When I finally got to the machine my Visa was rejected numerous times before finally going through. Fortunately by now everyone in the line realized what was going on and, while irritated, were patient. An experience like this says one thing loud and clear: “We want you to come here and spend your money, but have no interest whatsoever in your convenience.” How terribly unfortunate for a tourist destination!
Paid parking upsetting residents too
Cooperstown paid parking is not only upsetting Cooperstown merchants, village residents are also VERY upset! As a village resident, I pay more than $2,000 annually for VILLAGE tax! I was OK with the $25 fee, but before the parking permit went into effect, I purchased one. Then, once again, before it went into effect, it became necessary to trade the car in. When asked about the permit, I was told I had to pay another $25 for another permit. THAT IS A BOONDOGGLE!!
I am very angry! What benefits do we as village residents get for our taxes? Garden refuge pickup seldom happens before the curb grass turns brown. Recently, we had branches on our curb for more than four weeks and then we had to hire someone else to carry it away!
I can think of very few benefits we have as village residents. What do we get for our taxes?
1. Streets plowed in wintertime
2. Police protection
3. And, if someone is working at our house they can park for two hours before they have to move their car.
This paid parking permit adds insult to injury! I will not be patronizing Main Street merchants this summer.
Jewell B. Hall
Spraying should not be done on local golf courses
Hats off to Andy Mason for his recent letter in this newspaper advocating a ban on pesticide and herbicide spraying around Otsego Lake, Cooperstown’s drinking water source.