We also received an interesting letter from Ms. Petruccione, Village Clerk in Yorkville. The letter sort of speaks for itself; however, suffice it to say that the Village of Yorkville DOES NOT have copies of the signed Dispatch agreements. It might be interesting to find out if they are even paying the fees for the Town of New Hartford Dispatch...in fact, are any of the villages paying the fees without signed contracts?
When revenues are understated....it either creates a "slush fund" or it might be a method used to cover over-expenditures in previous years. Of course, then there is the scenario of revenues being understated and expenditures being overstated...that too will create a "slush fund" or cover-up.
Unfortunately, either scenario creates a tax rate that is higher than it needs to be...how much higher is just a matter of how big a "slush fund" or cover-up you "need"! Of course, the whole thing could just be a matter of incompetence! At any rate, Supervisor Reed, may we remind you that you are Chief Financial Officer according to NYS Town Law!
Stay tuned...we have another "mystery" that is starting to unravel. The particulars should be online sometime this afternoon. We may need your help to completely solve this mystery...or maybe not...at any rate you don't want to miss the next episode...