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Re: What next?!
« Reply #570 on: November 14, 2019, 10:54:02 AM »
What really stupid is about a month or 2 ago. The city went around and changed all the street signs from Calhoun pkwy to Bade what ever. Don’t you think they could of waited until the decision was made before possible wasting tax payers dollars.

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #571 on: November 14, 2019, 10:58:14 AM »
that would be too easy!!!   
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #572 on: November 14, 2019, 11:24:12 AM »
Yup & by going ahead and changing all the signs, they probably think it's that much easier to implement their political correctness. Money's already spent on the signs so...  :angry: Can see thru their BS like a cheap blouse.  :bs:
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #573 on: November 14, 2019, 11:28:19 AM »
They can do that, but try to get them to put a stop sign at a dangerous intersection.......

Maybe if it was in a native language other than English.... :scratch:

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #574 on: November 17, 2019, 01:54:13 PM »
Some TV stations and cities are actually banning "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" because they said it's racist.......Franklin is sitting by himself...way to go, Chuck!  :rotflmao: 
But then, so is Marcie, as I see it.....and get that dog down from the table!!!

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #575 on: November 17, 2019, 05:13:22 PM »
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Time itself is bought and sold, the spreading fear of growing old contains a thousand foolish games that we play. (Neil Young)

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #576 on: November 17, 2019, 05:38:49 PM »
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #577 on: November 17, 2019, 05:48:44 PM »
 :crazy: :crazy: :doofus: :angry2: people need to get a friggin life for gawds sake. :bonk: :bonk:
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #578 on: November 17, 2019, 06:09:29 PM »
What about Pigpen? That's not PC!! He's just cleanliness challenged! And what's Linus always doing with that blanket? And in that pumpkin patch? You know what he was planning to do with Sally....   :tut:
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #579 on: November 19, 2019, 10:29:11 AM »
And they wonder why people don't shop here much anymore...I'd recommend ya go elsewhere if yer down this way..... Money, money, money. :doah:


Parking rates set to rise again

Council OKs parking rate increase

It will cost more to park in Rochester city ramps and at parking meters next year. The new rates, which also include increases for contract parking, are expected to take effect Jan. 1.

Mike Barry says the 34 percent increase for parking downtown is hard to swallow.

“They believe that’s reasonable,” he said of the city’s five-year rate plan. "It's far cheaper to park in Minneapolis and St. Paul then down here".

People holding parking contracts in the city’s six public parking ramps recently received notice that their monthly bills will increase next year.

For people holding non-commercial parking permits, like Barry, the cost will jump from $125 a month to $168.

That’s following a $20 increase last year.

“This is on the heels of several years of annual increases that were also above the inflation rate,” he said.

Barry doesn’t live downtown, but he and his wife, Mary, contracted for space in the Third Street ramp approximately eight years ago because she works at Mayo Clinic and doesn’t expect to have employee parking privileges in the near future. At the time, he recalls, he paid $90 a month.

Last year, the Rochester City Council approved a schedule of annual contract price increases that will march that rate up to $288 a month by 2023.

The increased contract parking rates, as well as other parking-related fees, were approved to cover anticipated costs of maintaining public parking, as well as providing resources for additional parking options.

“Because municipal parking operates as an enterprise fund, the parking revenues must pay for parking operations, improvements and expansion,” said Nick Lemmer, the marketing and outreach coordinator for Rochester Public Transit and Parking.

He noted the costs were determined after rate study conducted by Walker Consultants under a $35,000 contract. The consultants worked with the city’s finance department and Lanier Parking, which holds the contract to operate the city-owned ramps.

“Financial policy dictates that the enterprise fund must remain solvent,” Lemmer added. “The rate increases adopted by the council were necessary to keep the fund balanced.”

Lemmer said the rate increases also will bring the monthly contract price in Rochester more in line with rates charged in other municipalities.


“Best practices say that monthly parkers get about a 20 percent discount from the equivalent daily rate,” he said, noting monthly parkers in Rochester have been receiving a 50 percent to 60 percent discount in recent years and the 2020 rates reflect a 45 percent discount on the equivalent daily rate.

The rate increases also come at a time when city officials, as well as Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency representatives, are trying to encourage more commuters to use other transportation options -- such as bike, bus or on foot -- to get to work downtown.

Mayo Clinic recently announced it will increase commuter bus subsidies for employees in 2020 to help ease parking concerns, and it is working on plans for additional park-and-ride options.

The city has also been discussing adding to its public park-and-ride options.

Barry said his wife hasn’t considered the transit options, because they have a contract at the city ramp. He said he’s unsure whether the increased rates will cause them to make a change.

Following the last increase, the number of parking contracts is down slightly.

At the end of October in 2018, the city had contracts with 1,498 parkers. A year later, it had 1,465.

