And for that Id like to apologize. The most recent budget proposal still needs to be approved by the voters. Maybe you get a thrill in searching for that hidden gem! Is a member of various environmental & education programs. One of the very first questions asked of him was, Why are you seeking our endorsement?He detailed his reasons and then stated that he would be seeking an endorsement from all the other political parties as well, because he doesnt want to be accountable to any one party. 1988; College: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA B.A Economics/Accounting, 1992, Occupation: Controller, Whitney Strategic Services LLC. That alone is twice the size of the total voter turnout for the 2018-2019 budget and board election, which had 574 ballots submitted . Currently, he is also serving as a Commissioner and Lieutenant. 1. Superintendent Reinhardt said the specificity of the additional staff came from the public and meetings of the Governance Committee. Information was released on the district's Facebook page but not immediately available on its. School Business Official Jane St. Amour has been closely monitoring market volatility, especially around electric and heating oil expenses. Thats not how this works and certainly not how I will allow it to work. Now, more than ever well need a competent Comptroller who has the training and experience of detecting governmental waste and fraud. He became a volunteer fireman approximately eight years ago and along with being on many committees with in his fire company, he has held the position of secretary, lieutenant and was recently elected as a captain for the year 2020. Time to clean up your act Karolys! I didnt know what he was alleged to have done in and of itself is disturbing.In todays world of social media, such statements are easily disproven as shown here in another photograph publicly displayed on the candidates website as early as spring of 2019. There were more than 68,000 drugoverdosedeaths reported in2018. The Animal Shelter, Letter to the Editor: I had the opportunity to tour the Saugerties Animal Shelter with Councilman Paul Andreassen on Saturday April 13th. Now, more than ever well need a competent Comptroller who has the training and experience of detecting governmental waste and fraud.Before deciding on who youll vote for in November, visit the candidates for Comptrollers face book and campaign sites. 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This means Mike is committed to long term, cost effective solutions to managing our town budgets. First is the closure of Mount Marion and the overall impact it will have on the district and the other is the need to control spending without cutting teachers and other programs for students. The role is critical. As supervisor I cannot promise to change all things but I will promise to change priorities, Candidate for Town Supervisor Town of Saugerties. Mike is committed to not only keeping Saugerties an affordable place where its residents can live and raise a family but looking to the future a thriving and economically sound place where our childrens children can live and raise their families.I am respectfully asking all of my friends, family, colleagues and residents of Saugerties to please join me and cast your ballot for Mike Ivino on November 5. Join me in voting for Al Bruno for Ulster County Legislator! The Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Gwendolyn Roraback, is pleased to announce that this budget also includes the availability of 15 newly approved courses for students (with the caveat that enough students will need to enroll to ensure the programs run). 2022 All rights reserved. The NYSRPA is dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendmentrights, firearm safety and education, and shooting sports. Town Councilman, Candidate for Town Councilman, Paul Andreassen's Many Commitments to Saugerties. With his common sense approach Al will bring a refreshing and much-needed breath of fresh air to the Ulster County legislator. See the new courses in the box in the sidebar! Is a member of various environmental & education programs. (Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948). Education: B.A. The same people who had so vigorously encouraged him to run two years ago, have now turned their backs on him and in the process have turned theirs back on their very own party members as well. So, if Paul Andreassen needs a civics lesson, I'm sure the last person he would consult with would be Nicole Roskos. Saugerties Public Library Due to inclement weather the library will be opening at 11am on Saturday, March 4. Dont be fooled by the petty, negative attacks that crop up like clockwork every political season. Evaluate their qualifications and experience and then choose the one you think will best do the job.If you do that, then Im sure youll be joining me in voting for Lisa Cutten, as the position calls for a accounting expert and she is one. The Rolling Stones went on after a vivacious James Brown and later called it one of the biggest mistakes of their career.Additional performers included The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, and others. 