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Today's Quote, Aug 18/14

"Love thy neighbor--and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier."
Mae West

 

Oswego man drowns while helping child in Lake Ontario

Boats from the Oswego Fire Department, Oswego County Sheriff's Office and the Coast Guard's Oswego Station arrived to help search. When McKelvey was found, he was unresponsive, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/oswego_man_drowns_while_

helping_child_in_lake_ontario_sheriffs_office_says.html#incart_m-rpt-2

 

I saw this coming a year ago. Those thieving lying ba$tards in the hero department are running up and down the lake playing fire boat rescue while running up their overtime on the taxpayer's dime. Not only are they trying to take over the jobs of the Coast Guard and the Oswego County Sheriff's Dept. but they are so bold as to go into Cayuga County's territory too.

 

 

 Pension Padding On a Heroic Scale
 Here is some information that was given to the Mayor and Common Council several months ago, and yet the fire department is still padding their last three years with overtime and scamming the system. Looking at this information it is clear that these firemen only started grabbing the OT in their last 3 years to bump up their retirement. This is costing the taxpayers millions of dollars and the mayor and council ignored this information and then bought a $150,000 ambulance, rented another ambulance @ $200/day,  bought a $200,000 fire boat, now have the OFD doing code inspections...(takes six of them when it used to take 3 at half the cost) , hired a $50,000 zoning manager, hired a $63,000 zoning/planning director, all after they presented us with a 55% tax increase! All the mayor and council did was to set the fire department up to collect more OT to pad their retirement with. I am really bothered by the blatant theft of taxpayers money by the OFD and how blind this council and administration is. It is time for McCobbie to be fired and an outside chief brought in that will get the hero's under control. Next year is an election for mayor and all the council, and not a one of them should be put back in office...shame on us if any of the current people in office survive!
This list is the short list, there are many, many more that could be added....

 

Base Pay   Overtime    Gross

$45,677   Chetney C              

2007        $-             $54,882

2008        $-             $57,571

2009        $-             $58,257

2010        $13,466  $72,282

2011        $19,710  $80,684

2012        $22,556  $83,546

2013        Retired     $-  

3 year avg       ======> $78,837

 

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,247   Woods J 

2007        $-             $52,982

2008        $-             $54,485

2009        $10,102  $65,031

2010        $17,032  $82,319

2011        $27,104  $96,075

2012        Retired     $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $81,142

                               

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$41,251   Gordon J               

2007        $9,441     $69,893

2008        $12,118  $74,107

2009        $16,802  $84,822

2010        $21,146  $85,522

2011        Retired     $-  

2012        $-             $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $81,484

                               

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,098   Warendorf B          

2007        $7,886     $60,165

2008        $20,225  $73,875

2009        $10,316  $65,930

2010        $19,490  $108,842

2011        Retired     $-  

2012        $-             $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $82,882

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,425   Crouse J 

2007        $1,190     $57,215

2008        $1,568     $63,071

2009        $1,091     $64,565

2010        $7,627     $72,663

2011        $26,185  $101,161

2012        $24,030  $116,184

2013        $29,881  $130,062

3 year avg       ======> $115,802

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$46,183   Strzelinski S           

2007        $-             $51,029

2008        $-             $52,510

2009        $-             $53,347

2010        $1,845     $56,110

2011        $3,271     $63,133

2012        $11,638  $73,508

2013        $21,122  $84,367

3 year avg       ===è               $73,669

 

$43,456   Amedio T                                                                                                          

2007        $7,366     $44,705

2008        $19,200  $74,807

2009        $24,587  $83,706

2010        $27,020  $85,347

2011        $18,797  $72,103

2012        Retired     $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $80,385

 

               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$52,552   Wilson R

2007        $-           

2008        $-             $62,599

2009        $-             $64,928

2010        $17,331  $81,545

2011        $24,632  $92,006

2012        $33,680  $112,051

2013        Retired     $-  

3 year avg       ======> $95,201

                               

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$41,251   Labouef J               

2007        $10,636  $70,976

2008        $16,342  $78,112

2009        $24,194  $87,612

2010        Retired     $-  

2011        $-             $-  

2012        $-             $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $78,900

                               

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,425   Morrell D               

2007        $-             $54,927

2008        $-             $70,388

2009        $-             $62,705

2010        $10,344  $69,203

2011        $21,481  $84,117

2012        $38,539  $105,720

2013        $27,658  $94,275

3 year avg       ======> $94,704

                               

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,425   Nelson R 

2007        $317        $56,733

2008        $200        $52,078

2009        $1,094     $58,060

2010        $3,623     $60,932

2011        $11,978  $82,609

2012        $9,244     $83,564

2013        $27,398  $93,621

3 year avg       ======> $86,598

                               

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$40,065   Smith R  

2007        $-             $-  

2008        $-             $58,416

2009        $-             $55,798

2010        $3,113     $47,256

2011        $16,301  $73,897

2012        $11,684  $73,698

2013        $22,618  $84,931

3 year avg       ======> $77,509

 

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$50,829   Donovan P             

2007        $-             $65,727

2008        $7,676     $72,776

2009        $17,076  $84,086

2010        $28,380  $96,683

2011        $28,167  $98,821

2012        Retired     $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $93,197

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$40,919   Sawyer   

2007        $-             $53,226

2008        $-             $58,432

2009        $12,724  $68,122

2010        $12,702  $68,372

2011        $21,734  $79,419

2012        Retired     $-  

2013        $-             $-  

3 year avg       ======> $71,971

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$46,729   Maxon    

2007        $9,354     $75,326

2008        $11,352  $77,134

2009        $16,802  $84,822

2010        $25,114  $90,929

2011        Retired     $-  

2012        $-             $-                           

2013        $-             $-                           

3 year avg       ======> $84,295                            

                                                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross                      

$51,424   McManus M                                           

2007        $890        $63,061                 

2008        $3,278     $67,073                 

2009        $5,140     $70,388                 

2010        $15,029  $81,352                 

2011        $20,130  $88,677                 

2012        $20,039  $89,583                 

2013        $16,896  $86,595                 

3 year avg       ======> $88,285                            

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$42,425   Dowd D  

2007        $-             $55,186

2008        $1,591     $61,783

2009        $1,493     $64,478

2010        $4,090     $68,214

2011        $12,901  $86,166

2012        $10,174  $91,677

2013        $30,256  $118,117

3 year avg       ======> $98,653

                               

Base pay  Overtime  Gross

$62,306   McCrobie J                            

2007        $13,384  $76,320

2008        $18,406  $94,409

2009        $14,060  $92,670

2010        $11,591  $118,196               

2011        $-             $96,584

2012        $-             $99,617

2013        $-             $102,595               

3 year avg       ======> $128,000          

Base pay    $120,000

Promoted to Chief in 2011 so no longer                 

qualifies for OT. If not promoted, he would have   

continued to pad his retirement with OT.

