town supervisor candidates
smh

Framingham, MA

#41 Sep 7, 2013
It's true Bill ran a business, however he was short sighted. With all of his success he never purchased health insurance. Seems to me he overlooked a very BASIC need. Only when he became ill did he recognize the NEED. Now his wife works at the school and Stewarts for health coverage. This doesn't sound like a "forward" thinking man to me. Something to think about.
Bill Grinnell

Ticonderoga, NY

#42 Sep 7, 2013
When you make statements in public you should be sure of the facts before you speak. For most of my business career, beginning in the 1980's and through retirement, I purchased my families health insurance through The Chamber of Commerce. Now I let you pay for mine because I qualify for medicare by age. I saw the need for health insurance and met it out of my own pocket. Never had an employer provide it. When I was ill the bills would have put anyone into bankruptcy but for the insurance. As far as my wife goes, I don't think she is running for office and we would appreciate it if you would have the common decency to leave her and my family out of this. If you need to make things up to attack me so be it, but when they are as wrong as this I will respond.
town budget

Ticonderoga, NY

#43 Sep 7, 2013
Vegas resident wrote:
Actually water meters make perfect sense. The more you use the more you pay. A flat rate penalizes singles, couples and those without a pool, water features, fountains and large water eating gardens. Those using more are paying the same as those not using very much. That is not logical.
what if with the meter system families using less water still end up paying more becuase of the rate increases over time?(we all know there will be a rate increase every year like there is with everything else here) Using less water then another family does not mean you will pay less then the flat rate you are paying now.
no way

Ticonderoga, NY

#44 Sep 7, 2013
Hey town budget. Are you a imbecile? If the rate goes up for metered water, it is going to go equally up for flat rate users. Doesn't it make sense that if water was metered and you use less water, you pay less? The rate increase would be the same regardless if your a meter users or a paying flat rate. Get it???
Bob

Port Henry, NY

#45 Sep 7, 2013
So we have two sick people, Grinnell and Whitford, running, and Malaney. Don't we need energetic, forward-thinking leaders anymore?
town budget

Ticonderoga, NY

#46 Sep 7, 2013
no way wrote:
Hey town budget. Are you a imbecile? If the rate goes up for metered water, it is going to go equally up for flat rate users. Doesn't it make sense that if water was metered and you use less water, you pay less? The rate increase would be the same regardless if your a meter users or a paying flat rate. Get it???
yes, why yes I am. however.....if the amount of the rate is high enough you can still end up paying more then just one set flat rate....I have seen this happen in another state while renting there. It can happen, even if you are not open minded enough to see how it can.
free

United States

#47 Sep 7, 2013
town budget wrote:
<quoted text>yes, why yes I am. however.....if the amount of the rate is high enough you can still end up paying more then just one set flat rate....I have seen this happen in another state while renting there. It can happen, even if you are not open minded enough to see how it can.
It goes up at least once s year now and I use very little water. I have a 7 unit apartment building, all single occupants and I pay the same on each of those units as a family of 5, does that seem fair???? If it were metered I could make each tenant responsible for their own like I do with electric and fuel. I live alone have no garden or pool pay the same as my neighbor who waters his lawn, fills his pool and has a family of 5 cooking and showering. Just seems crazy. First place I've lived that wasn't metered.
Seems like

San Diego, CA

#48 Sep 7, 2013
Absolutely. It seems as though there are people determined to create a problem where we really have none.

Having lived in several other places myself, I know what water metering means. You people are crazy if you want another "system" in place that you can't control--and it's obvious that Ti residents do NOT control anything.

You can't control the town board or the supervisor or the school board or the highway department. You are being raped $$$ at every turn. And now you are talking about implementing an entirely new system, which most of you know absolutely nothing about. You must LIKE getting screwed! Real smart...

Now, stop being DISTRACTED by this non-issue, and *start thinking hard* about how many time and many ways that you have been screwed and come up with somebody or something who will actually do something about it. Start from the bottom up or the top down; doesn't matter. Start working on something that matters right now--if you have what it takes.
Walt Chapleau

Louisville, KY

#49 Sep 7, 2013
Bill Grinnell wrote:
When you make statements in public you should be sure of the facts before you speak. For most of my business career, beginning in the 1980's and through retirement, I purchased my families health insurance through The Chamber of Commerce. Now I let you pay for mine because I qualify for medicare by age. I saw the need for health insurance and met it out of my own pocket. Never had an employer provide it. When I was ill the bills would have put anyone into bankruptcy but for the insurance. As far as my wife goes, I don't think she is running for office and we would appreciate it if you would have the common decency to leave her and my family out of this. If you need to make things up to attack me so be it, but when they are as wrong as this I will respond.
Bill, Your response is on the money, but unfortunately not many people on topix get the facts before they post and then do not accept them when they are corrected. It is obvious that some resent you because you were successful and lead a comfortable life, but that's politics. Rather than work to find where candidates stand on issues, too many people allow their emotions, misconceptions, gossip and resentment to determine their vote. Hang in there, Bill,and keep speaking about where you stand on the issues facing the town. My family in Ti, or at least the ones I talk to regularly, are supporting you.
County

East Hartford, CT

#50 Sep 7, 2013
I find it interesting that 2 of the 3 Supervisor candidates have said nothing about county level issues.

