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A real plan for the town

March 2, 2014

We now know there is at least one Planning Board that is seriously living up to its name....

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Mar-02-14 4:43 PM

Man someone is really taking that loss of "newspaper boy of the year" award really,really hard.

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Mar-02-14 4:35 PM

Yes! The media has lost all impartiality and objectivity that all media used to practice. Today, it's more about ratings, sales, etc than unbiased reporting.

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Mar-02-14 3:32 PM

Re: Captain's ax-grinding comment:

So does the Buffalo News, New York Times, DailyKos, NBC, Fox, etc., etc.

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Mar-02-14 12:20 PM

Why don't they get some of the money back from former attorney Bollender. He charged the village several hundred thousand dollars then left them this mess. Most attorneys work for a town or village for $5K-$10K per year.

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Mar-02-14 12:07 PM

localrez; they may be what you accuse them of, but even so, this $250K debt is NOT a "reward" or direct result (as implied) for not doing what this newspaper expects it to do. Let's face it, this paper has had a hard on for Forestville for a long time, why I don't know.

One thing I do know, and it's been proven over & over, and that's when someone from this paper has a personal ax to grind, it won't hesitate to use this paper do it.

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Mar-02-14 11:39 AM

Captain, it says more about the complete ineptitude about Forestville leadership, which is what caused that quarter-million dollar bill. That the village board was entirely too lazy to fill out some paperwork says it all. That alone is worth dissolving Forestville government, but the board was able to convince the suckers -er, residents that they need to keep them. The next unaccounted for $250,000 screwup is right around the corner...

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Mar-02-14 9:30 AM

"Forestville residents, despite an effort to dissolve, got their dander up enough to put an end to any constructive approach. Their reward is a $250,000 bill that has come due very soon and could bankrupt the village."

This $250K bill is for demolition costs, which was initially believed to be covered by grant money, but was later determined that no application for such funds was ever submitted. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with dissolving, supporting or opposing shared services, or stubbornness.

This newspaper's deliberate attempts to distort the facts by implying this is Forestville's "reward" for not entering into shared service agreements easily supports just how discreditable it really is.

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Mar-02-14 9:24 AM

Rather than pretending that there has never been any consolidation or shared services in Chautauqua County, why doesn't the Observer report on all that has already been done over the past 50 years. I'll start a list - 19 police departments dissolved, village justices dissolved, joint municipal recreation departments, joint senior citizens projects, shared municipal equipment, shared highway projects, dissolved and shared assessors, dissolved personnel departments, dissolved police/fire dispatching, merged schools, shared school programs, merged and downsized county departments, reduced full time municipal employees - and there are more, but these come to mind quickly.

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