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#1 Nov 1, 2013
Where was the village board last night while the police and fire departments got the community involved with Herkimer Now? These people are a joke and should be ashamed of themselves! They each have their own agenda and it does not include our community. Kudos to the Fire and Police deparents and the Herkimer Now group! Us tax paying citizens support you!
#2 Nov 2, 2013
Since you are wondering, Herkimer Now and the village board are at an impasse over the issue of parking meters downtown.
www.herkimernow.org believes very strongly that those silly nickel and dime meters are a deterrent to shoppers and economic development and should be abolished.
Herkimer Now further contends that the Herkimer parking meters are illegal, as numerous court cases have found that parking meters are permissible only when they serve to address parking problems -- NOT to generate revenue, which is principal intent of Herkimer's meters.
An any imbecile can tell (except the imbeciles on the Village Board, in particular Trustee Brindisi), open parking spaces are in abundance on Main St. and elsewhere in downtown.
It's unfortunate, but Village Board members have declined our invitations to participate in recent www.herkimernow.org activities and continue to attempt to undermine community efforts to restore the glory of our once-proud Main Street.
#3 Nov 2, 2013
All of the board members should go, including Mr. Hartman who now damages the Village at the county level.
This board has has destroyed Herkimer, all they do is involve the village in lawsuits, which in the long run they lose and cost the village thousands, if not millions. Lets see, Quakenbush Lawsuit (Lost), Workmens Comp Lawsuit (Lost), Jail Lawsuit (even if they win, we still lose).
They care less about anything positive, this board is built on a belief of negativity.
Former Mayors used to walk the downtown area and visit business, our mayor hides.
#4 Nov 2, 2013
The village board are stepping over dollars to pick up pennies. That is what the parking meters essentially are. Relics of the past. They are more interested in petty income streams from the meters and parking fines from them than actual economic growth. There is an abundance of parking spaces downtown because there is an abundance of EMPTY store fronts downtown.
It was eye opening when they revealed how much it was going to cost to repair/replace the broken meters from a few years ago when someone robbed them. They were looking to spend more on those relics than they take in. Duh, idiots. Parking meters in some areas that actually ATTRACT people might be appropriate, like Sylvan Beach. But here? Give it up.
#5 Nov 2, 2013
The Quackenbush case they should have won. It is stated in law that uncollected water bills are to be reassessed on the tax rolls and that is exactly what the Village did. The County IDA held title to the property and should have been responsible once Quackenbush went bankrupt.
#6 Nov 4, 2013
This is simply not true. The person writing this is not on the Herkimer Now committee. Do not feed this troll. If you have any questions about Herkimer Now's official stance on issues, please contact us via our website.
#7 Nov 4, 2013
yeah right whatever you say... it's disappointing to see the so-called "leadership" of our group wither from confrontation or publicly criticize those in power.
It's no secret that we've butted heads with village board members especially over the parking meter issue, why not make it public? People deserve to know where we as the www.herkimernow.org organization stand!
By understanding and addressing the rifts that divide our organization and our community, we can move forward -- which will not happen if you persist in operating our group llike some shadow organization.
#8 Nov 4, 2013
Yet you do not make any attempt to reference said website. Pretty much sums up who the real troll is.
#9 Nov 4, 2013
Who took the ac units off the roof of quakenbush building years ago? Who ever did should not have unless they owned the property. Right BW?
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