Tagged: mosa

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Is it Safe?

With MOSA’s service agreement nearing its end, I’ll look forward to how this whole ordeal plays out as it makes for rich material for the blog; on the other hand, we should reflect on how less rich MOSA has made the tax payers of Montgomery...

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Crazy Train

In a story that will undoubtedly cause a great spinning of heads and incoherent babble (here): The Daily Star of Oneonta reported last week that the state office’s review found that MOSA has failed in its efforts to save money for its member counties on...

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June Meme Watch

Flurry of memes this month. Let’s take a look: Chalmers Project is exactly the same project as 300 Guy Park Ave — aka, how can you support apartments at Chalmers and not apartments at the museum? I’d deconstruct the argument but it would be like...

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MOSA FInancing

The Leader Herald offers a few glimpses into the MOSA debate (Consultant proposes helping county break MOSA ties ): The reduction in tipping fees was the result of a defeasement plan that eventually will eliminate outstanding bonds through a process in which MOSA transfers funds...

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Trepidation Thursday

A lot of action with MOSA (here and here) with a subtext of Otsego County leaving and the financial impact of said move and changes in fee structure. I’m not literate in the underlying MOSA operations or proposed strategies for moving forward with MOSA; I...

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Tuesday Roundup

City Budget (from story here) –once again, the political will to execute your goals fails as a housing inspector position is eliminated. So you can run on a campaign touting your tough stance on tough code enforcement and then decide you do not need to...

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The Burden of MOSA

I was intrigued by section line from the story on the challenge to MOSA GAT fee by the counties (Recorder story here): County board Chairman John Thomas said he was unconcerned with the credit watch and doesn’t expect the county to be penalized financially for...

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Oops

From the Gazette (here) on MOSA: The contract binding the three-county waste stream will expire in 2014. Some officials say cooperation with the public authority is the last thing that will happen, but others believe the three counties could find relief from the costly responsibility...

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County Finance

I was struck by this in the Recorder article (here): The first step, according to Arnold, was to defease the outstanding MOSA debt, or set up a restricted bank account under the control of a trustee to pay off the red ink, which currently stands...