To the Times of Ti:
The assessor issue is moot. Fiscal irresponsibility is running rampant in the town of Crown Point.
Town records indicate that the following fees have been paid by Crown Point taxpayers.
$976 improper dismissal of the assessors clerk by the supervisor.
$1,128 improper involvement of supervisor and town board in the Millers’ assessment after the assessors won a 2010 small claims hearing decision.
$816 attorney fees from March 21 to June 9, 2011.
A meeting held with the town board, assessors, Millers and the town attorney, March 1, 2011. The Millers received an unfavorable opinion from the town attorney. This was without knowledge or prior approval of the town board to research elected vs. appointed assessors.
According to town records from years 2003 through 2009 the town averaged $2,630 per year for attorney fees. According to town records in 2010 attorney fees were $19,750. From Jan. 20 to June 2011, six months, the attorney fees were $9,781.
Crown Point is in trouble due to the lack of fiscal responsibility on the part of the present supervisor.
A change in leadership must be made to bring fiscal responsibility and fair and open government back to the people of Crown Point.
There are knowledgeable, fair and educated people on the ballot to choose from. Remember in November.
Glen Porter, Crown Point assessor