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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Jury Duty Scam

Hi,There is a warning almost everyday about a new scam. Some of the warnings are scams in that they are false or intended to upset people. This warning appears to be real based on the write-up at the Snopes site.
Have A Good One!

Subject: Jury Duty Scam Heed this message. Jury Rigged - I checked with Snopes to verify is true.Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of scam has surfaced.Fall for it and your identity could be stolen, reports CBS News.

In this con, someone calls pretending to be a court official who threateningly says a warrant has been issued for your arrest because you didn't show up for jury duty. The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Sometimes they even ask for credit card numbers. Give out any of this information and bingo! Your identity just got stolen.

The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado. This (scam) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try and bully people into giving information by pretending they're with the court system.The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their websites, warning consumers about the fraud.Check it out here:

Send this on to your family and friends!! IMPORTANT!!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Resolving the WMD Mystery

If you've been wondering why Main Stream Media hasn't been yipping about Bush lying about Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction lately, this is why:

There they sit. Forty-eight thousand boxes containing thousands upon thousands of documents from the Saddam Hussein regime stacked variously to the heavens, entirely filling a desert warehouse where Central Command has its headquarters in Qatar—a message in a bottle writ as large as Wal-Mart. Three years since U.S. soldiers swept into Baghdad and began collecting pages out of Saddam's playbook on a regime allegedly involved in terrorism, in propagating weapons of mass destruction, and in plotting deadly war against the United States, that regime's written and audiotaped record remains largely unexamined, barely translated, and—until this month—grossly underestimated.

Some choice excerpts from the article in World Magazine:

Sorting wheat from chaff is "long, slow, and tedious, but this is what intel is," said Bill Tierney, an Army linguist who helped jumpstart the document dumping in February by publicizing 12 hours of Saddam on tape he had translated from Arabic to English. The recordings, released at the national Intelligence Summit in Washington last month, include Saddam discussing a previously undisclosed nuclear weapons program and promising in the mid-1990s that the United States would be visited in the future by "terrorism with weapons of mass destruction." This latest set of disclosures, Mr. Tierney told WORLD, "is a haystack. And there are definitely jewels hiding in it, but it is difficult to find them."

Faced with mounting pressure from Congress and the media to allow public access to some of the estimated millions of printed records and over 500 hours of audiotape, Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte agreed March 16 to release select documents. Within days the directorate posted 125 separate items at its Foreign Military Studies Office website ( and added to a roster of terrorism-related documents already available in a West Point database (

Exhibit B
Nuclear capabilities became a topic of discussion in a 1995 meeting with Saddam, vice president Tariq Aziz, and top military officials. An incomplete audiotape of the meeting runs over 62 minutes and begins with Saddam, Mr. Aziz, a Lt. Gen. "Amir" and others discussing how to dodge and parry their way through an upcoming report to the UN Security Council from UN weapons inspector Rolf Ekeus. "Sir . . . one could be suspicious of it [the Biological Program] if we concentrate on it [UNINTELLIGIBLE] and the trafficking effort and dodging everything in regards to it," a nervous Lt. Gen. Amir explains.

Exhibit D
A handwritten dossier dated Aug. 17, 2002, confirms an operational cell of al-Qaeda inside Iraq and identifies its key member as Ahmed Fadil Nizal Al Khalaylah—also known as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the current leader of al Qaeda in Iraq. Saddam's regime, from the document, seems little concerned about the terrorist's presence—even though tolerating known terrorists violated UN resolutions—and less surprised, perhaps with reason. Another memo, dated Sept. 15, 2001, and from Afghanistan, notes a relationship between al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Baghdad, and a Dec. 1, 2001, memo reports on "the status of rumors" of 3,000 Fedayeen Saddam from Anbar Province who were dispatched "in an unofficial capacity to Afghanistan and have joined the mujahidin to fight with and aid them in defeating the American Zionist Imperialist attack."

The issue of WMD may at last be put to rest when these documents are finally translated. To read the entire article click here

Also Stephen Hayes from The Weekly Standard has been writing about the Harmony database(where the documents are stored) for many months.

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Beginning of Zoning Laws

The first New York City Zoning Resolution was created in 1916 in response to overwhelming development in Lower Manhattan.

