Bill Rohr, a grant writer, is the latest to flee the administration of Mayor Lou Rosamilia.
Rohr follows the departure of City Engineer Russ Reeves who resigned amid two controversial demolition projects – one on King Street and the other at the King Fuels site in South Troy. Also, Reeves assistant, Barbara Tozzi, a 30-plus year employee, also retired.
While the administration didn’t quite hang Reeves out to dry, it fell well short of backing him up when questions arose about the projects.
It was no secret Rohr wasn’t happy about the way Reeves was treated and while he didn’t abruptly resign, he did start exploring other options. Obviously, one of the options turned out to be better than staying in City Hall, where he has been writing grants for nine years.
Reeves and Tozzi voluntarily testified at the ongoing Council investigation into the demolition projects. Since there have been two other hearings one featuring the owner of the King Street buildings, attorney Don Boyajian, the crew that did some demolition work at the South Troy site and former Mayor Harry Tutunjian.
Tutunjian said Boyajian contacted him in 2011 about the King Street properties to inquire about an emergency demolition. Tutunjian said he refused to consider it since there was no justification. Some two years later, Fire Chief Tom Garrett ordered the buildings demolished while Reeves was on vacation.
Boyajian said “miscommunication” was running rampant in City Hall.
As for the South Troy demolition, the owner of DiTanno and Sons admitted the crew did not follow the demolition plan as approved by an engineer - which really comes as no surprise given the footage that was leaked.
The next hearing will feature some City Hall employees, who will, according to a deal struck by Rosamilia and Council President Rodney Wiltshire, testify voluntarily and not via subpoena.
Another one bites the dustReplyDelete
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust
That's right another one bites the dust while other city employees get to snort the dust,smoke the dust and still get a paycheckDelete
The All Troy Club has doubled it's inventory as High Tiops laments over his upcoming testimony.ReplyDelete
Instead of some soul searching to try to get a grasp on how to stop the bleeding our deputy mayor's response "that guys a weird dude. If only Lou and Pete knew what people thought of the job they're doing, well they'll know in the next election. Worst administration ever.ReplyDelete
Well thank God we have Jim Gordon to save us. He'd wet his pants in fear demolishing a Lego house.Delete
Did Pete mean weird in a good way or a bad way?Delete
Bill I don't even know you but I am deeply saddened that yourself,Russ and Barbara have left the City Hall, however, I do NOT blame you, many of US would too if we could financially but held trapped by the paycheck and the economy. Our City has fallen, there is no Troy Pride anymore. There is nothing but greed now.As an employee I don't even care about getting a raise and I am at the bottom of the fish bowl, what I want is a City that works together as a team as it once used to or at least that is the stories I was told how it used to be. But rules have been broken and they have been broken by the administrations. It is the Mayors responsibility to slap those in the face to tell them who is in charge and make things right again and stop worrying about whose feelings they are going to hurt and just follow the God damn charter...that's what it is there for.Delete
Didn't he get picked ip yesterday in malta for homocide?ReplyDelete
Franco do a story on all the grants and things this man did for the city. Is there a minimum word count for a blog entry?ReplyDelete
Oh wow. I see that we are hiding behind the anonymous banner.Why don't you give me a call at 378- 8439 and we can get together so I might correct any misconceptions.Delete
Why when I call do they ask if I'm top or bottom? I don't get itDelete
Did billy dunne push roehr out like reeves tozzi and state auditor and mahoney girl. Wow and they keep him. No one taught him to play goodReplyDelete
Good riddance. Anyone who lets themselves get pushed around by Bill Dunne shouldn't be allowed to vote or drive a car.Delete
Believe me nobody pushes me around. In fact, I'm the guy who is really a bit of a bully here. And, I used to be the worst kind of bully -- I would smack you around in the schoolyard and then ruon the curve on the math test.Delete
Word is you spent time locked in lockers and getting swirlies or so says your former classmatesDelete
Wow Flash is angry. Did he turn you down, Jimbo?Delete
People are leaving because they stress their grievances, show where the issues lie and where it is referenced in the charter how things are suppose to be done but told there are exceptions....I don't see any exceptions that apply to these situations and I don't read in between the lines either (unless it's specifically put into parenthesis like this)Delete
The computer repair man was heard wallowing after the news brokeReplyDelete
