Uses for Essex County Stop-DWI money debated

Jul 26, 2009 Full story: www.pressrepublican.com 36

ELIZABETHTOWN Essex County Stop-DWI funds can no longer be used to pay for fireworks, country music and the cleanup that follows.

Some members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors have argued that holding alcohol-free events should qualify for funding for those things.

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good answer

Bolton Landing, NY

#22 Aug 10, 2009
county clerk many fingers wrote:
The county clerk--saintly or no--has his fingers in TOO MANY things. Whether or not he gets paid for them is definitely not the issue.
The issue is called a POSSIBLE conflict of interest. This is a great setup for something stupid to happen and tax dollars to be wasted.
are they that naive
tard

Schenectady, NY

#23 Aug 13, 2009
What A New Car wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol im going to quess your saying im a disabled person.It is coming from a person that cant put a sentence together.
What does "youre an tard" mean?
Please stop making stuff out of elbo mac for a minute. Now say "youre an tard" a few times.
Does that sound right to you? If so keep playing with the elbo mac you could be a tard.
Well, the crux of what "darn" said is based in reality. The statement you made is rediculous beyond any doubt. I'm guessing the author known as "darn" meant to say something like "you're an a^^^ole" but at the very last moment realized the word a^^^loe would not be acceptable on this particular medium, and would, no doubt, be rejected as such. So, a last minute adjustment to "tard" would not only fit and is an extremely accurate label for the author of the statement he or she was addressing, but also accurately describes the main idea of the statement itself. In conclusion, you're an tard.

P.S. Is there something inherently wrong with playing with ELBOW macaroni?(yes you spelled elbow wrong not only once, but twice, further proving that you are not the victim of typographical errors but, in fact, and unequivocally... a tard) Please put your helmet on when riding in moving vehicles and refrain from licking the windows. Thanks.
The management.
wonder

Cobleskill, NY

#24 Aug 13, 2009
question wrote:
.....Maybe you should ask them who is the Essex County Board Ethics Person.
Do you think they have one? I am not sure. I have not seen or heard of him.
...it's probably Mr. Provoncha.
Lush

North Adams, MA

#25 Aug 14, 2009
The money should go toward check DWI points and over time
The Law

United States

#26 Aug 20, 2009
Haven't been on this site for awhile,but tonight I stumbled across this thread about STOP-DWI and our County Clerk and thought I would add my comments. For the person who called him "saintly", maybe you should talk to some of his employees, past and present, and you might be surprised at how this "saintly" person is as a boss! Now, as for doing 5 jobs and "only getting $500 for one of them", maybe you should be looking into this a little deeper. In addition to his salary as County Clerk - around $63,000 - buried in the County Youth Bureau budget in 2009 is a $5,000 or $6,000 salary for a title that is something like Commissioner of Youth Services, or something similar to that. Guess who has that title. Our "saintly" County Clerk. Now if you check a state website that lists salaries of State employees and put in the name Joseph Provoncha, you will find that he has the title of Commissioner of Jurors, and the slary is something like $24,000. Add them all up and guess what - your "saint" gets around $92,00 to $93,000 a year. Not getting paid for all his jobs? I think not. Now, just how does one person do all these jobs and do them well? Easy - hire enough staff to do the work and don't be a full time County Clerk, like the rest of the County elected officials!If you think this is some "sour grapes" talk, please know that I do not now, or never have, worked for Essex County. I just chose not to be taken in by all the rhetoric about our saintly County Clerk! Check it out for yourselves.
convict

Plattsburgh, NY

#27 Aug 24, 2009
i think the money should go to the town that ius making the best record ..and also think stalh is lacking... for his job he rides around waste tax payers money..lets his friends go and harasses the people he dosent like..i think moriah shouls sh*t can him keep artie and hire someone that isn't from a round here someone who knows no-one in moriah..als steve you gotta stop smoking you know what behind the town shed,, that came from one of your crownies...you know who she is think...lol..we need hard core cops for this dwi thing..put the money to good use.... we should look into things like this a cop that would bust his own mother for doing wrong would be good...lke jimmy said equal justice...lol...samewith the judges.. judges farnsworth is a good judge as is vends but we all have friends... i think they should hire some people from clinton county and clinton county should employ exxex county people that way there would be no friends..true thatys what i would call equall justice..
like the troppers that accepted bribes ,,, hey peple we are only humans...we all do wrong ..don't care who you are... we all do this god will judge someday....remember that..
the people who go to church to pray fro there sins ..opps guess you did something wrong..true...
so who are you to judge ?? i love ths topics form gfives me a way to express my concerns etc and keep secret ...lol. like 007....hahaha
darn

