"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Monday, August 1, 2016

A little more on the county farm

 I wrote in a post the other day about the farm study approved 14-0 by the county delegation , it is important to note that the study has not been funded
If grants and donations are not received, no study will occur. ("Delegation supports moving forward with countywide listening sessions followed by a feasibility study to determine potential uses of the current farming and forests lands, Funding for this process will be obtained through grants and donations.")
Rep. McConkey((R), who made the motion and Rep. Cordelli( R), who seconded it, have repeatedly been vocal about defunding the farm. Rep. Cordelli has stated that he did not vote to defund the farm, but against what he considered a " bloated" DPW budget, and yet  the farm will close and the future beyond that is very much unknown.
A lot has happened since March, but it doesn't get us any closer to what will happen to the farm later this year when the money runs out. Will there be a cost to close the operations? Loss of jobs? What about next year?


State Rep Glenn Cordelli said...

We have had indications from several groups that they will assist in funding the study. If not, perhaps the Commissioners can find a few dollars in a $30 million budget.
Perhaps Candidate Paul is suggesting another supplemental budget for the farm?

We already allocated money for a forensic audit on which the Commissioners have taken no action. Oh, we heard that some of the issues would be looked into as part of the 2015 audit but we know that did not happen either.

Moultonboro Blogger said...

What I am suggesting ( and in fact urging), is a spirit of cooperation rather than contentiousness which has accomplished nothing... except now the closing of a working farm in a time when farms are dwindling. What I hear from citizens is that they are tired of the constant bickering and finger pointing.
They are certainly weary of party ideology taking precedence over the needs of all citizens.