the city had better buck up and find a way to expand the tax base to cover the state property tax cap (without just raising assessments like they've been doing to cover)
If the city wants to be the beacon of the wine hospitality industry, I would recommend shoring up the tax base first as our cut of the sales and hotel taxes are not going to cover the projected cost increase.
appears that mr marone wants to build a skate park at bicentential park at lake street
he has a skate park near the ball field but fails to maintain it
having skaters near two very busy streets would not be wise
if a skater traveled into the street by accident it could be fatal with those large 18 wheel trucks always traveling on lake street
if any development should occur at the bicentential park at lake street it should be a business that will pay property taxes and increase the tax base
having a fountain at that location was and is foolish considering the city of geneva is a 'revenue negative' city
if mr marone thinks a skate park is a worthy project then he can buy the foundry land, the old market basket area or some other location and fund it with his money
place it near the community center on carter road
charge a small entrance fee to cover the operating costs
if he feels it is not worth his time and his money
to open up his own skate park than it is not wise to force the city of geneva taxes payers to pay for his wild projects
where is the money he got from selling his business?
use that for his own skate park
why did he sell his business?
was one of the reasons he sold his business was because the city taxes are too high?
why are the taxes too high - too many tax exempt properties...