Thursday, 21 September 2017

Contempt of Citizens


The revelations spelled out at the Niagara Region Audit Committee are astonishing! 


We are now discovering that our Regional Councilors have been contentedly rubber stamping what many consider to be unacceptable levels of municipal debt. 

Worse is the contemptible attitude of big spender municipalities giving the finger to concerned Citizens! 
It’s totally beyond the pale for the municipal Authorities of the Town of Pelham to hide behind a 330 page obfuscation to justify their contemptible claim that they are a power onto themselves and that they will no longer answer or cooperate. 


Let’s hope that the voter has some say over the situation.


Add to the problem of debt load is the issue of Pelham’s unexplained and outrageous $700,000 mark-up land deal.


Notwithstanding Councilor Tim Rigby’s effort to terminate Councilor Bart Maves’ Rare and excellent clarification of Citizen Rainer Hummel’s valiant whistleblower effort (Starting at the 1:05 minute mark) on a suspicious land deal foisted on the Taxpayers of Pelham and potentially all of Niagara. 


Contempt of the Citizen manifests itself in secrecy, dishonesty and cover-up! 

However those sitting in sullen silence have nothing to brag about!






Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Hidden in secrecy

Just like ‘minimum wage’ has become ‘maximum wage’; ‘freedom of information’ (FOI) has replaced information freely given from an ethical government. 

Worse FOI has become the only way Citizens have to acquire information from unethical authorities that are hell bent on hiding their activities from the very citizens they arrogantly claim they serve!

The tragedy is the fact that took Mr. Ed Smith’s FOI efforts to dig out the unethical abuse of the taxpayer’s hard earned $Dollars.

Inexplicably we have Regional Councilors claiming that this unethical abuse of taxpaying Citizens has been going on even though there are rules being blatantly broken. 

Then why do they sit in abject silence?

What kind of Regional Councilors would knowingly keep unethical behavior hidden from the public?

Watch Mr. Ed Smith’s presentation at the 130 minute mark https://www.youtube.com/embed/PzVHrjiii-k?rel=0&autoplay=1

Obviously it’s not an integrity commissioner we need but an ethics commissioner.










Monday, 18 September 2017

Rally NPCA

Concerned Citizens will be in front of the Ball's Falls Headquarters of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority 8:30 AM Wednesday, September 20, 2017 
Be There or Be Square

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A Travesty of Justice

We can only report; you will have to decide!

More and more we see court cases overturned that should have been properly adjudicated in the first place! More and more we witness justices knowingly upholding persecution in place of prosecution.

We witness justices in total conflict of interest rendering highly questionable decisions against innocent Citizens and in favor of their financial masters. 

In ever increasing numbers Citizens are reporting instances of malfeasance in our judiciary. Ever increasing numbers of Justices are finding themselves in conflict with their review council.

One of the many cases now followed by Niagara Citizens is the despicable persecution of Mr. Wakulich vs. the City of St. Catharines and the corrupt Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

The persecution of Mr. Wakulich (Willie) started when the then Mayor Tim Rigby decided his rowing club owned the entire Henley Pond, the home of the rowing course. 

First they charged Wakulich with destroying fish habitat predicated on the fact that he tried to shore up the bank against erosion caused by the wake of the rowing club’s motor boats. 
To this day Rigby is trying to find a way to get the ‘Pond Poachers’ to pay for remediation of the erosion caused by the constant wake of the rowing club's motor boats. 
  

Ironically the outrageous persecution of Wakulich over fish habitat flies in the face of what every squalid government agency has allowed the rowing club to do a million times over. 


Rigby then proceeded to call any one with a dock on the Henley ‘Pond Poachers’. That soon ended when the ‘Pond Poachers’ took Rigby to task. 
When Wakulich asked why he was the only one charged Rigby responded with ‘because we already have you in Court! Nice!

Animosity between the two men stems from the time the Wakulich Brothers designed a beautiful and appropriately iconic rowing sculpture and erected it strategically for all to enjoy and at no cost to the City.

