Even though my county taxes went up this year, I will be saving $50 a year as a result of the dissolution of the JCJDC. I always had kept a membership active for my business because I...I...don't know why..Guess it was one of those PR things like keeping a membership in a fraternal club or a veterans organization.
Years ago the mayor served on its board by title but that was changed in 2004 when I was elected to succeed Mayor Butler, so I hadn't been to a meeting of the group in years.
If I were writing this story, I might have led with the pot of money spent on lawyers from Harris Beach and other law firms this past year on pension issues still not resolved.
In fact, much of the past two years in the economic development agencies has been spent on this matter.
Watertown Daily Times | JCJDC board to vote on dissolution today