2022 All rights reserved. Its not fair to the district taxpayers, many of them who are seniors and fixed incomes have frankly had enough. Yet the Town Board, responsible for the Towns taxpayer. We know the world that theyre entering, so the fact that we can be fiscally responsible to our community and continually add programming, thats our job.. We invested a lot of money in infrastructure, especially on Kings Highway, and there must be a way of encouraging developers to come here. Governor candidate, Alison Esposito (Newsmax, Sept. 20, 2022) [view here]Sean Spicer interviews U.S. Provides Chromebooks to expand our 1.1 technology program. She also recognizes the problems and issues communities in Ulster County face with drug addiction. The role of Comptroller is to insure that the tax payers are getting what they paid for.Next year Ulster County will have a freshman Executive with an untried staff and at least five new legislators to govern our county. The Town Board needs to re-prioritize its basic needs and its purpose. March 2023. I felt compelled to respond as the assistant case agent assigned to the investigation of Ismail Shabazz a.k.a. I had a lot of people in the community speak to me before the ballot came out, and they were very anxious to get the ballots because they were concerned about their kids education and said they were going to both positively on the budget. Working diligently with the other eight board members to address all areas of concern will improve on the foundation already established within our school district. Saugerties, NY 12477, Ulster County Food Pantries & Meal Programs, Transportation Companies - Proposal/Request Forms. Re: Mike Kavanagh (Ulster County District Attorney). All the electives that are being added at the junior-senior high, a lot of those electives are student-driven. Two actual issues I see. Crispin Kott is the co-author of the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City (Globe Pequot Press, June 2018), the Little Book of Rock and Roll Wisdom (Lyons Press, October 2018), and the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area (Globe Pequot Press, May 2021). In order to vote you must be: A citizen of the United States 18 years of age or older The proposed budget is $10.3 million more than the current year's operating budget a 6.5% increase. This is a recipe for selective enforcement, which is typically frowned upon by the courts. The district is not responsible for facts or opinions contained on any linked site. As a 25-year native resident to Saugerties, | have never witnessed something so horrendous as the mess Mr. Karolys has brought to our town. There was an incomplete working draft from around 2014 that addressed many of these concerns. Investment property in Elmont, NY. In all the years that I have known him, he has consistently demonstrated a love for his hometown and its people. Mary has volunteered with the Woodstock PARI program and took the Angel Training. Throughout the last few years I have seen and listened to the many struggles students have faced both academically and emotionally. Mike knows that the position of town councilman involves making tough decisions that ultimately affect every Saugerties resident and that is in their respective pockets. Paul knows more about environmental laws than most anyone on the Board, having worked first-hand as the Town's Code Enforcement Officer for ten-years handling hundreds of cases dealing with floodplain management, wetlands, steep slope construction, etc. process that has been taken away from them and that they will see through all these phony, negative attacks against Paul Andreassen. Not just on a local level, but on a national and global level as well. That does not bode well for those who were beating the . I call upon the current town board members to visit the shelter in order to see for themselves the unhealthy situation. He is destroying the newly-paved 212 highway where his trucks enter and leave the roadway. Since presenting a draft budget in mid-March, the district has also reduced the tax levy increase from 2.7 percent to 2.36 percent. The Town Board, responsible for the taxpayers money, approved, 1.3 million for the ice arena in one night. I would like my impact on the BOE to be one that helps the district navigate the next several years in a way that is fiscally and socially responsible. Therefore, he has a keen understanding of the unique needs of small business owners. 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I live and pay taxes here too.. Accordingly, I would suggest that the contrarians (those who paint everything with a negative brush and go against anything an opponent says or does) stop playing that game and focus on the issues instead of dealing in negativity. The district needs to make sure that the elementary students are getting the same resources and opportunities that the high school students might get. I understand that we have to balance the needs of our community and ensure a school system that is child-centered, with a healthy and supportive culture (for employees and children) to grow and learn. Board Adopts Budget; Board Votes on BOCES Annual Budget; Board Elects BOCES Board Members, Location: 310 Washington Avenue Ext. Check Out the New Student Clubs Supported by the Proposed Budget, New Courses for Students Supported by the Proposed Budget. It also appears that Mr. Shabazz is wearing a large Black Panther Party lapel pin as seen in the photo below. Occupation: Medicaid Waiver Service Coordinator at Abba Human Services