Author Topic: Town Of Perinton Cites Legal Action in 'survey'.  (Read 98 times)

Michael Caswell

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Town Of Perinton Cites Legal Action in 'survey'.
« on: September 15, 2020, 06:36:19 am »
If you live in the Town of Perinton, you'll likely have received a postcard requesting you take their 'friendly' survey to help them plan the next ten years.



What I find particularly disturbing about this 'survey' is two fold.

Firstly,  on page 8



I find it incredible that The Town of Perinton would take a stand against a SAFETY project and actually encourage residents to join in. Despite all the evidence that the 'lawsuit' they brought was to merely instigate the NYPA to carry out a SEQR study, which they have complied with, they persist in attempting to block A HUGE safety problem, which has been well documented by FEMA, USACE ASDSO, NYDEC and several other prominent authorities. 

There are hundreds of people's lives at stake, and they persist in this nonsense.
Unbelievable!
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Re: Town Of Perinton Cites Legal Action in 'survey'.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 07:40:05 am »
Secondly -

On page 8 they ask  --

While limiting development may lower demand for Town services, it also limits the number of people paying taxes, because the Town would have fewer new residents to share the tax burden. Notwithstanding this, do you still support the Town purchasing more open space and thereby limiting future development?

Surely, this is a double edged sword?   They are going to spend LOTS of money purchasing land? and that will lower spending on services?  Either way, it sounds like we'll lose.

There is no attempt in this 'survey' to reduce existing costs. Our taxes are TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL. FOUR TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE TO LIVE IN FAIRPORT AND PERINTON THAN EVEN PITTSFORD. Something is dreadfully wrong here.

Perhaps we should merge with Pittsford? They seem to have a much better handle on frugality.



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This survey & in particular the statement about fighting against a public safety program, seems to border on "criminal" activity if all facets of public service are taken into account. Perinton residents, and those in the Village of Fairport should be not only worried about this, but also should be questioning the INTEGRITY of the Government Officials that are behind this survey and this apparent 'public negligence'

First, the Town of Perinton is asking it's residents if they want TAXPAYER money to be used to fight against a NY State Public Safety Program that is trying to fix a known safety issue with Erie Canal embankments. They have put the statement out that they are willing to put ALL of their residents in danger of flooding, in danger of having to purchase flood insurance and all of this nonsense will use taxpayer money.






They don't believe the Canal Corporation's video about Perinton Safety

https://youtu.be/bbuJ31xvoOA



They seem to have forgotten they are supposed to be "protecting & serving" the public's best interest, part of their Oath of Office.




https://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/oath.html

https://www.dos.ny.gov/forms/corporations/1750-f.pdf



Once again it appears that these Eastside Towns that tried to stop the repair & maintenance work along the Canal Corporation's unsafe canal system were not content with forcing a State Required SEQR review, that has been done, now they just want to stop the public safety work simply because they want to, and also want to use YOUR money to do it,

Are Perinton residents sleeping on this one or are they just to dumb to realize the danger their elected officials are putting them in?


Maybe they will all wake up when FEMA comes knocking on their doors, telling homeowners they need to fork over $3000 for Mandatory Flood Insurance, because their own Town Supervisors & Mayor feel unsafe embankments are better for the community than safe earthen dams, and stopped the repair again.

Go read the SEQR report for this program, The Canal Corporation has been very clear on the topic of FEMA Flood Remapping if necessary, to insure public safety.

https://ecna.createaforum.com/flood-insurance/the-canal-corporation's-answer-to-leaving-trees-on-embankments-flood-insurance/msg1186/#msg1186


Is this just another example of that old saying: "You can't fix Stupid"?

Except this time that stupidity could have very serious consequences for many Perinton residents, both financially & with a possibility of loss of life




Not to mention that Perinton Taxpayers would be SUPPORTING one state agency bringing a law suit against two other state agencies... ridiculous!
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Re: Town Of Perinton Cites Legal Action in 'survey'.
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 11:28:59 am »
Now we know why questions on FIGHTING against the Canal Corporation Embankment Clearing made it to a Perinton Survey.





The entire Perinton "public" survey development process was tainted and biased by a FACEBOOK group of pseudo-environmentalist, why are trying to bully their marrow-minded views of the canal through the Town & Village. The group is called the Stop the Canal Clear-cut on Facebook, where lies matter more than the truth these days. Go read their rant, it has little to do with facts, and seems to exist to push the "opinions" of their two main leaders... Agte & Maier

This STCC group, like many who are posting on Facebook, have zero interest in public safety, or canal sustainability. It's not about the science and facts around Earthen Dam Safety. it's just about the LEADERS of the group saving face to members that are starting to question their message. The group has a very silent membership where less than 3% ever speak up.

And any mamber who might question the message of the STCC leadership is banned, and ridiculed. They continue to suppress the Science & Truth about Canal Embankments, Ownership of the Erie Canal, and who pays the Canal Bills...which is NOT taxpayers.

And they continue to toss out any member that may speak out, any member they feel is not drinking their brand of Kool-Aid...

See this post if you think we are exaggerating the truth.


https://ecna.createaforum.com/the-stop-the-clearcut-argument/rufus-kendig's-ten-cents-worth!/msg1279/#msg1279


That's why long ago, the Erie Canal Neighbors Association decided that membership is optional. We allow guests to view our posts, look around all they want and even post comments here.

But we expect the truth to be used frequently, and also rely on science for direction on public safety. We do not think it is wise to leave "telling the truth" to a biased Facebook group & it's leaders, who can't see the inherent problem with lying to the public they pretend to be serving.


And we also have never understood why this Stop the Canal Clear-cut group continues to do so with impunity...

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