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NHPL TRUSTEES/OFFICERS - Wage SMEAR Campaign Against Trustee Ed Wiatr

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Disgusted Library Patron

Utica, NY

#1 Jun 23, 2013
The O.D. In Sunday's paper, today, published a Town resident's Letter to the Editor. NOW the readers can see/read for themselves how under handed this group of public officials have been acting for such a long time.
Mr. Wiatr, I want to thank you for your persistence, integrity, and attempt yo make this library accountable to the people who pay to keep it open.
http://www.uticaod.com/opinion/x1292456090/Yo...
Had enough

North Billerica, MA

#2 Jun 23, 2013
To conspire to publicly smear your fellow trustee? Really Ms. Romano? How unbecoming of a person of your stature in the community. Running a library should be easy why are you making it hard? Reluctantly, I must also agree that New Hartford needs a new library president. All of this negative press is embarrassing our town. Why would anyone want to invest in New Hartford when we can't even run a library without looking like a bunch of fools?
Dirty fan

Woburn, MA

#3 Jun 23, 2013
Yes. The running of the library is the center of the universe. Get a grip on yourself. Check in for a session with the head shrinker.
Jack Apples

Saranac Lake, NY

#4 Jun 23, 2013
lol All this for a library. Close the damn place and save the poor NH taxpayers a LOT of money.
Lucia

North Billerica, MA

#5 Jun 23, 2013
All of this coming out after Library Board President pushed through a $16,000 going away gift to the x-library director using OUR money not hers. Where there is smoke there's fire right now there is a lot of smoke at the library.
New Leadership

New York, NY

#6 Jun 23, 2013
In my opinion, the town of New Hartford needs to take over control of the Library. The town should provide no more funding until:

1. the property and the library itself is turned over to the town of New Hartford
2. the town of New Hartford takes over control of the Library board.

If this is not palatable to the current leadership then they have the opportunity to continue to operate the Library but without town of New Hartford taxpayer monies...
NH is lovely

Utica, NY

#7 Jun 23, 2013
New Leadership wrote:
In my opinion, the town of New Hartford needs to take over control of the Library. The town should provide no more funding until:
1. the property and the library itself is turned over to the town of New Hartford
2. the town of New Hartford takes over control of the Library board.
If this is not palatable to the current leadership then they have the opportunity to continue to operate the Library but without town of New Hartford taxpayer monies...
Thats fine. Start with a clean slate. Get rid of EVERY board member....ALL of them!!!!! No pardon shown for any of them.

Its sad.
Lucia

Belmont, MA

#8 Jun 23, 2013
No...I think Ed Flemma and Ed Wiatr should stay on the board. The west if them voted in favor of giving former library director Hans Plembeck $16,000 in taxpayer money as a retirement gift.
New Leadership

New York, NY

#9 Jun 23, 2013
NH is lovely wrote:
<quoted text>
Thats fine. Start with a clean slate. Get rid of EVERY board member....ALL of them!!!!! No pardon shown for any of them.
Its sad.
The town could select who they want on the board. Therefore, some of the current board members could remain if that is what town leadership decides. Additionally, the town government and town residents need more transparency as to how library funding and our taxes are being spent....
Lucia

Cambridge, MA

#10 Jun 23, 2013
One thing everyone can agree on: Linda Romano can no longer continue as the library president under any circumstances.
Yogi

Little Falls, NY

#11 Jun 23, 2013
Lucia wrote:
No...I think Ed Flemma and Ed Wiatr should stay on the board. The west if them voted in favor of giving former library director Hans Plembeck $16,000 in taxpayer money as a retirement gift.
No. Stop showing favoritism. They all have there own agendas. Clean slate. Dump the two above as well. There's a taint on them too. Start fresh.
Disgusted Library Patron

Utica, NY

#12 Jun 23, 2013
Yogi,

To say that trustees Flemma & Wiatr have their own agendas is without merit. One only needs to listen to the recently taped library board meeting which can be found at Www.newhartfordnyonline.blogspot.com .

These two trustees have no hidden agenda but do want accountability and transparency. Do you not want the same?

Throwing out the baby with the bath water is not the answer. Bigger question to ask is "Where the hell has Pat Tyksinski been - all this time? His silence and support of the Romano peccadillos needs further inquiry - don't you think?
Take back our Library

Whitesboro, NY

#13 Jun 23, 2013
Disgusted Library Patron wrote:
Yogi,
To say that trustees Flemma & Wiatr have their own agendas is without merit. One only needs to listen to the recently taped library board meeting which can be found at Www.newhartfordnyonline.blogspot.com .
These two trustees have no hidden agenda but do want accountability and transparency. Do you not want the same?
Throwing out the baby with the bath water is not the answer. Bigger question to ask is "Where the hell has Pat Tyksinski been - all this time? His silence and support of the Romano peccadillos needs further inquiry - don't you think?
Its interesting that no one is calling for Linda Romano to remain as Library Trustee President. I guess even her supporters are leaving the sinking ship
Dennis

Whitesboro, NY

#14 Jun 23, 2013
Who do we contact on the town board to file a complaint against Linda Romano? I live on a fixed income and I can't afford to support this kind of waste anymore.
Eds a hero

Little Falls, NY

#15 Jun 23, 2013
Dennis wrote:
Who do we contact on the town board to file a complaint against Linda Romano? I live on a fixed income and I can't afford to support this kind of waste anymore.
Move to Utica then. They take all kinds of cheap people. They'd love to have you. All your money can goto paying the union salaries.

Linda does a good job. She's been there for years and knows what's going on. These other guys bitching and moaning are on a power trip. It's been their Modus operandi the whole time.
Dennis

Whitesboro, NY

#16 Jun 23, 2013
Linda just wasted $16,000 as gift to someone who isn't even a library employee? That's my tax money. If Romano promised this guy that money then she should pay it and not take it out of my pocket. People aren't buying this idea that we have a nice library so Romano can do what she wants. She's toast along with all of you that voted to give our money away. We have had enough!
Blah

Little Falls, NY

#17 Jun 23, 2013
Dennis wrote:
Linda just wasted $16,000 as gift to someone who isn't even a library employee? That's my tax money. If Romano promised this guy that money then she should pay it and not take it out of my pocket. People aren't buying this idea that we have a nice library so Romano can do what she wants. She's toast along with all of you that voted to give our money away. We have had enough!
Suck it Dennis.
Dennis

Whitesboro, NY

#18 Jun 23, 2013
Can't you at least tell me why Linda Romano gave $16,000 away to an x employee ofbrhe library? How does it help the New Hartford Library?
Contacts

New York, NY

#19 Jun 23, 2013
Dennis wrote:
Who do we contact on the town board to file a complaint against Linda Romano? I live on a fixed income and I can't afford to support this kind of waste anymore.
I just went to the Town of New Hartford website and there is a page for Citizen Boards, Citizen & Advisory Committees:
http://www.newhartfordtown.com/NHcommittees.h...

The page identifies two people to contact for the Library:
Liaison to Town Board: Reynolds
Co-Liaison to Town Board: Woodland

The following page provides Email addresses for these two individuals (David Reynolds and for Rich Woodland):
http://www.newhartfordtown.com/nhsupersoffice...

I hope others who are concerned about this issue take the time to contact the town board...
Dennis

Whitesboro, NY

#20 Jun 23, 2013
Thank you!

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