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New Baltimore: Just a Hint of Corruption?

New Baltimore: Do Benway, Norris Recommend Conflict of Interest in Choosing Insurance Carriers!

Can you spell that for me? Sure: O-R-O-R-K-E + B-E-N-W-A-Y + N-O-R-R-I-S = CORRUPTION.

Can you spell that for me?
Sure: O-R-O-R-K-E + B-E-N-W-A-Y + N-O-R-R-I-S = CORRUPTION.

In her biased article “Dispute arises over insurance carriers” that appears in the March 6 issue of The Ravena News Herald Jessica Mosier (Columbia – Greene Media, Johnson Newspaper Group) reports on the deliberations by the New Baltimore Town Board on whether or not to jump ship from their present insurer to an insurer recommended by board members Lisa Benway and Chris Norris, NYMIR. Problem is: NYMIR has some pretty shady background when it comes to pals Susan O’Rorke, Lisa Benway and Chris Norris, and we probably should throw in their media mole Jessica Mosier, who seems to lose a lot in the translation.

Here’s what we managed to dig up:

In a recent e – mail communication from Lisa Benway to Shelly VanEtten (recently elected to the board with the Dellisanti team that ousted the tyrannical O’Rorke mob), Benway writes:

“I have looked over our current policy again, the Trident Renewal proposal and the NYMIR proposal…I know that people get nervous about changing policies because they are unsure of the service they will get from the new carrier. I can tell you that NYMIR has a very good reputation for claims service and overall service in general….To sum up, based on my years in the business and my interpretation of the policies, I would recommend to the board to take the NYMIR policy.” [emphasis provided]

In the Ravena News Herald article, Mosier reports Norris as having publicly recommended NYMIR “based on savings” not on coverage terms, and Benway agreed. Crazy! You say? No! Just crooked. Because O’Rorke, Benway and Norris have a very cozy—but is it too cozy—connection with NYMIR.

Junk-journalist Jessica Mosier of the Ravena News Herald, a division of Johnson Newspaper Group, and edited by Mark Vinciguerra, a former Albany Times Useless employee, don’t do their in-depth reporting, and manage to stay ignorant—or just don’t report—the dirty connections in which their pals are involved. So here are the facts:

Benway had the gall to admit that, “No two companies for commercial insurances are identical, that I can guarantee you!”

And, Guess what! We know why Benway would make such a statement! It all revolves around conflicts of interest and campaign contributions made to Susan O’Rorke and the New Baltimore Democratic Committee under Diane Lewis made by NYMIR – associated agents, agencies, and people. The donations were made to former New Baltimore supervisor Susan O’Rorke and to the New Baltimore Democratic Committee under chairperson Diane Lewis! Of course “no two companies are identical”! One is paying you and your party off and the other is providing legitimate insurance services! Never a truer statement made! You see, Susan O’Rorke works for Wright Risk Management (WRM), the parent company of NYMIR insurance, the insurer Benway and Norris are pushing the board to hire to insure New Baltimore!

Here’s the real dirt: our late and not–so–great New Baltimore town supervisor, Ms Susan O’Rorke, is an employee of Wright Risk Management (WRM), which is the management company for, NYMIR. (Makes you wonder if O’Rorke had not gotten the boot, would the three stooges, O’Rorke, Benway and Norris have still pushed the NYMIR recommendation? Now that would have been a story leading to a conviction! But it’s a question we should still ask Lisa Benway: Would she still so strongly have recommended NYMIR, and for the same reasons?)

But that, in itself, doesn’t build a very strong case for conflict of interest or charges of corruption. Or does it?

In the period of September 25, 2009 to November 4, 2013, WRM or NYMIR or high – ranking management of those companies or their founder, William Fishlinger made contributions to the O’Rorke Campaign or to the New Baltimore Democratic Committee in the amount of more than $2,500.00.

Contributions? Maybe, maybe not.

Contributions?
Maybe, maybe not.

An unconfirmed report is that O’Rorke has given presentations to municipalities pitching herself as a town supervisor and recommends NYMIR as a recommended insurer. She may still be doing that but we have no confirmation of her present activities.

Now we have a leftover pair from the O’Rorke administration, Lisa Benway and Chris Norris, who are recommending NYMIR, the insurance company run by O’Rorke’s employer WRM, as the preferred insurer for the town of New Baltimore, and in fact, vote against the proposal to have the policy renewed by Trident; they favor NYMIR.

Now, we are inches away from corruption and abuse of public office here in the case of Benway and Norris, who have been pushing to give NYMIR the contract for insuring New Baltimore, but both Benway and Norris have gone on the public record pushing for NYMIR and Benway even strongly recommends NYMIR in her communication to vanEtten.

Does anyone see the ghost of Susan O’Rorke at work here? Or even the New Baltimore Democratic Committee and Diane Lewis. Sure, they’re hungry for more campaign contributions from WRM, NYMIR, and their founders. Best way to get it? Send them some business. Then Susie O’R. can go out and sell more municipal insurance policies for NYMIR and make a ton of money for her friends at WRM, NYPIR’s parent company, and the founders, William Fishlinger and others at Congdon, Flaherty, O’Callahan, Reid, Donlan, Travis & Fishlinger.

Great plan, Lisa, Chris, Suzie. But you were caught again doing naughties! Maybe the Attorney General will be interested in this tidbit of incriminating research?

Thank you supervisor Dellisanti, boardmembers Ruso and vanEtten for your attention to detail and your diligence in asking the villains the right questions, keeping this town of New Baltimore and its residents out of the hands of crooks!

 [Editor’s Note: You can read or download our breakdown of the contributors and their interconnections at Donor Lists and Associations Susan O’Rorke.]

"They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else  Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves  Victim of this, victim of that  Your momma's too thin; your daddy's too fat." The Editor

“They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
Spend all their time feelin’ sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma’s too thin; your daddy’s too fat.”
The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Posted by on March 7, 2014 in 2Luck.com, Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, Albany, Andrew Cuomo, Andrew Vale, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Bitter Bob (Ross), Bob Knighten, Bob Ross, Bryan Rowzee, Campaign Contributions, Catskill-Hudson Newspapers, Charles A. Bucca, Charles Bucca, Chris Norris, Columbia-Greene Media, Conflict of Interest, Congdon, Congdon Flaherty O’Callahan Reid Donlan Travis Fishlinger, Conspiracy, Corruption, Crime and Punishment, Daily Mail, David Wukitsch, Department of State, Diane Jordan, Diane Lewis, DINO, Donlan, Eleanor Luckacovic, Eleanor Oldham, Elected Official, Eric T. Schneiderman, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Flaherty, Government, Greed, Greene County, Greene County Board of Elections, Greene County District Attorney, Greene County News, Greene County Sheriff, Hearst Corporation, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Illegal Lobbying, Investigation, Janet Brooks, Jean Horne, Jeff Ruso, Jessica Mosier, Joan Ross, John B. Johnson, John Luckacovic, Johnson Newspaper Group, Mark Vinciguerra, Melanie Lekocevic, Misconduct, Misuse of Public Office, New Baltimore, New Baltimore Conservancy, New Baltimore Democratic Committee, New Baltimore Democrats, New Baltimore Reformed Church, New Baltimore Town Board Member, New Baltimore town council, New York, New York State, New York State Election Law, New York State Police, News Channel 10, News Channel 13, News Channel 6, News Herald, Nick Dellisanti, NYMIR, NYS Assembly, NYS Comptroller Audit, NYS Senate, O’Callahan, Office of the Attorney General, Official Misconduct, Our Town Party, Pete Lopez, Public Corruption, Public Office, Ravena News Herald, RegisterStar, Reid, Sally Russo, Shelly van Etten, Smalbany, Small Town, Sucker Punch, Susan K. O'Rorke, Susan Kerr, Termination, The Daily Mail, Times Union, Times Useless, Tkaczyk, Transparency, Travis & Fishlinger, VanEtten, William Fishlinger, Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Wright Risk Management

 

New Baltimore: Brooks says she will leave clerk’s office

Smalbany Blog Puts on the Pressure and We Get Results!

In an article appearing in the Daily Mail today, on Thursday, March 6, 2014, reporter Jim Planck reports that highly criticized New Baltimore Town Clerk, Janet Brooks, has submitted her letter of resignation to the New York Secretary of State. According to the report, “Brooks, who has been on the job for nine-and-a-half years and was just re-elected to another two-year term in November, submitted her letter of resignation Wednesday to New York State Secretary of State Cesar Perales.’

