broken up piles of cement on Harbor Way
Rogerpower

Brooklyn, NY

#43 Oct 2, 2013
Attn counselors wrote:
This development is critical for Rome. It will bring much needed commerce to the Dominick St area. The "stalls" are an outrage. First time a month was wasted because of a fence. Second was a small bit of asbestos found in an isolated corner. Then there was a oil spill discovered. Again in an isolated area. Each one of these issues took FAR TO LONG to address. There has been NO WORK done down there for months. The net result is the city ALMOST cleared a parking lot in one working season. By industry standard, that is laughable. There is still much work to be done and a VERY short time to do it in. The problem is two fold. First, can the city complete the task at hand in the time allowed before these grants expire. Second, why were the delays so long on the work that was done. Im hopeful that the city can doubletalk the state and get an extension on the grants. This does nothing for the Dominick st businesses that have to pay expenses each month and need the additional commerce NOW. It is apparent that some feet dragging is taking place that the TAXPAYING BUSINESS PEOPLE are getting the short end of the stick on. Maybe a highly advertised "taxpayers strike" would get some attention to this problem. Im sure some county and state officials would be interested in the lack of progress that affects their concerns as well. Gov. Cuomo is very pro business development and Im sure he would not be happy after being informed of this issue.
well said kim roger
GORGE MICHAEL

Boston, MA

#44 Oct 2, 2013
The City needs to hire some Mexicans. You can leave to get your welfare check and they will have that shit done by the time you make it home!
Attn counselors

Cortland, NY

#45 Oct 2, 2013
This is not Kim Rodgers, but I do hope she and the rest of the counsel read it.
Jump start needed

Cortland, NY

#46 Oct 3, 2013
knows wrote:
obiously you are either completely out of your mind or you have NO idea what you are talking about.
There is more than adequate space right there at the site to contain all the crushed rock/stone that is piled there. It takes 2 pieces of equipment to break down the rubble and spread it, then it will require additional materials to cover it. Should there be some contaminated material there a simple clay cap is the most widely used method of containment. Clay capping is a very acceptable means of containent...as for the rain washing the stone, that is the most rediculous notion Ihave ever hard of. I have handled many properties, contaminated and not and I know what I am talking about. IF the property is contaminated it needs to be controlled, not running off into the eco system. The problem is simple...the solution is simple....the powers that be are SIMPLE!
We can use your help. Is there a time limit that the petroleum contaminated soil and rocks are allowed to reside there? The "mound" has been there for about two months. I agree with the "simple" comment.:) Thanks.
cps

East Syracuse, NY

#47 Oct 4, 2013
bottabing wrote:
The Mayor should take a ride around town and see some of these aweful looking areas and take steps and make descisions to do something about it. Its bad enough the city is struggling to stay afloat but wha does it have to offer for a view? They fixed the Grand Hotel up nice butright across from that those crumbling buildings look like crap, piles of broken up cement on that street where they have the Rodmill flea market so you cant even go shop there, they always tear stuff up and leave it there like that for months beore someone does anything about it. Theres a few other bad looking areas around the City too- why doesnt someone take a stand in City Hall?
you people are so full of shit let the rodmill open
lol lol

Hampton, VA

#48 Oct 4, 2013
cps wrote:
<quoted text>you people are so full of shit let the rodmill open
Nobody went there when it was Open!
Mary

Cortland, NY

#49 Oct 4, 2013
lol lol wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody went there when it was Open!
How do you know?
foolish romans n migrants

East Syracuse, NY

#50 Oct 4, 2013
lol lol wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody went there when it was Open!
people like you make rome rome . ignorant
sawhorse

Cortland, NY

#51 Oct 6, 2013
Jump start needed wrote:
<quoted text>We can use your help. Is there a time limit that the petroleum contaminated soil and rocks are allowed to reside there? The "mound" has been there for about two months. I agree with the "simple" comment.:) Thanks.
When are they going to ship that crap out and get to work. Boy, talk about government worker syndrome.
Market Watcher

New York, NY

#52 Oct 7, 2013
Probably would have answered now if the owners would get a backbone and get the very small amount of work done instead of blaming someone else. THEN they would have no problem forcing the issue of codes and the flunky mayor. I understand that a plumber installing a 3rd bathroom has not shown up...fire his ass and get another one for heavens sakes!
mary

Cortland, NY

#53 Oct 8, 2013
Attn counselors wrote:
This development is critical for Rome. It will bring much needed commerce to the Dominick St area. The "stalls" are an outrage. First time a month was wasted because of a fence. Second was a small bit of asbestos found in an isolated corner. Then there was a oil spill discovered. Again in an isolated area. Each one of these issues took FAR TO LONG to address. There has been NO WORK done down there for months. The net result is the city ALMOST cleared a parking lot in one working season. By industry standard, that is laughable. There is still much work to be done and a VERY short time to do it in. The problem is two fold. First, can the city complete the task at hand in the time allowed before these grants expire. Second, why were the delays so long on the work that was done. Im hopeful that the city can doubletalk the state and get an extension on the grants. This does nothing for the Dominick st businesses that have to pay expenses each month and need the additional commerce NOW. It is apparent that some feet dragging is taking place that the TAXPAYING BUSINESS PEOPLE are getting the short end of the stick on. Maybe a highly advertised "taxpayers strike" would get some attention to this problem. Im sure some county and state officials would be interested in the lack of progress that affects their concerns as well. Gov. Cuomo is very pro business development and Im sure he would not be happy after being informed of this issue.
The city workers were down there on this past Monday carting out debris in city trucks. Its about time.
mary

