Rails to Trails voted down

May 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Your News Now

For years, a number of people in Lewis County have been looking to develop miles of old train-tracks into a tourist line, but Tuesday those plans came to a major halt.

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trailwalker

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seriously wrote:
Seems to me the legislators' time would be worth more spent on trying to bring businesses and manufacturing into the county. Ya know.....JOBS!!!
Please excuse my "hick talk", but it ain't never gonna happen! The county, and the residents, do not want jobs. Everyone is afraid that if there are more than 25 people per square mile, crime will go up.
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Wow what a smart move now hopefully someone will buy it and do something with it that will really upset those of you that didn't want the county to use the grant money they were offered. The county would have been easier to deal with than a private ownership group. Good luck with that. Happy trails!
trailwalker

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Wow what a smart move now hopefully someone will buy it and do something with it that will really upset those of you that didn't want the county to use the grant money they were offered. The county would have been easier to deal with than a private ownership group. Good luck with that. Happy trails!
I totally agree. Without local jurisdictional control, there will be no oversight. As it would be private land, as long as no crimes are committed, the police can't even perform safety enforcement.
Ha Ha

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Wow How mis informed are you ? Really? the people of this ocunty do not want jobs? thats your arguement? And it wont work without local governement being the one to run it? Have you seend how our legisl "works together" now? Jeez you are an idiot, guess that means it is not working in all the other trails we use all over Lewis county! right? Do you ride? Do you even have a clue? Real funny how when elitist dont get get their way they throw a temper tantrum like a 2 year old.
Ha Ha

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Why are you trying to imply that we are whiners who have spuashed a valuable opprotunity? The RR is going to remove the tracks and sell them for scrap.- FACT then theya re going to work on finding some one who is willing to take on this project FACT what dont you get? If you think you have the time & ideas to do it then GO FOR IT! stop blaming others for your sour grapes. It would be great to have a walking/bike trail and - in the winter -(since you can not walk or bike) let the snowmolbe clubs use it. They do this everywhere all the time in this county Jeez! they are in charge of marking and grooming and YES the local law enforcement CAN & WILL enforce the law when something is reported. I get so pissed when you try and MISLEAD & ANGER/ OR SCARE PEOPLE WITH LIES.
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A decent walking-bike trail would have been perfect. Because of lack of forsight the tracks could now become a snowmobile or 4 wheeler track, which is what the whiners didn't want in the first place. If the county purchased the tracks, and a non profit was organized to build a passive bike-walking trail it could have become a tourist attraction. Instead we may have a trail owned by the snowmobile-ATV clubs. I hope you whiners are happy now.
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wake up idiots. the whole thing got killed- not just walk trails. there will be no ATV trails there either. these ATVers are slapping something other than their backs! this talk of a private group is just that- talk.

bottom line Lucas had a temper tantrum and the rest of the board called his bluff and he lost the whole shooting match. good!
Just me

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Yes and Bruce and his cronies killed it. Keep the tourists out and keep the welfare flowing and the non profits and county agencies busy. Snowbelt, opportunities, mt view,, etc, etc
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We had a racetrack...Lewis County wouldn't support that either!
Just me

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Zoom Zoom!
concerned citizen wrote:
For those of you whiners who think only a few people were against this, apparantly you have not talked to many village residents and other county residents. We don't want the tax burden and are sick of a few legislators who have their own agenda. Many people spoke out on this issue over the last several years. Not one person but hundreds. Tax payers called legislators. Legislators and Economic developer had no answers. Are you going to be behind something when you don't even know if it's feasible. Hell no and for those of you that want trails, join a club, hold fundraisers and build your own. That's what the country is for not the Village of Lowville or families back yards. Now McGriddle show your money where your mouth is and GO FOT IT>>> the people of Lewis County got what WE wanted. Now once you get your trails built, let's see how many jobs you create or are you all going to have your clubs volunteer to save money...Let's hear it!!!
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You are an idiot and I am beyond TIRED of you saying lewis county is a welfare state! move away if you dont like it...but the potential of the RR and the people of this county is ALIVE & WONDERFUL!!!!! all you haters and sore loosers can kiss my lewis cty A^^
Just me wrote:
Yes and Bruce and his cronies killed it. Keep the tourists out and keep the welfare flowing and the non profits and county agencies busy. Snowbelt, opportunities, mt view,, etc, etc
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Marge

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DO me a favor if you did not read the article that qouted sources from the paper...please call the RR officials yourself and then.....go pound sand up your stupid A&&. Just cause you did not get YOUR WAY does not mean it is the end of the world K?
2manydmbazzes wrote:
wake up idiots. the whole thing got killed- not just walk trails. there will be no ATV trails there either. these ATVers are slapping something other than their backs! this talk of a private group is just that- talk.
bottom line Lucas had a temper tantrum and the rest of the board called his bluff and he lost the whole shooting match. good!
Justme

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What is your problem? HELLO??? Not a welfare state? Do you know what the unemployment rate is in Lewis Co??? It's over 13%..that's right 13% Highest of second highest in the state. Don't call me an idiot. Take a walk in downtown Lowville. Open your freekin eyes, look around. Walk past the Bateman, remodeled with public money BTW. The young ones are mostly druggies. Then you have the fat, heavy women in dirty t-shirts, then the lazy bum alcoholics hanging around, not to mention the fatties who get their "hover rounds" paid for by the gov't. Not a welfare state? What about snowbelt housing who exists to get grants to rehab houses for the slum lords? Opportunities, which exists on public grants for their "crisis" programs. Not a welfare state? Give me a freekin break! You must work for the county, state, or one of these non profits. When people invest in the tourism industry, the whiners in this county go out of their way to make those businesses fail. No I'm not leaving, I speak the truth. I'm pro rails to trails, pro sleds, pro ATVs and pro tourism...so my posts will continue to be judged and flagged on here.
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You are an idiot and I am beyond TIRED of you saying lewis county is a welfare state! move away if you dont like it...but the potential of the RR and the people of this county is ALIVE & WONDERFUL!!!!! all you haters and sore loosers can kiss my lewis cty A^^
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Yes and Bruce and his cronies killed it. Keep the tourists out and keep the welfare flowing and the non profits and county agencies busy. Snowbelt, opportunities, mt view,, etc, etc
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Not with taxpayers money, no way, do taxpayers support NASCAR?

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