I'm sure you'll be the one standing there with his hand out.
Did you ever live in Russia? You would have been a good fit for over there.....................just let the Gubbermint provide everything for you at "no cost". Sounds like it's just your style.
No matter how many times you change your screen name you still keep spewing the same manure over and over and over and........................
The amount that Northbridge gets is $17.59m with a population of 15.7k
Douglas is $9.9m with a population of 8.4k
Uxbridge is $10.82m with a pupulation of 13.4k
I don't here them whimpering like you for a chance to live off of the public teet. View Comment
That's your problem in a nutshell. You would rather pay more Federal taxes so that you can get it to trickle back locally. Why not just pay for our local projects locally instead of giving the Feds $32 million so we can get a $2 million dollar grant? All you method does is help to feed and grow the Fedreal buerocracy.
Pony up the .28 cents a day. View Comment
If you put as much time and effort into working as you do into trying to defend your never ending desire to live on the dime of others you too could afford to part with the .28 cents a day it would take to build a new DPW. View Comment
Momma always said "you don't get dessert till you finish your peas and meat".
The people of this town like Juggy (aka MrWill and at least 10 other names) need to come to grip with what kind of money it takes to build things in this day and age. Until they do what is the sense of moving on to other things?
The employees of the Highway Dept. deserve to be taken care of. They have been ingnored for waaaay to long. They have been forced to work in a place that 90% of the taxpayers in Town would refuse to step foot in let alone work in on a daily basis. The people of Northbridge find it way to easy to set aside the departments needs and concerns at budget time. Un fortunately it is even easier for them to criticize the people who work at the DPW when they wake up after getting 30'' of snow and their streets aren't black and shiny so that they cant get their DD coffee as usual. View Comment
In reference to wanting grants.....................Enough with wanting to get other people to pay for what you and others are just too cheap to spring for. If folks are too cheap to part with .28 cents a day to improve the DPW they shouldn't be considered elegible for other handouts.
If anything moves forward with either a new fire station or new school yet things remain status quo at the DPW, the people in this town should be forced to walk around with brown bags over their heads. View Comment
I don't know how people could be faulted for being skeptical about something that was put together outside of the "normal" open meeting format that a committee like the BPCC would be required to use.
Please keep in mind that I am referencing the original proposal for the WWTP site. View Comment
I didn't recall most of that being the case when I went to the meeting at the HS/MS auditorium. I remember Jim disclosing last minute details learned from a phone conversation learned just prior to the meeting.
Out of curiosity as to how the whole thing transpired were the bids advertized or were they through companies that you, Neil, and others had worked with previously? Also were they actual bids or just off the cuff estimates?
I don't recall any of the facts that you just provided being disclosed at the meeting. A lot of those things are what make myself and I presume others so skeptical that the numbers associated with the "Mitchell" proposals.
Thanks in advance for helping me and others better understand what was behind that proposal.
J.A.G View Comment
To the best of my knowledge.................
1) It did not go out for an advertized bid.
2) The numbers that were collected were not from an approved set of drawings.
3) There were no formal specs.
4) The prices received were not based on prevailing wage.
5) Numbers for the RR Xing were numbers that Jim Marzec received on the phone minutes before the meeting.
Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong on any of these accounts. View Comment
If more people chose to take care of their own problems rather than looking to their Uncle Sam for a handout......................................................maybe our taxes wouldn't be so high and maybe we wouldn't need so many politicians. View Comment
Why do you always have to look to others to take care of our homegrown problems?
Think of all of the money that they town and the taxpayers have saved over the years by ingnoring the DPW for so long. Now it's time to dig a little deeper than some may want to and pay the Piper. View Comment
It works out to .28 a day for the average homeowner. I challenge you to come up with a sizeable number of people who's lives would be drasticaly impacted by having to part with that amount.
What they need is a better repair area and room for vehicle storage.
The worst things that ever happened in this whole multi year, multi proposal process is the Mitchell Design. That gave people a false hope that something could be built on the cheap.
The reality is that you aren't going to build something for those kind of numbers.
What do Mr.'s Melia, Athanas, and Marzec have to loose by putting this forth to the voters? If their statements and beliefs are accurate, the voters will shoot it down and those three will have lost nothing. Putting it on the warrant doesn't mean that they support it or even have to support it in the future even if the voters apprve it.
Why bother having the BPCC if they aren't going to allow the projects they have been charged with to even reach the voters? View Comment
They do have one and I believe that it is out or just recently returned from being repaired. It is approximately 13 years old and is succumbing to the years of neglect it was shown. You can only run them in the salt and not wash them off for so long before they really start to show their age.
A problem that rivals or even eclipses the fact that this stuff is stored outside is the fact that for so many years washing things after winter use was never a priority. Being stored outside doesn't reak anywhere near the amount of havoc to metal that being covered with salt does. Daily exposure to the elements causes things like light surface rust to develop and causes paint to fade. Big gaping holes in dump bodies, rusted frames and chassis components are caused by prolonged exposure to salt.
If former management had placed a priority on a practice as simple as washing things off after being used in the salt it would have prolonged the lives of many pieces of equipment in the arsenal at the "DPW pit". View Comment
When you put everything into perspective....................................the $8m dollar proposal for HKT's Fletcher St. design isn't as outrageous as people made it out to be.
Just bite the bullet and get it done right, and get it done right the first time. View Comment