New town building not needed in Potsdam
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 2:17 pm

To the Editor:

After reading the article about possibly having to raise the 2% tax cap in the town of Potsdam, I couldn’t help but notice how similar the new building being erected is to the one the town is currently using.

From what I understand we (the town) could have purchased the current building for $800,000, a great spot, good parking, a sizable income from the tenant using the basement and also given Marie Reagan a couple hundred thousand for new flooring, windows, curtains, etc. but instead we’re paying twice that for the new structure.

I’m sure we could have used that extra million somewhere, maybe finish paving the Pleasant Valley Road, lower taxes, or just having a nice little cushion in the bank.

I’m glad it’s putting some people to work for a while, but other than that it seems like it just got jammed down our throat after we voted and clearly said we did not need or want it.

Just remember the new car smell diminishes long before the payment book does.

Milt Snell

Potsdam