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Fraud, Fake Non-profits, Tax Evaders. They’re everywhere!

They think they’re pretty slick but someone’s watching.

The Non-Profit and Not-For Profit Tax Dodgers Right Under the New York State Tax and Finance Department’s and the IRS’s Noses!!! What’s the deal? Joe Average gets fines and penalties for a mistake while the real winners get non-profit or not-for-profit status and make the big bucks. But that’s because most of the sheeple simply closer their eyes to the problem, stick their heads in the sand, and keep paying…and paying…and paying! Question: Are you one of them?


Most of us are aware of the various taxing jurisdictions which use the real property tax to raise the money needed for their operations. Every county uses this form of taxation as do the cities and towns within a county. Within towns one sometimes finds villages which also levy property taxes. The biggest property tax bite for most homeowners is the school tax.

Property taxes provide the bulk of the funds required for local government and public primary and secondary education. A large variety of services including road maintenance, police protection, libraries, deed registry, justice courts, building code enforcement, etc. are all provided for by county, city, town and village taxes. The school tax pays the salaries of teachers and administrators and maintains the buildings and equipment required by the school system.

We all know the sickening stories about General Electric and Amazon, and other US corporations and the fact that they get away without paying any taxes. Well, there are plenty like them out there and here are some local examples.

We’ve already reported on a RCS Board of Education (BOE) member and former BOE president, Mr. James Latter, an employee of the Saudi Arabian-owned company, Sabic,  who got away without paying a year’s taxes on his $300,000 + new construction in Ravena. That was because the Ravena Building Department never reported the construction to the Assessor in the Town of Coeymans, who violated the property tax laws by not assessing the in-progress improvements on the property, although you can almost see the house from the town offices. That one instance involving Mr. Latter’s ostentatious new dwelling cost the Town a couple of grand in property taxes, and Latter didn’t offer to make good on it. You can bet your life on that one. [Read our article, “Board of Education Member James “Hadji” Latter: Is he paying his fair share of property taxes?“]

[Editor’s Note: According to the NYS Real Property Tax Law, If you add a room or put in central air conditioning you would naturally expect your assessment to increase. [Note: In some states new construction cannot be assessed until it has been completed and a certificate of occupancy issued. In New York State, the assessor is required to value the property exactly as he or she finds it on taxable status date (to be defined later). Thus a partially completed garage would ordinarily receive a partial assessment.]

So, now let’s look at a local attorney and his slick operations to avoid paying his share of property taxes: George McHugh, the shyster who’s got his hands in everything from p****y to pot. Yes! He’s the same crook asking you to elect him to be Coeymans Town Supervisor so he can make things easier for his keepers, Carvery Laraway and his pot-growing Russian pal, Boris Alexei Jordan.

Did George McHugh evade paying property taxes on his Blaisdell Farm project?

We’re also wondering about George McHugh’s little housing project on the Blaisdell Farm property. Did McHugh get the same tax break on that biggie that Latter got on his property? That’s a little project we’ll be sure to look into over the next couple of weeks. Did McHugh get away with not paying his property taxes on the project because the Ravena Building Department and Building Inspector never notified the Town of Coeymans Assessor of the project?

Jason Tantra, a British subject here on a visa, claims he’s operating his business, Tantra 4 Gay Men, legally in the USA, and paying taxes. Really?

It’s going on all over the place but the real scammers are the ones who manage somehow to get non-profit or not-for-profit status by some slick tricks. One of the organizations that has recently caught our attention because of their involvement with a charlatan from the UK who managed to get a visa to operate a sex-services company in the US. The organization is located in Washington County, New York, near Greenwich, about an hour’s drive from Albany. It calls itself the Easton Mountain Retreat Community and caters for anything and everything for gay men with lots of cash to spare. What caught our eye is that it claims IRS Tax Code 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit offering  — now get this –“ religion-related” and “spiritual development” programs. You’ll have the same reaction we did when we looked at their offerings and their prices: WTF!!!

