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Bill Shue

6th Ward Receives Proclamation

6th Ward Receives Proclamation

L to R: Assemblyman John Salka, Frank Russo

The 6th Ward Booster Club Playground was recognized over the weekend with a proclamation presented by Assemblyman John Salka.

Organized by Bill Shue (former Alderman), founding members, families and neighbors, there was a gathering at the 6th Ward Booster Club Playground Pavilion on Scramling Avenue in Oneonta.

“We are recognizing the 75 years of commitment to the community of Oneonta,” Mr. Salka said. “We present this proclamation to Frank Russo, President of the 6th Ward Booster Club Playground.

SHUE: Scott Harrington Has Roots In Sixth Ward Politics
LETTER from BILL SHUE

Scott Harrington Has Roots

In Sixth Ward Politics

To the Editor:

I have known Scott Harrington since he was a boy.  Now he is a responsible husband and father. He was raised by two hardworking people, Stan and Mary Jane Harrington.  Scott saw first-hand the ideals of true volunteerism and dedication to the task at hand.

Unfortunately, Stan, a county representative for Wards 5-6, passed away at a fairly young age.  Both he and Mary Jane Harrington gave to Scott a love for the Sixth Ward and dedication to perseverance.  I know this full well.

I am writing to all registered voters of the Sixth Ward and asking each one to vote for Scott Harrington as their next Sixth Ward representative on Oneonta Common Council.

Scott sees the needs of the Sixth Ward and the City of Oneonta.  His dedication to “sticking with it” will be a huge asset on the City Council.

Scott’s experiences have prepared him well to sit on the Common Council and make wise decisions. He is a former county representative, is a member of the city’s Zoning & Housing Board of Appeals, has nearly 20 years of public safety experience, and is facilities liaison at Hartwick College.

Scott Harrington has the ability and know-how to make people’s opinion count.  Scott values people no matter how rich or poor you are, or how long you have been in the Sixth Ward.  You can be assured he will represent you well, no matter what political party you align with.

Scott’s stated goals during this campaign reflect the concerns of those in the Sixth Ward, which shows that he will not be manipulated by those with a hidden agenda outside the Sixth Ward and outside the City of Oneonta.  Scott has goals that have been publicly stated in regard to public safety, economic development, business growth, infrastructure, town hall meetings in the Sixth Ward, working with our two colleges, working with our YMCA in regard to programs for youth, and gaining revenue for the City of Oneonta without placing the burden on property owners.

Scott is very proud of businesses in our ward and aims to keep them here. Their stability and growth is of great importance to him.  Improving the housing stock already in existence within the ward is a priority for him. He also aims to spearhead an effort to beautify entrances to the Sixth Ward.

Scott Harrington is solid and has the ability to stand up for what is right. He possesses a kind heart and is able to work cooperatively for the general good. Your vote for Scott Harrington will enable a good person to sit in the Sixth Ward seat at City Hall and represent you.  Please vote for Scott Harrington on Nov. 5.

WILLIAM SHUE

Former Sixth Ward Common Councilmember

Oneonta

6th Ward Neighbors Complain To Seward About RSS’s Record

DEVELOPER RECORD ROCKY, THEY SAY

6th Ward Neighbors

Complain To Seward

About RSS’s Record

Former Oneonta Alderman Bill Shue, left, and Fran Colone, Sixth Ward Neighbors United organizer, brief residents on strategies going forward to block a 65-unit apartment complex, including 12 units for residents in rehabilitation, planned for River Street near Duane. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – The Sixth Ward Neighbors United is hoping to enlist the assistance of state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, in the fight against Riverside Apartments, a 64-unit low-income housing project proposed by Rehabilitation Support Services.

We “are seeking a full investigation of the financial dealings of (RSS), who have submitted funding applications to several state agencies,” the letter read. “We feel that because of the super-inflated costs of this project, historical evidence points to a project filled with potential kickbacks, self-dealing, improper loans between nonprofits, some exorbitant expenses and a potentially improper relationship with a for-profit entity.”

Signs Say Loud: RSS Not Welcome

Signs Say Loud:

RSS Not Welcome

Mayor Herzig Would Be ‘Surprised’

If State Funds River Street Project

Doleen Vergari hands out signs to her fellow Sixth Ward residents including Rich Gravlin and Carl Miller following tonight’s meeting. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE  • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

RSS’s lack of transparency is what bothers him most, Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, tells Sixth Ward Neighbors United.  In the foreground is Fran Colone, the meeting’s moderator.

ONEONTA – Bill Shue doesn’t see the Sixth Ward’s fight against housing developer RSS as a strictly Sixth Ward issue.

Bill Shue

“If this can happen here, it can happen anywhere,” he said. “It can happen in Center City or on the East End.”

The Sixth Ward Neighbors United, which has vocally opposed Rehabilitation Support Services’ proposed 64-unit housing project at River and Duane streets, met tonight at the Sixth Ward Athletic Club, the first meeting since speaking at the Otsego County Board of Representatives’ April 3 meeting.

County Rep Danny Lapin, District 5, was in attendance, as was Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, and Mayor Gary Herzig.

Oneonta Town Board Rejects GO-EDC Study

 ONEONTA TOWN BOARD

REJECTS GO-EDC STUDY

Andrew Stammel addresses petitioners at tonight's Town Hall Meeting, where no one seconded the motion to vote on GO-DEC's proposed government efficiency study. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Town Board member Andrew Stammel addresses petitioners at tonight’s Town Hall meeting, where no one seconded the motion to vote on GO-EDC’s proposed government efficiency study. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • for allotsego.com

ONEONTA – 24 hours after Common Council voted unanimously to pay its $12,500 share of the Local Government Efficiency Grant to study cost-saving measures between the town and the city, the Town Board refused to even bring the resolution, prepared by GO-EDC’s Bill Shue and Al Colone, to a motion for vote.

“We don’t respond to ransoms,” said Town Board member Andrew Stammel.  “These are two activists who don’t live in our town and made a demand. We hear a petition, we have a dialogue, we ask our townspeople and we craft a piece of legislation.”

For almost an hour and a half, town residents debated the proposed study. “Why are we even addressing this?” asked Kate Barns.  “A good portion of us don’t want this study.”

“In 1903, we wanted to merge with the city, but the city wasn’t interested,” said Don Webster.  “What changed? Money.”

“Shared services make me gag,” said Marie Lusins, a member of the Town Planning Board. “We do have shared services. Do we want another $12,500 to tell us this? No.”

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