Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "He Is No Machiavellian Prince":
Please try and get your numbers
sucks up about half a million and growing
In 2010 it was $343,000.plus $147,000 for maintenance and utilities, It was not a full year The payment was for that part of the year the facility was occupied. A matching grant was paid for a $50,000 donation
No rent was paid. .
Also the residue of the budget for the renovation , furnishings and equipment were turned over to the board in an amount in excess of $300.000.
T he agreement calls for 3% increase. annually. The payment for 2011 was $347,000. Plus cost for maintenance and utilities which would also have increased to more than $147,000.
Still no rent paid.
In 2012, the 3% increase brought the payment to $356,000.. Plus the cost of maintenance and utilities again incrementally more.
Still no rent being paid.
I understand in 2011, $15,000 was raised in "charitable" drives and that was matched by the town..
In last year's report, reference was made to a financial calculation for volunteer hours contributed.
No doubt another match of funds expected.
It should be understood town payments are not in the form of a grant..
The title of the agreement is " Contract for Purchase Of Culture" ..
We are purchasing with taxpayers' dollars, culture for the masses.
We set \ up the board. We paid for the lawyer to file the articles of incorpoation. We paid for the lawyer working on their part of the agreement. We handed over a building that cost $2.3 million plus $700,000 from a federal heritage to renovate for a state of the art modern museum.
Then we made a deal to purchase an unknown quantity or quality of culture for an ever-growing amount which is probably closer to full million that half a million.a year.
Where is the public interest served with a deal like that.
Who was minding the store?
Who is minding the store ?
De'il the yin as far as I can see.? ..