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Albion Town Board meeting 01/10/11

I heard from a friend that it was quite a lively meeting.  Anyone hear anything?

45 comments to Albion Town Board meeting 01/10/11

  • STITCH

    I actually had a friends child who was there for as a requirement for school, which is another story for another day. Apparently there was a full house and about a dozen people standing. I guess the town board ended the meeting and a couple of people started yelling and swearing about the water districts and who was in charge of them or something. They told everyone to leave or they were calling the police. Apparently about a dozen cops showed up and arrested Jim Babcock for yelling and screaming.

  • Vano

    I can’t believe in this day and age people can’t just act like adults. If the school kids were there, it’s just sad they were not given better role models. Any word on other people getting arrested or what this was about?

  • STITCH

    Got some more information. Apparently the “mob” was there because Jed Standish didn’t get his $18,000 pay raise to manage the water lines. I guess he makes like $93,000 (I don’t know if that’s including the $18,000 or not) and refused to take care of the water lines unless they paid him $18,000 more. I guess he skipped the meeting where he was supposed to be appointed and the board didn’t appoint him. It sounds like he got mad they didn’t automatically give hi the $18,000 pay bump, so he brought his family and employees (make that town employees that owe him their jobs) and convinced them to riot to make sure he would get his money. The board went into recess and Jim Babcock kept yelling things after being warned and told to leave, so the police came and arrested him. What amazes me the most isn’t the fact that he was yelling and puffing his chest like a bully on a playground, but the fact that he was doing it in front of a couple dozen school kids, especially after Arizona and Florida. I can’t imagine how scared they must have been. I guess a couple groups of students huddled in the corner and wouldn’t leave until police arrived.

  • worsethanfiction

    I have been waiting for someone to do something. Don’t get me wrong, the guy is a jerk, but was he the only one the boys grabbed? Why wasn’t the whole lot busted?

  • Steelecurtain

    FYI, I know for a fact Babcock has been warned and removed from at least one other meeting my friend was at. He wasn’t arested or anything like that, but the police came and booted his a$ out. That’s probably why he’s the only one.

  • Vano

    I’d say arrest everyone. I guarantee if my kid was there I’d be looking to have everyone arrested. What a poor example to set.

  • crymeariver

    WTF? Are you telling me that Jed Standish makes $93,000 AND wants more money for the same work??? You should have voted for my boy. Say what you will, Chris works his a$ off for about a third of that.

  • sdplumber

    Amen, every time I see Kinter he’s working on something. The only thing I’ve seen Jed work on is a six pack

  • Vano

    I have a great idea, the next time I want a raise, I’m gona bring 20 people into Chase and have a good old fashioned riot. That should work right?

  • Vano

    BTW Any word on why Don Allport and Henry Smith were there?

  • crymeariver

    I heard Don was laughing with some lady in the back while this was happening. Can’t the County guys step in and just take over in a situation like this?

  • Steelecurtain

    Maybe Don Juan was too busy getting his flirt on to pay attention.

  • Steelecurtain

    Can anyone say Don Juan didn’t want to interupt his brother-in-law’s temper tantrum

  • sdplumber

    Yeah, babcock was was prly bent his drinking buddy wouldn’t be able to buy the next round on his $100k salary without the extra $18k.

  • crymeariver

    Heard badcock flapping his lips at Timmy hos. “They had it coming,” so did you…sucka

  • TonyMontac

    FYI, if you have ever been to one of the Albion Town Meetings, it is actually pretty boring, but you can always hear the Town Clerk (sarah basanet), The Highway Superintendent (Jed Standish), and the Town Board spat back and forth. Kinda wish I had been at this one, at least something else happened

  • vano

    At least they won’t be talking about your naked mayor getn drunk and stealing fireworks money

  • Steelecurtain

    lol, yeah they’ll probably make a movie about this, everyone will get rich, we’ll be forced to watch it on reruns for the next 20 years

  • vano

    Guess who called his buddy the Sheriff and complained he was being singled out and treated unfairly

  • sdmartialarts

    I called the Sheriff once and was told if I called again I’d be arrested.

