Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday Musings

      Mayor Butler says shovels should be in the ground by summer on the Mercy Heights project, a $70M addition to downtown.  The Mayor met with officials of COR Development today. Glad to hear it is moving ahead.
       The HOTLINE was hot today as we continue to try and comply with the boss's edict to make it more edgy. We had a great discussion of the Trump rallies and chatted about the drum beat of stories about VD and bedbugs.
       Good news today. I got my final bill for snow plowing this season and I can't remember spending so little. That's a real break on the budget, although some cooler problems have eaten it up....It has to go somewhere.  Lower energy costs this year have helped as well.
       I'll be interested in the disposition on the pool issue tonight.  A new pool would add about 2% to the tax levy for twenty years, but if it's really something people want, I don't mind paying for it. I just haven't heard much clamoring for it to reopen and I hope if they do it, a new bathhouse and rest rooms for the Park are included.
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I get the impression this Mercy project will only be profitable for the builder and once it is built, it will be a lost cause. Fortunately for the developer, they ARE the builder and they will make their money when they build it. Did you ever notice that all these projects that receive giant tax breaks and free money are developed and built by the same party? They name the price and tell the Don how much fee money they need and then run with it.

Anonymous said...

There's has been a lot of interest in the east part of the city for the Thompson Park swimming pool to be rebuilt or resurfaced. It is a wonderful asset to the Thompson Park and a treasure for the city. I hope the City can get some funding through private contributions to help with its cost.

Anonymous said...

Why not make the Pool a fire station??? Oh wait already been done..

Anonymous said...

I was thinking that the bathrooms should be paid for by the group that wanted the eyesore monument to the 10th built in the park. Where are all the visitors going to pee? Why does the bathroom cost need to be added to the pool even if they are necessary. Isn't there a playground in close proximity? Come Rev Garry, raise some money for the bathrooms. After the success of getting all the handholders of the north to contribute to something to unnecessary, why not raise money for something that will actually benefit the people in the pews.

Anonymous said...

Again the anti monument jerk chimes in,well,maybe you were too fat,or stupid,or weak to join the military.But the guys who did,and went overseas after 911,and lost their lives defending our country,well I got no problem giving them a little piece of land,and a spot where kids can see that freedom isn't free.But you go on being jealous of the heroes,cause obviously you are a zero.Btw,the money was donated,not city money.

Anonymous said...

7:57 - Oh how miserable you must be....
Drive around the north country and on Ft Drum and you will see monument after monument dedicated to our military. My previous pos did not say the military was not worth honoring, just that the monument in TP was a stupid idea. Why TP for a monument, the Mayor has stated clearly that most of the population never sets foot on TP. The Square would have been a better idea if only the guy had taken the fountain out earlier, we would have placed it where EVERYONE in the north country could enjoy it.
You can go back to you hole now. BTW, generations of my family have served this great nation, some have lost their lives. Just because I don't think the monument was necessary in TP doesn't make me un-American. Actually, using the functioning brain that god gave me to voice disagreement makes me the kind of American that would make my daddy proud. Try it, you might like it. Otherwise just continue holding hands with the Rev and work on your cumbyya song.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you can't take a little back criticism,but everything I said was valid,and still stands,if you are going to say something nasty,expect a return.. your riposte is silly and stupid.