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Schenectady Council tweaks plans to spend federal grants

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The Schenectady City Council reorganized its plans to spend annual federal aid Monday evening, making a few small changes in where the money will go. The city will get $3.3 million in Consolidated Plan funds to spend in various ways from HUD, the most well-known being the Community Development Block Grant. After hours of debate Monday, the council moved $40,000 of it around. The Minority Contractors Training Assistance Program lost $20,000, which was split between ...

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May 6, 2014
3:42 p.m.

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John seems to be hitting on a point that I brought up at the last City Council meeting. I contacted another local municipality on the paving project. $426K is TOO MUCH for 1/2 mile of road. At $1.25 per sqft for milling and paving, a 2-lane road 30 feet wide for 1 mile (5280 feet) costs $198,000. That make 1/2 mile under $100K. Where is the rest of the money going? Does the price go up in Schenectady? If there's no milling and just paving, the price cuts in half. I'm no expert on the roads, but I know how to get answers. If they are taking that much extra for this project, what else are we, the public missing? City Council MUST be held accountable.

Joe Kelleher
Candidate for Schenectady City Council

May 6, 2014
4:27 p.m.

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Carpet bagger should avoid run on sentences in print. BTW, you've missed an 's'. Better learn to proof read so your fact finding acumen gains credibility.

Type A Lady gets keysrtokes/print space over yet another two non-issues. I wonder what marvelous Marv will inflate these into?