To the Editor:
On the surface it looks like I, Parker Snead, Supervisor to the Town of Forestport, am the one being attacked.
My wife and I are being attacked, but so are all of us who want a better town for ourselves and our families. Continue reading
An Open Letter to Town of Forestport Taxpayers:
Prior to the Town of Forestport’s Fiscal Year 2014, the amount budgeted for it was $1,019,279.94.
At the close of fiscal year 2014, with final costs determined, the Town of Forestport was found to have operated for just $811,292.95.
That is $207,986.99 under budget for 2014. Continue reading
The Haters are attacking Forestport. We are experiencing their scorched-earth campaign, that includes constant attacks on social media and in newspapers.
On the surface it looks like the perpetrators are attacking me.
But the reality is they are attacking any and ALL of us who want to improve our town, its image, or run for public office. Continue reading
The Forestport Town Board has agreed on a Preliminary Budget for 2015 that features $126,423.81 in savings over the Budget that was adopted in 2014.
If cutting government cost was easy, everybody would do it right? I commend our Town Board for making these tough decisions that move our town toward greater efficiency and savings on behalf of our taxpayers.
Of those budget cuts, $60,000 alone resulted from the implementation of a more economical healthcare program to the Town. Continue reading
Forestport Tax Payers,
It has become clear that the Town of Forestport is in a “budget league of its own,” when compared to nearby municipalities.
And it’s inescapable that we Town Board members must “play” with this budget in doing right by our taxpayers.
As you all know, I do not avail myself of the Health insurance or the retirement, so my compensation consists of two salaries, the total being approximately $23,634. Continue reading
Supervisor’s report—September 17, 2014
As Chief Financial officer, my chief responsibility is for the financial well being of our town.
The State Comptroller scolded the Town Board last year in our town audit for lack of vision going forward and the lack of a five-year plan.
Forestport is at a tipping point with revenues appearing to be flat for the next five years. Sales tax revenues were a little less this year than last. Continue reading