On March 14, 2013 Carl Chipman (a.k.a. Rochester Town Board) passed – without a public hearing – Resolution # 56-2013:
- BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Rochester Town Board hereby supports placement of Video Lottery Terminals at the Hudson Valley Resort and the Pine Grove Dude Ranch and asks that the State of New York authorizes such placement at both of these resorts located in the Town of Rochester.
Under the initial headline Rochester supervisor supports VLTs for Hudson Valley Resort, Pinegrove, but not Nevele Freeman wrote:
KINGSTON – The Ulster County Legislature wants the state to allow video lottery terminals at two locations in the town of Rochester — the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa and the Pinegrove Ranch & Family Resort.
Rochester Supervisor Carl Chipman supports VLTs for the Hudson Valley and Pinegrove resorts…
“What we want to do at our resorts [in Rochester] is make [VLTs] an amenity for guests, not to be a casino — not to bring in the local people, but to bring people into the area and to make it part of their resort experience,” Chipman said.
On March 20 – in Carl “Flip-Flop” Chipman I pointed out that Carl Chipman spoke again…
- …in the name of the townfolks, without their agreement, as he did on March 14, 2013 when the Town Board passed – without a previous public discussion, without the issue being on the agenda – Resolution # 56-2013.
I was told that Carl Chipman checks out this blog first thing every morning. Apparently that’s true, because I observed him – many times! – reacting to my posts. Here is proof:
Despite opposition from the village drabkin, Carl Chipman finally scheduled a necessary public hearing on this important issue. Better two years later than never.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco