Retract the 22% raise for Mayor Gallagher!

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george robb
10 years ago
I watched with amazement on http://citizensofphilipstown.org/videos.php
how Gallagher and his attorney could snooker the Village board into believing that what they did was within the law. Fools its not so much about the money as it was about how you went along with how you stole the money. Maybe if it had been done openly opposed to a self serving nature we could all buy into it.

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Jose Gonsalves
10 years ago
Mr. Mayor, how much is enough?

25% last year 2011
22% this year 2012

How much are you proposing for next year?

The entire board with exception of one person is off their rocker.

There are many issues in this community. The fact that so much is falling apart around us from infrastructure, sidewalks, common sense and now what appears to be losing the post office, no consolidation of municipal services, lost jobs for local carpenters and others in the trades and the potential for locals to work at the new buildings.

The sidewalks are a mess and completely unsafe, specially us senior citizens. You decide to reward yourself when you have nothing to show for it.

You and the board should be ashamed of yourselves!

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Maria Serradas
10 years ago
I am retired and some years my social security has not gone up. Other years it goes up about 2.4% to 2.6%. The one thing that I can count on going up is the cost of living, co pays, Sun up and your salary.

Are you sure that 22% is enough? Oh, my mistake, 47%? Was the 47% salary increase enough? How much are you asking for next year?

You asked for health benefits three years ago. Mr Mayor, I cannot afford to give you another $18,756 in health care.

Part time jobs in the real world do not get health care. Part time elected positions in the real world do not get health care.

If like most of us, you are finding it challenging to make ends meet, cut back. My friends and I have. Maybe its time to get a full time job and stop trying to turn this into a full time position. If your too busy, get another part time job.

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Danielle Masterson
10 years ago
A Mayor is a temporary caretaker of the Village and their job to serve the community, maybe he should be getting a cut in salary. No one should be getting two raises in a row. Better yet why don't you take that money and fix some sidewalks.

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Mary Hawes
10 years ago
I am shocked that people in New York state arent outraged by this, does your mayor need your bailout? Pathetic.

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Noreen Doyle
10 years ago
When you are telling the village employees to pay more for health insurance and you keep telling the public you are looking to save money.....getting a 22% raise is mind blowing!

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Thomas Rolston
10 years ago
He just got a raise. That was enough. Next he will be trying for is full life-long health care paid for by taxpayers. But then again you elected these guys by a large majority. You get what you vote for.

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Keith Anderson
10 years ago
The mayor and trustees acted as judges in their own cause; it reeks of impropriety, and lacks virtue. I believe an amendment to the village charter is in order.

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marian monteleone
10 years ago
During the fiscal situation our Country is in NO public offical should be granted a raise in pay or an increase in benefits.

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Mary Ellen Finger
10 years ago
I don't think anyone should get 2 raises in a row of that large a percentage increase.