Spread too thin

There are 6 comments on the Observer story from Jan 16, 2012, titled Spread too thin. In it, Observer reports that:

The debate over village police also covering the town of Westfield was started back in November when Carr reported to the board he had sent a letter to Westfield Town Supervisor Martha Bills requesting that the town increase its payment for police coverage incrementally from $10,000 to $70,000 in the next few years.

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Dunkirk, NY

#1 Jan 16, 2012
Of course the town of Westfield needs to chip in more money if they are getting police services.
The question is why was this policy in effect for 18 years and only being reviewed now?
The Village clerk, the Village Board and the Mayor dropped the ball on not re-working this policy each year.

Dunkirk, NY

#2 Jan 16, 2012
You can add the police chief in there as well for not asking for more town funding.

Dunkirk, NY

#3 Feb 3, 2012
Why is this even an issue?

Dunkirk, NY

#4 Feb 3, 2012
THe wfd police dept is too expensive, get rid of it.
Starting Over

Buffalo, NY

#5 Feb 13, 2012
I agree with the OP...the ball was dropped by too many officials. Issues that NEED to be addressed are not getting the attention they deserve. It's been going on in Westfield for many, many years.

As of right now, I'm more concerned with the mention of the PD falsifying their numbers. It amazes me that no one is filing charges or auditing them. At the very least, there should be an investigation. If they are allowed to lie to get more money illegally, than what else are they doing in that's not legal or ethical?
JJ Sullivan

Dunkirk, NY

#6 Mar 11, 2012
I am gay.

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