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February 21, 2010

Letters to the Editor: February 18, 2010


She was Executive Director of the Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. She had a career in public relations and advertising and worked as a reporter for the Eagle Newspaper groups in the Syracuse area.

So get out and vote on March 16. Vote for Katz, Mebust and Eldred.

Grace Kull


Parking is a problem

The Cooperstown Area Plan submitted to the Board of Trustees in 1962 identified parking as a problem. Parking has been a problem ever since. Charging people for parking is just opportunistic; it is not a solution. I have heard parking called a resource that should be tapped. A resource is fresh water or clean air. We do charge for water, but not air _ only because we haven’t figured out how. Parking is a problem, not a resource; they are not the same thing.

The businesses on Main Street do not want it. The overwhelming majority who spoke out at public hearings do not want it. Unless we repeal or amend the existing paid parking law, it will be a reality on Main Street by August.

The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to provide services and benefits to the residents. Placement of parking machines on Main Street is neither a service nor a benefit unless you argue that the benefit comes from increased revenue for the Village. There are other ways to raise revenue.

Increasing the appeal and the accessibility of attractions is one way. Another way is to lower costs. Cutting costs, other than reducing our police coverage, has not been seriously studied.

We risk ``killing the goose that lays the golden egg’’ if we continue on the path we have begun. Already the Legends Baseball teams and the NABA have cancelled future engagements. This loss of revenue to both Doubleday Field and to local enterprise is especially stinging after the pull-out of the HOF game. If I am elected Village Trustee, I will focus on solutions to the parking problem and finding other ways to increase revenue.

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