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Fredonia: Village first, residents later

September 25, 2013

Monday’s Fredonia Village Board meeting is a good example of how government works today. Throughout the meeting, the village approved a number of items that will benefit its viability for the futur....

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Oct-01-13 2:36 PM

Sabers, that's what happens when the guy in charge of your water department doesn't stock the required materials...for 90 days (!) and then has the Mayor help sweep it under the rug, allowing said water head to retire, with no penalty whatsoever! Whee!

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Sep-28-13 12:20 PM

This is another example of why neither Forestville or Brocton wanted to merge with Fredonia. How soon they forget that they PAID Dunkirk $99,000 for water last year. No Control No one to accept responsibility. Just a bunch of arrogant people.

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Sep-27-13 8:40 PM

Everyone wants services, but when it comes time to pay the bill, all we hear is complaints about government spending too much. You can't have it both ways.

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Sep-25-13 2:26 PM

What's to elect. It's six of one half dozen of another. Keefe was elected because everyone hated Sullivan and his dump the Village into the Town push. Keefe is a milk toast. I hear rumors of Cerrie running.....but I think he stepped in it. Not that I think he would be a great Mayor. Problem is good qualified people do not want the job of Mayor or Trustee. As for the politics of this Village it's who you know not what you know. That goes for the school board also. Another bunch of do nothing DiBonzo puppets.

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Sep-25-13 1:28 PM

PR: True that, true that.

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Sep-25-13 1:15 PM

The reason the village maintains the course it's on is due to a large, heaping pile of nepotism /buddy system, where it's not what you know, but who you know to get a job there. As a result of that, and elections that were set months after the typical November elections take place, the largest contingent of voters are those directly affected, and their spouses/family.

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Sep-25-13 10:59 AM

I don't blame them for wanting their street fixed, however, I think sidewalk plowing should be eliminated. Everyone can shovel their own front sidewalk. If you can't then they should have a pool of welfare freeloaders to do it for you. I live on a street that does not have it's sidewalks plowed. I pay taxes like everyone else but am responsible for my own shoveling. So Holmes Place I am putting in a complaint about your sidewalks being plowed.

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Sep-25-13 10:15 AM

The problem is the streets super!

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Sep-25-13 9:27 AM

Dcronlg, you know I usually disagree with you, but I think you and I can both agree - if that's what you're electing into office, and you haven't shown the impetus to change it, then why the constant complaining? Either change it or live with it. But stop friggin complaining about it.

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Sep-25-13 9:26 AM

Nothing's going to happen until people take action. Otherwise it's just "yap yap yap complain complain complain." If everyone is so disgusted with Fred's village govt, then band together and change it. Dissolve and restart. Withhold all village tax payments. Do something to change it, or shut up about it already.

"Boo hoo hoo, my street has a pothole and they haven't fixed it". Bunch of whiners. And yes, it's emblematic of what is probably a wasteful, oversized, overspending local govt. But until you all do something about it, just take what you've got - you voted it in.

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Sep-25-13 9:23 AM

This is neither journalism nor editorial leadership -- its junior high school whining on Twitter. The clueless church lady gaggle OBSERVER board simply CAN'T STAND THE FACT that every Fredonia election, election after election, the taxpaying residents of Fredonia continually show up, vote for spending, taxes and elect representatives to do these things -- making the gaggle, in effect, a bunch of shrill eunuchs.

The OBSERVER is bleeding circulation -- the number of articles has shrunk and they increases font sizes, stretch column justifications and line spacing in lame attempts to fill vacant spaces on tehir pages...and they have the gall to call Fredonia "failing"?

I'm ROF**** at their faux righteousness...

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Sep-25-13 8:43 AM

Unfortunately, it seems to me that every street in Fredonia has become a disgrace! Patch it, maybe... then move on. That's the Village's motto. Sad state of affairs. Mr. Mayor, please step up. The constant patching wilth tar ect. is horrible. I have no solution. Not my job.

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