Monday, June 18, 2018

TOWN AFFAIRS - NO ACCOUNTABILITY

Isn't it IRONIC....Salka, the guy who is going to clean up the Albany "Swamp" when he becomes assemblyman can't even clean up "his own/Town's backyard"....a 15' x 20' piece of land...can't get the neighbor to vacate....YEARS...yes, YEARS and thousands of dollars in attorney and surveying fees...he still can't correct the situation and come up with a solution...NO...IT's NOT HIS JOB.... now it's the BOARD's problem....I hear he's scared to death of the neighbor.  Like the Gorton Lake Rd. fiasco he accepts NO ACCOUNTABILITY for solving problems.  Salka will slither right into that swamp...I ask ANYONE who considers a vote for SALKA to take a drive through our Town of Brookfield and see for yourself.  Better yet, attend one of the Board meetings and see the DISRESPECT he shows his own constituents during the Public Q&A sessions and no one on the Town Board has the balls to call him on it.    Mr. ALL-TALK and NO-WALK... I used to be a supporter...too many years of promises and no results and more BS.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Ellie Abrams - Waterville Times "Baby of the Year"

How could I forget the Waterville Times cover story..."Kids All Day..."...Ellie Abrams, daughter of Sarah & Andrew Abrams, Brookfield, along with Althea Larkin (Waterville) were named Babies of the Year.  Nice story... teachers having babies during the school year and managing it all!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

LEONARDSVILLE School ... Sold! ?

According to this week's WEST WINFIELD STAR, the Leonardsville School is being sold to the Unadilla Forks Baptist Church.  The $100,000 purchase price [previously reported price] consists of $20,000 in local donations and a "substantial" ($80,000 ?) donation from an anonymous donor.  The Church group will be looking to lease space....maybe the Town Board should consider leasing a COURT ROOM  or OFFICES down there rather than a new building?...could be a win/win.  Mt. Markham School District is selling the property.  Hope this group can keep up the operating expenses, utilities, insurance and maintenance...wishing them Good luck ...would be nice addition to the Community. Front page of this week's June 6 - West Winfield Star.

BACK AT THE KEYBOARD.... JUNE CALENDAR?

Back at the keyboard and going to try something new: An EVENTS CALENDAR...based on what I find or hear about in the local papers (Waterville Times, West Winfield Star, etc.).  Will start with this coming weekend:  Friday/ June 8 through Sunday/ June 17.   So much going on....

NEWS: This week's West Winfield Star reported that the Unadilla Forks Baptist Chuch has purchased the Leonardsville School.  They raised $20,000 in donations and a separate, anonymous donor is picking up the tab on the other $80,000.  They are  looking for TENANTS....maybe the TOWN OF BROOKFIELD should consider leasing space for offices and court room in lieu of a NEW BUILDING....could be a win/win.

Per West Winfield Star - Lincoln Davies  Summit Rd., Paris Station, now has a museum!! Open JUNE 10 / 1-5PM first opening.

THIS WEEKEND: Thu/ June 7 to Sunday/ June 10
"Huge" Moving Sale - Unadilla Forks/W.Winfield - Thurs -Sat /Jun 7 -9 at 11271 Forks Rd.
HUGE BARN SALE [update] - Unadilla Forks / 156 Pritchard Rd./ Sat & Sun/ June 9 & 10
Community Garage Sales - Leonardsville - Saturday / June 9 / 9AM to 3PM (WWF Star)
Community Garage Sales - West Edmeston  ? Still confirming
CNY Fibre Fair  - Bouckville - Sat & Sun - June 9 & 10 / 10AM - 4PM
Lincoln Davies Museum - Sunday / June 10 / 1-5 PM - Summit Rd., Paris Station

NEXT WEEK: Monday - Thursday / June 11 - 14
BCS - Last Day of School - Monday/ June 11 -Grades 7-12
BCS - Regents Week - Tues-Fri / June 12-15
Brookfield Republicans -  Tuesday/ June 12 at 7:30PM Town Hall
TOWN BOARD MEETING CHANGED TO:  Thursday / June 14 / Leonardsville/ 7 PM
Comprehensive Plan "Community Chat" - Thursday / June 14 / Brookfield Town Hall / 6-8 PM

NEXT WEEKEND: June 14 -17
Brookfield Community Sales- Friday-Sunday / June 15-17
Leonardsville Fire Dept - Breakfasts  Sunday/June 17 - Fire Hall /7-10:30AM - Donations
FATHER's DAY - Sunday / June 17

FOLLOWING WEEKEND: June 22-24
Garage Sales - West Winfield - Saturday/ June 23

Thursday, April 19, 2018

TOWN: Court Security....PART 2- Town Board Meeting

Another astounding exchange at this month's Board meeting over the Town Court Judge's request to:

 1- Have a safety inspection of the Town Court Offices:  
TURNED DOWN - because "the state inspection will show a number of problems..and whenever the State comes in it gets more complicated"...."we don't know what the state is looking for"...

2 - SECURITY:  a deputy sheriff to attend six sessions PER YEAR at a COST OF $1,600....
TURNED DOWN:   according to Salka we already spend too much on the Court... " the Court already costs the Town about $5,000" !  What kind of ANSWER is that for the safety of the residents?...have any of these BOARD members ever bothered to haul their asses to one of the DA nights where people are lined up to the door? 

Pick up the Waterville Times and see if your yourself.....attend a meeting.  See you in May!

TOWN SUPERVISOR: PART 1 - "Not My Job"...unless you are CAMPAIGNING!

Please, do grab a copy of the Waterville Times this week.  Great coverage of the April BROOKFIELD Town Board meeting.

The primary topic was the Gorton Lake Rd. disaster.... dug up and left in September until Spring.... when it could be "fixed".

When residents showed up to complain the answers varied from:  "take another road"...."prove the road damaged your car"...and "not my job"...all from the guy who wants to change things in Albany...change to what...the hell hole this town has become. 

Just listen to Salka's campaign radio interview where he boldly takes credit for the Highway Dept's "50% drop in maintenance" and "no trucks older than 4 yrs old"...and hypocritically claims to residents at their Town meeting, that he has nothing to do with the Highway Dept other than the Budget...while he and the Board cry:"NOT MY JOB"...then what the hell is you job??? Other than collecting: salary - benefits - and using a community for your benefit?  Sure, let's take his "road show" to Albany...."swamp-qualified"......share the grief  with the rest of the State.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Flick's - Supervisor Speaks Out !! Go Johnny!

John Salka wants us all to know the following...glad to see you read my blog, John-Boy:

Sent to me, personally from Brookfield Town Supervisor, John Salka -- a guy that's ALBANY-READY....

In your obsession to finding something that I do wrong, you, in fact, got it wrong again. I did not put the posted signs up on the property next to the town hall, Mr.Kabanna did. Of course you will not correct this inaccuracy to the very small number of people that read your "blog". Please check your facts next time,again....

John-Boy - that was a helluva' lot cheaper that all that money spent you spent on attorney letters $$$$.....use your head and not the taxpayer money!! Again, glad to see you among my followers !!!