At the February 12 Village Board meeting, OneLyons members reported that Mayor Corrine Kleisle ”chastised” our group for providing inaccurate information and opinion. A follow up letter was sent by member Andrew DeWolf looking for clarification. (Email exchange of Mayor challenging but declining to elaborate).
OneLyons invited the mayor or her NYCOM representative to discuss the formal position of NYCOM in advocating that NYS Law doesn’t have to be followed. Please review for yourself the formal position and literature the village is using to guide this process: MMS – Guide to GML 17-A – Consolidation and Dissolution of Local Government (3). Remember, NYCOM considers themselves the largest lobby for village officials in NYS and the fees they are paid come from village taxpayers. Thus, NYCOM’s position in this would refute the spirit and purpose of an “ELECTOR” initiated dissolution.
OneLyons received further information from that meeting which is being researched. . From the witness accounts we have, it appears the Mayor overrode the counsel of the village attorney and our newest trustee and forced a vote to affirm MRB group as the consultant. OneLyons has concerns about MRB group because of financial and political conflicts of interests. See previous postings and explanations on or blog and in our detailed pages on www.OneLyons.com.
OneLyons advises it’s members we will be meeting next week to discuss this further and seek the counsel of our entire group. Please contact one of the group’s leaders for information.