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Residents Speak Up On Future Of Busti’s Town Offices

January 23, 2014

Note: In the version of this article that appeared in Thursday's edition of The Post-Journal and previously on this website, Nancy Bargar, a former Chautauqua County legislator, spoke up about the......

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Jan-23-14 4:41 AM

just do the thing that costs taxpayers the most.

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Jan-23-14 5:40 AM

He's baaaaaack! Sounds like Rudy is gearing up for his next dissolution campaign.

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Jan-23-14 8:57 AM

Hold the presses!

Why can't our politicians put their heads together and just fold the Village into the town or visa-versa?

Time to sit aside the differences in egos between the blue bloods and the blue collars.

Awaiting all the excuses to follow.

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Jan-23-14 10:18 AM

MacKenzie, you hit the ball right out of the park! Mayor Mueller cannot wait to get the village dissolution accomplished, have the Busti taxpayers pay for the village debt they have built up, and then the former-Mayor-Mueller can complain to the town about why is their tax rate so high! Him and his band of supporters do think that the education level ends at the village board.

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Jan-23-14 10:37 AM

Don't the residents the Boards represent have a say in where their tax dollars are spent??? Let's get the information out to the people with a special meeting and let your constituents decide what they want to do.

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Jan-23-14 4:34 PM

FYI "Mayor Wordelmann indicated that in the past four years the Village of Lakewood’s contribution to the New York State Retirement System has risen from $ 119,553.00 to $ 328,323.00 or 175%. The retirement system contributions used to account for approximately 3% of the budget, now it is more like 10%. Mayor Wordelmann wished to point out that this predicament will not result in higher taxes, but rather a matter of tapping into the village’s fund balance for the difference." "Also, (in 2010) the question was asked if this process will happen again if the dissolution is voted down. According to state law, residents would have to wait four years to bring the issue to petition again." So I guess we are getting around to asking that question again.

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Jan-23-14 4:41 PM

Lakewood residents are Busti residents! They pay the bulk of the town property taxes, and sales taxes, and are better funded, and they make up more than half of Busti voters, so guess who is going to win this turf battle. The town should not be in the real estate business, but in the business of cutting bloated and duplicated expenses. The Police and Fire protection will not go away. Police budget should be moved to town level anyway. Why does village have to supplement town protection?

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Feb-25-14 1:32 PM

Askwhy is right. The Town should buy the proposed building and move in. However why does the village have to supplement town protection? Well the answer is simple, THE TOWN DOES NOT HAVE POLICE SERVES.

There. The town is covered by COUNTY SHERRIF's offices.

And guess what, your taxes will go up because someone has to patrol your area from the county instead of the village.

Askwhy, the village as to "supplement town protection" because response times will be diminished. If there is someone shooting my neighbors houses up cause of a crack deal gone bad, I want protection NOW, not in 20 minutes from MAYVILLE.

But your saying I should own more guns than my neighbor so that I can protect my property all by myself?

Whyask such stupid questions askwhy? aSKWHY SOUNDS A LOT LIKE ASSWIPE. no offese but just saying is all.

riddle me this askwhy...if you do not like it here so much why don't you just move?

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