Monday, March 7, 2016

WDT: North Side Improvement League to host meeting on future of organization

       The club with no members anymore but with a building owned is having a meeting Tuesday to try and get enough former members to devise a plan for disposition of the Mill Street building that housed the North Side League for decades. This is a hard lead to write and make sense.

       Too bad the meeting can't be at the League, but no one has the keys and no one is sure if they can go inside without trespassing on property that is abandoned.

       It's all very hard to explain, especially when media reports on the League like it's still there.

       If nothing is done, local developer Brian Murray will acquire the property through tax sale. Redeeming the taxes would cost around $30K and can be done by the League or by someone  on behalf of the League.  Who would do that ? And then you'd still have to have a mechanism to convey ownership.....and for what purpose ?

       There is talk of another organization being interested in the building for an NFP, but none of that has been made public. \

        Meanwhile the clock ticks.

         Three or four years back, a dedicated northsider paid the taxes, and that kept the lingering going on for longer.

Watertown Daily Times | North Side Improvement League to host meeting on future of organization

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope they can sell it for around $400,000.00 rater then let Mr. Murray take it for $29,000.00 on a city tax sale . You would think he would would concentrate on paving the front entrances to his apartments on the end of palmer street and adding some pole lights so we can see coming in and out of the complex.

Anonymous said...

Too bad the politicians kissed up to the 10th mountain monument people instead of investing in the north side essentials. What a terrible city leadership we have that win not recognize and support this NFP for the good it does and has done. We spend more money legal bills to get a fence torn down.

Anonymous said...

Council and management further distances themselves from the people and sides with the special interests of a few.

Anonymous said...

Hey 846 Mr. Murray did not build the Palmer St. Apts it was done by a local Construction Company who didn't pay their taxes.....

Anonymous said...

I remember the not too distant days when the North Side League was a very special place. Frank but friendly discussions were the norm. It was a unique forum for people who cared and people who had developed friendships. I sure wish there was a way to get that back. Maybe we should write Donald Trump. Laugh, but sometimes you never know.

Anonymous said...

Where are the NNYCF board when you need them. This would be a valuable asset for them

Anonymous said...

If all these people are interested in saving it, Where were they when it was being run into the hole?

Anonymous said...

8:29, to answer your question, the NNYCF is on the other side of the river and they don't have any interest in your side of the river. Your side of the river never comes up in conversion, at Ives or at any of the luncheons and self congratulatory award dinners.

Anonymous said...

702... thank you, Rande.