GENESEO — With a large attendance, the Geneseo Town Board decided to take a second look at an affordable housing request.
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The CDS affordable housing proposal, originally brought before the Town Board on Sept. 13, was revisited on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Town Board meeting.
“This project is altered to the point that it is going to be contributing to the tax base. It’s not asking for a tax exemption of any sort…so that, to me, is something that certainly will address, if not eliminate, the concerns that I’ve read about,” retired Senator Mike Nozzolio stated, endorsing CDS.
Although many showed their support for the proposal, a large number of concerned citizens voiced their opposition to the project, including Dick Platt, spokesman for Geneseo’s VFW.
“We feel that we cannot afford anymore low income housing here in Geneseo because of water, sewer, school, police, fire, and ambulance,” Platt stated. “We’ve become the dumping ground for Livingston County.”
After hearing public support and opposition, the Town Board did not vote to give CDS a letter of support and the proposal was tabled.