"Challenging Your Assessment Shouldn't Be A Mystery. . ."
So says Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Kate Murray, in a recent Murraygram to Town residents.
Once again, as in years past, the Supervisor chimes in on that over which the Town of Hempstead clearly has neither "control" nor jurisdiction -- the setting of assessments in Nassau County.
"We don't set assessments..." says the Supervisor, but that doesn't stop her from sticking in her two-cents on a process that falls squarely within the purview of Nassau County government.
At the same time, Murray & Company remain strangely silent -- continuing to assert that they have "no control" -- with respect to the shenanigans at the Town of Hempstead Sanitary Districts, and, in particular, the conduct bordering on criminal (perhaps that border has been crossed) at the Town's Sanitary District 1 -- where even the dead have their health care premiums paid with taxpayer dollars. [Yes, we know. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the living and the dead at the Town and its myriad fiefdoms. But still. . .]
"The Sanitary Districts are seperate legal entitites....," says Murray. Oddly, at least in the minds of Hempstead Town Hallers, the County of Nassau is somehow not.
Trucks riding the streets of Hempstead Town with the name and logo of the Town of Hempstead emblazened on them. Interlocking personnel -- from counsel to supervisors to administrators to the rank-and-file -- among Town, Special Districts, and the County GOP. [Think of it as a cost-saving measure. Interchangeable parts!] Town Board rubber stamping Sanitary District budgets.
And yet, the Town has "no control" over the operations at Sanitary District 1 or otherwise.
Thank goodness for them that we're dumb enough to actually believe this bunk!
Anyway, the reports of the State Comptroller's office -- the mockery and absurdity of Nat Swergold, SD1 counsel, aside -- speak for themselves.
Take a gander -- or more than that, a good read -- then contact Kate Murray and tell her to exert some of that "control" she claims to lack over the Town of Hempstead's Sanitary Districts.
At least stop trying to control that which you have no say over, and get a handle on that which, if nothing more, is ostensibly done in the Town's name, and under color, title and insignia of the great Town of Hempstead.
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