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Forestville residents voice opposition

August 14, 2013

FORESTVILLE — Residents gathered at the Forestville Village Board meeting Tuesday with a unified message — Save the village of Forestville....

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Aug-15-13 8:51 PM

cruisin The young who left for jobs I bet the found them in progressive lower taxed areas of the country. If you do not believe that streamlining government and education will not lower taxes and help attract jobs than just sit back do nothing and watch jobs and taxpayers leave!

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Aug-14-13 10:52 PM

Wow, the board is completely clueless to the need of the taxpayers of the Village of Forestville,. Word is the Village Attorney, Mike Sullivan was the former Mayor who tried to consolidate the Village of Fredonia which was unsuccessful.

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Aug-14-13 9:19 PM

IRT Concerned: I have young relatives who left the area. It had nothing to do with too much govt or too many school districts. Bottom line is the jobs and the pay are crappy, especially for college graduates. Talk about typical knee jerk analysis.

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Aug-14-13 8:01 PM

As usual the mere mention of change causes panic in the pee brains of many who clutch to the past refusing to acknowledge that time marches on! They will twist the truth in a attempt to cause panic amongst others in ordered to keep things unchanged. This is a prime example why this entire county is in the condition it's in with too many layers of government and school districts. This is why our young move to more progressive areas to put down roots. Those who remain are forever sentenced to live in the past.

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Aug-14-13 7:48 PM

Honolulu and the island of Oahu fall under a single county government. Just 7 people representing more than half a million people. It's not working very well. Honolulu is now a major urban city. Local communities outside the urban core have no voice, no recourse, no funding to address local problems. Illegal vacation rentals, the homeless, graffiti, dangerous streets, pot holes, the list goes on.

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Aug-14-13 1:35 PM

Why was the issue not brought up in years past why now ???? Why is the mayor trying so hard to get rid of the village employees. Everything about this Village has been turned upside down for the villagers and its employees. Work on making it better it is (was) a nice, clean village that I enjoyed going to and thought would be a nice pace to live...Now I don't know what to say except I don't visit anymore and I try not to go anywhere near there....

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Aug-14-13 12:48 PM

Yeah I would like to drive a BENTLY too. But I cannot afford it.

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Aug-14-13 11:26 AM

And just why should anybody listen to the residents? That's like asking Congress to listen to the people who elected them! Not gonna happen!!!

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Aug-14-13 11:13 AM

And just who were all the folks that voiced their opposition to dissolving Forestville? All the old fogeys that just can't stand the thought of their precious little village becoming defunct?

Times have changed. Move forward. It makes no sense to have these little 700 person villages anymore. 700 people! 2010 census so it's probably fewer than that now.

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Aug-14-13 9:16 AM

This is not a good time to be "shooting from the hip" with tactics intended to scare the general population. There needs to be a comprehensive analysis, prepared by unbiased professional consultants, so that when the voters make their decision it will be based on facts and not fear. I would like to see the same analysis performed on a countywide basis to determine the feasibility of one central county government to replace all 27 towns, 15 villages and 2 cities.

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Aug-14-13 7:37 AM

Emotions taking over common sense.

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Aug-14-13 2:10 AM

Forestville already gets enhanced service from the Sheriff, by being inside the Town of Hanover, so that was a false statement!

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