  • Steelecurtain

    lol I called the sheriff an a$ whole once, does that count?

  • toomuch

    Nice job plowing, next time, try putting the plow down, it works better. How much $$$ do we waste driving these trucks around with the plows up. Jedd must have these guys on Over Time to make up for his lost wages.

  • crymeariver

    no doubt, I swear to god I was stuck behind a County truck with it’s plow up at 3am driving through the Village roughly at the speed of one of those motor scooters. When I went to pass him, he dropped his plow. Almost like I woke him up.

  • STITCH

    Another story for another day, but consolidate, consolidate, consolidate. We pay the highest tax rates in the highest taxed state so Guys like Jed and Ed Morgan can hire they kin folk to only jobs they can get. They get Orleans County rich, and we pick up the tab. Why TF do we pay Jed to “supervise” 2 guys?

  • Zity

    We dont join services cause its more fun to pay guys (when they’re sober of course) to drive around through the village to get to the other side where the Village ends again, so they can finally drop their plows cause god forbid you plow the village and they lose out on their OT. Of course the only time to do this is in the middle of the night so 1)fewer people see you, and 2)you make more OT

  • crymeariver

    Any new news

  • sdplumber

    Lul before the storm?

  • Steelecurtain

    looks like Don Juan stopped this before any more fun could be had. BTW anyone else heard Jedy boy if still gettin his f on with Dawn from the county? I heard she was at the meeting trying to get him his raise

  • sdmartialarts

    Dude, no idea, but who cares. If he wants to toss one to her, have at it cause i’m out.

  • wbrobert

    seriously bro, we don’t need that kinda garbage here. u wana talk about someone’s sex life, go somewhere else (unless its your own). If you wana vent about other stuff feel free

  • toomuch

    seriously, not the forum for that

  • STITCH

    Additional Information:

    Jacob Atwell got arrested for threatening the guy who was video taping.

  • vano

    Why was Jacob there and isn’t that the kid that got thrown out of school for burning some kids neck or something?

  • sdmartialarts

    I think he’s on the republican committee or something

  • sdplumber

    I don’t think so, but Jacob is Jed’s step-son. I’m sure he was worried who’d buy the next round if his pa went broke

  • TonyMontac

    Anyone else getting arrested?

  • worsethanfiction

    somebody called the attorney general, or maybe they watch television. We should definately make HBO

  • toomuch

    God I hope so, one boring movie so far. Probably be on the halmark channel. If the old mayor went on one last streaking, drunk driving, stealing spree, I bet we’d make it HBO

  • vano

    They should all be arrested for wasting their time at a meeting to hear things like,”All in favor of redistributing the tax burden from district 42 to the municipal blah blah blah”

  • TonyMontac

    Yep, I heard more coming in the next week or two, guess the boys like keeping our sorry a$’ in suspense, cheaper than a movie

  • Stu_Jeffy

    TO STITCH:

    Evidently the rumors we’ve been hearing here is there INDEED a video of that meeting. We’ve been following this story and are curiously intrigued by it. I don’t know why but it’s a gut feeling we have it’s news worthy.

    Accusations of corruption AND of public employee abuses have been prevalent from BOTH SIDES of the argument. We won’t take sides. If this video can be posted on youtube we will take it from there.

    The truth has no agenda.

    • STITCH

      working on the video. I guess they released it to the news, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it showed up one of these nights if its slow

      • worsethanfiction

        looks like they are looking into some labor law violation of unlawfully influlencing labor negotiations, whatever that means. HBO for sure. Any suggestions for actors to play the people involved?

      • sdplumber

        rumorville help needed:

        can someone else please back me up on the story of the UFO landing in Medina about 20 years ago? I’m trying to get it added to that post but still not getn the love

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