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Sherman: Dressing up a poor plan

March 11, 2013

A bikini on an orangutan. That is what the recent flip-flop of not closing the county’s Department of Public Facilities in Sherman amounts to in the big picture for Chautauqua County taxpayers....

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Chuck392

Mar-11-13 6:42 AM

So the Observer finally admits that government consolidation doesn't save money.

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Chuck392

Mar-11-13 6:49 AM

The Observer misses the obvious solution - simply don't fill the supervisor's position, but keep the facility open year around.

Example - we have both south and north county offices. Do we need to have a department head in Mayville, Jamestown and in Dunkirk for these offices to function? No. One works just fine. Why would a supervisor need to physically be at the Sherman shop when there's already a forman there? Can't someone pick up the phone and call a supervisor at another shop?

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Dcronlg

Mar-11-13 8:39 AM

Seeing how Chautauqua County is serviced by The Buffalo News and The Erie times Times, by the church lady gaggle's own infallible logic, both the OBSERVER and the POST JOURNAL are two too many newspapers for the size of the county's "local economy."

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DKexpat

Mar-11-13 8:49 AM

Just part of the "too many highway departments to fail" problem in this country...

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FredoniaFred

Mar-11-13 9:03 AM

Highway departments do not operate under the provision of how many people they serve, but how many miles of roads need to be maintained. Dunkirk's city department serves over 11,000 people but pales in comparison to miles of road in Sherman, Clymer, Mina, French Creek etc.

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Wcounty

Mar-11-13 9:11 AM

It is obvious that the Dunkirk Observer has no clue how many towns this effects it is not just Sherman. Chautauqua, North Harmony, Clymer, French Creek, Mina(Findley Lake), South Ripley, Ripley, Sherman, Westfield, and there may be more. These roads are traveled by many each and everyday and there are at least 300 miles of roads that this barn maintains throughout the year.

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obamaless

Mar-11-13 12:40 PM

THIS IS ANOTHER, I WANT MY TAXS CUT BUT NOT IN MY BACK YARD. SAVE MONEY BUT DONT CUT MY CHECK/ GOES ALONG WITH THE COUNTY HOME

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Wcounty

Mar-11-13 3:34 PM

Comparing this subject to the county home is like comparing apples to oranges. The amount of waste and inefficiency that is going to be created by closing this shop is far out weighed by the savings of one supervisors salary and benefits. How about as suggested in previous comments just eliminate the supervisors position and have these workers be supervised by the other two. No need to have 17 people that live in the area drive back and forth 4 times a day at least. By the time they get to where they have to work it will be time for lunch then set up the job it will be time to go home, so nothing gets done and we start all over again the next day same thing so where is the logic in this. It is a no brainer, those with book smarts lack common sense. It is not the road maintenance that is costing all the money it is the lazy welfare sucubuses in this county, maybe that is where the cuts need to be made.

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lifetimeRes

Mar-11-13 5:49 PM

This sounds like more of the observers wisdom speaking on this subject that they knows nothing about again?Lets take service away in your part of the county?To bad the Observer does not have more facts then just their opinion and they have no CLUE about the facts.

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lifetimeRes

Mar-11-13 5:57 PM

I say we do not need the observer close it down it would save money and it does nothing for us in the south county.For the few people that read it get rid of it?They never say anything worth reading.

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