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Use funds for city needs

September 1, 2013

The Gloversville Common Council appears set to take its time and decide the best way for the city to use the $10,000 donated from the Overlook Ridge Apartments. That’s goo....

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Annarondac

Sep-01-13 6:33 AM

What about relief for the tax payer? This is why our taxes are so high, instead of using extra income for tax relief, they try to think of ways to spend it. Good Grief.

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Adirondackal

Sep-01-13 7:01 AM

And it won't get any better after the mayoral election with none of the three candidates even mentioning tax relief.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-01-13 7:43 AM

So it was only $10,000? That is the bribe we received for letting them build against our will? I say give it to the schools, or police as this is where our new found residents are going to cost us a fortune... ask the Rossbach's Family. Crime is going to play a very big role in our schools and city!

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Ron1960

Sep-01-13 7:48 AM

Instead of giving the money away if there is anyone on the council with half a brain they should take that money to repair Northern Terr. where the street was damaged by the construction on the housing project. Then there are many streets in the city that are in desperate need of repair like the sinking manholes and catch basins. The mayor and council need to maintain what the city already has and stop looking to annex more property for the city, they have already proven that they can not maintain what the already have and the people that are getting the shaft time and again are the tax payers.

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RIchard

Sep-01-13 8:51 AM

Right on Ron!

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MrBoB51

Sep-01-13 8:59 AM

How about a lottery? Every Gloversville property taxpayer's name goes into a hat and the loser of the mayoral election gets to pick the winner. How's that for 'fair'???

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Scarecrow57

Sep-01-13 10:21 AM

Typical Governmental Official. Instead of paying down the debt or reducing the tax burden, squander the money., What a fool. Makes me glad I don't line in that Cesspool of a city.

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TheArchitect

Sep-01-13 10:50 PM

"Ron1960" makes a good point. Mayor King has allowed the condition of the city streets to continue to degrade during his tenure. A thoroughfare of such distinction as Kingboro Avenue has been maintained so poorly that drivers have to dodge potholes and deep manhole covers. Repairing the major city roads would benefit all city residents.

Mayor King, the mayor of blight, doesn't have the capacity to make the proper decisions to get the city back on track. This is what happens when you have a part-time mayor who works out of the region.

Time to end the King follies.

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Stackrat

Sep-02-13 11:47 AM

Ive seen several streets resurfaced during Kings tenure. The "deep manhole covers" refered to, come from resurfacing. Some streets were finished just last week! Good grief!

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Ron1960

Sep-02-13 11:56 AM

Stacrat, If the repaving is done right there would not be any manholes and catch basins lower that the surface of the newly paved street. But this is what you get when you have people doing the paving that do not know how the job should be done. Oh yes with several years doing this kind of work both for municipal and private contractors I know what I am talking about.

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Stackrat

Sep-02-13 1:10 PM

Really? Just like when you assumed you knew how old I am? The city paid to resurface the steets, not rebuild. That way more people could benifit from the few $ we have to spend. So a few folks will have to put down their cell phone, and pay attention to where they're going, to avoid a manhole. I dont have a problem with that. The contractors did what they were paid to do, no more no less.

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Ron1960

Sep-02-13 2:24 PM

Stackrat, Your last post just proves you do not understand the situation of paving and what the manholes and catch basins are there for and how much damage can be caused when they are just covered over. Or your just bullheaded to understand.

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Stackrat

Sep-02-13 4:09 PM

The only thing proved is that you cant accept being wrong, again. You use this format to insult people and spout your "glass half empty" rhetoric. Ive known the owner of Empire Paving since the 8th grade. That would be 1976. He inherited the company from his father who ran it for decades before. I KNOW he knows paving and road building. What exactly are your qualifications?

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TheArchitect

Sep-02-13 4:35 PM

"Stackrat", one does not need qualifications as a paver or a civil engineer to know that the recent paving activity on Kingboro Avenue was done poorly. It may be the result of poor engineering or poor plans and specifications for the work since the city no longer has a city engineer in their employ, or a poor paving effort by the entity the city hired, or both, but without question, the most major roadway in the city is in poor condition. Largely, it appears since the manhole covers were not raised to the roadway surface level, resulting in a condition similar to potholes. Again, poor engineering, poor paving, both - it is unclear, but poor nonetheless.

The city continues to produce substandard results in their endeavors. This is just one obvious-to-all example. This is not something for the people of Gloversville to be proud of.

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Ron1960

Sep-02-13 6:19 PM

The Architect, Then you have the problem with the manhole casting not being raised before paving. When the city has to find and unplug the sewer lines with the manholes covered it takes much longer to get the plugged line open. But some people will never understand the proper way to do jobs will tell you that those who have experience doing the work know nothing .

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Stackrat

Sep-02-13 7:16 PM

Again, you only get what you pay for. Maybe we should have paid for only one street to get completely raised and reconstructed, storm drains, manholes and resurfacing. But then even more people would be complaining that enough work was not being done.

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Stackrat

Sep-02-13 7:27 PM

I am not the one who said I have several whole years in the field. I am the one who said I know the owner of the company which just completed the work on State St. and others, who by the way has a combined history of over 50 years in the field.

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Ron1960

Sep-02-13 7:42 PM

sackrat, Knowing the owner of a company does not mean you know the work. But for your information I started doing this kind of work back in 1960 so I think I have some knowledge and understanding of the work. But you are just going to ignore what I say and continue to brag about who you know. So think what you want.

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Stackrat

Sep-03-13 3:24 PM

You dont suppose I spoke to him while they were up here doing the work for the last two weeks do you? Furthermore, I never said I knew anything about paving. Try reading the posts. Your debate bores me.

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