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Cities must cooperate

March 24, 2013

Cooperation is key for the Glove Cities. Economic development will go hand-in-hand with the respect and professionalism both mayors are able to show each other for the good of their constituents....

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Mar-25-13 2:29 PM

Taxedtoomuch, what you're talking about is among the goals of a Charter form of Gov't. The actual Charter is the first step. Further steps are up to the County, Town and City citizens and to the degree of involvement they are willing to get into. This, I think, works best in mostly rural, lower population Counties like Mont., Ful. Warren..etc. It gives us a bigger footprint in State politics.

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Mar-25-13 8:49 AM

I think a lot of key people sitting on those beautiful developing golden pensions might not be so eager to back consolidation.

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Mar-24-13 11:32 AM

The town, village, and "cities" should have their governments dissolved and brought under one county government. The county population is approx. 54,925 according to 2012 census, the equivalent of a medium sized city. Consolidate it all and it will be the best for 90% of the population. Those who are in duplicated positions will have to find a way to cope, it happens in the private sector all of the time. The city PD's can be made into Sheriff's office substations. We can no longer afford layer upon layer of government or taxing entities, something needs to be done.

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Mar-24-13 11:22 AM

Progress to this point has been an uphill battle. Jealousy and greed come to the forefront every single time and the crushing of each other at every opportunity has been prevalent as long as I have lived here. Mayor King was not who I supported last time around and may not again this time... but he did at least give the cooperation idea a look and a couple meetings. Mayor Slingerland has be obstinate. It is time for a change there and they entire area has got to work together. The poverty that is growing in Gloversville will be jumping the borders and Johnston is not far enough away to fend them off...

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Mar-24-13 11:08 AM

With our Charter, Hill, our team might be in a better position to take advantage of economic opportunities that are presented. We'll be better informed and able to make quicker decisions. Time will tell. It does not matter which political party controls G'ville, J'town or Fulton County, you guys have a problem getting things done without getting in each others way.

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Mar-24-13 10:26 AM

Teamwork is difficult to achieve when one of the teams has a history of being unwilling to play ball with anyone, the City of Gloversville and the Towns of Johnstown and Mohawk included. Good luck to Mayor "S" in her future endeavors.

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Mar-24-13 10:20 AM

Putting all of ones "eggs" in Wal Mart will be the death of the City of Gloversville.

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Mar-24-13 10:01 AM

cooperate yes but Scarecrow G'ville has nothing to offer J'town. What do they bring to the table ???

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Mar-24-13 9:11 AM

Better idea, make the two villages be one city.

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Mar-24-13 7:58 AM

Everyone have their pocket knives?

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