The next stage of official persecution lands on Wakulich like a ton of bricks when ‘Willie’ decided to erect a 'Solar Panel Array' on the bank of his private property facing ‘the pond’.

It didn’t matter to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) that Wakulich had obtained permission to erect his 'Solar Panel Array' or the fact that the City of St. Catharines had even written right on the permit application that a permit wasn’t necessary. 
They hauled his sorry butt through the court system again but this time they LOST!
Now they’re at it again!
They are claiming that their new charges stem from the fact that their failed attack meant that the ‘Solar Panel Array’ project was terminated. 

It meant no such thing!
Willie's Solar Panel Array is a work in progress and not to be classified as a new development just because vindictive authorities lost in court over the same issue.


Hired gun lawyer Kennedy’s analogy that just because you break a window doesn’t give you license to do it again or his equally invalid analogy because you got caught speeding doesn’t give you license to speed again.

A better analogy would be, predicated on the fact that Willie didn’t break a window or get stopped for speeding added to the fact that he had prevailed in the 2012 attack, he should be free to complete his project without continued persecution from the city and/or the unaccountable NPCA!

Sitting through hours and days of court; witnessing authorities presenting testimony from liars, conflicted city officials, power hungry vindictive unaccountable authoritarian agencies and having justice's names brought forward; justices who are under review council investigation leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth.

It was the late and great Laura Sabia that coined the phrase, ‘the Law is an ass’ but it is our
Court of Law that is proving her right.

What we have is a questionable Court of Law not to be confused with a Court of Justice!

The whole decades long Willie Wakulich story is nothing if its not a travesty of Justice.



Thursday, 7 September 2017

The Waiting Game



Can you believe it? Everyone is waiting for a valid explanation for the $Hundreds of Thousands foisted onto the backs of TAXPAYERS by a gang of municipal officials.

What do we get? 

We get a taxpayer funded 33 Page despicable attack on a private Citizen! We get the CAO spending 45 Minutes of Pelham’s Council meeting, with lawyer Shedden as a prop, railing point by point in his attack on whistle-blower Hummel.
Pelham Authorities say that it is ‘Complete Nonsense’ that “You don’t rock the boat because, all of a sudden, your project will be stalled or your files will get lost” and these same geniuses turn around and prove Mr. Hummel absolutely correct with Pelham’s despicable attack (page 5/37) on a private Citizen whistle-blower.
The CAO spews nonsense that this land was purchased for a higher price than that of a single lot on the market because the Town had to valuate (appraise) the land assuming that each buildable lot was ready for a building permit.

More CAO ‘nonsense’ about the fact that this Taxpayer abuse has actually had the effect of doubling the price of nearby land as in the properties of Mr. Hummel, which is still short $400K of what Pelham paid.

To paraphrase Pelham’s CAO Darren Ottaway’s astonishing claim (14Minute Mark that by paying too much for the property at the time is proving fortuitous now because prices have gone up.

The Following Graph illustrates MR. Hummel’s case regarding the Unexplained 700% mark-up on un-serviced property:
Surely it’s reasonable to conclude that Municipal Authorities who allow a sudden unexplained mark-up of $Hundreds of Thousands (over 700%) are either incompetent or corrupt!  

In its 33 Page despicable attack, the Town of Pelham concludes that the actions and statements of Mr. Hummel to be intentionally designed to question the credibility of the Town of Pelham by making extraordinary claims of ‘potentially’ illegal activities and schemes while providing zero evidence of such activities.

News Flash: Mr. Hummel’s actions and statements are not for the Pelham Authorities to question, attack or waste more taxpayer money on! It’s not for Mr. Hummel as the whistle-blower to prove anything. It’s up to the Pelham to explain the suspicious Land-flipping deal in simple and concise terms.

It would be more appropriate for the Pelham Authorities to exercise their efforts and spend taxpayer hard earned dollars on the things that they are elected and hired to do and that is to explain the mark-up of 700% ($Hundreds of Thousands) on a suspicious Land-flipping deal. 

Notice to Pelham Town Council: Launching an expensive attack on a private Citizen whistle-blower is no substitute for simply explaining who benefited from the over-priced land deal!