New Baltimore Town Clerk Janet Brooks
Resigns After Criticisms of Abuse of Public Office

Janet Brooks Resigns as New Baltimore Town Clerk Town Hall Saves A Bundle in Pain-in-the-Ass Relief

Janet Brooks Resigns as New Baltimore Town Clerk
Town Hall Saves A Bundle in Pain-in-the-Ass Relief

Brooks was re-elected last November as incumbent to serve another term as New Baltimore town clerk but quickly became the subject of a controversy suggesting misuse of public office, corruption, and generally abuse of the public’s trust when it surfaced that she was collecting a full-time salary and putting in only part-time in the office. According to one reliable report, Brooks was at work only 8 days in the month of January 2014. In addition, Brooks actually had two deputies doing her work for her.

We reported extensively on Brook’s alleged misuse of her office and the fact that she balked when the newly elected New Baltimore Town Board entertained a resolution to establish fixed hours for the office of the town clerk. See our article at “If you want me to do my job, you’ll have to pay me more…”.

Canned Response: “careful consideration of (her) health issues” Hemorroids?

In the Planck article, Brooks is reported to have claimed “careful consideration of (her) health issues” was the reason for her resignation. That canned statement is second only to disgraced politicians wanting to spend more time with their families. We have a burning question: Wasn’t Ms Brooks aware of her “health issues” last November, when she ran for re-election, hoping to continue her scam on New York State and New Baltimore Taxpayers? Or did thes “health issues” crop up with the discovery of her abuse of public office, and she found herself on the hotseat with a bad case of hemorrioids having to answer some sticky questions. Yeah, that’s it: Brooks’ health issue is hemorrhoids, Right?

JUST RESIGN!!!

JUST RESIGN!!!

Regardless of the phony reasons for the resignation, Brooks gave notice that the resignation will take effect in two weeks, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. This means that the office of town clerk for New Baltimore will accordingly be on the ballot for the next general election on Nov. 4.

New Baltimore Town Supervisor Dellisanti Talks Some Shite…

What irks us is that newly elected Town of New Baltimore supervisor, Nick Dellisanti, was less than candid when commenting on Brook’s and her service. The Planck reports Dellisanti to have said:

‘Brooks provided valued service to the community.’
“She was there nine-and-a-half years,” said Dellisanti. “She served the public well.”
***
“She did a very good job,” he said, “and she’ll be missed.”

That just might explain Mr Dellisanti's lack of candidness.

That just might explain Mr Dellisanti’s lack of candidness.

C’mon, Dellisanti, stop buttering the cabbage and have some balls! Tell the media what you think! We would have expected a bit more of honesty from Mr Dellisanti, given that his team was instrumental in exposing Brooks’ misconduct in office and given the fact that this blog published a scathing article on Brooks’ misconduct and made its own inquiries with the legal department of the Office of the State Comptroller and the Examiners’ Office specifically citing the Brooks case. The Comptroller’s legal deparment has been “looking into” our inquiries. But to be very clear: according to our information, our investigations, our inquiries, Ms Brooks provided a valued service to herself and her pension over the “nine-and-a-half years.” Ms Brooks served herself well and “did a very good job” of that. And yes, Mr Dellisanti, we’re sure you’ll miss Ms Brooks…like an inflamed hemorroid!

After March 19, when Brooks formally and physically ceases to be New Baltimore Town Clerk, her personally hand-picked insider appointee who has been Brooks’ “first deputy clerk”, Marjorie Loux of Hannacroix, another insider player, will perform the clerk’s duties during that period, as NYS Town Law requires that a town’s first deputy clerk “shall possess the powers and perform the duties of the town clerk … during a vacancy in the office of town clerk.”The law also requires the “first deputy” to have the knowledge and skills to perform, and to have taken an oath of office. Has that ever been done? Can we really trust a Brooks appointee to do an honest job, considering Brooks’ history? That’s an interesting question only the incumbent town board of New Baltimore will be responsible for answering until a new clerk is elected in November.

Loux has previously served as deputy clerk under Brooks’ predecessor, Barbara Weeks, a star performer who died suddenly, leaving the positon vacant, and the town also has a second deputy clerk, Diane Jordan (wife of controversial highway superintendent “Do-Me-A-Favor” Denis Jordan), both factors which will undoubtedly complicate the coming transition, and certainly will not resolve any of the tensions. But the question does arise, does the town of New Baltimore need all these deputies? Hell NO! What we need is a clerk who does the job and maybe a deputy who can step in if necessary, but less than part time and optionally compensated for that time unless adjustments can be made by substituting another employee and allowing comp time. That’s a legal issue that needs to be examined by the board and the town attorney. But now’s the time to start considering candidates, possible deputies for appointment, whether the deputy will be compensated, and other associated issues. Now, not at the last minute.

Well, now that Ms Brooks has announced her resignation, she’ll have more time to grind away at the organ (Whose? Now, now!) at the troubled New Baltimore Reformed Church (check out our article on the NBRC at New Baltimore Reformed Church: Slow Agonizing Death), where her pal Susan Kerr is mounting (Oh! My!) her offensives on patriotism the flag) and the American male domination of…well, they’re dominating something, aren’t they? You’ll have to sit in on one of her sermons to find out what in hell they’re dominating. Damned if we know!

The investigation must continue beyond any resignation and the inquiry must include whether there was criminal activity involved. The fat lady hasn’t sung yet; it ain’t over, pals.

Things are looking good in New Baltimore these days. Another cockroach is out of town hall. Things are looking mighty bleak for New Baltimore Democratic Committee chair Diane Lewis, now that her party’s fixtures are being scrapped one-by-one and removed from New Baltimore town hall as the corruption is exposed. Lisa Benway and Christopher Norris are next. Stay tuned for our report on their corruption in office.

Feels Better Already! the Editor

Feels Better Already!
The Editor

Stay Tuned: Our Next EXPOSED! report will talk about how Susan O’Rorke, Lisa Benway, and Chris Norris may have been involved in a conflict of interest scam involving NYMIR insurance brokers and campaign contributions to O’Rorke and the New Baltimore Democrapic Committee under Diane Lewis! Stay Tuned

For more information on Benway and Norris, see our articles: Double-Talk, Double-Standards, Double-Jeopardy: An Editorial & A New Baltimore Resident’s Letter to the Editor: Benway, Norris Obstructing the Board?

You Read it on the Smalbany Blog, Again!

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Posted by on March 6, 2014 in 2Luck.com, Abuse, Accountability, Andrew Cuomo, Andrew Vale, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Bitter Bob (Ross), Bob Dorrance, Bob Knighten, Bob Ross, Bryan Rowzee, Catskill-Hudson Newspapers, Charles A. Bucca, Charles Bucca, Christopher Norris, Columbia-Greene Media, Conflict of Interest, Conspiracy, Corruption, Crime and Punishment, Daily Mail, David Wukitsch, Demand for Removal, Demand for Resignation, Democratic Party Committee, Denis Jordan, Diane Jordan, Diane Lewis, Donovan's Shady Harbor, Eleanor Luckacovic, Eleanor Oldham, Elected Official, Eric T. Schneiderman, Favoritism, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Government, Governor Mario Cuomo, Greed, Greene County, Greene County Board of Elections, Greene County District Attorney, Greene County News, Greene County Sheriff, Hearst Corporation, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Incompetence, Investigation, Irresponsibility, Janet Brooks, Jean Horne, Jeff Ruso, Jessica Mosier, John Luckacovic, Johnson Newspaper Group, Joseph Farrell, Marjorie Loux, Mark Vinciguerra, Media Bias, Misconduct, Misuse of Public Office, Nepotism, New Baltimore, New Baltimore Conservancy, New Baltimore Democrats, New Baltimore Elections, New Baltimore Reformed Church, New Baltimore Town Board Member, New Baltimore town council, New York, New York State, News Channel 10, News Channel 13, News Channel 6, News Herald, Nick Dellisanti, NYS Assembly, NYS Comptroller Audit, NYS Senate, Office of the Attorney General, Official Misconduct, Our Town Party, Pete Lopez, Public Corruption, Public Office, Ravena News Herald, RCA, Reformed Church of America, RegisterStar, Resignation, Responsible to the People Party, Robert Dorrance, Sally Russo, Shame On You, Shelly van Etten, Silence of the Press, Smalbany, Susan K. O'Rorke, Susan Kerr, Termination, The Daily Mail, Times Union, Times Useless, Town Board Meeting, Town Clerk, Town Council, Town Supervisor, Transparency, VanEtten, Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

 

A New Baltimore Resident’s Letter to the Editor: Benway, Norris Obstructing the Board?

