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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Payment In Lieu of Taxes Agreement

We have placed the entire Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement online as it was given to us by the New Hartford Town Clerk. The town clerk said she received it from the Town Attorney, Gerald Green. You may read and/or download the PILOT agreement here.


Anonymous said...

Is this the agreement that the town clerk swore did not exist?! Someone should have her impeached/recalled for lying about the nonexistence of an existing document.

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

This is the one.

Actually, the Town Clerk was merely stating what the town board including Town Supervisor Reed; Kurt Schwenzfeier, the Town Planner; and Roger Cleveland, the Highway Superintendent told her.

However, after we submitted our FOIL appeal, Town Supervisor Earle Reed managed to get the Town Attorney, Jerry Green to get a copy of the non-existant agreement for us. We are still not sure if this is the one that is in effect which is why we have asked for certification from the Town Attorney.

Sad that we have to jump through so many hoops to get information that should have been readily available.

Anonymous said...

So, what happens to the officials who were blatantly lying? Do they get fired, or investigated for dereliction of duty and for willfully creating false reports?

Anonymous said...

Lets see, first Joe Yagey resigns as Chairman of the Planning Board after the business park gets the green light. Next Superintendent Dan Gilligan retires after PILOT is agreed to. Then Roger Cleveland, Highway Superintendent, retires after Woods Hwy. road/water project moves forward.

Is it just me or does anybody else see a pattern here? Can we FOIL Adler's payroll?