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concerned citizen

Fredonia, NY

#1 Jun 2, 2011
There was a time when village residents were proud of our village! What happened? Just look around you. Start at the village barn on Eagle St.
What a disgrace!!! Look around the village at their property and the grass that needs to be mowed, our parks and playgrounds. If that was our yard we'd be approached by the village inspector. Let's get Jack Boland on the ball or he can hit the road. His employees hate him. He does nothing unless it makes him look good in the eyes of the powers that be.
Bill

Bolivar, NY

#2 Jun 2, 2011
concerned citizen wrote:
There was a time when village residents were proud of our village! What happened? Just look around you. Start at the village barn on Eagle St.
What a disgrace!!! Look around the village at their property and the grass that needs to be mowed, our parks and playgrounds. If that was our yard we'd be approached by the village inspector. Let's get Jack Boland on the ball or he can hit the road. His employees hate him. He does nothing unless it makes him look good in the eyes of the powers that be.
Look at the bigger picture that Fredonia and thousands of others are like it are caught up in. Disintegrating economies, declining tax revenues and rapidly changing demographics. Five years from now the appearance of Fredonia today is going to seem like the good old days. A whole new era is dawning and it ain't looking good.
Jim Oakes

Buffalo, NY

#3 Jun 2, 2011
Well, you can't expect the village to mow lawns, they just paid for most of my new truck!!!
Justsoyouknow

Buffalo, NY

#4 Jun 2, 2011
The village has 6 less employees than when Chico Lascola retired. Some of the problem is jack Boland for sure, but not all. The real problem was Mayor Sullivan and 4 years of no tax increases and gutting the DPW. Frank Pagano kept taxes to a minimum too. You get what you pay for. Wait a few years, when your water and sewer lines deteriorate more than they already have, and you not only have to fix the pipe, you don't have any employees available to fix them. It's going to happen.
Taxpayer

Fredonia, NY

#5 Jun 2, 2011
Justsoyouknow wrote:
The village has 6 less employees than when Chico Lascola retired. Some of the problem is jack Boland for sure, but not all. The real problem was Mayor Sullivan and 4 years of no tax increases and gutting the DPW. Frank Pagano kept taxes to a minimum too. You get what you pay for. Wait a few years, when your water and sewer lines deteriorate more than they already have, and you not only have to fix the pipe, you don't have any employees available to fix them. It's going to happen.
EXACTLY They are severely shorthanded Priorities such as water and sewer lines eat up much of the manpower. They need 8-10 to get back to manpower of 10 yrs ago. These cheap &^$**&^%$ refused to raise taxes and this is what you get and by the way they are all out of office. JC TB an Ab will be next to get voted out
West Town Dave

Elmira, NY

#6 Jun 2, 2011
Head out west on Rt. 5 and see the waste water plant, spotless! lawn mowed, American flag out front, nice trees, all fenced in, some people don't even know what this place is! Give credit where credit is do !
concerned citizen

Fredonia, NY

#7 Jun 2, 2011
West Town Dave wrote:
Head out west on Rt. 5 and see the waste water plant, spotless! lawn mowed, American flag out front, nice trees, all fenced in, some people don't even know what this place is! Give credit where credit is do !
Waste water plant has their own employees. They are not part of the DPW crew. That's why it's so clean down there. Jack Boland should get some help from the prisoners to cleanup our village and start in his own backyard. Just look at the village barns on eagle street and compare that pig sty to other communities. The prisoners are used by the state, the town and other villages. Wake up Fredonia!! Wake up Jack!!!!!
village resident

Fredonia, NY

#8 Jun 2, 2011
Fredonia should use prisoners to clean up the village barns yard. The place looks like the village dump.
Somethingyoushou ldknow

Buffalo, NY

#9 Jun 2, 2011
Fredonia has the only village/city barns without fencing or gates, no security, and village RESIDENTS come down on weekends and at night and dump things into the pile. Another stupid "cost savings". Marc Ruckman seems to think the DPW will be his new hobby, and wants to cut more. Jack is a very poor manager, clearly in over his head. Unfortunately, people seem to forget what made Fredonia such a pleasant place to live. It was the appearance of the parks and downtown, the fast and efficient snow plowing in winter, the condition of the roads year round, all of that. Look at the roads now. How are the parks looking? How many times were you having a tough time walking the sidewalks or parking downtown due to snow accumulations because there were only enough employees to plow the main streets, and they were working longer than legal hours to do that?! Oh, and Fredonia residents are paying more per person than Town residents to fund the Town Street department, including Jim Oakes new luxury truck, while receiving ZERO benefits from the Town. The Town Supervisor gets more pay than Jack Boland too, for less responsibility. If Fredonia had just the difference in taxes between what they pay to the town and what town residents pay, to use in the village, you could fix all of this at the same cost. Higher taxes? Yep, but paid to the TOWN!!!! Think about that.
Tommy Brown

