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Westfield Residents Ask For More Time

Would Like Questions Answered On Possible Merger With Brocton

September 22, 2013

WESTFIELD — Several residents spoke out at a recent meeting of the Westfield Academy and Central School Board, urging that a binding vote on consolidation with Brocton be delayed until certain......

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Rosebud

Sep-22-13 9:38 AM

Brocton is 35 million in debt??? I didn't know that. No wonder they want a merger & Fredonia declined. What are we getting ourselves into ?? Best we leave well enough alone!!!

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retiredbill

Sep-22-13 10:20 AM

And it much more then the 35 million dollars. There will be a major increase in the taxes for Westfield taxpayers.

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retiredbill

Sep-22-13 10:22 AM

Plus it is not fair that Brocton students have an illegal safe zone and will be picked up at their houses in the village while Westfield school children that live in the village have to walk to school.

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retiredbill

Sep-22-13 10:23 AM

And if the state decides that the Brocton safe zone is illegal and the district has to pay back $400,000 or so and the merger is vote for Westfield taxpayers will be on the hook for half of that $400,000.

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retiredbill

Sep-22-13 10:26 AM

And Brocton just gave its superintendent a new 3 year deal. If the new Board of Education of the merged district decides not to keep that superintendent the Westfield taxpayers will be on the hook for half of the $125,000 per year, for 2 years ($250,000) that are left on the Brocton superintendent's contract. Why did the Brocton BOE pull this dumb move of giving the superintendent a 3 year sweetheart deal?

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retiredbill

Sep-22-13 10:29 AM

And then there are the transportation costs that were not included in the merger process. No matter what they say the Westfield BOE has no clue of the transportation costs of a merged district because it was not addressed as pointed out by Mr. Winslow. From that point alone costs will go up and taxes for Westfield will go up from day one.

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retiredbill

Sep-22-13 10:32 AM

And if you only look at the report from the merger members it outlines that if things went as planned (which they won't because of transportation and other costs) but if they did

Westfield taxpayers would see a 1% tax savings while Brocton taxpayers would see a 30% taxes savings.

Is that fair???????

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retiredbill

Sep-22-13 10:33 AM

vote the merger down!

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retiredbill

Sep-22-13 10:34 AM

And ask yourself why has the BOEs and superintendents not replied to the questions that have been asked as outlined in this article and at the last BOE meeting in Westfield.

Its been 9 months with no answers.

Ask yourself WHY no answers.

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