December 22, 2010

Special City Council session next week

City councilors plan a special meeting Tuesday to award the final contract for the West Bristol school construction project.
The final piece of the project puzzle is for the site work slated to begin next month at the Chippens Hill site chosen for the new 900-student school.

See the entire story here.
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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

KEEP SPENDING.

Anonymous said...

KEEP BITCHING.

Concerned Conservative said...
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Concerned Conservative said...

It's amazing how this project has been shoved down the throats of Bristol's taxpayers and parents.
It's a terrible location for a school (busing people throughout the entire western half of Bristol up Terryville Ave., etc to the Bristol/Plymouth line).
This is clearly the result of the election and appointment of incompetent and under-qualified people to the city Council and boards.
What a shame and a sham!

Anonymous said...

terrible leaders are ruining Bristol.This is what you get with uneducated people in charge.

Anonymous said...

yeah, something ain't right here......

roger rousseau is one of the most thorough guys out there, and for him to state "...a piece of important information was accidentally left out of the bidding documents..." doesn't pass the sniff test.

as i am not bidding this job, and have not reviewed the contract documents, i urge roger to please detail what information was left out the first time and restore some credibility.

steve...you might want to pursue this a little more, too...

-billy from bristol

Anonymous said...

"This is clearly the result of the election and appointment of incompetent and under-qualified people to the city Council and boards."

You're out of step with the rest of Bristol on this one, CC. Every BOE member and every city councilman who voted for these new schools got re-elected. You and the handful of other nay-sayers can spend all day on the blogs, but the fact is Bristol understands why we need these schools, and therefore supports these new schools.

Concerned Conservative said...

December 23, 2010 11:41 AM:

The fact that the BOE had never had more Republicans than what is required by charter reflects that people vote the party not the person or the issue.

Also I believe that closing Bingham, Memorial Blvd and perhaps O'Connell would have failed in a referendum. The probability of that would have increased when compunded with the state deficit and the obviously poor location of the new school.

Comprendez Senor?

Concerned Conservative said...

December 23, 2010 11:41 AM:

Clearly you're a BOE member (or goupie at least).

Explain why we need these new schools. Explain why you (if you're on the BOE) decided to approve the site in question? Was it the only option because of a lack of planning? Was it what Steifer (who leads the BOE like bunch of sheep) told you to do?

Like Otter said "BS"! said...

Why didn't this go to a referendum if this is what the people wanted? I know why, because Striefer knew it would fail.

Striefer guided the BOE and the City Council around like the dogs they are.

Anonymous said...

"You and the handful of other nay-sayers can spend all day on the blogs, but the fact is Bristol understands why we need these schools, and therefore supports these new schools."

--But it must worry you enough respond/attack. You are now the "nay-sayer". And "spending all day on the blogs" is more your game.

Anonymous said...

Should build a meth clinic instead. Looks whats going on here. The west end all drugs north main st drugs and hookers north maint st COPS not doing there job.Bristol just moves in circles. No leadership or police dept.

Cockayne addict said...

December 26, 2010 8:29 AM:

In Bristol a "hooker" defines most of the politicians.

But not Ken Cockayne so much. He's generally his own man.

Go Cockayne, Go Cockayne, GO!

Anonymous said...

10:37

Guess you don't know him

Odin said...

CC and Otter:

If you were paying attention back when this issue was still pending, you would know why we need these schools, and that there were in fact other sites considered. But your mind is made up, so there's not point confusing you with facts. And the reason it did not go to a referendum is because we don't have a referendum process in Bristol. That might not be a good thing, but it is what it is. Don't get all conspiracy-theory on this.

Concerned Conservative said...

We have a "referendum process". It's called the ballot question. The City Council could have put this on the ballot. As usual Odin yours is your own skewed information.
If we need these schools so much why can't any explain solidly why? Because we don't need them.

Odin said...

CC:

You're wrong, as usual. Go to Section 51 and 52 of the City Charter and tell me where is says the Council has the authority to put a question on the ballot WITHOUT first receiving a petition signed by 10% from the voters.

Odin said...

Concerned Conservative:

Well? Did you get a chance to read up on the referendum process? Do you want me to give you a link to the charter website?

Anonymous said...

Odin

Have someone explain Section 50 to you