Technical restraints that had traditionally limited building height vanished with the introduction of steel beam construction techniques and improved elevators. The Manhattan skyline was beginning to assume its distinctive form. Multifamily residences, particularly in Manhattan, were growing in popularity and new retail districts were springing up to meet new demands. Office space was expanding; by 1900, New York City had become the financial center of the country.

Although the concept of enacting a set of laws to govern land use was revolutionary, the time had come for the city to regulate its physical growth. The huge shadow cast by the 42-story Equitable Building, built in 1915 on lower Broadway, deprived neighboring properties of light and air. Warehouses and factories were intruding into fashionable retail areas on lower Fifth Avenue.

The pioneering 1916 Zoning Resolution, though a relatively simple document, established height and setback controls and separated what were seen as functionally incompatible uses -- such as factories -- from residential neighborhoods. The ordinance became a model for urban communities throughout the United States as other growing cities found that New York's problems were not unique.

But while other cities were adopting the New York model, the model itself refused to stand still. New transportation systems changed land use patterns and created traffic and parking problems never dreamed of in 1916. The Resolution was constantly amended in response to the changing needs of the changing city -- new technology, changes in land use, population shifts and a continuing influx of immigrants who needed housing. The amended Resolution also had to meet the New York State requirement that it be in accordance with a "well-considered plan."

In 1926, the U.S. Supreme Court validated the zoning ordinance of Euclid, Ohio, in the landmark case of Village of Euclid v. Ambler, finding that it rested on a comprehensive plan for maintaining, protecting and upgrading the community. The Court recognized that zoning is an appropriate extension of the community's authority to pass laws related to protecting the public health, safety, morals and general welfare. The historic opinion also contained a far-seeing passage suggesting that zoning must evolve to meet the changing needs of changing times: ". . . the meaning of constitutional guarantees never varies, the scope of their application must expand or contract to meet the new and different conditions which are constantly coming within the field of their operation."

The scope of the 1916 Zoning Resolution did expand greatly to meet the new and different conditions but, after 45 years of rapid changes in the country and the City, it was clear that there was a need for a total reconsideration of zoning in New York City.

The current Zoning Resolution was enacted after lengthy discussion and public debate and took effect in 1961. It coordinated use and bulk regulations and incorporated parking requirements. It introduced the concept of incentive zoning by offering a bonus of extra floor area to encourage developers of office buildings and apartment towers to provide public spaces.

The new Resolution was a flexible document but it also had some shortcomings which surfaced with the experience of time. New approaches have been developed since passage of the 1961 ordinance to deal with some of the problems that have emerged. Many planning tools, including incentive zoning, contextual zoning, waterfront zoning, mixed use zoning, special districts, air-rights transfer and restrictive covenant techniques, have been used to make zoning more responsive and sensitive to the changing needs of New York City and the people who live and work here.

Cities never stand still, nor should zoning.

Taken from a NYC website.

For more information on the history of zoning and its constitutional challenges and practices click here:

Did Clinton Lie About Saddam's WMD?

Do any of you out there believe that President Bill Clinton lied about Saddam possessing WMD?

Lindley Town Planning Board-March 20, 2006

The regular meeting of the Lindley Town Planning Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chariperson, Mary Lentzen. Members present were Earl Titus, Mark Swan, Jim White, Gerry Gross, Fran Tempel and Pat Simcoe. Two visitors were also present. The CEO, Dave Fuller, was on vacation.

Minutes of the February meeting were read; a Motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Earl, seconded by Gerry and passed unanimously.

Mary stated she had prepared a letter to accompany the transfer of the Conditional Use Permit for the Fred Robbins' mining operation located on River Road near Morgan Tax Map #406.00-01.029.100 to Ronald Cianciulli of Tyjor Corp, Islip, NY. However, before the letter could be sent the NYDEC issued a "Cease and Desist" order on the operation. It was noted that Mr. Robbins had not complied with the conditions set forth in his CUP before beginning his mining operation which caused mud and water damage to the River Road.

Mary, Pat, Fran and Jim (maybe) plan on attending the April 13 Regional Leadership Conference at Corning Community College.

The Board began a discussion of ways to increase residents' awareness of the Town Zoning Law.
Residents need to know results from previous surveys, where the Town Zoning Law comes from (most is from NYS Zoning Law), what is included in the Zoning Laws, and what is the Comprehensive Plan.

