Last week’s Deerfield Valley News had an article on the cover, ”Club Makes Payment.” In that selectboard member, John Gannon, was discussing the town of Wilmington’s fiscal dilemma of having a deficit between $175,000 and $200,000, “...compounded with the Hermitage Club’s current delinquencies... may force select board members to take measures... one of the choices... to raise the tax rate.”
Oh come on! The Hermitage Club has excuses and doesn’t pay yet the residents of Wilmington, many who are already struggling, are going to pick up the slack? The Hermitage Club needs to stop sinking money into new projects.
Club spokesman B. McGrail commented “...the plan is to start building again... as more units get built, revenue will start to pour in, and we’ll reinvest that in the club and community.” First off “...pour in..,” secondly, “...reinvest in the club...” and thirdly we’ve all heard before, the check’s in the mail. I have to pay, you (the residents) have to pay. Do you think this will fly? I’m going to build a barn-workshop and then tell the town, “Oh by the way, I can’t pay my taxes, when I start some generating income from my workshop...