                                                                                                          Aug 18/14



"WE REMEMBER"
Remember the day that we had no lights
because you didn't pay the bill.
Remember the day the window fell out
and the rotted window sill.
How about when the ceiling caved in
due to moisture and rot.
Or the security deposits you never returned,
Mr. Landlord have you forgot?

Remember the time the student went home
with a parent suddenly deceased,
but you stood firm, didn't give an inch
to let him out of his lease.
Remember the woman that was due anytime
and yet she had no heat,
three days later her fingers turned blue
and she delivered with half frozen feet.

Remember the time the cellar had sewage
it smelled so bad from the slime,
five days later you sent a guy with a plunger
and a half a bag of lime.
Remember the day we tried to move in
but we had no place to cook,
we had no heat, no lights or gas,
we couldn't even read a book.

Remember the day my mother came over
and the handrailing came off in her hand,
the broken step started to wiggle
and she went down with a slam.
Mr. Landlord when it's all said and done
you conned too many it looks.
Landlords like you are not top notch
but rather just plain crooks!


NOTE: In Oswego landlords can do most anything they want now because there are
no more Rental Permit Inspections. Some landlords will chop up their houses
to make more bedrooms and no one will ever know. 95 % of Oswego's landlords
are good but it is the other 5% I worry about. Good going to the ones presently in power,
you took a good law that helped tax payers and replaced it with nothing substantial.
So for the 5% I say throw a little paint on the outside, a few flower boxes on your porch
and the hell with the inside who is going to check.

Pat Kelly

                                                                                                          Aug 18/14
 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 16/14

“A sound head, an honest heart, and an humble spirit are the three best guides through time and to eternity”
Sir Walter Scott
 


Fulton East Side Residents Bear Witness
http://oswegocountytoday.com/fulton-east-side-residents-bear-witness/

                                                                                                          Aug 16/14

Free drive way
What honest council man? Not here in Oz.
                                                                                                          Aug 16/14

Word on the street,,
... Sue Sweet is thinking about running for mayor! She'll have to get her nose off the mirror...,

BAHHAHAHAHA!!!
                                                                                                          Aug 16/14
 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 15/14

“A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.”
John Galsworthy
 

 

Free Driveway

                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

 


YOU DECIDE!!

              A                     or                 B
= Cunning             or       Courageous
= Outrageous        or       Outstanding
= Underhanded      or       Up Front
N  = Narcistic           or        Noble
C  =Clueless             or        Conscientious
= Incorrigible         or        Independent (thinker)
L  = Lying                or        Legitimate
O =Over Confident    or        Original
R  =Reckless            or        Realistic
S =Self Centered      or        Savvy

Pat Kelly
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14



Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd to run unopposed for re-election
The word within the party is he will only servea year and then he will retire so Sullivan can step in without running for election.
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/oswego_county_sheriff_reuel_todd_to_run_unopposed_for_re-election.html#incart_river

                                                                                                          Aug 15/14


Fw: Alert-Sex Offender relocation notice

check out the voice on the audio it sounds like Steven Hawkings

NY Alert is sending this notice because you registered to receive notification when an offender moves into or out of your requested area. We are notifying you of a move into/out of the area you specified. TERRANCE DOCTOR has moved from Oswego County Jail 39 Churchill Road, Oswego, NY 13126 to 142 EAST 5TH ST, OSWEGO, NY 13126

Please access the Sex Offender Sub-directory from the Division of Criminal Justice Services website by clicking on the following link for additional details for this move. Thank you. http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=30485

Audio Recording URL: http://www.nyalert.gov/Public/DownloadAudio.aspx?parentid=4039310&type=3


Teen found floating in Lake Ontario drowned, state police say
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/teen_found_floating_in_

lake_ontario_drowned_state_police_say.html#incart_m-rpt-2

                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

Suco
Mary K. I agree is a Big F--king A--Hole on Campus :) :) :)
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

Tonya Priest
Sheriff investigators determined the woman who first came forward with new evidence, Tonya Priest was not credible over her "often obsessing over the cause of her husband's death in a motorcycle accident". Sheriff Todd, with all of his Psych education and experience is okay with this? The Sheriff dept, deems her not credible on her reaction to something completely unrelated and as serious as her husband's death.

In my experience with obsession, I see two different scenarios here and as in any other human characteristic, some are more prone to "obsessing" than others.

Obsessing over the death of a loved one is trying to make sense of a situation, but can't seem to understand or accept it...as in an accidental death of a loved one.

Another scenario, people obsess looking for reassurance that they were right, especially if they feel on an unconscious level they were wrong, as in Priest hiding the truth regarding a kidnapping and murder.

If Sheriff Todd would have shared with us; Sheriff investigators deemed her not credible after a psychological evaluation, I might buy it. An in-depth investigation should have taken it to the next level and called in a professional. This is really scary and very crazy.
E.Terpening - come out, come out wherever you are!
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14


Lisa Peebles: Daughter of a police officer, driving force in revisiting Heidi Allen case
http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2014/08/lisa_peebles_heidi_allen.html#incart_river

                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

This is Hilarious, I see it already!
The buzz of Ed Harrington running for Mayor has set a new mood with city employees and elected officials. The cavalier, haughty, self assured, high and mighty attitudes are suddenly nervous, shaky and if he runs and wins- there'll be a whole new meaning to the word humble! I see it, so I'm pretty sure they believe if he runs he may win and life will change as they know it.
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

RE: The Stings Renovation
Good god don't send him to Florida. We have enough nuts in Florida now. Send him to Fair Haven.
                                                                                                          Aug 15/14

 

HEIDI....
"what exactly do you call the testimony of a jailhouse snitch?"
Maybe they were not snitches....maybe they were put (planted) there by to see what Gary would say or talk about.
Where are they now?
Who are they now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 14/14

“Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.”
Alfred Hitchcock
 


The Stings Renovation
A couple of comments about Donny's post on his Facebook page. You were not just replacing a window or putting on a fresh coat of paint. You were doing MAJOR demolition to your building. You had the front roof supported by 4 long boards with no bracing between them! When you are doing work like this you need to make sure it is safe and up to code. You were a fireman. You want people to be safe. Correct? Also, you could see the charred rafters from the fire. Have they been tested or inspected by a structural engineer to see if they are up to code? Remember safety! That was your mantra as a fireman to justify all the overtime. Remember? So please quit your whining and threatening to vote other people into office to replace the folks who have called you on the carpet for this remodeling job. Should we really only vote people in who will cater to you and turn a blind eye that could get someone killed? Nah. I don't think we'll do that for you. I mean, you don't even live here anymore. Why should we care about you, the sting or anything you cry about. Go back to Fair Haven or better yet Florida! You are no longer relevant!
                                                                                                          Aug 14/14

$
No money to fix the streets cause the tax increase
all went to the F. D. They needed a fireboat,
ambulance, and replace the items that were
“borrowed” and not brought back. Forgot
were still paying for the ladder truck that
gets driven in the parades. On the other
side were paying for people that just take up
space at city hall. They don’t even know
what they are supposed to be doing.
Ain’t politics grand?
                                                                                                          Aug 14/14


Heidi Allen kidnapping juror reacts to new evidence
"While it appears that all exculpatory material was provided to the defense, the court has to make a factual determination on that issue. Until the court issues a ruling, I think it's premature to ask jurors if they would change their verdict. Hearsay, rumor, and speculation should never be the basis for obtaining a conviction; nor should they be the basis for overturning a conviction. We should wait until the court determines whether the new information is reliable and legally admissible as evidence before making any decisions."

Last week Mr. Oaks claimed to have proof that all exculpatory material was provided to the defense. Now it only appears that way. If “hearsay, rumor, and speculation should never be the basis for obtaining a conviction” what exactly do you call the testimony of a jailhouse snitch?

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/thibodeau_juror_new_evidence_

haunts_me_he_should_be_freed_as_soon_as_possible.html#incart_m-rpt-2



'38 things you never knew about Syracuse': True or false?
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/syracuse_facts_things_

you_never_knew_about_central_new_york.html#incart_river

                                                                                                          Aug 14/14
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 13/14

"No great man is ever born too soon or too late."
George Norman Douglas
 

 

To Whom It May Concern

Oswego Corruption Continues

                                                                                                          Aug 13/14


Gary Thibodeau Supporters Plan Next Rally
(Oswego 2014) At Washington Square in Oswego on Sunday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. another rally is planned to show support of Gary Thibodeau, convicted in the disappearance of Heidi Allen on Easter of 1994.
Supporters maintain Thibodeau’s innocence and encourage authorities and community members seek the truth and justice for Heidi and Gary. In light of new evidence, they request an FBI investigation or a new investigation from an impartial police force.
“I want to thank everyone who stopped out at the last rally,” said Amanda Crawford, spokesperson for the rally and stepdaughter of Thibodeau’s brother, Richard, found not guilty of Heidi’s disappearance in a separate trial. “We had well over 100 people come and about 90 people sign in. At our next rally, we ask everyone who comes to sign in at the main table. If anyone would like remain anonymous we welcome that too, we just ask instead of your name to leave words of encouragement. We make copies of the sheets and send them to Gary so he sees what a wonderful turnout we get in his support.”
Crawford adds, “We also welcome any questions people may have. Richard and Gary’s family are willing to answer any questions to the best of their ability.”
The family has set up a Facebook page “Gary ‘The Innocent’ Thibodeau” for more information on events and current coverage on the case.
Anyone with information, no matter how small, is asked to contact Gary Thibodeau’s attorney Lisa Pebbles at 701-0080.

                                                                                                          Aug 13/14


DEFINITELY DISGUSTED and DISAPPOINTED:
My friend and I were driving down E. Bridge St. and on the corner was this man is his skivvies, socks and a towel wrapped around his neck while flipping cars off. Children were riding their bikes around him and some pedestrians were walking in the road. SO....I call the police. Just then a neighbor came out and said they had called. The POLICE said they had gotten previous calls on this man. We wait to see if our men in blue show up and after 15 minutes they did NOT! How does our mayor think that police walking a beat is going do any good when you can't even get one to come in a car???
                                                                                                          Aug 13/14

Oswego Street Maintenance
Gilligan sez not enough funds to fix city roads. That 43% tax raise he forced on us should be plenty! Get ready for another one!....and the roads still won't get fixed.
                                                                                                          Aug 13/14

Re: Something To Think About...
I'll say this, if EH did decide to run for mayor I would surely vote for him...and I'm not even in the same political party; so there!
                                                                                                          Aug 13/14

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 12/14

"Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them"
Jerry Falwell


BAD EXPERENCE AT WRIGHTS LANDING
THE EXPERENCE AT WRIGHTS LANDING WAS ON SUNDAY AT 11:45 ON AUG.10 WITH THE PADDLE BOAT ISSUE WITH THE USELESS PERSON WORKING AT THE BOOTH
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14


Answers to 5 key questions about the Heidi Allen kidnapping case
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/answers_to_

5_key_questions_about_the_heidi_allen_kidnapping_case.html#incart_river

                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

Re: Roxanna, Roxanna Danna
You hit the head on the nail with your statement, she's running the city along with Ron K.
Her Rotary Club, where Roxanna enjoys to spend much time has connected former President of the club David Grandoff to running the "Oswego Website", Beth Clark Rotary member at his side. Her hairdresser's boyfriend in the zoning dept, probably some family connection with Amy Birdsall, the new "planner" - what would we do without her <eyeroll> ? The new grant writer? I'll suspect from her grantwriting past or working along side of her/him. She keeps on Mary Vanhouse when 'Hubby' ( I won't even call him Mayor) ran his election promising to boot her useless azz out of that department. Then the employees we lost? Sharon Kuno probably went to a high school dance with 'Hubby' and God knows with the zoning department.

At any event where I've seen them together as a couple, she walks him around on a short leash and he looks stupefied, maybe he's wearing a choke collar and cutting off circulation to his brain or a few too many toddies. Poor soul, during our July 4th Parade, 'Hubby' slithered alone behind a float while they strategically placed Fredd Crisafulli sitting on the back of a convertible directly behind him, furiously waving American flags to distract parade viewers from 'Hubby' in front of him. Roxy played safe and made him go solo, plus the hot walk must have been uncomfortable.

