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Polluters should pay

March 30, 2014

Gloversville — the name leaves no doubt as to what industry became synonymous with the city....

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MrBoB51

Mar-31-14 8:01 PM

Grant, you find everything you disagree with 'incredible'. So what's new? Now, what I find incredible is you claim to one of those Americans in the workforce, yourself paying for welfare moochers, you don't mind and are encouraging them to continue be of no use. Why is that? Never mind, it's progressive/liberalism.

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grant18

Mar-31-14 5:39 PM

MrBob, I find it incredible that you think the wealthy running from their obligations to their fellow citizens did not cause this problem. Under what possible construction could the so-called "pajama people" be responsible? That leaves only the middle class & personally I don't see how they're responsible either. Do you?

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MrBoB51

Mar-31-14 1:13 PM

One other point, there is absolutely NOTHING in this article about 'the wealthy'. You and some other jealous and hateful libs posting here are desperately trying to make it the issue because that is your ONLY narrative, you know, as in no other information available. I'm here to stick that idiotic narrative back up your butt where it belongs.

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MrBoB51

Mar-31-14 12:57 PM

...Or adkman you could have been honest and said 'MrBoB wants to see these people work for our money while I, adkman, want them to continue to mooch and loaf.' Your no-information problem is showing...again.

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ADKman

Mar-31-14 7:19 AM

Why is it that when the issue at hand is the wealthy, in this case leather mill owners, some of you go after those on welfare? MrBob is especially guilty of this. Are conservatives really this heartless? Property taxes are onerous, but the federal taxes we pay to finance our giant military industrial complex are worse. Much worse.

Should the owners of derelict properties in Fulton County be held responsible for them? Of course. But don't shift the crosshairs to the poor.

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Patriot1

Mar-30-14 6:11 PM

When 78% of your taxes go to mandates, you automatically have an answer to the economic malaise which has infested Fulton County. I still say that enormous pressure can be exerted on Governor Cuomo to significantly lower these mandates if we work in conjunction with other counties in the State who are in the same boat.

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Patriot1

Mar-30-14 6:11 PM

When 78% of your taxes go to mandates, you automatically have an answer to the economic malaise which has infested Fulton County. I still say that enormous pressure can be exerted on Governor Cuomo to significantly lower these mandates if we work in conjunction with other counties in the State who are in the same boat.

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WorkingFool

Mar-30-14 2:42 PM

I still wonder how the Code Enforcers for the Town of Johnstown ever let the Loblaws property get into such disrepair. The property and the grounds are a complete mess and eyesore, but still no resolution.

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MrBoB51

Mar-30-14 1:52 PM

More coveting of thy neighbors property? Retribution? That's the answer? What a waste of time. Has anyone bothered to even consider solving the problem with something other than trying to destroy others? Find constructive, extraordinary ways to fix or destroy the buildings, like...for example, using welfare recipients to earn their keep.

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mrshubbs

Mar-30-14 9:55 AM

Come to think of it, does the current twerp still own the old sumer camp at Caroga? If so, why not attach that?

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mrshubbs

Mar-30-14 9:53 AM

When I think of all the $$ the lordly deceased former owners of this complex sucked out of Gloversville and now their offspring has high tailed it a safe distance away, it is not amusing. We need an 'Uncle Vinne' or two to go west and grab him by the neck.

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Gofigure

Mar-30-14 9:38 AM

That complex is pretty decrepit but I bet it could still be turned into a nice paintball gallery.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-30-14 9:30 AM

should have read EPA and DEC

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MrBoB51

Mar-30-14 9:12 AM

All this rhetoric as the real problem is ignored and allowed to fester; there are too many 'takers' and not even nearly enough 'makers' around here. Property owners are relied on for da*ned near EVERYTHING across this pitiful moocher infested State. We pay our Property taxes but after its redistributed to the pajama people there's no money left for infrastructure, growth or even the most basic of services, not just here but Statewide. Yeah, lets be sennnnsitive and blame somebody else, it FEEEEEELS better.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-30-14 9:11 AM

The surprising thing here is that they go after gas stations tanks and hospitals that throw out nicotine patches and not the industries owners, or the gas product manufacturers that owned the fuel tanks that leaked. Our EPA and EPA shove the small people around and leave the big fish unscathed. It is time to put some sense back into decision making and not do these insane mistake ridden choices that solve nothing and cost everyone a fortune.

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Solarguy

Mar-30-14 8:47 AM

I believe that the key for the future concerning this issue is to not allow buildings to fall into such a state of disrepair. Obviously once a property hits a certain point, the owner will not typically invest only to end up with a loss. So code enforcement with municipal cooperation has to address this before you hit the point of no return. You write the property for violations, if uncorrected the owner is fined, if the fine is unpaid it is added to the tax bill, if the tax bill is unpaid then the property is foreclosed on and resold. This has to happen while the property still has positive value. We could all name many shameful properties in our area. Zimmer Gloves and the Loblaws just for starters.

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TheArchitect

Mar-30-14 8:10 AM

How a city takes care of itself is a measure of the quality of life. If Gloversville or Fulton County for that matter has dreams of luring people and businesses, then a priority must be established to offer something that is welcoming.

The poor visual condition of the region, whether its vacant mills, unkept streets, underperforming schools, and a socioeconomic challenged populous make such a endeavor nearly impossible.

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tommylarry

Mar-30-14 7:39 AM

Thought this editorial was about the staggering amount of trash on the side of the roads that are now becoming visible with the snow melting. People just don't give a flying **** anymore

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