Dear Mr. Mayor and Honorable Council Members:
At the May 5, 2015 pre-council meeting, Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti stated, “I’ve been in the Orchard for the last 13 years…I’m at Grove Street.” You may hear the councilman’s statements here (they begin at minute 20): https://soundcloud.com/mike-bruschini/may-5th-pre-council-meeting.
Through the FOIL process, I recently requested a copy of Spagnoletti’s initial W-4 form filed with the City of Glen Cove. I also asked that his sensitive information, besides name and address, be redacted from any documents. The city sent me a copy of Spagnoletti’s employee identification profile that listed his address, date of hire (1/1/2014), and pay frequency. Based upon Spagnoletti’s comments, I expected to see Grove Street listed on city employee records; however, his file stated 17 Butler Street in Glen Cove. Butler Street must be Grove Street in the so-called “Orchard” area of our city.
Your colleague spoke clearly that day you questioned him about his residency outside of Glen Cove. Despite him swearing on official documents in 2013 that he resided in Greenvale, Town of North Hempstead, you should believe that he has been at Butler…er…Grove Street since 2002. Greenvale must also be in the Orchard.
In addition, why question the 2005 article titled “Ruth meets Cecile B. DeMille” published by LancasterOnline (i.e., Lancaster, PA)? You may read it here: http://lancasteronline.com/features/entertainment/ruth-meets-cecile-b-demille/article_37ca6f7e-d055-5fba-830d-0e46a8319008.html?mode=jqm
When the article stated “Now living here,” it must have referred to someone else and not the councilman. Why? Spagnoletti clearly stated, “I’ve been in the Orchard for the last 13 years…I’m at Grove Street.”
Robert A. Germino, Jr.