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AND NOW AN IMPORTANT LETTER FROM THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Croton’s Fiscal Wizards!
To the Editor,
Oh, Wow! We in Croton are indeed truly blessed. The financial acumen of our village board knows no limits! Eat your hearts out Carl Icahn, Jamie Diamond, Koch Brothers, Donald Trump, et al. You can’t hold a candle to our guys. The spirits of J. P. Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt are gazing down in awe and admiration.
Just look what they’ve done on the Croton Point Avenue (CPA) project alone. They took a prosaic effort, estimated at a measly $1.5 million, and through their herculean efforts ballooned it into a $5.2 million enterprise. That’s a 350% increase! And through ingenious wheeling and dealing, they were able to ratchet up the Croton taxpayers’ share from a trivial $300,000 to a colossal $3.4 million—that’s a fully tenfold increase! Oh, man! What other village government could possibly have reached those heights! Way to go guys! READ MORE HERE.