FingerLakes1.com Forums
Page 30 of 31 < 1 2 ... 28 29 30 31 >
Topic Options
#1477121 --- 10/22/15 09:01 AM Re: New Budget [Re: Kells]
Spi63 Offline
Member

Registered: 08/03/08
Posts: 401
Loc: Geneva, New York ,
My understanding from people that looked into it for a wedding. They had to buy everything from the company running it, food, flowers and much of anything else they would need....And of course renting the building...

Top
FingerLakes1.com
#1478329 --- 11/11/15 09:30 AM Re: New Budget [Re: 4sizzle]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
HWS should pay to widen pulteney street when geneva makes the street improvements

the street should be twice as wide to allow parking on both sides of the street from hamilton st to st clair near HWS

then eliminate the east side parking on south main st from the first home just south of st clair intersection (east side) and then going north to the bridge

eliminating parking on the east side section of south main would reduce the college staff/students from crossing south main just to get to their parked cars

another option is to have HWS build a parking lot on the vacant land at the corner of st clair st and pulteney st and then eliminate all student/staff parking on south main st
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1478362 --- 11/11/15 09:47 PM Re: New Budget [Re: bluezone]
Lucinda Knotts Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 4459
Loc: USA
Some really good ideas there, BZ. Time for the newly reelected Mayor to get to work and start some serious discussion with Mark Gearan. The ideas presented here make sense for traffic flow on Route 14, safety for HWS students and staff, improvement of snow removal on South Main, and JOBS (albeit temporary) for Geneva area residents and businesses.


Edited by Lucinda Knotts (11/11/15 09:49 PM)

Top
#1478384 --- 11/12/15 09:14 AM Re: New Budget [Re: Lucinda Knotts]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
HWS created the problems on south main st and so hws should take measures to improve safety/traffic flow in that area

many truck drivers using south main street have to 'ride' the double yellow line due to the parking congestion in that area

HWS should also spend money to widen the west side of south main for parking (parking lane) for their students and staff

entering south main from either st clair street or jay street makes it difficult to see oncoming cars due to the parked cars

a parking lane would allow drivers entering south main street from either st clair or jay street to have a better sight line to see approaching cars

widen it enough to also have a bicycle lane

it should start from the bridge and go south to the jay st street intersection

lets see how 'good of a neighbor' hws wants to be
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1478393 --- 11/12/15 10:49 AM Re: New Budget [Re: bluezone]
Lucinda Knotts Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 4459
Loc: USA
Some more really good thoughts there, BZ. Have you forwarded your ideas to the newly reelected Mayor? I'd say it's to get to work and start some serious discussion with Mark Gearan. The ideas presented here make sense for traffic flow on Route 14, safety for HWS students and staff, improvement of snow removal on South Main, and JOBS (albeit temporary) for Geneva area residents and businesses.

Top
#1478572 --- 11/16/15 08:56 AM Re: New Budget [Re: Lucinda Knotts]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
when hws finishes their performance center and is not being used then hws should be able to divert some of the parking congesting on south main st to the new parking lot near the performance center
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1478900 --- 11/23/15 09:19 AM Re: New Budget [Re: Lucinda Knotts]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Lucinda Knotts
Some more really good thoughts there


geneva should NOT transfer either side of pulteney street to hws so they can get a grant

hws has $200 million in endowments

if geneva transfers ownership of either side of pulteney st to hws then it will bring hws even closer to gaining complete control of pulteney st

hws has the money to pay for any improvements on either side of pulteney st


when hws has events at the new performance center where will the overlow of parking be sent? to congest surrounding streets?

if hws has a large sporting event at the same time they have a large scale performance center event then where will the overflow parking go?

before hws constructs any more buildings they need to provide parking on their campus for what they have NOW
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1482281 --- 02/26/16 10:05 AM Re: New Budget [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
one of the city of geneva council members made a statement

'studies tell us there is too much housing stock in the city'

econ 101
supply and demand

the more of a supply of a item the lower the value of said item

will the city lower the assessments of all the properties as there is an over supply?

will the city reduce city employees once they demolish the homes as planned?

if there is an over supply then why does the city offer the 'live where you work' if there is an over supply?

would 'studies tell us when a city over taxes its taxpayers the taxpayers tend to move from the city'

see flint michigan

the city should freeze all city employees pay and benefits until the taxes are low enough to make it desirable to move into the city of geneva
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1482288 --- 02/26/16 10:43 AM Re: New Budget [Re: bluezone]
4sizzle Offline
Member

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 268
Loc: here and there
The City will do what the powers to be say is correct for them.
I see now that they have demolished the old fire house and City Hall employees now have a comfortable place to park all year long. That must be nice. As I remember years ago they were going to demolish it to give more parking to downtown businesses. Well I guess that doesn't matter anymore since parking signs say it is restricted from the public from 6am to 4:30. Downtown business owners(who by the way pay an extra tax to be downtown) have to park in the long term public parking and walk through all sorts of conditions to get to their businesses while city hall employees enjoy the one minute walk from their parking spot. This is hardly fair. Did City Council approve the designation of those newly created spots with signs?


