Disgusting Rotten Stinking Quackenbush

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Phyllis

Herkimer, NY

#1 Jul 14, 2014
What a disgrace right in the middle of town. Even if the buildings stand empty is there no way to get the piles of brush and seven feet tall weeds cleaned up or maybe we want a breeding ground for assorted vermin and fire hazard where all the children can play
troubled youth

Ilion, NY

#2 Jul 15, 2014
Phyllis wrote:
What a disgrace right in the middle of town. Even if the buildings stand empty is there no way to get the piles of brush and seven feet tall weeds cleaned up or maybe we want a breeding ground for assorted vermin and fire hazard where all the children can play
Herkimer firefighters don't do jack most of the day other that sit around and watch soap operas, polish their trucks and polish their knobs.

Why can't they be assigned to clean up that disgraceful area and other areas?
kate nipple

Utica, NY

#3 Jul 15, 2014
go volunteer save millions
Tax Payer Phyllis

Herkimer, NY

#4 Jul 15, 2014
Does it take an act of Congress to cut some weeds down and clear away piles of brush? I'm sure a couple of guys and a pickup truck could do it in a few hours. Is there room in the budget for something like that or do we just keep looking at stinking, rotting crap for the rest of our lives? Why should we pay our taxes and keep up our properties if little stuff can't be taken car of. Theres potholes in the streets, the weeds are coming up thru the sidewalks What a joke!
troubled youth

Ilion, NY

#5 Jul 15, 2014
Tax Payer Phyllis wrote:
Does it take an act of Congress to cut some weeds down and clear away piles of brush? I'm sure a couple of guys and a pickup truck could do it in a few hours. Is there room in the budget for something like that or do we just keep looking at stinking, rotting crap for the rest of our lives? Why should we pay our taxes and keep up our properties if little stuff can't be taken car of. Theres potholes in the streets, the weeds are coming up thru the sidewalks What a joke!
And yet a squad of well paid public employees lounges around the Herkimer Fire Station doing jack squat most of the time. Yes the firefighters.

All you need is one fire guy to head over there with a sycthe a rake and a broom and clean the f'ing up place up.

When you consider that our ancestors had barn raisers and pulled together to build a decent society the lack of ingenuity and collaboration in today's Mohawk Valley is absolutely pathethic.

Instead we've got an old dive bar falling apart on Main St and the Quackenbush property looking like a vacant lot in downtown Detroit.

Disgraceful.
Fireman

Rome, NY

#6 Jul 16, 2014
How dare you say we do nothing! We run our side businesses from the firehouse do you know how much work that is? Do you? I almost hurt my back from carrying in all the change from the fido wash to count during my shift. Damned you people leave us firemen alone. If you don't like it fix it your damned self!!!!!
FDR CCC Works Project

Poland, NY

#7 Jul 16, 2014
Make 'em work for their tattoo, cigarette, booze, drug, dog food, scratch off, soda, candy money. They might feel good about actually accomplishing something positive ??!!??
Reality Check

Little Falls, NY

#8 Jul 16, 2014
I applaud your concerns about the unsightly mess. What if a person gets hurt while cleaning over there?? Could they sue the village? Today's sue happy society is why we have stagnation. Now we have thousands able bodied citizens "working" in Herkimer receiving their welfare checks. Why aren't They assigned those clean up jobs? I see there is a lot of negative views toward firemen in most small villages, but have any of you had to tackle a fire or go into a burning building?? I know what you will think.....the firemen haven't either! Some have. Some die from their injuries or job related illnesses. I'd rather have something and not need it than need something and not have it.
Agreed

Syracuse, NY

#9 Jul 17, 2014
I know most people are afraid to go on PRIVATE property, even to clean it up, for fear of repercussion from the law. Owners can be fickle about it. Although I would like to know WHY we pay a codes enforced? I do know quite a few people on temporary assistance would love to work. Not everyone on assistance enjoys being unemployed. It wouldn't be very difficult to have the owners of these properties sign a waiver allowing the county to put people to work cleaning things up. But that would take a little work on behalf do village codes, mayors, and attorneys. Everything would move at a snails pace just like fixing our streets! I just don't understand why, with so many people unemployed, our County Nd all of it's small villages aren't SPARKLING!!!
woody

Herkimer, NY

#10 Jul 17, 2014
Ask Bruce Ward he owns it.
Old man

Little Falls, NY

#11 Jul 17, 2014
I thought the local IDA owns it. I would not wanna be involved in the cleanup. I know they have removed much. But There is much to go. Has anyone been inside ?
disgusted

Cooperstown, NY

#12 Jul 17, 2014
We have to look at that stinkpile every day and our so called leaders gave thousands to Burrito winners . Just plain disgusting this town should be ashamed of itself
Herkimer Stinkpile

Herkimer, NY

#13 Jul 18, 2014
Yo codes enforcer,mayor, IDA whoever clean up the stink pile we are sick of looking at it all the time. If there was a pile of brush and weeds in the middle of Main street I bet this crew would just leave it there to rot
why

Albany, NY

#14 Jul 18, 2014
The person who took the air conditioner unit of the roof is the person that owns it must be
why

Albany, NY

#15 Jul 18, 2014
hire all the guys there walk around main street with no shirt on cleaning of the old general herkimer Hotel
Lawsuit waiting to Happen

Herkimer, NY

#16 Jul 24, 2014
Piles of dry brush piled up against a dilapidated wooden structure with weeds growing alls around and through the sidewalks- fire hazard perhaps mr code inspector? Don't worry about it guys its not like its in the middle of the freakin village duh . Maybe the kids will love to play there
Stand on a Sheet of Paper

Newport, NY

#17 Jul 25, 2014
The police should forgo their raise and put the money to make Quackies a better place. It would benefit them in the long run.
disgusted

Schenectady, NY

#18 Aug 1, 2014
Now there's shopping carts decorating the weed piles. what a total disgrace.
DPW AWOL

Herkimer, NY

#19 Aug 5, 2014
soon we will need machetes to walk on the sidewalk in front of this pile of filth
call mayor

Little Falls, NY

#20 Aug 6, 2014
Talk to the mayor about it. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Let him know it's a concern. He should then force codes to contact the county IDA and instead of playing softball they can come clean their mess.

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