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Fulton County’s future is bright, official says

February 1, 2014

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said Friday the county’s future is bright, with current economic stability, a multi-layered “jump start” development initiative, and......

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Feb-02-14 1:10 PM

I think what you are getting is a turn of the century (19th to 20th) old fashioned smoke enema

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Feb-02-14 9:41 AM

Well Kickman, Jon boy is a dim bulb anyway.

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Feb-02-14 7:16 AM

One quick note, ICLEI has recently removed a lot of information regarding their United States members from their Web site making it difficult to find local Town and County members where most of the ICLEI damage is done. This is very telling to those of us who follow this intrusive Program.

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Feb-02-14 7:11 AM

Would you expect to hear from Stead that the counties future was dim? The future of Fulton county is bright, but how bright? Maybe about the same brightness of a burned out light bulb?

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Feb-02-14 7:07 AM

This 'Smart' water proposal is part of a much larger plan. Go to a local Council meeting, listen to the discussion. Are they talking about Land use, Water control, development control? Are they using language that include 'Smart' sustainable, green areas? Ask where the policies or proposals they are discussing come from. Ask if your Community is now paying dues to a group called International Council for Local Initiatives, or, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. Syracuse, Rochester, Albany, NYC are all members. Once you have determined ICLEI is indeed in your Community, you are infected with UN Agenda 21 and the battle can begin. When doing so, keep the UN out of any discussion, keep it on a local level and how these policies impact local citizens.

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Feb-01-14 11:44 AM

Expansion of the water and sewer systems were voted on by outside the city residents quite a while ago, and they voted no for reasons that they would have to pay for what is normally free after the cost of a septic system and a well. Town residents did not want the extra cost. Our "leaders" need to put forth a plan that is attractive yet cost effective, of which I have little hope will happen.

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Feb-01-14 8:47 AM

The Smart Water proposal will never be realized since the county's existing water systems are owned separately by Gloversville and Johnstown and there is no incentive for either city for expansion of water and sewer systems to areas outside of the cities. Both Johnstown and Gloversville leaders know, as incoherent as they are, that maintaining control of their water system's is key to their survival. Any place where regionalization of water supplies has been adopted (forced upon the cities) have lead to economic decay in the urban centers with a shift of development to the undeveloped green space areas. This sprawl without growth is not a sustaining option.

Fulton County can continue to rest assurred that their leaders will continue to fumble the ball on economic development opportunitites. One only needs to looks at what the county has obtained from the regional economic development council's, almost nothing, while adjoining counties have gained tens of millions of dollars.

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Feb-01-14 8:34 AM

Fulton County's future is bright..bright with platitudes.

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Feb-01-14 7:53 AM

I attended this as usual, but only for the food. I wish he'd do this on Ground Hog Day. Then he could crawl back into his hole for another 364 days and not force tax payers to remember he is still there. Necessary he isn't.

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Feb-01-14 6:50 AM

Please don't remind us that we've had to pay for that unnecessary load for 22 years already.

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