A Fire Would be Horrible

11 May 2019

 

Dave Farina

Utica Codes Department

1 Kennedy Plaza

Utica, NY  13502

 

Dear Enforcement Administrator Farina:

 

The other day I was at the Oneida County Board of Elections.  I asked if anyone was registered at 10 Liberty Street. They indicated 2 people were registered at that address.

 

This is a problem for a number of reasons.  Because it is so serious, I have sent the following FOIL to check out the information https://bobbyo.blog/2019/05/10/the-10-liberty-street-mystery/

 

The property is zoned Highway Commercial.  Therefore, it is not not zoned for residency and does not have a Certificate of Occupancy.  

 

While it is true that the bottom floor has electricity and the second floor has a full living space including full kitchen and bedroom, we have no idea if power is available to those floors.  We must surmise, since it would be a felony level crime otherwise, that owner Brett Truett does not know these people exist. It would be a shame for the city to allow two people to squat in a house and possible cause a fire.

 

Thanks to your work, the Utica Codes Department, unlike some others in the area, has an excellent reputation.  Please see the following for clarity: https://bobbyo.blog/2019/05/08/the-pleasant-street-crack-reunion/

 

Therefore, I am asking you to go check out the property.  That way, we can determine whether voter fraud is going on.  Secondly, we can possibly prevent property damage.

 

Sincerely,

 

Robert T. Oliveira

2 Kennedy Plaza

Utica, NY 13502

315-864-1229

Bobby@BobbyO.blog

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The 10 Liberty Street Mystery

10 May 2019

 

Democratic Commissioner Carolann N. Cardone

Oneida County Board of Elections

321 Main Street #3

Utica, NY  13501

Re: Freedom of Information Law Request for Records

 

Dear Madam Commissioner:

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy of records or portions thereof pertaining to or containing the following:

 

I am interested in two 10 Liberty Street properties.  I would like to see the names and Party designations, by providing the information from the general roster of voters so you need not make a list, for all persons registered at 10 Liberty Street, Camden, New York.  I would like the same information for all persons registered at 10 Liberty Street, Utica, New York. I would also like a copy of any entire ballot petition that the names involved in the 10 Liberty Street, Utica address appear on.

 

I understand there is a fee of $.25 per page for duplication of the records requested. (If the fee exceeds $100 , please contact me before duplicating the records.)

 

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request.  If you team is currently buried under other tasks, or the Tax Assessor’s team is stretched thin, please let me know and we can work something out to benefit all.

 

If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

 

Sincerely,

 

Robert T. Oliveira

2 Kennedy Plaza, Unit 1205

Utica, NY  13502

315-864-1229

Bobby@BobbyO.Blog

That Wohnsen Guy Invests in Weird Stuff

2 May 2019

 

City Clerk Michelle George

Office of the Utica City Clerk

1 Kennedy Plaza

Utica, NY  13502

Re: Freedom of Information Law Request for Records

 

Dear Madam Clerk:

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy of records or portions thereof pertaining to or containing the following:

 

I am interested in the 126 Burchard Street Property.  Specifically, I would like all the sales documents associated with the transaction where Richard G. Wohnsen became an “additional owner”.  Secondly, I would like Richard G. Wohnsen’s address.

 

I understand there is a fee of $.25 per page for duplication of the records requested. (If the fee exceeds $100 , please contact me before duplicating the records.)

 

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request.  If you team is currently buried under other tasks, or the Tax Assessor’s team is stretched thin, please let me know and we can work something out to benefit all.

 

If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

 

Sincerely,

 

Robert T. Oliveira

2 Kennedy Plaza, Unit 1205

Utica, NY  13502

315-864-1229

Bobby@BobbyO.Blog

A Week of Followups

Today we celebrate Eyvind Kelve.  He wanted to be a Pagan Priest. The king didn’t want him to be.  Therefore, the king killed the 29 year old.

 

Our current Pope is going through some of the same stuff.  If you wonder how I feel about our Jesuit Pope, just remember that I share a birthday with a Founder of the Jesuits.

 

Instead of just letting the Pope do his thing, a bunch of “conservatives” want him to abdicate.  I put “conservative” in quotes because much like Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Tobin, nothing about these people is truly conservative.  For the most part, they are gay people with an interest in children who tell others not to be gay. Sadly there are some, like the Senate President in Rhode Island, will stab women in the back to please this class of miscreants.

 

Our church is built on Pagan traditions.  The Jesuits not only know it, they teach it.  This teaching scares those “conservative” types who only major in hypocrisy.



Monday May 6th: Time to re-file on behalf of one of my favorite AFSCME members.  We have spent weeks negotiating time windows.