Fran will draft the first article on What the Planning Board Does for publication in the Addison Post. It was noted that residents with Corning or Painted Post addresses do not receive the Post but extra copies can be made available at the Town Hall. Future articles will include the Building Permit Process, Home Business requirements and Sub-Division Law. Mark suggested that information be included with the Building Permit Packets as it is done in other towns. Residents with questions may direct them to Dee Hill who can contact the appropriate Board member for a response.

The Board agreed that residents need to have easy access to information and clear, concise answers to their questions. A Town Website was suggested. Mary will check with Jennifer Fais as to whether or not the Town Zoning Law and the update on the Farm Land survey have been posted on the Steuben County Website, noting that Lindley has a page on the county website. Mark will contact Ken Peasely about construction of a Town of Lindley Website.

At 7:45 PM Earl made Motion to adjourn, Gerry seconded and the Board unanimously agreed.

Respectfully submitted,

Janice Oberlander
Recording Clerk

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Welcome Encore Tanning, Hair & Nails

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We hope to see you soon.

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Becky Balmer & Anne D'Ulisse, Owners
Encore Tanning, Hair & Nails
135 Village Square
Painted Post, NY 14870

Friday, March 17, 2006

Town Board Meeting-February

Town of Lindley
Town Board Meeting 2/14/2006

Meeting called to order: 7pm

Town Board members present:
Sally Orr-Town Supervisor
Paul Stermer-Councilman
Paul Mortzheim-Councilman
Gerry Simcoe-Councilman
Jacob Gross- Councilman
Dick Johnson-Highway Supt.
David Fuller-Code Enforcement
Diana L Hill- Town Clerk
Attached Attendance List
Pledge of Alliance to the Flag:


A motion to accept the minutes (with corrections) from the January 10th, 2006, Town Board meeting.
Motioned By: Paul Mortzheim 2nd by: Gerry Simcoe
Roll Call: Jake-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes, Sally-yes, Paul S-yes CARRIED



It is noted that a monthly report was received from the Town Supervisor, & Town Clerk & Highway Dept. & Code Enforcement for the month of January 2006, they are on file in the Town Clerk’s office, for your viewing.

1.) Fran Woodring & Bill Canfield: spoke on Area Wide transportation Meeting (Route 15). First off, and most important, the committee and George Winner want to get the State Dept. of Transportation to make this route 15/I99 project the top priority for the Dept. This means that not only is the state senator now committed to our route 15 conversion, but Corning Inc... In the guise of our Wide Area Transportation Committee, (Tom Tranter, who chairs the committee is Corning Inc. lead man on public relations) is now also committed to completing this project. Bill invited the Town Board members to this Meeting. Bill asked the Town board to endorse the attendance to the meeting. Lindley is important to Corning Inc. There is a copy on this report on file in the Clerk’s Office.
2.) Dick Johnson Highway Supt.: report on the CHIPS Fund: 2005 initial $66,069.35
Paid in 2005 Dec 15, -$44,000.00
Rollover Balance: $43,024.71
2006 estimated $66,069.35 + up to 3%
Available amount for CHIPS: ($109,094.06)

They will only allow the Towns to use CHIP money for 10 year projects. Dick will set projects up for next month’s meeting:
The multi model money of $25,000 is available for the Mulholland. Road.
3.) Citizen report: Gene Steinhilper: reported on Church Creek Rd. (County Route 106). They are working on the road some spots better, some spots still need work.
4.) Report from Guy Hill, Chairman of Assessors, on Fortuna Tax assessment investigation/process.
5.) Paul Mortzheim gave an update on the status of the demolition of the Old Highway Building, there is no set time for the demolition, most likely in the spring or summer, Dick will work on this, when he can, so it will not cost the Town anymore money, when we tear the shed down, it will go to the peak of the roof. So the gas pumps are still covered. The town board is here to work with Dick on this project. Kitty asked that when Dick is tearing down the building, please look for the Veteran Board.



