10 million dollars in water boards funds wasted

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taxpayers need Koziol

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Roefaro spent the entire 10 million dollars of water board funds kicking a tin can down the road and absolutely nothing to show for it. Ten million dollars to fund public safety for four years instead of making the needed cuts the city needed four years ago and now were broke. You didn't get a parking garage, you didn't get ctitical infrastructure addresses, you didn't get streets paved, you didn't get a reduction in taxes, you didn't get anything for ten million except what you still have today, the problems that were never addressed. How could this happen and why wasn't the fleecing stopped knowing you would still have the same problems after spending the 10 million? It is beyond comprehension in my mind to figure out what Roefaro was doing and then tacking on another 8 million dollar debt and quitting, leaving the taxpayers holding the bag.
KY WELLER

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He is not Mayor anymore because of trickery and lack of balls. We voted and he is out. Do you have something personal going on here? Get some balls and say so instead of whinning like a little btch!
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The money wasn't wasted. The money allows UPD and UFD members to retire at 50 and then live off the taxpayers for the next 40 years.
KY WELLER

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Captain wrote:
The money wasn't wasted. The money allows UPD and UFD members to retire at 50 and then live off the taxpayers for the next 40 years.
The biggest scam in America is city government. We got some of the best con artist right here. What a coincidence, Con-Artist and Italian? Hmmmm.
Captain

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Dec 10, 2012
 
Soon the City will be doing another budget battle, and they will threaten more crime, more fires, less services, yet they never mention how many people are being paid to do nothing, to sit at home and collect a pension.
KY WELLER wrote:
<quoted text>The biggest scam in America is city government. We got some of the best con artist right here. What a coincidence, Con-Artist and Italian? Hmmmm.
tons of money for nothing

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Dec 10, 2012
 

It's aweful funny when we can run a Mayor out of office and town for being gay but you can't get rid of the Mayors who stole all the money and quit after doing so. Yep, round and round we go, one after another and they all blame the guy before them for stealing and misusing taxpayers money while stealing and misusing the taxpayers money but no one ever goes to jail or even investigated for that matter. They all point to one another, know there crimes but then go silent and know nothing when an audit or investigation comes around. where did all the missing files go with Roefaro when he quit. Sad as hell there is no justice for taxpayers just the debt and pay backs of misused federal money while the friends and family of Roefaro are packing a few bucks from Santafaro.
bridgeover troubled water

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Dec 10, 2012
 
That money is water under the bridge. Gone, vanished, vamoused, distrubuted to the public safety brass, padded pensions and contracts. Kiss it goodbye. it's not recoverable. Once Santafaro gives it to you it's yours to keep.
KY WELLER

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Fireman, work what 9 days a month for 30 years and get paid for 60 years? Nice scam.
KY WELLER

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Besides they never save a structure. They just stand out there and spray water on it while listening to their Ipods. Burn baby burn! Disco inferno
Sam

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Dec 10, 2012
 
Captain wrote:
Soon the City will be doing another budget battle, and they will threaten more crime, more fires, less services, yet they never mention how many people are being paid to do nothing, to sit at home and collect a pension.
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So tired of hear about pension, Lets talk about welfare, how the people sit home and do nothing,get free Health coverage, HEAP,Food stamps, pay NO taxes,
Queermo

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#12
Dec 11, 2012
 
I get my pension under my real social sercurity number and welfare with my deceased fathers social security number. 12 years now. lol. Life is a game, play hard baby!
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Dec 12, 2012
 
It is so sad that the Roefaro spent the entire 10 million dollar and the taxpayers have nothing to show for it. It all went to pay the padded contracts to the UPD and crime goes up 95% in just four years and the 10 million dollars is history.
ralph

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#14
Dec 12, 2012
 
They should have never never sold the water company for such a small amount of money or sold it at all. You can blame Lapolla/Hanna for that blunder.Many smart people were against that sale to begin with. Stupid voters who put these people into office, deserve what they got.land in new hartford and acres of land all the way up to hinkley went with that sale.You know just what the land was worth let alone the company. I could guess at least 200 million. The city should try to open that deal back up and sue for imcompetant people making the deal.
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#15
Dec 12, 2012
 
Eighteen million dollars is alot of money that could have made millions upon million of dollars if invested the right way on it's rutrn on investment. Just if left along the interest acrewed would bring in a large amount of money. Roefaro used it to fund the UPD for four years with zero return on investment. It was one of the dumbest ways anyone with half a brain could have used money. It didn't pay debt, it didn't get invested to make money and it wasn't left alone for a rainy day. It was merely spent to pay for public sfaety for four year, kicking the can down the road to the enevidable cuts that needed to made anyways in the long run. Now I agree with you it should have never been sold if we new the dumbest worse Mayor ever Roefaro would just be pissing the money away on his friends and family plan. He took greed to another level and fucked the taxpayers in the ass good.
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Dec 13, 2012
 
KY WELLER wrote:
<quoted text>The biggest scam in America is city government. We got some of the best con artist right here. What a coincidence, Con-Artist and Italian? Hmmmm.
it's a real shame what this city can get away with. No accountablity once so ever. No ethics once so ever. No moral compass or ethics once so ever. No apathy or sypathy for taxpayers once so ever. No common sence or brians once so ever. Ten million dollars and not one thing to show for it besides an 95% increase in crime.
ralph

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#17
Dec 13, 2012
 
dont forget ,julian started spending the money and roefaro closed the account out.They still should have got much much more for the sale.And to make matters worst this so called authority just keeps raising rates with no control over them like we had when the city owned them. When an authority takes ownership it is a new ballgame. They have alot of power. Just like the power authority in NY State. They pay their employees super high wages and no one can say anything but pay their bills. Here we live near tremendous sources of electricity near niagra falls and our delivery rates are insane compared to actusl usage.

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