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Olsen draws fire at Schenectady council meeting

Trucks, repairs to pump station spark debate

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If there’s a financial crisis in Schenectady, it didn’t look like it at Monday’s City Council meeting. Only Councilman Carl Erikson, the finance committee chairman, appeared to be looking for ways to cut costs after city officials warned Schenectady will likely end the year in a deficit. The most the council did was to put off the purchase of some trucks — but that’s only until they can find out why many dealers didn’t bid. ...


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cfield
May 8, 2012
10:17 a.m.

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Polster's ideas are ridiculous!! What if the dog is owned by someone on assistance?? Does the tax payer pay the fine?? Can a dog under 20 lbs. not inflict injury??
These ideas proposed by the council people and the people who run our city is precisely the reason we are 5 mill. in the hole!!!!!!!!! Cut benefits, cut pensions, stop the over spending and put people who have business backgrounds in charge!!!!!!

jonw757
May 8, 2012
10:19 a.m.

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So what Polster is saying is that the financial troubles of Schenectady rest on and can be fixed by euthanizing dogs a few days earlier? Sounds smart!

The only people that are actually going to get the general liability insurance are not the people that are the issue. Schenectady is just going to push more good people out. We already pay a ridiculous amount of money in taxes and get nothing in return, go ahead and make us pay more to live in this city.

wmarincic
May 8, 2012
10:30 a.m.

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Carl Olsen is a good ol union guy... He kinda reminds me of another good ol union guy by the name of Steven.

hodgkinst
May 8, 2012
10:31 a.m.

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quite the cast of characters in this comedic tragedy

cfield
May 8, 2012
11:37 a.m.

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Mr. Olsen has the typical mind set of a pro-union employee. As a manager, he should be in fact serving the best interests of the taxpayers. Mr. Olsen turns the other cheek when it comes to the pension padding. Thus insuring that he will get his in the end of his employment with the city.

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