benh1936

benh1936 1 year, 10 months ago on Could power fees replace city property taxes? (Poll added)

It concerns me that people will be really careful to conserve their utilities, then the city will say they still did not get enough money and rates will shoot up. Why can't these people learn to stop wasting money and make some realistic cuts? Too many city workers with too much pay and too little work to do would be good for starters. Cut stupid spending.

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benh1936 1 year, 10 months ago on Heritage House demolition begins

They were indeed getting robbed all the time. That was many years ago and the area has gotten much worse. We will be stuck with a huge vacant lot there because no one with any sense will want to build on that site. Maybe if unneeded multi model center gets built by the train tracks the "dray line" can set up shop where the HH was.Lovely burn barrel and port-o-potty included.

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benh1936 1 year, 10 months ago on Mayor issues call to service

What is there to be positive about here? I choose not to stick my head in the sand. Albany has a lot of problems that are not being addressed.

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benh1936 1 year, 10 months ago on Mayor issues call to service

The HH needs to come down, but not with us taxpayers paying for it. The owners or the Capitol City Bank that they defaulted to should have picked up the tab, not us. I see no vision so far. I see a ploy for PR on something a whole lot easier to tackle than the real problems in this town.

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benh1936 1 year, 10 months ago on Following the path to revitalization

Capitol City Bank has their fingers in too many sticky situations here as it is. If I banked with SunTrust, I would be concerned about them giving money to that bank.

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benh1936 1 year, 10 months ago on Following the path to revitalization

Tourist are not flocking to the ACRI attractions in that area now. They are not flocking to the Riverquarium downtown either. There is little left of Albany to attract more than flies these days. Private investors default, banks lend money unwisely and no one with any real solid ideas and the cash to make them a reality cares a rat's patooty about this town anymore. It does not make me happy to say this, because this was a fine town when I first came here in the 50's, but the good days for Albany are going, going and gone.

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benh1936 1 year, 10 months ago on Demolition begins on the Heritage House

J D Sumner, not your job to think? Strange response. It looks like you also did not fully respond to "Dingleberry's" questions and comment. I am quite disturbed by this whole Heritage House deal. It really sounds fishy to me and to many other folks. We get no satisfactory response from our so called leaders here and no real help from our press either. What are the tax paying citizens that care about this town to do? Weep and moan and let it all pass us by? I want answers, real answers. Is that too much to hope for? And why don't you reporters have to "think"?

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