Democrats are in control and taking our city down, why does Tom Wade have his address on my committeeman petition as a Highointe address. I ride by his house on 5th Av every morning on my way to work and his car is parked on 105th St every day. I thought there was no voter fraud!ReplyDelete
So now it's a scandal that the Democratic chair happens to own two houses in Lansingburgh. Wow, you Republicans are really grasping at straws. Jealous much?Delete
No the question is why is he voting from a residence where he does not live!Delete
You'd be well advised to check property records and your "facts" before you start defaming people.Delete
It's not a crime to own two homes but I'd be interested to see which one gets the star exemption as only one household can have one...yes...only one exemption and if it's listed under a relatives name I'd like someone to look into thatDelete
I've checked election records...alot ok f employees lying about their addresses and how do I know? Because I'm actually an HONEST employee and know these people have moved outside of TroyDelete
He wrote grants??? I thought he was an empiloyee of the cafe in the Hedley bldgReplyDelete
That emergency demo must have saved Garret's lawyer buddy a ton of money!ReplyDelete
Is that his mystery friend, Duke in the picture?ReplyDelete
No that's not Duke. Duke is better looking even if I do say so myself, and I do say so myself. I don’t like posting anonymously, so I’m talking about myself in the third person so you won’t suspect that it’s really me.Delete
The same duke who had the tubing accident with roehr ?Delete
Jim how's the job at Walmart going? Obviously you not into this blog anymore it's becoming the online version of the Record.ReplyDelete
Before you feel sorry for Rohr, ask him about consultant jobs he has.ReplyDelete
Yes, the consulting business is doing very well. So is my Italian specialty foods company. Oh yeah, we're starting a handbag business later this year. But if you're nice to me, I will let you see my lake house!Delete
Tent on scroon lake doesn't count roehrDelete
Its a beautiful house. Right next to Kathleen CassidysDelete
No one is "fleeing" the Rosamilia administration. People come and go in any administration. Nice partisan slant, Jim. It's interesting how you continually ignore the outrageous Republican patronage mill that county government has become. Cash strapped county somehow finds money to CREATE jobs for ex mayor and his wife? Who's next... the family bulldog? If they were Dems you'd be all over it.ReplyDelete
Don't upset the Republican apple cart, Jim. Remember their mantra: Our Taxes Are High Because of Unfunded Mandates!Delete
It has nothing to do with expensive no-show patronage jobs, jail misconduct and big lawsuit settlements, reckless borrowing, sky high insurance premiums, or six figure embezzlements right under the nose of our county executive. Keep drinking that Kool Aid, bro!
Bill dunne fights back.Delete
The city had a grant writer?ReplyDelete
You mean I was supposed to be writing grants all this time? I really wish someone had told me. You can call me at 378 - 8439 to authenticate the authorship of this post. I'm sorry, those words may have been a little bit big for youDelete
Damn former council people!Delete
Franco I call te number and river street club answers. What givesDelete
At least the number isn't to Kokopelli's.Delete
Will the team of Andrews take down dunne or help him that is the questionsReplyDelete
Where does the spiky hair henchman allegance lye?ReplyDelete
Kreshnick will do anything to save his BFF. They walk city hall look at each other clap hands and say best fiends. Or so it's been reportedReplyDelete
Pattycake, pattycake Tom Wade's manDelete
Wrecking the city as fast as he can
Touchhole Sheeran sure will have a lot to say about Russ no doubtReplyDelete
Why when I call the grants write phone do I get a recording about lights out night and bear night? Is this some kinda joke?ReplyDelete
Where is chef paul purdhommes on this? Perhaps fishing?ReplyDelete
378 - 8439 Franco what kind of scam you pullingReplyDelete
I called this number and some Asian hooker answers the phone and says hi sailor you got 50 bucks & I go boom boom long time
I called and got Roxy Cleaners. Must be where he gets his shirts pressed!Delete
When is his last day? Who will take over as Hedley cafe linch monitorReplyDelete
So that would mean two jobs have opened up. Perhaps when you learn some grammar and spelling you might be able to step up and actually have a real job.ReplyDelete
Wow the computer guy gets real angry real fast. He will be back on the weekends. LiterallyDelete
Nah, he gets animated but when he is angry he stops talking.Delete
What you call anger I call a swift and assertive reaction to bullshit.Delete
You mean I was supposed to iron my clothes. Feel free to discuss call 377-river street club. Again that 377 - river street clubReplyDelete
Or the new hookah lounge.....thought smoking was banned in bars...shut it downDelete