Wal-Mart gets mixed welcome in our area

Wal-Mart gets mixed welcome in our area

There are 9 comments on the Rochesterdandc.com story from Oct 3, 2006, titled Wal-Mart gets mixed welcome in our area. In it, Rochesterdandc.com reports that:

When Wal-Mart talks, people listen. And when the world's largest retailer proposes a supercenter in a community, it's certain to spark at least a debate and sometimes a heated battle.

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Peoplewantleader ship

Bloomington, IL

#1 Oct 4, 2006
WalMart is an easily identified target.
The real issue has to deal with what the VISION is for land use within communities like Lima and how elected leaders of places like Lima perform as they seek to articulate and gain consensus for community goals and then steward the resources and energy of the community to achieving that VISION.
Do we have leaders in Lima that can step back, take a big view of what needs to get done and move forward or do we have leaders that cannot get out of the way of their own ego's and are willing to split the community instead of bring it together.
here we are at point in time when one would think a leader would take advantage of the energized citizenship and use that energy wisely to everyone's benefit. Instead we have a leader that wants to whine about hie pet project losing out in community opinion and continue to drive our town apart.
Where is the vision and the leadership......in its' void, you can expect others to step forward ...and they will!
Surprise

AOL

#2 Oct 4, 2006
Perhaps the survey that will take place will identify what people really want. So far these concerned citizens have waved and shouted about their wonderful illegal petition. Tell me, if you sign a petition for one thing how does your name appear on another petition? To speak more plainly how can you sign a petition against a distribution center and now find out your name is now on the moratorium petition? Sounds extremely illegal! And how is it that there are signatures of underage children and people who do not live in Lima on the petition?
If these are the leaders you want in government of our town, let me know, and I'll start praying for Lima's future now.
Peoplewantleader ship

Bloomington, IL

#3 Oct 5, 2006
Surprise wrote:
Perhaps the survey that will take place will identify what people really want. So far these concerned citizens have waved and shouted about their wonderful illegal petition. Tell me, if you sign a petition for one thing how does your name appear on another petition? To speak more plainly how can you sign a petition against a distribution center and now find out your name is now on the moratorium petition? Sounds extremely illegal! And how is it that there are signatures of underage children and people who do not live in Lima on the petition?
If these are the leaders you want in government of our town, let me know, and I'll start praying for Lima's future now.
I thought we were talking about a vision for the community and leadership to get things done in accordance to what people want.
It is common knowledge that anyone that wants to remove their name from the petition (now over 1035 people according to neverinlima.org ) can do so by e-mailing the website or calling the number on the website. So far, only 4 people have.
Have you read the draft comprehensive plan that was submitted to get the grant money for Lima?
Do you know that a survey was done then to understand what the people in Lima wanted?
Now, that would SURPRISE me if it were so.....
Surprise

Rochester, NY

#4 Oct 5, 2006
No, I have not read the draft comprehensive plan that was submitted to get the grant money for Lima. However, I have read the new Comprehensive Plan for Lima and it leaves a great deal to be desired. This idea of 20,000 sq. ft. is not in the best interest of this community. We have buildings larger than that now and they are causing no problems. You also must realize that it halts expansion to present businesses that are doing well and need to grow. It is interesting to think the plan wants more open space but wants a smaller lot size. The real issue here is water, drinkable water. This is a problem in many areas of this Town. The Comprehensive Plan should not have been done by those in this community but rather by an outside firm who can look at Lima objectively. Lima is more than just a historical community.
It would be interesting to know--How long have you lived in Lima?
No doubt you will be at the Board Meeting tonight.
Good! Most of the time people will not take the time to be interested in their community and how it is run. Whether for or against, it is good to see the people out and talking (that is if they are still friends).
Peoplewantleader ship

Bloomington, IL

#5 Oct 5, 2006
Surprise wrote:
No, I have not read the draft comprehensive plan that was submitted to get the grant money for Lima. However, I have read the new Comprehensive Plan for Lima and it leaves a great deal to be desired. This idea of 20,000 sq. ft. is not in the best interest of this community. We have buildings larger than that now and they are causing no problems. You also must realize that it halts expansion to present businesses that are doing well and need to grow. It is interesting to think the plan wants more open space but wants a smaller lot size. The real issue here is water, drinkable water. This is a problem in many areas of this Town. The Comprehensive Plan should not have been done by those in this community but rather by an outside firm who can look at Lima objectively. Lima is more than just a historical community.
It would be interesting to know--How long have you lived in Lima?
No doubt you will be at the Board Meeting tonight.
Good! Most of the time people will not take the time to be interested in their community and how it is run. Whether for or against, it is good to see the people out and talking (that is if they are still friends).
Thank you "Surprise". I will be at the meeting and I truly believe that the only way to get to a productive end will be to have all points of view expressed in as passionate a manner but still respectful to other points of view as possible.
Surprise

AOL

#6 Oct 5, 2006
Peoplewantleadership wrote:
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Thank you "Surprise". I will be at the meeting and I truly believe that the only way to get to a productive end will be to have all points of view expressed in as passionate a manner but still respectful to other points of view as possible.
May I ask? What is your VISION?
This Town has serious problems to overcome before any Vision can be expected to flourish.
You do have a positive outlook but I question the word passionate. It sounds a little bit intense, one sided and maybe even pushy. Perhaps if you explained you VISION you might find willing followers.
Ellen Woodbury

Rochester, NY

#7 Oct 24, 2006
I can honestly say that all the people that object to the Super-WalMart being built in Macedon are --- get this --- going to be the FIRST to go in the door when they open!?? Wanna' Bet! I live in Penfield and i can't wait for them to open!

Since: Sep 13

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#8 Aug 19, 2014
Ellen Woodbury wrote:
I can honestly say that all the people that object to the Super-WalMart being built in Macedon are --- get this --- going to be the FIRST to go in the door when they open!?? Wanna' Bet! I live in Penfield and i can't wait for them to open!
I can't believe this one is still open. Its the middle of nowhere on 31!
AMY SOSUS HAGENSTINE

Ashburn, VA

#9 Aug 20, 2014
They have a big and fat lady department so my poppa can dress up my step mom

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