Seriously. After Avon Voters (by almost 2-1) and said “NO” to the Purchase of Avon’s Infamous “Skier Building” – that Purchase is now being APPROVED by the same Avon Council that was told “NO” by Avon Voters in January 2015!
If that isn’t an “F You” to Avon Voters and Taxpayers – than what is?
What Avon Voters and Taxpayers need to know: Avon’s current Mayor – Jennie Fancher has to run to keep her seat this November 2016 as does Mayor Pro Tem (Vice Mayor) – Jake Wolf)
November 2016 can’t arrive soon enough for Avon Councilmember Buz Reynolds who will depart Council – due to Term Limits.
Avon Resident and local Architect Tab Bonidy – pointed out the Council’s Fiscal Fantasy at the Meeting. Tab pointed out…when Avon Voters originally REJECTED the Purchase (January 2015) it was…
ORIGINALLY REJECTED: $3.2 Million Dollar Purchase + $1.5 Million Remodel = $4.7 Million total.
Now Endorsed by Avon’s Council: $1.5 Million Dollar Purchase + $3 Million Remodel = $4.5 Million.
$200,000.00 – the difference between “Good and Bad” on a $4.5 Million dollar purchase? HUH?
Avon local Mark Kogan endorsed this new Purchase Packages as a “Good Deal” compared to the original Purchase package that Kogan claimed at the time was a “Bad Deal”. By the ECT’s math – 4.4% is the difference between “Good and “Bad” in the mind of Kogan. The ECT folks see things very differently.
Mr. Kogan (formerly with Goldman Sachs) also forgot to mention the new Property DOES NOT come with any new-additional Parking for the facility.
Watching these Avon Council members discuss this Purchase in their Council meeting was like listening to Forest Gump discuss Financing in the Twilight Zone.
Take Heart Avon Voters: Your neighbors in Eagle-Vail rejected their (elected boards) proposal to attach their Eagle Vail homes to an additional $23 Million in long term debt – in last November’s (5A) Ballot issue – election. 5A failed.
Right After that: The elected Eagle Vail board members that were proponents of this new Debt were summarily THROWN OUT OF OFFICE – by the Eagle Vail Voters. Yes, both Betsy Laughlin and Mark Miscio were replaced by (Judd Watts, Jake Jacobson and Stephen Daniels) Good for you Eagle Vail Voters!
Just “click on” the Goldman graphic above…