Lima Citizens Group Holds Walmart Supercenter Protest Tonight L...

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A proposed WalMart SuperCenter on Route 15A between Lima and Honeoye Falls is the target of a citizens' rally slated for tonight in the Village of Lima. Full Story
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Colleen Plimpton

Edgartown, MA

#1 Jul 15, 2006
I was a graduate of Lima High School, class of '66, and still contribute to the town in various ways, such as donating to St. Rose Church and belonging to the Historical Assoc. I'm dismayed that a WalMart is even under consideration in my quaint former hometown. It's difficult to replicate the beauty of such a place as Lima, and a WalMart would ruin it.
I now live in CT and our state is attempting to persuade WalMart to provied decent medical benefits to its employees.
Don't be penny-wise and pound-foolish, Lima. Keep WalMart out!

Colleen Plimpton
Forprogress

AOL

#2 Jul 15, 2006
Would that be so that we could become a bedroom community for HF and Mendon ... don't you think we should think of the economics of this town ???????
Colleen Plimpton wrote:
I was a graduate of Lima High School, class of '66, and still contribute to the town in various ways, such as donating to St. Rose Church and belonging to the Historical Assoc. I'm dismayed that a WalMart is even under consideration in my quaint former hometown. It's difficult to replicate the beauty of such a place as Lima, and a WalMart would ruin it.
I now live in CT and our state is attempting to persuade WalMart to provied decent medical benefits to its employees.
Don't be penny-wise and pound-foolish, Lima. Keep WalMart out!
Colleen Plimpton
a lima resident

Geneseo, NY

#3 Jul 16, 2006
Forprogress wrote:
Would that be so that we could become a bedroom community for HF and Mendon ... don't you think we should think of the economics of this town ???????
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If you believe what the town board and WM people are telling you, I have ocean front property here in Lima I can sell you. If it comes, it will be a shell in a few years. There are already too many of them. Where will the people come from that have to spend 35 million+ to keep it going? Oh thats right, they claim Lima residents spent one million at walmart's last year. Where are the other millions coming from? There will not be enough pull from the Geneseo and Henietta ones to support this monster. They are greedy and will NOT get one penny of my money. There is no reason for them every 10-15 miles. I'd hate to see our town turned into Henrietta.
Forprogress

AOL

#4 Jul 18, 2006
Lima used to be a vital town. We had many shops and stores that were supported by the community. It is time we had stores here again. Would you be happier if it were BonTon? Kauffman's?? The shirt I bought at BonTon's last week came from (oh my gosh) China.
a lima resident wrote:
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If you believe what the town board and WM people are telling you, I have ocean front property here in Lima I can sell you. If it comes, it will be a shell in a few years. There are already too many of them. Where will the people come from that have to spend 35 million+ to keep it going? Oh thats right, they claim Lima residents spent one million at walmart's last year. Where are the other millions coming from? There will not be enough pull from the Geneseo and Henietta ones to support this monster. They are greedy and will NOT get one penny of my money. There is no reason for them every 10-15 miles. I'd hate to see our town turned into Henrietta.
another Lima resident

United States

#5 Jul 18, 2006
Forprogress wrote:
Lima used to be a vital town. We had many shops and stores that were supported by the community. It is time we had stores here again. Would you be happier if it were BonTon? Kauffman's?? The shirt I bought at BonTon's last week came from (oh my gosh) China.
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We are all for progress. Let's be responsible and think about the kind of progress we need and want in Lima. Couldn't we do better than a giant retail store? Couldn't we put all this effort into bringing more industrial businesses to our town? I would much rather work at a place that pays more than Wal-Mart and treats it's employees with respect, and I'm sure most all of our residents would too. We have many people fighting on both sides for and against, and if all this effort was going to bringing viable businesses and jobs to Lima - I'd bet we would be a whole lot better off. We can't depend on our Town Board members to do it alone.
memyselfandI

Geneseo, NY

#6 Jul 18, 2006
***We can't depend on our Town Board members to do it alone.***
Seems like we can't depend on them for much anymore. There are more rumors and lies flying than you can shake a stick at. I can't wait to vote these fools out.
sharon

Chesapeake Beach, MD

#7 Jul 18, 2006
what is the name of the Lima Citizen Group fighting Wal-Mart? Is there a group website? And how do I get in touch with those running it?

