Waitsfield Selectman Question Donation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is the donation, or is it? The town lost taxes and has to maintain a polo field. Divots and covenant prevent any other use.

Selectman Scott Kingsbury and Logan Cooke question the donation of the Polo field. A Waitsfield resident at the meeting mentions she questioned the reasoning of this in 2009. From the review of  Selectboard meeting video and statements made by selectboard, it appears that the donor is saving $8,000 per year in taxes and in maintaining the polo field at town costs. According to the members we really can’t use the field for much else, because after a polo event, the field is pretty much full of divots from galloping horses. (See below photo and scalloping from mowing lawn).

by · June 23, 2015 · 2 comments · Government Waste