Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Muckross, home of Edgar May, becomes state park

The home of the late Edgar May, a well-remembered Springfield community leader and legislator, has been given to the state of Vermont, creating the state’s 54th state park, said Craig Whipple, director of state parks.


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10 comments :

  1. Certainly, the usual crotchety old curmudgeons of Springfield will have something whiny to say about this. Personally, I think it's great, as long as it's maintained better than Hartness State Park, which is not maintained at all.

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    1. That would be "the usual crotchety old curmudgeons" that pay a disproportionate amount of property tax to subsidize parasites demanding endless benefits. Oh Mr. Park Meister, Hartness Park is a town park, not state. And yeah, I subsidize that too. Sorry about the maintenance though. Maybe you can get it on the ballot for next March. It's guaranteed to pass!

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    2. Or get a rake and trash bag.

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    3. Nobody subsidizes Hartness Park, it's a tract of land with old logging trails on it. It doesn't even have a parking lot, it's been washed out for years on woodbury road. Its not even a park really. 3:50 probably lives in a pre war salt box house paying $300 a quarter in taxes. BIGSHOT.

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  2. I hope it will be maintained, I hope there will be a few VT park staff members there. Make a few new jobs.

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    1. Yeah ... just what Vermont needs, more part-time state jobs

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  3. Looks like a great place to practice one's dozer skills and completely turn this encroachment back to nature where it belongs. It has no historical value and is an eyesore. Stop wasting tax payer dollars on idiotic ideas that serve only to glorify a select few of the elites that deserve nothing.

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  4. George T McNaughton8/23/16, 6:03 PM

    It is my understanding that it was accompanied by an endowment to help cover maintenance and renovation. The Town was further advised that it would be covered by PILOT so the loss in tax revenue to at least the Town budget would be minimal. This appears to be a win/win for the Town.

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  5. chuck gregory8/24/16, 12:04 PM

    There is hydro potential up at Muckross that ought to be explored. Imagine having enough power coming from it to light up 100 homes in Springfield.

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  6. Oh, gee, another "boutique" win for Springfield! Break out the band, another tribute to an overrated politician. Sounds like George and the board have no details on the what costs, both tangible and intangible, that the town will bear from this inanity. George has an "understanding" that an endowment is involved, but doesn't know exactly. He's also been "advised" that PILOT will cover the lost tax revenues, but still admits there WILL be a loss of revenue. And when the PILOT provision ends, and it WILL, then Springfield eats the whole thing. 3:50 and 5:50 have it correct! Another government-engineered folly for Springfield.

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