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#1525672 --- 03/12/19 03:54 PM New Seneca County Chamber of Commerce
IrieInFLX Offline
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Registered: 03/30/18
Posts: 6
Loc: FLX
I want to preface this by saying I am ignorant as to how a Chamber of Commerce obtains it's funding. I imagine through donations, funding events and possible tax dollars?? I hope not tax dollars. __________________________________________________________
Finger Lakes Times - New Seneca Chamber office before county Planning Board

Rumor has it if the Chamber isn't exempt from setback requirement the work will cost over $1 million to meet the setback requirement.

You'd think the brains at the Seneca Chamber would have worked this out BEFORE GREATLY OVERPAYING for the building!!!

Purchased 7/2018 for $425,000. Previous sale was in 6/2013 for $139,000. As of 2018, full market value is $180,435.

Seneca County Property Tax Details - 1781 NY-318

Even if the Chamber is found to be exempt, what a waste of money. I can only imagine what the cost of renovating an old home into an office will be...and that's AFTER the inflated purchase price.

Gotta love it!

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#1525695 --- 03/12/19 05:11 PM Re: New Seneca County Chamber of Commerce [Re: IrieInFLX]
all seeing eye Offline
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Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 2331
Loc: Seneca Lake
According to the county budget, the Chamber will get $375,000 from the county. It is from the hotel motel tax.

2019 county budget
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#1525703 --- 03/12/19 06:26 PM Re: New Seneca County Chamber of Commerce [Re: all seeing eye]
scwoodchuck Offline
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Registered: 05/22/14
Posts: 2129
Loc: LOST IN SPACE
The state says that the hotel motel tax, (room) tax has to be spent to promote tourism. So who do you think should get the money ? the Easter bunny ?
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#1525921 --- 03/15/19 08:09 AM Re: New Seneca County Chamber of Commerce [Re: scwoodchuck]
all seeing eye Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 2331
Loc: Seneca Lake
The first poster asked:

Does the county give the chamber money?

If so how much?

Is it taxpayer money?

I answered his questions.

I did not comment about anything else.

How do you twist everything?
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"I never gave anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell."

Harry S. Truman

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#1526012 --- 03/16/19 11:37 PM Re: New Seneca County Chamber of Commerce [Re: all seeing eye]
Top Dog Offline
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Registered: 04/25/00
Posts: 2003
Loc: Lap Dog
County spent too much on managing tourism itself and outsourced it.

One “insider” thinking they have all the answers doesn’t mean jack-

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