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Local political leaders trying their darnedest to protect fiefdoms

Posted 29 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Editor:

According to the articles in the both the Orleans Hub (click here) and The Daily News on Dec. 26, 2013, Medina, Ridgeway and Shelby residents will soon receive a letter regarding the possible dissolution of the Village of Medina.

I surmise, from what I gleaned from the articles, that the Town Boards of Ridgeway and Shelby are going to show us how said dissolution will end up costing us all more money.

My question is: What happened to the original idea of CONSOLIDATING the towns of Ridgeway and Shelby and the Village of Medina into the City of Medina?

Instead of trying to spilt and therefore duplicate services (wasn’t that what we were trying to eliminate in the first place?), we would consolidate them. One set of taxes = one set of services. What is so hard about that?

Oh… that’s right… all the little bureaucrats that run our little towns and village are trying to protect their individual jobs and fiefdoms.

Orleans County is one of the highest taxed areas in the country and Village of Medina residents, whether Town of Ridgeway or Shelby, are right at the top of the list.

Why are our elected officials trying their darnedest to keep the status quo? For themselves, dear neighbors, not for us.

Patricia Moss
Medina