Herkimer Should Vote NO
really

Herkimer, NY

#22 Sep 8, 2012
Nothing to Gain wrote:
What will Herkimer gain with this merger? Not a thing! Look it over. Ilion gets the high school and Ilion business' will benefit. The high school draws in the majority of the sporting and drama/music events. Its interesting that we are the county seat and won't even have a high school! Not to mention that so many of the people pushing this down your throat are from Ilion. Maybe they think if they get the high school they can get a grocery store which they are currently dependent on Herkimer for! Herkimer needs to retain their own high school, fix their problems, and not take on the problems and debts of 2 other districts. This school system is essential to the small part of what is left of our community!
I understand the facilities at Ilion are the best in the valley.

We gain better opportunities for our kids educational futures.

We are the county seat and if I had to do it again I wouldn't buy a home here. We are in terrible shape. Just what do we have that you're so proud of, Main St.?
Nothing to Gain

Little Falls, NY

#23 Sep 8, 2012
Old timer go get your damn bed in the Folts Home. You are just a grumpy know it all. Any income that the high school provides now is more than what it will provide over in Ilion! Have fun spending your $300 buck obviously that is all you give a shit about!
Ievi

New York, NY

#24 Sep 8, 2012
Nothing to Gain wrote:
What will Herkimer gain with this merger? Not a thing! Look it over. Ilion gets the high school and Ilion business' will benefit. The high school draws in the majority of the sporting and drama/music events. Its interesting that we are the county seat and won't even have a high school! Not to mention that so many of the people pushing this down your throat are from Ilion. Maybe they think if they get the high school they can get a grocery store which they are currently dependent on Herkimer for! Herkimer needs to retain their own high school, fix their problems, and not take on the problems and debts of 2 other districts. This school system is essential to the small part of what is left of our community!
Ilion is the only school with nothing to gain. We will not get a tax cut. We offer more classes than Herkimer and Mohawk. And i don't think anyone with a car cares that they have to drive ALL THE WAY to the BIG CITY OF HERKIMER to get groceries. And congratulations on having the County Seat(whatever that is worth). And you are sadly mistaken that having the high school will have that much of an effect on Ilion business. I think it shows the lack of basic awareness when people say that there is much of a difference between the villages.
So to answer your question, Herkimer gains a tax break, will have several options for classes that they didn't have before.
ole timer

Northville, NY

#25 Sep 8, 2012
Nothing to Gain- You must be clairvoyant; how
did you know that between my pension and Social
Security I make about $300 dollars a day? Of
course,that doesn't include stock dividends or
interest on other investments. I agree with you
completely, levi; only remember Herkimer is not
a city, it is a village. The only city in Herk-
imer County is Little Falls.
Hmmmmm

Rome, NY

#26 Sep 9, 2012
Sherburne-Earlville, merged now an excellent school system, lots of pride in their sports programs.

Morrisville-Eaton, merged now an excellent school system, lots of pride in their sports programs.

Just two examples, open your eyes people. It benefits our kids. VOTE YES!

Our schools will die a slow ugly death without it.
vote NO

Syracuse, NY

#27 Sep 10, 2012
cut the fringes and benis first
VOTE NO people, this is only a band aid
ole timer

Johnsburg, NY

#28 Sep 10, 2012
vote NO- The teachers' retirement system is set up
by the state; you can't cut that!
Bill

New York, NY

#29 Sep 10, 2012
ole timer wrote:
vote NO- The teachers' retirement system is set up
by the state; you can't cut that!
I am glad that ole timer has finally come to his senses and voting no.
ole timer

Johnsburg, NY

#30 Sep 10, 2012
I am not voting no; I was addressing "vote No".
I was simply telling you that a local district
can't cut the teachers' retirement; it is set
up by the state. Whether you like it or not you
will pay for teachers' retirements.
ole timer

Herkimer, NY

#31 Sep 10, 2012
And I want Ilion to subsidize my $300 savings. I really don't care if Ilion residents don't save anything as long as I can save my $300. So what if Herkimer's high schoolers are going to go to school with 1200 other high schoolers on Brown Bomber St. I'm not the one going there so I really don't care. I just want my free $300.
ole timer

Johnsburg, NY

#32 Sep 10, 2012
Use your own name! I didn't put in the last post!
NO NOI

Little Falls, NY

#34 Sep 11, 2012
VOTE NO!!!!!!!!!! Herkimer will get the 330 tax break if there house is worth 100,000,,,,and alot of peoples are not, mine included, i may see a little tax break but not worth shuffling my kid two towns away to school, and put him thru this chaos, Herkimer will survive without the merger, it will, it is a scare tatic. Just like Frankfort it will be fine.. Im voting No way!
crazy

Oriskany, NY

#36 Sep 11, 2012
So Herkimer should bail out to other school districts that already cannot handle their money. Jerque off smoke take off those rose covered glasses. This merger is about trying to get state aide from a state that values down state more than up. Do you seriously think things will change. Taxes will go down right I have never seen a decrease in taxes. How is the view from fantasy land. I am not jumping on the band wagon I am voting no for the kids not to help save the jobs of 3 superintendents. Syracuse and Utica only have one superintendent but we need 3.
no no

Little Falls, NY

#37 Sep 11, 2012
Yesssssssss! We need a change because what is happening now is NOT working obviously! Give it a chance and it will be fine.
crazy

Oriskany, NY

#38 Sep 11, 2012
Yeah it isn't working because the people in charge don't care how they spend the money was given to them to spend. If they don't use it they don't get the same amount the following year. Its the parents of the students who will be screwed spending more money for gas and other things. The kids are getting screwed how long will they be on the buses in the morning and how early will they have to get up. You yes voters enjoy your one year 300 dollars hope it makes you happy when I probably will spend 3 times that this upcoming school year. I bet you think Obama care is a good idea too.
sure

United States

#39 Sep 11, 2012
NO NOI wrote:
VOTE NO!!!!!!!!!! Herkimer will get the 330 tax break if there house is worth 100,000,,,,and alot of peoples are not, mine included, i may see a little tax break but not worth shuffling my kid two towns away to school, and put him thru this chaos, Herkimer will survive without the merger, it will, it is a scare tatic. Just like Frankfort it will be fine.. Im voting No way!
Frankfort people are brilliant. Go to a town board or village meeting and watch them fight with themselves. By the way frankfort ain't doing so well.

The merger isn't about the tax break for your trailer. It's about the educational opportunities for your little rocket scientist.

I live in herk and our village is fked up. How are we fine??? How Main St., your power bill, your property taxes and how's our bankrupt village doing azzhool?
porkey the pig

Syracuse, NY

#40 Sep 11, 2012
dont forget the lawsuit just filed for hpd actions.. thi would wie out any saving and cost more... VOTE NO working stiffs...
no no

Little Falls, NY

#41 Sep 11, 2012
I bet you don't pay taxes!!! One problem is all these people who are so worried probably don't even own a frigin house. Probably don't even pay taxes, live on the ol system. I think you should pay taxes in order to vote. Not just live in the district.
crazy

Oriskany, NY

#42 Sep 11, 2012
I pay taxes and live in one of the highest tax brackets in Herkimer and would gladly pay my taxes to keep Herkimer from not merging. I have looked around at other school districts we are one of the lowest tax brackets around. I still will and always be a NO vote.
i agree

Little Falls, NY

#43 Sep 11, 2012
you are so correct! I want to keep our small village , small. forget the sports for a minute and look at what chaos that would be for the kids. they are promising things that they will not follow thru with., this merger is to benefit a select few. VOTE NO WAY!

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