Keeseville Civic Center
Keeseville Hopefull

United States

#22 Apr 15, 2010
Mike wrote:
there is a site on face book thats people are joining and voicing their opinion on whats going on with the civic center and the village heres the info on it: Friends of the Keeseville, New York Civic CenterCategory:Common Interest - ActivitiesDescription:The Civic Center, once the Keeseville High School is located in Keeseville, NY which is located in Northern New York.Privacy Type:Open: All content is public.so if you don"t mind posting your name and really believe in saving this building please go and join the others on this site help save this building thank
With all the commotion the night of the public hearing never realized she voted in favor. I also did not realize Mrs. King did not find out until April 1st that this was in the works. Did anyone attend the last regular meeting and when was this topic last mentioned or did it just get put in the budget? In my opinion this should as least been placed in the village newsletter for public opinion and have a informational meeting for suggestions, thoughts and opinions. This was one of the most unethical meetings I have ever gone to besides of course an anti union meeting. I also believe it would have been a conflict of interest to be the deciding vote and know that around $10 grand is on the line for a raise. Keep in mind, this raise and if indeed the civic center does close in October than there will be less do do so will there be a decrease in the salary? Think about it? I may be just talking in the wind but who doesn't want a deduction in tax dollars. But the problem is how long will this deduction last before the w & s rates go up or something comes up in the next budget. In closing if the civic center is not there and we really want to save some tax dollars of course if this gets finalized as I believe there is a lot of efforts still out there to keep it open would you say then it is time to get rid of the entire village in a dissolution and save those salary monies. Maybe that is the mayors intention next. Who knows. By the way I am not sure about any hope for Keeseville at this point.
Dave

Southbury, CT

#23 Apr 15, 2010
Now that the civic center is closing, I heard the police will be stationed downtown, near Brookies Pub. I also heard that Tanner Baraby will be buying the civic center. What is this village coming to?

Since: Sep 09

Glenfield, NY

#24 Apr 15, 2010
Gary Pass, if you know so much why arent you on the board of trustees or even mayor. You should of ran 2 years ago. I never said I know much about the village, I just say what the Press Republican had in their article. If you dont like what was said, call the newspaper.
savingthebucks

United States

#25 Apr 15, 2010
There is tons of hope for Keeseville. If e1 would think back when Whitney was mayor my water and sewer was approx.$98. It jumped at least 3 times in his short term. The rate we pay is ridiculous. The question should have been then, how much are we paying for him to travel and mix elbows with the so called high politicians and how much was actual cost due to water and sewer plants. His salary was $80000 more. We paid him more money to raise the W&s bills, paid for his useless trips and his big ideas. I say if you want to save money, close the civic center, no raises (we already pay for health insurance for employees as well as who makes it long enough for retirement)and keep cutting to lessen our burden.
savingthebucks

United States

#26 Apr 15, 2010
I forgot to mention, employees can actually add $100 a week or more for health insurance depending on size of health plan and most just got hit with a 39% increase....this should be there raise. Noone gets a 39% increase. As far as doubling mayor's salary, hell no.....she knew when she took position what was going to have to be done to fix problem areas. There are still plenty more. Good job so far! With the water meters finally starting up there will be additional revenue to pay off any bonds the village has outstanding and maybe in long run reduce our village tax by even more. Dissolution of village would be perfect....we all will save some money.
Craziness in Keeseville

United States

#27 Apr 17, 2010
Past mayors received from $2000 -$7000 not $17100. They became mayors because they loved and believed in our Village and yes it is a lot of hard work, but you know what you sign up for when you run for the job. The vote was 3 to 2 but that was because Meagan was the deciding vote.... If the Civic Center is closed it is going to leave a big gap in our community just waiting for trouble to happen inside. The community came together in support on Tuesday, let's see everyone come together again and save the building and our community. There are a lot of good people, good businesses and good times. Let's make it a great place not ruin it!!!
Keesevilles Future

United States

#28 Apr 18, 2010
Craziness in Keeseville wrote:
Past mayors received from $2000 -$7000 not $17100. They became mayors because they loved and believed in our Village and yes it is a lot of hard work, but you know what you sign up for when you run for the job. The vote was 3 to 2 but that was because Meagan was the deciding vote.... If the Civic Center is closed it is going to leave a big gap in our community just waiting for trouble to happen inside. The community came together in support on Tuesday, let's see everyone come together again and save the building and our community. There are a lot of good people, good businesses and good times. Let's make it a great place not ruin it!!!
You are oh so right. Craziness in Keeseville for sure. Was at that meeting and NEVER in my life have ever seen some a sham job. It was like the people were speaking and the mayor was just so miserable. More concerned about watching the clock to get on with her vote. Almost like protocol and let us get on with the show. While everyone citizen in the room was ranting and raving she slid in her deciding vote and stated the meeting adjourned which was the work crock I have ever seen. There is a petition going around to ask for a community vote (and not to close the civic center). To let the people of this community decide. The mayor stated a vote can not happen when in fact have people researching this can happen. Does anyone know about the format of New York State open law and if a mayor can cast a deciding vote for her own raise and would it be conflict of interest. I do not understand this raise on her behalf anyhow. In my opinion what does she think that she is the best mayor that ever walked into Keeseville and the only mayor that has ever done anything? Again, in my opinion she could never keep her business's open that she ran and is it true she got fired from the prison system perhaps for drugs? One of the previous topix I read which was a startling rumor that she was selling right out of her office. Though now am throwing stuff around but these are concerns if they are true but again, may be just rumors. Am more professional than that. She has gone too far now.
Hmmmm