Thanks and best of luck to you in stopping Wal-Mart.
HFMailLimaRes

Rochester, NY

#8 Jul 19, 2006
sharon wrote:
what is the name of the Lima Citizen Group fighting Wal-Mart? Is there a group website? And how do I get in touch with those running it?
Thanks and best of luck to you in stopping Wal-Mart.
The group is Lima Citizens for Responsible Development. Their website is Never in Lima. I think it's neverinlima.org . This fight, I would say debate, but it is a fight, has been going on for a few months now and it is getting ugly between the pro and the con forces. I fear they (the board) have already done irreversible damage to our little farm town. Thanks for you support.
Forprogress

AOL

#9 Jul 19, 2006
Wal-Mart does treat its employees with respect!!!!Wal-Mart gives even part-time employees health insurance...and profit sharing and 401K, and many more benefits. Yes we need industrial too. Wal-Mart will not hurt Lima. I don't want to be a bedroom community for Honeoye Falls and Mendon and Henrietta. Lets keep our money in our town.
another Lima resident wrote:
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We are all for progress. Let's be responsible and think about the kind of progress we need and want in Lima. Couldn't we do better than a giant retail store? Couldn't we put all this effort into bringing more industrial businesses to our town? I would much rather work at a place that pays more than Wal-Mart and treats it's employees with respect, and I'm sure most all of our residents would too. We have many people fighting on both sides for and against, and if all this effort was going to bringing viable businesses and jobs to Lima - I'd bet we would be a whole lot better off. We can't depend on our Town Board members to do it alone.
lima here

Rochester, NY

#10 Aug 23, 2006
HFMailLimaRes wrote:
<quoted text> The group is Lima Citizens for Responsible Development. Their website is Never in Lima. I think it's neverinlima.org . This fight, I would say debate, but it is a fight, has been going on for a few months now and it is getting ugly between the pro and the con forces. I fear they (the board) have already done irreversible damage to our little farm town. Thanks for you support.
Once again the blame for ugliness between pros and cons is put on the the leaders of our community. That THEY have caused irreversible damage?? Take ownership of your own actions. No one (the town board)is forcing people to act the way they do towards the opposing. Step up to the fact that the people are the ones that control their own behavior. I dont know about you people but the only person responsible for what comes out of my mouth is me. Grow up.
Amazed

Linden, NJ

#11 Aug 24, 2006
lima here wrote:
<quoted text>Once again the blame for ugliness between pros and cons is put on the the leaders of our community. That THEY have caused irreversible damage?? Take ownership of your own actions. No one (the town board)is forcing people to act the way they do towards the opposing. Step up to the fact that the people are the ones that control their own behavior. I dont know about you people but the only person responsible for what comes out of my mouth is me. Grow up.
Grow up yourself. You have a board (the 3 Cartwrights)
who can make a decision this size, and people's behavior is not going to be modified? Both sides show extremes and yes it is not pretty. YES, the board has caused irreversible damage, through the dismissal of reasonable process. This decision affects SO much more than the Cartwrights legacy. Pete keeps saying he needs more time to decide. What? He will be the ribbon cutter on this deal. The whole Country is up in arms over Walmart. Read, learn, discuss, and make a decision based on ALL aspects. Not these 3 amigos.
Sad to say, we need better educated folks on boards.
A decision of a lifetime in the hands a board that sees nothing but power. Start taking pictures of Lima, so you can remember what it once looked like. Oh and HF too.
lima here

Rochester, NY

#12 Aug 24, 2006
Amazed wrote:
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Grow up yourself. You have a board (the 3 Cartwrights)
who can make a decision this size, and people's behavior is not going to be modified? Both sides show extremes and yes it is not pretty. YES, the board has caused irreversible damage, through the dismissal of reasonable process. This decision affects SO much more than the Cartwrights legacy. Pete keeps saying he needs more time to decide. What? He will be the ribbon cutter on this deal. The whole Country is up in arms over Walmart. Read, learn, discuss, and make a decision based on ALL aspects. Not these 3 amigos.
Sad to say, we need better educated folks on boards.
A decision of a lifetime in the hands a board that sees nothing but power. Start taking pictures of Lima, so you can remember what it once looked like. Oh and HF too.
My reply was merely to state that no matter how much (we) dislike or disagree with what our town leaders are doing (or not doing)..this will never or should never justify our actions. I cerainly take responsibility and ownership of everything I do or say. No one forces me to act or speak. It is MY CHOICE. How we handle this falls directly on our lap's. If you expect our town to never be the same, then that is what you expect. I am taking the additude (WITH MANY OTHERS I KNOW) that NOT EVEN WM CAN DIVIDE THIS TOWN. I guess we know who the devoted are in this instance.
Lima Resident

