Your school tax liability has been reduced $150,000.00 per year as well, which will extrapolate out to a loss of Millions of Dollars to the Newburgh School District over time. Congratulations, I’m sure hardworking taxpayers throughout the School District will be happy to make up the difference for your golfers. Or perhaps this will simply result in the reduction of teachers or programs to make up for the shortfall. The children of Newburgh and the Newburgh School District lose the most. For every One Dollar reduction, the School District loses approximately $4.00. The School District has a primarily minority population. By losing $150,000.00 in assessment dollars, they lose about $600,000.00 off the tax rolls per year, forever. How many teachers and programs will have to be cut as a result?
The Powelton Club has a history of institutional racism -- blacks and minorities were banned from joining their country club in writing. But here is a golden opportunity for Reparations. A just solution would be for the Powelton Club to donate a portion of their facility to programs that benefit children of the Newburgh School District. Allow kids from the Newburgh Schools to use the facilities for sports or other events such as the teams' Annual Banquets, for free, one day per week, on a rotating basis.