Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Extras | All Access e-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

$837,000 left to cut in Fredonia school budget

March 26, 2014

There is still lots of cutting left to do in the proposed 2014-2015 Fredonia Central School budget, according to some officials....

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(30)

localresident

Mar-27-14 11:52 PM

The Kraft plant seems to be a haunted mansion, repelling businesses from being profitable here....

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

localresident

Mar-27-14 11:51 PM

Hard for Dunkirk to forget what Carriage House is doing seeing that Kraft did it 30 years ago almost to the day. A pattern seems to be developing.....

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Christopher

Mar-27-14 3:59 PM

Thanks foodforthought, I hope you're correct. I was raised in Fredonia my whole life, I hate what I'm seeing. So do a LOT of people I know from there who moved years ago, and NOT because of taxes but their work took them where it took them. I actually like Dunkirk, where I live now, and remember when it was pretty active and pretty neat little City, with lots to do. Tough to see where it is now, and of course I think some are forgetting the negative impact on Dunkirk from carriage House closing. Bad all the way around.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Foodforthought

Mar-27-14 3:41 PM

Christopher: I don't think the assessment can be reduced further for a couple of years due to the reduction that CH just recently received. After that, who knows? If the building is vacant, I would expect a sizable reduction next time. commentor: I agree that the closing wasn't due to taxes. But I wouldn't be surprised if the overall high cost of doing business in NY did have a part in it. By the way, you can review all tax bills for any parcel in the County online at their Real Property Services page...

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Christopher

Mar-27-14 10:42 AM

Thank you foodforthought for that information. I do appreciate it. Now, the second part of my question, is this loss part of what Fredonia is budgeting for, or is that for NEXT year? I wrote to John D. and requested that a call to Fredonia's superintendent was in order to answer those questions. In several articles, NOT ONE WORD has been mentioned on the effects of Carriage House closing on the school budget.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

commentor

Mar-27-14 7:52 AM

They did not leave because of taxes. They purchased with the intent of closing. I'm not saying taxes aren't in general a problem for all of NYS but that is not why they left.

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Foodforthought

Mar-27-14 6:56 AM

For just the Fredonia properties,Carriage House paid around $280,000 in Fredonia School taxes last year. Add in another $80,000 for the Village of Fredonia, and another $120,000 for County & Town.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Foodforthought

Mar-27-14 6:39 AM

Sure hope folks show up for tonight's meeting. Nothing supports the status quo more than the public indifference.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Christopher

Mar-26-14 6:56 PM

Keefe has nothing to do with the school budget.

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Christopher

Mar-26-14 6:55 PM

Take Penicillin, Joe, someone I know had a case and said it took care of it.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

tjefson

Mar-26-14 6:50 PM

These teachers will sacrifice every program before they concede a dime. We need charter schools where unions are not in complete control. It's that simple. They are running a monopoly and they know it. Somehow the people need to take the schools back. The teachers union has become toxic to the children getting the education they deserve. Parents should be showing up in droves at these school board meetings to protest what is going on. Its a blue collar area, so I don't see that happening. Why do these teachers send their children to private schools? Keefe comes from public education, he will pander to the teachers union at the taxpayers expense.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

hadenough

Mar-26-14 6:22 PM

Call down to the assessors office and ask them.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Mar-26-14 6:05 PM

I rest my case.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Christopher

Mar-26-14 5:00 PM

Oops, I thought you told me you lived in FORESTVILLE. So, you live in Hanover? Still not Dunkirk or Fredonia and apparently for some nobody has the right to comment about any place where they don't live. That was the point, as you well know. And of course, it's Bullsheet.

