Sunday, September 29, 2013

T.E.M.S. 990

It took quite a bit of time but we did finally locate the 990 for Thurman EMS for 2011. Please note that on the final page of this document is a list of the Board Members for TEMS, clearly this would cause a conflict of interest for soon to be Town Board Members, Eddy and Smith.

We will continue to search for their 990 for 2012.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Post Star Article on Intimidation at Thurman Republican Primary

 Warren County Board of Election officials have advised voters to report problems immediately

If there is a need for you to vote by Absentee Ballot, please be advised to request your application in a timely manner. Please find information regarding this application, below.

Voting By Absentee Ballot 
If you cannot make it to the polls on Election Day, you have the right to vote by Absentee Ballot. Do not let absence prevent you from voting! An application for an absentee ballot that is submitted by mail must be postmarked by the Post Office no later than 10/29. 
November 4 is the last day to apply in person at the Board of Elections. Warren County Residents may apply in person for an absentee ballot at the Warren County Board of Elections, 1340 State Rte. 9, Human Service Bldg., 3rd Floor, Lake George, NY 12845. 
For further directions or assistance call 518 761 6456 or 518 761 6457. November 4 is the last day to postmark a ballot. 
However, absentee ballots can be handed in on Election Day, November 5 at either the Board of Elections or your local polling place. 
The Warren County Board of Elections will have additional office hours for absentee voting on: Tuesday, 10/22 from 8am-7pm Thursday, 10/24 from 8am-7pm Saturday, 10/26 from 9am-12 Noon Monday, 10 28 from 8am-7pm Wednesday, 10/30 from 8am-7pm Saturday, 11/2 from 9am to Noon

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Summary of New York's Relief from Civil Disabilities statute

 Please pay note to first line under "Restrictions on Issuance" located at the bottom of the page.\zindex\2000&Item=864

A question was asked. If Mr. Haskell won the election and can not serve, what would happen? We have spoken with board members about the rules and they are; If a supervisor is removed from the seat the board appoints the new supervisor. This happened when Mr. Haskell was replaced by Mr. Pitkin. If the board appoints a board member for supervisor a board member seat will be open and the board with new supervisor will appoint a new board member.What that would mean in real terms is that the composition of the town government would be chosen by three to five people.  

Friday, September 20, 2013


We would like to know if there is anything that we have not supplied to you, that you would like to see? If so, try to be as specific as possible and we will do our due diligence to provide it.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tax Cap Review under the Wood Administration

Below please find the Report for the Tax Cap Review. 
Once again we like to inform the reader so that they may make educated decisions.

December 28, 2012

Ms. Evelyn Wood, Town Supervisor
Town of Thurman
PO Box 29
Athol, NY 12810

Report No: 2012M-904-TC

Dear Town Supervisor Wood:

Chapter  97  of  the Laws of 2011 established a tax levy limit on all local
governments  in  New  York  State,  effective  January  1,  2012.  This law
requires  that local governments maintain any property tax levy increase to
no  more  than  2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less.  The
law  does  provide  exemptions  for  certain  specific costs and allows the
governing  board  to  override the tax levy limitation with a supermajority

We  have  determined  that your tax levy for 2013 was materially within the
allowable limit.

If  you  have any questions, please contact our Glens Falls Regional Office
at (518) 793-0057.


                            Steven J. Hancox

                            Deputy Comptroller
                            Division of Local
                            and School

Monday, September 16, 2013

RE: Relief from civil disabilities

We apologize for any difficulty reading this.
This document could be an answer to a question about the former Supervisor's ability to vote or serve office.
Note the words in box 11. a.
Quote "Excluding the right to retain or be eligible for public office by virtue of the fact that the certificate is issued at the time of sentence."
It's interpretation is currently being discussed in legal circles. No concrete decision has been made to our knowledge.

State of New York Certificate of Relief from Disabities

Comptroller Report for the Town finances under the Haskell Administration

Below please find the Report of Examination for the period of January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008.

Please feel free to make comments after you have read this and we can have a general discussion about it.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Our Purpose

This blog has been created as an open forum, where facts about Thurman can be discussed in order to eliminate emotional pleas and confusion.
You can set up an anonymous email with any username you choose. 
Opinions will be presented and arguments made in a normal, civilized manner, without the use of vulgarity or intimidation.