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Pay To Parade?

Council settles on donation of services

February 20, 2013

The first shot has been fired at the City of Warren’s new special events ordinance....

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Kinzua1

Feb-20-13 3:13 AM

WHY NOT FORGET THE PARADE ALL TOGETHER? It's all firetrucks,elected officials,and the same old bands.It will give you a chance to get out and visit other towns,as some came to Warren for.Get my drift?

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SpaceLady

Feb-20-13 7:04 AM

Voters take notes!

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Brazil

Feb-20-13 9:22 AM

Pretty soon the only tourist attraction that we will have will be touring the Assistant City Manager's office.

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archaeo1

Feb-20-13 10:07 AM

K1, Pretty negative spin again today.Have you donated any of your time to make a difference. If not you might consider it . And SMILE!... If you would like a position of manure picker upper might be available.

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MTOMTO

Feb-20-13 11:49 AM

Move it to Sugar Grove, they may have an ordinance to fine the parade animals for deficating on the street by then?

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MTOMTO

Feb-20-13 11:51 AM

Better yet, why Warren? Rotational parade venues? Youngsville, Sheffield, Sugar Grove, Tidioute? It's nice to share.

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Frugaltaxpayer

Feb-20-13 12:21 PM

Freenook and Harvey should get a clue, you can ask for money from surrounding municipalities, but I dont see any of them thinking its a good idea. Many businesses do very well that day staying open on the Fourth. Perhaps if more did they could showcase their products. Maybe offer discounts, show the public they can and will compete with Walmart, instead of complaining about how little foot traffic there is downtown.

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MTOMTO

Feb-20-13 12:57 PM

The PSERS! Their retirements were in similar instruments as the private sectors. While the private sector people have to grin and bear the loud sucking sound of their retirements going down the drain with the downturn, the PSERS should be guaranteed?

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MTOMTO

Feb-20-13 12:58 PM

Sorry, wrong article.

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reader

Feb-20-13 1:56 PM

sometimes we need to put our brain in gear before we put our words in motion.

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MTOMTO

Feb-20-13 2:04 PM

Depending on the gear? Mine seems stuck in reverse lately.

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SamHarvey

Feb-20-13 3:33 PM

Frugaltaxpayer-

I think the parade is great - however we just passed an ordinance 6-1 requiring that all special event organizers pay for the actual overtime costs they create with the event. The law applies to everyone equally. If the City is going to donate your tax dollars to the parade committee I think it would have been reasonable to delay this donation long enough to look for other sources of funding (or manpower support).

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MTOMTO

Feb-20-13 4:49 PM

Thanks for looking out for the taxpayers, Sam.

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MTOMTO

Feb-20-13 4:50 PM

But....parade scre me.

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Brazil

Feb-20-13 5:08 PM

Well obviously you didn't think things through enough before passing the ordinance. You can carve an exception into the ordinance. Let me know when Pleasant township sends the check for $3000

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Frugaltaxpayer

Feb-20-13 5:21 PM

Brazil, my point exactly

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Brazil

Feb-20-13 9:47 PM

Besides Sam those costs are arbritary costs and services that the City decides upon what is necessary in their role as a governmental body. Not always a really independent judgment. The event appears to be held hostage to the whims of the City. Look around. Many cities and towns provide no police coverage for special events unless there is an incident. Obviously I know a parade is different because of re-routing. One would think the city's role is to foster and support these sorts of events that make a town a more interesting place to live not put impediments in front of them. What was last year's cost versus the cost of an Assistant City Manager?

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MTOMTO

Feb-21-13 9:03 AM

"Eventually the tax base will no longer be able to afford it."

Similar to four high schools?

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