Well in another blow to Public Safety Commissioner “toothy” Christian Mathiesen's empire, Saratoga Fire Department revenue for their much vaunted Ambulance service has been virtually nonexistent. With no insurance contracts in place with private companies and with no Medicare and Medicaid agreements in place the ambulance has been running for free.
No word how long the Council will continue to keep up the charade but don't expect “toothy", Anthony “Skip” Scirocco, “Mad” Madigan or John Franck to admit they made a giant mistake anytime soon. Why is it that every time the Democrats gain control of the city they immediately start acting like peyote eating lunatics?In other news the non-profit PERMA a New York’s provider of Municipal Workers Compensation founded by failed Mayoral candidate and Saratoga Citizen founder Brent Wilkes continues to hemorrhage money.
Their Annual report shows a net loss of $6.2 million for 2011.Report HERE. This after suffering a devastating operating loss of $28.5 million in FY10 that required PERMA to develop a emergency surplus recovery plan in October 2010.
At the same time the for-profit Northeast Association Management or NEAMI a company created and owned by Brent Wilkes to piggyback the non-profit PERMA raised their management fees that go to Wilkes from 6,287,641 in 2010 to 6,397,613 in 2011. That’s an extra $110,000 profit in Wilkes pocket.
Now watch him call up his good friend John Franck for another property assessment reduction. I hear a lot of that has been going around.
Wilkes lives at 5 Thames Way which he purchased for $729,900 on 9/8/2006 has had his assessment lowered by Franck to $392,700 (82% of Market Value). Not too shabby. Why is it the great liberals who want more and more government never want to pay taxes?