Well the dust still hasn’t settled from last Tuesday’s Saratoga Springs City Council meeting. “Toothy” Chris Mathiesen unable to force the bars of Saratoga Springs to close at 3am has now simply turned petty, vindictive, caustic, and calculating by proposing a new “tax” on bars that choose to serve alcohol till 4am. Now I will give “Toothy” some credit. You know where the man stands. He said during his campaign that he would make the cites bars kowtow to his will and he is doing just that to the point of demagoguery.
But the Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan,is a different fish. As late as Monday she was assuring local business leaders that she would vote no on Commissioner lunacies bar closing proposal but she lied. Yes Michele I just called you a liar because
1. You are a Liar
2. You’re not a very good one.
Since Madigan is continuing to proclaim "I didn't vote to change last call" to anyone who will listen as a public service I will put up what she voted for and you my readers can decide
WHEREAS, the Saratoga Springs City Council has great appreciation for the historic and contemporary resort nature of Saratoga Springs as a destination for rest, relaxation,nightlife, and entertainment, and
WHEREAS, this City Council has a responsibility to protect the public health, safety and welfare from adverse effects associated with the on-premises sale of alcoholic beverages at establishments licensed to sell such beverages within the City of Saratoga Springs, and
WHEREAS, this City Council has taken numerous measures to constrain the adverse effects on the public and City employees tasked with protecting the public associated with the on-premises sale of alcoholic beverages at establishments licensed to sell such beverages within the City of Saratoga Springs, and
WHEREAS, this City Council will continue to work with local proprietors to constrain the adverse effects on the public and City employees tasked with protecting the public associated with the on-premises sale of alcoholic beverages at establishments licensed to sell such beverages within the City of Saratoga Springs, and;
WHEREAS, this City Council recognizes that its partner, the County of Saratoga
Springs Board of Supervisors, has the sole authority to exercise one measure to
constrain the adverse effects on the public and City employees tasked with protecting the public associated with the on-premises sale of alcoholic beverages, that measure being the county-wide change in the time of last call from 4:00 AM to 3:00 AM;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Saratoga Springs City Council asks Saratoga County Board of Supervisors to support a law that will change the permitted hours of on-premises sales of alcoholic beverages at retail in the City of Saratoga Springs, prohibiting such sales on Sundays from 3:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon, and on any other day from 3:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.
I rest my case
Then you clumsily tried to cover up your lies by telling Saratogian reporter Lucian McCarty "We're not voting on changing last call here," she said. "That's not what we're doing here." HERE
Lucian very delicately called you either misinformed or a liar.
If anyone wants more proof that Madigan is a snake in the grass? All one needs to examine is her other great deceit of the evening,the very controversial reappointment to the City Service commission of one Rob Mains.Not since 1962 has any Council member appointed anyone to the City Service commission except the Mayor. Everyone knew the Mayor had no intention of reappointing the husband of Amy Durland of the Saratoga Springs Planning Board. Durland a trust fund baby and her husband are both rabid Keehnaces appointed by Val Keehn to their respected positions of power. Both of them like to pass themselves off as attorneys but neither has ever passed the bar or really had any job. Durland has been called shrill and intolerant to anyone who disagrees with her.
When the Mayor questioned Madigan about her motivations or if she “had been put up to it” Madigan put on her best I didn’t know he was married with three kids expression and feigned innocence.Michele I will say it again so there is no confusion.
I have known you were a liar for quite some time
The Saratogian knows you’re a liar
Now the business leaders of Saratoga know you are a liar
By next election the city will know you’re a liar.
Later this week I will be unveiling the "New Keehnacs" plan for a Police station and don't forget Pat Kane and the charterinista's are lurking out in the sewers just waiting to get out.In some good news the Victorian pool will open next Saturday. Till next time goodnight.