Glens Falls Civic Center shouldn’t be subsidized by public

To the Editor:

Now, we have no hockey team for the Glens Falls Civic Center and no real events in the future.

Why? I’ll tell you why.

It’s because we have a politician running an entertainment venue. The job of a politician is fixing sewer pipes and patching potholes. For a politician to force taxpayers to subsidize an entertainment business is ridiculous.

Sell the Civic Center to somebody who knows what they are doing and can operate it without $600,000 of city tax money yearly.

The mayor of Lake George village wants to start a new Civic Center tax for everybody in the tri-county area. This idea is from the mayor who has Lake George village buried in $10,000,000 of long-term debt. It’s time for him to retire before does any more damage.

Sell the Civic Center and stop picking our pockets. Sure, a new tax might start with .0001% per $1,000 of assessed value. Then, it’s upward and onward to raise the taxes again and again at county board meetings.

The mayor in Lake George should concentrate on limiting his spending. He should not be trying to start another new tax which impacts everyone in the tri-county area.

Chuck Bleibtrey

Lake George

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