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LSNative April 15, 2014 at 08:44 AM
I was at Water/Main at the red light, facing West, waiting to make a right onto Main. There was aRead Moreb icycle tool (yes, most of you are tools) waiting on Water St (facing East) in the left turn lane. So I'm sitting there, with my blinker on, waiting to make a right. As soon as the light changed, Mr. Bicycle Tool darts out into the intersection cutting me off. Luckily for him, I know that bicyclists don't follow traffic laws like they are supposed to, so I held back, knowing this 180 lb guy with a 20 lb bike thought it would be a good idea to cut off a 6,000 lb SUV. I'm getting a camera installed on my dash so that I can hit these clowns and have video proof of them breaking the law and having no regard for other traffic. (Joking). ((Maybe)).
Hugh Gallagher April 15, 2014 at 01:15 PM
svfl "they referred to all schools in the LV needing to raise taxes" I would be curious Read Moreto know who "they" is?. You may think it is a given that taxes "need to be raised" . Some disagree. You apparently buy into the "more projects" concept. Again not everybody agrees there should be "more projects" When Eichfeld says he is "trying to be financially responsible", I believe him. You moved here so your children could go to a better school. I don't see "financially responsible" at the top of your list. You question Bryan, I question you.
Casey Smith April 16, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Let me tell you as a SVSD teacher, we are NOT all in favor of this new lawyer and we have requested Read Morea REVOTE! Our President and V.P. have rejected this over and over again. 45/50 ES teachers have asked for a revote and they have refused! There is nothing we can do and are being hijacked by union leadership with their own agenda!
Hugh Gallagher April 16, 2014 at 01:40 PM
It's good to hear a different viewpoint from a SVSD teacher. Hopefully, you will not suffer forRead More&quo t;standing up".
Bryan Eichfeld April 09, 2014 at 08:54 AM
I would recommend watching the video in the background with the PowerPoint over it.
Hugh Gallagher April 09, 2014 at 09:25 AM
Thank you for making it easy for any resident to get a "feel" for this process. VeryRead Morei nformative. An example of what transparency should be.
Walter April 08, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Did you get busted again, sarah? Bwaahahahaha
joe matacavage April 13, 2014 at 03:08 PM
but you never see a window shattering load speeding biker stopped..
SV rambler April 14, 2014 at 03:05 PM
I'm looking at the bottom line - understanding the school accounts for only a portion but folksRead Morearou nd here love to say "we pay the highest taxes around" when in fact we don't assuming things haven't changed dramatically in the last 3 years. I'm not trying to make a point on the current saga - it is just a false assumption I think many folks have. To Bryan - I think the board makes valid points in addressing each of the statements on the teacher website which are vague and do not address the sticking points. Would like to see it proof read a little more. "Health case" etc.
Bert Macklin April 14, 2014 at 04:49 PM
I don't quite understand the point you're trying to make. Using the numbers you provided, SVSDRead Moremuni cipalities have the highest school millage rates except Walnutport. So having the 2nd and third highest rates out of 69 municipalities isn't a valid compliant since it's not #1? Even if Bryan is correct and two districts jumped SVSD, I still think #4&5 out of 69 is pretty darn high up there on the list.
Bryan Eichfeld April 14, 2014 at 07:24 PM
Bert, I completely agree I am a little punch drunk. Because when I make comments that we have theRead MoreHi ghest taxes, I get slammed for not being accurate. There is another issue because Lehigh had a reassessment last year, Northampton county has not had a reassessment in over 20 years. Funding schools through real estate taxes is inherently unfair. I'm torn because the elimination of School property tax proposal takes the money through sales taxes, sends it to Harrisburg and then they re-spread it to individual school districts. So the control of the districts shifts even more to Harrisburg.
Roger Jurczak April 12, 2014 at 11:20 AM
You might want to revisit your deed and survey to see if the lawn you are speaking about reallyRead Moreisn' t a municipal right of way. Nobody likes the cinders after the snow is gone but the attitude is different once that snow plow opens the road! A broom and rake will help move those cinders to the roads edge so when the sweeper comes, your cinder supply can go away.
Bert Macklin April 12, 2014 at 11:34 PM
Would you rather the Township/Borough not lay cinders or plow in the winter? After the amount ofRead Moresn ow and cold this winter, I think they deserve a break. Cinders part part of life living in an area with snow.
LSNative April 14, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Yep, I'm with the others. Go out and clean it up if it bothers you. I live in Hellertown and myRead Morecu rbs were damaged (by a Borough snow plow, nonetheless). I am required to make the repairs and pay for the costs myself.
Randy April 05, 2014 at 02:26 PM
Mr. Eichfeld is the best thing that has happened to this district. By calling the teachers greedy, Read Moreuncaring and motivated solely by money, he lets the public see them exactly for what they are: cowards. Thank you for calling it like it is Mr Eichfeld.
LSNative April 07, 2014 at 09:12 AM
I also love all those trashing Mr. Eichfeld for using "social media" to make his point. Read MoreT hose of you complaining about him posting on the Patch, have no idea what social media is or how it should be used correctly. Mr. Eichfeld is using it exactly as intended, and because of it - we are all receiving more information than we would have 5 years ago.
Gerry Kranz April 09, 2014 at 07:50 PM
Eichfeld is doing a fine job of giving info back to the constituents. I question the wisdom of what Read Morehe says sometimes (and he does put more emotion into it than he should), but I would rather have a politician that tells us too much, rather than too little.
Hello it's me April 04, 2014 at 05:52 PM
Ugh no pool. I guess I'll keep looking.
busybody April 05, 2014 at 08:19 AM
@Proud SVTeacher, no I was not aware of any tax rebate. One would think that information would beRead Moreg iven to us on our tax bills. I will look into it. Please understand, we are not loosing our home, we are leaving it. We choose to do so, rather that waste $11,000. per year on the education of someone else children, when we paid for our own children to go to private school, all the while still paying the taxes. We would much prefer to use that $11,000. To travel and see our great country and also the places in Europe that we still have not seen. @Hello it's me, you also have to approved to live here, I doubt you would pass muster.
LSNative April 07, 2014 at 08:52 AM
Hey ProudSVTeacher - regarding the senior citizen tax rebate, you left out the fact that there isRead Morean income qualifier. Furthermore, as a TEACHER, I'm sure you understand that the reason a subsidy exists is because the costs associated with said subsidy are already too high. Because if they wern't too high, there wouldn't be need for a subsidy, would there?
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