when the sign ordinance became law?
Not one person attending the Public Hearing spoke up...in fact, only a handful of people were present at the meeting. Where were all the realtors who are not happy with the law according to the Observer Dispatch article in today's paper?
People just don't seem to get it...this was your opportunity to speak up if you were not happy with the proposed law. That is why Public Hearings take place...to hear both points of view...for and/or against.
In New Hartford, we now have an administration that thinks everything they do is "wonderful" (to quote Earle Reed). To be sure, a good deal of what they do is done behind closed doors, but Concerned Citizens has taken the time to let you know a lot of what is going on...to open the doors, so to speak. We posted the DRAFT copy of the sign ordinance and let everyone know about the Public Hearing.
When everyone sits on their derriere and no one asks questions or voices their displeasure, the town board is left to believe that they are doing exactly what the majority of people would like them to do.
The May 28, 2008 town board meeting lasted exactly 30 minutes including the time that it took to hold a public hearing and adopt the sign ordinance.
30 minutes...surely, everyone could have taken 30 minutes out of their evening.
30 minutes...how sad that such a progressive town only needs 30 minutes to conduct their public business!
The sign ordinance is now town law...whether you are in favor of it or not.
Let's see, three members of the town board and the Highway Superintendent are going to be up for re-election in 2009...will we see their signs along the road on every vacant lot like we did for the second Ward councilperson last summer or will they honor they own law?
Here is a copy of the newly adopted sign ordinance ...we will have a permanent link to the sign ordinance on on all our websites shortly.
The videotape of the May 28, 2008 Town Board Meeting including the Public Hearing is now available online.
Note: Our videos are hosted on Google. Google has been having some technical difficulties and we have been unable to post some previous meetings. We are working to get them online at this point and they should be available soon.