Barry said it appears to counter to the goal of paying for the facility, noting more contract parkers could keep ramps full.

“The 34 percent is ridiculous, and I think their rationale doesn’t make any sense,” he said, noting his payments have likely paid half of the $25,000, which has been estimated as the cost of building a downtown parking space. "This is no way to support people downtown".


Rochester increases cost of parking tickets

Starting Monday, a parking ticket will cost an extra $3. That means the cost of having an expired parking meter will climb from $17 to $20.
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #580 on: November 19, 2019, 10:44:47 AM »
funny you post this.....article in the st cloud times also talking about jacking the prices on parking meters!!!!!!!!
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #581 on: November 19, 2019, 10:55:46 AM »
$17-20 for an expired meter???!  Insane!!!!!!!     :angry2:

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #582 on: November 19, 2019, 11:39:05 AM »
The only parking meter I've seen this town in the last 10-15 years was the 1 behind my buddies bar. Not even a meter or a ramp in Mason City that I know of. :happy1:
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #583 on: November 19, 2019, 05:09:40 PM »

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #584 on: November 19, 2019, 05:52:07 PM »
 :crazy: :crazy: ye I seen that on da web. Then don't eat the friggin thing ya douche bag. :angry2:
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #585 on: November 19, 2019, 05:53:51 PM »
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  Ya, that about sums it up!   :crazy:

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #586 on: November 19, 2019, 06:34:13 PM »
bone head!!!
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #587 on: November 19, 2019, 07:53:21 PM »
Hey Reb, I think we need you to go Charles Bronson in downtown Rochester.   When women are getting threatened in parking ramp, and guys are getting robbed at knifepoint outside my church on Sunday afternoon... 

Do your civic duty,

https://www.kaaltv.com/news/rochester-mn-man-accused-of-slashing-tires/5556166/?cat=10151

Not sure what "used to have a relationship with him" means.... :crazy:

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #588 on: November 19, 2019, 08:19:43 PM »
I know, I  saw that, and yer church...

...https://www.postbulletin.com/news/public_safety/police-search-for-downtown-robbery-suspect/article_15de9518-098c-11ea-a10e-d710fc22d8e4.html

Sorry, but I'm in the "hopeless for this town" mode. When ya bring in tons of unskilled foreign people just so you can spout "Look, we're diverse!", and they can't get a job, or find a place to live, because they've jacked up taxes and everything else so much, driven out anchor old time family owned businesses, what did they expect?!  Just wait a few more weeks until mid holiday time...you'll see the car break-ins, robbery's, holdups galore. Having lotsa burglaries in my area, and 3 years ago it was almost Mayberry over here.
I'm secure here. Have my alarms/lights/warning "devices" in place.... :whistling:
But, if someone wanted to pay me well.....I could become Paul Kersey. The "equipment's" just waiting.... :evil:
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #589 on: November 20, 2019, 11:01:28 AM »
Better lock up yer SS, Delmar....we have another "uptick".... :rolleyes:
  (officially Ch 6's favorite word)

https://www.kaaltv.com/news/olmsted-social-security-scam-/5558235/?cat=10151
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #590 on: November 20, 2019, 11:33:34 AM »
Had one of those show up on my cell phone the other day. Same kind of crap they were pulling with the IRS a few years ago. Same as the IRS, if the SSA starts writing me letters, then I pay attention. They're not gonna call you on the phone first. Since I've avoided arrest and am not in jail as the recording claimed I would be, I'd say I'm in the clear.
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #591 on: November 20, 2019, 11:35:15 AM »
I've had three of those on my cell this year....I just gave 'em my "new number to call."
(Del's)   :rotflmao:

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #592 on: November 20, 2019, 07:27:29 PM »
I've had three of those on my cell this year....I just gave 'em my "new number to call."
(Del's)   :rotflmao:

That's ok, I don't think I would notice a few extras.    I worry about the old lady down the block though.  She already got burned by the "GRAMMA I'm in jail and I need target gift cards to get out" scam.  to the tune of thousands of bucks.   If they catch any of those types, I'll help with the torches and gasoline.

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #593 on: November 20, 2019, 07:50:56 PM »
Not possible. No crime in this town. City leaders say so. #1 city.

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« Reply #594 on: November 21, 2019, 03:23:48 AM »
Not possible. No crime in this town. City leaders say so. #1 city.

It was over the phone...

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #595 on: November 21, 2019, 07:04:56 AM »
Phone in town. You in town.  Town has no crime. Here, there, anywhere.

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #597 on: November 21, 2019, 07:51:19 AM »
Unreal.  What has our nation come to?

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #598 on: November 21, 2019, 08:09:21 AM »
no subject is safe to talk about any more..  fight over any thing... 
a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #599 on: November 21, 2019, 08:20:17 AM »

 

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