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bobkat Nov Sat 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Eric K wrote:
Nov Sat 18, 2017 6:54 pm
Isn't the paid professional in the building all the time the D.P.W. superintendent.
A strong town manager would just make things worse like the town administrator has under the leadership of then selectmen Steve Robbins and others.
Elimination of the D.P.W. board eliminates checks and balances. Eliminate the D.P.W. board and you can be certain Steve Robbins will get back in the selectmens position and take care of those are close to him and screw the rest of the town.
An additional 2 selectmen will not mean those in certain parts of town who feel neglected by town officials will change that neglect esp. if Steve Robbins resumes his position as selectmen.
Keep in mind that one of those two spots open for selectmen will more than likely be filled by Steve Robbins as well as someone that is like minded as Steve Robbins. Then you have to ask yourself......Did anything change?
In regards to Bobkat proposal. Does that mean we need to have special elections for each account as not everyone pays into each of those accounts with the possible exception to water?
Eric K everyone pays into water also trash unless they show that a private company is picking up their trash. So it is still rate payers not property taxes .
Eric K Nov Sat 18, 2017 4:56 pm
QUINCY – Mayor Thomas Koch will not sign a proposal to tax large apartment buildings at higher rates than other homes, said Christopher Walker, a spokesman for the mayor.
Ward 4 City Councilor Brian Palmucci’s proposal, which is scheduled for a public hearing Monday at 7:25 p.m. in city hall, would reclassify apartment buildings with more than 50 units as commercial property for tax purposes. That would double the amount they have to pay in taxes.

“Things on the surface that may seem terrific sometimes turn out not to be – and this is one of those things,” Walker said.

He said the higher taxes would drive up rents around Quincy.

“It would result in a dramatic spike in rent citywide, and that would be felt up and down the spectrum,” he said.

Palmucci, who represents South Quincy and West Quincy, disagreed. While it may increase rents in the apartments in question, he said, he’s fine with that as a means of keeping property taxes lower for homeowners.

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“When you give somebody a break, someone else has got to pay for it,” he said. “It balances (higher rent in luxury apartments) against making sure that seniors and middle-class families can afford their taxes.”

Palmucci said he doubts it will stifle development. However, he said the homeowners of Quincy have felt little benefit from all the construction around the city, so if it means that a couple of apartment buildings don’t get built that otherwise would, he wouldn’t be heartbroken, he said.

“If it does slow down development, do you think the people of Quincy will be upset?” he said. “I don’t.”

Residents will be allowed to comment on the proposal at Monday night’s meeting.

Palmucci said he plans to call for a vote after that on the proposal and two others about the tax code. One would expand a tax exemption for homeowners and the other would broaden an exemption for seniors who do volunteer work.

Palmucci said the current version of the proposal regarding the reclassification of apartment buildings does not have an exception for senior-living or affordable apartment buildings, so he or Ward 2 City Councilor Brad Croall, who pointed that issue out to him, likely will propose an amendment to add those exemptions during Monday night’s meeting.

This proposal is a home-rule petition, a piece of legislation that requires the approval of the council, the signature of the mayor, and then the approval of the Legislature and the governor. Home-rule petitions essentially amount to the city asking the state to allow it to skirt state law. Without Koch’s signature, the petition will not advance to the state level. The council can’t override the mayor’s veto for home-rule peitions.

Walker said the mayor’s office does not believe the legislation would make it at the state level.

“We don’t think the state is going to act on anything like this,” he said.
Joseph Nov Thu 16, 2017 11:15 pm
specialties wrote:
Nov Thu 16, 2017 8:20 am
How many bullets a Glock can hol. I notice you didn't even tell
Sorry but I can not read it...

Thank you. T'was nothin'.
Joseph Nov Tue 14, 2017 6:55 am
specialties Nov Sat 11, 2017 10:22 am
They expressed their satisfaction with successful US-Russia enhanced de-confliction efforts between US and Russian military professionals that have dramatically accelerated ISIS’s losses on the battlefield in recent months.
Watch the snaggle tooth lame stream turn this into another year's worth of investigation of Russian collusion!!!
specialties Nov Mon 06, 2017 10:52 am
More white Christians dead the other day... Ho hum...
specialties Nov Sat 04, 2017 12:11 pm
Well, albore wanted to make a living document out of our Constitution ( to tinker screw his own will in to it, can u imagine? :shock: ) but we wouldn't let him...

How do we re-invent the wheel these days in order to cause real improvements?? Working wiser, stronger, more honest?? A triple lindy mebbe??
Why not?? So starting now everyone is a candidate... From marx to now it hasn't worked... It's a dud...
Marx is dead, long live our mighty King? U betcha...

I think that people have had enuf tinkering for a millenium... Just do it right... Stay out of trubble... Go by the book...

Have bill and hill come down and talk for a fee on how it's done?? OY VEY MARIA!!!
specialties Nov Wed 01, 2017 4:06 pm
barak says that the white truck did it...

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Eric K Oct Tue 31, 2017 5:58 pm
False information my ass.
Was this charter committee elected? No it was not.
Was there an option for an election of charter committee members? Yes, there was.
The people on that group were hand picked by a former board of selectmen. It's to make sure those who are in power stay in power.
They can't have afford to have people like John Cusick getting on these boards and start asking questions about where the taxpayers/ratepayers money is going. Amongst other things.
You would be correct it can only happen at town meeting. Though it will be interesting to see how much this is pushed ( getting the followers to town meeting ) as well as the money that could be pumped into this.
I will do my best to inform the public of my thoughts on it, but one person can not do it alone.
I have been to all three forum meetings on this and I am not the least bit convinced of their reasoning to go this direction.
specialties Oct Tue 31, 2017 12:10 pm
Already had a plane go in a roof around there... Think of something new bobkat...

The funny one liners haven't even started yet... C'mon Nov. 17...
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