A referendum in which voters decide to buy or not to buy Skate Time 209, is scheduled for December 7, 12 noon to 9 pm.
If the deal goes through, the current owners of Skate Time 209 will make a $730,000 profit, while the Rochester taxpayers will be saddled – for no reason – with a $12,000,000 loan.
Coincidentally or not, two hours before the vote starts, a food pantry will pop-up in Skate Time’s parking lot!
Granted, the free food is distributed by Ulster County Community Action Committee, but Skate Time’s owners surely made their parking lot available on the referendum day.
(to be continued)