In February 2011, Ulster County Legislature Chairman Frederick Wadnola trashed Terry Bernardo after replacing her as Government Operations and Efficiency Committee chair: “I need to have a chairman that I trust and feel would do the best job for the residents of the county.”
Terry Bernardo said she was replaced for asking questions about the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency. In truth – besides digging trash hoping to oust Chairman Wadnola – Terry Bernardo didn’t do much.
Forward to 2012. County Executive Michael Hein called on the Legislature – which is responsible for overseeing the trash agency – to look at the ballooning county subsidy, hoping that the new chairwoman will quickly address the issue in order to provide budgetary relief.
Chairwoman Terry Bernardo in Daily Freeman – July 23, 2012:
We don’t know what the right answer is going to be. It may be flow control, I don’t know. But we have to explore the other options before we can tell the voters “you’re going to be subject to flow control.”
Gosh, don’t you love the way she only sees voters? Kind of trashy if you ask me.
Chairwoman Terry Bernardo in Daily Freeman – August 23, 2012:
Ulster County Legislature Chairwoman Terry Bernardo said implementing flow control laws in the short term could protect county taxpayers from a potential multimillion-dollar subsidy of the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency in the upcoming year.
And if – trash the thought! – UCCRA still comes short?
Chairwoman Terry Bernardo in Shawangunk Journal – September 20, 2012:
“You can just raise your transfer station fees,” Bernardo said with a smile.
Prior to voting on the 2013 budget, the Legislature adopted Local Law No. 12 of 2012 (Ulster County Solid Waste Management Law). This flow control law requiring haulers collecting trash to dispose of it at Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency’s facilities will bring lower property taxes but higher garbage removal fees.
Terry Bernardo voted against it. She’s just playing trashy games.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco