We apologize. We had scheduled our 'LOSERS' post for today but apparently had no authority to do so per the Polloi Charter.This post has to be made without proper notice, at an improper time with said improper notice being made by an unauthorized individual. Therefore, this post is not really a post. However, we did appoint Yul Brenner Polloi Clerk and Lee Marvin Deputy Clerk, so we got that going for us.
We finally understand why the City Council held an illegal meeting last night.* Sometimes, certain steps need to be taken by leaders and if legalities are not strictly followed so be it. It's like cutting corners to make sure the D-Day landing go off without a hitch. Or, bending the rules to prevent a terrorist attack.
To that end, the illegal Council meeting accomplished the following:
Council President Mantello said the City Council would work with Mayor Patrick Madden and confirm his appointment as Mayor at the next meeting**;
Council President Mantello announced: "We are in tough fiscal times."
The Council agreed to spend $25,000-$30,000 for an outside audit;
Councilman Mark McGrath (D-2) announced the audit would help clarify the city's financial situation;
A city clerk and deputy clerk were appointed illegally;
Council President Mantello announced Troy was a city on the Hudson River;
The City Council will work with the Hudson River;
Council President announced it is cold outside and a meteorologist would be hired to review the weather;
Councilman McGrath announced cold weather due to lack of warmth.
We can agree to overlook the law based upon what the Council accomplished last night. If this work was not completed asap then something dire would have occurred before Thursday night.
Next meeting: Noon tomorrow at Carm's house. Bring your own folding chair.
Times Union story here.
*Even the time was illegal
** A phrase that sounds increasingly like David Duke announcing some of his best friends are black