Congratulations go to Mr. Moran and our council again for a stellar performance in regards to the continued saga of the community centers. Mr. Moran, I wonder how you sleep at night knowing how truly deceptive you are in telling again only have truths.
If you really think that FEMA is going to change its’ decision and over rule what the flood carrier has already denied you may want to think again. Once an appeal is filed, FEMA is required to respond within 90 days as to their decision. Keep in mind that the NFIP/Flood carriers/FEMA they are all the same group.
If you do fight this legally, which is what was eluded to on Tuesday evening, that requires a good deal of funds. Is Mr. Connors going to do that work pro-bono for the township? Let’s add those fees to the cost of the buildings. While we are at it, let’s add the fees of those special engineers that were mentioned on Tuesday evening as well. What Mr. Moran basically said, in code of course, is that those engineers are going to help us get this claim approved….wink wink. (Follow the money folks, I am sure there is a connection somehow.) If this is the case, then let’s utilize those same engineers for the rest of the community to fight FEMA collectively. I certainly would love to have them fight my own cause. In fact, we are paying for it through our taxes so why not allow us to have the same access. Furthermore, fighting it legally could take years. Way longer than it will take to build these buildings, so who foots the bill until then? Us Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer. You think you’re going to get a rebate on your taxes should any money ever get recovered? Good Luck.
Mr. Moran, what you failed to mention is that if by chance this denied claim is overturned, the payment could possibly be up to 90% of the building that was there, not 90% of 2 new buildings costing $2.3M. Mr. Moran also stated that we did not meet our excess coverage of $500k
Folks anyway you want to slice this, money is getting ready to be taken from your pocket there is absolutely no doubt about it via tax increases. However Mr. Moran and the council have repeatedly said that this project would be almost paid for with the funds from insurance, grants and our new friend Mr. Baldwin. Sadly that still remains at $390,000, which is slightly shy of the $2.3M estimated, in the council’s world I guess this is what they mean by almost or nearly funded. But don’t worry we’ve bonded it for even more than what the estimate is, so it’s ok.
Mr. Moran continues to use words like, “we hope to”, or “we expect to” or even “we believe”. I loved how he stated in the Tuesday meeting that what he has stated in the past has been misrepresented and inaccurately presented by, well, folks like me I guess. No Mr. Moran, what has been stated in the past are facts based on what you and the council have stated in prior meetings. You see you can’t have it both ways. You can’t sit up there as the town’s governance and expect everyone to sleep through and not pay attention. Then have you get upset when they call you on the carpet for lying.
You see everyday people like myself live in the world of reality where we consider how much money we make versus how much we can spend. It’s simple math for us, not funny, fuzzy or even shell games. We take our finances seriously, we have to, we live in a town where taxes are skyrocketing, debt to income ratios are increasing and population growth is declining. Worse is that our council refuses to listen to anyone but themselves.Those are the facts.