Friday, June 3, 2016

Video: Lakewood Resident blasts the committee on billboards

Township committee meeting Resident blasts decision to place billboards watch minute 20:46

15 comments:

  1. Clarifications:
    1-BMG was the originator that requested Senator Singer for free waste removal. Senator Singer said, What about Georgian Court?
    BMG said said give it to ALL of the exempts.
    2-Downtown businesses (and the exempts) should not have waste removal on Holidays, Sundays, Saturday.

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  2. At the beginning of the meeting there were 137 exempts receiving free waste pick-up. By the time the meeting ended there were already more exempts...that's how fast they are opening.

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  3. Same backroom deal was done with the Blueclaws contract giving a 40 year lease for peanuts. The committee played dumb pointing to the LIC and took no responsibility. sorry but the committee is the only ones who were elected by the taxpayers and have full responsibility to the taxpayers all township business must be impartial and transparent.

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  4. Tax payers pay for public school garbage pickup too. Downtown should not get free pick-up, they already get parking lots that they don't pay property tax on, unlike a shopping plaza, and they contribute less tax with the 3 1/2% sales tax. AND food stores produce an huge amount of garbage compared to other businesses and non profits. A serious revaluation is needed as to the benefits of Lakewoods downtown district.

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  5. The exempts for the most part are educating our children. I know you dont really care about that but most people do. Do stop whining and being so cynical about everything

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  6. Gettin hot n heavy boys stop fighting around.

    http://hefkervelt.blogspot.com/2016/05/door-knocking-for-bernie-in-lakewood_23.html

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  7. Harold herskowitzJune 3, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    I really don't care either way, but just for public record, I pay 22 thousand a year on my toy store that has no rental income, and produces one can of garbage a week. Cardboard, which I asked them to make private recycling gets picked up by the town and they claim pays for itself, although that is a lie. All businesses that are on streets that are public domain, whether in downtown or not, deserve garbage pickup. They pay taxes like any home. All strip mall stores or restaurants that require special pickup due to their location or volume of garbage should not receive pickup. Originally all private developments including senior ones were not given garbage pickup. A small tax credit towards private garbage was the norm. Our town would have saved millions by continuing using that system, but developments insisted on Township pickup which caused us to expand our municipal system, costing millions. Like most government services our public works is a bloated, wasteful branch. Filled with patronage jobs and incompetence. The less responsibility we give public works, the better they can serve the parts of town they were meant to serve.
    Tax free buildings as well should pay for their own pickup. That is how it's done elsewhere. We must Stop trying to reinvent the wheel.
    And 48 foot billboards, giving away of necessary paper streets needed for traffic flow, Blue Claws giveaways, and saying yes to every developer is also a Lakewood invention. Our committee is full of such smart people. They are always coming up with new ways of ruining, er I mean running things.

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  8. great speech harold. keep up your great care & concern for Lakewood residents. we need more people like you

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  9. Here's an idea to raise money for the township, let the stores pay a fee for their benefits from the public parking lots. If it would be private lots the township would have tax income and public works wouldn't be on the hook for its upkeep. AND YES, then you'd be able to ticket anyone using the lots for anything else. AND enforce the two hour parking restriction too not allow commercial vehicles to take up spaces there.

    And all this will result in the stores being busier and a more prosperous downtown. It's good for everyone.

    We're not NYC but they too have city sanitation doing pickups for non profits.

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    1. better yet put in parking meters on every spot downtown on the street and in the lots. (including the old little league field)

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  10. Thank you Herschel.

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  11. Downtown waste pick-up on Sundays, holidays, weekends, etc is unjustified.
    exempts-pick-ups on Saturday? Yes.
    Stop it all NOW!!!

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  12. So who is the auction winner for the billboards? Anyone know or wanna guess

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  13. Q11. If the building is for public worship, do I still need to pay this bill? 
    A. Yes. All properties in the City of Atlanta are assessed solid waste fees.

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  14. WHY ARE YOU ALL BUSY WITH THE GARBAGE WHY IS THE PARKING IN DOWN TOWN FREE NOT METERS LIKE ALL OTHER DOWN TOWNS THIS WILL MAKE MONEY FOR THE TWP AND HELP WITH KEEPING UP THE TOWN

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