That's the explanation given at tonight's Stormwater Group meeting when asked why there was no public meeting for comments and questions regarding the report on Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Municipal Compliance Certification Form that is to be submitted to the D.E.C. annually.
In other words, folks, silence is golden in New Hartford. Your silence allows this "regime" to stick it to you. Because, obviously, if you had any questions or wished to make any comments you would speak up, right?
What's that you say? You haven't seen the annual report, so how can you ask questions or make comments? Don't feel bad, the report was just handed out to the Stormwater Committee tonight and we just happen to have a copy for your review that we obtained through a Freedom of Information request. Any questions or comments, please direct them to Roger Cleveland, Highway Superintendent or Kurt Schwenzfeier, Town Planner. They are standing by waiting for your input!
By the way, in case you were wondering what areas the town plans to focus their attention to in regards to the $2 million stormwater bond, we just happen to have a copy of that too.