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We all know about the disasterous--and dangerous--conditions created by this year's 2013 Toughman. There are even rumors that there is a county-wide petition being circulated to end this event and Croton's involvement with it although we have not yet seen it.
In the meantime, please take a moment to read Richard Nagle's letter in the 9/12 through 9/18 edition of THE GAZETTE, re-printed here with permission; Mr. Nagle is the volunteer director of emergency management for the Village of Croton. Although village officials/staff were warned that this would happen, it made no difference; toughman organizers said it was covered, but it wasn't. Click on the photo below to read the letter.
UPDATED: For those who have asked how much this event cost the village taxpayers in police and other related costs, thanks to 2014 Croton United candidate Virginia Calcutti, we have the following information: The
proposed five year contract calls for the village to receive $14,000 annually with an
increase of 2.5% each year over the next four years. Village expenses IN 2013 were $13,039 according to the documentation/bills that Ms.
FYI: some of Croton's police were on double-time and that as has been the case for some years now, local businesses chose to either close completely or open later than usual.