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Schenectady council rejects medical hospitality house near Ellis

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The City Council has rejected the idea of a medical hospitality house that would serve the families of sick children at Ellis Hospital. “It doesn’t appear there’s support in changing the [zoning] code,” Councilwoman Margaret King said. The sticking point was the location of the house in question. It is in the GE Realty Plot, a historic district of single-family homes and mansions built long ago for the most esteemed General Electric workers. Those residents ...


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wmarincic
June 5, 2012
7:26 a.m.

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Why would Schenectady want something good? They have no problem with rehabs for addicts, halfway houses for criminals or support houses for the street people that are addicts and criminals. This is just another reason to shake my head and ask why anyone would ever vote for a democrat.

tonijean613
June 5, 2012
8:05 a.m.

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What does this have anything to do with Party Affiliation? It has more to do with NON-Profits taking over property in the City that SHOULD be on the tax rolls to help reduce everyones over all tax burden. Ellis Hospital will soon be free to purchase Oneida Middle School (again tax free) and they can house their medical hospitality house there.

The Council needs to establish a NON-Profit tax rate- to take the burden off the thousands of middle/low income families in Schdy who cant save a dime for their retirements or pay for health insurance. If Non-profits are in the business to help the Community- then they should help by contributing a small portion of their budgets back to the community directly via property/school taxes.

wmarincic
June 5, 2012
3:33 p.m.

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Tonijean613

Again, this city has NO prtoblem with rehabs and other houses of that ilk that continue to feed the streets with undesirables. I know, I have owned a house in Vale for many, many years. When the people of downtown complained about Bethesda House they moved it to Vale, even though we said we were against it. It is the way of the democrats and the way of the Schenectady leadership, BTW which are democrats.

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