It's sad that we have people in this world that think nothing of doing this to innocent animals, they cannot think much of themselves to have such disrespect for life.
Anyone who derives pleasure from mistreating animals should not be trusted around anyone, they are obviously mentally unstable. View Comment
It is my understanding that Mount Pleasant is not required under the housing agreement to add additional affordable housing units to what we already have, we never accepted federal funding that would have mandated our involvement . View Comment
Another example of the communication problem between the state and local governments.
Residents should always have the opportunity to voice their concerns on something that impacts their lives, homes and community, before a project of this magnitude even gets to the drawing board.
Imagine how much of taxpayer money was already spent and will go to waste when we successfully stop this project.
I would hope they would focus their attention to areas that we truly need help with like flooding.
Today everyone has a cell phone, so notifying police and emergency personal is already expedited.
As a town councilman I see on a daily basis how state and federal governments are disconnected from local towns and villages, that needs to change.
Carl Fulgenzi View Comment
Todays picture and topic of Joan, Mark and I reminded me of a recent town meeting where one couple attended to make us aware of their thoughts about the new Walgreens opening soon in Thornwood.
The gentleman brought up some very valid points for us to look into, but what I admired most about him was how articulate and pleasant his presentation was. He wasn't demanding anything or telling us what we should do, merely presenting his thoughts.
This brings me back to my interview with you prior to the election. One of the questions you asked me was my thinking on seeking higher office out of town government .My response to you was that I felt the higher you go up in government, the further you get away from the people you really want to represent or are supposed too. And seeing more recently how our federal government is more and more displays to me how disconnected our representatives in government really are.
My community involvement started when I was seventeen or eighteen years old, it was not for profit or popularity, it was just because my community meant so much to me, it was my home, where I grew up, had great friends and family. I took exception to someones comment during the election about the town board being some type of club that was limited to a certain few, all the members of the board take their jobs very seriously and the towns best interest is their priority. The town board positions are open for anyone who feels the same way. None of us just walked in the door and said we want to be town board members, we all worked for our community, weather on boards, committees or other volunteer positions, and showed a sincere interest in the positive progress of our community.
People who are not involved in the community are the first ones to complain about the town, if you are involved you understand that this is a wonderful place to live and a great place to raise a family and I for one will do all I can to keep it a wonderful affordable place to live. Club or no club!
Thanks, Carl Fulgenzi View Comment