I present the comments by Billy McTygue in full unedited. I’ didn’t make a recording myself so I took the audio and created a video from pictures of Billy and friends at the antigun protests.His comments run a full 5 minutes.
I apologize for the poor audio. Some history in a nutshell.
A long time ago an agreement was reached between the town of Wilton and then supervisor Roy MacDonald, and Saratoga Springs and Tom McTygue to sell up to a half a million gallons of water a day to commercial developments at Exit15.
In time this became an important source of revenue to the city. Eventually Wilton found cheaper sources of water. Some non- anonymous ex-city employees one in a very high position has alleged to me that a bad valve was in place. But that is water under the Northway for now.
Fast forward to 2012. Current Commissioner of Public Works Anthony "Skip" Scirocco used this agreement as a pretext to sell water to a residential development. This while technically correct circumvented the original intent of the agreement. Billy McTygue alleged that this was a secret and nefarious deal to a favored developer to cash in Bigtime. Scirocco says he is trying to raise revenue by selling an abundant city resource at 3x the going rate
When Billy brought this up to the council last year a vote was passed 3 to 2 to sell water to residential units in Floral Estates.A very high end development that borders Saratoga Springs with Chris “Toothy” Mathiesen, Commissioner of Public Safety as the swing vote. That agreement was only to cover a dozen or so homes. McTygue now claims that limited agreement was broken and Scirocco is again engaged in nefarious conduct and Wilton refused to sign the contract thereby nullifying that original limited contract. Scirocco strongly argues that the contract was signed. Claiming that finance deputy commissioner Lynn Bachner had requested to see it, while finance was holding on to the $50,000 check. Scirocco claims since they didn't cash the check in a timely manner it was cancelled but a new one has been given to the city. None of the check part was brought up by any member of the council last night. Scirocco did make a lengthy presentation for an hour explaining the city had an abundance of water. Before that presentation Billy McTygue made this 5 minute statement.
Finally what I am concerned about is the massive snow storm coming this way and if DPW is ready.
Saratoga in Decline
We never Sleep
Because we make new enemies everyday.