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Duanesburg Planning Commission looks at Bisco’s issues

Official cites reasons for traffic, litter; some residents not satisfied

(PATRICK DODSON / GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER) People wait on Batter Street for the gates to open for Camp Bisco music festival in Mariaville on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
(PATRICK DODSON / GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER) People wait on Batter Street for the gates to open for Camp Bisco music festival in Mariaville on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
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Planning Commission Chairwoman Sandra Scott acknowledged Thursday that Camp Bisco didn’t start as smoothly as last year, but she attributed breakdowns in the festival’s comprehensive traffic plan to circumstances that were beyond the control of organizers. Speaking during the commission’s monthly meeting, Scott singled out reports of roadblocks conducted by the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department for causing the bottlenecks that developed around the hamlet of Mariaville as a mass of fans tried to pour into ...


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tgeorge12345
July 19, 2013
9 a.m.

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SO WHAT!!! People had a good time. Things were done in an orderly fashion. I am a retired resident and I enjoyed watching the traffic go by into Thursday morning. So there was a little traffic on the road and maybe a little noise and a little litter. People enjoyed themselves. Local economy was spurred. Some of you should get a life. Better Bisco than Federal troops collecting guns and searching houses.

rswanker
July 19, 2013
11:59 a.m.

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Good to hear your POV, tgeorge!!!! I like your attitude.

:)

safny
July 19, 2013
11:59 a.m.

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How exactly does one go from Bisco to federal troops going through peoples' houses collecting guns? That comment make NO sense. I think that people in cars should be able to hang on to their garbage until they get some where they can dispose of it. I've eaten in my car many times and never dropped litter out of the windows. As far as the local economy - I would like to see some sort of study showing exactly how much the festival adds in terms of real dollars.

cidbil
July 19, 2013
5:54 p.m.

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safny: And just exactly who would be paying for this study you speak of? Why not ask the owner of the Mariaville store, or the owners of Mike's Hot Dog's (who set up shop on the festival grounds) how they made out?

justapto
July 19, 2013
7:45 p.m.

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As a past member of a local Economic Development Commission; I can tell you that these events bring in a lot of funds to the community.
SPAC has The Dave Mathews Band, FISH and many other controversial events. Thank goodness the State Park knows a good thing when it sees it.
My only issue is that Schenectady City doesn't promote more money and name generating activities. A farmers market and small Jay street Jazz festival is a far cry from what we should be supporting. Where is the wide screen IMAX theater, SCCC sponsoring ACF national chef competitions, River side fishing tournaments?
Central park, the Veterans park on State Street and down town Schenectady should be putting on major summer events bringing in thousands for a weekend themed festival. Enough complaining that you have to put up with a little inconvenience for a couple of days.
'Schenectady is the summer entertainment place to be' is what I am talking about.

cidbil
July 20, 2013
7:08 a.m.

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justapto: Agreed on all points......btw I assume you meant Phish.....:)

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