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Not in best interest of Mexico citizens
To the Editor:
I’m very disappointed in two of the selectmen for our town of Mexico. I don’t know how they can sleep at night after what they did to us citizens at the south end of Highland Terrace.
These two gentlemen are also on the Board of Directors for MedCare. I cannot believe that the Board of Directors for MedCare is okay with disrupting the peace and tranquility we have here at our homes by moving into our neighborhood just so they wouldn’t be one half mile south of the new location.
At the recent meeting with the MedCare Board of Directors, there wasn’t one board member on our side, especially our two Mexico selectmen. One of those selectmen defended his actions on the Planning Board and the other never said a word. Talk about conflict of interest, Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and MedCare Board?
I voted for these two fine gentlemen to represent me and my fellow citizens, not the MedCare Board. They are selectmen first in my eyes. We neighbors are all for a new building, it’s definitely needed but not right in front of our homes.
I feel bad for Viola Worchester. She’s 83 years old and her picture window is 38 yards directly across from the entrance of the new building. She’s such a nice lady; she does not deserve this. She and her husband spent their life’s savings remodeling their home into a nice place. That home and the surrounding homes are now is rendered worthless.
She can’t sell her place because no one wants to put themselves in her situation with the sirens. And I don’t blame them one bit.
Where are these people’s compassion and consideration?
This MedCare building does not belong in our residential neighborhood. No one in the neighborhood even knew about this project until three days before a town of Mexico Planning Board meeting. It’s like they tried to slide this right by us so we wouldn’t notice.
These folks on the MedCare Board are intelligent people; I can’t believe they didn’t realize that we neighbors wouldn’t like the blasting of sirens when calls come in. They could have easily put this building in just south of Region 9 and there would have been direct access to Route 2 and zero opposition. You’ve got ask yourself, would you want MedCare in front of your home?
The icing on the cake is that because MedCare is non-profit, this new $1.8 million building will be tax free. They will pay no property taxes except for what is called “in lieu of taxes” which would be in the hundreds of dollars. I pay $4,400 in property taxes and MedCare will pay none. Our two selectmen sided with the non-taxpayer.
Either I’m living in the wrong town or we have the wrong people running it. But hey, maybe they are right, maybe we as humans shouldn’t show compassion and consideration for others.
When our two Mexico selectmen’s terms are up, I just can’t in good conscience bring myself to vote for these fine gentlemen again.
They do not have the best interest of the citizens of the Town of Mexico.