Proposed meat processing plant could bring 65 jobs to Herkimer County

Aug 8, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WKTV

Two local men have put together a business plan to form a meat processing company called Full Circle Packing, and some Herkimer County legislators are hoping that company will be the first to break ground at the shovel ready 5S Business Park in Frankfort One of those two men is John Zielinski of Marcy who says the vision is to build a large meat ... (more)

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What a mistake to allow this company to move in. What decent company wants to be next to a meat processing plant. Not just the visual aspect of cattle trucks pulling in and out, what about the smell?
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And the sheer cruelty aspect. Will this area sink to even anothe low?
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Have they lost their minds? A slaughterhouse will not be an asset to the community and will not attract other business! To allow a business like this would be a big mistake. This kind of low wage job attracts bad elements. Read about areas where businesses like this already operate. The residents that live in the area surely do not want to hear distressed animals wail in misery day and night. People of Frankfort speak up and oppose this at every opportunity!!!
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Suits Frankfort perfectly... from pumpkin patch to bovine skeleton incinerator...
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Is this a joke without a punch line? One commenter got it right. It is a slaughterhouse. That's what it should be called. And they want to put this in the Pumpkin Patch??? How many millions has the area spent on this business park? They want to put a slaughterhouse in a business park? Local political leaders are in favor of this??? What about our local economic development office?

Are they nuts or completely incompetent or both? Any legislator or government official on any level advocating for this should be voted out of office in the next election.

A slaughterhouse with abut 65 jobs paying $10 to $15 per hour. That's just great. Never mind the smell, the noise, the acres of cattle corrals, the vermin, the unsanitary conditions. Our local politicians must think that Frankfort residents must be a bunch of saps and that Frankfort will take what others do not want.

Did Moracco actually support this deal in a newspaper article? If he did it just shows, again, how stupid he is. What other politicians are supporting this? Vote the idiots out. We can only hope that they can't raise the needed financing.

This is so stupid I actually laughed when I read about it. Not only will other companies not come to the park we might lose some of the business that are already nearby. And activities at the fairgrounds. There is a local expression: forgetaboudit.

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This is absolutely the funniest shitt ive ever heard. This is the business they promised would come for a 30 million shovel ready site.un f n believable.they insult taxpayers at every move.sell your houses quick im talking mass exodus or forever regret it.typical tax eaters, bottom feeder government slugs. I guarantee we lose the buisnesses across 5s.
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Aug 13, 2013
 
Who are the financial "silent" backers of this endeavor????? This I would love to hear.. I have a feeling who they are but would like to confirm this.
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Jude wrote:
Who are the financial "silent" backers of this endeavor????? This I would love to hear.. I have a feeling who they are but would like to confirm this.
We can't build a Jail here but this idea is OK!
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Aug 14, 2013
 
Jude wrote:
Who are the financial "silent" backers of this endeavor????? This I would love to hear.. I have a feeling who they are but would like to confirm this.
who are you thinking of?

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And your alternative is what ? A cow beyond it's productive time does what ? No slaughterhouse, they get shot in the field. Are all of you vegetarians, I think not. There are no outside corrals and the Government is stricter than any source of inspection and procedures. The calves are animals mostly of the male type that the dairy industry has no need for. They too should be left to die, as they are to expensive to raise. Over two thousand a week alone should tell you how much this is needed.
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the jail could go right next to it
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Aug 19, 2013
 
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And your alternative is what ? A cow beyond it's productive time does what ? No slaughterhouse, they get shot in the field. Are all of you vegetarians, I think not. There are no outside corrals and the Government is stricter than any source of inspection and procedures. The calves are animals mostly of the male type that the dairy industry has no need for. They too should be left to die, as they are to expensive to raise. Over two thousand a week alone should tell you how much this is needed.
It's good to know that the animals will be slaughtered in the field. I would assume that they are then brought to the facility in refrigerated trailers. That sounds little better also. But this is part of the problem. They move forward with ideas like this without public input or information for the public to know exactly how the facility will operate and what the regulations are.

The point is not that it is not needed or that everyone is a vegetarian. The point is that about $30 million of taxpayer money was spent to develop the Pumpkin Patch and they want to put in a meat processing facility.....because "what options do we have"???

We won't have any other options once it goes in. I still do not think this is the proper location for this type of business. Unless they can guarantee that you would not smell the place standing right next to it and that it would not attract rats and other vermin then I would be against locating it in the Pumpkin Patch.

