Government is still bloated in Schoharie
We the people of Schoharie County were continually told that having an administrator at the helm, guiding the county board, would alleviate a lot of the problems and missteps by our leaders that have occurred in the past.
Absolutely nothing has improved in Schoharie since the creation of an administrator position and office six years ago.
Administrator Steve Wilson is now looking to create a 20-person Human Resource and Financial Management Office that will be staffed by current employees.
The catch here is that they will be working and answering to a deputy county administrator at a salary of $95,000 a year.
Let’s see, six years ago we started with an administrator.
A year later, we added a confidential assistant for the administrator.
Now the administrator is looking to bring in a deputy administrator.
This office will now be costing the taxpayers in excess of $250,000 annually.
When will this useless government bloat stop?
Rittenhouse within rights to defend self
In response to Joan Wilmarth’s letter in the Nov. 27 Gazette (“Rittenhouse’s mom bears some blame”): If you research the facts, Kyle’s mother did not drive him to Kenosha. The gun was already in Kenosha, and he was legally allowed to carry it. He went there to help.
He worked in Kenosha and his father lives there.
I think we all wish he hadn’t been there, but when he was attacked, he had no choice but to defend himself.
Obama not worried about climate issue
David Furman Jr.’s letter in the Nov. 27 Gazette (“Fight for climate or have nothing left”) discusses the climate crisis to include sea levels rising and the disastrous impact on cities such as Boston, New York, etc.
You would think if this was a real problem, President Obama would not have spent close to $12 million to buy beachfront property on an island in the middle of the ocean.
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