New Baltimore Boardmembers Benway and Norris Obstructing Efficient Town Business Policies, Town Clerk Brooks Opposes Set Office Hours and Misinforms the Board, the Public, and Wants More Money; New Baltimore Highway Superintendent Denis Jordan Can’t Keep Accurate Figures or Records!

A New Baltimore Resident’s Concern Expressed in a Letter to the Editor

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New Baltimore Residents need to read this letter and start taking more responsibility in participating in their town’s government! They’ve been screwed royally in the past and some in town hall—not to mention any names but specifically Lisa Benway and Christopher Norris, town clerk Janet Brooks, and highway superintendent Denis Jordan, and others (like Diane Lewis)—want to continue the misinformation, indifference, lies, and unlawful practices!

February 22, 2014

To my fellow taxpayers and residents in the Town of New Baltimore:

I would like to update you on recent activities in our Town Hall and encourage all members of our community to attend the Town Board Meetings.  The meetings are on the second and fourth Monday of each month and the next meeting is scheduled for March 10, 2014.

As you know, the newly elected Supervisor (Mr. Dellisanti) and board members (Ms. Van Ettan, Mr. Ruso) since January 2014 have been actively working to address many outstanding issues left by the previous administration such as purchasing practices, transparency, and issues affecting taxpayers.

I would like to address several issues that have been brought to the Board for action but have been delayed by the boardmembers, Ms Benway and Mr Norris, carry – overs – in – office from the previous administration. Members of the community can only assume, based on Ms Benway’s and Mr Norris’ conduct, that their allegiance is not to the taxpayers and our community. Therefore your participation is needed.

The previous administration may have had policies on the books (procurement/F.O.I.L.) but Ms. O’Rourke, Ms. Benway, Mr. Norris, Ms. Brooks, Mr. Jordan all  chose not follow that law – based policy,  which is in part required by New York state law. The newly elected officials, supervisor Dellisanti, boardmembers Ruso and vanEtten, propose policy to carry out state and federal mandates that all elected/appointed local government officials must comply with.

Procurement Policy

In January Mr. Dellisanti presented to the Board a Resolution to implement a revised Procurement Policy that includes a purchase requisition process, which when implemented should prevent future misuse of funds by the officials and employees of the Town of New Baltimore.  Mr Delisanti, Ms Van Ettan, and Mr Ruso voted in favor of this resolution.  Mr Norris and Ms Benway voted AGAINST the resolution to adopt that Procurement Policy.  Under the O’Rorke regime, these two board members with the collaboration of the O’Rorke Majority (O’Rorke, Benway, Norris)  of the previous administration spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money illegally, this is a fact based on the New York State Comptroller’s Audit Report. One would think they would jump at the opportunity to protect the taxpayers’ dollars as well as protect themselves from allegations of unlawful or even criminal activity. 

At the February 10, 2014, meeting town attorney Tal Rappleyea provided a synopsis of the Policy and  further clarification.  The Revised Procurement Policy requires the use of purchase orders/requisitions that would include details such as bids and prices of proposed products and services, in order to justify that purchase. Ms Benway and Mr Norris consistently to question the need for such practices.  In fact at the February 10th meeting, Mrs. Benway again expressed her concern for their use! [Editor’s Note: The use of purchase orders / requisitions and justification of need, plus documentation of competitive bidding is just plain good business practice, ensuring that the interests of the public are safeguarded, and public monies are spent responsibly! It’s part of transparency and accountability, something apparently alien to Benway and Norris!]

At that same February 10th town board meeting Mr Dellisanti proposed a resolution- to Adopt Minor Corrections to the Procurement Policy to correct the typographical errors in the previously approved Procurement Policy Resolution; both Mr Norris and Ms Benway voted against the corrections!  [Editor’s Note: It sounds to us that Norris and Benway are just being difficult, wasting the board’s time, and ignoring the real needs of the town. They’re abusing their public office!]

Resolution to Adopt FOIL Policy

Based on the many complaints from the community, the previous Administration, former supervisor O’Rourke, and town clerk Janet Brooks had a very distorted and perverse view of compliance with NYS Freedom of Information Law.  At the February 10, 2014 town board meeting, Ms Diane Lewis, chair of the New Baltimore Democratic Committee and wife/confidential secretary to former town supervisor David Lewis,  voiced  from the audience that a F.O.I.L. policy already existed. [Editor’s Note: To be honest, Lewis has no standing to comment on what policies exist, don’t exist or exist and must be amended; Diane Lewis, despite her arrogance, is not on the board and is just one of us now. So cool your jets, Diane!]  Based on the many complaints from the public, town clerk – Mrs. Janet Brooks, seems to be unaware of this existing policy, or does not understand it, or just doesn’t follow it!

 The FOIL policy during the previous administration was ignored as was the procurement policy.

Based on information from the February 10th meeting, the purpose of the revised FOIL policy is to provide a more comprehensive and detailed description of the Town’s responsibility to provide information in a timely and comprehensive manner when demands for disclosure under the provisions of the New York State Freedom of Information Act are received by the town clerk.  Among other things, the policy also re-identifies that it is the Town Clerk’s responsibility to respond to these requests based on timeframes established by the law, to keep a record of each request, and report to the Board on F.O.I.L. requests received.

At the February 10, 2014 meeting Mr. Norris and Mrs. Benway questioned the purpose of the Resolution and were very concerned as to whether or not Mrs. Brooks, the Town Clerk was involved in the preparation of the Resolution.  [Editor’s Note: There is no requirement or necessity for the Town Clerk to be involved in such a resolution. The resolution is a governing activity and is under the sole authority of the town board. The town clerk’s obligation and duty is to comply with the town board’s legislation and the law of New York! Besides, the board would have to catch her when she’s in, and that could be a problem, given her hours.] We the community must remind Ms Benway and Mr Norris that under Town Law the BOARD has the authority to prepare and adopt policy. We further remind Ms Benway and Mr Norris, and if necessary, Ms Brooks, that the CLERK has the obligation to comply with resolutions duly passed by the board. If the clerk has a question it should be presented like anyone else during public session and in the time allowed.  It should also be noted that  Mrs. Brooks’ known previous performance clearly demonstrates that not only did she not follow the simplistic policy of the O’Rorke Administration, she never took the initiative to ensure the taxpayers obtained requested information based on New York state law.  Under the NYS Town Law and as an elected official, Ms Brooks has the duty and responsibility to understand her duties and role as town clerk, to be responsive to the public no matter what directive she may have received from others, particularly if such directive was contrary to policy or law!

 It should be noted that Ms Brooks, at the December 2013 Board Meeting, expressed on the record how she could not keep up with the high volume of FOIL requests and recommended that the public be charged more money for their requests.  [Editor’s Note: Why more money, Ms Brooks? Should we dock you for the hours you don’t show up for work and apply that to offset the cost of fulfilling F.O.I.L. requests?] Ms O’Rorke, Mr Norris and David Wukitsch (then town attorney, since fired) supported her dilemma.  Individuals attending that meeting asked how many F.O.I.L. request Mrs. Brooks had received – she DID NOT KNOW!  Mrs. Brooks advised “that it was difficult to know” and  O’Rorke, Norris, Benway, Wukitsch supported her confusion and ignored residents’ questions!  This discussion was approximately 30 + minutes and Ms. Brooks had no factual information to support her claim nor did the O’Rorke board request it. Surprising?

At the meeting of February 10, 2014, Mr Norris advised that he had not had time to read the four – page F.O.I.L. policy so he requested vote be postponed.   No time to read 4 pages, Mr Norris? Incredible! Mr Dellisanti tabled (put it on the agenda for vote at a later date) the vote on the F.O.I.L. Resolution until the February 24, 2014 Town Board Meeting  to provide Mr. Norris ample time to read four pages.  [Editor’s Note: We do admit that Mr Norris has in the past allegedly suffered some psychiatric or psychological problems but let’s hope Mr Norris managed to get through that incredible volume of reading before the vote! Just what we needed: another Denis Jordan!]

