the admin go....pathetic raping of taxpayers
Haha

Massena, NY

#19 Apr 22, 2013
Hidy sucks if this bum gets a raise i say let him eat dog poop !!!
go back to michigan

Massena, NY

#20 Apr 22, 2013
Go back to Michigan your low life theif

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