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Late Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson said,
"It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error."

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Saturday, February 28, 2009




  1. This agreement is extremely vital to our community.

    The deadlines MUST be met with quality work being done. No more slipshod, good ole boy, back-slapping half-baked ideas.

    Done correctly, legally and on time. Can our current group on the board and as town manager get it done? Odds are NOT in our favor.

    I guess we'll just have to see how it plays out.

  2. FABULOUSLY HELPFUL ATTITUDE! Are you part of the solution or the problem?

  3. Apparently we have no problems and therefore there are no solutions : )

  4. Actually it is the right attitude. If you canot see that we have problems then you are walking blindfolded.

    Let's do a short review.

    1. Roads in extreme unrepair.
    2. Water meters all over town not actually working.
    3. opened up a CLOSED!!(By the State) dump to haul off debri//// then had to pay for removal from the closed dump to a true one////
    4. Made changes to our sewer pond without approval. Did not correct SEVERAL issues from previous write ups by the DEQ
    5. Multiple water samples that failed
    6. Did not repair or replace broken pumps at the sewer ponds, even though we had FULL knowledge of the fact
    7. Dumped old golf carts and other stuff at our Town Park at Doby and even admitted they had done it themselves
    8. Set up new trash system, then do not follow our own policies on dumpsters
    9. More than half of our fire hydrants are not working or have extreme problems. (would hate to live in the NE part of town is a fire breaks out)

    What is sad is that instead of makking the changes needed to solve the catalyst of the problems we blame the messengers.... what a joke.

    These are just the items off the top off my head. There are a PLETHERA of more problems that are not listed.

    THERE ARE ALOT OF PROBLEMS... do not blame it on a short crew as the same denominator holds true to that issue as holds to the items listed above.

    The first step is to admit you have a problem.....


  5. Not in denial, merely asking if your attitude is that meant to be helpful or one to merely blast those facing the challenges. That creates the us vs them situation and causes wasted time and energy. Aren't you bored with that yet? I mean it's like mean girls (or guys) gone bad here. Focus the energies on correcting the problems. Now, I must point out, as I have before.... this entire country is having to deal with an infrastructure that is in disrepair. This has come after years of neglect and focusing monies and resources to other projects and priorities. In my opinion and in retrospect much of these were misguided, however I'm sure I enjoyed them along with the rest of you. We are a somewhat selfish, spoiled and inpatient lot and expect our cake and to eat it too. Well, now we're paying for it. Buffalo is in the same boat as the rest of the country.... surely you can admit that.... please admit that. This wasn't intentionally done by any one person, any one party, any one group or board.... this was done over time without the benefit of a crystal ball. Those that have made the decisions in the last 30-40 years were probably making decisions based on directives of the public or, please bear with me here, or.... because they thought, in good faith they were doing what the community wanted or was best at that time with that information. We're currently working with the benefit that those before us did not have and that we can see the outcome. We see the missteps and where we could have corrected. So, what do we do now? We're in agreement we have problems, we can even list them. Do we now just keep rubbing salt in a wound or do you give it time to heal a bit? Do we let those needing to correct the problems within the deadlines do that or do we mount more for them, assuring failure? That's my concern... your attitude makes it seem you have decided failure is expected and that you might want that to happen. Please don't. Our community, those that came before and will come after deserve more and better than that.