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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Board of Education Member Matthew Dils serves on the Hamburg Industrial Development Agency Board

As reported in the Buffalo News and on Channel 2 WGRZ many local retail companies in the Hamburg Central School District have received tax breaks from the Hamburg IDA.  The news is calling this corporate welfare.  Hamburg IDA provides these companies tax relief, while redistributing the tax levy to the remaining taxpayers in the school district.

In effect, raising the taxes of the homeowner and other small business owners to the benefit of those companies who have been awarded a tax furlough from the Hamburg IDA.

According to the news reports, Hamburg Board Vice President Patty Brunner Collins has a family member who has enjoyed tax relief to expand their local restaurant, and according to the Hamburg IDA minutes this restaurant owner has recently asked for an extension of this tax relief.  

The small businesses who have received tax incentives are not creating high paying jobs.
Rather, as reported on WGRZ, IDAs are taking money from school districts by offering sales tax incentives to local restaurants, pizza places, and eyeglass shops.

Who sits on the Hamburg IDA?

 None other than Hamburg Central School District Board of Education member, Mr. Matthew Dils.   


Does Mr. Dils have any idea what he is doing to the taxpayer in Hamburg Central Schools?

 Does he understand that he is participating in sucking tax dollars out of the schools in Hamburg? 

Does Patty Brunner Collins realize that her very family is also sucking tax dollars out of the school district?  

Both of these members of the Board of Education ought to step down.  

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much does the lawyer bill the district to watch the blog???

Anonymous said...

Dils missed another meeting on Tuesday. He has missed 10 out of 19 meetings this school year (11-12')

Super said...

Dils has missed 10 out of the 19 meeting this is outrageous he was elected to represent our community. He needs to step down its obvious by his actions he does not have the ability to represent us just by his lack of participation. Now I wondered how many Hamburg Industrial Development Agency Board meeting he has missed in the same time period well I’ll tell you he has missed at least 2 that number maybe more being that the Hamburg Industrial Development Agency Board meeting minutes have not posted for the past 3 months . I did also look in to how many IDA meeting he has missed since 2008 12
2008 out of 6 meeting he missed 3
2009 out of 9 meeting he missed 1
2010 out of 13 meeting he missed 4
2011 out of 9 he missed 3
2012 out of 2 he missed 1

again he is not representing us on the school board Mr. Dils please step down .

Anonymous said...

I voted for Matt in the last election, but I will not vote for him again. He does need to step down.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree SUPER. He was elected to represent us and clearly he is not. Concerned can you tell us what the law states regarding this?

A MOM said...

Dear Concerned,

I am concerned too. It is May 5th, and the taxpayers in the Hamburg Central School District have not received the District's newsletter called, The Focus. On Monday, May 7, there is a meet the candidates night at Charlotte Ave. School. Many of the people on my street are planning to attend, but the District has failed to mail out the profile of the School Board Candidates. I was told by a teacher, that one other teacher called Michelle Darstien on Tuesday and The Focus was to go out by Wednesday.

Concerned, there is a great deal of concern that the Superintendent delayed the mailing of THe Focus in an effort to censor its contents. Concerned Please Investigate.

Thank you,
A mom

Anonymous said...

TO MOM.

it is all true. Campaigning from the ADMINISTRATION building. Steve Achramovitch is sly.

the rich get richer on my back said...

Are they kidding me, tax breaks for a bar? fitzgeralds not paying their fair share in property taxes.

I pay a hell of a lot of cash for a school system that is broke. Where is my break?

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Dills:

Glad you attended the PTSA candidate forum last night. Just so you know that does not count as a board meeting. Why don't you do the job you were elected to do and represent the taxpayers that went out and voted for you.

Anonymous said...

Concerned, we learned that the district is going to pay to defend DILS, because he doesn't show up to BOE meetings. Maybe he should show up, and not be a slackers. Taxpayer dollars wasted. Dils is a liar, like patty brunner. Patty you lied, u are not an RN.

Anonymous said...

Patty did lie, we checked the state website and she is not listed as an RN. We have filed papers with the state to have her removed from the Board of Election ballot.

Anonymous said...

Dils you should be nervous. You ran your mouth, but you don't have shit to back it up. You look like you are 55 years old. Spend your spare time working out, not lying about people.

Anonymous said...

