City gets $716,00 grant; giving out f...

City gets $716,00 grant; giving out free rain barrels

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Oneida Herkimer SWA

Rome, NY

#1 Jul 7, 2010

You have got to be kidding!!!! The last I looked my gutters were 45 feet from the streets and the water soaks in to the ground around my home. This is an asinine program, but leave it to the two morons (Roefaro and Sullivan) to grasp this with both hands. You want to save the sewers from erosion? How about getting some crews out there with shovels to clean the dirt, grit, and gravel from along the curb. Clean the s&!t up and then you wouldn't have all this crap in the storm drains and sewer pipes.
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Since: Sep 09

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#2 Jul 7, 2010
your tellin me, have you driven through east utica lately???! I drove down james st today to show my girl the windowless useless police substation and the streets down there especially dudley and down towards oneida are completely full of trash

So instead of collecting trash, cleaning streets, fixing sidewalks, fixing potholes or maybe something senseable....we are gonna hand out rain barrels, half these houses dont have working gutters but these rain barrels are gonna fix it all !

when is this moron rofaro's term up? excuse me if his name is spelled incorrectly but hes doing such a shitty job that i dont care to remember his name

Little Falls, NY

#3 Jul 8, 2010
Its. A grant which means the state was giving away money! If they didn't take it someone would have! Glad they got it forour city and had thde barells made locally


#4 Jul 8, 2010
To relax: The state may have been giving away money, however they took it from the much abused taxpayers!! The only good thing here is that they bought the barrels locally and not from China.
Turd Cutter

Utica, NY

#5 Jul 8, 2010
Really, rain barrels are the answer. Maybe they can pass out rainbows so each of us can have a pot of gold in our back yards.

They need to get off their asses and clean the streets. Between the road grime and grit to the ridiculous amount of gravel that the foolish pothole filler placed on the roads, the storm sewers will be completely shot. Get the crews out with shovels to clean the streets.

This administration has flat out refused to listen to any experts and all they attempt to do is find a band-aid solution to any and all problems. It would be absolutely refreshing if they actually picked "one" battle and fought it to it's correct completion, and then went on to the next one.

Sullivan pay your back taxes NOW!!!!!!!!

Herkimer, NY

#6 Jul 8, 2010
Maybe some of that welfare money could go to hire the same people to clean up those streets???

Since: Jun 10

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#7 Jul 8, 2010
This program is such a dumb waste of money that it defies adequate decription. A state that is $12 billion in the hole gives hundreds of thousands for barrels to a falling apart city. Someone making money on the backs of the taxpayer is the only explanation for this lunacy. Where is the outrage?

Syracuse, NY

#8 Jul 8, 2010
You are missing the point. Who is profiting from this grant. In other words who are they buying these green products from? Any local attorney's company? Like any attorney who is a friend of Roefaro and is currently doing investigations on behalf of the City?
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Since: Sep 09

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#9 Jul 8, 2010
Roefaro " Utica's falling apart and we placed #6 on forbes worst list ?!

Roefaro "Wait I've got it ! I know how to save the city !"

Roefaro "Rain Barrels!"

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#10 May 25, 2014
You really can't make this stuff up! Lol!

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