Rarely have we seen in recent times the public outcry witnessed in New Hartford at recent budget meetings . . . .
However, this morning's Observer-Dispatch reports "Few cuts so far to proposed N. Hartford budget." Only Ms. Krupa seems to understand what is at stake, but everyone else seems paralyzed or fearful of making a move. . . . but there was no paralysis or fear when they voted all the spending increases that got N. Hartford into its fiscal mess.
Significant cuts can and must be made. It is clear that the police department can take significant cuts when they can offer to sell their services to paying clients. . . . and, connected with police, is that patronage mill NH911 call center that duplicates County 911.
The public has spoken loud and clear that they WANT cuts. So, just who does the Town Board represent?
Maybe the public needs to remind them -- again -- on Wednesday.