A. (Note: Every “Business item” on the Agenda that requires the Board to “make a decision” needs a Motion, a second to debate (No second, No debate and a Majority Vote).
1.) Motion to purchase (A) Dodge Ram 2500 ¾ ton Pick-up Truck for the Lindley Highway Superintendent.
Motioned by: Paul Stermer 2nd by: Paul Mortzheim
Roll-Call: Paul S-yes, Sally-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Jake-yes CARRIED
The only change is the rubber mat in the bed on the truck, which is no charge.
Jake asked Dick what you are going to do with the old pick-up.
Dick: will put the truck up for Bid-will advertise in the Legal Notices-
Jake feels we should at least have the bid up to $4000.00. As last October the Town put a new transmission in the truck, the cost was about $4000.00, we will be throwing away that money. If we can’t get this amount for the Truck, we should put a gas tank in the back and let the Highway guys use the truck, until it dies. Then take it to pick a part.
(Town Board asked for a minimum Bid of $4000.00 dollars for the Truck). Jake Also wants a deadline on the sale of the Truck.
Paul Stermer: you have to wait until the new truck comes before you can do anything with the Bid.
Paul Mortzheim: comment to Jake we should use that truck as much as we can. Use until we can get the money for the truck.
Sally Orr: Dick this is your call, what to do with this truck.
Gerry: Can we make a motion without a figure?
Sally: the amount of $32,000.00 was budgeted for the vehicle.
Dick the amount of the new truck is $22,000.00.

2.) Announcement concerning Town Clerk approval to close the Town Clerk’s office: I Faxed a copy of the local Law to Kent Woloson, He said I have to keep the Town Clerk Hours: I no longer have to go to the Board for approval, to close the office, as I am elected official, I have to give notice to the Supervisor to put in the Agenda, so everyone knows when the office will be closed. Also I will put a notice on the door 14 days prior to closing the office. I have proven the last six years that I only close the Town Clerk’s office for mostly educational reasons or emergency reasons.

3.) Motion to appoint Fran Temple to the Planning Board for a 1-year Term: 2/14/2006-12/312006 to replace Jason Ballard position:
Motioned by: Sally Orr 2nd by: Gerry Simcoe
Paul S-yes, Sally-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Jake-yes CARRIED

4.) Motion to let Town Historian-Kitty Pierce to use the Town Hall (when Available) for Historical Presentations:
Paul Mortzheim: there shouldn’t be a need for a motion: Feels that Kitty should be able to use the Town Hall. Sally asked Kitty, why she couldn’t use the Town hall. Kitty wanted to ask first, so there weren’t any problems.
The Town Board agreed she could use the meeting room

5.) Motion to allow the Town Justice, Susan Williamee to use the Town Hall Board room for weddings.
Dee Hill: Years ago there was a motion made not to let the Town Justice use the Board room for weddings, will look up the motion for the next Town Board meeting.
Paul Stermer: it was concerning that she was being paid for the weddings.
Paul Mortzheim asked for Public comment: Bill Canfield said as long as it is a Town Function (wedding) it would be Ok.
A motion to table weddings being held in the Town Board Room until Next month’s Meeting: will look into the liabilities and will recheck past resolution.
Motioned By: Paul Stermer 2nd by: Gerry Simcoe
Paul S-yes, Sally-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Jake-yes CARRIED

6.) Motion to purchase an answering machine for the Town Hall:
Motioned by: Paul Mortzheim 2nd by: Gerry Simcoe
Paul S-yes, Sally-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Jake-yes CARRIED

6.) Motion to change Town Clerk’s two-year term to a four year term. This is a referendum action and we will need to follow procedure if motion passes in the affirmative. Will need to set a public hearing:

Motion to open discussion to change the Town Clerk’s two-year term to a four-year term:
Motioned by: Paul Mortzheim 2nd by: Paul Stermer
*A Motion to a change the Town Clerk’s Two-year term to a Four-year term.
Set a public hearing for March 14, 2006.
*Motion By: Paul Mortzheim 2nd by: Paul Stermer
*Paul S-yes, Sally-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Jake-yes CARRIED

Sally: decided to only vote on Town Clerk’s Term at this time. This was the motion that was on the agenda. The different terms of the other Town Officials should be tabled.

