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#1524277 --- 02/08/19 02:58 PM Re: Who's in Charge here??? [Re: bluezone]
4sizzle Offline
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We now have a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Assistant to the City Manager and the Secretary to the City Manager. Wow seems a little top heavy to me when all the money that they had in savings is gone or nearly gone with the previous City Manager. I see some substantial struggles in the future for the City of Geneva. Sad that there wasn't more oversight.

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#1524329 --- 02/10/19 06:20 PM Re: Who's in Charge here??? [Re: justacitizen]
pingu Offline
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Registered: 05/20/07
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When you hire someone with no managerial experience or skill, what would you expect? Many were concerned about appointing someone that couldn't say "no" to staffing suggestions. Where are the City counselors on this issue?

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#1524406 --- 02/12/19 07:26 AM Re: Who's in Charge here??? [Re: pingu]
4sizzle Offline
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Obviously they not worried about the excessive spending that continues to go on.

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#1524586 --- 02/16/19 09:02 AM Re: Who's in Charge here??? [Re: 4sizzle]
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Originally Posted By: 4sizzle
We now have a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Assistant to the City Manager and the Secretary to the City Manager.



Whec news 10 did a story on the high costs of the welcome center for the geneva city taxpayers

News 10 calls to the geneva city manager were not returned
must be those 4 people hired for the city manager were all busy...

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NYS Exposed: Contracts expose costs of FLX ... - whec.com
https://www.whec.com/news/preview-contracts-expose-costs-of-flx...
The new Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva is meant to

News 10 WHEC TV in Rochester reports taxpayers paid high prices for items at the new welcome center. One small, 10-inch frame for a sign that says the canoes were donated cost over a thousand dollars, and two bathroom signs cost over 6-thousand dollars.

Taxpayers Pay Big for Items in New FL Visitors Center ...


https://www.whec.com/news/follow-up-more-contracts-highlight-state...The Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva is meant to bolster ... News10NBC has been requesting an interview with the Geneva city manager on this project since early January, our calls and emails
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#1524587 --- 02/16/19 09:06 AM Re: Who's in Charge here??? [Re: 4sizzle]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: 4sizzle
We now have a City Manager,


is the contract for that position one year?
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#1525279 --- 03/07/19 08:05 AM Re: Who's in Charge here??? [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: 4sizzle
We now have a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Assistant to the City Manager and the Secretary to the City Manager.



noticed in the local newspaper that there is another new position that they are looking to fill

wonder why the 'blogger' has not spoke out about the money being spent?
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#1525323 --- 03/07/19 08:22 PM Re: Who's in Charge here??? [Re: bluezone]
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Because the blogger is part of that far left socialist group that wants to reform Geneva and wants to run for office with other Alt-left "friends". We are in trouble. Geneva's New Green Deal team is going to break us all.
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#1528820 --- Today at 12:40 PM Re: Who's in Charge here??? [Re: 4sizzle]
Geneva Believer Offline
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Registered: 07/10/18
Posts: 54
Loc: Geneva, NY
Originally Posted By: 4sizzle
We now have a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Assistant to the City Manager and the Secretary to the City Manager. Wow seems a little top heavy to me when all the money that they had in savings is gone or nearly gone with the previous City Manager. I see some substantial struggles in the future for the City of Geneva. Sad that there wasn't more oversight.


The Assistant to the City Manager and the Secretary to the City Manager are NOT new positions. Matt Horn had people in those positions working in his office.

Adam Blowers had been performing duties NOT related to his Comptroller job for years under Horn. When it came time to hire a new city manager, it was decided that going forward, Blowers would be compensated for those additional duties he had been performing for free. So he was given an additional title and a raise.

Originally Posted By: bluezone

wonder why the 'blogger' has not spoke out about the money being spent?


Because I've been covering half a dozen other stories of mismanagement and misconduct, in my free time, for no pay.

The fact that city hall costs went up again this year, like they do every year, isn't news.

Fortunately, city officials announced that the time frame of the budget process this year will be expanded, with more opportunities for public input.

Hopefully, this change will give some of the posters on this forum an opportunity to become more involved in the budget process so that they can have more informed opinions.

Originally Posted By: rock 963
I have read your blog and I'm all for accountability, but it has to be truthful. I know for a fact that some info you've put in there, simply isn't true.


Originally Posted By: GenevaBeliever
Then give me examples. Send me a message with evidence that whatever I'm saying is not true. I have posted corrections on the blog in the past when I've found out that I provided inaccurate information, and I will continue to do so.


Originally Posted By: rock 963
Fair enough, I'll be getting back to you.


Still waiting.

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