Susan Shepler seems to be plagued with financial troubles. This from Warren County NY, dated October 21, 2009. Just a month and a half before she resigned as town bookkeeper, AKA “Accounts Clerk.”
The town then hired Lester Losaw.
Mrs. Shepler is running on the Financial Stability Line this November.
Please read the following.
I challenge one to find any such Resolution for these dollar amounts.
The description of the Law concerning Emergency meetings can be found below.
Not only does this show it was an illegal meeting but the former boards incompetence.
The former board authorized the action, Councilman Eddy voted “No”, for litigation against Mr. Engelmann as regards a public safety emergency.
The former Thurman Town Board signed a five year contract with Frontier for access and use of their trunk line which is where the Whitespace internet starts.
The fee agreed upon between both parties (Frontier and the former town board) was $950 / month for 5 years.
The fee paid to National Grid for electricity to heat and cool the Whitespace cabinets is between $200 and $250 / month.
The fee paid to Mr. Groff to cover electrical fees incurred for use of his pole is $50 / month.
Now comes the part no one (or should I say very few people) knew about.
There was an agreement between the former town board and Mr. Engelmann that the subscribers fee be split between the town and Mr. Engelmann. In other words, if a subscriber paid $50, $25 went to the town and Mr. Engelmann earned the other $25 for services rendered for maintaining the network and this was agreed upon by the former board.
A description of maintaining the network covered items such as monitoring the system for error reports, troubleshooting and billing.
All of the former board was aware of all aspects of the Whitespace project. Councilmember Eddy by his votes did not support the conclusions of the rest of the board regarding the Whitespace project. Why did they fail to do due diligence regarding Whitespace? Why did they let it go without an operator for months, when the only person who could and was willing to operate it was only a phone call away?
They thought they could manage the network – they quickly found out they could not and the only reason Whitespace is not the success it could be today is because of the hasty actions of the past administration.
The full transcript of the criminal action taken against Mr. Engelmann in the Supreme court will be available in a subsequent post.
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