Before elections: “Terry Bernardo will take good care of taxpayer dollars.”
This morning, in Freeman:
Two Ulster County businesses, including one co-owned
by Legislature leader Terry Bernardo, face tax ultimatum
KINGSTON, N.Y. — Two area business, including one owned by Ulster County Legislature Chairwoman Terry Bernardo and her husband, Len, have been given one week to agree to a voluntary reduction in payment-in-lieu-of-taxes benefits on property taxes.
Failing such agreement, they will be forced to pay the full tax bill levied against their properties.
Members of the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency voted Wednesday to give both the Bernardos’ business, Skate Time 209, as well as the Hudson Valley Sports Dome, until March 21 to enter a new deal.
David O’Halloran, chairman of the agency’s board of directors, said failure to agree to the reduction “will result in automatic termination” of the agreements.
The agency maintains the two businesses were given property tax breaks based, in part, on promises to create a certain number of full-time jobs. Both businesses have fallen short of those projections.
Terry Bernardo’ whine on Facebook, today:
- Now the UCIDA wants to to “amend” our original agreement, and if we don’t they are going to break the original agreement, which would force us to file an article 78 (sue) which would cost my husband and myself thousand of dollars.
Anything to smear us…….
If we pay a little bit of money it will go away, or pay a lot of money and stand on principle.
My advice to Terry: Stand on principle and pay a lot of money, then pay attention to this comment in Freeman:
- YES! It is about time! What about restitution? If it has been determined that they are in breach of contract, what about the money they should have been paying all along? Is that included in the “deal”?
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco