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Should city change its structure?

Officials looking at options in Gloversville

May 28, 2014

GLOVERSVILLE — The city is considering two options to change the structure of its governmen....

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May-29-14 7:52 AM

Oh look! I am on the front page of the paper again, Im so important. Thank god for me or Gloversville would really be in trouble! Look for me in the future, I sometimes go by the moniker "malcontent"!

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May-28-14 11:38 PM

thinktank is on the right track, but nothing will get better until Albany gets straightened out, which will happen when a very, very hot place has a really, really cold spell. Baiting business with "10 year tax free" zones will help for 9 years and 10 months, then they will move out in the middle of the night.

A couple hundred thousand dollars will buy most of the city real estate that is for sale.

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May-28-14 8:19 PM

The best thing that could happen to this city is a mass destruction . Not the one going on now with child like politics, 15 yrs old pregnancy, low graduation rate with high dropouts, joblessness, blight, higher and higher crime, higher taxes, welfare abuse and on and on and on. What this city needs is a wild fire. If you don’t get rid of all the cancer it will return again and again under till you can’t fight it anymore. And that’s were Gloversville is. Stage 4 with a very low chance of survival. Turn it over and push the reset button or prepare for the funeral of a city.

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May-28-14 6:44 PM

"Should city change its structure?", absolutely. Gloversville should move forward with dissolution and reform as a village. The "city" has a population well below the definition of a city in NY.

If, as Mayor King points out: "We are fighting to reduce taxes, increase services and create jobs," King said. "We want to reduce blight and provide a safe community for everyone who works, lives and visits Gloversville" then you are doing a very poor job. Taxes keep increasing exponentially, services continue to be reduced, jobs are more than scarce, and blight is prolific throughout the city.

Change the structure appropriately.

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May-28-14 4:30 PM

Thrust - Parry - Thrust - back to you, Ms. Wentworth!

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May-28-14 3:59 PM

A package deal might be nice. Vote on the City Manager issue as well as the Council issue. And concerning a City Manager, he/she needs to be insulated from the petty politics that appear so prevalent in our city . Finding someone for a one year term may be a challenge. Something, needs to be done to improve the atmosphere and perception of Gloversville.

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May-28-14 1:03 PM

don't worry all the rich people are long gone.

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May-28-14 12:43 PM

If we get rid of the Wards, we came have all the rich people on the Council. They would only care about their neighborhood. They would cut services that they don't use and that would hurt the rest of the citizens.

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May-28-14 11:58 AM

Yes. We should change it to "competent".

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