village looking to overide 2 percent tax cap

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Jan 19, 2014
 
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This is the governor's way of dictating even more to us. "If you do what I say, I'll give you a $50 rebate." Even more will be dictated by those "outside." Dont be fooled - the "rebate" isn't coming if you don't go over 2%- read the proposal -there's a LOT more to it. If you do this, and if you do this, and if you then also do this. How about "I know you're burdened with unfunded mandates, let me take care of that." Don't fall for it. We should control our own.......... not let someone else control it. This is a bad, bad path..........
Yes, because we've done such a bang up job following the path of our local leaders. We are at the pinnacle of progress and achievement.
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#22
Jan 19, 2014
 
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This is the governor's way of dictating even more to us. "If you do what I say, I'll give you a $50 rebate." Even more will be dictated by those "outside." Dont be fooled - the "rebate" isn't coming if you don't go over 2%- read the proposal -there's a LOT more to it. If you do this, and if you do this, and if you then also do this. How about "I know you're burdened with unfunded mandates, let me take care of that." Don't fall for it. We should control our own.......... not let someone else control it. This is a bad, bad path..........
But yet you probably voted for the merger last year. Idiot.
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Where I worked wrote:
There was a minimum for getting called in for overtime - I wasn't eligible - but I do understand. Be for real - I didn't expect people to come in for 1 hour of pay - come on - would you? During the day, people cry and complain if work is done, so they do it at night - BECAUSE OF ALL THE DAYTIME COMPLAINTS. There's just no winning. It really is a thankless job - pubilc wants more than they get, but don't even want to pay for what they do get. I'm glad the hydrants are flushed, I'm glad the water's clean, I'm glad the streets are plowed..... I don't see anybody volunteering to do it. Take away the off shifts, take away the overtime (like somenoe else stated), but don't cry about stuff not getting done. That's what happened with NYS services to people no one wants to take care of.......... same theme, different players.......... Also, as far as NYS retirement, the employer pays NOTHING to it when someone retires. If you know someone who's retired, their check comes from NYS retirement - it's self sustaining. I used to work for the pubilc - but it's awful..........just no winning and the pay's about half of what's in private. Everybody that complains about how "lucritive" it is - hasn't done it.
Oh poor baby. Being called in for overtime is not worth getting off the couch unless you get your 3 hours? Then let's never call you for overtime. I'm sure someone will be happy to show incentive if they are needed for just a half hour or an hour. These are the people who get promoted. These are the people who get picked, because they care about the village, not just about milking it. No wonder you were never asked to come in. With that attitude. You are a classic example of the leaches we are talking about.
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Jan 19, 2014
 
Never thought of that. That's something to think about. We can't start this with the state dictating to us what to do - they already do enough of that with the mandates. Also - the others are right - we certainly should ask for volunteers to run the water dept, fix the streets, pick up the shopping carts, clean the sewers. I'm sure a lot of people would raise their hands. Just like there's a lot of volunteers at the herkimer now meetings with their work gloves on raring to go............
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No need to raise tax, fire department make volunteer the community can no longer afford it. The DPW outsources most there projects and work is this department necessary maybe an agreement with the town for plow and road care. Pensions and health insurance a much larger contributions from employees is mandatory sorry CSEA the gravy train is over. Over all savings will be astronomical. Next how much will all the lawsuits from DPW over the flooding will visit taxpayers? The DPW superintendent literally neglected Bellinger Creek since Jim Franco retired. These poorly run departments are no longer needed get the burden off the taxpayer.
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No need to raise tax, fire department make volunteer the community can no longer afford it. The DPW outsources most there projects and work is this department necessary maybe an agreement with the town for plow and road care. Pensions and health insurance a much larger contributions from employees is mandatory sorry CSEA the gravy train is over. Over all savings will be astronomical. Next how much will all the lawsuits from DPW over the flooding will visit taxpayers? The DPW superintendent literally neglected Bellinger Creek since Jim Franco retired. These poorly run departments are no longer needed get the burden off the taxpayer.
Just like the Governor

Herkimer, NY

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Jan 19, 2014
 
How about NYS doing something about reimbursing for all these tax free buildings? No - just like him we blame the people who are actually doing the work..........One thing the governor did do however was lift the DEC rules (all this was on the news - or do people really use this site as news)- that limited Herkimer AND Ilion and I assume other area of the state from working on the creeks causing the problems. This is fact - no guessing, innuendo, blaming, etc. That's the truth - it's all in transcripts. I saw DPW out this morning when I was going to work - I was glad the road was clear. Studies have proven that outsourcing saves money only for the first contract - if at all. Locally, just check out Little Falls. It's easy to sit on our couches and point the finger without thinking.
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go volunteer ive been saying for years or at least consolidate. we suckers I mean taxpayers cant afford the cooks salary at the hfd.
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All village employees should take a cut in pay, the tractor store on Mohawk Street is hiring village employees, including the DPW Superintendent.
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Jan 19, 2014
 
Stop being stupid. No need to make everything volunteer nor outsource everything. What they need to do is do their job. They should be happy they have a job. Greed destroys all, and that's what's happened here.

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