Instead of waiting for the village to make this video available--once again due to "technical issues", here are two items from Croton United:
1) HEALTH INSURANCE AND MORE: You can see the 20 minute clip from Croton United in which--among other things-- Trustee Slippen says that citizen participation is excessive; Trustee Gallelli also has quite a bit to say on the subject - click on the link. This is an important video clip to fully understand the issues facing our village. With thanks to all the citizens who spoke that night, Bob Anderson, Rick Turner, Roseann Schuyler etal. Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu_BlYx2-Hs&feature=youtu.be
More meeting video to come. Keep track of Croton United events, commentary, candidates and more @ https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited or https://twitter.com/CrotonUnited
2) AND FROM CROTON UNITED'S FB PAGE - MAYOR'S FULL-TIME STATUS ON VILLAGE BOARD AGENDA. GALLELLI & SLIPPEN OBJECT TO QUESTIONS.
So, Trustees Gallelli and Slippen feel that any questions on Village Board agenda items are inappropriate. After all, a Village Board meeting, according to them, is NOT an open forum.
Here's the beef...
At last night’s Village Board meeting (10/6/2014), CU candidate Bob Anderson directed a series of questions related to the Mayor’s controversial health insurance to Trustee Maria Slippen. Trustee Slippen (who is running for election) said she was “spectacularly flabbergasted” at these questions, and a Village Board meeting was not the appropriate place to ask them.
Really? Because last night was the night the Village Board, including Ms. Slippen, was voting on a Village benefits policy that stated “For 2014, the position of Mayor will be reasonably expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. All Village Trustees will work 25 hours per week or less.” As most of us know, it is the alleged 30-hour+ work week of the Mayor that allegedly makes him eligible for a taxpayer-funded family health insurance plan. So why is the Village Board adopting a policy that requires this type of work load from the Mayor, and forces us to pay his health insurance? Why didn’t the Village Board do just the opposite – require the Mayor, like the Village Trustees – to work 25 hours a week or less?????? READ MORE HERE