Raises in Potsdam are inappropriate during struggling economy
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 7:47 am

To the Editor:

Apparently being assessor in the town of Potsdam is not a thankless job, as Councilwomen Rivezzi and Rich have been extremely generous with our tax dollars and seen fit to reward Mr. Snyder with a 9 percent salary increase. As a property owning, taxpaying resident I find this to be simply wrong. He has not served the best interests of the residents of this township; he has not done a praiseworthy job. In fact there is provable evidence of this.

This is yet another example of the lack of integrity, sincerity, and moreover the shameless flaunting of authority by the town council. Every taxpaying voter needs to ask themselves “did I get a 9 percent increase in my pay this year?” Did I get the promised “no increase in tax load” when my assessment was increased? Please keep the track record of the town council as the focus of your voting decision come Nov. 5.

I for one am sick and tired of being fed untruths, being told I simply don’t understand, being subjected to an unjust system and having my pockets picked.

There will be a meeting Oct. 22 at the town hall to approve Mr. Snyder’s pay raise, as well as others. I hope that if you’re offended by this blatant act of irresponsibility you will come and voice your opinion.

Tracey Haggett-Sloan