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Fredonia: Quick trigger on purchases

July 29, 2013

At the same meeting the village of Fredonia did not want to discuss potential lower water rates for its users, trustees did not have any reservations about pulling $17,000 out of the coffers for a......

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Christopher

Jul-29-13 6:27 AM

Nice "story", but it leaves a little out, factually. What's the liability to the village if an employee is hurt or killed in a village owned piece of equipment that is in dangerously bad condition and the village has been made aware of it and continues to use it? That WAS the situation. People really need to ask a few questions before the automatic bashing starts.

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baseball

Jul-29-13 8:42 AM

Where is it written in stone that the water will be cheaper in a regional water district? Silver Creek joined a regional water district with Erie County and they pay more for water than anyone else! Once Dunkirk gets control of a regional water district, then that district will end up paying for the poor running and debts of city government!

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commentor

Jul-29-13 10:12 AM

Dunkirk in charge of anything will be a disaster!!!! Stay away Fredonia!!! As for this story the Observer only continues to prove it's failure as a newspaper.

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PhilJulian

Jul-29-13 1:57 PM

I have to give Fredonia credit for one thing. Sometimes they make Dunkirk look pretty good! BASEBALL - "where is it written in stone that water will be cheaper?" Let me put it this way. If you buy $20 worth of gasoline and drive to Buffalo alone your gas cost is $20. Now, if you have five people in the car the gas cost is only $4 per person. It's the same principal. The more people you have on the system the cheaper it is per unit. We need to tear down the walls and make our area more attractive for investment. The only option is to turn off the lights and remember that we are all in this sinking boat together.

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baseball

Jul-29-13 2:33 PM

Wrong Phil, how did that work out for Mayville and Chautauqua School districts, How did that work out for Silver Creek and Hanover when they joined a regional water district--Not that good at all for both!Fredonia makes Dunkirk look good? When and where, for basically the same size communities, Fredonia provides very good service for a lot less, even you said that Phil! Regionalization is not all its cracked up to be. What if that person who is driving the car decides that the use of his car is more than the split cost of gas, after all that person owns the car and can do what ever he wants with it, or the passengers are stuck with no ride!

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commentor

Jul-29-13 3:13 PM

Phil.....your dumb gene is dominating. If the person in charge of the gas raises the price to $40 then the people in the car pay double. In case you don't get it.....when Dk needs more money the price will go up and guess who pays more......yep the people in the car.

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Christopher

Jul-29-13 5:41 PM

I love the "disagree" on my first post. My information is 100% correct, so do a little research please, Mr. "Disagree". I'm assuming we've reached a point in the anti-tax, anti-public employee crowd where equipment doesn't need to be replaced either? Not Ever? That's just too stupid to even address. I propose that the DPW begin wearing uniforms and badges for more support.

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PhilJulian

Jul-29-13 6:18 PM

COMMENTOR AND BASEBALL - OK - LET'S ASSUME THE COST OF GAS RISES TO $20. BUT IT WILL NOT. At that rate the cost per passenger rises from $4 to $8. Isn't that still better than $20.00 that would be paid as individuals? Keep in mind that the system would be managed by an independent board representing each participating community. It would not be controlled by the city of Dunkirk. Let me repeat. Dunkirk would not have control of the water or the water rates. Without an independent board I would not be in favor of the idea either but it needs to be considered.

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PhilJulian

Jul-29-13 6:19 PM

CORRECTION - rises to $40.00.

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baseball

Jul-29-13 9:18 PM

Phil, who owns the water plant???? Get out of fantasy land! The City will just turn ownership of their biggest cash cow maker to the water district board--yea right!

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Dcronlg

Jul-29-13 9:28 PM

Drive down Central Avenue. Take a look south of I90 overpass, then take a look at north of the overpass.

The evident difference? South is Fredonia, north is Dunkirk. So, which is obvious fine as is and which needs fixed?

There's one of the reasons why I call the OBSERVER board clueless.

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localresident

Jul-30-13 8:08 PM

Christopher, if a village employee is hurt in village equipment, then it's either bad judgment of the employee, or and judgment of his/her boss in not getting propr service done to said vehicle. Don't blame the inanimate object.

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Christopher

Jul-30-13 8:54 PM

localresident, that answer is just too stupid to warrant a serious reply.

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localresident

Jul-30-13 9:54 PM

No, it's not. It's a poor carpenter that blames his tools. Oh noes, a truck is 4 years old!! Omg! How will it carry the crew of 5 that picks up brush that a crew of 3 could do. Of you are driving equipment to a degree that personal injury is imminent, then you deserve what you get. How many 15 year old cars are still on the road in minimal repair? But, you now, taxpayers will always be under the foot of union government employees, so why not f ether over w bit more for your kid's sake?

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Christopher

Jul-31-13 7:14 AM

Haveaniceday, the truck was in a DANGEROUS and well beyond repairable condition! Once the village is aware of that, if anyone is hurt, YES THEY'RE LIABLE! Stop talking about things you have no idea about. What an idiot. Listen, clueless, equipment DOES wear out!! That simple concept is beyond you? This may surprise you, but the age of a vehicle means nothing relative to it's condition. Would you compare a race car to a daily driver of the same make and age? Well, apparently YOU would. Use determines a lot about condition. Again, too stupid to discuss anything with you.

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