Baldwinsville On March 31, town supervisor Barry Bullis wrote to the Lysander Republican Committee asking for its nomination based on his reputation for “fiscal stability and fiscally sound government.”
Unfortunately, the facts don’t support his claim. In fact, before he first became Lysander town supervisor in 1995, he walked away from some fairly significant financial obligations.
Mr. Bullis was president of the Bullis Construction Company, Inc. in Baldwinsville from 1982 to 1990. A
New York State Division of Corporations report confirms that he registered his corporation on Oct. 22, 1982, and dissolved it on March 25, 1992.
But according to the Onondaga County Clerk’s Judgment and Lien Office, Mr. Bullis left several outstanding judgments unpaid. Attached, you’ll find all the documentation you need.
Specifically, Mr. Bullis never paid outstanding judgments from N.Y.S. Department of Labor for $1,240.03 in 1988 and $300.09 in 1989; and from the Internal Revenue Service for $6,232.75 in 1993. Mr. Bullis also stiffed two small businesses, including the Syracuse Ladder & Scaffolding Company for $949.97 in 1988, and Schmidt Trucking for $732.91 in 1989.
These five judgments total nearly $9,500. Based on average rates of return in the stock market, they would amount to over $30,000 in today’s dollars. And since the Bullis Construction Company never declared bankruptcy, Mr. Bullis is still liable for these debts today.
Before he campaigns for a fifth term as the “fiscally responsible” choice for town supervisor, Mr. Bullis should first pay his long-overdue debts and explain himself to the town’s taxpayers.
Fred Burtch is a candidate for Lysander Town Supervisor.