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Shame On Legislature For County Home Vote

February 3, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: Absolute shame on the Chautauqua County Legislature for ignoring the wishes of the general publi....

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Sammie

Feb-03-13 7:42 AM

Shame on you for only listening to one side of the story. The co exec has been lying to you and no one seems to care. Take the time to read the reports. The post journal won't report on Greg's outburst at the legislative meeting after he lost the vote to sell. It would appear that there is something in this sale to Rothner for Greg Edwards. Do you really believe that your taxes are going to go down and never go up if the county home is sold. Wake up people.

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Thomas77

Feb-03-13 8:13 AM

Time to get rid of the people who voted against the sale!

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GioAllie

Feb-03-13 8:38 AM

I'de be very much interested in learning more about the "outburst."

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GeorgeB67

Feb-03-13 9:13 AM

There was no "outburst" by the county executive. He responded to a true outburst by legislator Duff where Duff blatantly lied, on the record, about the gas well situation. Mr. Edwards calmly and clearly laid out the facts in the situation to rebut what Mr. Duff was saying. Mr. Edwards was given permission to respond by the chairman. Hardly an outburst.

As usual, Duff embarrassed himself and the legislature.

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GioAllie

Feb-03-13 9:39 AM

I'de be very interested in learning more about the "lie."

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BudZilla

Feb-03-13 9:55 AM

The home is worth $16 Million, but the county is already obligated $16 Million in pensions, etc.

Selling the home is a good idea, yet we will still be saddled with the huge pensions.

We can't win.

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GeorgeB67

Feb-03-13 11:04 AM

GioAllie - you can read the transcript of the meeting to see exactly what was said by both Mr. Duff and Mr. Edwards. Esentially Mr. Duff claimed that he found someone to connect the gas well for free and Greg Edwards never even called that person back. The reality is, a face-to-face meeting occurred, with Mr. Edwards, Mr. Duff and the contractor. Also, the "free" offer turned out to be close to $200,000. That's the short version of Mr. Duff's lie.

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duckster

Feb-03-13 11:40 AM

It is sad that it takes so long for this group of legislators to get anything done. Yes the home will be sold but it will either take a referendum or the ouster of the reprobates and miscreants who held up the sale. Similar to the Nation with healthcare..I am afraid the County will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

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Harold

Feb-03-13 12:45 PM

Bud, pensions, workers comp, etc. will cost around $10M down the road leaving a surplus of over $6M. The home must be sold. Holding out for more money is foolish. Every year we go without selling costs taxpayers in excess of $3M.

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GioAllie

Feb-03-13 12:56 PM

thanx for the answer.

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RichieRich

Feb-04-13 8:30 AM

I have been following all these articles and comments having to do with this sale and i have to say.. people never cease to amaze me. Do any of you truly think that the sale of the home is in any way going to save you money? Seriously? I garuntee edwards already has that money either spent on way less important things then the good it is being used for now. It would be a million times better if these fools would just hire someone that actually cares about making the home profitable rather then selling it. Obviously the guy they got now isnt interested in the least. They have had a gas well on the property since it opened and it hasnt been touched. Thats just 1 single thing and it would save at least a half a million or more a year. Wake up and smell what edwards is shoveling. Of course his priority is to sell. His pockets will be lined from it. It's easy to see...

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sueanne

Feb-04-13 2:23 PM

Whitney cornell or hoyer will be kicked out and the home can be shut down. Thanks to the union and the those who voted not to sell.

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madman

Feb-04-13 3:00 PM

I am the last guy to support anything Edwards has done, but he was right on this. He wanted this home sold. Lets place the blame where it lies, on the individuals who voted against the wishes of the public, and voted no to sell.

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wisechoice2010

Feb-05-13 8:04 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen, If you look at the votes. Whitney Cornell and Hoyer are the only South county Legislators who voted NO. Again not what is right for the people, but what THEY THEMSELVES believe. Cornell, family ties to the area, and she wants the north county vote in her run for County Clerk in Nov. Hoyer, a modern day Robin Hood who wants to tax the rich and give it to the poor. Whitney, really can't come up with a good answer, but is a local union president, so that may sway his vote. The others are north county representative who are listening to who they represent. The only pockets that will be lined are the CSEA. $160,000 in dues every year.

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Sammie

Feb-05-13 10:07 AM

Sueanne you are such a "drama queen"

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sueanne

Feb-05-13 7:06 PM

Again, its a shame that people like sammies ilk are responsibility for future growth of private industry in Chautauqua county, unions that have run every business out of the north to the South right to work states. Remember art metal sammie... Because of you union creeps, my mother lost her entire pension that she worked all her life for..

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sueanne

Feb-05-13 7:30 PM

The chautauqua county home COULD have been so much more, providing many more services to the local community, helping those who needed it the most, adding nesperately

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sueanne

Feb-05-13 7:37 PM

The chautauqua county home COULD have been so much more, providing many more services to the local community, helping those poor who needed it the most, adding desperately needed jobs, adding much needed tax dollars to the local schools and assuring the homes jobs and future.

The potential of the county home has been stifled by the union putting in jeopardy the patients and employees for their our selfish motives.

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Sammie

Feb-06-13 10:12 AM

Like I said "Drama Queen".

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