So did the stormwater prop. pass or not?What is the status of this whole sorry mess? said Anonymous on our last post.
Let me tell you the story as we know it today...
Last Thursday, April 5, 2007, we were told that members of our group, Concerned Citizens for Honest & Open Government, could meet at the Town Clerk's office today, April 10, 2007 to review the voting records & certifications for the March 29, 2007 bond vote. The Town Clerk only asked that we call first thing in the morning to confirm that someone could assist us--the Town Clerk is out of town so we were to speak to the Deputy Clerk.
We called about 8:15 a.m. this morning and spoke to the Deputy Clerk. She gave her o.k. for us to meet at the Town Clerk office at 1:30 this afternoon.
Within a couple of minutes we get a call back from the Deputy Clerk saying that she spoke to the Town Clerk and the Town Clerk plans on having another recount in a day or two and everyone who is interested may attend. Therefore, we are not allowed to look over the records today. So how many recounts does that make? Three, four...I've lost count of the recounts!
Interestingly, the Wednesday, April 11, 2007 town board agenda has "Results of Special Election" under the Town Clerk's agenda items.
It would appear that there is much confusion in the Town of New Hartford. Perhaps it is because the story is being made up as they go along. Residents should be outraged!