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Christopher

Mar-26-14 4:42 PM

There is a level of money needed, no matter how hard you try, no matter what you want to cut, no matter where you live, that if you can't raise that money, you have no community. You need fire and police, you need water and sewer, and people to maintain and repair them, as well as your streets. Do you know why Fredonia is still paying someone per diem to oversee their water? Because nobody has accepted what they've offered for salary. The DPW chief works for much less money than you might think, and again, try to find a QUALIFIED replacement for less. Merger time, and not too far down the road. Dunkirk/Fredonia/East&West Towns of Dunkirk/Town of Pomfret and you MIGHT grow large enough to have more influence with the County and State, and save enough money to spend the hundreds of thousands to hook up to Dunkirk's water supply. (No, you CAN'T do it now!)A combined Police and Fire, combined DPW, one school system, lots of money. It won't happen though. Sad to see.

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Mar-26-14 4:26 PM

Now there is a town of Forestville? Forestville is located in the town of Hanover!

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TheFourthTurning

Mar-26-14 4:12 PM

What gets me is the time old marketing mantra for the advocates raising school budgets "it's for the children.' and anyone who votes nay is branded as anti-children. Let's face it. What it's really about is the job and pension security for the employees and admin. What do they care if their's and your taxes continually go up as they know that they will take their fat pension and bail from this area down to Florida as soon as they retire. It's a good deal for them because they are getting a big payoff at the other end. But at who' expense. Certainly ours - the ones who are not in the NYS pension system but are forced to pay for it with our disproportionately high taxes that we will never realize one penny of it for ourselves.

4 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

commentor

Mar-26-14 3:59 PM

1Laona.....with an attitude like yours I wonder if you give up easily on everything. The effort must be made and they can only bring it up twice. If taxpayers can't make the effort the second time shame on them. The message must be sent. I'm not agreeing with JoeW. I am stating my opinion. You may be from Fredonia but you live in Dunkirk. You also think no opinion but yours is correct.

0 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

1Laona

Mar-26-14 3:22 PM

Commentor,the only problem with voting NO on the budget is they bring it up anain...and again...and again,finally they weed out the old,those to busy to keep going back,those that don't want to fight school traffic if that's the only time they can make it.After a few years of that the vote fell off and that's why the vote should NOT be held at the school...anywhere BUT the school.

3 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TheFourthTurning

Mar-26-14 3:18 PM

This area has been gradually committing itself to failure for many years. Not sure when the point of critical mass will hit, but it is going to get a lot worse. It's almost like the show the walking dead. People do just not get it and will not get it until it is too late.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Christopher

Mar-26-14 2:55 PM

Actually Joey, I thought you TOLD me you lived in the Town of Forestville, if I'm wrong, I'm wrong.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

tjefson

Mar-26-14 2:13 PM

Christopher, why do your hear this ticking time bomb, but your ears are deaf to other ones? I am kind of numb from it all.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joew

Mar-26-14 2:02 PM

Gee when did I move to Forestville pauly? Yet another one of your less than truthful statements right? I find it more and more difficult to not call your posts lies instead of less than truthful statements.In order for you to garner any,any respect the truth needs to be part of your comments,get it?

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Christopher

Mar-26-14 1:37 PM

commentor, I asked a simple question, no more, no less. You comment about Dunkirk all the time, and support JoeW on everything he says and he's from FORESTVILLE, the worst run community in this end of the county? I'm from Fredonia, my mother and son still live there, and you're just another nameless troll throwing rocks from the bushes. And by the way, the figures and budget discussions stared BEFORE anyone knew Carriage house was closing. IF the loss of Carriage House taxes was in the mix, wouldn't it be logical to mention it? Just saying.. but you go ahead, you make it a different issue. Your obvious Fredonia First mentality is one reason this entire region is going down hill fast, as EVERYBODY is like that! Mergers and consolidating...fat chance!

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

commentor

Mar-26-14 1:22 PM

I'm sure Carriage House is included with the 837k but then again the people who live in Dunkirk would know more about Fredonia than Fredonia does. If they don't cut all of it I hope Fredonia residents are smart enough to vote NO on the budget. If you don't send a message they will continue their spending habits and tax increases.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 25 of 30 comments Show More Comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web