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Supervisor Flach: On Eliminating the Coeymans P.D.

09 Sep

Finally, Someone in the Double-wide a.k.a. the Coeymans Town Hall Is Waking Up and Listening to Reason and Proposing Sound Economics!

Supervisor Flach: “I want to ensure personal safety while saving taxpayer dollars.”
BRAVO, MR FLACH!

In Early July 2012 We Published Two Articles on The Cost of the Coeymans P.D. and the Good Sense in Eliminating it Outright. After All, Our Tax Dollars Are Paying for Two Other Law Enforcement Organizations That Regularly Serve Coeymans: The Albany County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police. Why Pay and Additional Estimated More Than $2 Million a Year to Have A Local Band of Thugs Who So Far Have Served Mainly As a Long Arm of the Local Coeymanazis, Have Raised Numerous Questions of Corruption, and Have Been the Cause of Innumerable Complaints and Lawsuits, Costing The Taxpayers Dearly!

Coeymans Town Supervisor announced in the Supervisor’s Report printed in the September 7, 2012, Ravena News Herald newspaper, that he has been studying the possibility of eliminating the Coeymans Police Department and asking the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police to take over law enforcement in the Town of Coeymans. (Read the entire Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Report-Eliminating the Coeymans Police Department)

We advocated that move back in July in our article Eliminating the Coeymans Police Department, where we argue that more than $2 million could be saved by getting rid of the Coeymans P.D. We also expressed our outrage when the Coeymans town board approved the appointment of officer Kerry Thompson to be police chief Gregory Darlington’s admin assistant at more than $30.00 per hour! We published that gem in our article, One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward: Kerry Thompson gets $30+/hour!

According to Supervisor Flach’s report in the News Herald his “job as…elected official is to manage the town budget, while improving and maintaining services.” It’s nice to hear someone in office talking like that and actually someone having the cojones to actually say it out loud.

Supevisor Flach goes on to say that many local communities are downsizing or eliminating their law enforcement departments to save money and that he wants to “ensure personal safety for our community members while saving taxpayer dollars.” Flach has guts and integrity by even entertaining such a sensible plan and we should stand behind him because he’s really trying to make improvements and do the best for the community.

Surpervisor Flach closes his article with an appeal to the community to let him know what it wants. He asks residents to e-mail him or board members to voice their opinions. Supervisor Flach gives his e-mail as sflach@coeymans.org and asks to hear from you.

We would also suggest as many residents as possible attend the Coeymans town board meeting on Monday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m. at the Coeymans town hall. You can probably expect to see a lot of Coeymans P.D. people there protesting the proposed elimination of the department. That’s why it’s important to have the rest of the community show up in support of Flach’s plan.

Good Things Happen Only If You Support Them!

Please note that even if there are some thugs on the Coeymans force, there are also some very good people on the Coeymans P.D. and every effort should be made to make the transition smoothly and to ensure that there are outplacement efforts made to place qualified people in positions where they can continue supporting themselves…preferably not at Coeymans taxpayer expense.

You should support Supervisor Flach’s plan because there is no real or reasonable need to pay for three law enforcement organizations to serve Coeymans. You already are paying for the Sheriff’s department and State Police services so save yourself at least $2 million a year, and support Flach’s plan.

WE SUPPORT
SUPERVISOR FLACH’S PROPOSAL
AND YOU SHOULD TOO!

THE EDITOR

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One response to “Supervisor Flach: On Eliminating the Coeymans P.D.

  1. Pundit

    September 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    [Pundit: I moved this out of “Sincere Invitation” so that it gets some visibility. Editor]

    ….Just some Non-School- elated random thoughts to stimulate discussion…..

    A Special Thanks to NYS for contracting out the repaving of the Northern Portion of Route 9W from the Town of Coeymans line to Route 396–wasn’t really needed but iI guess it was done according to someone’s desktop calendar..it is basically an OK thing, I guess And another Special Thanks to the contractor for the new Speed Bumps and Dips at every Transition… very much appreciated and I am sure the job will pass NYS DOT ‘Inspection”.
    I would be in favor of posting the cost of every job-road jobs at least-right alongside the ‘Work Zone’ signs-that way we all know what the real cost is…
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    Speaking of Highway Inspections, I believe the Inspector person(s) who ride the highways must have large Marshmallows for tires allowing them to not feel the lousy conditions of our highways…9W@ Creble Road is one…almost every Transistion is in the same category as the new 9W….how about Route 85 from Delmar to Albany….repaved the Slingerlands piece but when it gets to where the ‘Rough Road’ sign is, they stop…..

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    How about the Police insisting on pulling you over right on the Roadway where there is not a place to be safe–can’t wait until you get to a safe place to pull you over..so they can whip open their door and just tempt you…..

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    How about the ridiculous Coeymans PD request that badges and IDs for retired Police Staff be issued? What good can possibly come from that? This was asked for by the Chief at this past Monday’s Town Board Meeting…

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    So, one goes to vote in Today’s Primary Election and notes the ‘No Politicing’ signs all over the place-which is entirely correct. Then one goes inside to see an elected Village Official sitting at the Inspector table…probably legal but……

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