Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Inexplicables - Pelham Regime

As promised, News Alert Niagara (NAL) attended the July 24, 2017 Pelham Council Meeting.

NAL attended the council meeting to get what Councilor Rybiak categorized as the Pelham’s action plan regarding charges that the municipality may have acted improperly in its land deals.

Although the action plan was never mentioned a version of action did present itself during Pelham Regional Councilor Baty’s report. 

Just as the councilors, each in turn, began their verbal assault on Baty’s performance at Region, Chair Papp, filling in for Mayor Augustyn, stopped the proceedings at the 50Minute mark to ask if anyone was recording the meeting. The fact that the chair had to ask is evidence that audio recording was not disruptive and did not violate the Town of Pelham's code Number 34 (i).

The order to cease and desist audio recording during a public council meeting is sufficient notice that the Pelham Council does indeed have something to hide! 

Since audio recording is completely unnoticeable and is in no way disruptive to any proceedings, prohibiting it certainly does raise alarm bells. 

The councilors proceeded with their verbal assault on their own regional rep Regional Councilor Baty including placing the blame of civil anxiety on almost everyone but themselves. 

They blamed their regional representative, Baty. 

They blamed the Regional Government. 

They blamed Regional Chair Caslin. 

They blamed the whistle blowers and the fact that the whistle blowers where allowed to present at Region. 

They blasted the editor of the local newspaper, 'The Voice'. 

Above all they arrogantly dismiss anyone who doesn't understand their machinations displaying their inexplicable contempt for their constituents!

Again we heard the repeated specter of their 335 page report, which appears to be mostly a 'Rubik's Cube' of obfuscation to the land deal in question.

When asked directly about the quick flipping of property costing the Taxpayers of Pelham $Millions, the councilors vehemently  repeat legalese and provincial government regulations.

Contrary to council's belief, Citizens are entitled to an in-depth plausible explanation regarding the suspicious land dealings between the Pelham Regime and the Toronto based ‘Allen Group’.

The Pelham Regime seems to feel that higher levels of government has no authority over their conduct of skyrocketing debt and rapidly escalating tax increases perhaps the voter can enlighten them otherwise. 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Financial Assassination of Society – Pelham

On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 News Alert Niagara (NAL) posted an article regarding the Tax-fighterPetrowski: They got 'im”, which brought to our attention the reasons behind the efforts of Pelham’s Mayor Dave Augustyn in his ongoing attempt to silence anyone who challenged his regime’s over-spending proclivities.

NAL was proven correct as described in the Wednesday, 14 June 2017 article Tyrannical Contempt for Citizens” where again Pelham’s Mayor Dave Augustyn did his best to thwart a Pelham Citizen from spilling the beans on Pelham’s Finances.

It gets worse! The little local News Paper ‘The Voice’ published 2 disturbing articles. The one article is under the heading: East Fonthill Process “Corrupted and again under the title: where we learn the Town’s treasurer was suddenly fired and other key staff jumping ship followed by threats to whistleblowers.

During the Niagara Regional Council 06-29-2017 we witnessed Pelham’s Mayor Dave Augustyn embarrassing himself, again, by tying up the council proceedings for over 20 Minutes in a failed attempt to prevent a 10 minute presentation regarding serious concerns of corruption.

Alarm bells are sounding predicated on the Pelham Regime’s financial conduct under the control of Mayor Augustyn and his Governing Council piling $Multi- Millions of debt each on every Man, Woman and Child in a Town of 17,000 - 6,500 Homes.

However it was Rainer Hummel’s presentation to Niagara Regional Council 06-29-2017 specifically at the 54Minute mark that compelled us to attend the July 10, 2017 Pelham Council special meeting called by Mayor Augustyn.

The 4:00 pm meeting immediately went in camera so we waited for the regular council meeting at 6:30 pm. We persevered through the entire meeting until it was adjourned .

But the last two people stayed seated in the gallery staring at Pelham’s Governing panel who were also not demonstrating action to leave. Perhaps that is the reason they finally decided to mention that the in camera meeting was in regards to Rainer Hummel’s expose` of suspicious land deals that left Pelham’s Taxpayers paying 9 times or more totaling $Millions out of the ordinary.

 It was some small comfort to see that the Whole Governing Council was aware of the situation!

Without a full and acceptable explanation of the land dealings between the Pelham Regime and the Toronto based ‘Allen Group’, News Alert Niagara will stay on this story.

Without a full and acceptable explanation News Alert Niagara will be calling for a full forensic audit into all concerned.


Friday, 7 July 2017

Pensions at Risk

Bankruptcy means there is no money for things like pensions. 

Experts offer faint hope that there is something that can be done; unions scream and shout; politicians fume and bluster but once insolvency sets in who is going to foot the bill for pensions etc.?

In the case of Sears there are 200,000 pensioners whose pensions are at risk. Sears is facing a $300Million retirement benefit shortfall. Who is going to make up this shortfall?

 But Hey! That is small potatoes when compared to provincial and federal debt.

The Ontario Liberal government has set a world record with the largest sub-sovereign debt of $300Billion and still they are digging deeper! We warned of our irrational debt crises July 2014 and still folks will only care when they are standing at the food bank!

Canadian Citizens are highly leveraged with debt to the point that increased interest rates WILL cause a potential disaster!

There is one thing that you can bet your donkey on and that is that not one of the geniuses that create the mess will ever suffer the same loss you suffer!

The time to worry about things like solvency and pensions is certainly NOT after the ‘Horse has left the barn’.

Sir Winston Churchill said that 'an appeaser is someone who feeds the crocodile hope it will eat him last'.