Cortland, NY

#54 Oct 8, 2013
Market Watcher wrote:
Probably would have answered now if the owners would get a backbone and get the very small amount of work done instead of blaming someone else. THEN they would have no problem forcing the issue of codes and the flunky mayor. I understand that a plumber installing a 3rd bathroom has not shown up...fire his ass and get another one for heavens sakes!
What does a market have to do with the city cleaning up waste and furthering waterfront development. What market are you talking about. Thanks.
yoman

Watertown, NY

#55 Oct 8, 2013
Be gone tomorrow morning
attn counselors

Cortland, NY

#56 Oct 9, 2013
Who is in charge of this project? My fear is that the city still has not figured that out. I can not help but suspect that we would be much closer to our goal of completion if the vast number of experienced senior staffers hadnt mysteriously resigned in the last 18 months. Most of them were involved in the planning and funding stages of this project. Now the time has come to see it thru to completion and there are empty chairs where valuable insight and needed experience once sat. Is this lack of progress the byproduct of poor staffing decisions? This project has been thru much debate and the decision was made to go forward. Unless there is an agenda that the TAXPAYERS are not aware of it seems we are just not able to get it done. PLEASE do what you can to save this development. City hall appears without direction. PLEASE step in. Thank you.
yup

Hampton, VA

#57 Oct 10, 2013
attn counselors wrote:
Who is in charge of this project? My fear is that the city still has not figured that out. I can not help but suspect that we would be much closer to our goal of completion if the vast number of experienced senior staffers hadnt mysteriously resigned in the last 18 months. Most of them were involved in the planning and funding stages of this project. Now the time has come to see it thru to completion and there are empty chairs where valuable insight and needed experience once sat. Is this lack of progress the byproduct of poor staffing decisions? This project has been thru much debate and the decision was made to go forward. Unless there is an agenda that the TAXPAYERS are not aware of it seems we are just not able to get it done. PLEASE do what you can to save this development. City hall appears without direction. PLEASE step in. Thank you.
Yup..they jumped ship just because they didn't like the new guy....if they would have remembered that they worked for US, the PEOPLE of this city, maybe they would have stuck around instead of bailing so they could point fingers later. Thanks for nothing!
mary

Cortland, NY

#58 Oct 10, 2013
yoman wrote:
Be gone tomorrow morning
Sorry to report that the waste is still down there, although, it seems a little smaller. Maybe it will be gone soon.
mary

Cortland, NY

#59 Oct 10, 2013
yup wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup..they jumped ship just because they didn't like the new guy....if they would have remembered that they worked for US, the PEOPLE of this city, maybe they would have stuck around instead of bailing so they could point fingers later. Thanks for nothing!
No one knows the real truth except the select few that were involved, BUT, the people that left were all seasoned professionals. Well versed in dealing with many types of people. I believe it was a stronger emotion than "they didnt like the new guy" that caused them to take leave. They were all dedicated public servants with years under their belts. You may be correct,but my opinion is that there is something else going on.
Market Watcher

New York, NY

#60 Oct 10, 2013
Joe doesn't want it cleaned up. He likes the city to be a dump....just look at what he has accomplished, nothing worthwhile at all.
I have totally lost confidence in the entire political structure under Joe Fusco! The counselors have turned into a bunch of "Yes Men" everyone watching out for their o
own interests and wanting to keep on the good side so they don't lose their paychecks and insurance.
If Joe doesn't want it they are not about to push it unless it is clearly against the law and even then they will just postpone, postpone and postpone hoping the public will forget that they table tons of items. They hold their meetings in private, all discussions are held before public meetings so going to a City Council meeting is a waste of time unless you want to watch the BOBBLE HEADS all agreeing and moving on to the next item without more than a couple of seconds between them.
Department Heads are afraid of losing their jobs, paychecks and insurance as well, they will outright lie to the public to keep their jobs. One Official told me that they were doing everything in their power to stop some of the garbage happening around Rome (Specifically naming the Harbor Way rock piles)and that they had been given full authority to remove them by the DEC and this was OVER a YEAR AGO! They moved the rock around, restacked it and now it sits covered kind of with the equipment sitting on top like King of the HIll - laughing Ha Ha Ha They are winning!
What now folks, what pro active forward movement are you going to make? OR are you going to let the local political powers run this city into the ground and rename it Fuscoville?
mary

Cortland, NY

#61 Oct 11, 2013
Market Watcher wrote:
Joe doesn't want it cleaned up. He likes the city to be a dump....just look at what he has accomplished, nothing worthwhile at all.
I have totally lost confidence in the entire political structure under Joe Fusco! The counselors have turned into a bunch of "Yes Men" everyone watching out for their o
own interests and wanting to keep on the good side so they don't lose their paychecks and insurance.
If Joe doesn't want it they are not about to push it unless it is clearly against the law and even then they will just postpone, postpone and postpone hoping the public will forget that they table tons of items. They hold their meetings in private, all discussions are held before public meetings so going to a City Council meeting is a waste of time unless you want to watch the BOBBLE HEADS all agreeing and moving on to the next item without more than a couple of seconds between them.
Department Heads are afraid of losing their jobs, paychecks and insurance as well, they will outright lie to the public to keep their jobs. One Official told me that they were doing everything in their power to stop some of the garbage happening around Rome (Specifically naming the Harbor Way rock piles)and that they had been given full authority to remove them by the DEC and this was OVER a YEAR AGO! They moved the rock around, restacked it and now it sits covered kind of with the equipment sitting on top like King of the HIll - laughing Ha Ha Ha They are winning!
What now folks, what pro active forward movement are you going to make? OR are you going to let the local political powers run this city into the ground and rename it Fuscoville?
WOW!! That was perfect! Thank you.
Market Watcher

New York, NY

#62 Oct 11, 2013
Frank Tallarino Jr will be guest speaker at Rome Clean and Green meeting at Senior Cener off So. James St., Monday at 6pm. Let's go ask him what the heck is up.

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