In today's Observer Dispatch Supervisor Earle Reed is quoted as saying:
" if a water district needs to be created, it will be the town that will bear the expenses."Well, wonder how that makes the people in the newly created Higby Road water district feel knowing that they pay about $425 a year to pay off the bond for creating their water district. And how about it Snowden Hill people, haven't you been without a water and sewer connection too? Since the town and school are being so generous this might be your opportunity to get water for your area.
Is it even legal for the whole town to finance the cost of a water district? Aren't districts set-up so that the people who will receive the benefit are the people that pay for the benefit.
School board member Robert Calli, who is also a member of the Oneida County Industrial Development Company (OCIDA) said that an additional resolution as part of the project to the town of New Hartford should be made requesting it to "not forget the Woods Highway residents." School Superintendent Gilligan was quoted as saying:
"Respective of cost factors, every effort should be made to accommodate those residents."Since when did it become New Hartford Central School's role to decide what the town will provide to its residents?
And developer Larry Adler is going to help to pay for some of these improvements. Wow! First he gives 17 acres of land to the school and now he even wants to help pay for a water district for Woods Highway residents.
Again, according to today's article in the Observer Dispatch, Earle Reed is also quoted as saying:
"I think we can do a lot of nice things." "It has been kind of a rural area." "We need to get a sense of it."Supervisor Reed, Concerned Citizens thinks you need to get a sense of reality!!! Taxpayer's dollars are not infinite!