Quite a few town employees fill me in with some of the crap that goes on. Majority of our employees are good workers. But what is finally boils down to is what is cost each of use to live in Cheektowaga. Simple as that. Global market now. We have to stay competitive. THIS doesn't mean the use of IDA's while everyone else carries the burden of taxes. Remember the bs we got when the town board wanted the galleria mall built? "It would spur business growth and keep our taxes in line.."... FOOLED US didn't it. We pay some of the highest taxes to live in cheektowaga compared to our surrounding local neighbors.
I'm perplexed why a town board would saddle our town with a never ending monopoly to a group of people for garbage pickup or any services for that matter. Specially when we see we are spending 20 to 30% more than other areas of basically the same size. Plus we have privately owned businesses that do the same service in our surrounding towns. That action was not in our towns best interested from the look of things. We do not want people on our town board who would make decisions like that.
When I have time I'll post up which board members were part of that. Definitely wasn't a good decisions to make. At least in my opinion.
I thought the town board was supposed to look out for our entire towns best interest not the " politically connected democratic job program" bests interest.
Does anyone happen to know what manufacturer/part # garbage tote we are looking to use?
Did it go out to bid already?
I heard that $1,800,000 of our hard earn money was going to purchase these. Did we get quotes from the private trash collection companies before the idea of tote purchases even came up? If not I would say another bad decision by our town board.
$1,800,000 and if you can make 5% on the transaction in 30 days that is about $90,000. PO approved, product delivered to the sanitation department and payment in 30 days. Not a bad way to make $90,000. I just made 5% up because I have nothing to work on. Who ever is selling the totes isn't doing it for free.
Global market now also means Global politics.