Friday, November 25, 2016

Municipal Brief for Columbia November 23, 2016


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  1. The trolley: Spending $33,000 to make $9,000?

    Sigh.

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  2. Well a profit is a profit!

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    1. $24,000 (at least) in the hole. Think how many hours of OT that could buy the police department? But hey, we'd rather have a bus doing laps around town.

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  3. The trolley is really cool, glad we have it. Maybe it will become more popular each year.

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  4. I dont care if it cost the tax payers money, it has to stay for all the visitors that come in town!!

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    1. No wonder this town is broke. It "has to stay"? Give me (and my taxes) a break.

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  5. Wonder if the service will be put out to bid, or will this be another case of questionable legality?

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  6. The Trolley was awesome and many people enjoyed it.
    It's a start and I hope the route changes periodically.
    We need to showcase more of the Historic District and our Treasures!
    Full Steam Ahead

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    1. The trolley was great and in a large part due to the driver, Andre. No other bids will be able to buy personality like he has. I'm not happy about the lost revenue either, but I am in favor of keeping the trolley. It's presence adds charm to the town.

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    2. The borough owes it to the taxpayers to put a service like this out to bid. But the larger question: Why is the borough fronting the cost for a service that benefits only a few organizations/businesses? Let the Chamber, CDDC or someone else pony up the money. Why is the whole town on the hook for this money-losing venture *again*?

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    3. One trolley is not enough, there should be two trolleys!! Money should not be an issue here! One trolley takes to long.

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    4. I want at least TEN trolleys. Money is no object. Then we can turn the market house into a trolley barn to hold them. Also, we need a Club Good Times Trolley. I mean, they already have poles in them (the trolleys, that is).

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