Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Springfield completes transfers

Springfield is the proud new owner of two downtown buildings the town says are keys to its Main Street revitalization plans.


   

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  1. Good! Looks like proud owners of that dead black Ford truck too

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  2. Congratulations!

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  3. town should be proud,wasting money on these building's,when there is so much more to be done in town

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  4. We will have to pay taxes on this - something taken away from the Grand List means our portion increases...... Would the town take a budget cut to offset this?

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  5. Why is it that we get to vote on buying and tearing down a building near Union st. School (quite a bit less money) but yet the town fathers find a way to purchase these properties on main st. (for more money) without a vote? Wait till the town try's to tear down the VNA building in the rear and the State Water Resources makes the town spend a small fortune keeping demolition material out of the river!

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  6. @ 6:18 Here's something your and others in the community need to understand. Blight has already destroyed the grand list within the downtown area. Commercial property values are next to worthless. Like a malignant tumor, removing the most diseased is the best option for survival. These decrepit buildings are of no historical or architectural significance. They are a liability to the entire community. However, it would have been my choice to fine the property owner or seize the buildings as a zoning violation. The $190K purchase price is but a fraction of the cost to raze, dispose and landscape the sites. With any luck, someone will burn the rest of the eyesores.

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  7. chuck gregory2/2/17, 2:43 PM

    The fact is, there's some $80 billion in privately held untaxed property in the state which, if taxed, would ease a lot of school budgets.

    Another fact is that the town will likely float a bond in order to pay for the conversion of those lots into a park. Municipal bonds are tax-free, which means that people who have enough money left over in their annual income to invest in such a bond will put us Springfield taxpayers on the hook to give them even more tax-free money, thus widening the income gap even further.

    A third thing is that creating this park will most likely cause an appreciation of 8% in surrounding property values within 5 years-- which means the money we put into making it happen will produce a profit for us over the long run.

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    1. I'm curious Chuck, just where are these properties, and who owns them? Are there any in town we should know about? I'm serious.

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  8. Great view possible...the parks and woolson derelicts...idiots

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    1. I agree, but it makes the view FROM the Parks and Woolson building better. Maybe good enough for riverfront condos, which would benefit the downtown area as a whole.

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    2. 1:40 That p and w building should be removed at the same time. Or at least the town should hire someone to make a big piece of art to hang on it.

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