You have to wonder just how stupid Mr. Evers thinks the public is when it comes to their money? Now it appears he is bragging that the town has received $100,000 from the State to help pay for the overspent, over budget Water 14 project.
Now if that money were going to reduce the debt and the bonding cost associated with this boondoggle, you'd hear a cheer or two. But the reality is that the project is 2 million over budget and the recent "settlement" that cost the town, the whole town, not just Water 14 residents, another million plus, turns out to be no settlement at all. Just another bill with many more apparently coming from a contract that has no meaning in terms of a bid price.
That's how the clowns administering the contract got us into this mess. And now that the State is apparently throwing a hundred grand at the mess, it's just more money to give the contractor to finish or should we say, "work forever" on the project.
So Mr. Evers, when you can tell us the State money is helping to reduce the debt service, we'll send a cheer your way. Until then, its a drop in a never ending trough and it isn't the public that gobbling it up. We're just pouring the feed.
The Record has a story on the subject which you can read here.
The Country Grove Closes
It took the Times Union a while to notice the sign on the building, but they posted this note on their website on the closing of a true town landmark, the Country Grove.