WHY WOULD THE DISTRICT PAY FOR A LAWYER FOR DILS, WHEN THIS IS A BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE, HE HAS NOT BEEN COMING TO BOARD MEETINGS, WHICH IS HIS DUTY. This is crazy. This is exactly why we need a new board. These idiots do not understand that they are blowing money, when teachers are getting laid off. Also, Dils voted to have the district pay for his lawyer, THIS is a conflict of interest!

Dumb dumb dils said...

Dils voted yes to have the District hire Harris Beachcombers to represent him for NOT showing up to BOE meetings??? How does this make sense? DILS SHOULD QUIT AND NOT EXPOSE THE DISTRICT TO ANY LEGAL FEES BECAUSE HE DOESN'T SHOW UP. DILS SAYS THINGS THAT ARE UNTRUE ABOUT TEACHERS AND STAFF, And the district is going to back up the lies?? UNETHICAL. THE BOE MUST VOTE AGAIN BECAUSE DILS CAN'T VOTE. THIS IS THEFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS.

Anonymous said...

They abuse their power because they can, and no one stops them. Vote them all out.

step down said...

Mr. Dils, should be responsible for his own response to the NYS ed. He missed all those meetings. He should explain to the ed dept. as to why the absenses with proof that he actually was working as was stated by the board pres. Mr. Dils you don't need over paid lawyers to tell the TRUTH to the NYS Ed. And please abstain this next time from a vote. Pay your own way when you decide to miss more than 50% of your committment to the sb.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dils, Donald Rumsfeld said "if it doesn't go easy, force it."

Anonymous said...

Achramo already approved the use of Harris Beach to protect Dils. A letter dated May 2, was sent by Harris Beach to the NYS Ed Dept claiming they are representing Dils and Hamburg. Funny enough, the BOE didn't vote until May 8th. It was an illegal voted because Dils voted himself access to the districts cookie jar to protect his lackluster performance. THANKFULLY, HOLLY BALAYA VOTED NO ON SPENDING MONEY ON DILS. So Achramo approved this legal spending without BOE approval. Achramo should be removed for mishandling the publics money. THE BOE MUST MAKE DILS AND ACHRAMO PAY BACK THE MONEY SENT TO HARRIS BEACH. DILS STEP DOWN.

Anonymous said...

Is that true Harris beach sent a letter declaring representation before board approval?
As usual Achromo knew that the RSB would approve it anyway. So what is the point of having a board. Is this even legal?

Anonymous said...

Steve,how much district money did you spend on the order to show cause....trying to scare district employees and community members? funny enough, it's been almost a year, and nothing from Richard Sullivan et al at Harris beach bums. Wait until you are personally served and sued for harassment and legal fees....too bad you may be on the unemployment line. Harris beach needs to be canned and a local hamburg attorney needs to get the district business....


Didn't concern tell us a while ago that Harris beach sent a letter to them telling them to shut down this blog? stevie and beach bums gotta go...days number.

Anonymous said...

Achramo, pack up your bags. You slithered into hamburg on a shady deal, and it's recommended you should slither out. Dils, you need to step down. The union voted to deliver a message to the board that you can't not suck off the nipple of the tax payer. Go away dils, you are a mockery. What would your inmate think in Collins if they knew you were a slacker. In the prison they do special things for weak men.

Anonymous said...

Sally has had better attendance at the board meetings in the last 2 years than dils. Dils step down, and stop spending money that could be used on your kids education. Is it that hard just to show up?

North st. parent said...

Just shut up Dils, shut up your lying mouth and spare us. Why are we paying for your lying lips? You stupid dump ass. Shut up and pay for your own lying remarks.

Stop and I mean stop wasting my kids education on your lack of attendance as well as lies.

North St. Res.

Anonymous said...

Well as I see it the board is operating with 5 1/2 members. Alcohol destroys brain cell. Guess who?

Bull shit NO SHOW DILS said...

Why are we wasting our school dollars on this shit? Matt step down, a group of agree with this entire post. Concerned well written. You expressed what we are all talking about. Hey Matt I hear that you want the Mayor's job. Good luck with that one NO SHOW DILS.

I just decided his new handle should be NO SHOW DILS. Like ACHRAMO, and POM POM PATTY, oh excuse me POM POM PATTI, SORRY patti