ONEONTA – Citing the $117 million that car dealerships put into the local economy, Common Council member Len Carson, Fifth Ward, is asking the county Board of Representatives to restart car sales in Otsego County.
A former county board member himself, Carson told Common Council this evening he has sent a letter asking his former colleagues to petition Governor Cuomo to allow Otsego County to re-open car dealerships.
He said the governor has already done so in Onondaga County.
“Recognizing that there is no guarantee our governor will allow this industry to fully open to the public on May 15, I have asked the chair of the Otsego County to present a resolution to the County Board addressing this issue,” said Carson in a statement he read to the Council.
“This resolution, if passed, will start the process of helping small businesses located in our county to fully open and also help County Government start to capitalize loss revenue,” he said.