Foundation. That's very nice, but it's also very misleading. The recommendation was madeduring an August 7th meetingbetween Tom King and Michael Long, New York State Conservative party chairman. Act) in January 2013, tens of thousands of Second Amendment supporters, as well as those concerned about attempts at erosion of the Constitution, have rallied to voice their objections to further tightening of New York's gun control laws (which prior to the passage of the act was already one of the strictest in the nation). I feel strongly that Mike Ivino will be one of the best town board members weve had in many years. Saugerties Senior High School Calendar. Once bids are awarded, work can begin. Therefore, he has a keen understanding of the unique needs of small business owners. Superintendent Richard Rhau said personnel, which makes up about 70 percent of the district budget, would be among the areas affected most by an austerity budget. During the presentation, St. Amour identified various district reserves and estimated fund balance, particularly a capital reserve of $1,022,482. When asked Ill give my reasons for why the lack of budgeting for these things such as the infrastructure needs and the lack of planning puts the town in fiscal jeopardy. Under her care all of my daughters were well prepared for kindergarten. I have said since the moment I decided I was going to run for school, it is my priority to keep the students education and best interest first when making decisions for the district. Letters have been sent to parents regarding their childrens new elementary school. Marion Elementary School" May 23, 2023 Board of Ed Special Meeting 6:30 PM Saugerties SHS Media Center June 13, 2023 Board of Ed Meeting 6:30 PM Saugerties SHS Media Center As a retired New York City Detective assigned to JTTF and one of the arresting officers of Mr. Shabazz, it seems that the people of Ulster County at large and members of Ulster County law enforcement should demand more of their district attorney.Raymond NafeyDetective, New York City Police Department (retired), Re: Paul Andreassen and Mike Ivino (Supervisor and Councilman, respectively)The following comments by Mike Ivino editorially appeared in The Letters column as a response to a letter appearing there. Adds an elementary librarian, so there is a librarian at each school. Im willing to bring this to the school board if elected. SCSD website accessibility guidelines. Please find enclosed an important message from Mr.Reinhardt. (845) 247-6520 Lets not forget who picks up the tab for its the same people who pick up the tab every time, day after day, month after month, year after year and theyre never in the news, acknowledged in any way or complain. I will look for ways to pass zero tolerance laws for dealers, and mandatory sentencing for those who are convicted of selling fentanyl-laced heroin. Arguably, over the last two decades, town boards could have planned better for infrastructure and capital improvement projects. This page is maintained by SCSD according to the web publishing guidelines of Saugerties Central School District. Re: Paul Andreassen and Mike Ivino (Supervisor and Councilman, respectively), the distressed category of fiscal ranking. When he explained that he did not ask party affiliation when responding to a fire call in the Centerville District, he showed an understanding that we as constituents, with differences and concerns deserve a response with hopefully, a solution. Reinhardt also says that the changes will help align the curriculum throughout the District and will offer the ability to create new learning opportunities to help all students reach their potential. Candidate Saugerties Town Council 8453993507, Mike Ivinos Comments Regarding Dumping Foreign Debris in Saugerties. the The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, The 4th of July parade and fireworks, The Sawyer Motors Car Show and the December Holiday in the Village ), along with many other weekly events, can be found on this page. I remain skeptical of the process and only hope that the town did not make a mistake in approving this so hastily. The Governor Andrew Cuomos office has indicated that further reductions during the school year are also possible depending upon the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a look back scheduled for Tuesday, June 30. Check out this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activity which inspired creativity, honed engineering skills, and illustrated the value of recycled materials. You dont have to go to public places, and with the pandemic and everything else thats going on people worried about ensuring that their kids education was in place.. Never once commenting upon the dissonance of my gender, never once, for all his experience talking down to me. Polls will be open at all four of the district's elementary schools from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Join the family! need for more manpower. Voters on May 17 opposed the initial budget proposal by a 15-vote margin, 1,419-1,404. Now it is a constant worry that we have a steady stream of trucks running 212 and tight backroads everyday and this may happen again and we will have to deal with it. This isnt a matter of political right and left. I count myself fortunate that I learned to know a dedicated public servant committed to hard work and