LOL

Indian Lake, NY

#1 Aug 3, 2012
ARE YOU KIDDING ME. THE JayCee Park received MORE MONEY. This time from TD BANK NORTH. Where did the $50K go? DIRT? Now batter's cages are being installed. Talk about a rip of of grant and money. I just can not imagine that much money and nothing still to show for it. Is is the same outer fences? There was already dirt there. What ever happened to leveling it and planting new grass seed. Why buy when you already had? I AM STLL LAUGHING OUT LOUD and anyone please correct me. Why in the world did dirt have to be paid for when there was already dirt there and to even have the nerve to use the kids as leverage saying it was UNSAFE to play. How long was the field unsafe? The SECOND I would have saw a hole I would have had a pile of dirt to fill in the hole. OK, you got me, maybe a pile of dirt to fill in the holes. BUT 50K? PLUS MORE? Am I the only one laughing all the way to the bank?
R U Serious

Somers, CT

#2 Aug 11, 2012
I'd like to know why the town was watering the grass in the park during a rainstorm. We can't even put the hose on our garden without our water bill climbing over $300 (NO, I'M NOT KIDDING) Who is paying the bill for all the water used in the park.
Jaybird

Plattsburgh, NY

#3 Aug 12, 2012
R U Serious wrote:
I'd like to know why the town was watering the grass in the park during a rainstorm. We can't even put the hose on our garden without our water bill climbing over $300 (NO, I'M NOT KIDDING) Who is paying the bill for all the water used in the park.
Maybe they were trying to rinse the acid rain off of the new grass?!
Jaybird

Plattsburgh, NY

#4 Aug 12, 2012
We are paying for the water they used!
JayCee Park Curious

Altmar, NY

#5 Aug 27, 2012
Is this another $50K or the same $50K that the Pepsi Refresh project paid for? I heard that check was disbursed to the head of the Youth Commission (the same person who now owns the North Country Club)and it was to be spent on that park. Got to admit, I don't see $50K worth of new improvements up there yet. The people who are placed into possitions to better this town have failed the rest of us and our children time and time again.
StoptheBS

Plattsburgh, NY

#6 Aug 28, 2012
If you want info a simple foil request to the village office can get the stuff you seek. It is amazing to me the b.s. spread on this site. You have elected official, pick up the phone and call them. I asked your questions to mine and the answer is, big drum roll please, the village clerk had to provide Pepsi with every receipt and they had to approve all payments. So the new fencing, backstops, grass, lawn mower, plus many other materials were paid from this money. Not a penny for labor it was all volunteer and a true community effort. So the moral of the story is "believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see"
You people are ridiculous

Lake Luzerne, NY

#7 Aug 28, 2012
The only one that has a clue in this posting is the one who commented on the foil act. NO, the owner of the North Country Club did not get the money, the Village of Keeseville did and he is not the head of the youth commission, Dick Garcia is. NO,$50,000 did not go to dirt, all of the dirt was donated and needed to balance the PH level of all of the SAND that was currently there. Believe it or not, grass seed, fertilizer, fencing, lawnmowers, dug outs, backstops, watering systems, etc all cost money. All of the labor was donated by volunteers and were any of you there to lend a helping hand? I doubt it. Maybe some of you should try helping this town be a place everyone would like to live like the rest us rather than beating all of the good stuff down!
Curios Keesevillian

Eagle Bay, NY

#8 Aug 29, 2012
You people are ridiculous wrote:
The only one that has a clue in this posting is the one who commented on the foil act. NO, the owner of the North Country Club did not get the money, the Village of Keeseville did and he is not the head of the youth commission, Dick Garcia is. NO,$50,000 did not go to dirt, all of the dirt was donated and needed to balance the PH level of all of the SAND that was currently there. Believe it or not, grass seed, fertilizer, fencing, lawnmowers, dug outs, backstops, watering systems, etc all cost money. All of the labor was donated by volunteers and were any of you there to lend a helping hand? I doubt it. Maybe some of you should try helping this town be a place everyone would like to live like the rest us rather than beating all of the good stuff down!
I think the point that was being made is the fact why the fields got so called runned down in the first place? There were mention of pot holes and unsafe for children to play. That sounds a bit like neglect. Wasn't there fences up prior and wasn't this field already done not too long ago in the past? I do see a point about $50K is a lot of money and really do not see much difference in driving by. Not saying it is not a good cause just this is a lot of money for something that should have been upkept.
StoptheBS

Plattsburgh, NY

#9 Aug 30, 2012
You are unbelievable, with all the good that this project is doing for our children and with donated money from corporations and community members you can STILL find fault! Although, it is not my job to judge, some one much higher will do that and despite people like you and your comments there are still good people here that want to make this a better place to live!
kcity resident

