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Racino looks at options

Penn National seeks water

July 12, 2013

AUSTINTOWN — Fearing possible additional fees or surcharges on Youngstown municipal water service at the Austintown site of a planned new thoroughbred racetrack, track operators said Thursday they......

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Jul-13-13 12:14 AM

Sammarone needs to go pound salt! This attitude of extortion via water must be stopped as it should have been decades ago. Most of the rest of the area has realized this, and it's high time so does Y'town. Hopefully these folks won't cave in to Y'town like they did in Columbus when they demanded annexation for water. Hopefully the Austintown trustees hold firm and stand to represent the people that elected them - NO JEDD with Y'town. Incorporate your own city to eliminate this baloney once and for all.

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Jul-12-13 4:01 PM

Penn National, stay away from ANYTHING to do with Youngstown. When the time comes, hire workers from Austintown, Mineral Ridge, Niles, etc.

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Jul-12-13 12:54 PM

I hope Niles (or someone else) can pull it off....The city of Youngstown attempting to "shake down" the racino and their future employees is wrong. Youngstown already tacks on a 40% surcharge on the water bills to Austintown residents. If Youngstown needs more revenue, they need to create jobs within their own municipality, not attempt to hold hostage other communities with their water service.

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Jul-12-13 7:21 AM

If the racino workers bring their own water to work, do they still have to pay the Youngstown city income tax?

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Jul-12-13 6:44 AM

""As you lose population, you lose your tax base"

And as you increase taxes, you lose population.


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Jul-12-13 5:48 AM

Youngstown is trying to act like a thug with their income tax demand for a business located in Austintown. Good for the Racino to go elsewhere for their water and put a stick in Youngstown's eye.

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Jul-12-13 5:13 AM

And yes, i hope niles does step up to the plate. We finally have the option for some growth in the area which will bring us more jobs and what happens, greed. Youngstown almist lost another big project to greed you'd think they would have learned.

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Jul-12-13 2:20 AM

Non resident Youngstown Water customers pay a 40% surcharge to the city. What have they done with that money all these years? Maybe Chuck would like to answer that. But he won't. He will continue gouging the outlying districts and lining his and the city's pockets. For someone who never attended a meeting to persuade Penn,to argue with the racing comission,to fight to keep the track and 1000 jobs here. Not one meeting. And he pulls this last second stunt. What nerve. He did offer Penn the water,with a two million dollar a year usage fee. Generous. The man is a bully and delusional to boot. What is there to spend the money on? Another parking lot or three downtown? Demolish more vacant houses because the citizens of Youngstown are fleeing in droves? Good luck Chuck. Keep dreaming big.

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