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January 18, 2020
The following letter was published in this week’s issue of the Gazette.
To the editor:
SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome) is an affliction of most politicians. It is hard to resist just as a fish chases a shiny lure, so do our public officials. Croton-on-Hudson seems to be the easiest catch.
The Municipal Skate Park which was a failure cost the Village over $100K was the first cast and we chased the lure.
Better yet Gouveia Park (the one where nobody goes) was dressed in a bright shiny outfit with a multi colored hula skirt and it was FREE! How could the Village resist? (It was a bit of an inside deal among friends). This one was swallowed hook, line and sinker. We now own 17 acres of land that can’t be developed with a decaying building that will cost tens of thousands of dollars to rehab to ADA standards, which will serve only a small minority of residents and remain a continuous drain on Village resources. Not to mention the lost tax revenue. READ THE REST HERE.