To put things a bit in perspective, the town of Greenwich in Washington County, NY has a total of 61 non-profit organizations with assets totaling $19,876,829+ and total incomes of $8,395,791. Most, if not all of that multimillion dollar figure is tax exempt, while the rest of us are paying through the nose with property taxes, sales tax, and other indirect taxes that the state calls “fees,” cleverly and sneakily avoiding any word even suggesting “tax.” Same goes for all those add-on charges to your phone and cable bills. Fees but in reality taxes. Add them up and have a coronary.

No shame. They actually ask for donations!!!

Even Albany Medical Center is tax exempt!!! Think about that when you get your next bill! Read below to see what the Tax Code calls a tax-exempt organization and then go to AMC’s profile at Albany Medical Center, and note there’s nothing about real estate development or property management. So what’s the deal with AMC’s owning a huge chunk of central Albany real estate that was once privately owned and residential? Our government at work, people, and AMC’s CPAs and lawyers ensuring that the non-profit can make the CEOs and the board of directors’ payroll.

The Albany Times Union published an article in November 2018 entitled, “Capital Region hospitals earn poor grades on patient safety,” and reported that Albany Medical Center’s grade went from a “C” to a “D”. Other Capital Region Hospitals weren’t any better; in fact, most went from bad to worse! The best performers in the report remained unchanged from the year before. Now that’s pretty crappy!

There are also reports that patients were being infected by machines that should have been junked but AMC, despite warnings and recommendations, continued using the machines, causing a number of life-threatening infections in patients.

And then there’s the horrible story of the young man, Riley Kern, killed in a pick-up truck-motorcycle accident last year by a local, Travis Hagan, that went uninvestigated by the Coeymans Police Department. The young man was transported to Albany Medical Center where he was the victim of a number of ER mistakes; he died a couple of hours after they had their way with him. The documents provided by the boy’s mother after a grueling year of questions without answers read like something out of a scifi horror script!!! We’re waiting for permission to publish what we have obtained. (Read our reports: “We Are Re-Opening the Case: Riley Kern, Young Man Killed in Coeymans Hollow, Sycamore Golf Course,” “Riley’s Song: Verse Two – Update on Our Investigations,” “Riley’s Mom Responds: A Mother’s Perspective,” and “Memorial Service for Riley.”)

Not only was the ER staff incompetent, Pathologist Bernard Ng apparently doesn’t know how to correctly complete a death certificate. Incompetence at every level. What’s even more shameful is that the hospital CEO refused to launch an investigation; swept the entire thing under the rug. 

But Albany Medical Center is the Albany Greed Center! On their website they actually ask for donations to support AMC. NO SHAME!

They actually ask for donations on the AMC website (http://www.amc.edu/)!!!

But back to Easton Mountain Retreat Center as our example of real tax scammers.

Do you really think that all of these organizations should be non-profit or tax-exempt? Click here for a list of Greenwich non-profit organizations. Greenwich Non-profits.

Easton Mountain Incorporated, NY Department of State Entity ID No.  2897573 (Initial DOS Filing Date: April 22, 2003) is a New York corporation (Employer Identification No. (EIN): 01-0778873) NTEE classified[1] as Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. and designated under the Nonprofit Tax Code as 501(c)(3) defined as:

“Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.”

Yeah. And pigs have wings, too!

But here are some of this year’s programs. Right from the start we do not see a connection with “religion related” or ”spiritual development” programs nor do we see anything that corresponds to the Non-profit Tax Code for a 501(c)(3) entity. If you do, please let us know and we’ll publish a correction:

  • Best Friends Program (One-year package for multiple “events” depending on availability: $1,995.00 – $3,495.00)
  • Summer Gay Spirit Camp July 29 – August 4, 2019. Offers men a chance to establish lasting friendships in a fun and uplifting environment
  • Spirit Deck Party – Day Pass $25.00
  • Sun Clad – A naturist gathering for men who love men You love to be naked. (4 days, $395.00 – $795.00)
  • SUMMER: Freedom Camp, Gay Spirit Camp, Bear Your Soul Summer Camp
  • WINTER: Winter Gay Spirit Camp, Bear Your Soul Winter Hibernation
  • FALL: Kink Odyssey, Singles Weekend