Plattsburgh, NY

#10 Aug 31, 2012
Here's the deal, the park saw years of neglect until the previous mayor and trustee casey teamed up and took action.The pepsi grant and mike and tonya finnigan and sveral other village and town residents worked together to build a plan. The plan is working. It takes time and the people will see it through. Not to worry, who's paying the fricken water bill, doesn't matter, we all are as a team, both towns and village and at the end of the day, we are all one. So you "stopthebs" do your fricken homework, it's a no-brainer. JC Park will see it"s full potential thanks to our home grown people.(ausable,chesterfield and keeseville people)
StoptheBS

Plattsburgh, NY

#11 Sep 2, 2012
I think that's what I said!
marla
#12 Sep 13, 2012
R U Serious wrote:
I'd like to know why the town was watering the grass in the park during a rainstorm. We can't even put the hose on our garden without our water bill climbing over $300 (NO, I'M NOT KIDDING) Who is paying the bill for all the water used in the park.
i agree that sprinkler has been going all week so far. i would say its pretty expensive to run. that grass will grow just like everyone elses does around here.
A Committed Resident

Plattsburgh, NY

#13 Nov 2, 2012
I am amused at how petulent and childish we all act when someone has a differing opinion than ours. Fact # 1 the field wasn't run down.....it was never a baseball field in the first place! It is where the Fireman's Field Day was hosted for a lifetime. Fact # 2 -- The soil came from Fuller's, which he harvested from Mike Brown's land on Mace Chasm Road.(I love that we had help from local businesses and land owners) I do not know if they charged us for it, but they should have! Stop looking for something for nothing. Stop the infighting and do something good for the community and guess what......we all benefit from it! I love what Barb Davidson is trying to do downtown. If you know one of these other business owners, stop in, bend their ear about making front street beautiful again......maybe offer to help fix or paint something! We need to take a stand against the people that give Keeseville a bad name and teach them that if they cannot behave and get on board with what we deserve to have in a town ( a safe place to raise children, say hello to neighbors, not feel intimidated walking into storefronts)Then it's time for them to move on! Stop trying to run down people that are taking action because you don't like the route they take to get there and look in the mirror. What have you done to make this town a better place for your family?
marla
#14 Nov 2, 2012
A Committed Resident wrote:
I am amused at how petulent and childish we all act when someone has a differing opinion than ours. Fact # 1 the field wasn't run down.....it was never a baseball field in the first place! It is where the Fireman's Field Day was hosted for a lifetime. Fact # 2 -- The soil came from Fuller's, which he harvested from Mike Brown's land on Mace Chasm Road.(I love that we had help from local businesses and land owners) I do not know if they charged us for it, but they should have! Stop looking for something for nothing. Stop the infighting and do something good for the community and guess what......we all benefit from it! I love what Barb Davidson is trying to do downtown. If you know one of these other business owners, stop in, bend their ear about making front street beautiful again......maybe offer to help fix or paint something! We need to take a stand against the people that give Keeseville a bad name and teach them that if they cannot behave and get on board with what we deserve to have in a town ( a safe place to raise children, say hello to neighbors, not feel intimidated walking into storefronts)Then it's time for them to move on! Stop trying to run down people that are taking action because you don't like the route they take to get there and look in the mirror. What have you done to make this town a better place for your family?
barbara davidson?????all she worries about is who the hell is smoking on front street and how she can stop them. a good attitude could go along way with that lady.
A Committed Resident

Reading, MA

#15 Nov 6, 2012
I don't care about her attitude at all. That is half the problem, rather than tell someone sitting on a stoop to drag their ass, we have allowed them to overrun the downtown by turning our backs and trying to ignore it. They are not going to get the point that they aren't wanted in this community if they cannot be a productive member of the society. If you are sitting on Front Street smoking cigarettes.....maybe,just maybe you need to find something productive to do. Grab a broom and sweep the sidewalk from all the cigarette butts they throw their. Plant some flowers. Paint something. It takes a community to raise a child they say, and we have allowed these people to poison our children's idea of what a nice little community should be!
StoptheBS

Plattsburgh, NY

#16 Nov 6, 2012
Very nicely said!!!
kville resident

Northville, NY

#17 Nov 11, 2012
kcity resident wrote:
Here's the deal, the park saw years of neglect until the previous mayor and trustee casey teamed up and took action.The pepsi grant and mike and tonya finnigan and sveral other village and town residents worked together to build a plan. The plan is working. It takes time and the people will see it through. Not to worry, who's paying the fricken water bill, doesn't matter, we all are as a team, both towns and village and at the end of the day, we are all one. So you "stopthebs" do your fricken homework, it's a no-brainer. JC Park will see it"s full potential thanks to our home grown people.(ausable,chesterfield and keeseville people)
chesterfield didnt do squat it was the people not local leaders. Our local leaders have given us front street they have made it a slum by taking money away from our community for themselfs.

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