Warrensburg, NY

#28 Aug 29, 2009
tard wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, the crux of what "darn" said is based in reality. The statement you made is rediculous beyond any doubt. I'm guessing the author known as "darn" meant to say something like "you're an a^^^ole" but at the very last moment realized the word a^^^loe would not be acceptable on this particular medium, and would, no doubt, be rejected as such. So, a last minute adjustment to "tard" would not only fit and is an extremely accurate label for the author of the statement he or she was addressing, but also accurately describes the main idea of the statement itself. In conclusion, you're an tard.
P.S. Is there something inherently wrong with playing with ELBOW macaroni?(yes you spelled elbow wrong not only once, but twice, further proving that you are not the victim of typographical errors but, in fact, and unequivocally... a tard) Please put your helmet on when riding in moving vehicles and refrain from licking the windows. Thanks.
The management.
hey tard, since you want to point out spelling mistakes, what is rediculous? I know what ridiculous is.
Verite

Speculator, NY

#29 Aug 30, 2009
Here's the link to look up the commissioner of jurors salary. It's $25,436...
http://www.seethroughny.net/StatePayroll/tabi...
jasmine

Albany, NY

#30 Sep 1, 2009
Light in a Dark Place wrote:
<quoted text>This whole thing revolves around the current DA's desire to give a defeated Supreme Court Justice's wife a job so that the family will have health insurance. Forget all the highly charged rhetoric and baseless charges, this is what it's all about. The current County Clerk is the most saintly person any of us could hope to meet while being on this earth. He does five extra jobs and receives no extra pay for all but one, and receives $500 annually for doing that. He does a great job and keeps the expenses down. If your mindset is to add head count and the resulting costs then by all means support the current DA's position. However, if you earn your money like I earn mine, support the County Clerk and the Board of Supervisor's, they all can see the forest for the tree's.
you hit the nail on the head, Nancy Dawson is out of a promised job as Stop DWI Coordinator and now she is heading the lead for all the challanges on Kristy's petitions, talk about sour grapes
just wondering

Bolton Landing, NY

#31 Sep 1, 2009
jasmine wrote:
<quoted text>you hit the nail on the head, Nancy Dawson is out of a promised job as Stop DWI Coordinator and now she is heading the lead for all the challanges on Kristy's petitions, talk about sour grapes
No one person can be in charge of that money, it must be a full committee, if there is a committe formed they should not be paid to over see the money,I would think they can appoint a few of the people that already work for the county
what is up

Latham, NY

#32 Sep 3, 2009
Did you see in the times of ti a full page ad for Schroon lake and their fireworks all paid for by D.W.I. funding and some supervisors had trouble giving dwi money to Moriah and lake Placid for their police cars. Cathy Moses is the chairwoman of the county and allows this funding to go for fireworks. How is that educational?? I think Julie is on the right track and there needs to be some accountability. She is being a scapegoat because of a few Republican politicians didn't like her speaking up. You can thank Lew S. and his gang.. Vote for Spague and join Lew and his corrupt group so they can continue running the county and town.
holy moses

Latham, NY

#33 Sep 3, 2009
did you see the full page ad in the Times of Ti where Schroon Lake is having fireworks paid for by the dwi money and call this educational. It must be nice to be the head girl of the county. and they have the gall to criticize Julie for bringing this issue up. Join Lew and the corrupt few republican who set the entire tone for the county by getting Spague to run. Julie is the scapegoat and Kristy is the mouthpiece. Heaven help us all.
agree

Lake George, NY

#34 Sep 3, 2009
holy moses wrote:
did you see the full page ad in the Times of Ti where Schroon Lake is having fireworks paid for by the dwi money and call this educational. It must be nice to be the head girl of the county. and they have the gall to criticize Julie for bringing this issue up. Join Lew and the corrupt few republican who set the entire tone for the county by getting Spague to run. Julie is the scapegoat and Kristy is the mouthpiece. Heaven help us all.
Couldn't agree more.
Spirit

Lake George, NY

#35 Sep 3, 2009
Not that I disagree or anything but isn't this old news.They aren't getting more money again for "education" are they?
truth

United States

#36 Sep 7, 2009
hallelieua!
afraid

Schenectady, NY

#37 Sep 7, 2009
I'm afraid Julie was on the right track but the pissed off republicans are going to win this thing. It would be great if she got re-elected to show those people we want truth and justice, not cover-ups and favors but it seems like an uphill battle. This election seems to boil down to "Do I vote for the one that bucks the system or sucks the system?" I'm voting for the bucker, not the sucker. Go Julie!

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