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Harlem City Council discusses Harlem Civic Center, civility and Columbia County study



The Harlem City Council discussed several items during the Thursday, March 23 work session that will be voted on during their upcoming regular meeting.

One of the items was a lease with the Harlem Arts Council for use of the Harlem Civic Center. Council members first discussed the issue at the q...

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  1. “It could affect LOST, which is my biggest concern because that is where a good bit of our money would come from””.
    LOST funds belong to the the taxpayers for the purpose of providing property tax relief. To date, the City of Harlem has NEVER use these funds properly in the form of millage rate reduction. The County uses them 100% for the intended purpose.
    And people outside incorporated areas (135,000) need not be held hostage to the 21,000 in those areas.
    They deserve the relief which would come in the form of franchise fees. Those incorporated would escape the double taxation they complain about.
    Transparent and efficient government would be the result of incorporation. People just need to be educated beyond their preconceived notions and misinformation they will hear .

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