It is a sad day for Grand Island. It appears that the Erie County Republican Committee and its machine stepped in to help Mary Cooke, Dick Crawford and Ray Billica keep their control over the Town of Grand Island. It appears the County got their phone bank and robo calls fired up to help win this election.
Thank you for all those voters who came out and voted for our Candidates. We must remain vigilant. One of my fears is still Lighthouse Point and the R2 zoned property on East River and Whitehaven Road. With Mike Madigan, Ray Billica and Chris Aronica’s control over the Town Board we still need to keep a close watch on our neighborhood for a High Density Apartment Complex popping up in our backyard.
Predictions from the Pirate for the future.
With their control still intact expect to see Mary Cooke to get endorsed to run next year for Town Council. Saying that just wants to make me throw up knowing all the damage she has done to this Town. Also, expect to see J T Tomkins resign as Highway Superintendent. After that resignation is accepted Mike Madigan, Ray Billica and Chris Aronica will appoint Dick Crawford to the Highway Superintendent position so it will appear in next years election he is running as an incumbent. This will secure Dick Crawford a high paying pension for the future. For those of you who don’t know how it works, they take the 3 highest years salaries while you are working and take an average of that and then that figure is what your pension is based on. This is the reason these people fought so hard to keep control of the Republican Party. Not for the good of the residents of Grand Island. The Town of Grand Island is their piggy bank to be tapped for their family and friends. Cronyism is the winner of the yesterdays election! Think about that the next time you vote for these people.
Again, thank you to all those who got out and voted.
Remember the quote.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil to prevail is that good men do nothing!