She's taken advantage of city organizations looking to buy/sell real estate with her real estate career and she's given the Democrat party in the city a pathetic reputation, it now embarrasses me to claim my party affiliation in this town. Once a giddy, fun loving woman turned controlling Snood. If she had some brains to make up for 'Hubby', her running the city would be alright with me but, she moves at the pace of a sloth with the vision an earthworm. 'Hubby' has it all over her in the brains and the insight department. He had a chance to make some serious changes until he lost control to Roxy. My choice this next election is the courageous soul who backs away from both parties. I would vote for Edward Harrington, if he chose to run for Mayor of the city of Oswego.

Roxy - you really messed up Tom Gillen. Tom Gillen - you let her!
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

 

Wahrendork

The firemen code enforcers thought the top floor of the sting was unstable enough to close down one side of Bridge Street but not enough to close the bar or the patio. It was a prime example of how our crooked firemen are applying their ethics to code enforcement.

                                                                                                          Aug 12/14



Re: Wrights Landing
To the poster who wrote about Wrights Landing was this girl a skinny blonde with obviously fake silicone boobs???? We too have encountered her; she hasn't a clue whats going on and we often wondered who she banged to get that job......NOT A CLUE!
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14


Oswego man, 38, charged with hitting 51-year-old over head with a crutch
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/oswego_

man_charged_with_assault_with_a_weapon.html#incart_river

                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

Roxanne's Guns
We should have known, Roxanne brought out the guns at the Mayor's Ball, just after he was elected. Her gown was more than revealing and pretty much lewd. From School Marm to a Seductive show of power. From the pics I saw, she should have been courteous enough to close up shop while guests were eating wasn't pretty. My coworkers and myself got a good laugh from one photo, she was leaning over talking to some older fella, he looked afraid of them or what might fall out.
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

New Council
If you have considered running for city council, start re-thinking now. Your chances of winning will be close to 99.9 percent if you have anything going for you at all. Not one of these clowns stands a chance to win. I don't know one person who thinks differently.
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

Something To Think About
If EH were to decide to run for Mayor, we'd know exactly what we're getting. The last run, Dave White came on too strong and we guessed it was the same old Republican move, keeping the same players in position behind the scenes with White as speaker. To avoid the corrupt regime once again taking charge, we voted the 'unknown'. Gillen appeared to be smart, passionate about his love for this city and we had high HOPES. HOPES and promises ending in disaster. Most of us have been following EH's posts, his opinion, where the taxpayers money should or shouldn't be spent and we've been reading it for years. He's been in the political arena for a long time, in some capacity. As spectators, we have been fortunate to have a forum where people are sharing and exposing the wrongdoings of our local government. Obviously, we know what/where EH's intentions are and we know he will take care of business for the people. We will know exactly what we're getting.
                                                                                                          Aug 12/14

 

Firefighter Smegelsky

What ever happened to Oswego City Firefighter/Minetto Fire Chief Joe Smegelsky ? Is he still on a paid vacation from work ? Pretty good gig if you ask me, how many more weeks of vacation do we have to pay him for ?

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 11/14

"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion."
Hebbel
 


Warendork and Zoning
I think Warendork is trying to get some sympathy because he got caught again breaking the law. He is correct that an architectural drawing with review with from the Historical Review Committee is required if you are doing work on a building in a B-2 historical district. Seems like Waynes drug store did not have any problems following the law! This law was put in place mostly to protect the historical looks of the B-2 downtown district, and to discourage businesses like the Sting, from building an illegal patio or other structures without proper review and permitting. Warendork wasn't the only one that built structures that were not allowed in the downtown area, but he is the loudest crier. Unfortunately we can not stop what type of business can go downtown with the exception of porn shops.
I don't believe that a architectural drawing is required to do home repair, just a simple sketch and a building permit submitted to the zoning office, that is, unless things have changed. With this administration a council of fools, who knows.
The city of Oswego is a $hithole and the likes of the Warendorks and the other scumbag slum lords, along with a slumlord populated council has allowed the city to turn into the $hithole it is.
                                                                                                           Aug 11/14


Roxann Roxanna Danna
Word on the street is that Roxanna Danna is running the city.
                                                                                                           Aug 11/14

Midway Drive-In will rebuild thanks to community support
http://www.localsyr.com/story/d/story/midway-drive-in-will-rebuild-thanks-to-community-s/25217/zSbGZ4hKiEe8ebsLmNg81w

                                                                                                           Aug 11/14

BAD EXPERIENCE AT WRIGHTS LANDING
AT 1145AM MY WIFE AND I WENT TO WRIGHTS LANDING AND STOPPED AT THE LITTLE BLDG.AS YOU ENTER AND ASKED THE WOMAN WORKING IN IT ABOUT RENTING A PADDLE BOAT.SHE SAID SHE WOULD CALL SOMEONE ABOUT IT AND FOR US TO PARK AND WAIT A MINUTE. WE WAITED ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND I WENT BACK UP AND ASKED AND SHE SAID OH I FORGOT ABOUT IT.SHE THEN CALLED SOMEONE ABOUT IT AND THIS IS WHAT I WAS TOLD.THEY CHANGE SHIFTS IN 10 MINUTES AND THEY DON'T WANT TO BOTHER WITH IT.I SAID WE WILL BE BACK.OF COURSE NOT IN THIS LIFETIME.THEY CAN GO TO HELL BEFORE I EVER GO THERE AGAIN TO RENT A PADDLE BOAT.SHE IS THE BIGGEST WAIST I EVER SAW.
                                                                                                           Aug 11/14


WACKENDORF
Who the hell does Don Wackendorf think he is.... His building was structherly UNSAFE and started to fall down onto Bridge st. What if someone got struck with a brick who could he blame them... Wackendorf has skirted the system for years, as a hose monkey , on the county legislator, and who knows what else he milked to city and county from. Hes never lived in the city. Hats off to the city for puytting a stop order on his illegal work.. Woooow poor Donnie.

Your lucky they dont close your whole business down till you fix the unsafe building..
                                                                                                           Aug 11/14

I am surprised he is not on Youtube begging for donations.