integrity. I feel that if you are looking for a representative that truly has no other interest in being our Town Councilman other than working for the good of his community, Mike Ivino is our choice. As supervisor I will be knocking on the door of Markertek, NY Drilling, BC Autoworks, J. Mullen & Sons, Spector Bass, Paperhouse Productions, Methods Machine Tools, Ward Backhaus Collision, Greco Motors, Dan Starr body shop, Benson Steel, Sawyer Motors, Moorhous computers, Flanigan Cleaners, Smiths Hardware, Elna, Rothe Lumber, Rothe Welding, CERES, Simulaids, LoDolce Machine Shop, Saugerties Electric and many others and asking. Now in private correspondence he is referring to it as an issue not worth the time.. There has been some discussion with the Mayor and several of the trustees; Don Hackett, Terry Parisian and Vince Buono and several Ulster County legislators about consolidation. 982 talking about this. Act to sportsmen, gun-owners, and liberty-lovers of the Hudson Valley and New York State, to not only help get the vote out, but to encourage voting on the Conservative Party Line to send the message regarding the "un-S.A.F.E. I believe the most pressing issue the district is facing currently is the closing of one elementary school. Grants and incentives to help businesses to go green (and grow green), policies restricting single use plastics and further reducing the town's carbon footprint with meaningful legislation. During the meeting, Superintendent Kirk Reinhardt said the budget proposal adhered to the districts goal of keeping taxpayers in mind while addressing the needs of Saugerties students. As we move beyond COVID and the budget shortfall, Id like to be able to support the students, families and district by being a part of the forward momentum and focus on student success, safety and emotional well-being. Mr. Shabazz was an advocate for the revolutionary tactics employed by the Black Panther Party, a radical organization known for violence and hatred toward law enforcement. 2021 Saugerties Submission (December 21, 2021) 2021-22 Transparency Form Parts A-E (Excel) 2021-22 Transparency Form Part F (Word) This is why I have chosen to support a young businessman with energy, thought and a strong sense of public service for a seat on the Town of Saugerties Town Council. For Sale Price: $699000 | 4 bed, 3 bath, 3920 Sq. Please see our Website Accessibility Guidelines for more information. I would like to state publicly, I will do everything in my power to pass effective legislation that will help the victims of addiction including providing additional funding for treatment centers, and professional assistance. Education: I graduated from John A. Coleman Catholic High School in 1996, earned an associates degree in Human Services from Dutchess Community College in 2016, and earned a bachelors degree in Community and Human Services from Empire State College in 2019. Adds robotics kits for Junior High School students. The school board must also oversee the policies that are being put into place for the school district and making sure they best fit the needs of the childrens education. At the time some of us had no idea what we were coming in contact with. Some files and features on this site require Adobe Reader or Adobe Flash Player to view. I wish March Gallagher well in her future career, as long as it is not Ulster County Comptroller. Whether its the simple gesture of helping his fellow neighbors, his service to the community in the fire department or volunteering and accepting positions on boards and committees, Mike gives his all with a cheerful and energetic attitude. The Saugerties Central School District (SCSD) School Board adopted a $66,471,574 proposed budget for the 2020-21 school year, an increase of $1,172,152, or 1.80 percent over the 2019-20 spending plan. Some politicians seem to enjoy the power and prestige these positions can bring an individual, Mary is more concerned about actually helping people and families in Ulster County. Over the last several years many top heavy administrative positions have been created not only in the Central Administrative office but district wide. I am a taxpayer who will work for all taxpayers with integrity, honesty, and common sense.Albert Bruno, Candidate for Ulster County Legislature, District 2Saugerties, Re: Lisa Cutten (Comptroller)Cutten for ComptrollerI hope voters of all parties are following the race for Ulster County Comptroller.The County Comptroller has the extremely important job of auditing the money that Comes into and goes out of Ulster County over $350 million/year. He became a volunteer fireman approximately eight years ago and along with being on many committees with in his fire company, he has held the position of secretary, lieutenant and was recently elected as a captain for the year 2020. He is committed to developing an economic climate where small businesses can thrive. Parents want more options for their children academically, mentally, and physically, and this budget offers that, he explains. On the local level, Mike will be making affordable home ownership a priority for all. On Election Day, November 5, please vote for Mike Ivino either on lines B,C, F, or G.George D. Heidcamp Sr.SaugertiesVote Ivino, for changeAfter attending the Forum in Saugerties last evening I am writing this letter in support of Mike Ivino, for Town Councilman.