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Two options eyed for Rotterdam public safety building

Town Board has choice to lease or purchase

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Rotterdam’s decision on whether to buy or lease a new public safety building could hinge on whether county officials choose to site a planned centralized dispatch system within the facility. Two proposals presented to members of the Town Board this week involve renovating vacant buildings and both include space to house the county’s 4,500-square-foot dispatch center. But one proposal offers to lease the new facility to Rotterdam, while the other would allow the town to ...


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tgeorge12345
March 29, 2013
7:37 a.m.

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There are many eyesores in Rotterdam. So many that it is no longer "a nice place to live". It would behoove the town to fix up one of these places and I think that old Grand Union spot on Hamburg would be ideal. It is easy to get to and there is plenty of parking.It is a straight run from exit 25A of the thruway as well but it really isn't a high traffic area and is easy to get in and out of. Sounds perfect to me so I guess it won't go there. The other area is a little more isolated and would interfere with traffic coming and going into the library which is a pretty busy place anyway.

cidbil
March 29, 2013
8:17 a.m.

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tgeorge12345:..........I agree on all of your points. That being said, if there is one common thread that distinguishes each administration in Rotterdam regardless of party, it is the inability to make decisions and follow through. They are also very good at making promises and then breaking them. Just ask the Rotterdam Little League, who were promised (go look at the video from last years council meetings) that the construction of new fields would be completed before last November. This was never done, nor do I expect it to be anytime soon.

So to be honest with you, I would not hold my breath waiting for any of this to take place...

cidbil
March 29, 2013
6:01 p.m.

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The Kmart plaza is already slated for development............

robbump
April 1, 2013
6:42 p.m.

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Shop-Right would never take the Grand Union site on Hamburg St. The property is not big enough for the typical modern ShopRite, and then, with only septic tanks for sewage, they're going to look for a place with city sewage.
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Since schools are primarily a daytime operation, while town courts are primarily a nighttime operation, they should make a deal with the school system. Bring down the costs of both the school district and the town.

cidbil
April 1, 2013
7:06 p.m.

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robbump: Actually Shop-Rite was considering that parcel and were very close to buying the property........they were unable to purchase some other parcels nearby that would have addressed some of the issues you bring up....................your school solution makes too much sense......therefor it will never be considered.

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