The Gloversville tax rate for 2013 is $21.71 per $1,000 and an additional 15 percent of that amount ($3.26) is imposed as a BID tax - I mean assessment; can't call it a tax.
So effectively, those of us who are within an area arbitrarily imposed by four individuals back in about 2000 and passed by the city council as overwhelmingly supported will be paying $24.97.
So, if anyone wants to know why there is no movement or improvement in downtown, do the math.
I am troubled that my tax dollars do nothing for me or most others around. My tax dollars/assessment dollars are misused and misspent.
If I wanted that to happen, I could just donate to the federal government.