Tuesday May 7th: Who is Richard G. Wohnsen??  Why does he own that property with Bruett Truett??  We need to take the first step on this little journey.

Wednesday May 8th: Remember when I got broken into and all my stuff got stolen??  I do. Time to ask the Police Chief over in Kirkland if he’s still holding to his original finding or if he’d like to appear as a reasonable human being.

Thursday May 9th: Are people voting out of a certain building zoned Highway Commercial??  Are other people mad that they’ve been dragged into a mess they didn’t start??

Friday May 10th: If people are illegally living in the building mentioned above, isn’t that a matter for the Utica Codes Department??  I think it is.

Please be aware, as we discovered many times, that this is only a schedule and real events can happen.  However, I’m trying to get back to the old days where more Blogs appeared and not less. This week, expect follow-ups and updates along the way.

An Update with a Story to Follow

Remember I posted this:  https://bobbyo.blog/2019/04/30/transparency-anyone/

Well, the County Clerk’s Office reached out to me today.  They said they sent that letter down to Finance and Finance rejected it saying it was the Tax Assessor’s job.

I called the Tax Assessor.  His team said that because forms, I’m going to get these numbers wrong, 584 and 5713 are filed with the County at the time a sales is completed, it’s the County’s job.

I called County Finance directly and explained the guidance I have been given.  County Finance personnel said they would talk to a Deputy Commissioner.  They also said they would mention the state laws I cited.

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Frankly, I don’t care who does it.  Yes, state law says it is a County task but if things work better for us in Oneida County having the municipalities do it, that’s cool by me.  In any event, they have to get together and make sure the Brett Truetts of the world follow the law.

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That’s the heart of this.  Brett, Jim Brock, Ken Roser, Claudia Tenney, David Gordon, and Jim Zecca will all fill the victim role.  Meanwhile, they will skip around guidelines you have to follow.  (Later this week you’ll see what another Claudia Tenney supporter, Dusty Dwyer, is getting away with over in Kirkland via this strategy.)

Mind you, they will continue to do it until somebody gets in their face.  I guess that time is now.

 

Transparency Anyone

28 April 2019

 

Oneida County Clerk Sandra J. DePerno

Office of the County Clerk

800 Park Place

Utica, NY  13501

 

Dear Madam Clerk:

 

I hope this message finds you well.  This request was originally intended for the Utica Tax Assessor.  However, my research of state law on the issue I am about to present suggests that County Tax records are the “official documents”.

 

I refer you to the tax record for 126 Burchard Street, Utica NY.  It says the owner is Brett Truett. It lists has current address as “10 Liberty Street Utica, NY”.  Therein lies the problem: that cannot be his address and still be a faithful record of the facts..

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10 Liberty Street is zoned as Highway Commercial.  By definition, as “current address” is defined in the state of New York, it cannot be anyone’s address.  That would include the two people that are apparently registered to vote there.

 

Do not feel bad as Mr. Truett plays this game all the time.  A FOIL request is supposed to reflect your current residence.  The last time he sent one to the Clerk for the City of Utica, in 2016, he once again used 10 Liberty Street.

 

In fact, because it cannot be a “residential listing”, 10 Liberty Street cannot even be a temporary address.  If Mr. Truett wishes to hide so much and not be transparent, he should rent a hotel room, at least that is a temporary location, and use that as his temporary address.

 

Mr. Truett has spent a number of consecutive years demanding transparency of others yet engaging in none himself.  This Liberty Street debacle is just another example. In order to get him to follow our laws, we must start somewhere.

 

Therefore, I request that you request of him, within a reasonable deadline, the actual address he lives at.  It has to be zoned residential. To be fair, he has to spend at least 150 nights a year there. Otherwise, someone with much worse intentions can take advantage of the Truett situation and create much bigger headaches.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

Robert T. Oliveira

2 Kennedy Plaza, Unit 1205

Utica, NY  13502

315-864-1229

Bobby@BobbyO.blog

Auntie Might Not Approve

Yes, you love the written word.  However, you also love video.  By 2020, 75% of all traffic like this will be video if it isn’t already.  Not telling you I’m good at it.  I am telling you I’m willing to try to communicate in the way the audience prefers.

 

Quick note before we get started: Since I went to get help a year ago, the meds put on a lot of weight.  It was impossible to run for a long time.  I walked forever instead.  Even now, I’m only running 1.5 miles of the 4 miles I try to get in 5 days a week.  You’ve been patient with my mental health, I hope you can be patient with me here as well as the transformation to what I used to be happens.

 

At almost 52, can I really get back to what I was in my 20’s??  Physically, probably not.  However, with the new understanding of my disease and continued sobriety, 16 years this coming Sunday, I actually feel better than I did back then.

 

If you have any questions about the video, just let me know: