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yeah ok

Cortland, NY

#41 Jan 19, 2013
you mean cost of living
o and dumb dumb

Cortland, NY

#42 Jan 19, 2013
fairfield wrote:
they get double raises a year now, dont take more a% plus a step EVERY YEAR
If you freeze their pay for the next five years it won't make a dent in herkimer's problems. It's far past that simple.
FoodforThough

Little Falls, NY

#43 Jan 20, 2013
uninformed it figures wrote:
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Click on this and watch the video...
http://www.wktv.com/news/local/175487731.html
Remington's property tax assessment is less than 1% of the tax base. Remington's school taxes is about $50,000 in a district with a $40 million budget. It's not an issue. Herkimer wishes they had a 50k problem.
Also, when a property owner does not pay their school taxes the school district is reimbursed by the county. If they remain unpaid, the county bears that burden, not the school. So, Herkimer County pays whether the districts are merged or not. So it's not an issue.
We have the least amount of programs/opportunity to hold a young persons interest. 30 out of a 100 drop out of herkimer yearly.
When those 30 losers melt back into the community every year it creates a major financial problem for all of us and it's a vicious cycle. Herkimerís drop out rate is the worst in the valley and Herkimer has been put on notice by the state.
In the late 1990s, Ilion had about 2,100 students. With declining enrollment the combined district would have around 2,400 students. Chances are, with declining enrollment the combined district could be the same size as Ilion used to be in about 10yrs. What's the point? We will have a much more adequately funded system.
December 27, 2012 at
What happens to Ilions tax base when 1300 hundred laid off employees can't pay their school taxes? Or is that just tiny portion of a 40 million dollar budget as well?
csi herkimer

Herkimer, NY

#44 Jan 20, 2013
first the arms will never leave. they used strong arm tactics, for years. if they need to servive on assalt weapons god help us. im a hunterand have afew guns, im still for background checks. still against assalt rifles. you people wouldnt know intimidation if it was in your pocket. just more bs. you anti merger people would say anything to scare people. it did work in herkimer, now we will see who was right. dont make the same mistakes we did here. think of the children.
shhtforbrains whatififif

Northville, NY

#45 Jan 20, 2013
FoodforThough wrote:
<quoted text> What happens to Ilions tax base when 1300 hundred laid off employees can't pay their school taxes? Or is that just tiny portion of a 40 million dollar budget as well?
Are you under the impression the Arm's only employees people that live in Ilion?

The Arms has more employees that reside in Herkimer than Ilion.

When a property owner does not pay school taxes the school district is reimbursed by the county and the amount is added to the county taxes. The county is on the hook, not the school. So, Herkimer County pays whether the districts are merged or not. The Arms is not an issue.

I guess it's back to the bullssht blackboard for you...
hahaha

Herkimer, NY

#46 Jan 20, 2013
shhtforbrains whatififif wrote:
<quoted text>Are you under the impression the Arm's only employees people that live in Ilion?

The Arms has more employees that reside in Herkimer than Ilion.

When a property owner does not pay school taxes the school district is reimbursed by the county and the amount is added to the county taxes. The county is on the hook, not the school. So, Herkimer County pays whether the districts are merged or not. The Arms is not an issue.

I guess it's back to the bullssht blackboard for you...
HAHAHAHAHaHahahaha. Haha. And your drama continues
really drama

Northville, NY

#47 Jan 20, 2013
hahaha wrote:
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HAHAHAHAHaHahahaha. Haha. And your drama continues
Facts about taxes, state aid, the overall correcting of intentional or unintentional information is important.
really drama

Northville, NY

#48 Jan 20, 2013
hahaha wrote:
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HAHAHAHAHaHahahaha. Haha. And your drama continues
You must be from east herkimer, soon to be West Little Falls.

