About the only thing of interest at last night's Town Board Special Meeting was a complete reversal of last week's vote to accept a petition filed by BET development and their allies which would have forced numerous neighbors to help pay for 3 million in road improvements.
The Board should never have accepted the petition without first verifying its accuracy but the Supervisor seemed anxious to accommodate BET at the last meeting and gave much lip to Stewart's Shops representatives who attended the meeting.
Apparently some common sense set in and rather than reschedule the Public Hearing that could not be held because of a lack of time to provide public notice, they rescinded the prior resolution and removed the rescinding resolution from the agenda. Score one for Stewart's and their neighbors who would have paid BET's fair share of the "improvements" to roads that BET wants but does not want to pay for.
Well as first reported here, Mark Evers and Ernie Kern are looking for the Republican endorsement this year and we certainly hope they get it. We're also told the GOP interviewed another Supervisor candidate, several for town council and one each for Justice and Town Clerk. Stephanie Piel interviewed for Justice after the GOP put the screws to her 2007 campaign for town council, pairing her up with Evers and Desso and then producing literature that completely excluded her. Word is that the Clerk nominee may be the incumbent Democrat. Wouldn't that be wild?