Incredibly, Easton Mountain claims to be a non-profit organization meeting the above IRS criteria. How does a corporation catering for an affluent segment of the gay male population – Yes! we said “affluent” because Easton Mount is not cheap. Their programs run pretty pricey. For example, a program described as Gay Spirit Camp, which runs from July 29-August 4, 2019, which Easton Mountain describes as a “6-day program” but is actually a 4-day program, since :[t]he event begins with dinner at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 29., “ends with lunch at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 4.” You have to have some pretty hefty recreational money or disposable income because the prices posted for this particular mid-range event by Easton Mountain range from $595.00 (bring your own tent) to $1,095.00 for “semi-private” accommodation.  A so-called “5-day” event August 6 – 11, 2019, with our friend Jason Tantra, runs the same  You can browse the other programs on the Easton Mountain Site (Source: https://eastonmountain.secure.retreat.guru/programs/, last accessed on July 3, 2019)

Those prices are low compared to some of the events. Now we ask you very seriously: Should Easton Mountain be considered a tax-exempt, non-profit religion related, organization for spiritual development? Maybe you should have a look at some of the other programs offered at Easton Mountain Incorporated and decide. Then maybe you should call the New York State Department of State, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, and the IRS, or just write to them asking how Easton Mountain has finagled the tax laws to arrive at non-profit status as a religious organization of anything under IRS 501(c)(3)!?!

ORGANIZATION NAME ADDRESS CLASSIFICATION REPORTED ASSET AMOUNT REPORTED INCOME AMOUNT FORM 990 REVENUE AMOUNT EXEMPT STATUS DATE FORM 990 FILES
EASTON MOUNTAIN INC
(c/o RAYMOND NIRO)
391 HERRINGTON HILL RD
GREENWICH, NY 12834-5809
Charitable Organization; Religious Organization
(Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.)
$100,000 +* $500,000 +* $500,000 +* 500,000 +* 03/2005

(Source: https://www.taxexemptworld.com/organizations/greenwich-ny-new-york.asp, last accessed on July 3, 2019)

We obtained the Easton Mountain Incorporated IRS 990 for the Tax Year 2016  — Easton Mountain publishes only their 2014 IRS 990 form filing (the last year available on the IRS site (2016 Form 990 Filing, Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 6-Jul-2018) (Source: https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/, last accessed on July 3, 2019)

Now you know. 

Slick operators, incompetent local public employees, fake non-profit organizations all are eating at our table and getting fat, leaving us to pay the bills. Isn’t it time we split the check? Isn’t it time we demanded state and federal government agencies, including law enforcement, to start taking a closer look at how much tax avoidance and tax evasion is going on and leaving the rest of us to pay the bill? Your tax dollars are paying those public employees to sit on their fat flabby asses doing nothing while waiting to collect fat tax-free pensions!!! Isn’t it time we demanded they do their jobs?

 

[1] NTEE = National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities codes

 

 
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Our gift to our readers, followers, and supporters on this Independence Day. From the movie Idiocracy (2006), President Camacho’s State of the Union address:


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Hey there! Georgie Boy! This song’s for you…

This is some really serious stuff so let’s start out with a little nostalgia, the 1966 hit song, “Hey there, Georgy Girl.” Of course we’ve adapted the lyrics for Georgy McHugh.

Georgie as Carmen Miranda singing “Hey there, Georgy Boy!”
We’d like to wish Georgy a Happy Pride Month!
(But Hey!,Isn’t that Georgy’s identical twin by a different mother, Chlamydia MuckHugh?)

Hey there, Georgy boy
Swinging down the street so fancy-free
Nobody you meet could ever see the loneliness there inside you
Hey there, Georgy boy
Why do all the boys just pass you by?
Could it be you just don’t try or is it the clothes you wear?

