Town, dam owners at odds over appraisal

Full story: Brattleboro Reformer

The Selectboard has received a copy of the state's new appraisal of the Bellows Falls hydroelectric station, and they don't like it.
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The Usual

Burlington, VT

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#21
Jun 10, 2010
 
The Village can't even come up with $1100.00 to fix the Pellet burner at the Fire station.The Town had to take money out of the Theatre budget to pay for heat in town hall.

This shoild tell us something were not to far from BANKRUPTCY!!!!!

We had no right in trying to own the dam. If Vermont didn't buy it , that should tell us something.
I Vote Vermont

Jeffersonville, VT

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#22
Jun 10, 2010
 
northstardust wrote:
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More shameless shilling for VY. did you know they just had another leak? Tsk tsk. Not many ppl use their own comments as a source link, and link to their own opinions w/o a reason....A bit off topic, don't you think?
Honestly star dust you should try and read a post before you type in an Re from a script in your anti nuke manuel / bible.
Jamey Berrick

Kincardine, Canada

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#23
Jun 10, 2010
 
Well people we are we are and it is up to us to propose solutions to solve it. I personally do not agree with the board going against the Voters wishes in regards to the dismissal of employees that the Voters requested and Voted on to keep them in their positions at Town Meeting, but I do understand that cuts need to be made. As a community we cannot continue to allow money to be misspent regardless of which board is the flavor of the day to bash. Please don't misinterpret that I am bashing either board. I am trying to make the point that all that are able should attend the meetings to voice your concerns. Stand up for what you believe in as well as voice your concerns for the future of our very fragile economic state of our community. We Voted these people into office believing that they would protect our best interests as well as our budget. Letís see how this works out as the negotiations begin! Please everyone stand up and speak at a meeting, not just on these comment posts. If reprisal is what you fear for standing up and voicing your concerns at meetings so be it, but when the ship sinks and there is no room left in the life raft; I wish you all the best. There are no problems only solutions, Please be part of the Solution!! No one should lose sight or forget the money that was appropriated to keep those jobs is now sitting there and I believe the quote was; We donít plan on using it unless something unforeseen comes up and we would need to use it! I believe the writing is on the wall.
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BFer

White River Junction, VT

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#24
Jun 10, 2010
 
We do go Jamey they just donít listen and now we are going to p[ay even more with the TC appraisal
Joe Shlabotnik

Claremont, NH

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#25
Jun 10, 2010
 
I think it is safe to say that the extra money voted in by the electorate at Town Meeting is a figment of someone's imagination. I'm sure glad the wise Town Fathers voted to hold it in escrow for tax relief for FY 2012.But then again, the budget that was approved including this extra amount for 3 jobs ain't gonna be at the tax rate that was projected.Oooops with a CAPITAL O.
Pretty good reason to bail if you are the bailin' sort!!
BFer

White River Junction, VT

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#26
Jun 11, 2010
 
You are very intuitive Joe when the bailing is done please consider a run for his seat we need leadership.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

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#27
Jun 11, 2010
 
I Vote Vermont wrote:
<quoted text>Honestly star dust you should try and read a post before you type in an Re from a script in your anti nuke manuel / bible.
I did. It was to your anti hydro propaganda, er, I mean 'informative teaching materials' aka pronuke bible...Just sayin ;D
Jim Shlabochell

Brunswick, ME

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#28
Jun 11, 2010
 
oops I forgot again its Jimmy,no I meant Joe
Joe Shlabotnik

Claremont, NH

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#29
Jun 12, 2010
 
Jim Shlabochell wrote:
oops I forgot again its Jimmy,no I meant Joe
There is only one Shlabotnik and my name ain't "Jimmy". You can't buy a Rolex for 29 bucks. Don't become confused by imitators or cheap imitations!!
GTOcrazy

Bellows Falls, VT

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#30
Jun 12, 2010
 
try scott
Imposters

White River Junction, VT

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#31
Jun 13, 2010
 
Joe you are the man and we need good folks like you.
I Vote Vermont

Waterbury Center, VT

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#32
Jun 13, 2010
 
northstardust wrote:
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I did. It was to your anti hydro propaganda, er, I mean 'informative teaching materials' aka pronuke bible...Just sayin ;D
I am not anti-hydro, I am in support of a National energy policy that requires our energy to be domestic.
What I am opposed to is the; say, do and support everything and anything in order to close down Vermont Yankee groups. David Deen for one has championed the removal of dams for decades and suddenly he supports Hydro Quebec....hypocrites!
Unbelievable

Bellows Falls, VT

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#33
Jun 13, 2010
 
Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
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There is only one Shlabotnik and my name ain't "Jimmy". You can't buy a Rolex for 29 bucks. Don't become confused by imitators or cheap imitations!!
I checked the "white pages" and there is no Shlabotnik listed in Rockingham or Bellows Falls. Is that your real name????Or is this Jim again?
VILLAGE REZ

Belmont, VT

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#34
Jun 13, 2010
 
Check out the cartoon page for "Joe Shlabotnik". It's his stage name. If you want to find Jim Mitchell check out this thread under Imposters, BFer, the Usual and others. At least Joe is consistent and uses the same handle. Jim wants to give the impression that there are many people posting when there is just him. I believe they call it split personality or maybe multiple ones.
whitey

Bellows Falls, VT

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#35
Jun 13, 2010
 
VILLAGE REZ wrote:
Check out the cartoon page for "Joe Shlabotnik". It's his stage name. If you want to find Jim Mitchell check out this thread under Imposters, BFer, the Usual and others. At least Joe is consistent and uses the same handle. Jim wants to give the impression that there are many people posting when there is just him. I believe they call it split personality or maybe multiple ones.
Say it ain't so Joe. Tell me it's really your name. There is a Joe Shlabotnik. He is real. He must be. I am devastated.Village Rez probably thinks there is no Santa Claus either.
Joe Shlabotnik

Claremont, NH

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Jun 13, 2010
 
Unbelievable wrote:
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I checked the "white pages" and there is no Shlabotnik listed in Rockingham or Bellows Falls. Is that your real name????Or is this Jim again?
I'm not Jim. Honest Injun',so you and Whitey can unbunch your undies. I be real...you have seen my writing. AND, my phone is unlisted, my land is in my kids name and my cars are in the business. On the other hand Uncle Joe was a concert pianist so in that sense it could be called a "stage name".One of my degrees is in Political Science and I used to sing in a boys choir.Soprano of course.
Unbelievable

Bellows Falls, VT

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#37
Jun 13, 2010
 
Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
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I'm not Jim. Honest Injun',so you and Whitey can unbunch your undies. I be real...you have seen my writing. AND, my phone is unlisted, my land is in my kids name and my cars are in the business. On the other hand Uncle Joe was a concert pianist so in that sense it could be called a "stage name".One of my degrees is in Political Science and I used to sing in a boys choir.Soprano of course.
So.......the Shlabotnik family appears to be quite famous. Summer home in these parts?
Joe Shlabotnik

Claremont, NH

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#38
Jun 13, 2010
 
Unbelievable wrote:
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So.......the Shlabotnik family appears to be quite famous. Summer home in these parts?
I pay taxes in multiple jurisdictions. All dwellings are suitable habitation without regard to season.
Jim Shlabochell

Brunswick, ME

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#39
Jun 13, 2010
 
Joe Shlabotnik is a fictional baseball player featured in a comic strip
and Lucy plays the piano
jerry

Bellows Falls, VT

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#40
Jun 13, 2010
 
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