I didn’t intend to do a follow up to the following:
But I was perusing through some old minutes of town council meetings of the Carrier administration. Chadwick seems so intent on distancing himself from this council, my thought was if he was such a protector of the town purse, as he seems to keep pontificating, then he must have been kicking and screaming to try to stop all of that wayward spending. So let’s take a quick look:
The was the vote for the library – $7,487,000.00. Chadwick approved.
This one was the vote for the First St reconstruction $8,823,000 give or take. Chadwick approved.
Then we have the Downtown revitalization $4,857,000.00 give or take. Chadwick approved.
So in total Chadwick approved $21,167,000.00 in debt spending. And as agreed now by everyone concerned, the town debt increased during the Carrier council $21,400,000.00. So all of the, what I would call discretionary, debt spending was approved by Chadwick.
Don’t get me wrong I think that the projects (with the exception of the library maybe) were necessary. But it’s a bit rich for Chadwick to carry on like this council are the purveyors of fiscal prudence and the previous administration were spending like drunken sailors on shore leave. And to read his blog you would think that he had nothing to do with any of it.