You’re always window shopping but never stopping to buy
So shed those dowdy feathers and fly a little bit

Hey there, Georgy boy
There’s another Georgy deep inside
Bring out all the shit you hide and, oh, what a change there’d be
The world would see a new Georgy girl

Hey there, Georgy boy
Dreaming of the someone you could be
Life is a reality, you can’t always run away
Don’t be so scared of changing and rearranging yourself
It’s time for jumping down from the shelf a little bit

Hey there, Georgy boy
There’s another Georgy deep inside
Bring out all the shit you hide and, oh, what a change there’d be
The world would see a new Georgy girl

(Hey there, Georgy boy)
Wake up, Georgy boy
(Hey there, Georgy boy)
Come on, Georgy boy
(Hey there, Georgy boy)
Wake up, Georgy girl

[Lyrics adapted from the 1966 movie of the same name. Set in London, the film is a comedy/romance starring Lynn Redgrave. We thought it really described Georgie McHugh.]

OK. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s get down to the dirt, the dirt that’s called George MuckHugh.

They’re not really dead, they’re just playing possum…fake dead.

A bit of advice to :  “You lie with a dog, you wake up with fleas,” or some other creeping pestilence. Your choice, your teamed up with two losers but then the saying goes: “Birds of a feather flock together.”

Or with George McHugh and his pet rats in your bed.

The Coeymans Comeback Team

There are just too many cozy relationships in Ravena and Coeymans, especially when it comes to George MuckHugh and his band of elves, Zach Collins, Brandon LeFevre, and George Langdon, who call themselves the “Coeymans Comeback Team.” They’re more like the “Coeymans Bareback Team,” and guess who’s going to be “bottom.”

The McHugh Deception Team. Hands in front of crotch body language means they feel vulnerable. Ever wonder?

When Dick Bleezarde died in 2008 and left the Ravena News Herald without leadership, McHugh rushed in to buy the local newspaper and cash in on “guiding” public opinion, and to ensure for himself a soapbox for his future. When McHugh soon thereafter sold the News Herald to the Columbia Greene Media group  (Johnson Newspaper Corporation as Columbia Greene Media). In 2018, Columbia Greene Media then sold the News Herald to Mark Vinciguerra, who previously ran Columbia Greene Media for about 5 years, and Vinciguerra created Capital Region Independent Media LLC, a publishing and consulting company owned by Vinciguerra, after having purchased the weekly Ravena News Herald newspaper from Johnson Newspaper Corporation. Now Vinciguerra is running the News Herald and George MuckHugh is running Vinciguerra. (See the article, “News Herald Moving Down the Road,” for details.)

Initially, the Ravena News Herald continued to occupy it’s long-time and familiar offices on Main Street in Ravena, a property actually owned by George McHugh, but then, in 2019, for some undisclosed reason, the Herald moved from there to McHugh’s former offices across the street in Ravena. Now when you drive or walk by the historic News Herald’s former location, you’ll see “Law Offices” and “George McHugh” plastered all over the storefront. How degrading!

So it’s no coincidence that McHugh is running full-page ads in the Ravena News Herald, now a McHugh whore — just another one in McHugh’s harem. Right, Bobby? [BL is one of McHugh’s disposables and knows a lot about him — Hate him she may but like so many cowards in the area BL is tight-lipped. Well, she’s tight-lipped for the moment but may burst any time now. And we’ll be there to publish all when the cat hits the fan! After being one of MuckHugh’s live-in girlfriends for a couple of years, we’re certain Bobby has some beans to spill.]

The bottom line is this: Given the close and cozy relationship between Mark Vinciguerra and McHugh, Vinciguerra’s landlord, we wouldn’t trust a word printed in the Ravena News Herald if McHugh’s mentioned in it. There’s nothing “independent” about  Mark Vinciguerra’s Capital Region Independent Media, the publisher of the Ravena News Herald. Make no mistake about that!

Making Eau de MuckHugh
The Comeback Team will create jobs.

