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Lakewood Mayor To Keep Negotiations With Busti Private

March 12, 2013

LAKEWOOD — David Wordelmann, Lakewood mayor, wants no more misinformation or miscommunication with Busti officials....

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MacKenzie

Mar-13-13 12:33 AM

Askwhy, I'll respond to your other uninformed comments later. There were more important issues to deal with first.

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MacKenzie

Mar-13-13 12:32 AM

Askwhy, what was the purpose of the citing the drug deal arrest? The parties therein have nothing to do with any serving representative in the town or village.

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MacKenzie

Mar-13-13 12:31 AM

There is a serious problem by some of the village board members to be able to work within the system as it exists, i.e., Mr. Troche. There are laws that supercede their wants. If you make good faith contracts, with the best interest of your constituents in mind, they will not run into the "what if" problems they are afraid of.

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MacKenzie

Mar-13-13 12:24 AM

As stated before, the Town of Busti CONTRACTS with the Village of Lakewood for police services. If that contract is terminated, it is my understanding that the contract is OVER. The extra costs incurred by the village are, quite frankly, their problem. If the town contracted with the Sheriff's department or somewhere else, they would not be held to paying for these "massive layoff" and "retirement" costs.

As for all these subsidizing cost of the court, etc. These matters need to be kept separate from the police contract.

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MacKenzie

Mar-13-13 12:20 AM

The Town of Busti, in good faith, agreed that their share of the police budget was not in line with the number of calls in the township. They agreed to increase the town's share to be paid to the village. Actually, they agreed to an amount greater than asked by the village. This was not good enough for the village politicians.

The Town of Busti contracts with the Village of Lakewood for police services. This benefits all the citizens in numerous ways. It also is in line with what everyone is clamoring for, shared services, consolidation. This consolidation was done 30 years ago before it was in vogue to do so. Now, you have politicians wanting to undo the very thing they want.

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MacKenzie

Mar-13-13 12:10 AM

Personally, I am deeply disturbed by a representative government that does not want to be transparent and tell me how they intend to spend my tax dollars. This is long overdue to be stated by anyone...but, really, if your chief negotiator, Mr. Troche cannot seal the deal in over a year, he needs to be replaced.

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MacKenzie

Mar-13-13 12:07 AM

Let's be honest. These agreements where the Lakewood taxpayers are "subsidizing" the Busti citizens were voted on by our board. Mayor Wordelman and Mr. Troche have been on these boards during part of the duration of this "subsidizing".

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MacKenzie

Mar-13-13 12:05 AM

No disrespect to Mayor Wordelman, but transparency is key in representative government. Any time a government official wants to keep something secret should send up red flags to all of the tax payers and citizens they serve.

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jjmciny

Mar-12-13 10:03 PM

What's the Town of Kiantone pay for police service? I'll tell ya...nothing. So what we getting for $500,000 that Kiantone is not except a bunch of gung ho 25 year old cops driving us all nuts writing traffic tickets. And of the 37% that are 'incidents' how many are traffic tickets? My guess is the majority of the calls are indeed traffic tickets. To count them as incidents is BS because they are a self created call. Let's just cancel our contract with Lakewood for the next 5 years and see how it goes. I bet it'll be fine

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factsout

Mar-12-13 1:58 PM

Listen up is correct the Town did vote in agreement for their 37% share. The Mayor screwed up he never presented that to his Board he just took it upon himself to make that offer. The answer may be to add this to the Town taxes. The article is not 100% acurate, I believe the Town of Busti pays the salary of the judges and the clerks (which are located in the Town offices)that use that building electricity, ect. So the Town does pay additional costs related to the Court, ect. OhPlease you are missing the point, the Town did agree to the contract; but then the Village changed the terms the Town agreed to. If you really want to know what's going on come to your Town and Village Board meetings.

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duckster

Mar-12-13 10:13 AM

In addition : I am getting tired of CSEA being the whipping boy for everything imaginable under the sun... Don't get me started on those rich teachers and 3am snow plow drivers...wtf

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duckster

Mar-12-13 10:11 AM

I agree with ask why on one very important point: the road patrols are in fact Legalized Extortion".. They have nothing to do about public safety.

On the broader question: I do not blame the mayor for keeping things away from the press and public: just look at these posts here and the media circus we had last year..

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askwhy

Mar-12-13 10:00 AM

Two women from New York have been charged by the Lexington Police Department with possessing 240 tablets of Oxymorphone.

Angela Ann Schlesing, 29, of 23 Erie St., Salamanca, N.Y., and Anne Elizabeth Robbins, 29, of 5 Briggs St., Lakewood, N.Y., were each placed in the Davidson County Detention Center on Wednesday under $50,000 secured bonds.

The women were charged with felony trafficking opium or ******, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver of a schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance and felony obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/forgery. Schlesing also is facing the charge of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

The women are accused of obtaining the Oxymorphone from a pharmacy by altering the lettering in a prescription note, according to warrants.

Schlesing and Robbins were both given court dates of Jan. 22.

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askwhy

Mar-12-13 9:43 AM

Troche and Wordelman have VILLAGE residents best interest in mind and know it is unfair that village carry @80% of Police cost but only make up 1/5th of geography of Town of Busti, and less than half the population. The meger of Busti Police into Village Police and Resulting LBPD was a good old boy creation by Tony Caprino (former village police chief) to protect his CSEA buddies jobs in the Busti Police Department. He then cut Busti a sweetheart deal of a contract to give his now larger PD a larger turf to "patrol" (i.e. extort) with traffic fines. All that court revenue goes back to Busti and Town coffers. Anyone who drives though this area knows they will encounter JPD, ETP, CCSD, and NYST on just one pass. There is more than enough protection in Lakewood Village commercial area. They even stumble over each other to respond to police calls. Look how many showed when the JPD officer when loopy, or kids were found parting in woods in Kiantone.

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ListenUp

Mar-12-13 9:36 AM

'OhPlease', Busti DID agree to the contract and passed it at a board meeting and will be paying their 37% share. THEN the village turned around and said they would not accept the police contract that THEY presented to Busti. WHAT?! The Mayor Wordlmen said he never showed the contract to the village board, only presented it to Busti, and then his own village board voted it down. Poor poor poor leadership. Busti is on board, it is the village that needs to be forthcoming. Sure Wordlman wants to keep discussion private because of the embarrassment he has caused himself, the village board and the entire village.

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askwhy

Mar-12-13 9:33 AM

Over the last two years CSEA state pension mandates have increased village budget over $100K. No increase in police services, just another $100K to pad state pensions. Going up again in 2013 and 2014 too, Maybe police budget line item should be bounced up to town tax level for all to share like Ellicott Police did when Celoron and Falconer PDs merged? The village is taking all the risk on large future police contract costs while town is only obligated to pay a small fraction of annual cost to maintain police protection. Town only paying for year to year service. I like having a local police dept. but I just don't like that I have to pay more for it then my fellow towns people less than a few hundred feet away. Sheriff and Troopers also patroling area, with a peremiter patroled by Ellicott and Jamestown Police to maintain the unmentionable curfew.

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OhPlease

Mar-12-13 8:22 AM

If the Mayor wants to keep negotiations private then why is he talking to the paper??? I didn't realize the Official in Busti were so dumb, If they have done research on having the Sheriff's Dept. or Jamestown take over & found it would cost the tax payer MORE money then wouldn't you think that agreeing to the contract with Lakewood would be a no brainer?? Come on Busti think about what your doing!!!!!!!

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khulumzurug

Mar-12-13 7:44 AM

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