Edited by 4sizzle (02/26/16 10:55 AM)

Top
#1482423 --- 02/28/16 09:26 AM Re: New Budget [Re: cRaZeD]
Downeaster63 Offline
Member

Registered: 06/11/13
Posts: 28
Loc: Geneva,NY
I see there is a new employee at City Hall. GNRC has added staff, with a job description that sounds like duties the executive director, or whatever she calls herself, should be doing. So much for watching the budget. I guess those new parking places need to be filled.
And before one of the staff there comes on in the guise of a regular taxpayer to berate me for denigrating a much needed service because it is funded by grants, which is the usual defense, that office appears on the budget reports, so even if - and that's a big if - parts of it are still grant funded, they do receive taxpayer money. And the need for that office is certainly up for debate.


Edited by Downeaster63 (02/28/16 09:29 AM)

Top
#1482503 --- 03/01/16 05:18 PM Re: New Budget [Re: Downeaster63]
pingu Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 05/20/07
Posts: 610
Loc: Right here.
It's not the GNRC anymore. It's "neighborhood initiatives" NI for short. NI! We would like... a shrubbery!

Top
#1487411 --- 07/26/16 12:16 AM Re: New Budget [Re: pingu]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
Quote:
$10 million to the city of Geneva


wonder if the councilors that were in favor of keeping the duplicate 911 were happy with the $10 million from cuomo?

maybe the city manager can total up the amount that the taxpayers were 'overcharged' for all those years by having the duplicate 911 just for the city of geneva

wonder if the taxpayers were overcharged more than $10 million?

did the city get the $10 million largely because of the 25% poverty rate that exists in the city of geneva?

lets hope the duplicate 911 did not lead to the 25% poverty rate...
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1488033 --- 08/10/16 12:47 AM Re: New Budget [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
Quote:
$10 million to the city of Geneva


use a small portion to find a legal way to have the nearly 70% of tax exempt properties pay their 'fair' share

benefits assessment distric...
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1488867 --- 08/25/16 11:18 AM Re: New Budget [Re: Lucinda Knotts]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Lucinda Knotts
Some more really good thoughts


local newspaper stated that ontario county will spend an additional $800,000 a year with the transfer of the 911 (city of geneva) to the county

the city should approach the county and have the county offer additional help to the city of geneva as the county saved a large amount of money over the years when geneva had their own 911

the county could offer $400,000 more in additional sales taxes back each year to the city of geneva for the same time period that geneva had their own 911

or offer shared county services that total $400,000 each year

or any combination of methods to assist geneva

25% poverty rate in geneva
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1489758 --- 09/16/16 07:23 AM Re: New Budget [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: CityManager
The


have friends that walk along the lakefront and they noticed that there is a rather long crack in the new sidewalk that was installed last year

it is between the visitors center building and the newly installed' 'dock'

you may want to make the contractor aware of this so that the contractor covers the cost of repairs

the contractor may not have compacted the soil properly prior to the install of the concrete sidewalk, may have failed to install proper expansion joints or failed to put in rebar in that section ...

the fascia on the upper portion of the visitors center facing the lake is missing also

_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1490465 --- 10/05/16 09:22 AM Re: New Budget [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: CityManager
The



HWS is willing to cover the cost for a special road surface when the section of pulteney street is redone

have HWS cover the cost to widen the section from hamilton st to st clair street for parking on both sides

the cost should be minor as the curbing can be reused

eliminate parking on the east side of south main near hws - safety issue with crosswalks

HWS failed to consider that when the performance center and the football stadium need parking at the same time there is not enough space near each venue
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1490930 --- 10/21/16 06:30 AM Re: New Budget [Re: pingu]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
the community center (boys & girls club) on carter road wants the city taxpayers to pay for their operation


the building is located in the town

let the town taxpayers cover the costs

the town residents get to use the lakefront/boat launch and the city taxpayers pay to maintain the lakefront
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1495704 --- 02/23/17 03:38 PM Re: New Budget [Re: bluezone]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: CityManager
The


with the new permit for boat trailers at the lakefront boat launch the parking area should be designated so that the city residents get to use a place closer to the boat launch to park their vehicle and boat trailer

the first half of the parking area should be for city residents only

the last half of the parking area should be for non resident or overflow of resident boat trailers

_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
#1496269 --- 03/06/17 12:30 PM Re: New Budget [Re: cRaZeD]
justacitizen Offline
Member

Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 49
Why don't we have non-residents park their trailers near the tunnel. There is a very large unused parking area there and they could walk through the tunnel to the launch. And then we wouldn't have to charge them anything.

Top
#1496342 --- 03/08/17 07:44 AM Re: New Budget [Re: justacitizen]
bluezone Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 32003
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: justacitizen
Why don't we have non-residents park their trailers near the tunnel. There is a very large unused parking area there and they could walk through the tunnel to the launch.


another possibilty is to fence off the area around the access road to the 'tunnel' and charge the non-residents a $10 fee to get to that area

put one boat launch in that area for non-residents
the non-residents could launch their boat there and also park there


city residents would use the current boat launch/parking area as their tax money paid for it


Originally Posted By: justacitizen
And then we wouldn't have to charge them anything.


why should they be allowed to use it for free?

there is no other boat launch for this area that is 'free'
_________________________
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Top
Page 30 of 31 < 1 2 ... 28 29 30 31 >