Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Cry Me a River
Holcim is suing the City of Hudson, and tonight, at the end of its meeting, the Legal Committee of the Common Council went into executive session to discuss strategy. But before that happened, Common Council President Don Moore revealed the nature of the lawsuit and his opinion of it. Holcim wants the property tax on its holdings in Hudson to be reduced from the $95,000 a year currently paid to zero. Holcim contends that the corporation is realizing no profit from the activity now going on at the dock and therefore should not have to pay any property tax. Moore's opinion of the situation (paraphrased by Gossips): "If you're not making money shipping gravel from the dock, stop doing it."