Historic district sought in Fort Plain

Historic district sought in Fort Plain

There are 8 comments on the Recorder story from Oct 1, 2011, titled Historic district sought in Fort Plain. In it, Recorder reports that:

Raising awareness among school officials, community members and potential stakeholders is the next step for Fort Plain officials and property owners hoping to attain National Historic District Designation for a historically-significant chunk of this community.

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Albany, NY

#1 Oct 2, 2011
Linda Kellett did an excellent reporting job on the informational gathering. It was also in last Thurday's Courier-Standard-Enterprise. If anyone is interested in our sweet ole' canal town being listed as "important historically",please read the article and watch for future mtgs.

Schenectady, NY

#2 Oct 3, 2011
sounds like A good idea on paper but what it will turn into is peg and her friends telling you what color you can and cant paint your house ect.

Queensbury, NY

#3 Oct 3, 2011
.......... ALL of the wonderful olde village of Fort Plain New York is a historically-significant American treasure and well worth taking the time to repair and restore to it's once great former self!... One must start somewhere as all journeys of a thousand miles begin with but a single step.

... Norm

watch out

Gloversville, NY

#4 Oct 4, 2011
It is another way for government to control your property. They do it in Cooperstown and now Fort Plain? People dont have money to do the basic repairs and now you want to tell them to spend more. Dont look for grant money because the state is broke.

Albany, NY

#5 Oct 4, 2011
beware wrote:
sounds like A good idea on paper but what it will turn into is peg and her friends telling you what color you can and cant paint your house ect.
I'm sorry you feel that way.It isn't true. Pls read article and get informed.
watch out

Gloversville, NY

#6 Oct 5, 2011
Fort Plain does not have the income base to support such an idea.

Schenectady, NY

#7 Oct 5, 2011
I share some of the concerns. I am not a naysayer and believe in Historic Preservation. It is difficult to grasp this project at a time when people are having a difficult time paying their bills. Taxes are rising, cuts in education and of the few local small businesses we have, from what I gather, many are barely making it. Grants usually involve a low interest loan and at a time when businesses are cutting back, I do not see many of them taking advantage. WE ARE BEHIND the EIGHT BALL in ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. For years we have been lax about bringing in BIG BUSINESS and now we are paying the price. Preserving buildings will make Fort Plain more attractive and that is a plus. It will rezone the area and that is a plus. But as far as bringing in any large economic resources, it's going to take more ..... but Rome wasn't built in a day. If anything, it is nice to see the community come together on a project. It will have some benefits but will the dollars invested be worth the return remains to be seen..... we are a long way from Cooperstown.(We have no Lake, no Baseball Hall of Fame, no Clark Foundation, no Bassett Healthcae, not to mention demographic info; average price of house sale, average medium income etc.) We need to compare apples to apples.... Again, it is a start but I can understand why a certain people will have difficulty rationalizing this when they are deciding whether or not to put gas in their car or buy food for their family.
watch out wrote:
Fort Plain does not have the income base to support such an idea.

Albany, NY

#8 Oct 9, 2011
we had a great day at Unity Hall,working together,chatting,laughing...p eople from Canjo and St.Johnsville were there,some stopped to look in the beautiful old bldg;a lady on her way to Fl dropped off daffodil bulbs,another woman threw a "perfectly good husband" out to the curb;concrete junks were being loaded to a dumpster from the cellar by college grads that still can move.....what a fun day in Ft.Plain..stay tuned for the next one if you couldn't come today. Thanks to the Big Three for orc hestrating it.

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