Please note:  board member Van Etten identified that in 2013 ONLY NINE FOILS WERE SUBMITTED TO THE TOWN. [Editor’s Note: Geez, Ms Brooks, that’s mindboggling! How do you ever manage such a volume? Maybe you need another deputy clerk? Maybe more money? Nine F.O.I.L. requests in 2013 and you couldn’t manage. Poor kitten!]

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH HOURS OF THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE was presented to the Board by Supervisor Dellisanti on February 10, 2014

Although the newly hired town legal advisor confirmed the legality of the Resolution, boardmembers Benway, Norris, and town clerk Brooks disagreed that the town Board could require the office of the town clerk to be opened five days a week. The residents of this community have asked that the town clerk’s office be open for business five days a week.  Benway, Norris, Brooks then advised that they had documentation that the town’s lawyer was incorrect.  [Editor’s Note: Now Benway, Norris and Brooks are experts in the law? Our recent inquiries with the New York State Comptroller’s Office, the state agency that oversees town official operations, citing NYS Town Law, seem to disagree with their New Baltimore experts Benway, Norris and Brooks. What doe the New Baltimore Three Stooges know that the Comptroller’s examiners and lawyers don’t know?] They did not share this information with the lawyer or the supervisor prior to the meeting  even though both were available. [Editor’s Note: Imagine that! They didn’t share the information! If they had shared it they would have been told to take a hike and take their foolishness with them!]  Ms Brooks then advised that she would need MORE MONEY IN HER BUDGET TO DO THIS!  Mrs. Brooks is the second highest paid elected official in the Town of New Baltimore. (Dennis Jordan is the highest paid town official making more than $52,000 and can’t even keep accurate figures or do a purchase order!)  She is paid a salary of approximately $29,000+ a year, add on approximately $l0,000 in benefits and that comes to a cool $40,000 in taxpayer dollars.   Mrs. Brooks has the authority to appoint one first deputy clerk and two deputies (currently Marjorie Loux and Diane Jordan) but the town board has the authority to approve any compensation of deputy clerks.  [Editor’s Note: See this blog’s report on the NYS Town Law on this subject. Ms Brooks and her cronies have it all screwed up. They’re very confused.]. So why can’t the office be open to the public five days a week?   It should also be noted that Ms. Brooks was present in the clerk’s office at New Baltimore Town Hall only eight days in January 2014! [Editor’s Note: Does anyone smell the stench of corruption and misuse of public office here? We do!]

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO PURCHASE DIESEL FUEL AND #2 HEATING OIL FOR HIGHWAY USE    BY STATE CONTRACT FOR 2014

The newly elected board members, Dellisanti, VanEttan, Ruso discussed best practices with the Office of the State Comptroller, who recommended that passage of resolution in this matter was the best way to protect the financial interests of the community and the town.   Mr Jordan, Town of New Baltimore Highway Superintendent, an elected public servant, provided his version of the usage numbers to be used in the Resolution.  At the February 10, 2014 board meeting when Resolution was read and about to be voted on, Mr. Jordan DISAGREED WITH HIS OWN NUMBERS and did not want the board to vote on the resolution!!!!  

Although the board should have proceeded, Mr. Dellisanti acknowledged Mr. Jordan’s confusion/concern about the numbers he previously provided, and tabled the resolution for the  February 24, 2014, board meeting, thus providing Mr. Jordan more time to figure out how much fuel he used last year during the O’Rorke regime. [Editor’s Note: Now, dear readers, isn’t this all the evidence we need to show why it’s so important that purchase orders / requisitions, justifications for purchases, competitive bidding, and clear recordkeeping be made policy in Town Hall, just as Dellisanti, Ruso, and vanEtten are proposing?]

I have provided this information as a brief synopsis of the situation and as a report on the facts; this in no way should be interpreted to be a personal attack against any individual; it also does not reflect my personal opinion of our town’s public officials or employees.  This information is provided for the sole purpose of identifying current and past actions or lack of action by elected officials, that was not and continues not to be in the best interest of this community, and in some cases is outright untruthful or even illegal.

It is time for all of our elected officials to work as a team, and those who refuse should go!  It is their duty to negotiate, propose, resolve, implement, and adhere to policy legislated by the New Baltimore Town Board, while providing oversight and management, transparency and accountability that is fiscally sound and complies with the law.

Equally important is that each community member, young and old, regardless of political persuasion, play an integral part in this process of representative democratic governing.  It is the community who must ensure that officials hear and correctly understand our needs and expectations, and are reminded that good government is for and by the people; this can be achieved only by continued open and honest inputs from the community and  conscientious teamwork by our elected officials.

I hope that this letter has been informative and that at future New Baltimore town board meetings there is standing room only. You need to participate in all of our town board meetings.

Your neighbor,

AMV
A Resident of Town of New Baltimore

Seriously, people, Benway, Norris, Brooks, Jordan really need to be put in their places (that may be a state or federal corrections facility), because they are really taking this town of New Baltimore for a joy ride to hell! Leave a comment and let us know what you think or, better yet, get off your asses and attend New Baltimore town board meetings and find out for yourself what’s going on.

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“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
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“If you want me to do my job, you’ll have to pay me more…”

“If you want me to do my job, you’ll have to pay me more…”

That seems to be the mantra of the leftovers from the O’Rorke mob in NewBaltimoreTown Hall.
Former Town Attorney, David Wukitsch tried it and it got him fired!

 New Baltimore Town Clerk Janet Brooks
Balks at Keeping Regular Office Hours

New Baltimore Town Clerk's Office Hours Board Wants Change

New Baltimore Town Clerk’s Office Hours
Board Wants Change

It seems that re–elected New Baltimore Town Clerk, Janet Brooks, has had a pretty easy time in recent years but the newly elected team under Nick Dellisanti has diligently reviewed past practices and is busy correcting abuses.

One recent resolution that was deliberated at the New Baltimore town board meeting of February 10, 2014, was a resolution to “Establish the Hours of the Town Clerk’s Office.” Seems like a reasonable thing to do. But our question is: Didn’t the Town Clerk’s office have regular working hours? Apparently not! That’s exactly why the new board had to bring a resolution.

Town Clerk Janet Brooks and Lisa Benway and Chris Norris OPPOSE the Resolution to Establish hours of operation for the Town Clerk’s office. Why?

The actual resolution seems to be reasonable in all respects. In fact, it reads:

Town of New Baltimore, County of Greene
Resolution
February 10, 2014

Resolution to Establish Hours of the Town Clerk’s Office

RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of New Baltimore hereby sets the hours for the Town Clerk’s Officer from 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Monday through Friday and meetings by appointment on the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30—6:45 PM.

In the past, the present re–elected New Baltimore Town Clerk, Janet Brooks, was supposed to be a full – time (at least 37.5 hours per week) employee. For that position, Ms Brooks received $28,560 salary plus benefits in 2012, $28,846 (an increase of $286) in 2013, and $29,669 (an increase of $823) is budgeted for 2014. When Ms Brooks took to the campaign trail to run for re – election in November 2013, she must have known that her position was full – time and that she would be expected to be in the clerk’s office full–time to collect a full – time salary. Right? Isn’t that reasonable? But Ms Brooks, Ms Benway and Mr Norris, with the loud–mouth support of Ms Diane Louis, New Baltimore Democratic Committee chairperson, and a handful of childish locals with placards intended to read “We Like our Town Clerk”, ready to put on a disorderly display of stupidity and ignorance, which was obviously planned well in advance. But try that in my meeting and you’ll find your arses and your silly-signs escorted by a sheriff’s deputy to the parking lot and maybe even get charged with disorderly conduct or interfering with a public assembly!

In response to the board’s decision to set hours for the town clerk’s office, Ms Brooks informed the board that if she had to be in the office during regular hours, she wants more money! Fancy that! Remember when David Wukitsch, former New Baltimore Town Attorney, used that line when asked why he didn’t advise the town about illegal purchasing practices? That’s why he’s “former” town attorney.

Let’s be clear on several points: Ms Janet Brooks has allegedly had it very easy in the past and has allegedly not been putting in her time at town hall. Ms Janet Brooks also has the support of at least 2 deputy / assistant town clerks. Why so much assistance? Well, when the elected town clerk is not in the office somebody has to do her job.

