The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

CRISIS AVERTED

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

45 comments:

Anonymous said...






























You should fire your comedy writer










Anonymous said...

Wow. I was hoping something important would happen last night. What a big nothing. Looks like she hit the ground crawling. Looks foolish as well. She's better than that.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Mark is following in the steps of his idol Kenny Z, even wore the same shirt.

Anonymous said...

Just saw the picture in the Record. Is Ms Teta Sullivan gnawing on a bone? What's up with the hand in the mouth?

Anonymous said...

It's not comedy it's sarcasm. There's a difference and this entry is properly sarcastic. Mantello's actions are comedy enough for all.

Anonymous said...

After two disruptive and disastrous years as council president, Rodney finally gets it right by clarifying rules for calling a meeting of the council. He could add one positive item to his resume by bringing an action against the city to nullify the actions of the city council at the Jan. 4 illegal meeting. We'll see if he has the balls. We know Kenny Z. doesn't.

Anonymous said...

It's a pathetic, scary-looking group.

Phana24JG said...

After the performance of the previous Council, the daggers that emerge over just ONE (made for PR)meeting are hilarious. Does anyone else find the relative silence of the Mayor to be curious?

Anonymous said...

You know your keep writing this foolishness of this god forsaken blog. How about the real news reported on 1300. Mark has informed the Madden administration that's it's either Bill Dunne or Monica. Should Bill Dunne remain working at city hall then Monica will not be confirmed. That means that if the Mayor puts her name up and they vote her down SHE'S OUT. Who's Madden going to choose? Chew on that.

Insider said...

Fuck McGrath. If They want to play games Madden shouldn't knuckle under. If she's ever Mayor, the Democrats won't forget bush league bull shit. As it happens and as this god forsaken blog reported, Monica, as Deputy Mayor and per the new charter will be largely doing Dunne's job. The Commish of general services will be doing a lot of what a deputy mayor does and Dunne's position will not be filled.

Stop hyperventilating, loser.

It does show what an asshole McGrath is, and Mantello if she goes along with that. The mayor should get who he wants as Deputy as long as there isn't some big issue. It's not a horse trading exercise. That's just playing politics. The Demo counsel never turned down Harry's appointments. Political bullshit.

No real issue though as Dunne has said he's out by March and already has a new job. As does Pete Ryan.

So, peddle your bitter bullshit elsewhere. Everything is fine here.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like McGrath. Petty, vindictive and no honor. Why can't 2 pick a normal, rational person to represent them. Was the last one Mahoney?

Anonymous said...

I think you should fire your sarcasm person

Anonymous said...

Nope. Wayne Foy

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr Salka*

Anonymous said...

You know, Look me in the eye and tell me that Mike Harringtons not retarded. You know.

You know.

Anonymous said...

Salka is a douche. Cut your hair and your band sucks.

Anonymous said...

Calling people asshole, retards and douche, this site is as low as it goes. But please answer me this question. If Dunne has a new job why would Pat take such a beating for keeping him? Peter and Ian have both moved on with employment yet Bill is there temporarily? There is no passing that lie. The man is unemployable.

Anonymous said...

So bitter. The guy has been employed for years but he's unemployable? Maybe he'll open an embroidery shop and end up with a bunch of tax warrants.

Anonymous said...

Touche

Anonymous said...

Madden had said that Dunne was not going to be part of his administration. So Pat, what seems to be the problem ?
Did you mean it ?

Anonymous said...

Why do you obsess over one individual? It truly frightening. Do you ever stop to think that administrations don't change 100 percent on day 1. I'm sure there are tons of projects that they need to get briefed on. I'm sure others will be leaving in the months to come. Pat needs someone who knows what the hell is going on and it ain't monica.

Anonymous said...

8:54. Morning Bill.

Phana24JG said...

I continue to be amazed at the amount of time and energy people expend on Bill Dunne and Kevin McCashion. I get that they are lightning rods, but the election was over some time ago.

Anonymous said...

What beating is Pat taking? A few scumbags rant about one person and you call it a beating? Madden can do as he wants as can the Council. If you think Dunne is the problem with Troy go back to your crack pipe.

Phana24JG said...

Yeah 8.54, while the Corp Council looks looks good, that was an underwhelming appointment.

Anonymous said...

Apparently she's not better than that. This is who she is!

Anonymous said...

Dunne is the problem with Troy

Anonymous said...

Yeah, right. He's the problem.

Anonymous said...

Its funny when people make one person the big baddie. Even Tutunjian has said Dunne has done a good job. If Lou had listened to a guy like Dunne or Ryan the frozen pipe scenario would not have gone on the way it did.

Can't wait for Dunne to leave. Everything will be awesome then.

Anonymous said...

All you need to do is look at Dunne's detractors or anyone's for that matter. That says it all. They're mostly jerkoffs that no one else likes.

Remember, even Carmella said he was doing a good job.

Anonymous said...

Hes the new fredo cox

Anonymous said...

Great council appeaance

Anonymous said...

Yet you read it and comment, what's that make you?

Anonymous said...

It is pretty discouraging that our new Council President has chosen to place petty politics ahead of the City's financial woes and its residents well being. Well, folks, in other words, welcome to Carmy, 1.0 Can't wait until Carmy 2.0, if she is successful as Mayor. She is a piece of work. In fact, she is the Wee Willie Wade of city government: over-paid, under-educated and ready to blow at any moment.

Anonymous said...

Where's the love for Carmzilla? The bullet voting queen. Team player my ass

Anonymous said...

Reading these comments I can't imagine why Troy is the mess it is. Such wisdom!

Anonymous said...

Yes the great wisdom of the blog. Carmella did it. That's why the comments are few and far between. Only the real fools or those on the tit still believe in the troy democrats.

Anonymous said...

Carmzilla has no shot of being mayor, zero!

Anonymous said...

Who cares what Tutunjian says, he's irrelevant!

Anonymous said...

If Carmzilla bleached her hair and wore a feathered robe, she could be Ric Clair's stunt double....only taller.....Wolf T. Flywheel

Anonymous said...

If Carmzilla bleached her hair and wore a feathered robe, she could be Ric Flair's stunt double....only taller.....Wolf T. Flywheel

Anonymous said...

@ 5:03 Carm is petty and doesn't care about the residents because she wants to rid the city of Bill Dunne? I don't think you're in tune with the vast majority of Troy residents. Clearly Carmella is working for the people who by the way voted for her even exceeding Maddens vote totals. Go get em Carm.

Anonymous said...

The vast majority of Troy residents care about Bill Dunne? Get real. If that's her solution to Troy's problems she's a one-termer.

Exceeded Madden's vote total? Right, because the party was split. Madden would have trounced her one-on-one and will do so in four years, if she can keep her current job until then.

Phana24JG said...

So 5.03 thinks Carm is ignoring the cities financial problems while the guy he was so ardently supporting presented a budget that ____(forgot, didn't bother, omitted) pension contributions in 2015 and signed an outrageously agreement secretly with the PBA was a paragon of fiscal responsibility. I bet he works for a downstate legislator or a Troy nonprofit.

Anonymous said...

5:03 is calling Carm petty and not caring for "ts residents well being"? She wants to get rid of Bill Dunne and she doesn't care for the residents? makes no sense.