#182 Jan 29, 2010
The sign is still standing. It is a billboard not a sign. I'm sure after this long anybody that wants to go to Mollies know where she moved to. It's time it is taken down. It sure doesn't add any beauty to Main St. If there is a law against this sign why is it still standing? What if the Densmores put up a big sign to where they have moved and also Mr. Dumont could erect a sign. If they did it would be like reading the "burma shave" signs going down Main St.
#183 Feb 10, 2010
Jeff Milkiewicz of Mollies Mason Jar addressed the Board in response to a letter from Insp Jacon regarding the sign on his vacant property on Main St. He explained why he felt the sign is not illegal and questioned why his sign was being singled out from other signs in the village. Atty Auffredou responded that while Mr. Milkiewicz had made some good points, a sign is an accessory use rather than a principal use of a property. A stand-alone sign can be construed as a billboard. Atty Auffredou felt this was not an issue with which the Board needs to be involved. Atty Auffredou, Insp Jacon, and Mr. Milkiewicz will speak together to try to resolve the issue.
#184 Feb 10, 2010
Any signs I have seen in the village are in front of a business. There isn't any business where this sign is located therefore it is a billboard giving directions to a place of business. If there are other signs in the village that give the same info as Mollies I'd like to know where. This billboard needs to come down. I believe that everybody knows where Mollie's is by now and if not they don't want to go there anyway. I sure would like to see Densmore's & Mr. Dumont put up the same size signs on their lots & see what would happen. Bet Mollie's would come down in a hurry.
Anyone know what the law is pertaining to billboards in the village? If the law states Mollie's sign isn't legal then she should pay a fine for everyday it is standing there and she should be taxed accordingly on the property.
#185 Feb 26, 2010
Does anyone know what the sign ordinance is in the village?
#186 Mar 21, 2010
Scam job, IP wanted philmet to scrap the mill, then they get to tear down all the buildings.
IP then has lower taxes:)
CORINTH -- Philmet Capital Group has given the abandoned paper mill it owned here back to International Paper Co., and some say that could open the way for new owners to revive the property.
"I'm very hopeful that things will turn for the good there," said Jack Kelley of Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties
in Colonie, who once was involved in economic development efforts in Saratoga County as senior vice president of Saratoga Economic Development Corp.
F. Michael Tucker, president and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth, an Albany-based regional development group, said Philmet's departure could be viewed as a "temporary setback."
"The first company in the door may not always be the best company," he said.
International Paper, which operated the mill for more than a century before shutting it down in 2002, regained ownership April 27, company spokeswoman Kathleen Bark said.
IP will seek to sell the property, she said, and in the meantime will monitor a landfill and wastewater treatment facility on the site.
Philmet, a private developer, purchased the property in 2005 for $2.7 million and sought to put a plastic-container manufacturing facility there, as well as a 50-megawatt, wood-fired electric generating plant. The plant would have produced deli containers and lids.
In December, though, a spokesman for Philmet said the crisis in the financial markets had hit his firm hard, stalling plans for the plant.
Corinth Supervisor Dick Lucia remained optimistic Wednesday that a new buyer would be found.
New zoning laws prohibit the landfill on the site from accepting anything but byproducts of items produced at the plant, he said. "That's probably one of the biggest blocks."
Lucia said he hopes an industrial park for small businesses can be established at the site. Philmet salvaged metal, wiring and anything else of value; some of the buildings are just shells, he said.
But the site has rail access to Saratoga Springs and Canadian Pacific Railway's main line between the Capital Region and Montreal, although that rail spur needs some work.
Lucia said IP representatives are expected to meet with local economic development and elected officials in coming weeks to talk about plans for the site.
John D'Alessandro, a former spokesman for Philmet, said Wednesday he has not been affiliated with the company for several months and could not comment. No one else associated with the company could be reached for comment.
Philmet's plan for the site wasn't the first after IP closed the mill.
#187 Apr 4, 2010
Here comes the camels nose under the tent, IP says,
"They are still buttoning up, removing some asbestos and tearing down some buildings that must be taken down for safety reasons."
Every building has asbestos in it. Look out tax payers.
#188 Apr 7, 2010
The latest events in Corinth involve a feasibility study to possible consolidate the Village and Town.
Information can be found at the following link http://www.cgr.org/corinth
Not sure what would happen to the new Village zoning laws regarding waste industry if the Town were to take over. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
#189 Apr 15, 2010
The trash industies will be kept out. Wait until IP takes down the entire mill, then your taxes will skyrocket! Then you will wish you had any industry, including trash :)
#190 Apr 24, 2010
OK so lets say the Village is eliminated to "save money". All this will be is a name change. The word "Village" will be replaced by "Special Districts". The old broken down sewer pipes, the rundown road, the need for a filtration plant for clean water etc. etc. will still exist in the "Village". Changing the name from "Village People" to "Special District People" makes the broken down expensive to repair infrastructure "go away". I don't think so. You are left in the same boat. Someone needs to pay for it. Will it be the Town Taxpayers picking up the tab (taxes go up)? Will the Village (Special District) see no savings if the town doesn't "pickup" the tab? Will grants go away because of "Village" elimination (taxes go up)? No matter what game is played with "consolidation".... did I mention something about the sewers, the roads and the filtration plant..... it doesn't "go away" and it is the bulk of taxpayer expense. If you "eliminate" the Mayor and staff you save "a little" but that ain't going to fix.... did I mention something about the sewers, the roads and the filtration plant? Town people watch your wallet get smaller! Special District people watch your wallet get smaller!
#191 Jun 14, 2010
How about building a Casino on the IP property?
Also could build a hotel on the property. People in Corinth would never have to pay taxes again. I see people from Corinth at the Casino in Saratoga.
Also a restaurant and other shops. This would create many jobs.
#192 Nov 23, 2010
3 cheers for Kevin Cleveland for cleaning up the lots and planting grass on Main St. where the buildings burned. It looks so much better. I hear Mollie sold her restaurant. Do you think now the billboard on her property can come down or will she just change the mileage on it to where she has moved to? It needs to go.
#193 Dec 13, 2010
I hate to say I told you So. Lookout now for the taxes in Corinth to triple!!!
CORINTH -- The former International Paper mill in Corinth is coming down.
International Paper officials, who closed the mill in 2002, said on Monday that all of the buildings that had been previously used for manufacturing will be taken down as early as next month.
The decision to take down the buildings was hard but seen as necessary to help attract new development at the 300-acre property, said Donna Wadsworth, a company spokeswoman.
"Demolishing the mill is a difficult decision, but it is the next step in preparing the site for its next phase," Wadsworth said on Monday.
IP sold the property to Philmet Capital Group after closing the site in 2002, but took back the property in May 2009 after the New York-based investment firm failed to develop it.
Philmet officials had at various points considered using the site for a trash-burning plant, a wood-fired energy plant and a plastics factory, and said renovations would likely cost in excess of $40 million.
Since reassuming ownership, IP officials have been working to clean-up the site and remove any usable machinery or salvageable materials, an effort that is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
Demolition efforts may begin as early as January and will likely last several months, Wadsworth said.
"Anything that can be salvaged or recycled, that will occur," she said. "Anything that cannot will probably be landfilled."
When finished, the company will begin to proactively market the site, she said. To date, the company has not listed the property. Wadsworth said she was "not privy to any inquiries, serious or not," that might have been fielded since the company regained ownership of the site.
Corinth Mayor Brad Winslow hinted on Monday that there may be some interest in at least a portion of the property, but declined to elaborate.
Winslow said he felt the tear down of the buildings could ultimately help create interest in the site, which has languished since the mill was closed in 2002.
"Anyone who bought it would have had to deal with tear down anyway, and all your basic resources are all still there," he said.
The site is connected to utilities and a rail line that was recently re-constructed, and its sits adjacent to the Hudson River. The wastewater treatment plant and landfill that sit on the property will also continue to operate.
IP officials plan to keep intact an administration building that town leaders have thought to use as a museum chronicling the history of the mill and the community.
#194 Jan 12, 2011
In light of the recent announcement regarding demolition of some of International Papers buildings Mayor Winslow requested that Atty Auffredou and Insp Jacon meet to discuss demolition permits. Mayor Winslow also stated he will be arranging a meeting with the Town Assessor to discuss the potential impact on assessment of the property.
#195 Jan 28, 2011
FOR all who are so concerned.... It is a sign and not a billboard.A sign permit was paid for and approved before the sign was erected.AS for the other property owners they can put signs up Just read the the village sign codes..
#196 Feb 7, 2011
Reply to Mollie Millkiewicz. So you got a permit to put the billboard up. (big deal) The fact is it doesn't help the looks of Main St. The other property owners could put signs up but I guess they have some consideration for Corinth. Because you don't live here why would you care what it looks like.
#197 Dec 27, 2011
Round 2 for the Trash plan - Mayor Winslow and Trustee Enekes attended a meeting with Supervisor Lucia, SEDC, Moncada and Waste Connections regarding proposed development of the IP site. A meeting with the DEC will be held in January, as well as a tour of the Waste Connections facility in Colonie. The Board has received conceptual renderings and a sample host agreement from Waste Connections.
#198 Jan 14, 2012
Hey Homeboy - have you heard anything more on waste connections?
#199 Feb 3, 2012
IP will not split the 2 existing landfills from the current deal. Waste connections wants only the old mill site. IP wants out of the whole deal, landfills and all.
#200 Mar 23, 2012
Now that Corinth has a new Mayor & 2 new board members I wonder what amazing things they will do?
Isn't this the same bunch that wanted to disolve the village? Lucky for them it didn't happen. I wonder where they would have run for office if the village had merged with the town. I'm sure not the town board. I wonder why they didn't run under the party they are registered under and had to make up another party name to run under?
Many thanks to Brad & Lee for your years of service. You were an asset to this village.You will be missed.
#201 May 7, 2012
Stop wondering, We all know that the republican party under Jasper Nolan, Sheriff Bowen, Under Sheriff Woodcock is BS!. Time for a good flush in Saratoga county!
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