Hulse: I Support Tourism Impact Aid

Hulse:  I Support Tourism Impact Aid

Rick Hulse
Rick Hulse

COOPERSTOWN – County Rep. Rick Hulse, R-Otsego, a few minutes ago issued a statement saying Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz is “incorrect in his assertion that I do not support Tourism Impact Aid.”

“In fact, I fully support a better distribution of bed tax money to benefit our County and specifically the Town of Otsego and Village of Cooperstown,” he said in a statement.  The statement continues:

“I am, however, opposed to last minute, knee-jerk reactions when it comes to spending County funds. What I do favor is proactive planning and a deliberate execution of a plan to properly and effectively distribute tax dollars back into our local communities.

“Detailed and proper planning is required in 2015 to create a sustainable plan in 2016 for Countywide infrastructure & service related projects in our respective villages, cities & townships. Additionally, I have led the charge to create the first Comprehensive County Plan in 2015. This will align the expenditure of all tax dollars with specific objectives and goals to end wasteful and duplicate spending.”