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Friday, January 28, 2011

It's all in his head...

According to an Observer Dispatch article earlier this week, Tyksinski guarantees New Hartford will eliminate police deficit, reporter Bryon Ackerman wrote:
In a corrective action plan submitted to the state in response to the audit, Tyksinski, who took office in 2010, estimates any deficits in the police fund will be resolved by the end of this year. If not this year, then definitely in 2012...
The article went on to say:
The plan likely will be based on reallocating sales tax revenue toward the police fund, according to the corrective action plan. Expectations of higher than budgeted sales tax revenues for 2010 and potential other budget surpluses will assist with the goal, according to the plan.
Tyksinski declined to discuss further details of how he will address the deficits – saying the ideas will remain in his head for now.

However, during Public Comment at the January 26, 2011 town board meeting, former Town Supervisor Ralph Humphreys posed a few questions to Supervisor Tyksinski regarding the use of sales tax revenue to pay back any monies owed to other funds, including the police fund, due to "borrowing" between funds over the past few years. This prompted further discussion on the Town Supervisor's possible future plans for addressing the recommendations of the State Comptroller in their recently released State Comptroller's Audit for the Town of New Hartford.

Here is the video of that portion of the meeting:

The video of the entire January 26, 2011 town board meeting is below:


Anonymous said...

This town is being run like a banana republic with misappropriation of funds, sweetheart deals,elected officials making up procedures contrary to the rules. When will this mess be taken seriously and honest answers openly given to the residents?

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

It will be taken seriously when enough residents start writing to town officials and start attending town board meetings to voice their concern. Until then...status quo.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight...

The $1,000,000 deficit the police fund owes will be made up from sales tax revenues that have been OVER-estimated than what has historically been brought in?

So where are these phantom sales coming from?

Sounds like he should make fairbrother pay back her hundreds of thousands stolen from taxpayer coffers to keep her silent. At least then the police fund would only be about half in debt.

Also, sounds like he should mandate that the freebie security details receive actual costs rather than the town subsidizing private security details over legitimate private security businesses.