After Cynthia Hyde read a statement putting the new town board members down, she handed it to the clerk and requested that it be added to the minutes. Gail Seaman then told the clerk she would like to make a statement, and she would like it added to the minutes "verbatim". Cynthia Hyde, rudely as usual, told Gail Seaman that if she wanted to make a statement she would have to write it down. The town clerk then told Gail Seaman that she did not have to include anything in verbatim, actually arguing with a town board member over this. As a taxpayer, whose taxes pay for their salaries I am fed up with Cynthia Hyde and Susan Staples attitudes. They are the rudest elected officials I have ever seen in this town and they seem to be proud of this fact. Well ladies, you are once again incorrect on your thinking!
On January 10, 2017, there was a resolution passed by the then "new board member's", Cynthia Hyde, Kathy Templeton and Mike Eddy. It is Resolution # 10, all on the rules of procedure for meetings. They changed this because they didn't like the wording of the original resolution and they were storming through making changes to anything they did not approve of. I am including the official resolution from the meeting minutes of January 10, 2017. Please take note to the second page of the resolution that was passed by Cynthia Hyde herself, yet she stated at the meeting that the clerk did not have to do this. Cynthia Hyde, try remembering what resolutions you passed and stick to them!!!
"The Committee on Open Government has, by way of example, opined that it would unfair and partisan for the minutes to include verbatim statements of some town board members but mere summaries or notation of
the statements of other members. (OML-AO-2491)"
Therefore, as stated in the Town Clerk Law Manual, the town clerk can not enter Cynthia Hyde's statement and then just mention that Gail Seaman spoke or give a summary of what she said.
A clip from the video from the January 19th meeting is below, where you will hear the town clerk and the supervisor tell Gail Seaman she can not have her statement included verbatim. (This is used with permission.)