Bolivar, NY

#10 Jun 2, 2011
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>EXACTLY They are severely shorthanded Priorities such as water and sewer lines eat up much of the manpower. They need 8-10 to get back to manpower of 10 yrs ago. These cheap &^$**&^%$ refused to raise taxes and this is what you get and by the way they are all out of office. JC TB an Ab will be next to get voted out

To the TAX PAYER ! u can save your hot air , and put your efforts into running for my village seat . i will not be running again . this talking crap site , hiding behind a false name is fun for some. But if you have concerns come to a meeting and get involved . we need peolple who care like yourself . i will even give you my vote if you can make a difference . thank you

Since: May 11

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#11 Jun 3, 2011
Village code is grass needs to be kept to 6 in. and there can't be any poison ivy, trash piles, etc. If I were you I'd talk to the property owner if you are comfortable with that. If not, you can call the building inspector or go to his office, third floor, city hall.

Since: May 11

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#12 Jun 3, 2011
village resident wrote:
Fredonia should use prisoners to clean up the village barns yard. The place looks like the village dump.
Great idea! I've seen prisoners working around the county. In the south you see it all the time.
Heyjerkoff

Buffalo, NY

#13 Jun 3, 2011
INS REP wrote:
Village code is grass needs to be kept to 6 in. and there can't be any poison ivy, trash piles, etc. If I were you I'd talk to the property owner if you are comfortable with that. If not, you can call the building inspector or go to his office, third floor, city hall.
Hey stupid, they're talking about VILLAGE PROPERTY, not individual homeowners. God, what an ass. And that's a GREAT thing, yes, let's replace ALL of our hard working tax paying village employees with PRISONERS!!!! What a FABULOUS idea!!!! You know what, I think maybe they should sell insurance as well!!! After all, knowing you and your family, plus the attributes of your average insurance company, prisoners (criminals) should do well in that industry! What a fu_kstick.

Since: May 11

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#14 Jun 3, 2011
Heyjerkoff wrote:
<quoted text>Hey stupid, they're talking about VILLAGE PROPERTY, not individual homeowners. God, what an ass. And that's a GREAT thing, yes, let's replace ALL of our hard working tax paying village employees with PRISONERS!!!! What a FABULOUS idea!!!! You know what, I think maybe they should sell insurance as well!!! After all, knowing you and your family, plus the attributes of your average insurance company, prisoners (criminals) should do well in that industry! What a fu_kstick.


Maybe I mis-understood. One of us "Mangus's" works in the building inspectors office, and I've used the office on a few occasions and got results. But, like you say, that was private property. What's wrong with prisoners being used to clean up areas? It's worked for years in the south. A "gang" of prisoners in orange jump suits and ankle GPS monitors. Two guards with shotguns and a trained dog. They are used to clean ditches, pick up trash, etc. By the way, I think your initials are J.O. Still haven't learned, have you. Don't have a clue. How does anyone end up so hateful? What you give is what you get. When you are nasty to people, they run away like the plague and you become dis-liked-like my brother. Always negative,rebellious, etc. Like father, like son. Everyone leads their children by example. That's how it works. It's actually a biblical principal.You might recognize it as a "universal law"-like gravity. The difference is gravity is easily demonstrated. Universal principals are not. How about high blood pressure and stomach ulcers? That's one by product of people that "explode" like you do. Maybe your dad taught you to be nasty. Maybe you are teaching this to your children and grandchildren. If there isn't a "break" in this attitude/teaching,it will continue for generations. Look at people around town that are not liked-and analyze why they are not liked! That may be hard for you, because if this is who I think it is, you are not liked. To me, that's sad. Because you are doing it to yourself and don't even know it. Remember-like gravity-it's there whether you believe it or not. Take care, my friend. Oh, by the way. Check with the state. You have to be whistle clean to get/obtain a insurance license. I've had one since 1972. You also have to do continuing ed every two years and be re-certified.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#15 Jun 3, 2011
Heyjerkoff wrote:
<quoted text>Hey stupid, they're talking about VILLAGE PROPERTY, not individual homeowners. God, what an ass. And that's a GREAT thing, yes, let's replace ALL of our hard working tax paying village employees with PRISONERS!!!! What a FABULOUS idea!!!! You know what, I think maybe they should sell insurance as well!!! After all, knowing you and your family, plus the attributes of your average insurance company, prisoners (criminals) should do well in that industry! What a fu_kstick.
Another thing about using prisoners. Nobody said anything about replacing city workers. I've seen the Sheriff's dept in the south use this with much success. Citizens could call in and request help-clearing drainage ditches around farmland, etc. My backyard borders a big open field. It gets mowed two times a year. There is a big pile in the field that was bulldozed to clear some land. It's branches, maybe some trash, etc. It would be a win-win situation if a "chain gang" came out here and removed the pile. The property owner would benefit by complying with code at no expense, the tenants wouldn't have to see the pile (which harbors wildlife, like possums, etc)and the prisoners get some exercise, fresh air, and learn how to contribute to society as opposed to taking away from society! Win-Win situation, works many other places.
Heyjerkoff

