Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

No New Utility Tax

The district board heard concerns from community members for more than an hour yesterday, and everyone who spoke was against the proposed utility tax

No New Utility Tax
 

September 19, 2012

Corning (WENY) - The district board heard concerns from community members for more than an hour yesterday, and everyone who spoke was against the proposed utility tax. Corning painted post school board president Dr. Wexell told me he had never seen so many people come out against an issue like people did over the utility tax. The public had one more comment period before the board came to its decision at the Corning Painted post school district meeting. 32 comments by 30 people Monday night and everyone felt the same, no new taxes, and that message hit home with board members.

     “No one is comfortable no one really has enough to sort of live this American dream that we are always talking about,” said Board President Dr. Dale Wexell. “So there is a great deal of challenges everyday in meeting the needs of the family and meeting the needs of the individual.”

       “The public hearing was very good for me to have that opportunity to hear what it meant to you, so for me there are a lot of things that I discussed and I really don't think its something we need to do at this time,” said Board Member Victoria Zinger.

     So the board never motioned to hear the resolution and decided to move forward with the meeting, without a vote. Superintendent Mike Ginalksi says he believes this board will not bring the utility tax issue to the table again.

     “You have to represent the community that you serve and they were telling us we have to find a different way, so we will find a different way. I'm a realist the horse is dead get off it and find a different way. We got the message loud and clear.”