The slumlords are at it again. Rhett King, the financial advisor to Brockport’s college slumlords, led the pack of jackals who collected signatures on petitions to dissolve the village. Rhett King collected 128 of those signatures. Go figure. You have to wonder how much the filthy rich slumlords are paying Rhett to do their bidding. Remember, Rhett is the same guy who was seen partying with the college students on Adams Street. Would you want him for a neighbor? Would you ever use him as a financial advisor?
Francisco Borrayo, a notorious slumlord, came in a close second. Francisco Borrayo collected 123 signatures. Francisco’s wife, Linda Borrayo, who is another notorious slumlord, finished a distant third. Linda collected 59 signatures.
Yet another notorious slumlord, Fred Webster finished fourth. Fred collected 26 signatures. Fred owns one of the most disgusting college rental properties in Brockport, the old Zimmer house at 15 Maxon Street. That house at 15 Maxon Street is an absolute disgrace. The paint is peeling off all over the place (see photo) and Fred Webster has never done anything to fix it.
Fred is too busy collecting gross amounts of rent money from the unfortunate students who wind up living there. One Brockport resident who is very familiar with the real estate market in Brockport has calculated that Fred makes about $12,000 off that rundown property every year, and that is just one of the many college rental houses Fred owns in Brockport.
Instead of spending a single minute of his time collecting signatures on petitions to dissolve the village, Fred Webster should have spent his time fixing up this run down rental property. No wonder only one person on Maxon Street signed the petition. No wonder she has already moved out of the village. Would you want to live next door to that dump?
It is also an absolute disgrace that the Brockport Code Enforcement Department has not given Fred a summons because of the condition of the exterior of that house. But that is a different issue that should be dealt with at a different time. That is an election issue for the next mayoral campaign.
Margaret Webster collected 23 signatures. Robert G. Welch collected 19 signatures. Maria Rangel collected 13 signatures. The other people who collected signatures were: Kim Bannister (?), Willard Bird, Karen Maynard, Shirley Schuff, David Burrow, Alex Lyon, James S. Miceli, and Wendell Sweeting. If you know any of the people who collected signatures to dissolve the village, you might want to suggest to them that is time for them to see a psychiatrist.
The signatures were collected between June 16, 2014 (when 15 signatures were collected by Rhett King and Linda Borrayo) and October 15, 2015 (when 14 signatures were collected by Fred Webster and Linda Borrayo).
Here is a monthly rundown of when the signatures were collected. The vast majority of the signatures were collected a long time ago.
- June 2014 – 15 signatures
- July 2014 – 55 signatures
- August 2014 – 37 signatures
- September 2014 – 21 signatures
- October 2014 – 11 signatures
- November2014 – 69 signatures
- December2014 – 31 signatures
- January 2015 – 65 signatures
- February 2015 – 38 signatures
- March 2015 – 47 signatures
- April 2015 – 2 signatures
- May 2015 – 24 signatures
- June 2015 – 2 signatures
- July 2015 – 0 signatures
- August 2015 – 0 signatures
- September 2015 – 14 signatures
- October 2015 – 14 signatures
- November 2015 – 0 signatures
- December 2015 – 0 signatures
- January 2016 – 0 signatures
The fact that it took the slumlords so long to collect the petitions is a strong indication that they had a lot of trouble finding people who were willing to go along with their bird-brain idea.
It is just another attempt by the slumlords to force the village to spend money unnecessarily. The slumlords want to dissolve the village to get rid of the Brockport Police Department and the Brockport Code Enforcement Office.
One reader summed it up perfectly in a comment posted on the article Guess who signed the dissolution petition. “This isn’t about taxes it’s about control and the slumlords don’t want the police department or the codes office in control of the laws. Does anyone think the sheriff’s office will issue parking tickets in Brockport…NO. Do you think they will make 95 DWI arrests in Brockport in a given year…NO. Do you think they will have 2 or 3 cars patrolling our village at a time…NO.”
There are 360 Rental Properties in the Village of Brockport. The owners of those rental properties are behind the effort to dissolve the Village. Keep that in mind when it comes time to vote.