Seriously, why did you elect this person, Saugerties?:
Town officials are trying to further cut expenses for the coming year, the supervisor said.The headline of the Freeman piece, in case you didn't click through,is 'Saugerties Officials Aim to Control 2013 Spending.' This 'spending control' includes a raise for Myers of $1300 per month. How can she keep a straight face? I'm beginning to think that Myers is actually related to Terry Bernardo.
“We’re faced with very significant budget demands this year,” Kelly Myers said during a Town Board meeting Wednesday. She said the town has drafted a tentative budget and is using that as a worksheet to create a spending plan for 2013.
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Myers said town leaders will continue to meet with department heads and their liaisons to try to further cut anticipated expenses for the coming year. She said the Town Board could cancel the second public hearing regarding the tax cap if it can reduce expenses enough in the proposed budget.
Included in the tentative budget is a $15,000 raise for the town supervisor, increasing that salary line from $35,000 to $50,000, and a $10,000 raise for the town’s highway superintendent, increasing that salary line from $53,258 to $63,258. (emphasis mine)
Watch the above video and tell me if you think Myers inspires confidence in her leadership. And, if you live in Saugerties, make a note of the public hearing on the budget that will take place on Wednesday, Novbember 7, at 8 p.m. Be sure to let fiscally responsible Myers know how you feel about her 'money-saving' raise.