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Friday, June 28, 2013

Flooding in the Town of New Hartford - June 28, 2013

Below is a video of several areas in the Town of New Hartford beginning with the Sherman Hills area, moving to the Burrstone Road area, Commercial Drive area and ending with total destruction on Royal Brook Lane in New York Mills as the result of flooding of Mud Creek. Approximately 30 minutes of video.


Anonymous said...

Yet your little blog spot felt the Town didn't need to spend tax payer dollars on this problem. Readers SEE STORM WATER.

New Hartford, NY Online said...

What's the matter Rich? Bored now that the library's blather has been silenced on Topix?

Let's tell the whole story. We didn't want to spend tax dollars for mitigation of areas that are already covered by a stormwater district or for politically connected people.

That's why we tried to get the then Highway Superintendent Roger Cleveland to identify exactly where the work would take place BEFORE the $2 million was borrowed. He refused to do that leading us to believe that the stormwater money would once again be wasted.

The first clue we had that the fixes were not going to be favorable to the average person was when they locked us out of the Stormwater Committee Meetings in violation of the Open Meetings Law. They didn't want us to speak up and tell people what we knew vs. what we heard at the meetings. They finally opened the meetings after a Notice of Claim was filed, but it was too late at that point.

Without going into detail, let's just say that the majority of the stormwater money was spent on fixes for people who are politically connected and most of those fixes didn't work during this last storm.

How dare you even point any fingers at us. We have been out during the storms, even in the night, trying to help those people affected by the flooding. Where were you?

We merely tried to stop the wasted spending of taxpayer dollars because we saw what happened with the $2.4 million borrowed in the 1990s.

The recent storm will attest to the fact that the first $2.4 million borrowed in the 1990s was wasted as was the second $2 million bond. The stormwater problems are getting worse and the money is just about gone at this point.

Before you speak, sir, you should make sure you know what you are talking about. Try attending a few town board meetings and bring yourself up to date on the subject before you shoot off your mouth.