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Town meeting tonight will address hate symbol on town property

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Department will provide security for the meeting

Michael T. Baldwin Reports

The Town of Allen Board Meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday evening, September 13, 2022 at 7:00. There is a great deal of controversy over the Highway Superintendent brandishing a Nazi Swastika on a vehicle he has used for Town Business and insists on parking it on Town property in violation of NYS Municipal law. 

The Town Supervisor, Roy D. Bielewicz, will be addressing this heated topic and had this to say:

“I will put on the record that the municipal law prohibits hate symbols on municipal property. Also my letter to the board, the notice to the highway superintendent, and the communication from our insurance provider regarding the liablity to the town. I’ll also state that the hate symbol causes a hostile work environment for all town employees.”

Bielewicz noted that the municipal law, passed in 2021, reads very clearly:

Section 1 amends the general municipal law to prohibit a municipality
from selling or displaying any symbols of hate or any similar image, or
tangible personal property inscribed with such image unless the image is
in a book, digital medium, museum, or otherwise serves an educational or
historical purpose.  This section also defines symbols of hate as
symbols of white supremacy, neo-Nazi ideology, or the Battle Flag of the Confederacy.

Section 2 amends a different section of general municipal law to prohib-
it a fire district, volunteer fire company, or police department from
selling or displaying any symbols of hate or any similar image, or
tangible personal property inscribed with such image unless the image is
in a book, digital medium, museum, or otherwise serves an educational or
historical purpose. This section also defines symbols of hate as symbols
of white supremacy, neoNazi ideology, or the Battle Flag of the Confed-
eracy.

Section 3 amends the education law to prohibit a school district from
selling or displaying any symbols of hate or any similar image, or
tangible personal property inscribed with such image unless the image is
in a book, digital medium, museum, or otherwise serves an educational or
historical purpose. This section also defines symbols of hate as symbols
of white supremacy, neoNazi ideology, or the Battle Flag of the Confed-
eracy.

The highway superintendent of the town of Allen, according to the town website is Jason Norton.

Allen, is a town just outside Fillmore NY, a population of just below 500 people.

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