To the Editor, Last November, when I took office as a newly-elected Trustee, I had hoped the members of the Board of Trustees would be able to move the village forward in a non partisan manner. It is becoming increasingly apparent, however, that the opposition is significantly embittered after losing their monopoly control of the board, and that they and their supporters will be making every possible attempt to introduce partisanship into local issues.
The Croton Dems’ latest effort to obfuscate and mislead is to imply that by voting to issue village bonds recently, the Board majority has broken its campaign promises about village debt. This is ridiculous. Our campaign repeatedly stated that the prudent use of bonds was a fiscal policy that we encouraged; our criticism was directed at the imprudent manner in which the former administration used this financial tool.
Contrary to the statements made in last week’s letters to the Gazette, the $8 million dollars in bonds that were recently approved were not “new”. These bonds were approved as part of the Wiegman administration’s final capital budget, which actually approved the issuance of over $11 million in new borrowing. READ THE REST HERE http://www.crotonunited.org/blog-n/2016/2/23/a-serious-and-urgent-issue OR HERE on.fb.me/1TDRMLl