Buffalo, NY

#16 Jun 3, 2011
INS REP wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =diUB7OGRJ8EXX
Maybe I mis-understood. One of us "Mangus's" works in the building inspectors office, and I've used the office on a few occasions and got results. But, like you say, that was private property. What's wrong with prisoners being used to clean up areas? It's worked for years in the south. A "gang" of prisoners in orange jump suits and ankle GPS monitors. Two guards with shotguns and a trained dog. They are used to clean ditches, pick up trash, etc. By the way, I think your initials are J.O. Still haven't learned, have you. Don't have a clue. How does anyone end up so hateful? What you give is what you get. When you are nasty to people, they run away like the plague and you become dis-liked-like my brother. Always negative,rebellious, etc. Like father, like son. Everyone leads their children by example. That's how it works. It's actually a biblical principal.You might recognize it as a "universal law"-like gravity. The difference is gravity is easily demonstrated. Universal principals are not. How about high blood pressure and stomach ulcers? That's one by product of people that "explode" like you do. Maybe your dad taught you to be nasty. Maybe you are teaching this to your children and grandchildren. If there isn't a "break" in this attitude/teaching,it will continue for generations. Look at people around town that are not liked-and analyze why they are not liked! That may be hard for you, because if this is who I think it is, you are not liked. To me, that's sad. Because you are doing it to yourself and don't even know it. Remember-like gravity-it's there whether you believe it or not. Take care, my friend. Oh, by the way. Check with the state. You have to be whistle clean to get/obtain a insurance license. I've had one since 1972. You also have to do continuing ed every two years and be re-certified.
A) Your entire industry is corrupt. B)You're a criminal due to association and occupation, just ask those in New Orleans after Katrina. C) I'm not hateful in general, I just hate you and your constant use of this site to drum up business. D)I love your new found and God-like inner peace. It's phoney as Hell, but it sounds good. E)You're still a Mangus
poppapump

Waverly, NY

#17 Jun 3, 2011
concerned citizen wrote:
There was a time when village residents were proud of our village! What happened? Just look around you. Start at the village barn on Eagle St.
What a disgrace!!! Look around the village at their property and the grass that needs to be mowed, our parks and playgrounds. If that was our yard we'd be approached by the village inspector. Let's get Jack Boland on the ball or he can hit the road. His employees hate him. He does nothing unless it makes him look good in the eyes of the powers that be.
I agree
village resident

Fredonia, NY

#18 Jun 3, 2011
poppapump wrote:
<quoted text>I agree
Thanks poppa. At least some of us are decent citizens who are concerned about the village we live in!
Just wondering

Fredonia, NY

#19 Jun 3, 2011
Who the heck is this "mangus character" you keep referring to?
Town resident

United States

#20 Jun 3, 2011
West Town Dave wrote:
Head out west on Rt. 5 and see the waste water plant, spotless! lawn mowed, American flag out front, nice trees, all fenced in, some people don't even know what this place is! Give credit where credit is do !
the. Land in front of the Fredonia waste water treatment plant is land owned by the town of Dunkirk and it is. Maintained by the town of Dunkirk highway department

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