Isn't representing the Town on the County Board of Supervisors 50% of the job?
No clue

Burlington, VT

#51 Sep 7, 2013
Unless you have lived more than one place where water is metered, then you're probably not going to understand all of the issues or all the stupid ways your money will be wasted. Do we really need another system in place that gives the town more control over your money? For God's sake, this town hasn't been able to find a competent town supervisor, school superintendent, or highway department manager in years and years. But you want to add one more thing to our list of problems with no real leadership in sight. Ha! God help us all!!

Is there really any need for name calling? Really?

And maybe, just maybe we can keep this forum for Ti residents/taxpayers?!
no way wrote:
Hey town budget. Are you a imbecile? If the rate goes up for metered water, it is going to go equally up for flat rate users. Doesn't it make sense that if water was metered and you use less water, you pay less? The rate increase would be the same regardless if your a meter users or a paying flat rate. Get it???
local

Ticonderoga, NY

#52 Sep 7, 2013
Bob wrote:
So we have two sick people, Grinnell and Whitford, running, and Malaney. Don't we need energetic, forward-thinking leaders anymore?
and she's brain dead, so what's your point?
Time for a change

Pittsfield, MA

#53 Sep 15, 2013
New Supervisor! New board members. Current positions filled with people who have not done anything or at the least much to progress this town. Ask your self if we are better off than when these people were put in office. A resounding - NO!
At least with some new blood we may have a chance, with the same old same old you will get just that!
farting in church

Ticonderoga, NY

#54 Sep 15, 2013
Truth is, none of the three really have the leadership ability needed to lead this town.

When the best and the brightest native sons & daughters either all leave or choose to sit it out, this is what you get for local office candidates.

So, we are left with voting for who we believe will do the least harm. Or not voting at all.
tax payer

Ticonderoga, NY

#55 Sep 15, 2013
farting in church wrote:
Truth is, none of the three really have the leadership ability needed to lead this town.
When the best and the brightest native sons & daughters either all leave or choose to sit it out, this is what you get for local office candidates.
So, we are left with voting for who we believe will do the least harm. Or not voting at all.
Under the leader ship of Deb and Steve we have lost Lowes and now Hacker Craft is leaving what will be next. Neither one deserves to be supervisor. Steve is only for things that cost the tax payers money and that will only benifit a few out of towners "gas at the airport".
free market

Ticonderoga, NY

#56 Sep 15, 2013
Since when can any Town Board prevent a business from leaving?

Would you prefer they throw Town tax dollars at any business thinking of relocating or closing?

When Bill G. becomes our next benevolent overlord, will all local business closures or relocations during his tenure be his fault, too?

Get real.
DeJaVu

Ticonderoga, NY

#57 Sep 15, 2013
And when they meter water - sewer cost are higher so they will probably bundle it like most towns do - then see how much the pool fillers and and lawn water'rs scream
Town MANAGER

San Diego, CA

#58 Sep 15, 2013
For God's sake, get it the 21st century and hire a town manager like so many other towns and cities have done. Many of them have done this of necessity. The 19th century way of "supervising" a town does NOT work any more.

Exactly! The best and brightest leave, year and year. And we're stuck with what we're stuck with. Failure. It's as simple as that. It will be, as has been, one failure after another.

The last voting "numbers" should be speaking loud and clear. People are NOT interested in investing themselves at all in another supervisor. Or even more of the same crap on the Town Board.(Or the Highway Department.) Etc. etc.

GET RID of all the positions that you can and hire a town manager...from OUTSIDE, far outside of Essex County. Then, just maybe, there will be no worries about whether you're dealing with a "Malaney" or a "Knight" or a "Dedrick" family member. Remember what has been said over and over, the best and brightest are gone. Rarely do they come home. Who would want to come home to this mess?
MaxHeadroom

Hudson, NY

#59 Sep 25, 2013
@Townmanager I did.. -Max
Bob

Port Henry, NY

#60 Sep 26, 2013
Many other towns in New York state have -not- hired a town manager. Only first class towns, most of them on Long Island or in populous counties like Orange or Westchester have. Ticonderoga could become a first class town by legislative act, but strong zoning and many other requirements come along. Think the same gang that shot down better zoning would go for that?

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