Supervisor wants bid on abandoned sch...

Supervisor wants bid on abandoned school to be turned down

There are 2 comments on the Gloversville Leader-Herald story from May 18, 2012, titled Supervisor wants bid on abandoned school to be turned down. In it, Gloversville Leader-Herald reports that:

The chairman of Montgomery County's Finance Committee wants the Board of Supervisors to reject a bid for the former West Hill School property in Canajoharie because it is far too low to cover delinquent taxes on the property.

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wow

Pittsfield, MA

#1 May 21, 2012
they did that same thing to the old ben franklin in fort plain and look how that turned out.by rejecting the bid you are rejecting this years tax money from the property and every year after that as well.How are you going to get that $70.000 back by giving it to a restoration group that will go non-profit and not pay any taxes.Thats your argument that it is not enough and if they reject the bid they will get anything ever.Another case of who you know and the tax payers not paying attention.
runswithscissors

Amsterdam, NY

#2 May 21, 2012
I agree, wow. This is simple shortsightedness that is prevalent in the area. Instead of looking at the money lost, move ahead and see that you will make tax money if someone takes over the property. What money does it take in if no one, or a non-profit owns it? Negative income, that's what, for maintenance and upkeep on a building that is not making the town any money.

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