United States

#29 Apr 18, 2010
your right about one thing. She refused to take a urine test and was let go at moriah shock prison.
Taxpayer too

Plattsburgh, NY

#30 Apr 18, 2010
You are right about the Mayor..How can she vote on her own raise...I bet she would refuse a urine test now too!!
pete

Plattsburgh, NY

#31 Apr 18, 2010
the civic center needs to be sold.the village should not be in the landlord business. the garbage pick up does it pay for itself? does it cover the cost of labor and the up keep of the truck? and all other cost with it. if it doesn't it should be done away with.highway dept?town of ausable/chesterfield needs a new building build one big one to be shared and do away with the village high way crew.ausable can do their side and chesterfield can do their side. yes i pay taxes in the village and what do we get???
Local Taxpayer

Plattsburgh, NY

#32 Apr 19, 2010
Who are all the people Robin Bezio said he represented in voting to close the Civic Center. Certainly not those in attendance. Not me, not my Dad, not my Mom, not my sister, not my cousins, not my friends. I've asked around and he didn't talk to any of them so who did he represent-you got it.....the Mayor.
Not a good start as a Trustee. Bring back Brad!!!!
plattsbugerian

AOL

#33 Apr 19, 2010
Local Taxpayer wrote:
Who are all the people Robin Bezio said he represented in voting to close the Civic Center. Certainly not those in attendance. Not me, not my Dad, not my Mom, not my sister, not my cousins, not my friends. I've asked around and he didn't talk to any of them so who did he represent-you got it.....the Mayor.
Not a good start as a Trustee. Bring back Brad!!!!
yeah yeah yeah another yes man out with Bezio Lets drug test him too!!!
Very Concerned Citizen

United States

#34 Apr 20, 2010
plattsbugerian wrote:
<quoted text>yeah yeah yeah another yes man out with Bezio Lets drug test him too!!!
You know I heard this. Is it true to this day? Or in the past? Without spreading rumors of course. Anything to back this up?
Very Concerned Citizen

United States

#35 Apr 20, 2010
Local Taxpayer wrote:
Who are all the people Robin Bezio said he represented in voting to close the Civic Center. Certainly not those in attendance. Not me, not my Dad, not my Mom, not my sister, not my cousins, not my friends. I've asked around and he didn't talk to any of them so who did he represent-you got it.....the Mayor.
Not a good start as a Trustee. Bring back Brad!!!!
One question. How just coming in as a trustee research the pros and cons of opening or closing this building. It is not about the aesthetics any longer. It is about the dollars and cents and I am afraid there is nothing set in stone with the pros and cons if this were to shut or stay open. Yes, maybe save money in closing it but what if it stayed open. Are there any intentions of continuing to heat that building and isn't that one of the reasons why they want to shut down the building. Certainly not a rocket scientist however, look at what happens when you do not heat a building and mold and mildew sets in. Someone mentioned asbetos removal if it closes down but not a factor right now if it stays open. Not to mention the vandals. I believe before even going to a vote unless that will never happen there needs to be a long and thought after better plan and not just on a whim. Would it have been easier to try and apply for grant money to fix it first then to let someone else have to worry about it like the taxpayers. What about finding a real estate agent to market the building right now while tenants are in there. A meeting tonight at 7:00 PM for all interested parties and talk on this very issue.
Very Concerned Citizen

United States

#36 Apr 20, 2010
Taxpayer too wrote:
You are right about the Mayor..How can she vote on her own raise...I bet she would refuse a urine test now too!!
I head this one too. Again, can this be backed up? Any proof? We would be curious to know because will have this looked into for sure. Without spreading rumors of course. Fact we need. Will look into this if true. As impeachment can happen.
jane

Southbury, CT

#37 Apr 20, 2010
Very Concerned Citizen wrote:
<quoted text> You know I heard this. Is it true to this day? Or in the past? Without spreading rumors of course. Anything to back this up?
yes, it is very true, don't forget that this is keeseville. who is going to fix it? i don't know, it's beyond my control. drug testing is a very good answer. testing is everywhere you look nowadays, why not the village? this i'm sure will lower the village insurance as they are seen as less of a hazard on the job, and who is paying the insurance? we are.
jane

Southbury, CT

#38 Apr 20, 2010
and don't let them know the test is coming, so they can't "prepare".
jane

Southbury, CT

#39 Apr 20, 2010
try bringing this idea up at a village meeting and see who opposes, those are the guilty ones.
former tax payer

Plattsburgh, NY

#40 Apr 20, 2010
I do know that the village employees get drug tested on what is called the lottery system, completely random and i think they are told the morning of the test, then take it that afternoon. I think meegan should be tested as i have seen her at the bar and have witnessed her go outside with a group of people and smoke pot. Its no big mystery what she is doing, she is out for herself and finally has her yes men to do it. There must be something the people of the village can do, she is going to run that town into the ground even worse than it is at this point, but hey she doesnt care bc she doubled her salary doing it. I for one am glad i dont live there anymore
tellit

United States

#41 Apr 20, 2010
Yeah, she used to smoke up...don't know is she still does. She's fighting a tough disease right now.

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