- Tue, Apr 3, 2012, 1:38 P
Old buildings and slippery slopes?
> The town needs to grow a set and say this is the price and this is the building
> take it or leave it's really that simple. Just saying
... and that has been successful during the last several years, how?
I think the Town is trying to make the property more attractive to prospective buyers. Some states / cities / towns lure companies by offering them a tax-free period. This really isn't much different when it comes to the bottom line.
All that said, I'm still unhappy that the town closed the building and ignored a study that said the building's best use would be as a school. I'm wondering how much money we have actually saved over time, if you were to take into account the number of students who left the system when the building was shut down. This comes full circle to the contingent on the SC who may or may not be responsible for several Superintendents departure over the years. Are we in a better place than we were back then?