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 10/14

"Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter."
Izaak Walton
 


City approaches the end of search for next engineer

Which one of Roxanne’s friends or relatives gets this job?
http://www.palltimes.com/front_page1/article_989f4c9f-f8fb-5d27-b4bf-2df73a9bb87d.html

                                                                                                           Aug 10/14

Run Ed
I find it comical when friends of mine refuse to admit they read this site. When I know it's what they do everyday with their morning coffee. Ed, if you ran for Mayor you wouldn't even have to campaign, you'd win. As much as the phonies in this town roll their eyes at this site, they know for the most part they're reading the truth and they come here to find it. Id love to see you shake up this godforsaken place and clean house.
                                                                                                           Aug 10/14

Donny Wahrendorf's FaceBook Post
The following is a post that Don Wahrendorf put on FaceBook.
“Please help! In an effort to improve the looks of our downtown community we attempted to replace the windows and siding on The Sting only to have a stop work order issued. Apparently everyone in the B2 district (which runs from the college... all the way east down bridge street, and some side streets are also included) must go in front of the historical review committee. The city planner now requires expensive architectural drawings in 3D. This is required for all HOMEOWNERS and Businesses as well. This means if you just want to put a replacement window on your home, paint your eves or side your home you need to have these architectural drawings. How ridiculous! We need to change this requirement or our city is going to look horrible because no one will want to pay thousands for drawings to put up a little paint or a new window. Contact your alderman ASAP to express your concerns and encourage them to act now to change this ridiculous guideline/law in their "vision" plan.
                                                                                                           Aug 10/14


The funniest part is where he says “our city” that lying pot bellied puke has not lived here in twenty years.


Clowns
When attacked by a mob of clowns (common council) go for the juggler (gilligan and halfawicz).
                                                                                                           Aug 10/14

City
The city needs to be shaken up a bit and the only way this is going to happen is with a party change.

The head of the departments are very complacent in their roles, as there has not been a party change in some time.

If there were a change, they (department heads) would have to prove themselves in order to keep their jobs, I know a few that don’t deserve the jobs they have….
                                                                                                           Aug 10/14

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 9/14

"Life stinks, but that doesn't mean you don't enjoy it"
Dustin Hoffman
 

 

A LOT OF THINGS WRONG
1-IT IS TO BAD THE OSWEGO LION ISN'T IN THE PAPER AND ON THE NEWS.THE FACT IS THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH THE REAL TRUTH WITH WHAT GOES ON.WE NEED TO SEE THIS.EVERY PLACE SHOULD HAVE ONE.2-I AGREE THAT NEXT ELECTION WE NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE-GET THE ONES IN THERE OUT.3-POLITICIANS EVERYWHERE JUST SPEND MONEY AND KEEP RAISING TAXES AND IT HAS TO STOP.4-OUR GOV'T SPENDS MILLIONS OVERSEAS AND THEN SAYS SOCIAL SECURITY IN IN TROUBLE-YOU THINK-PUT SOME MILLIONS INTO SOCIAL SECUTITY.MANY PEOPLE DEPEND ON THIS AND THEY DON'T CARE.5-EVERYONE BETTER WAKE UP AND FACE THE FACT THAT TAXES,MEDICAL INSURANCE,ANY INSURANCE FOR THAT FACT,DEDUCTABLES,ARE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL.NO ONE DOES ANYTHING FOR THE PEOPLE ANYMORE THEY JUST WANT ALL THEY CAN TAKE FROM EVERYONE.NO ONE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE ANYMORE EXCEPT POLITICIANS AND CEO'S.ALL CEO'S DO IS CUT JOBS CUT PAY AND CHARGE PEOPLE MORE SO THEY CAN GET THEIR HUGE BONUS CHECKS WITH NO REGARD TO ANYONE EXCEPT THEMSELVES.6-ANY POLITICIAN THAT WENT AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT BECAUSE THEY TOOK AN OATH AND SWORE TO UPHOLD IT.7-I KNOW THAT GILLEN AND HIS MISFITS HERE IN OSWEGO READ THE LION AND THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING TO CORRECT THINGS THAT ARE POINTED OUT.8-PEOPLE DON'T LIVE ANYMORE THEY TRY TO SURVIVE AND THAT IS WRONG.WE NEED SOMEONE TO HELP US NOT KEEP MAKING THINGS WORSE.THIS LETTER NEEDS TO GO TO EVERYONE.-THANKS AGAIN TO THE OSWEGO LION WHERE WE CAN SAY WHAT


OFD
These slugs have not been forgotten, just waiting for our next screwing by them and Gillen/Kapowitz.
                                                                                                          Aug 9/14

Suco
Mary K. W. Dep. is a Complete A&&-Hole !!!!!!
                                                                                                          Aug 9/14


Who To Trust?
Justice James To
urney, the NY Supreme Court Judge who made the assignment to who will hear Gary Thibodeau's request to overturn his 1995 kidnapping conviction. How do you trust a one of them? Gary has the Republican political machine working against him.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/deal_in_lawsuit_claiming_judge.html

                                                                                                          Aug 9/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 8/14

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese"
Billie Burke
 


NO ONE FROM THE DA'S OFFICE TOOK A WRITTEN STATEMENT?
"After news broke two weeks ago about new evidence in the Allen case, Mannino contacted the Oswego County Sheriff's Office about Steen's admission, he said. The sheriff's office referred him to the district attorney's office, Mannino said.
An assistant district attorney, Mark Moody, questioned Mannino about the alleged confession, Mannino said. Moody repeatedly asked him whether Steen said he had squashed the van for Thibodeau and his brother, Richard Thibodeau, Mannino said.
Richard Thibodeau was acquitted of the kidnapping charge by a separate jury.
Steen never mentioned the Thibodeaus, Mannino said. No one from the DA's office took a written statement from Mannino, he said.
Neither Moody nor District Attorney Gregory Oakes could not be reached for comment."
.....IF IT DIDN'T IMPLICATE THE THIBODEAUS, THEY DON'T NEED IT? SICKENING.
http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=510446#.U-NofvldWtA
THERE'S A PEACH OF A GUY, AND RUELL TODD STILL STANDS BEHIND HIS CONVICTION OF GARY THIBODEAU? SHAME!
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

Re: Your Vote
Good analogy for mo todd. If they were nobody in this county, his own son could be sitting in jail the last 20 years with the way the case was handled. I believe mo todd was afraid for his sons life. And why he sent him into the army after heidi's disappearance. He knew it was drug related and he knew heidi's murderers were still free.
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

Your Vote
Your post was well thought out and stated the facts very well. There is only one problem; the voters in the City of Oswego and county are so uninformed and apathetic that they would still vote for that pervert mayor Go-sick.
You are also correct when you said a lot of information is posted on this site ( you have to sort out the B.S from the fact), and if more people read the LION they could become more informed.
Your post and many, many, more like it have been out there for many years, and I believe that this site has uncovered many wrong doings in the city and county. It is unfortunate that the voters are too ignorant to get out and get rid of all the slugs you identified in your post. Maybe some day the light will come on and these zombies will actually go out and vote and do the right thing.
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

