Thursday, June 12, 2008
Seniors Need Not Apply with GOP Comptroller Candidate?
Here is a letter that appeared in the Kingston Times, talking about Jim Quigley, who is suing the town of Ulster. Mr. Quigley also is the GOP nominee for County Comptroller.
In response to your article "Pilot off course?" (Kingston Times, May 22), in which Mr. James Quigley made the statement that Nick Woerner's maturity is in question because Woerner is a "young man." Does it follow then that a gent of Mr. Quigley's age could be called senile? Just wondering.
Let's see, the Town of Ulster has a self-appointed "investigator" who would like everyone to believe that Nick Woerner is manipulative, immature, abuses power, thinks people are out to get him and, Heaven forbid, has the gall to consult with a law firm to get a legal answer to a legal question as it pertained to the town board's legal business. What a concept. By the way, Mr. Quigley states that he "doesn't sue people for grins." I wonder what his point is? If he really wanted to look out for the residents of the town, would it not have been more effective to drop $10,000 into the Poor Box at a local church? Many of the town's people could have benefited from that gesture.
Quigley goes on to say that Mr. Steve Aaron's word is not credible and that "trusting Aaron" is a mistake. Mr. Quigley seems very interested in Mr. Aaron's business as evidenced by his attendance in Esopus at the planning board meeting where plans for senior housing in Port Ewen was on the agenda. I guess that investigators must travel about. Oh, and by the way, has Mr. Quigley been so busy following his suspicions, chasing theories and making assessments that it sliped past him that Supervisor Woerner has been elected twice to the town position? Not bad, huh?
Lastly, Mr. Quigley's statement that he is "not opposed to senior housing." Really! Well that's good because we are here to stay. Some of us may be forced into public assistance if Mr. Quigley has anything to say. Steve Aaron requested a reduction in the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) assessment so that he could be in a position to hold down rents and, thankfully, the town board agreed to lower the fees as requested. Mr. Quigley's actions seem to point to his own agenda and, if he were to have his way, a whole lot of folks would be hurt. Way to go, Mr. Quigley!
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 9:04 PM