Friday, March 3, 2017

Funding sought for downtown work

Voters will be asked at town meeting to approve a downtown revitalization fund, and then $100,000 in seed money for downtown projects.

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  1. Maybe I should get my eyes checked. When I try to follow what is said here, I blink and squint but all I see are red flags.

    Why is the history of the bakery building important? Ask any long-term resident about the history of that building, and they'll all remember the same thing, and it's not something to spend money to preserve.

    This historic district served its purpose - a long time ago.

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    1. George T McNaughton3/5/17, 6:44 PM

      Not intending to take a position on this, but I suspect it is the facade on the building that got historic preservation's attention.

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    2. Well take it down and send it to the "facade" museum.

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  2. Holy cow Phil, someone actually "gets it!" These ramshackle buildings have absolutely no historical or architectural significance. None what so ever. With Vermont's insane regulations, the cost to demolish and depose of these eyesores far out weighs what any investor can justify. I hate to mention it, but the only solutions are arson and federal grant money. Hey, maybe we can sell Wonder Buckets to raise funds?

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  3. It would seem to me that the VNA would be of greater historical significance, but that's being torn down. Better to tear them both down, and put a park on the VNA lot, and parking on the bakery lot.

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    1. Only thing to look at from there will be the Parks and Woolsen delapidation. What also needs to go is that crumbling senior center. The empty building next to the co-op would be ideal, with parking and no danger of getting run over and no stairs to prevent seniors from access to 2/3 of the building.

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    2. The Parks and Woolson should be next. It probably should have been first. I've said it before, I'll say it again; if the building is structurally solid enough, it would make great riverfront condos. (Just tear down the dive apartmemts on river st., and you'ld have a view.) Yeah, I know that's asking a lot, but it would bring downtown back, bigtime.

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  4. I find it vehemently unacceptable the owner of both the VNA and Parks & Wilson buildings is permitted to inflict these eye sores on the community. These decrepit slums were bought for next to nothing, then stripped of all salvageable copper plumbing and wiring. Finally left to rot with hopes of collecting an insurance settlement when they inevitably burn. All the while destroying any residual value of adjacent properties. Yet the Selectboard treats this selfish individual with kid gloves. Springfield didn't turn into a blighted rat hole over night. It had the full support of an incompetent, Selectboard. Useless fools that pay endless lips service generating no results. Case in point, https://springfieldvt.blogspot.com/2013/11/springfield-oks-demolition-of-unsafe.html

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    1. Amen..what do you say selectboard?

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    2. Not to worry, them lefties on the Selectboard got all them shiny new ordinances passed, but the Town Manager won't enforce them cept maybe a few come next January. Told my missus, you can set your calendar by the School Board and Selectboard, they start talking about Park Street School or enforcing the clean up ordinances, well it's budget time.

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