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State grant for Yates Town Park is still taxpayer money

Posted 14 January 2020 at 11:35 am

Editor:

In regards to the $2.5 million state grant awarded for the Yates Town Park, who pays for the following:

1. The initial purchase of the property for the Town of Yates Park? Taxpayers

2. The clearing of the property and landscaping for construction of the park? Taxpayers

3. The barbecue pits, picnic tables, open pavilion, parking lot, port-o-potties? Taxpayers

4. Maintenance of grounds from May to November at $10,000 per season? Taxpayers

5. The reclamation of the shoreline (p.s. this was the most responsible expenditure)? Taxpayers

6. The projected enhancements to the park at a cost of $2.5 million? Taxpayers

7. The maintenance of the kayak launch, playground, walking path, new pavilion, etc.? Taxpayers

8. Who should stand up and say no more? Taxpayers

(Monies received from NYS grants are still out of taxpayers’ pockets.)

Bill Jurinich

Lyndonville