To Your Vote
You cannot change the faces of the town idiots unless someone runs against them. If I am not mistaken the last three elections Walker has run unopposed. When you run unopposed I dont think you even need one vote to win, could be wrong. And your right this is a place where people come to bitch and complain but thats as far as they are willing to go. I have said on here before if I had the kind of time to dedicate to being an alderman I would run but my job prevents me from doing so and I wouldn't want to be a part-time alderman. There will be NO new faces in city hall because everyone wants to bitch but no one wants to act. This city is so far gone we cant even be considered a pimple on the ass of progress. The fire department has, is and always will run this city. And to be giving raises and hiring people when we are being raped just goes to show you the arrogance of these a$$holes. I have said before and will say again I think Ed Harrington would make a GREAT mayor and wish he would throw his hat in the ring.
On another note, M. Todd showed up at my house and wanted me to sign something for his father to get re-elected. I told the ass to get off my property and dont ever step foot here again. He didnt like it. My wife goes to the casino frequently and she sees MO sitting in the corner playing slots or the tables so how the hell does he even know whats going on. This city/county needs fresh faces and I hope his ass gets voted out. This whole Heidi Allen thing has stunk since the moment it happened and I do believe Thibadeau was framed from the start. The poster mentioned M. Todd being Heidi's boyfriend.....remember most often the perpetrator returns to the scene of the crime!!!!!!!!!!!!! And for the sherriff's office to say they have been actively working on this LMFAO! They couldnt find Carol Wood either and she was right in Fulton!
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14



Mike Todd a Suspect?
I can't imagine, but after reading and hearing buzz on the streets from his own relatives, I'm curious if Mike Todd was ever a suspect in Heidi's disappearance? She was 15 when they met. She was infatuated by this older boy. Became involved with the Sheriffs dept. for some unknown reason at such a young age, working directly with Undersheriff Todd. Then all of the cover ups with the Allen family. The parents saying they did not know Heidi was an informant and it's out they signed consent forms as she was informing as a minor. Her sister Lisa writes books and spends years on the internet and not one word comes out about Mike's and Heidi's relationship. High School Prom dates, friends with Mikes sister, it just seems like they went out of their way to keep all of this secret. Then there's mention of an affair with a Deputy who'd be working with Moe Todd himself. Mike Todd has shown us in council chambers he has anger issues. He has issues. Then there's Dad who has spent years protecting this case not investigating it, also pretending to have no connections with Heidi. If he wanted to get to the truth he and the DAs office would re-open this case with wide open arms. But they want to keep it as is. For crying out loud, you have to wonder why? James Steen has the most going against him but Mike Todd isn't looking too sporty neither. I pray this new public defender prevails with her motion.

Outside judge will hear Thibodeau's request to overturn verdict in Heidi Allen kidnapping | syr

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/outside_judge_will_hear_thibodeaus_

request_to_overturn_verdict_in_heidi_allen_ki.html#incart_m-rpt-2

                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

Bamboozled

Heidi Allen's Mother with Sheriff Ruell Todd July 24, 2014. The family has already made a statement the new evidence implicating 3 people in Heidi's disappearance & death are "uncredible" . They put their trust in Sheriff Todd's original investigation and by the looks of it, whatever sweet nothings he's filling her head with.
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14


OFD
I hear the OFD is over joyed by the recent flurry of news coverage of Heidi Allen's disappearance. Finally, something is taking the heat off them.
                                                                                                          Aug 8/14

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Quote, Aug 7/14

          “They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”

Andy Warhol

 


Lisa Peebles, Gary Thibodeau's lawyer, talks with reporter John O'Brien about what is n
The D.A. and Sheriff think they can get over on this woman using the age old Oswego woodchuck tactics like, lies, falsifying documents, no comment, or ignoring phone calls. Peebles is way out of their league and when this goes to court she will gibe them the a$$ whoopin of the century.
http://videos.syracuse.com/post-standard/2014/08/lisa_peebles_gary_thibodeaus_l.html#incart_river

                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

Carol Wood’s Cause and Manner of Death Determined to Be Inconclusive
http://centralny.twcnews.com/content/news/758704/carol-wood-

s-cause-and-manner-of-death-determined-to-be-inconclusive/

                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

No Body No Motive

Heidi Allen is presumed dead, but the questions surrounding her disappearance still haunt her family and investigators. Our Candace Hopkins spoke with Sheriff Reuel Todd about what he calls "his most frustrating case".

http://watertown.twcnews.com/content/news/723017/oswego-

county-sheriff-has-never-let-heidi-allen-s-case-go/

A man was convicted and in sitting in jail for her kidnapping and murder? No body, no motive?
                                                                                                          Aug 7/14



Oswego teen charged with having sexual contact with child
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/oswego_teen_charged_

with_having_sexual_contact_with_child.html#incart_river

                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

YOUR VOTE
You voted these people in office you complain about day in and day out. If you want change, it's your responsibility to get the word out to everyone you know when election time rolls around. Not everyone is reading this website and I'm seeing information on here that these elected officials will not be sharing with the public. Some useless employees we are stuck with, but some can be voted out of office by the people, do your part.

You voted in a Mayor whose handed over much of his responsibilities to Alderman Ron Kaplewicz. The residents of the city of Oswego voted for Tom Gillen, he's proven himself a dud- a no brainer. The remainder of your Common Council allows this to go on, if you allow one of them to remain during the next vote don't complain about crazy city tax increases, losing city departments with no real thought going into these decisions before implementation. All the while continuing to spend your money on hiring personal friends in high paying positions. Their job is to represent their constituents, yet there is no input from the residents of this city, big decisions and big mistakes you are all paying for dearly.

On a county level, you have an acting Sheriff involved in a murder case that many believe should be re-visted, re-investigated and there is evidence surfacing on a daily basis giving you reason to believe an innocent man may be sitting in jail for the last 20 years on a wrongful conviction based on the Sheriff' office and prosecutors hiding exculpatory evidence. If wrong, a hefty lawsuit coming out your taxpaying pocket. When you examine the evidence, this case offers no dead body, no weapons, no DNA available, no motive, no confessions and much new and hidden information coming out. We're hearing detailed confessions and information surfacing Sheriff Todd's son was a close friend to Heidi Allen, now that the cats out of the bag, Todd admits to being her high school prom date. Todd jr had plenty of van access as manager of the local Rentavision stores, high school romance gone bad? There's a motive. Pretty speculative, yet a man sits in jail with far less speculation. Again, Sheriff Todd was voted in and if you're uncertain of his performance, should be voted out. If Ellery Terpening is still interested he should step back up to the plate.