We’re talking about a 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. job for more than $30,000 (if you count the generous benefits and pension) isn’t bad at all for a cushy job like town clerk, and amounts to 6 ½ hours a day (allowing for a ½ hour lunch break), which more than compensates for the clerk’s attendance at town board meetings.

Problem is, old bad habits die hard, especially when you’ve been caught with your mitts in the cookie jar!

no-showBrooks and her minions very loudly opposed the establishment of regular business hours for the clerk’s office. Brooks even read from the New York State Town Law. But Brooks’ interpretation of law is a bit self – serving. Here’s why:

Brooks has been New Baltimore town clerk for at least 8 years now and has run for re–election at least twice, both times while the local country–club democratic clique was running things down the tubes (during David Louis’ terms and then during the O’Rorke dictatorship). Didn’t Brooks know she was full–time and had to be in the office during regular hours? Didn’t she know that when she ran for re – election in November 2013? Or did she think she’d be able to call the shots now, too, and get a full–time salary for part–time attendance, while having two monkeys to do the work?

Time’s Run Out for Crooks and Corruption in New Baltimore!

New York State Town Law makes the town board responsible for policy:

§ 51. General powers of town board.

The town board of a suburban town shall be the legislative, appropriating, governing and policy determining body of the town and shall have and exercise all such powers and duties as are conferred or imposed upon it or are necessarily incidental thereto

This means that the New Baltimore town board has the power to set reasonable hours of operation for the town clerk’s office.

The section of New York State Town Law that applies to town clerks has some interesting points, too:

§ 30. Powers and duties of town clerk. The town clerk of each town:

1. Shall have the custody of all the records, books and papers of the town. She or he shall attend all meetings of the town board, act as clerk thereof, and keep a complete and accurate record of the proceedings of each meeting, and of all propositions adopted

Well, if Ms Brooks wants to read the law, she should know that she must attend “all meetings of the town board.” No question there.

Here’s where we get into the sticky issue of deputy town clerks and this is where Brooks might be shooting herself in the foot:

10. (a) The town clerk may appoint, and at his or her pleasure remove, a first deputy town clerk, who shall serve without compensation from the town unless otherwise provided by the town board…such first deputy town clerk shall possess the powers and perform the duties of the town clerk during the absence or inability to act of the town clerk…the first deputy town clerk shall take and file the constitutional oath of office…

The law then goes on to say:

the town clerk may appoint, and at his or her pleasure remove, up to two additional deputy town clerks whose duties and responsibilities shall be established by the town board. The town board, in its discretion, may delegate to the town clerk the authority to establish the duties of the additional deputy town clerks. Any such additional deputy town clerks shall serve without compensation from the town, unless otherwise provided by the town board.

So, New York State Town Law gives the Town Board the power to establish policy and legislate in the framework of governing the town. New York State Town Law also allows the town clerk to appoint a first deputy, but that appointment will not be paid by the town unless the town board approves such payment. The New York State Town Law also allows the clerk to appoint up to two additional deputies but, again, those deputies serve without compensation unless the town board allocates funds to pay them AND the town board decides what those deputies are to do.

The town clerk is an elected town officer but is not elected to govern and has not voting power on the board. The town clerk’s job is, simply, to keep records and file reports.

So, our advice to New Baltimore Town Clerk, Ms Janet Brooks, is this: You ran for re – election knowing full well that you are full–time and you are drawing a full–time salary. You have no business whatsoever complaining that the New Baltimore Town Board intends by resolution to establish regular office hours for the clerk’s office. Office hours from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. are not exactly forced labor and a salary including benefits of well over $30,000 / year is hardly slave labor. So, Ms Brooks, no more part–time or no–shows for full–time salary and benefits. You’re going to have to go to work and show up, Ms Brooks, and the New Baltimore Town Board has the legal authority to set the clerk’s office hours, to decide whether or not to pay any first deputy clerk, and to decide whether to pay any additional deputies AND to decide their duties.

Of course, if any first deputy clerk is appointed by you, Ms Brooks, you will have to show clear and convincing justification why you need a first deputy, and why you cannot do the job. We won’t even address the issue of any additional deputies.

If You Don't Want To Do the Job You Have...

If You Don’t Want To Do the Job You Have…

The New Baltimore Town Board has found it necessary to establish the hours of the town clerk’s office because of the casual way the office has been allowed to function in the past and because of the abuses of the public’s trust and money. The New Baltimore Town Board is fully within its authority to protect the public’s interest and to enforce a policy of regular operating hours for the New Baltimore Town Clerk’s office. If Ms Brooks can’t accept that, maybe she’s in the wrong place.

Keep'em Honest, Dellisanti! Give them Office Hours! The Editor

Keep’em Honest, Dellisanti!
Give them Office Hours!
The Editor

Also on February 10, 2014: Highway Superintendent Denis Jordan submits request based on incorrect figures. Hey, guys! He fills potholes; he doesn’t do math! Benway and Norris object to office hours and correcting typo’s in the purchasing policy. Hey, they don’t read the stuff and they didn’t follow the policy! Why should they start now?

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Swearing In of Elected Officials…It’s Still a Public Ceremony, Isn’t It?

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On November 5th, 2014, the Power Structures In the Town of Coeymans and the Town of New Baltimore Were Reversed. That Was a Good Thing.

Voters in the Town of New Baltimore booted incompetent town supervisor Susan O’Rorke out of the town hall and replaced her with a competent and community-oriented man, Nick Dellisanti. Also defeated was campaign sign vandal/thief Janet Angelis of the Angelis-Schrauf partnership (Hilary Schrauf was defeated). Jeff Ruso was voted to be a town council member, as was Shelly VanEtten. Janet Brooks was re-elected as town clerk and Diane jordan, wife of New Baltimore Highway Superintendent Denis Jordan, was elected to be Town of New Baltimore tax collector.

BEDBUGS STILL IN NEW BALTIMORE TOWN HALL

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If New Baltimore Town Clerk Janet Brooks and Tax Collector Diane Jordan Can’t Show Up for the Public Swearing In, Maybe Voters Should Let Them Stay Away…Permanently!!!
RECALL them both and put people in office who care enough to show up!

If New Baltimore Highway Superintendant Denis Jordan doesn’t like following Town of New Baltimore Purchasing Policies and the Law, and if Jordan Doesn’t Like Treating all Taxpayers and Residents Equally and Fairly, RECALL Him. Put Someone in the Superintendent’s Office Who Cares!!!


The November 5, 2013, general elections are all old news, we know. But we’re interested in what’s going on behind the scenes and would like you to know, too. The 2014 Recall Elections are the new news.

Campaigns and elections are public spectacles. The candidates strut their stuff and play show and tell, trying to convince the voting public that he or she is the right choice. Electioneering and campaign criminality, as we’ve all observed, is not beneath some of the aspiring “public servants.” Those who lost the most recent elections found out that sabotage and campaign criminality just won’t be tolerated anymore by voters. O’Rorke, Angelis, Schrauf got the thumbs down.

But in past articles we warned that if you don’t get all the bedbugs and roaches out of the house at once, you still have a bug problem. That’s what seems to be happening in New Baltimore as we write. Voters didn’t clean house and left a couple of bedbugs, members of the O’Rorke clique—they’re the ones who will be creating problems. You betcha!

O’Rorke, Angelis, Schrauf may not have been elected but they’re still conspiring to make life difficult for those who voters did confirm as their choices to govern the town of New Baltimore.

Janet Brooks and Diane Jordan were real eager to campaign and go public to get the voters to keep them in office. But they were conspicuously absent from the swearing in ceremony at the New Baltimore Town hall on January 1st. What’s worse is no one knew then or knows for certain when or where Brooks or Jordan were sworn in, or who swore them in. They’re not in office until they’re sworn in. Furthermore, wouldn’t you think that it would have been appropriate if all the newly elected town officials were together to be sworn in as a team? Apparently, Brooks and Jordan had other plans. We’re wondering if these two leftovers from the corrupt and inept O’Rorke machine were sending a message to the new supervisor and board that they, Janet Brooks and Diane Jordan, were going to be troublemakers. We find that to be a comic alliance, because Janet Brooks generally treated Diane Jordan with a certain snootiness, even disdain; Brooks even made certain that Jordan got an office far from Brooks’ office (seems there was allegedly some question of hygiene?). So, we’d like to know where Brooks and Jordan were at the public swearing-in ceremonies. The voting public had a right to witness the swearing in of their elected officials…ALL OF THEM, MS BROOKS and MS JORDAN, included!!!

