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Potential Maranatha investor gets chilly reception in Richmondville

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A man willing to spend money to bring the defunct Maranatha Family Center back to life was presented with a “laundry list” of needs from the Richmondville Town Board on Tuesday. The $5.3 million, 85,000-square-foot athletic center on Route 7 was built with the help of state and federal financing and opened about 11 months ago. But with few customers heading in to exercise, the business fell behind on its bills and closed in September ...

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November 13, 2013
11:03 a.m.

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SCARY SCHOHARIE. Resistance to change is mind boggling. Clearing up financial and legal commitments are necessary. However, bind siding, antagonizing, and embarrassing a potential neighbor and investor is stupid. Was the investor allowed to describe his clientele. Was he asked to give income and tax revenue estimates. In fairness, why did his initial site fall through. If i can come up with these questions, why couldn't the attendees.

Residents must awake to the fact that there are no more creel walking openings. They must diversify their tax base some way. This guy offers options to bring money in. He's not looking for residents to pay to jump rope, or, use a step-master.