Of course, if you listen to Tyksinski and Adler, all OUR dreams will come true soon too. The Observer Dispatch reported:
Once the access is improved with the two projects, the business park will help the town, Tyksinski said.We can hardly wait...there has already been so much benefit from The Hartford moving in the business park...about a mile from where they were previously located. Isn't the building previously occupied by The Hartford now owned by a non-profit that pays no real estate taxes?!!
“You’ll see some new development going up there,” he said.
Supervisor Tyksinski brought the subject of going out to bid at the July 13, 2011 town board meeting. A copy of the 2008 adopted town board resolution to bond for $600,000 was presented by Tyksinski to bolster his case for going out to bid.
The 2008 resolution was passed around the table. Each of the four council members silently studied the bonding resolution looking like "deer caught in headlights". However, when all was said and done, they all said 'aye' to Supervisor Tyksinski's proposal.
Imagine...Supervisor Tyksinski was able to convince 4 other elected officials to vote to spend additional public money for a private developer even though as of today there is no current independent report on the financial condition of the town and there hasn't been one since 2008!
To top it off, we have blogged numerous times about Adler's refusal to make the town whole on some of his debt from the last bonding. Our elected officials are certainly looking out for us, eh?
Anyway, an article posted on the Observer Dispatch website tonight and probably to be in tomorrow's print edition says:
The Clinton Street extension project has been estimated to cost $200,000 to $300,000, and the Route 840 ramp has been estimated to cost somewhere between $700,000 and $800,000, Tyksinski said.That's amazing! If you believe Tyksinski, Adler should have no costs over and above the $1.1 million town contribution.
However, we have to wonder who gave Tyksinski the "new" cost projections...because when the Public Hearing was held on November 5, 2009...almost two (2) years ago, the costs were projected to be $800,000 for the Route 840 ramp and $480,000 for the Clinton Street Extension:
Just in case you didn't attend the November 5, 2009 Public Hearing or even if you did, here is a copy of the slideshow presentation.
We have much more on the subject. To be continued...