The deeper dark secrets of the O’Rorke corruption in town hall are slowly but surely coming to light. First there was the New York State Comptroller’s audit that creamed O’Rorke and her crew; then there was O’Rorke’s idiotic attempt to explain the mismanagement and discrepancies. We do need to note that none of the double-talk explained anything about why proper records were not kept and even the town’s own purchasing policies were violated! We have an unconfirmed report that it’s even worse than all of that. Our facts are unverified as we write but as soon as we get solid confirmation, we’ll report.

BECAUSE WE CAN!

BECAUSE WE CAN!

The good news is that Susan O’Rorke is not off the hook. Neither are Lisa Benway or Christopher Norris. They may all be facing charges. David Wukitsch, former attorney for the town of New Baltimore (YES! You read correctly. One of our New Year’s resolutions has already come true: the New Baltimore town council has FIRED David Wukitch! Now it’s Coeymans turn to give that shyster the boot!) may also be vulnerable for discipline.

Lisa Benway and Christopher Norris' Public Meeting Procedure

Lisa Benway and Christopher Norris’ Public Meeting Procedure

O’Rorke, Benway and Norris had a perverse idea of what the “public” in “public meeting” meant and suppressed public comment during town meetings. The O’Rorke crew even voted to discontinue the rules of procedure for town meetings, and their democrat ouija board master Diane Lewis praised them for that fascist move. The new town board led by Supervisor Nick Dellisanti wants to encourage public participation in town government and has resolved to provide time for public questions and comment both before and after the board business. According to one member, the public comes in to the meeting with concerns, comments and questions and the board is interested in hearing these. Then, after the board’s discussion of pending business, the public may have concerns, comments and questions and should have the opportunity to address those to the board, too. Each comment will be noted and a response will be prepared to ensure that every citizen gets the dignity of a response. Dellisanti, Ruso, VanEtten passed the resolution. THANK YOU! Mr Supervisor Dellisanti, Mr Councilman Ruso and Madame Councilwoman VanEtten.

Benway and Norris voted against it. Why did Benway and Norris vote against a resolution that would allow voters, residents, citizens to tell their elected officials what they’re thinking?

Mr Denis Jordan, the elected New Baltimore Highway Superintendent, was deeply involved in the financial mismanagement scandal uncovered by the New York State Comptroller’s auditors. Jordan was the beneficiary of many of the corrupt practices of the O’Rorke administration. He also doesn’t think it’s necessary for a public official to keep records of anything like purchases, quotations, purchase orders, etc. Mr Jordan also thinks that his job is to do his friends favors and forget the rest of the town. Mr Jordan and his crew think it’s OK to plow for friends but that they shouldn’t plow the Fire Department. Mr Jordan has a very odd view of his job and responsibilities.

GOT SAND? Jordan species of Bedbug

GOT SAND?
Jordan species of Bedbug

It has been procedure in the past to provide town residents with small quantities of sand, if requested. Recently during the storms a resident visited the New Baltimore town garage with a bucket and requested Mr Jordan to provide him with some sand. Mr Jordan refused. His reason: Allegedly the new administration is asking Jordan to request salt purchases using the proper paperwork required by town purchasing policies (ignored by O’Rorke, Benway, Norris, Jordan and Mr Wukitsch) so Mr Jordan is taking out his anger and retaliating against residents by refusing to provide sand. Does that make sense?

Well, a town employee heard Mr Jordan refuse and contacted Supervisor Dellisanti, explaining the incident. Supervisor Dellisanti immediately authorized the sand request and Jordan had to comply. Apparently Jordan was not very happy. Too bad!!!

Our advice to Ms Janet Brooks, New Baltimore Town Clerk, Ms Diane Jordan, New Baltimore Tax Collector, and Mr Denis Jordan, New Baltimore Highway Superintendent: GET WITH THE PROGRAM and WORK WITH THE TEAM or GET READY FOR A RECALL ELECTION!!! YOUR CHOICE!!!

And this time around, the biased and unbalanced treatment by the Hudon-Catskill Newspaper Group and the Johnson Newspaper Corporation won’t be able to ignore the best candidates like they did in November 2013. And there won’t be any biased soppy coverage by Ms Jessica Mosier, the O’Rorke worshipping sockpuppet covering New Baltimore for the unfair and unbalanced Ravena News Herald and the Greene County News, both owned by the Johnson News Paper Corp. (The fact that Mosier is still working for the Johnson Newspapers is clear testimony that John Johnson and his Albany Times Union reject Vince Vinciguerra condone biased and unfair coverage!) This time ’round, come a Recall Election,  it’s gonna be fair, balanced, and legal!

Do ya have them, Bucca? Then show them!

Do ya have them, Bucca? Then show them!

Finally, former Greene County DA Terry Wihelm has left the DA’s office to be a judge. He’s left the Greene County DA’s office in the hands of Charles A. Bucca, who was sworn in on January 2 to be Greene County acting DA. Our initial impression of Bucca is that he’s wishy-washy and really deserved to be “assistant” DA. If he’s really so tough on crime and is worthy of being considered to fill the shoes of District Attorney, he’d better be big enough to tackle local corruption and elected officials’ ethics violations (or hiding his own) rather than picking on the small-fry and the poor—the coward’s way of showing he’s “tough”—, he’ll take the challenge offered to him by some newly elected, ethical local officials and launch a full-scale, big-guns investigation into local government corruption. Maybe he’d like to start with the corruption exposed by the New York State Comptroller’s auditors in their audits of the Town of New Baltimore financial mismanagement on former supervisor O’Rorke’s watch and with the conspiratorial cooperation of councilpersons Lisa Benway and Christopher Norris, together with Highway Superintendent Denis Jordan. Yeah! That would be a good start for Mr Bucca to show he’s got some balls.

(We’d make the same challenge to Albany County DA Soares but it would be useless. Soares should be investigated, prosecuted and convicted himself! Soares is in the pockets of the corrupt officials and is in bed with them. But in Albany County, that’s business as usual. After all, the NYS legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo spend their time in Albany, don’t they?)

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Keep An Eye on the New Baltimore Bugs
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New Baltimore Town Board to Be Roasted!

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Don’t Miss the Roasting of the O’Rorke Town of New Baltimore Town Board.

What's that you said, Suz?

What’s that you said, Suz?

Special Menu Items Will include Chris Norris and Lisa Benway Crispy Critters in a Brown Sauce!

Lame-duck, defeated New Baltimore Supervisor Susan O’Rorke and two town board lackies, Chris Norris and Lisa Benway, will explain their personal recipes for roast pork. You know, the ones Denis Jordan and selected vendors have learned to enjoy these past years. Susan O’Rorke will try to squirm out of her putrid corner to explain why she and lackies Chris Norris and Lisa Benway approved so many illegal and unlawful expenditures of New Baltimore taxpayers’ money. David Wukitsch, New Baltimore town attorney will be available to explain why the residents of New Baltimore should not petition the Committee on Professional Standards to suspend his license to practice law or at lease sanction and censure him for legal malpractice while advising the O’Rorke monkeys.

Not Any More!!! Be at the New Baltimore Town Hall and Find Out What Happened to the Bacon!

Not Any More!!!
Be at the New Baltimore Town Hall and Find Out What Happened to the Bacon!

The New York State Comptroller’s auditors found some very serious misuse of taxpayer money and some very suspicious purchasing practices made by the Susan O’Rorke/Chris Norris/Lisa Benway trio. Denis Jordan, an elected town official and town highway superintendent was at the center of most of the abuse of public office. So what do O’Rorke, Norris, Benway do with New Baltimore taxpayer money? They give Jordan a raise!

Concerned residents and taxpayers of New Baltimore intend to show up at the December 9, 2013, New Baltimore Town Board meeting to demand that O’Rorke, Norris, and Benway explain their mismanagement and violation of town policies and New York State Law. They will have to explain why criminal charges should not be brought against them.

Mr Jordan will have to explain why he got the raise and why he was involved in so many illegal purchases. We already know from Jordan’s, Benway’s and Norris’ own statements put out in a recent campaign letter supporting O’Rorke that Jordan and O’Rorke are very close. So they’re so close they, O’Rorke, Norris, and Benway vote to give their friend Jordan a pay raise. Nice!

