Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Week Ahead

   Congrats to Shootie....his guys made it and won last night with a last second field goal. Hope they beat Denver next week. That's what a stand up guy I am.
    Busy week ahead...First of all that radio Christmas party is next Saturday. I went over to Savory last night and there was a big crowd for the AC/DC tribute band there for and event put on by FX Harley.
     On Thursday, it's the appreciation dinner for me graciously put on by the IACA. Wicked nice gesture.
      In this fledgling political year, I hear there are four potential GOP challengers to Assemblywoman Addie Russell, but the one the insiders have the most faith in is Legislator Phil Reed, who has flirted with runs in the past but never pulled the trigger.  I am still intrigued by the LifeSaver Mayor's take that the Assemblywoman won't be the candidate, clearing the Dem field for Massena Mayor Timmy Currier.
      That's just what I hear, but that would be a tough race as there are no SafeAct votes to talk about.
       Meanwhile, the possible Peek a Brew was talked about at Pete's last night.
       

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I tell you what else is going to be interesting to watch this week is the fall out from the parking ticket fiasco last week on Washington st. From what I have been reading on CL rants & raves and what I have heard from fellow parkers is that the true test will come this week. People have been advised to document by video or pictures the parking official defacing their cars and then to call the State Police directly to file a formal criminal complaint against the city of Watertown. I've herd that some state employees got caught up in Fridays sting and are not taking it lightly. Can't wait to see how Joe B JR. handles this one.

Anonymous said...

Hey 151 this is how they know you're not parked there for more than 2 hours, If the SOB had done the right thing and purchased the houses on lower Academy St. and Lower Gotham St. we wouldn't have this discussion, Sorry if your tire got marked but that's the way it's done...

Anonymous said...

There are too God Damned many S.O.B. employees as it is! The State could cut its work force in half and there'd be no discernible difference to the rest of us.

There ya go. PARKING PROBLEM SOLVED. You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Whatever 151. Jeff seems to have moved on, why can't you do the same?
Coming on here and whining accomplishes nothing (though it is entertaining! :D )

How do you figure this is somehow Butter's fault?

Anonymous said...

Hey for Addie maybe you can become the Town of Theresa Supervisor, after publicily stating The Supervisor won't raise taxes he did 5%, He's got a degree in Mortuary Science good thing because this town is all but dead, And Imagine in our townwe have A County Legislator, A assemblywomen, a Mayor who drinks wine with PattyPlate and we still can't get any FREE money...........

Anonymous said...

I hope they keep an eye on Walczyk. It wouldn't be fair for him to take up a spot in the city hall lot while he works on state business across the street. As the sign at the entrance clearly states parking for city hall business only.

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be a good idea to replace Addie with anyone who lacks food service experience. Just the costs of new aprons would be money wasted.

Anonymous said...

There are some good points being made about the ticket legality issue. If they are indeed legal, why are they always thrown out if taken to court? Also, why is there no penalty from DMV or a collection done for non payment? I agree with the guy who said it's because the chalking method does not hold up beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore can not be enforced. And this is where the defacing issue may have merit. If what the city is doing by marking tires is not legal, then they are by definition committing vandalism by defacing private property.

Anonymous said...

4:23... it's likely the overstaffed state 'authority' organizations and employees of Reps with offices at the DSOB rather than your typical civil service-hired Joe who takes up those parking spots. How hard is it to park over at the Stone Street lot and walk to work?

Anonymous said...

If any of these accusations of what the city is doing with parking enforcement have an ounce of validity to them, then Joe Stanley is going to have a field day in this town.

Anonymous said...

The stone street parking lot is at full capacity about 99% of the time. People are even parking in the margin spots with the criss cross lines. I think they should scrap the COR idea of building more housing (which there is no need for) on the old mercy site and convert that space into a city park / parking area. Maybe even carve out a little corner to make a small dog area for SG.

Anonymous said...

Phil Reed running for state leg? BWAHHH HA-HA-HA!!!

What would be his platform?

'I promise not to raise people's taxes every time they turn around! Unlike I currently do as a county legislator...'

Anonymous said...

These guys talking about the legality of marking tires in 2 hr parking zones might have a valid argument. I just looked through the city codes on this topic and no where does it mention the right of the city to mark peoples tires. It actually still refers to the parking official as a meter person. The city could be at risk if a law suit is ever brought forward challenging this.

Anonymous said...

Throw COR out of here! Make the mercy Lot into a City Park and Walk Way And let the DPW do the work . NO out sourcing on the landscaping either.