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RyeDad July 23, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Anne, What exactly does Planner Christian Miller do if you were able to find at least sevenRead Moresubstant ially the same sized lots in that neighborhood that he apparently didn't see or perhaps intentionally didn't include?
tedc July 23, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Another well researched concise special interests story Anne. Rye influence peddlers are beingRead Moredragg ed into the daylight.
Anne McCarthy July 23, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Hi RyeDad, I will answer your question as factually as I can but by it's nature, it will still beRead Moresu bjective. In the case of 2 Florence, I can not say what Mr. Miller did to arrive at his conclusion. So, I don't know. I do know that the 2 Central Ave file is full of Planning statements supporting a 10 space variance, describing it as not effecting the neighborhood- really just a little retail spot. These statements go through early 2012 when the variance was granted. Less than 18 mos. later, the park was stolen. When I spent a fair amount of time on the phone with Mr. Miller in December 2013, he described the area as being desperate for parking for a long time. So, it's not a question of what Mr. Miller does or doesn't do as far as due diligence. The question is why does he talk out of both sides of his mouth? Its a valid question, asked in the most delicate way.
Bob Zahm July 23, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Ted - I believe the point made about the allegations is valid. RyeDad has asserted that ConnorsRead Morewas on his cell phone (look at the title) w/o there ever having been any public confirmation of that position. Additionally, if I remember the media reports correctly, Connors stayed on the scene after the accident - but my memory does have lapses. The point is simply that saying something doesn't make it so. You and others typically post facts to back up your comments.
tedc July 23, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Fair enough Bob. (1) I believe the cell phone records of ex-commissioner Connors were collected via Read MoreFOIL. Those records apparently show the phone in operation at the time of the accident. (2) Media reports confirm Connors was interviewed at the scene and then departed. The results of his customary testing for alcohol and drugs should also be FOILable. And if the answer, like so many, comes back that "the records sought do not exist." then we Rye taxpayers have very likely again just subsidized a settlement Connors personally should have participated in.
Average Citizen July 23, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Ted, is there a law or city policy that requires alcohol and drug testing? Also, can you post aRead Morelin k to the phone records?
RyeDad July 22, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Feel better Bugsy.
Anne McCarthy July 22, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Thanks for keeping us posted. Glad Hen Island is on the agenda for the August 4th meeting. WeRead Moreused to have a small boat - 19' Sea Ray. We sold it because it was too depressing leaving Milton Harbor. I felt like we were boating through raw sewage (I guess we were). We thought it would be nice to just take the boat out of the harbor and take a swim. YUCKEE. Bye bye boat.
RyeDad July 22, 2014 at 04:44 PM
From what I have seen and been told, after about 6 years or so of not having a certificate ofRead Moreoccupa ncy, the property owners of 3 Magnolia Place submitted a sworn to statement of final costs indicating that $325,000 in construction work was done on their home. This flew in the face of an apparent legitimate Capitol Builders invoice for $1,000,000+ as well as sworn testimony by this same homeowner that approximately $1,000,000 on construction had been done. Was this a crime? ====================================== Perhaps Bob Zahm has visited city hall and can now tell us how the property owner (Bob's friend?) at 3 Magnolia Place was able to do this, how the City of Rye allowed this (another crime?) and how they got only a $2,000 increase in their assessment. Even if it was true that only $325,000 in construction costs was performed, certainly the assessment should have been raised by more than $2,000. ====================================== This is just one example. There are probably many properties in Rye that have received preferential treatment on their tax assessments or that the City of Rye dropped the ball on, either intentionally or not, that is costing everyone else. We are being forced to subsidize the people who can afford to spend $1,000,000 or $2,000,000 or more to make their house bigger and better. Why? ====================================== Anne you are right. There is something very seriously wrong with Rye government. Joe Sack has had 7 months to correct this and has willfully chosen not to. So my guess is he is in on it.
RyeDad July 22, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Read Morehttp://rye.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/corruption-1000000-in-renovations--only-a-2000-increase- in-tax-assessment
Interested Bystander July 23, 2014 at 08:30 AM
RyeDad, you're starting to sound eerily like POSL..
Average Citizen July 21, 2014 at 06:33 PM
I know what the "A" stands for...
Interested Bystander July 22, 2014 at 01:03 PM
LOL. Let's take up a collection and send him back on vacation. He must have been somewhere withoutRead MoreW ifi. Galapagos Islands?
Average Citizen July 23, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Perhaps incarcerated?
tedc July 18, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Very civilly said Anne. I told Mayor Sack almost the same thing that Judge (Mayor) Carey hasRead Morewritten here. But Mr. Sack's intentions are in the right place - they just need a little tweaking. I also knew Mayor Morehead and Judge Carey has represented him here accurately. I'm going to donate in Mr. Morehead's honor. I'm going to encourage our current Mayor to study Mayor Morehead's history a little closer and - expand his creativity.
Interested Bystander July 18, 2014 at 02:11 PM
With a tiny marketing budget like that it's no surprise attendance has decreased. TypicalRead MoreRepublican strategy. If it's for the public, starve it! Schools, hospitals, libraries-- it's all the same to them.
Oldtimer July 18, 2014 at 07:09 PM
If you like your Playland you can keep your Playland.
Deirdre Curran July 19, 2014 at 08:26 AM
We like Playland and we *are* going to keep Playland. We're also going to finally hold the County's Read Morefeet to the fire to make sure they do right by that park for a change.
Average Citizen July 15, 2014 at 06:51 AM
Or they just write articles to hear themselves speak...
tedc July 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Good point Bob. Many survey firms ignore this important distinction about those who vote vs. thoseRead Morew ho don't by surveying either 'all adults' or 'registered voters.' They do this because screening for likely voters increases the number of calls they have to make to get a scientifically valid survey result. These same firms then switch to a likely voter screen just before important elections because they know how critical your point above here is. The results above indicate likely voters because that's the default standard at Rasmussen Reports. Here's a link to their methodology: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/about_us/methodology
Fair and Balanced July 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Rasmussen?????? That explains everything.
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