These were your choices, your votes.
                                                                                                          Aug 7/14

Re: Heidi Allen
Heidi was enamored with Mike Todd from age 16 or so. Her work as a informant was from their relationship, he was a couple years older than her. Both went to Cat high.
                                                                                                          Aug 7/14


Fire Fighter Retirement
I saw where you placed a link to the retirement of one of the OFD firemen and thought it would be of interest what his compensation has been for the past several years and what his average pay was for that time period.
 

This individual had basic EMT training and was not ALS qualified.

   Year     Regular pay  Gross pay    Overtime   Other(who knows what this is)

                 $                  $                $               $       

2007        39,300             79,500       23,900         16,300

2008         40,500            83,000        29,500        13,000

2009         44,600            91,300        33,900        12,800

2010         41,900            64,900         7800           15,300

2011         42,500            66,300          6400          17,300

2012         43,700           73,900          6700           23,600

2013         43,400           70,600           3100          24,100

2014 Avg   42,300          75,700        15,900         17,500

Looks like the OT and other pay (who knows what's in this pay) will give him an average pay of $75,500, so you can figure out what his final retirement pay will be when he goes. Not bad for a $42,000 job when you can pad your retirement by almost double. This is one of the reasons you got a 54% tax increase and the council, mayor, and chief knows it is going on.
                                                                                                                    July 21/14

 

Today's Quote, July 15/14

“I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.”
Gerald R. Ford

ERIC VANBUREN AND RON KAPELWICZ
TWO OF THE BIGGEST FU**ING LIARS WHO EVER SAT ON THE CITY COUNCIL


JUST BECAUSE WE ARE RENTING AN AMBULANCE

DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE GOING TO BUY ONE!!!!!!!

JUST BECAUSE WE ARE GETTING BIDS FOR A NEW AMBULANCE

DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE GOING TO BUY ONE!!!!!!!

http://oswegocountytoday.com/oswego-council-oks-ambulance-purchase/



Check This Out
Mayor Gillen Authorizes the sale of the midtown parking to a corporation owned by Sutton Company for $1,000. (click on the resolution below) Now go to the website for the Sutton Real Estate Company LLC. Look under the column titled Property Management. The third name down is Roxanna Gillen. http://www.suttoncos.com/about/our-team.cfm


                                                                                                                    July 15/14

Well I guess know we know why the price was only 1,000. The resolution was sponsored by Myers and second by Kapelwicz. I guess this explains why Gillen was so quick to participate in Myer's resignation/reappointment scam.
Back about 2007 a person who was looking to purchase the Midtown Shoping Plaza came to the common council asking to buy the city owned Midtown Parking Lot/Garage. The council agreed upon a deal, which would have sold the parking lots for I believe 250,000 but it was contingent upon his purchase of the Plaza. That way you did not end up with separate owners and all the potential problems that might arise from that. For what ever reason the deal did not happen while I was in office. For once I guess Broadwell had a right to bitch after all.




stinkyfish
Does anyone remember the sidewalk game of stinky fish in the 40's.. I believe it was called that. The small square with a dot in it in the sidewalk,and you had to go around that one or you were "it". Used on the way to school or movies in those days. Can't find it on the net…Oh the memories huh. ONW
                                                                                                                    July 15/14
Yes it was still ongoing in the 50s. I think they were actually surveyor’s marks.


Ritchie Secures $148,000 For Local Libraries
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $148,000 in special funding to help enhance services at libraries throughout Central and Northern New York.
Oswego Public Library: $3,000
Oswego County School Library System: $1,500
There should be sufficient money to pay off one tab, just enough to keep drinking, and there might be money left for that 'Tea Party' Reading Room.

Miles of 'Bad Roads' Becker May Now Be Able to Pay His Bar Tabs!
Ritchie Secures $148,000 For Local Libraries

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $148,000 in special funding to help enhance services at libraries throughout Central and Northern New York.
Oswego Public Library: $3,000
Oswego County School Library System: $1,500
There should be sufficient money to pay off one tab, just enough to keep drinking, and there might be money left for that 'Tea Party' Reading Room.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14


Garbage
I have been trying to get the city to do something about the garbage in our neighborhood off and on since March. It seems to keep resufacing. On July 9th I notified Mr. Todd about the garbage and he informed me he would issue a work order the next morning. I have, also, notified the Mayor, Sue Deary, our legislator, Mr. Muclahey. I called the health department and spoke with Judy Naoti. Judy told me that the county has no control over the city. Of course, I still have to pay County taxes even though I live in the city. They all say they will look into it. As of today the garbage is still growing, along with a television and other junk. Where is Pat Kelly? Oh, I know zoning let her go because she was not doing her job. Who is doing the job now?
The County is talking about closing the dump and this is what this property looks like with the dump still open. Any one have suggestions how to solve the situation.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14

VanBuren
Perhaps if Councilor VanBuren spent less time kiss assing with the OFD and more time seeing to the quality of life in the sixth ward the prostitute would be gone.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14

 


 

City Of Oswego, NY Firefighter Arrested

 

Joseph Smegelsky, Jr. Was arrested after an investigation by the New York State Comptrollers Office and the New York State Police determined there was a "misappropriation of nearly $20,000 in department funds" at the Minetto, NY Volunteer Fire Dept. where he also served, as their Chief.

http://www.cnycentral.com/news/photos.aspx?id=1064608

 

 

Here is the gross pay this HERO collected as an Oswego City Fireman.

2011 - $59,803
2012 - $59,392
2013 - $62,616


According to some media reports he has a side business going like all the other Oswego Heroes. I suppose their union president Mr. Geracy will be coming out with a statement telling us these things would not happen if only the firemen were paid a living wage.


 I am sure that if any of this information is incorrect Joey will send in another post and let all us asswipes know about it.

 

 Meanwhile let's take up a collection and buy him some soap on a rope.

 

Watch and see what happens next. I bet Gilligan gives him a paid vacation.

