COUNTY REPS DECLARE:
COOPERSTOWN – If Onondaga County got a special dispensation from Governor Cuomo to open its car dealerships, why shouldn’t Otsego County?
Acting on a suggestion by Republican Oneonta City Council member Len Carson, his county rep, Democrat Danny Lapin, today championed his constituent: “If Onondaga got a special dispensation, let’s see what they did. Maybe it could apply to us.”
Andrew Stammel, D-Town of Oneonta, pointed out that, with sales tax revenues expected to take a hit, “Our number on sales tax category” is auto dealers.
County board Chairman David Bliss, R-Cooperstown/Town of Middlefield, said prospective buyers are flocking to the Syracuse area since the dispensation was granted; why couldn’t we benefit similarly.