Perhaps the County had to move forward quickly to at least have the option of access to some grant money. That does not mean it has to be used and there should be plenty of information disseminated about this project before it is given a green light.

But I think that one of the founders still needs to raise private capital also. Didnít this guy work for EDGE? What background and expertise does he have in the meat processing business? I donít think this project will ever happen. But if somehow it may move forward then the public needs to know everything about it. I donít think investors would want to sink their money into a facility that may have considerable public sentiment against it. And that would depend on how these facilities operate and how clean and sterile they are. If smell is an issue this is the wrong place for it.

Iím also against the jail going in there. Again, a lot of money was spent to develop a business park, not to build a non-taxpaying facility like a jail.
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Aug 20, 2013
 
Thirty five years and counting. And the weeds continues to grow higher in the field of dreams. Or is that Pumpkin Patch nightmare field. Oh they got a sign up now. Wow. Progress.. The stupid idiots who continue to drink the Koolaid. Thinking a "National" name is going to appear at this backwater. Get real. They all left New York years ago. Just like the people leaving now. You Small minded boobs.
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And one of the county dipsh*ts said it was gonna be HUGE - I think his words at the committee meeting were "Not to steal from the commercial but this is going to be HUGE!" You know what would make it huge? You know what would REALLY make it huge? A marijuana dispensary... A place where potheads could go to take massive bong hits until their thinking improves. Ha! Then, and only then would it be HUGE! No coke, no meth, no alcohol, no pills, just weed...
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The only thing going on at the pumpkin patch is people sneaking up there to leave a vehicle when their cheating.
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No Punchline wrote:
<quoted text>It's good to know that the animals will be slaughtered in the field. I would assume that they are then brought to the facility in refrigerated trailers. That sounds little better also. But this is part of the problem. They move forward with ideas like this without public input or information for the public to know exactly how the facility will operate and what the regulations are.

The point is not that it is not needed or that everyone is a vegetarian. The point is that about $30 million of taxpayer money was spent to develop the Pumpkin Patch and they want to put in a meat processing facility.....because "what options do we have"???

We won't have any other options once it goes in. I still do not think this is the proper location for this type of business. Unless they can guarantee that you would not smell the place standing right next to it and that it would not attract rats and other vermin then I would be against locating it in the Pumpkin Patch.

Perhaps the County had to move forward quickly to at least have the option of access to some grant money. That does not mean it has to be used and there should be plenty of information disseminated about this project before it is given a green light.

But I think that one of the founders still needs to raise private capital also. Didn’t this guy work for EDGE? What background and expertise does he have in the meat processing business? I don’t think this project will ever happen. But if somehow it may move forward then the public needs to know everything about it. I don’t think investors would want to sink their money into a facility that may have considerable public sentiment against it. And that would depend on how these facilities operate and how clean and sterile they are. If smell is an issue this is the wrong place for it.

I’m also against the jail going in there. Again, a lot of money was spent to develop a business park, not to build a non-taxpaying facility like a jail.
So it's ok to take the property in Herkimer off the tax roll to build a jail?
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So it's ok to take the property in Herkimer off the tax roll to build a jail?
Was $30 million spent on a piece of property in Herkimer for a business park where they want to put a new jail? Perhaps the old jail can be repurposed and put back on the tax roles to help offset the new jail property. Of course, if the County legislature looked into partnering with Oneida County earlier we may not even be having this conversation and County taxpayers would not be hit with another tax increase to build an oversized jail. Perhaps an alternative will still be found but you have to question this legislature that would spend a ton of money and then entertain options. A little backwards and I guess that's what you would have to say about some of the people representing Herkimer County.
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Aug 21, 2013
 
Wow Frankfort does not want jobs this would get 60 people off there lazy welefare asses They would all be fighting over who the losers would be that had to take a job. I can hear them now. Yo Vinny I cant work Mamma not done with my laundry. And the spaghetti is still cookin. BESIDES MY OBAMA CHECK IZ IN DA MAIL
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Aug 21, 2013
 
wasn't there a slaughterhouse up south side rd or somewhere in west Frankfort. my brother- in - law worked there about 30,35 yrs ago
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When was the business park created where the slaughterhouse is planned and how many businesses are there now?

People seem so worried about being able to attract other businesses if a slaughterhouse moves in even though few businesses have been interested in the Frankfort business park to date. There are multiple business parks in Herkimer County.

http://www.herkimercountyida.com/businesspark...

Why not designate one of those parks for businesses aligned with food processing?

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