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AN IMPORTANT LETTER FROM BRIAN POWERS ON MAYOR WEIGMAN'S AND DEPUTY MAYOR GALLELLI'S ACTIVITIES CONCERNING GOUVEIA, BARBARA SARBIN AND SOMETHING GOOD IN THE WORLD
To the editor,
While I do not expect to agree with all the policy choices that our elected officials make, I do expect that those officials would be honest, forthright and above board to village residents about what they are doing in their village-related functions.
The recent disclosure of the emails from Barbara Sarbin to Mayor Weigman and Trustee and Deputy Mayor Gallelli (http://bit.ly/1pZo1B6) makes it clear that, since at least August of 2013, these officials have been quietly plotting with Ms. Sarbin concerning the use of the Gouveia property. (I can't wait to see Mayor Weigman and Trustee and Deputy Mayor Gallelli's responsive emails once they are released.) During that time, these same officials chose not to advise the citizens of Croton of the true nature and extent of their activities and their planned use of the property which the village still has not acquired. Whether you call it malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance, our officials' actions fall into at least one of those categories.
So what is the answer? The major focus, if not a major one, of the November elections should be whether our elected officials have been honest and forthright in their official actions, not only involving the Gouveia property but all other projects the village is engaged in. Our current officials would be hard-pressed to demonstrate such.
And to that end I say it is time for a change. No longer can we sit idly by and let our elected officials be left unchecked without fear of any consequences for what they are doing. The only power that we, the electors, apparently have is the power of the ballot. And if that is all we are left with, we should seriously consider getting rid of each and every incumbent this year.