Next Item: McHugh’s most recent full-page pile of steaming bullshit in the Ravena News Herald (Thursday, June 13, 2019). And it’s steaming bullshit at it’s most odiferous! You can’t avoid the stench. It’s Eau de MuckHugh.

The Coeymans Comeback Team’s Message to Voters.

First of all, the so-called “Coeymans Comeback Team,” is just that: a bunch of losers is coming back to have another shot at public office in Coeymans. McHugh got elected for two years back in 2000-2001, and finagled some deals and couldn’t get re-elected for a second term. Why should he have wanted to? He had purchased the Blaisdell farm property for his housing project and fixed it so that the property, formerly in the Town of Coeymans, would be annexed to the Village of Ravena so that he could get water for the project. McHugh takes care of McHugh. So now McHugh wants back in. He wants to get back into the Coeymans Town Supervisor’s office because he has deals to make, most probably with Carver Laraway and Carver Companies.

Even the Albany Times Union has picked up on this especially cozy relationship between Carver Laraway and George McHugh. You see, not only did McHugh pick up one of Carver Laraway’s ex-wives, McHugh worked until very recently as Laraway’s corporate counsel!

In the Times Union article, “Is Coeymans candidate too close to port owner?”, Times Union staff writer, Lauren Stanforth, writes:

“How a voter in this mostly rural Albany County town feels about the candidacy of attorney and realtor George McHugh likely depends on how the voter feels about the ever-expanding reach of the Port of Coeymans and its owner, Carver Laraway.

“That’s because McHugh isn’t just the former general counsel for Carver Companies, a job he said he resigned from March 1. He’s also a realtor representing a Carver warehouse at another port location in South Carolina. His son runs the Carver port in South Carolina. And McHugh was last year on the board of managers of a Carver limited liability company that dealt in commodities, according to research by the Times Union.”

Carver Laraway doesn’t have a very clean record: His company was fined $10,000 in January 2019 by the state Department of Environmental Conservation for allegedly using potentially tainted construction and demolition debris to fill in and expand the port. Laraway has also launched a campaign to purchase properties in the Coeymans Hamlet and elsewhere, most of which he determined couldn’t be saved and were torn down, according to the Times Union report. Bye-bye tax base for Coeymans. Thank you George McHugh!

The report also notes that the most vocal critics of Carver Laraway’s operations worry about Laraway’s plans for their small town, and fear the election of McHugh would give those business interests free rein. That’s not science fiction, people, that’s how Carver Laraway and his pet George McHugh operate. Oh, did we mention that Michael Biscone, the fat shyster crook is now working for Carver  Laraway. Now if that isn’t a read den of thieves we don’t know what would be!

Port of Coeymans owner Carver Laraway seen outside a house at Church and Fifth streets in Coeymans on Jan. 13. 2016 that he purchased from a bank for $20,000. Laraway said it’s part of his vision to help rehabilitate the withering historic hamlet. However, the house had since been demolished in 2019. (Lauren Stanforth, Times Union)

(Read the entire TU article at McHugh too Close to Carver Laraway)

There’s a lot to say about McHugh’s being in bed with Carver Laraway but you can google the dirt yourself. It all in the Times Union and other news media.

Back to the dumbass “Coeymans Comeback Team”:

If it isn’t obvious that their slogan, “Take Back our Town and Get the Coeymans Comeback Started,” means that the only one’s we’ll need to take the Town back from is Carver Laraway and his bosom buddy, Georg McHugh and McHugh’s band of monkeys, George Langdon, Brandon LeFebvre and Zach Collins. Think of it this way: You lie down with dogs and you wake up with fleas.

But let’s take a closer look at what McHugh and his pet rats are offering to do with their “Comeback Plan”:

1. Revitalize the town by attracting businesses through less government regulation and lower taxes.

Our Reaction.

Let’s be really real. You attract businesses by giving them tax breaks or some other incentive. So the lower taxes will have to be for the businesses in the form of tax breaks. That means someone else is going to have to foot the bill. Guess who?

