Marjorie Miller was listed as one of the members of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors who is also on the board of directors of Delaware County's largest no-bid contractor the Delaware Opportunities (a non-profit corporation), which is a conflict of interest, and which was not disclosed by Ms. Miller.
I have personally researched, as part of a court case, Ms. Miller's incestous relationship, along with other local public officials, with Delaware Opportunities.
Ms. Miller has been also reported in 2013 in some controversy in her own town of Middletown in allegedly sneaking in a new town law bypassing the necessary steps as to introduction of that law, see her video-interview here.
Against this background, it was interesting to see Ms. Miller described by other Delaware County officials and employees interviewed by the office of the New York State Comptroller as a "troublemaker" and rubble-rouser.
Here is the full interview report of Marjorie Miller provided to me by the NYS Comptroller's Office:
What can I say...
The report reflects, among other problems:
- in-fighting in the Board of Supervisors,
- branding members of the Board who complain about improper procedures or not following proper procedures as "trouble-making",
- obtaining "services" from friends of members of the board at inflated rates without public bidding;
- awarding contracts to friends of members of the board;
- encouraging members of the board to approve budget proposals without reading them,
- removing members of the board from legislative duties (which is not possible under the law) when they start to voice concerns about improper actions of the Board and its members
Marjorie Miller was voted out of the office of Middletown Town Supervisor in this past election for the term starting 2016, but at this time, she still remains Middletown Town Supervisor and member of Delaware County Board of Supervisors.
Here is the current list of the Board of Directors of Delaware Opportunities that I obtained just now from the Corporation's website:
The May 2015 audit of the New York State Comptroller mentioned conflicts of interest of FOUR Delaware County Supervisors
- Samuel Rowe
- Wayne Marshfield
- Tina Mole, and
- Marjorie Miller
Out of the four, three remain on the Board of Directors of Delaware Opportunities, Inc., moreover, Delaware County Supervisor Wayne Marshfield is the corporation's Teasurer and Delaware County Supervisor Tina Mole is the corporation's vice-president.
Here is information for all current members of Delaware Opportunities, Inc. Board of Directors (at least, what I could find on the Internet):
No. 1. Frank Bachler - a local farmer who was awarded "a senior citizen of the year" award of 2013 by Delaware County Office of the Aging;
No. 2 Edward DuVal - died on August 22, 2015, but 4 months after his death is still listed as member of the Board of Directors.
Edward DuVal was, according to his obituary, an employee of the NYS Department of Corrections for 22 years.
Edward DuVal's greatest reported accomplishment, according to his obituary, was that for 30 years he was a recoverING (not recoverED) alcoholic. That was a great person to appoint to handle public funds (Delaware Opportunities is the largest no-bid contractor of the Delaware County).
No. 3 Arthur Edel - a Colchester Town Justice who handles evictions of tenants sponsored by Delaware Opportunities Inc. where he sits on the Board of Directors.
No. 4 James Ellis - a SUNY professor and member of Delaware County Board of Supervisors for the town of Meredith, NY; Delaware County Board of Supervisors is a legislative body that votes for the budget that funds operations of Delaware Opportunities, Inc., Delaware County's largest no-bid vendor.
No. 5 Thomas Hynes - member of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, for the town of Roxbury;
No. 6 Peggy Kearney - president of Senior Club, Fleishmanns, NY; a "collaborative" in projects funded by NYS Department of Transportation
No. 7 Jean Krzyston - Town of Delhi Health Officer and, reportedly, a relative (wife?) to Village of Delhi council member Matthew Krzyston
No. 8 Ann LePinnet - according to her own Facebook profile and according to seethroughny.net, a resident of Walton, NY and a retired (as of 7/1/2010) teacher from Walton Central School
No. 9 Wayne Marshfield - a Delaware County Supervisor;
No. 10 Steve McKeegan - SUNY Delhi professor of applied technologies, and, upon information and belief, brother of attorney Bruce McKeegan, law school buddy of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo and school attorney for Delhi and Andes Central School District involved in misappropriation of school funds, but not disciplined or prosecuted, obviously because of high protection by Cuomo.
No. 11 Marjorie Miller - Delaware County Supervisor;
No. 12 Tina Mole (Vice-President) - Delaware County Supervisor;
No. 13 Shirley Niebanck - a lady reportedly in her 80s;
No. 14 Nancy Olechnowicz - a teacher in Delhi Central School District (Elementary School) (personal knowledge, of a few years back) who, by her reports as a mandatory reporter, may be supplying children into foster care "served" by her corporation Delaware Opportunities Inc.
Here is the scan I took of Nancy Olechnowicz's LinkedIn profile today.
No. 15 Thomas Schimmerling - a local attorney in Delhi, NY who was was reported at a Village of Delhi meeting of the Board of Supervisors where I was present as a non-payer of over $14,000 in back taxes in the village of Delhi for over 8 years, using the loophole in the Delhi Village law that does not allow enforcement of delinquent taxes against non-payers' properties.
Such a dishonest man who fails to pay over $14,000 for 8 years into public coffers of a poor town where he lives, is really a good candidate to sit on a Board of Director of a non-profit handling millions of dollars in public funds.
Had that amount been in federal taxes, Schimmerling would be sitting in federal prison by this time and long disbarred.
Under the corrupt system of non-prosecution of "blue blood" attorneys who provide financial benefits to government officials, Schimmerling sits, but on a board of directors of a non-profit corporation, helping a local judge, four county supervisors and the relative of a councilman of the Village of Delhi engage in activities in violation of federal civil and criminal Sherman Act.
He can be trusted with that task for sure.
No. 16 Jeff Staples (Secretary) - a pastor of the First Baptist Church in Delhi, NY. I guess, the Christian faith allows the Reverend to record all the self-dealings of local public officials at the expense of the poor county taxpayers.
What a nest of corruption...