Henrietta, NY

#13 Sep 3, 2006
I come from a larger town and have found lima to be in need of at least some better shopping and job options. I feel that in any case the sign's in the lawns is very unneeded. It makes this town look trashy. I think as a community we should ban the use of our lawns to tell our friends and town officials our opinions. Go to town meetings and tell your opinions and vote for your choice of elected officials. Look at our main street and tell me it
doesn't need a OVERHAUL. Yes we need to be careful
on how this town grows, but it needs to grow a little and clean-up what exists already. I really
think the taxes are very high for being this far out from Rochester. I would expect taxes to be far less
than that of other towns. I think this town need to grow up a little.( adults are acting like
children over this situation)
A Voice from Lima

Geneseo, NY

#14 Sep 4, 2006
We certainly do need to clean up Lima. Start with the eye-sore next to the town hall. Spruce up the store fronts too. Homeowners and landlords should keep their homes/buildings looking nice, not like run down shacks (as some are in this town).
Another Lima resident

United States

#15 Sep 5, 2006
Forprogress wrote:
Wal-Mart does treat its employees with respect!!!!Wal-Mart gives even part-time employees health insurance...and profit sharing and 401K, and many more benefits. Yes we need industrial too. Wal-Mart will not hurt Lima. I don't want to be a bedroom community for Honeoye Falls and Mendon and Henrietta. Lets keep our money in our town.
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Wal-Mart does not GIVE it's employee's health care. It offers it for a price, and the deductables and co-pays are way too much for their employees to afford on the pitiful wages they pay. Do some research other than the propaganda Pete Yendell and Wal-Mart is handing you. If you want to keep your money in Lima Wal-Mart is not the answer. If Wal-Mart comes, you and all other Lima and Livingston County residents will be paying for the public assistance their employees need for health and dental benefits!
I live in Lima

Rochester, NY

#16 Sep 5, 2006
Another Lima resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Wal-Mart does not GIVE it's employee's health care. It offers it for a price, and the deductables and co-pays are way too much for their employees to afford on the pitiful wages they pay. Do some research other than the propaganda Pete Yendell and Wal-Mart is handing you. If you want to keep your money in Lima Wal-Mart is not the answer. If Wal-Mart comes, you and all other Lima and Livingston County residents will be paying for the public assistance their employees need for health and dental benefits!
Just out of curiosity.. Does the Big M give their employees free health benefits? Does the Pharmacy? Just wondering.
EastMain YES

Geneva, NY

#17 Sep 5, 2006
I live in Lima wrote:
<quoted text>Just out of curiosity.. Does the Big M give their employees free health benefits? Does the Pharmacy? Just wondering.
Good question but I doubt you'll get an answer. Here's another..what's the average wage of the people who work in Lima at the local businesses ? What kind of benefits are even offered and what's the cost to the employee ? Don't hear to much comparisons on that level from CRD or on the website your so proud of. Any kid from the manor school could have cut and pasted that from the anti Walmart sites.
Still haven't seen or heard a valid reason why Walmart shouldn't be in Lima.
Amazed

Linden, NJ

#18 Sep 5, 2006
EastMain YES wrote:
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Good question but I doubt you'll get an answer. Here's another..what's the average wage of the people who work in Lima at the local businesses ? What kind of benefits are even offered and what's the cost to the employee ? Don't hear to much comparisons on that level from CRD or on the website your so proud of. Any kid from the manor school could have cut and pasted that from the anti Walmart sites.
Still haven't seen or heard a valid reason why Walmart shouldn't be in Lima.
It is simply not needed. It has no economic benefit to the Lima area, and it is a scourge on the tax payer. You however are shy of a educated determination, because you believe what your told. Again IF the majority of LIMA people do not want it, it should simply not be. If you would take time to read the other side of the debate you too may walk away better equipped to debate.
EastMain YES

Geneva, NY

#19 Sep 5, 2006
Amazed wrote:
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It is simply not needed. It has no economic benefit to the Lima area, and it is a scourge on the tax payer. You however are shy of a educated determination, because you believe what your told. Again IF the majority of LIMA people do not want it, it should simply not be. If you would take time to read the other side of the debate you too may walk away better equipped to debate.
"Simply not needed"..now there's a valid reason. WOW, "simply not needed" gosh, thank you so much for enlightening me.
Have read the other side, just don't see it the way you may see it.
I dissagree with your comments about the non value to Lima and that you said it would be a scourge to the tax payer..I still believe the benefite to be the increased revenue from taxes, convienience and jobs created. With anything there will be good and bad, not everyone will be happy.
If I only believed what I was told I'd probably have one of those silly frowny town signs in my yard. I believe I am making an educated determination, once again it has been said that since I don't agree with the oppsition, I'm uneducated. You people sure know how to make friends and influence people.
pentagon

Rochester, NY

#20 Sep 7, 2006
amazed your what is not needed !

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