A Motion for open discussion concerning changing the Supervisor and Highway Superintendent to four-year terms:
The terms of the Town Clerk & Supervisor & Highway Supt. should be staggered, so their terms don’t end at the same time.
Paul Mortzheim made the motion to change all elected two year position to Four year terms: 2nd by: Paul Stermer
Jake-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes, Sally-yes, Paul S-yes CARRIED
Paul Stemer not comfortable with the referendum appointment of the Highway Superintendent term.
Appointment versus election of highway Superintendent to be tabled for discussion after term has been decided at public hearing.

8.) Paul Mortzheim: asked to have a copy of the Town Board Minutes sent to Kent Woloson each month.

9.) Sheriff Swan: Is there any problems in this area? Any questions? He suggested that the Town Board talk to Sheriff Tweddell about Route 15.

10.) Bob Nichols: his report is attached to minutes.

11.) Vincent Spagnoletti: we have put black fabric down on the road, they will screen clean gravel and put 8 inch, from Gene Steinhilper's to the bottom of the hill. They will take material out, so may June July it can dry out real well. 2 coats of oil & Stone will be put down. Dust control will be under control this year. Will black top in front of houses, but can’t black top the whole road.
Our Law dept. is going after the contractor.
*Scott Casterline: Thanked Vincent for what he has done so far. Water still comes throw, the fabric; will you be cleaning the stuff off to the base?
*Vincent: this road is not a passable road, there is too much clay. We are working to make it harder and more firm. We took some off this should firm the road up. The water will keep pumping through the winter, but this summer it should dry up nicely. We will put clean gravel on the road.
*Harley: yes you need clean gravel, the mud is the problem.
*Scott Drake asked if someone can check if we can have all Lindley address in Lindley.
*Harry Pierce: (Assessor) talked about re-value for the Town of Lindley.
*Richard Pierce: not in favor of re-value.

Auditing Bills

Motion to pay the bills: General Abstract # 2 42-61 $7616.09
Highway: Abstract # 2 17-38 $24,480.08
Motion by: Paul Stermer 2nd by: Paul Mortzheim
Paul S-yes, Sally-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Jake-yes CARRIED


Motion for Adjournment:
Motion by: Paul Stermer 2nd by: Paul Mortzheim
Paul S-yes, Sally-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Jake –yes CARRIED

Respectfully Submitted,
Diana L. Hill
Lindley Town Clerk

Monday, March 13, 2006

Saw my first robin today.....

Sunday, March 12, 2006


There is a great need for food donations in our community during the winter months. Please help us make a difference! Bring a food donation to school March 13 to 17th and place it in the food drive collection container located in the lobby. Or take your donations and drop them off at the Lindley Town Hall during Town Clerk's hours.

Canned meats and meals greatly needed! (ham, salmon, tuna, chicken, beef stew, chili, pasta/w meat) Also appreciated: macaroni and cheese, canned fruits and vegetables and soups.

C-PP Area PTA Council's
Annual Food Drive
In celebration of PTA Founder's Day
Together...PTA "CAN" make a difference!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

House Fire on Gibson Road

click on photo to enlarge...

Send cash donations to:
Joyce Rhodes
1131 Clendenning Road
Painted Post, NY 14870

Friday, March 10, 2006

Structure Fire on Gibson Road

Last night around 10:30 p.m. the Lindley-Presho Fire Department was called out to Kathy and Lanny Plumley's place on Gibson Road. Lawrenceville, Gang Mills, Addison, Caton, South Corning and Coopers Plains fire departments also responded because the structure fire was difficult to control. Coopers Plains Fire Department was called out to bring extra air packs for the firefighters and foam to spread on the center of the fire because water wasn't putting it out.

Firefighters returned at 6:oo a.m. this morning after a long night of getting the fire extinquished. However, it flared again this morning and the department returned at 9:30 a.m.

The family lost everything. If you wish to help please send your "cash donations" (the family doesn't have anyplace to store items) to Joyce Rhodes to help the family get back on its feet.

Little League Sign-Ups

Lindley Presho Caton Little League
Open to all kids from age 5 to 12

Saturday-March 11 from 10 a.m. to Noon
At the Lindley Town Hall

Saturday-March 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At the Lindley Town Hall

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Lindley Presho-1960

Hi Sally- Need the help of your readers identifying these lovely young ladies. Someone might recognize themselves , their Mother, aunt, neighbor. I think I have these correct 4. Kathy Warner 10. Mary Jacobus 16. Bonnie Knapp 13. Donna Bronson (Gee)
17. Pam Knapp 15. Rita Killigrew 18. Donna Huels
Thanks -Kitty

Click on the photo to enlarge.

