But Town Of Otsego Rep Says He Supports Creating Fund In ’15 For ’16
COOPERSTOWN – Rick Hulse is the only county representative, Republican or Democratic, from District 8 – it includes Cooperstown – not to vote to redistribute bed-tax revenues to help pay for Cooperstown’s tourism-related costs, Mayor Jeff Katz said this evening.
Hulse, a freshman representative from Fly Creek elected last November, called the mayor’s request “last-minute,” and proposed an alternative approach.
Katz was remarking after he appeared at the public hearing on the county’s 2015 budget, held at 6 this evening in Courtroom #1, where he asked the county to help communities – Cooperstown, but also the city and town of Oneonta, and the Town of Hartwick – to help cover the costs of serving tourists. (Hartwick Town Supervisor David Butler also spoke in favor of an extra allocation.)