Ilion mayor: Opposition caused withdraw of fireman's convention hosting

Mar 16, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: mpcourier.com

The mayor of the Ilion said his community lost a regional fireman's association convention because it wanted to hold the event in July.

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reality sez

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if it barely eclipsed $1m they'd be lucky. Especially locally here.

Reporter clearly didn't do the math? Doubtful. Certain they relied on data given to them from the Firefighters' group pertaining to past events. The reporter didn't just pull figures out of thin air.
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The true reason that Ilion "withdrew" from considertation of hosting the event is that the public and taxpayers would have witnessed Volunteer departments very capable of doing the job and duties of a paid department.
Not very good PR.
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Paid is here to stay. The days of the volly are numbered. except social clubs and assisting full timers. Sorry dont be jealous .
utica confidential

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Dont bet on it ...axe licker
OMG Stephens is Disabled

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Well John Stephens has never said he is smart. But a knee jerk reaction he has claimed. This is just a bad uninformed interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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yeah right wrote:
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Doubtful it would be that high nor that many people would or could actually come to little Ilion, NY. Nice way to inflate the numbers to push your agenda against this mayor.
Tell us, where in Ilion would you hold an event with 10,000 people?
How many people come out for fireworks or doo dah? The event doesn't have to be inside. How about the S 5th Ave or any ball park. John Stephens just isn't smart enough to handle anything. He lives off NYS Disability and his school teacher wife. She hates Ilion so bad he requested to be moved out of Ilion school.
John Stephens What is He

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OMG Stephens is Disabled wrote:
Well John Stephens has never said he is smart. But a knee jerk reaction he has claimed. This is just a bad uninformed interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
This you-tube video shows a John Stephens sitting there looking dazed and confused when his village was in despair, believing that Remington Arms was moving. After all the fair warning this is all your Mayor could mustard up. I have to agree with the person posting that Stephens was very ill and unprepared. Your Village was close to ruins and you make a statement of - Knee Jerk Reaction. How about saying how government should pursue a long term goal in the fight against illegal guns, or government should not make a unilateral decision without some debate. Act professional Mayor Stephens.
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mayor stephens is a total ass hole that needs to be put out of office. to shot down this convention is so wrong. yes there will be a lot of people but there is plenty of extra rooms in utica.these people do not mind traveling that little distance. this has happen in many places that the convention is held. it would help local buainess and god know this valley needs all the help it can get. as for the mayor he is wrong but so is the rest of the board. they had to agree with this also. he can not stop this on his own. so go after the hold board not just the mayor. they are all wrong.
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Clark Kent wrote:
Where is the local reporting on this topic?
It seems apparent to me that the local so-called "newspapers" do not report news that reflects poorly on elected officials. Maybe they need the permission of the political machine to report political news?
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knight wrote:
mayor stephens is a total ass hole that needs to be put out of office. to shot down this convention is so wrong. yes there will be a lot of people but there is plenty of extra rooms in utica.these people do not mind traveling that little distance. this has happen in many places that the convention is held. it would help local buainess and god know this valley needs all the help it can get. as for the mayor he is wrong but so is the rest of the board. they had to agree with this also. he can not stop this on his own. so go after the hold board not just the mayor. they are all wrong.
Just get out and tell everyone to vote for Dave Murray. John Stephens has been out of work on disability for over 15 years and lives off his wife's check.He needs to go.
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Friends of John Stephens wrote:
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Just get out and tell everyone to vote for Dave Murray. John Stephens has been out of work on disability for over 15 years and lives off his wife's check.He needs to go.
Dave is a great man and he has worked instead of collecting disability and living off his wife. Dave would never threaten a women in an e-mail.
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you sound like a group of FOOD STAMP HAPPY individuals who never opposed the destruction of a PERFECTLY FUNCTIONAL BRIDGE at herkimker over the canal SO SOME HOT SHOT PLAYER COULD GET HIS YAGHT TO THE TURNING STONE CASINO TO DROP A FEW WAMPUM?"?? a republican would have just put a baffle around the boat so it could sink a few feet lower in the water..a democrat would raise the sky at TAXPAYES EXPENSE..hell.. its only REVENUEEE..we GOT IT By THE TON from you dumballs..
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Lazy John Stephens wrote:
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Dave is a great man and he has worked instead of collecting disability and living off his wife. Dave would never threaten a women in an e-mail.
As long as Dave doesn't live off disability and abusing women like John Stephens.

I have never voted for a demoncat, but Stephens is so bad I might have to.
The powers that be in Herk Co. will put him in his place.
He will be a lap dog.
It beats working for a living..
John is the laziest thing around, and imagine his poor wife having to sleep next to him all night knowing he is the laziest thing ever. How could he threaten Joanne Moore in an email and people turn away from it. John collecting disability is a crime.
Lazy John Stephens

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absolutely appalling wrote:
John Stephens and Ilion's inept leadership deprived the struggling valley of a $3 million economic boost
that's about how much 10,000 firemen and families would have spent over three days June 6 - 8
and that's just for ONE YEAR.
3 years =$9 million
assuming the convention went well, it could be expected the convention would return each year
not to mention what for many would have been a fun and exciting event and a point of community pride
this is the biggest F-up of Stephens' dismal career in public service
What is wrong with this guy, can he run anything. Why would he work to turn this down even if it was 100 fire fighters at a meeting or convention in the village of Ilion. It is time for change. In this little area dem or rep just doesn't matter. You need to vote for a guy that has a vision. John Stephens must be a rep just so he could ride into a political seat.

Republicans don't stand for a life on disability and to let lost Financial opportunities pass. He sits lethargically by watching Remington Arms get propositioned by other states. Insiders tell me he might have given Remington Arms the kiss of death by transitioning them from National Grid to Ilion Electric.Because of the increased rates when using so much electricity this winter the Ilion Electric bill will be higher than any National Grid bill. John Stephens has no sense for business, he has never conducted any business or business companies just lived off Disability.

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