Now that will be some drama.
no progress

Herkimer, NY

#49 Jan 20, 2013
This thread is maddening. You people want this area to fail. Otherwise this conversation would move forward instead of in a constant loop. I see people come here for information (their first mistake..mine too I admit) but all you get is rehashed dribble..same conversation as a year ago but even more hatred & negativity the second and third time around. Oh well. I guess without utter failure there's nothing to make the narrow minded feel better. Great examples for our kids. Explains a lot.
hahaha

Utica, NY

#50 Jan 20, 2013
You don't come here for information. It's entertainment. That's why its so much fun to write little one liners to make these guys crazy and waste their time which they put to no good use anyway. So funny what nonsense they come up with to glorify their pro-merger movement. Almost makes you feel sorry for them but for the fact it's so ridiculous. Oh well.
Dwarf Nebula

Utica, NY

#51 Jan 20, 2013
I hope the Ilion Mohawk merger goes through and after two years the state aid stops coming but Cosmo keeps going to the bank with his monstrous paychecks and there is nothing left. The kids will suffer as always and the people oh Herkimer and Frankfort will laugh the hardest.
ur right

New York, NY

#52 Jan 20, 2013
hahaha wrote:
You don't come here for information. It's entertainment. That's why its so much fun to write little one liners to make these guys crazy and waste their time which they put to no good use anyway. So funny what nonsense they come up with to glorify their pro-merger movement. Almost makes you feel sorry for them but for the fact it's so ridiculous. Oh well.
Herkimer ppl only want everyone to think they were thinking of their kids, but now that Mohawk and Ilion are doing the right thing they are having anxiety, lol lol lol, who are you going o play next year Steele? the hornets? LOL LOL LOL
dork nebula

Bliss, NY

#53 Jan 20, 2013
Dwarf Nebula wrote:
I hope the Ilion Mohawk merger goes through and after two years the state aid stops coming but Cosmo keeps going to the bank with his monstrous paychecks and there is nothing left. The kids will suffer as always and the people oh Herkimer and Frankfort will laugh the hardest.
Yeah I think I heard Frankfort laughing last month when they cancelled spring sports.

Herkimer is rolling on the floor laughing over their upcoming academic and sport cuts. I think they started laughing right after their first budget meeting with Tutty. You know the meeting they walked into with big ideas and walk out with their finger in their ass.
rite buddy

Bliss, NY

#54 Jan 20, 2013
no progress wrote:
This thread is maddening. You people want this area to fail. Otherwise this conversation would move forward instead of in a constant loop. I see people come here for information (their first mistake..mine too I admit) but all you get is rehashed dribble..same conversation as a year ago but even more hatred & negativity the second and third time around. Oh well. I guess without utter failure there's nothing to make the narrow minded feel better. Great examples for our kids. Explains a lot.
You are so full of it. Remington wasn't in the conversation a year ago. Most have no idea what Remington pays in tax or that the county not the school system is on the hook for unpaid tax.

The kids in Herkimer and Frankfort got hosed. We can't change that.

With that in mind let us not forget about the ignorant and selfish adults that put their kids and mine in this situation.
Nope

Buffalo, NY

#55 Jan 21, 2013
hahaha wrote:
You don't come here for information. It's entertainment. That's why its so much fun to write little one liners to make these guys crazy and waste their time which they put to no good use anyway. So funny what nonsense they come up with to glorify their pro-merger movement. Almost makes you feel sorry for them but for the fact it's so ridiculous. Oh well.
It's sad that idiots like you still can't see the S$*^storm looming. When the state dissolves the district due to poor test scores and lack of funds who is going to be laughing?
MattObreza

Little Falls, NY

#56 Jan 21, 2013
Just another Union Payday,
what

Waterford, NY

#57 Jan 21, 2013
MattObreza wrote:
Just another Union Payday,
Go ahead, explain that.
yesser

Herkimer, NY

#58 Jan 21, 2013
Matt ? Isnt your wife a teacher? Or someone claiming to be you?
lets go

Frankfort, NY

#59 Jan 21, 2013
MattObreza wrote:
Just another Union Payday,
Well I see you really didn't want to explain your remark.

Just your lame attempt to be funny.
just saying

Feeding Hills, MA

#60 Jan 22, 2013
I can only imagine how good ilion/mohawk wrestling program will be the best two schools in the valley at it combined...maybe herkimer should merge with sauquoit it's a better commute and fit...good luck.

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