And where was New Baltimore town attorney David Wukitsch when all of this illegal crapola was going on? He’s being paid by New Baltimore taxpayers to keep things legal. Davey was sitting on his muffin giving illegal advice for unlawful practices. We think New Baltimore taxpayers should demand that the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Committee on Professional Standards review David Wukisch’s conduct in his role as New Baltimore town attorney and recommend that he be suspended or at least sanctioned and censured for his legal malpractice!

In the meantime, the only right thing for Denis Jordan to do is to refuse the pay raise and let the new New Baltimore Town Board vote on it. If the new New Baltimore town board thinks he deserves a raise after careful consideration of his past performance and record, we’ll stand by them. But in the meantime, Jordan should not be handed a raise for kissing O’Rorke’s ass at New Baltimore taxpayers’ expense.

New York Governor Mario Cuomo and his Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are so hot and bothered by public corruption, let’s see what they do about radical local government corruption like we have in New Baltimore and in the town of Coeymans! Do their wars on corruption in public office  target only their political opponents and the other party, are their threats and campaigns just smoke-and-mirrors, dogs-and-ponies? We’ll see. They’ll see when they get the numbers from the voting booths!

In the meantime, we citizens have to ensure that the crooks and the corrupt in public office get what they deserve, and lose what they don’t deserve.

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After the Elections in New Baltimore: O’Rorke, Benway, Norris Laying Landmines for New Administration

Voters ousted incompetent New Baltimore supervisor Susan O’Rorke and defeated the majority of her coterie on November 5, 2013 (Janet Brooks is still in town hall as town clerk, and Diane Jordan is now tax collector). Almost cleaned house. But those left in power for the next two months are already taking their revenge before they have to hand over their house keys! They’re laying landmines for the new supervisor and board!

YOU VOTED THEM OUT!! But they're Mad and Mean, and they're going to punish you before they leave!
YOU VOTED THE O’RORKE MACHINE OUT!!
But they’re Mad and Mean, and they’re going to punish you before they leave!

You’d think they’d have some dignity, and accept the voters’ decision. Voters simply didn’t want their kind any more. So do you think they’d accept the message and leave with dignity, or show some good will in their last two months in office. Hell NO! They’re going to do all the damage they can before they handover the keys to town hall. They’re going to punish voters for giving them the boot!

Revenge of the Rejects

What? You Promoted Psycho-Cop Ryan Johnson?!?

What? You Gave Denis Jordan a Rais?!?

That is poor government, escalating spending in this way in times when the majority on the New Baltimore town council should be looking for ways to save money and to avoid excess spending. No doubt this is a part of the O’Rorke, Benway, Norris, Angelis-Schrauf Revenge Plan. Denis Jordan, allegedly illiterate, was already cashing in to the tune of more than $52,000 a year out of New Baltimore taxpayers’ pockets!

Barbara Finke (R) was the only New Baltimore board member to vote against the pay raise for Jordan! Why is there only one town board member with a sense of financial responsibility?

We say: As soon as the new New Baltimore town council takes over in January, we say RESCIND Jordan’s raise! O’Rorke and her cronies Lisa Benway and Christopher Norris have already made New Baltimore a Laughing stock by their mismanagement of New Baltimore finances and purchasing. Denis Jordan is one of the morons who made the scathing New York State Comptroller’s auditors’ comments possible. And now O’Rorke and her sockpuppets reward their royal nitwit with a raise. According to the Comptroller’s audit (see below), they’ve always been irresponsible with YOUR MONEY. But this has to be the absolute limit! Stop the lies they tell to misinform residents and cut Jordan’s pay, take back the pay raise NOW!

In the meantime, keep a close eye on what is going on on the New Baltimore town council, and watch Susan O’Rorke, Lisa Benway, and Christopher Norris very closely. They’re going to try to push quite a few things through before they leave that you’re going to be saddled with afterwards. Get to the town council meetings and make your wishes known. New Baltimore residents must demand a moratorium on any major decisions until the new New Baltimore town council takes over. And keep a very close eye on what’s going on with the town of New Baltimore budget: O’Rorke and her pals put together the 2014 budget and it probably means more problems! Don’t let them spend any more of your dollars on a employees who can’t do the job! New Baltimore voters have the momentum, now use it to good advantage: Anything O’Rorke, Benway, Norris or their behind-the-scenes villains (Yes! We’re talking about you Angelis, Schrauf, Brooks, Ross, and others) want, SAY NO!

Corruption in the Town of New Baltimore

Like the town of Coeymans, the voters in the Town of New Baltimore finally got smart and kicked supervisor Susan O’Rorke out and put in some community-minded people like Nick Dellisanti, Jeff Ruso, Sally van Etten on the board and sent a clear message to the local elitist clubs represented by Janet Angelis (of sign-stealing fame) and Hilary Schrauf (of no fame at all). That doesn’t mean that Dellisanti, Ruso, and van Etten have a ticket for free lunch; in fact, we’re going to be watching them very, very closely and any indication of deviating from the straight and narrow, and we’ll be on them tighter than the skin on a frog’s back, will earn them some unwanted attention, too. It you take the job, you’d better do the job.

Regrettably, however, New Baltimore voters kept two insiders in New Baltimore town hall: Janet Brooks as town clerk and Diane Jordan as tax collector. The New Baltimore town clerk is a glorified file clerk and now that the insiders club is no longer in power on the New Baltimore town council and there’s a new supervisor, Brooks is going to have to put in her hours and get to work on time. And no hanky-panky with the sheriff’s deputies. Brooks has had it too easy over the past decade or so because she’s been among her ultra-liberal, pseudo-democrat friends. Things are going to be different from now on, however.

Our main beef is with the fact that Diane Jordan was elected to the position of New Baltimore tax collector. The job of the tax collector in New Baltimore doesn’t require a brain, really, so Jordan qualifies. What we are concerned about is that her allegedly illiterate hubby, Denis Jordan, is New Baltimore highway superintendent. As you already know, we don’t like too many family members in small town government, at least not in the same town hall!

And like the town of Coeymans, ex-supervisor Susan O’Rorke and her cronies on the New Baltimore town board, Lisa Benway and Chris Norris, now that they are losers (they were before but are even more so now), are getting their empty heads together to punish New Baltimore taxpayers. O’Rorke and her gang have two months to do their worst, and they’ve already started: They just approved a pay raise for Denis Jordan.

Is that responsible government, we have to ask? In a time when austerity measures are in order O’Rorke and her minions spend, spend, spend. And why Denis Jordan? Has anyone seen the recent New York State Office of the Comptroller’s report on the recent audit of the Town of New Baltimore’s finances? If you haven’t, you’d better have a look, because Denis Jordan’s activities in cohoots with O’Rorke and her club are the focus of the auditor’s very severe criticisms.

What this means is that O’Rorke and her club rewarded Denis Jordan with a pay raise while he was breaking every rule and law in the book! O’Rorke and her coterie of crooks, Lisa Benway and Chris Norris, who themselves get their share of criticism in the audit report for spending town money without adhering to principles, policies, or the law. Jordan, O’Rorke, Benway, and Norris should be facing criminal charges for what they’ve done in the town of New Baltimore and for misusing New Baltimore taxpayers’ money.

Susan O'Rorke, Lisa Benway, chris Norris, Denis Jordan Has the New York State Comptroller's Audit Report Revealed Ongoing Corruption in New Baltimore?

Susan O’Rorke, Lisa Benway, Chris Norris, Denis Jordan
Has the New York State Comptroller’s Audit Report Revealed Ongoing Corruption in New Baltimore?

If you want the gory details, we recommend you read the entire audit report. You can read it or down load it from this link: Comptroller’s Audit Report on New Baltimore.