As far as McHugh’s ability to make good on “less government regulation” that’s a load of steaming sewerage, too. The Town Supervisor has absolutely no power to work anything with government regulation. Period. Government regulation comes from state and federal laws. Period. Not from McHugh or any other local yokel. So that vaporizes No. ! of the Comeback Plan. It’s total misinformation and  your’re the target of the lies.

2. Support important quality of life initiatives including redirection of heavy trucks form Main Street, and expansion of services for youths and seniors.

Your Reaction.

If Mr. McHugh is so concerned about quality of life initiatives, why did he oppose the Coeymans Clean Air Law?  Answer: LaFarge and Carver Companies didn’t like it. Isn’t clean air a part of our quality of life? McHugh was corporate counsel to Carver Laraway when he was allegedly dumping contaminated fill at the Coeymans Port. Where was McHugh on quality of life initiatives then?

Again, the Albany Times Union comes forward with the story that connects McHugh, LaFargeHolcim and Carver Laraway with McHugh’s opposition to the Clean Air Law supported by current town supervisor, Phil Crandall:

“LafargeHolcim, owners of a cement plant on Route 9W in Coeymans, are urging defeat of a proposed town law that could prevent the firm from burning waste tires as part of the making of cement.

“COEYMANS — A cement company interested in burning old tires as fuel in its Route 9W kiln is moving against a proposed town air pollution law that could bar the practice.

“Meanwhile, the former lawyer for Carver Laraway, the owner of the Port of Coeymans, has launched a bid for town office. And one of Laraway’s companies is in the midst of a three year state contract in the waste tire business.”

Wonder why you didn’t read a word of this in McHugh’s whore, the Ravena News Herald? Ask Mark Vinciguerra why? Better still, ask McHugh’s Comeback Team.

Read the entire article by Times Union reporter Paul Buckowski at  “Proposed town pollution law draws cement plant challenge.”


Editor’s Aside: The DEC is a pack of whores, too. Here Carver Laraway is allegedly dumping contaminated fill at the Coeymans Port and he gets slapped with a mere $10,000 fine. That’s pocket change for a guy who connives with Cuomo-the-Homo for state contracts. But the DEC has gone against local businesses for practically nothing and almost ruins them for practically nothing. That’s New York justice for you! Corrupt as always.


What’s more, the NY State of New York Department of Transportation is the authority for state-owned highways, even if they do run through Coeymans and Ravena, as does Rt 143 (Main St.). The Town and the Village have no authority to redirect traffic on state-owned roads without a long and likely unsuccessful battle in the courts, because everyone, including heavy trucks, have a right to use state highways! McHugh is talking through his anus! But some things never change.

Furthermore, where will McHugh “redirect” the heavy trucks from Main Street? There’s nowhere for Carver’s huge trucks to go!!! Unless, of course, Carver has a new Thruway plaza (entrance and exit) or an arterial in mind. Well, that won’t reduce traffic, that’s for sure. But it will be good for Carver and McHugh. We wonder if that’s not the reason the land deal with the County of Albany fell through on McHugh’s watch.

Luckily for the area, the deal fell through when McHugh dropped the ball and the bomb and offered a number of idiotic excuses why the deal didn’t go through. McHugh is a veteran pimp and experienced whore for Carver Laraway. Laraway wanted to create another Carver theme park right under our noses by building another “industrial park”  that would have increased heavy traffic and destroyed our environment. There was something very fishy about the deal, too, when you think that it was right in the middle of federally protected wetlands. Where was the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation [DEC]  when all of this was going on? Why weren’t they all over this deal while it was threatening “protected” wetlands?  Well, the DEC was right in Carver Laraway’s back pocket, right there with Cuomo-the-Homo. (Read the entire article in the Times Union piece by reporter Amada Fries, “Coeymans property sale for Albany scuttled.“)

Any expansion of services for youths and seniors would cost money. New businesses won’t come to Coeymans without promises of tax breaks. That leaves the question, unanswered by McHugh and his monkeys, of where the money for the expansion of these services will come? From the welfare cases lounging on the porches? Probably not. From the trailer trash and trailer park druggies? Definitely not. We can guess where the money’s going to come from but we’d like to hear from McHugh or one of his pet rats. Where’s the money going to come from, Georgie?

