Saturday, April 2, 2011
Ulster County priority -- Young Adult Economy -- Reject Golden Hill status quo
I agree with County Executive Mike Hein's goal of keeping the 280 nursing home beds in the Kingston area. However, the solution to this goal should in no way continue the annual $4 to $9 Million county subsidy and should in no way burden the county taxpayers to pay for a $160 Million new nursing home. I look to Mike Hein's leadership skills to propose a road map on how to accomplish his goal of keeping the 280 nursing home beds in the Kingston area without any burden to county residents. Remember, Mike Hein's goal is to preserve the 280 beds, not to preserve the status quo of Golden Hill. Remember, Ulster County has to emphasize helping our young adults to stay here to work, buy homes and raise families. This priority comes ahead of preserving the status quo at Golden Hill. The Golden Hill tax burden will work against our young adult economy for many years to come. Mike, we need your leadership skills on this issue.