Always pushing it on residents and business people to do their jobs. You're on the board numb skull...get it done.
We, the people, can say all we want, but we cannot be the ones to push laws and snap fingers to change. Business people WILL NEVER come to main street to rent one of those dump spots, and I know as I am a business person who has looked on the street. Waste of time and money for anyone to rent anything other than the SSI people for housing.
I would never open a shop there knowing they can have SSI folks sitting out on their stoops no the street looking like trash. Or the hanging out on the sidewalks doing nothing but making a mess and looking like trash.
The buildings in general all need money invested in them for proper change rather than just collect rents. Lets start taking pics of what the insides look like for each building that TONY B wants business to rent and see where that goes.
Lets name all the property owners on the street and see who is doing what about fixing up the buildings and not paints with the institution grey paint for these buildings or crazy colors that they got cheap.
Lets name all the SSI renters on the street and see who are at fault for making the mess on the street.
I went to the block party at Petes a few weeks back and could not believe all the dead beets on that side that all were clearly SSI bound and degenerates being nothing but rude to the talent on stage.
You go around the corner to Belly up and it was like stepping into sunlight and a good feeling. main st, I felt like killing myself, but once around the corner, I was a new person, even though I don't drink, I still had a fun time.
Main street trash new better not to come to the other side and they all fit in well right where they belong..in front of their housings on main.
You need someone who does codes who does not rent to SSI people and someone who will take charge as a conflict of interest.
Empty buildings should look clean from the outside with mocked up windows of what businesses could go in there. Free rent for several months should be offered too to have someone take a chance there.
You would never see people hanging out in Saratoga main like they do in Herk main street.
Just look at the old Affordable MAttress building with all thge blankets and sheets for curtains. That building alone is a reason not to do business there.
Basically each building would need harsh inspections and ones who pass can stay and ones who fail will need to be relocated elsewhere.
Get these folks working who can work instead of sitting on their azzes in lawn chairs on main. Have social services start clearing out folks who can work and get them on their own rather than smoke, drink and do nothing for society.
Herkimer main street needs some sort of attraction first off paid for by the village to start. Could be something to look at on the street or a park type setting, or a focal spot.
CUT those darn trees down as they do nothing but block the light at night and makes the street look worse that it already does. bring the light back in as trees are not needed on the street. Why have light poles when most of the light is blocked by trees.
If you are going to have trees, then trim them and have them all look uniform.
put some color on the street with flowers and remove the ugly meters and start marking the tires like Saratoga does.
How much revenue can meters turn when nobody shops there. If shops returned then the county would get sales tax more and it should make up for a loss on meters.
I am sure that won't fly though as that is a big part of their money making they claim.
Do some other things to earn money in the village like holding more events on the street or elsewhere. Her needs to be run like a business. Start cutting costs now.