 

 

Today's Quote, July 2/14

 

“Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”
G. K. Chesterton

 



Oswego's finest screwing the taxpayers once again spotted at Dicks Sporting Goods in Great Northern Mall on 6/22/14.....didn't know they sold food there....or were they perhaps getting a new set up clubs at our expense??? Would still like to see the tab for the turning stone "conference" they went to....a whole weekend at the turning stone??? meals, rooms, drinks, etc???? The worst part is it will never change. No matter who is mayor they will always be controlled by the f.d. and no one will run against our current council members. Oswego has become homeowners to few (I stand corrected good homeowners) and is a city full of renters.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14


That was probably just Smegelsky picking up some guns. They should be checking the video at Dicks to see who was with him. That hero should be arrested too.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

Minetto Chief
People like that are paranpiod about someone else stealing what they just stole so naturally he would need to get a gun to protect all his or should I say our stuff.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

 

Ambulance Numbers

Yes, they are not as correct as they should be as I left off the 2 additional firemen that go out on Ambulance #2 and many of the other expenses that can be attributed to the ambulance service . In reality here is a $300,000 loss each year without he expense of a new ambulance. The point is, we will never make a profit on this service; have a fully qualified ambulance located in Oswego (Menter) that can handle all emergencies; could cut 15 men from the department with all their benefits and return $2,000,000 to the taxpayers; while cutting the long term obligation of retirement and the padding of such for years to come.
Unfortunately, the obtuse Mayor, Council, and most of all ,Fire Chief, have another agenda and it is not in the best interest of he taxpayers. McCrobie probably was, at one time, a good fireman, but as a chief and leader lacks in total credibility. The way overtime is handed out only shows that he is helping to bump up he retirement of the soon to retire firemen by thousands of taxpayers dollars. There is a belief that hey will all get their turn is the OT merry-go-round, but the fact is, the tier 6 firemen will never see that benefit. The new anti padding law passed and signed by he governor will not allow tier 6 employees to add any more than $15,000 to their retirement benefits, and they will now have to go for the last 5 years instead of 3. If I were a tier 6, I would tell the tier 5's to stick their $50.00 they pay for the OT and start taking their share of the OT, because it will all be ending when all the tier 5's retire.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14



Minetto Fire Chief
I asked a few weeks ago if anybody knew what was going on with Minetto's Fire Chief well here you go.
Stole $20,000 from the fire department. I'm going to guess he possibly stole more since he's being held with no bail. Coinsedently though he just bought a piece of property behind his own for $20,000. Don't believe me? Here's the property taxes. Coincident? You should take a drive by his property to check it out. Constantly cars & trucks are being 'stored' there and then disappear. Camper was there for a whole summer now that's gone. I even seen the Minetto's fire truck pull up to his vacant property hook on a utility trailer with all the fireman in it and take off. Now Minetto Fire Dept has plenty of property to store at their station. Why would they use his? I offend wondered why a property owner who only has 1/4 acre of grass need a 0 point turn lawn mower? Probably the fire departments.

http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1064608

http://rptsweb.oswegocounty.com/propdetail.aspx?swis=353600&printkey=16502000010300000000
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

 

 

The Leotta Saga Continues

Here are a series of three letters sent between former mayor Cahill and former 3rd alderman John Canale. As you can see Cahill had only been in office a few months and he was already covering for  Leotta and refusing to release what should have been public information to an elected city official. Cahill was probably the biggest drunk to hold the office of mayor in recent memory with the possible exception of his protégé John Gosek.

 

Leotta has been put in charge of Sewers and the Treatment plants, the High Dam, Zoning and god knows what else yet he has no qualifications or certifications for any of these. In the coming weeks I hope to produce additional documents with questionable signatures and expose instances of crooked dealings through the zoning office.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

SCRUTINY

Long before the LION, IO, and Eye On Oswego, there was another tell all media source.

SCRUTINY, was printed on a mimeograph and sold for the price of a nickel. This was radical for the time (in Oz) but kindled a fire which still burns today.

 

Continuing where SCRUTINY left off, the LION intends to pursue the corruption in the City Engineers/Zoning Office until Tony Leotta is fired or brought to justice. The following five pages from thirty-eight years ago only begin to tell the story of this lying sack or sh!t and those who have covered up for him. If you have had any dealings with this man or been a victim of the corruption in his office and wish to make it public email your stories, pictures, or what have you to editor@oswegonylion.com

 

All communications will be kept confidential.

As evidence is gathered it will be forwarded to the appropriate State and Federal authorities.

 

NOT ONE MAYOR IN THE LAST 38 YEARS

HAS HAD THE GUTS TO GET RID OF THIS BUM.

LETS MAKE SURE LEOTTA AND HIS CREW ARE GONE BEFORE 2014!!!

 


 

 

Follow this link  and see how two of Oswego's

solid citizens set about screwing their friends and neighbors.

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Reporting Welfare Fraud
If you suspect, or have knowledge of a social services client fraudulently receiving assistance from Public Assistance, Food Stamps or Home Energy Assistance (HEAP), you should report it to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

http://otda.ny.gov/resources/welfare-fraud/

 

 

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force 

http://www.ojjdp.gov/programs/progsummary.asp?pi=3 

 

Secret Service Electronic Crime Task Force

http://www.secretservice.gov/ectf_newyork.shtml.

 

 

RE: Oswego Corruption
Here are some places you should send your complaints.
Do not waste your time with the county DAs office.


Office of the State Comptroller

Division of Investigations
59 Maiden Lane
30th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10038
212-383- 2502

 

 

Office of the State Comptroller
Division of Investigations
110 State Street

Albany, N.Y.   12236-0001

 

New York State Office of the Attorney General
Public Integrity Unit
120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10271

 

 

New York State Reigonal Office of the Attorney General
615 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 102
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone Number: (315)448-4800

Consumer Frauds Number: (315)448-4848
Fax Numers:
(315)448-4853 (Main Number)
(315)448-4851 (Consumer Frauds Bureau)
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday
 


United States Justice Department
Organized Crime & Racketeering
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261


Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261

New York State Police
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22
Albany, NY 12226-2252

 

New York State Police
Fulton, NY

6 East 12th Street,

Fulton, NY 13069

315-593-6194
 

 

SeeThroughNY
Payrolls * Contracts * Expenditures * Benchmarking New York * Other Data

 

This SeeThroughNY section provides a database of names, positions and salaries for more than 1,500,000 individuals who have been employed by New York State, New York City, state and regional public authorities, public school districts, and New York's county, city, town and village governments. Use the form below to search the payrolls by Name, Position, Branch or Major Category, Agency and Subagency.

http://web.archive.org/web/20110715020350/http://www.seethroughny.net/StatePayroll

/tabid/69/Default.aspx?BRANCHID=10

 

 

Searchable Syracuse & Central New York Police Blotter Database
keep track of your friends and neighbors
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/police-blotter/