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Testing the waters

Shifting police coverage could be temporary

June 4, 2013

SILVER CREEK — It was standing room only as the Silver Creek Village Board was faced with nearly 30 residents looking for answers....

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Jun-05-13 9:09 AM

It looks like the new Board is going forward unlike the arrogant attitude of the prior administrations attempt at a Dictatorship. Hopefully the next resolution will combine the DPW Services with Hanover. It may be possible to have some current DPW employees employed with the consolidated DPW. Mayor Nick needs to run the Village like a business. Hopefully this is just a start.

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Jun-04-13 9:36 PM

Amen Mutiny. He never should have been in that position. I am ****** that we have to pay his pension. He doesn't deserve it. This should not be brought up for a vote. If the prior administration did there jobs the village would not be in this mess. From the water rates with Erie County, to the purchase of Bentges outside of the village to patronizing jobs. Time to put the foot down or kick some butt. At least we finally have some one that has a pair and willing to go to bat for the people of this village. I will back them 100% with any vote we may have. Let's now waste time and keep going in circles. Draw a line in the sand and stand by it.

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Jun-04-13 9:25 PM

Mr. Mayor, Great job! As for Anna, you might consider counseling, because I don't think the Sheriff's Department will run over everytime someone walks on a blade of your grass.

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Jun-04-13 8:42 PM

Roache , Think of the bright side you got to hold the position of Chief that you should of never had, and now Silver Creek is stuck with helping paying your pension, and benefits for life..

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Jun-04-13 7:12 PM

What will it do to the village. Not much as far as protection. No one wanted to work for Roache is that not obvious. For all those that say the police department is most important then maybe you should pay our of your pockets for them. Cameras in the ball park to protect against the kids. What about the drugs that are sold there on a Friday night next to the Backline? I have personally seen Silver Creek police at houses that you could smell pot coming from and nothing was done. It was not what you know but who you kissed ass with. Good rid-dens. I don't care if we only save pennies. Next it is time to look at how many men it takes to mow a lawn. To many. Time that we combine services with the town. Maybe Mr. Borrello will look into this for us. Oh right, he is more interested in himself and what his family stands to gain than what is good for the people. The old school is still standing 30 years later. Silver Creek is in a time warp. Its time for change. Way to go Mr. Piccolo!!!!

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Jun-04-13 7:05 PM

Kudos to the new board. Poor Roache (NOTTTTTTTT). What will Anna do now. She was the one that complained about the cars parked on the sidewalks on Burgess. What did it get her but more enemies. Sheriffs cars parked in the village patronizing one of the busineses, how dare they. Better than Roache parking his car at his house more than at work, and he needed the SUV. What a joke he is. As for poor Anna, well I hope you are happy because you back him and we lost all the officers because he was an ASS!!!! Maybe you should put barbed wire or better yet an electric fence around your property. You called the police on our son when he went over the corner of your lawn with his bike after he delivered you paper at 5:30AM and made sure it was dry and did not blow away. You deserve what you get you old bitter woman.

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Jun-04-13 5:17 PM

And kudos to Statler!! You posted what most intelligent people already knew - the only one Anna cared about in the Police Department was Roach. For those who didn't, she made it blatantly clear by her comments!!

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Jun-04-13 5:11 PM

Did anyone else at the meeting see Nancy showing a pic taken on her phone of 2 sheriff cars parked in the village? Must be they aren't allowed to eat during their shift. Maybe we should all pull out our pics of the Chief's car parked in Anna's driveway for hours at a time. Our tax dollars at work! It seems the only ones at the meeting were the ones Nancy stirred up on facebook by posting lies. What's disturbing to me is that Nancy has been attending meetings and STILL can't (or chooses not to) get the facts straight.

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Jun-04-13 4:10 PM confuse me. In one breath you say poor Nate, then in the next breath you want a part time dept only. Nate will still be working, he will just be driving a different color car and making a little more money. He just won't have to work 80 hrs a week anymore.

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Jun-04-13 3:08 PM

I have to agree in regards to Burgess St. I personally have called the police numerous times, from the apartment where you can SMELL the drugs drifting out into the street, to the guy who beats the heck out of his wife. Nothing is done (I'm sure it has nothing to do with the wife beater being related to the local judge?) I honestly believe that there is an investigation going on that they do not want us knowing about.. Roach signs an irrevocable resignation letter? What other job will he find where he won't have to do ANYTHING??? (Unless Anna is willing to pay him personally for his "services". This job was far to cushy for him to just agree to leave.. I think there is far more to this story, and we will know in due time..

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Jun-04-13 1:47 PM

Also I do not understand why they didn't discuss the option of having a department that is all part-time. This would be even cheaper than going with the Sheriff's Dept because no benefits would be paid out to future employees. Maybe we do need to find a way to save money- but I think that the Mayor/Board went about things the wrong way and had their mind made up no matter what anyone else had to say about it.

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Jun-04-13 1:40 PM

Were the vests for the officers that were just terminated or for the Sheriff's Department? Also, if the officers were sent letters of termination on Friday, why did Mayor Piccolo state in Saturdays newspaper that no decision has been made? Mayor Piccolo stated that they were short handed and needed the help of the Sheriff's- but isn't it true that for months, the board wouldn't give the Chief permission to hire anyone? It seems to me that they wouldn't let him hire anyone else back when the other officers left because they wanted this to happen! Also, I think its a dirty trick what the did to Officer Narroway. Why couldn't they have at least waited until he was off of his probationary period before they did this so that young man wouldn't be without a job? I don't see how another month or two would have saved that much money for the Village- and now he can't transfer to the Sheriff's Dept. because he didn't finish his probation yet.

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Jun-04-13 1:34 PM

well I think more people should be aware of the going on with the board, as in what should be done with the SCPD, residence should be informed on changes maybe it should be brought up for a vote with the towns folk? I myself hope that the Sheriff could do some what better patrolling the neighborhoods. Burgess St needs more patrolling there is so much that goes on and no one does a thing about it people have moved off our street due to getting tickets for parking on sidewalks well guess what only certain people were getting them others can have as many cars as they want on and over sidewalks,neighbors call due to excessive load music come and say something next night same thing you give up calling. Well hopefully this change will do good. Yes Anna did have the department at her beckon call they were always patrol cars at her home and responding to her calls which were children walking on her grass or riding bikes on her sidewalk lady its a school route get over it come live on Burgess.

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Jun-04-13 1:09 PM

What I don't understand is why they moved funds from one reserve to another to buy new vests for the police dept when they were all just laid off.

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Jun-04-13 12:13 PM

Hats off to the mayor and village board.People have to realize that things are done for the benefit of all not just a chosen few.Well Anna who are you going to cry to now.Of course roach will have more time on his hands to visit.

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Jun-04-13 10:09 AM

Hats off to the mayor and village board.People have to realize that things are done for the benefit of all not just a chosen few.Well Anna who are you going to cry to now.Of course roach will have more time on his hands to visit.

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Jun-04-13 8:52 AM

does the turmoil ever end in silver creek?

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Jun-04-13 8:00 AM

Great job Mayor!!! Keep up the great work.

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Jun-04-13 7:07 AM

The Chief did it all to himself, maybe, Anna knows this, her house was well protected! Matbe its better for the highest taxed community in Chautauqua County to contract with the Sheriff! Yes people, the Sheriff has to cover calls, but without a contract, he does not have to provide a car dedicated to the Village 24/7.

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