Here are some of the remarks made by the Comptroller’s auditors (taken straight out of the Audit report!):

  • The Board did not ensure that Town officials followed statutory bidding requirements or the Town’s procurement policy. We identified approximately $301,000 in purchases that were not properly bid as required by law, and approximately $94,000 in purchases that did not have quotes as required by Town policy…As a result, the Board does not have adequate assurance that goods and services have been acquired at the lowest cost. (page 5)
  • Town officials did not comply with GML requirements for competitive bidding of purchases. We examined 29 purchases subject to competitive bidding requirements totaling $545,168 from seven vendors, and found that purchases totaling $301,137 paid to four vendors were not competitively bid or purchased under valid OGS or county contracts. Purchases not competitively bid included: Road Paving Services – The Town paid $127,908 to a company for paving services…the company doing the paving work did not submit the lowest quote.(page 6)
  • New Truck – The Town purchased a 2013 truck cab and chassis for $120,740…In addition, the Town purchased the truck’s dump body and plow for about $25,000 without properly soliciting bids. (page 6)
  • Pickup Truck – The Town purchased a pickup truck with a plow for about $27,000…the vendor was not the OGS contract holder and there was no documentation to link this local dealer to an approved OGS vendor. (page 6)
  • By circumventing GML requirements, the Board has not provided the taxpayers with assurance that significant contracts were awarded in a transparent and open process, and that the expenditures were prudent. (page 6)
  • Town officials did not provide sufficient oversight to ensure compliance with the procurement policy requirement for three written quotes. Of the $143,031 in applicable purchases in our sample that required three written quotes, purchases totaling $94,120 did not have the required quotes or were not alternatively purchased through State or county contract.
  • Low-Sulfur Diesel Fuel – The Town paid an aggregate of $21,824 for two types of low-sulfur diesel fuel for Highway vehicles and equipment…Town officials did not have documentation to show that the fuel was purchased under either contract.
  • Plastic Pipes and Connections – The Town purchased $14,758 in materials to repair culverts. [Town made false claims that pipes were purchased under a county contract. No such contract exists.]
  • Pole Barn Addition – The Town purchased building materials totaling $9,755 to construct an addition to a Town building but had no supporting quotes.
  • Uniform Service – Uniform rental and laundry services of $7,011 for Highway Department uniforms had no supporting quotes.
  • Material and Services – The Town paid $34,278 to multiple vendors for gravel, processed stone, crusher run (crushed stone) and road paving preparation material, waste management, and other products/services. The Highway Superintendent [Denis Jordan] said that he had obtained written quotes as required by policy and that he verbally presented them to the Board but did not retain the written quotes. [Yeah! And pigs have wings, too!]
  • – Additionally, prior Board approval was required, but was not documented, for individual and aggregate purchases totaling $135,377 of our sample of $165,455. Town officials said the approvals were given in committee meetings [= O’Rorke, Benway, Norris!]. The Supervisor and Deputy Supervisor told us that they meet regularly in committee meetings with the Highway Superintendent [Denis Jordan] to discuss planned Highway Department purchases, but do not ask for or receive copies of quotes.

According to the NYS Office of the Comptroller:

The Town [of New Baltimore] is governed by an elected Town Board (Board) composed of a Town Supervisor (Supervisor) [Susan O’Rorke] and four Board members. The Board is responsible for overseeing the Town’s operations, finances and overall management and provides guidance through the enactment of policies and procedures, adoption of the annual budget, and approval of all contracts. The Supervisor [Susan O’Rorke], who serves as the Town’s chief executive and chief fiscal officer, is responsible for implementing Board policy and overseeing the financial management of the Town’s moneys. As chief fiscal officer, the Supervisor is responsible for overseeing most of the Town’s financial duties. (page 3)

General Municipal Law (GML) requires that purchase and public work contracts in excess of $20,000 and $35,000, respectively, during a fiscal year be publicly advertised for bids and awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. (page 5)

Susan O’Rorke, Denis Jordan, Lisa Benway and Chris Norris have criminally mismanaged the Town of New Baltimore’s money and business.

Money-Corruption-Cuffs The right combo for abusing voter and taxpayer trust! For violating your oaths of office and breaking the law!

Money-Corruption-Cuffs
The right combo for abusing voter and taxpayer trust!
For violating your oaths of office and breaking the law!

Is this how Denis Jordan and his friends on the New Baltimore town board, ex – supervisor Susan O’Rorke, and town council members Lisa Benway and Chris Norris play with taxpayer money, ignoring New York State General Municipal Laws and even their own town policies? How long has this mismanagement been going on? What this does clearly illustrate is that it pays to be an insider…and it apparently pays really well, too.

So, New Baltimore residents and taxpayers, with all of this criminal activity going on in the New Baltimore Highway Department under the illiterate expertise of one Mr Denis Jordan, with the support of ex – supervisor Susan O’Rorke and friends Lisa Benway and Chris Norris, how is it that Denis Jordan qualifies for a pay raise?!?

Susan O’Rorke, Denis Jordan, Lisa Benway and Chris Norris have criminally mismanaged the Town of New Baltimore’s money and business. The have violated the New York State General Municipal Law and the financial policies of the Town of New Baltimore. They have criminally violated the trust and the laws they took solemn oaths of office to defend, protect, and uphold!

It’s an interesting fact that the NYS Comptroller’s Audit was held back until after the elections. Was there a plan to protect the criminals in the Town of New Baltimore and to not adversely influence their chances for re-election? Was this a democrat plan? Did someone in Albany, perhaps on the democrat committee, know about the draft audit report and pull strings to keep the democrat Comptroller from releasing these damning results before the elections? Didn’t do them much good, did it? Is there a mole in the Comptroller’s office or just dirty politics as usual?

David Wukitsch? Or is it Michael Biscone?

David Wukitsch? Or is it Michael Biscone?

New Baltimore uses the same town attorney as the Town of Coeymans, David Wukitsch. That’s spelled “S-h-y-s-t-e-r.” Took lessons from Michael Biscone, apparently. Mr Wukitsch is about as useful as tits on a bull or pants on a hooker! Where is Mr Wukitsch when all of this law-breaking is going on? Isn’t he supposed to be advising the town? Keeping things legal? Wukitsch is a wishy-washy crook, taking the towns’ cash and leaving them to their half-wits. Mr Wukitsch needs to appear before the Third Appellate Division and the New York State Professional Standards Commission and maybe have his license to practice suspended. The town is paying him but what’s he doing? NOTHING! Taking money and giving nothing in return is theft, Mr Wukitsch, and you are a thief! Time to fire Wukitsch’s ass and get someone who knows what he’s doing!

We say that residents must demand that the Office of the NYS Attorney General investigate and bring charges against Susan O’Rorke, Denis Jordan, Lisa Benway, and Chris Norris for public corruption, conspiracy and obstruction of justice! We say that residents of the Town of New Baltimore must demand that the NYS Atorney General division of public corruption and the Albany Field Office, Special Agent in Charge, Andrew Vale get involve in investigating possible criminal activity in New Baltimore Town Hall, and why these laws were violated, and standing financial policies ignored. We know who got screwed! But what we want to know is Who got paid off? Who benefitted?

Read about the Revenge of the Rejected in the Town of Coeymans. Click on the link below:
Coeymans: They’ve Been Rejected, Rebuffed but Take Revenge on the Community

Tit for Tat! What would they do to you? What have they done to you/ The Editor

Tit for Tat! What would they do to you?
What have they done to you

The Editor


We’re Not Going to Forget

We’d like your support to get action!

The Hudson-Catskill Newspapers (Ravena News Herald, Greene County News, Daily Mail) refused to publish the personal profiles of the New Baltimore’s Republican, Conservative and Independence party-endorsed candidates. Don’t you think that might have had a very big effect on the election results in New Baltimore? We’d like you to John B. Johnson, chairman, and Mark Vinciguerra, publisher, what you think of their discriminatory, unfair, unbalanced coverage of the candidates and their unfairly influencing the elections. The publishers of those newspapers abused their privileges. Here are their emails:

John B. Johnson
Chairman, Johnson Newspaper Corp.
jbj@wdt.net

Mark Vinciguerra
Publisher, Hudson-Catskill Newspapers
mvinciguerra@registerstar.com

We have a big bone to pick with the Greene County Board of Elections, too, and demand some action from the Office of the Attorney General and from the Secretary of State. Why? the Greene County Board of Elections did nothing in response to the unbalanced coverage of the candidates. You can read on the Greene County BoE website: “The right to vote in the United States is one of our most important constitutional guarantees and we make every effort to insure that the election process in Greene County is administered in a fair, efficient, and professional manner.” OK. It’s not! In fact, we feel that the residents and voters of the Town of New Baltimore, no matter what their persuasion, should demand that Greene County Election Commissioners Thomas J. Burke and Brent Bogardus both RESIGN! They’ve both proved themselves to be useless, impotent, and irrelevant! If you agree, tell them so! Here are their e-mails:

Thomas J. Burke
tburke@discovergreene.com

Brent Bogardus
bbogardus@discovergreene.com


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