Just Say "NO"

The New York State Public Service Commission seeks public comments regarding Corning Natural Gas Corporation's request to increase its rates for gas delivery service by $3.46 million annually. The company's request may be approved, modified, or rejected by the Commission, in whole or in part.

Click here to make a comment. Select "Consumer Assistance" on the home page and that will take you to the "PSC Comment Form".

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Blog Readers

Thought you'd like to see the different areas where people live who read the Red-Stater Wisdom blog. The statcounter I have on the blog changes every six hours so I get a pretty good picture of where my readers are coming from. The number above the cities indicates how many pages they read on the blog-- not the number of people from that city. I have another page in statcounter that keeps a tally of visitors to the blog.

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March 4th 2006 Current Log Usage: 1,100. Total Log Size: 1,100.

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Friday, March 03, 2006

March 14, 2006 Town Board Agenda

I. Call to Order
II. Pledge to the Flag
III. Minutes
Public Hearing for changing the office of Town Clerk from a two-year term to a four-year term.
V. Communications
VI. Reports

A. Paul Mortzheim will report on the reasons a Sprague Insurance representative will attend the May Town Board Meeting.
B. Dee Hill and Sally Orr will report on the trip to New York City.

VII. Unfinished Business
A. Insurance liability update and past resolutions pertaining to Susie Williamee performing weddings in the Board Room at the Town Hall.
B. Regarding the discussion on changing the Supervisor, Highway Superintendent’s two-year terms to four-year and changing the Highway Superintendent’s elected position to an appointed position: In order to resolve the confusion that occurred during last month’s board meeting, each of these elected positions; Supervisor, Highway Superintendent and the question of changing the conditions of their terms will be open for discussion following a motion and a second motion and a vote will be taken.

1.) Motion to change Supervisor’s two-year term to a four-year term.
2.) Motion to change Highway Superintendent’s two-year term to a four-year term.
3.) Motion to change the Highway Superintendent’s elected position to an appointed position.

VIII. New Business
A. Motion to form a Special Committee charged with developing a Junk Law Policy and given authorization to use whatever tools and budget necessary for the committee to fulfill its duties.
B. Motion to approve the purchase of a memorial/plaque dedicated to the men and women of Lindley who fought in wars. Veterans Project.
C. Motion to move $500 from A1990.4 (General Fund) to A111o.4 (Susie’s contractual) for the purchase of a judicial robe and a New York State flag to be displayed in her office.

IX. Auditing Bills
X. Adjournment


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Lindley on the 14th day of March, 2006 at 7 O’clock PM at the Town Hall, 637 Route 15, Lindley, New York 14858, regarding the adoption of a Local Law No.1 of the Town of Lindley, Steuben County, New York for the year 2006.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Local Law is to change the term of the Office of the Town Clerk from two (2) years to four (4) pursuant to Town Law Section 24a and is subject, if adopted, to a mandatory referendum to be placed before the voters for approval or rejection at the biennial Town election to be held on November 7, 2006.

Any resident of the Town of Lindley is entitled to be heard upon said proposed Local Law No.1 of 2006 at such public hearing. Copies of said proposed Local Law No.1 of 2006 are available for review at the Town Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.

By order of the Town Board of the Town of Lindley dated February 14, 2006.

Diana L. Hill, Town Clerk
Town of Lindley
Steuben County, New York

March 2, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

I couldn't help myself....

Main Stream Media sure has its priorities......

Randy Kuhl Town Hall Meeting

Randy Kuhl, U.S. Representative
Will be at the Lindley Town Hall from 3:30 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 4th
See you there!

This is Susie....

This is Susie and Tom McCarthy in background on the bus.

This is the Lincoln Tunnel.......

This is Mary Beth Yost, Court Clerk for the Town of Erwin, going through the Lincoln Tunnel.......

This is iformation on the Lincoln Tunnel.....

Spaghetti Supper

The Presho United Methodist Church is sponsoring its annual Spaghetti Supper

Saturday, March 18, 2006 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come and enjoy spaghetti, meatballs, desserts and beverages.

Free will offering

Thank You
Violet Benjamin