Two days before Thanksgiving, the Common Council held a special meeting to vote on the 2014 city budget. Of the eleven members of the Common Council, only five showed up--Council President Don Moore and aldermen "Doc" Donahue (Fifth Ward), John Friedman (Third Ward), Ohrine Stewart (Fourth Ward), and Abdus Miah (Second Ward). To make a quorum, Alderman Cappy Pierro (Fifth Ward) had to be summoned from his home in Taghkanic, and those assembled had to wait for him to get there. John Mason has the story in today's Register-Star: "Budget cuts, low mandate hikes keep city taxes down."
Some significant news revealed in the article, which seems not to have been announced anywhere but on her Facebook page, is that Cheryl Kaszluga is the new sole assessor for the City of Hudson. She was appointed by Mayor Hallenbeck and sworn in on November 22.
How Shameful. That Vote should have been delayed , until full Council was present. That is the Citizens of Hudson's budgetReplyDelete
Not enough showed up for a quorum. Taxation without representation.Oh, the already ridiculous taxes didn't get raised..by making budget cuts? Bet they didn't make those cuts by forcing the Council ,the Mayor, and all the appointed Civil Servants, to get a less expensive health Insurance Package.
THE NO SHOWS, who have all voted for a lot of expenditures for this City...including the most recent $2,573,175.00 (that's their starting figure)Police /Court, taxed land purchase, Project. The Holcim 50 year "Deal", The financial disaster of Senior Center at Youth Center that has morphed into GalVan territory, the GalVan Police/Court "Civic" fiasco., to name just four.
" To make a quorum, Alderman Cappy Pierro (Fifth Ward) had to be summoned from his home in Taghkanic, and those assembled had to wait for him to get there. "
What..were Haddad, Marston, Ramsey , Wagoner and Pertilla..all on vacation?
On Nov. 5th, Haddad and Marston ..both 1st ward ran uncontested.
Ramsey 4th,Wagoner 3rd ,Pierro 5th,and Pertilla 2nd Wards..
are all Lame Ducks, now
Thanks for the show of dedication, to the citizens that elected you to office to represent them., from Jan 2012 thru Dec.2013.Well,except for Haddad who was appointed, after the voted in 1st Ward councilman quit.( I don't remember them holding a separate election for him in the 1st Ward)
This is not a good Omen for things to come.