Did you happen to see the article in today's Observer Dispatch, New Hartford deals with $550,000 shortfall in sales tax revenue?
How could that have happened when the town had a financial consultant whose firm was paid in excess of $147,000, a bookkeeper who was paid over $58,000 a year and a Town Supervisor whose main responsibility was overseeing the financials of the town?
Concerned Citizens has been analyzing Town of New Hartford adopted budgets from 2005 to 2009, and, in particular, the anticipated sales tax revenue used to offset expenditures. We will be reporting...Stay tuned!
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)
16th president of US (1809 - 1865)