Tuesday, May 17, 2016

WDT: Watertown City Council to decide crow-hazing efforts as Budget Tedium Drones On

    While Council ponders five grand for crow hazing, the real issue at tonight's budget session is whether they will  be talked into raising taxes. Last night by a four to one vote, they approved an override of the tax cap.
     My understanding is the proposed budget allocates nothing from fund balance but that now they will allocate $600K and drop the rate increase in half.
      They should wipe it all out. Councilman Walczyk rightfully asserts it's the people's money being held on to and if past is prologue this years expenses will come in under the amount budgeted, so last year's allocation was not spent.
       The current year is not over but the expense patterns are known. The budget meetings could end quickly if someone would move that there is no increase and that the revised document with any cuts, additions or reallocations should be ready to adopt by 6:45PM prior to the first regular meeting in June.
      Why worry over the holiday weekend ?
Watertown Daily Times | Watertown City Council to decide crow-hazing efforts

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

No worries, just like that and it happens.

So, why did you not do the same two years ago?

Anonymous said...

So sick of reading about the crow hazing bullcrap every damn year.We have a police department,buy them a hundred dollar pellet gun,and have them start shooting a few crows every night.After a week or so the crows will get the message and move on! But no,we are all sensitive can't hurt any birdies as they cause thousands of dollars in damage,and we keep spending thousands on ineffective dorky dudes with loudspeakers that don't do dick to stop the problem.

Jeff Graham said...

908 Because I didn't have three votes. I did propose it.

Anonymous said...

At $4 a hot dog in the Arena the other night the City shouldn't need any other funds.

Anonymous said...

Hey 928 I guess you could the same about the DARE program..

Anonymous said...

The crows need to be ignored. Nothing will make them leave. To warm in the city. They love it. Look online, several cities have them. They have became the new pest. Used to be bats. It's our fault. We build the perfect places for pests to live in.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the dare program,seems that should be the parents and teachers jobs,how many times do you need to be told not to do drugs they are bad for you?So I guess I wouldn't care if they did away with that either.

Anonymous said...

Remove the trees and replant with smaller growing trees. The crows will find someplace else to go and that community can then sue Watertown for relocating the pesty fliers!