..missed you last night ...however, John has given me some fodder for a column... I pushed on the FOI issue... how does this serve the town? John's answer" it's my right" and the ever popular " it is not costing the taxpayers any money it is in Keating's retainer."
He still never addressed what the outcome would be that would benefit the citizens of New Fairfield Also on his money back to the town... I asked Jay Waterman where the unexpended funds came from... it comes to about $420,000.
Jay stated that it related to payroll savings,e.g. an employee on disability receives 2/3 pay and we pay no associated payroll costs, FICA, medicare etc. Also a position was not filled, savings there. there was a delay in filling another position, savings there..... this is not management of the budget. Also the $619,000 in unexpected revenue came from real estate tax and interest income due to investments made by Phil Cammarano..I still don't see John's role in this windfall, but he and Ron are claiming their fiscal prowess and taking the bows. Feel free to share this with others. I am also waiting for the letters and questions... he didn't tell the truth 2 yrs ago, he is not telling the truth now.
Also the lawn sign thing is a diversion to attack Tom and Roger as the RTC has no issue to criticize them for and as you know, they are talented at creating issues where none exist.
take care Peggy