Of course, there’s money that might be available from the county, the state, the feds, but someone’s got to write the grant applications and that takes money, too.

So, we guess that we’ve shot down McHugh’s “Comeback Team” plan No. 2.

Our interpretation of the Comeback Team’s basic message.

3. Improve town government through consolidation and regionalization to benefit the residents and taxpayers of Coeymans, and update Comprehensive Plan to allow for new investment.

Everyone’s Reaction.

First of all, what does McHugh expect to consolidate? Services? Town departments? There’s nothing to consolidate. A big word that means nothing!!!

And “regionalization.” Another lawyer-word that means nothing to Coeymans.

But wait a minute. Regionalization can mean two things: the tendency to form decentralized regions, but that doesn’t make much sense in a small town like Coeymans. But maybe the second definitions of regionalization does: land classification or land RE-classification. Does McHugh propose to reclassify land in the Town of Coeymans? And if so, does that plan have something to do with his cozy relationship with his friend and bedfellow, Carver Laraway and his empire plans?

If that’s the case, how, we wonder, will that possibly benefit Coeymans taxpayers? Which taxpayers? The “new businesses” and investors who have been attracted by paying little or no taxes or can McHugh mean those rest of us holding the bag to support local services and the inflated RCS Central School District budget.

The Coeymans Comprehensive Plan is already being updated — you’d know that if you were paying attention, Mr McHugh and your “Comeback Team” — so why does it have to be re-updated? Perhaps to accommodate some of McHugh’s plans for “new businesses,” expansion of Carver Laraway’s empire, increase of McHugh’s own empire in the Town of Coeymans.

McHugh’s “Comeback Team” plan No. 3 is just as scary, unclear, and shady as Nos. 1 and 2, and it seems all three are aimed at doing the same thing: enriching the few and impoverishing the Coeymans taxpayer!

4. Oppose an unfair reassessment of property that will result in higher taxes.

Now that’s the one that really makes us want to upchuck, that is, to puke!

Properties have to be reassessed on a somewhat regular basis.  If that were not the case, we’d be paying taxes on property that was valued at 1950s values. That simply doesn’t make sense. You make more, your property increases in value, you want better roads, better schools, more services, you have to pay for those things. If you get something for your tax dollars, there’s nothing unfair about it.

BUT: Here’s the problem with McHugh’s plan: the only unfair reassessment of property might be the reassessment of Carver Laraway’s property, or any property that McHugh has his eye on for development. Now, any reassessment of Carver’s or McHugh’s property would be, in their opinions, unfair. But they’re not thinking of you.

Furthermore, McHugh isn’t telling us that for the most part, taxes are not controlled by local authorities but by state and federal authorities. McHugh, who wants to be supervisor, is talking bullshit again, still. The Town Supervisor may be chief financial officer for the town, that’s true, but he has to come up with the money to support the Town Budget, or cut services, etc. He doesn’t control one of the biggest gluttons in the area: the school budget!

Property assessment is governed and regulated by New York State laws and enforced by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Real Property Services, NOT by the Town Supervisor.

So, Mr. McHugh might want to explain how he is going to do anything at all about any assessment of property, especially given the fact that he has no control over the operations of the Office of the Town Assessor! Sure, he can “oppose” anything he wants to oppose but the supervisor has no power or authority to control or regulate assessments! That’s again a load of McHugh bullshit foisted upon would be supporters.

What will result in higher taxes is shifting the tax burden from Carver Laraway, George McHugh, Michael Biscone, and the other parasites in the Town of Coeymans, and from any “new businesses” or investors, shifting the tax burden from them to YOU!

Read what McHugh is feeding you and think about it for a minute and see through the lies and deceptions.

MuckHugh’s Team will crash and burn!

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