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Sunday, March 23, 2008

The sun is always shining in New Hartford, N.Y....

Another Sunshine Week has come and gone, but the need for Open Government will never go away. Get involved and ask questions...it's your right to know how your government is doing business.

Robert Freeman, Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government has put together a video to help answer questions regarding the Open Meetings Law and Freedom of Information Law. We suggest that you visit this site and "bookmark" it so that you will be able to reference it whenever you have a question regarding open government and your rights regarding access to information.

Concerned Citizens will continue to bring as much information to the public as possible. We have a couple of stories that we had hoped to write about during Sunshine Week, but believe it or not, the Town of New Hartford doesn't like to respond to FOIL requests in a timely fashion!

By the way, if you are from the Town of Whitestown or know someone who is...we will have a very "special announcement" within the next few days...stay tuned!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Whitestown, the highway dept is now selling surplus stuff on eBay.

http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/whitestownhd1/

Hopefully they do a better job than NH did with eBay.

New Hartford, N.Y. Online said...

We see they are not stating that they will collect NYS sales tax...must be they consulted with New Hartford before they started to sell on eBay.

It's o.k. as long as the new owner registers the vehicle because the sales tax will be collected at the time of the registration. But the real problem is if they sell more than vehicles without collecting the sales tax. Time will tell and we will definitely be watching!

Here's a link...Whitestown eBay