The writers at the HV News Lies would like to respond to the following comment that goes by the name of 'Larry' in which this individual wrote the following:

As expected a bunch of angry comments from the disgruntled Hyde Park nutjobs. Pretty embarrasing that your time is spent focused on creating this hate campaign. Get a job. Get a life. Find something better do with your time. Or keep at it--seems very productive to spend your time bashing a bunch of barely paid local town board members. Who cares????

The writers here respond with the following:

1) Why is it embarrassing that the writers are concerned with the politics at the local level and feel it necessary to take on a watchdog approach to publish public documents that contradict the claims of the local politicians and expose questionable behaviors and actions. Many people follow politics on the state and national level, but many fail to follow the administrative decisions that impact them most directly.  Property taxes, school taxes, commercial growth, local roads and highways and recreational activities are just a small list of what is generated at the local level. 

2) These 'barely paid local town board members' are the individuals that oversee and create legislation for the above listed examples. The writers do care about the decisions that are made at the local level and when a questionable statement or decision is identified, feel it necessary to educate the readers in regards to these decisions that most impact them.

3) If 'Larry' does not like what's published on this website, then 'Larry' doesn't have to visit and read this site. While we do respect that 'Larry' is entitled to his opinion, if he regards the contents of this site as stupid or dumb, he could find better uses of his time rather than visiting this site and wasting his time reading it and commenting on blogs.


 
 
 
As the writers watched the April 9, 2012 financial workshop, we couldn't help but to want to throw a shoe at the television set? Why? Because the town board is, for lack of a better word...incapable. The town attorney has also proved to be incapable. We should refer Warren Replansky as Warren "Dumbplansky." He should stick to the one horse burgs that he normally represents rather than a town of the first class.

The writers at the HV News Lies identified many indiscepencies. Pehaps it's because Aileen Rohr is making attempts to cover her tracks by re-hiring Joanne Lown, the individual who made the considerable errors in the upwards of almost $1 million dollars but here are some facts:

Published on this site are the results of the 2006 & 2009 audits, in which Joanne Lown was employed as the bookkeeper. Not only did she fail to complete bank reconcilations, but made significant errors which was identifed in both audits.
In addition, purchase orders procedures were not properly followed and records were not maintained.

Enter the results of the 2010 audit in which indicated that purchase orders procedures were not followed along with other significant bookkeeping errors.

Apparently the town board didn't take into consideration or mention that Joanne Lown happened to be employed as the town bookkeeper until June 2010.

How many of those errors were made by Joanne Lown, who is now re-employed as an accounting clerk and in house office quasi fascist.

To futher support the argument that the town board is incapable of running a town, Aileen Rohr incorrectly claimed that the bond money referenced in the audit was for the Hyde Park Police and Court facility was used in 2010.  If she had checked the facts, she would now that the bond money wasn't used until 2011.