Don Backman to raise taxes in NYM

Don Backman to raise taxes in NYM

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Don Backman

Pulaski, NY

#1 Sep 7, 2013
Don Backman doesn't believe it's fair that the people in the Willowvale Fire District who voted in favor of the fire district service awards should have to pay for it. Since he got back on the board he's been trying to spread the cost (Taxpayers in the Willowvale Fire District pay 3x the rate than the other fire districts -NH & NYM)to all the taxpayers in the town, regardless that they're already paying for their own fire districts.

This means that people in NYM will be taxed for the Willowvale Fire District, despite the fact that they receive fire protection from NYM paid for by their village taxes.
Raising NYM taxes

Pulaski, NY

#2 Sep 7, 2013
Backman also wants us to pay for storm water work in Chadwicks and Willowvale while he completely ignores our storm water problems in NYM.

He's never been to a Sauquoit Creek Basin meeting or toured the areas along New Hartford/Clinton Sts or Royal Brook Lane/Commerical Drive.

Backman has stated numerous times that he's only interested in helping the people in his (the 1st ward) and the rest of us are SOL.
Not my fire district

Earlville, NY

#3 Sep 7, 2013
I saw the video on the CC website in Jan 2010 where Backman said everyone in town should pay for willowvales fire district.

Is this guy for real?
Library too

Pulaski, NY

#4 Sep 7, 2013
I heard he's going to divert the library funding to the storm water problems in Chadwicks.
Stupid

Wethersfield, CT

#5 Sep 7, 2013
Not my fire district wrote:
I saw the video on the CC website in Jan 2010 where Backman said everyone in town should pay for willowvales fire district.
Is this guy for real?
Ill be dammed if that fool thinks we all should pay for willowvales Cadillac service award program. Does anyone have any idea the few Willowvale fire people that benefit from it actually get more than the much bigger NHFD ? Yes. They get double! WFC had to out do everyone for the 300 calls a year they do. Also check out the Taj Mahal they had to build to out do everyone as well. Taxpayers in Willowvale are fronting that bill as well.

No thank you. I'm paying New Hartdord fire dept. area rates which are the cheapest in the town and what I would surmise is the best value considering how they conduct business. If anything Don, wilowvale taxpayers should subsidize other surrounding departments. Anyone with a scanner can listen to how they call everyone else for anything.

This issue needs to be rethought. Don won't bring it up as it will sink him town wide.
Underwater on RBL

Pulaski, NY

#7 Sep 7, 2013
Well Don-what's your specific plan to stop the flooding on RBL other than raise our taxes to pay for flooding in the first ward?
Mad in the Mills

United States

#8 Sep 7, 2013
Not my fire district wrote:
I saw the video on the CC website in Jan 2010 where Backman said everyone in town should pay for willowvales fire district.
Is this guy for real?
Oh so now I gotta pay for willowvales service awards, Chadwick's flooding, magazines for the library-which we have our own in NYM-and figure out how dons so-called plan is going to stop the flooding inNYM? Get real
Volunteers

Canton, MA

#9 Sep 8, 2013
To all the Backman supporters - why no comment on this issue? To much of a hot topic?

Haha.

This is one of those issues that is a real hot potatoe. Start messing with public saftey and people get inflamed.
Lets Face It

United States

#10 Sep 8, 2013
No comment because it's true. Not only does this guy need to lose the primary, he needs to give up his seat on the town board as well.

Don's ridiculous grandstanding at board meetings was distracting and a joke. Like we couldn't tell what your motive was!
Hot

United States

#11 Sep 8, 2013
Volunteers wrote:
To all the Backman supporters - why no comment on this issue? To much of a hot topic?
Haha.
This is one of those issues that is a real hot potatoe. Start messing with public saftey and people get inflamed.
Don & company are trying to keep it under wraps till after the election. He believes he can bury it within the normal tax increase the town sees annually.
Both

Little Falls, NY

#12 Sep 9, 2013
Hot wrote:
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Don & company are trying to keep it under wraps till after the election. He believes he can bury it within the normal tax increase the town sees annually.
Can't bury it as its a Seperate item. Anybody with eyes can see where it is on the paper. Anybody with a brain should ask why it's so high in the area Don represents !!!

The funny thing is if you ask Mr Backman about it he will tell you he is not happy with it. But then again he was right there when the increases occurred. This boys and girls is what we like to call talking out of both sides of your mouth.
Better Yet

United States

#13 Sep 9, 2013
Both sides of his tooths

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