And now a word from Croton United...WHEN IS A PARK NOT A PARK?
WHEN IT’S A WHITE ELEPHANT.
Because we argued that a decision on accepting the Gouveia property
should wait until it was clear what the financial impact on the village
would be—not to mention the secretive, duplicitous negotiations behind
the entire process—the Wiegman Dems have pathetically portrayed us as
opposed to parks.
The sad reality is that we were trying to ensure that the Wiegman Dems didn’t burden Croton taxpayers with an expensive white
elephant—as other Westchester municipalities have done when they
accepted gifts from wealthy residents who wanted to donate property as
parkland to take advantage of estate tax deductions.
The Wiegman Dems dismissed our warnings and they also ignored a
cautionary July 21, 2014 article in the Journal News which concluded
that “it’s simply too expensive to maintain the donated properties, even
when the gift includes a multimillion-dollar endowment.”
predicted, the costs so far greatly exceed the estimates and the park
isn’t even open to the public. Click the link to learn how the Wiegman
Dems saddled Croton taxpayers with an expensive, unnecessary white
SEE THE NUMBERS--SEE THE FACTS--HERE http://www.crotonunited.org/gouveia-park/
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