But during the six years that the county has not operated the facility, it has saved taxpayers $30 million, he said.
There were three supervisors who were against the 2005 decision.
One of those was former Masonville Supervisor John Thomas. The board was paying about $400,000 a year to subsidize the facility, he said Thursday. “We certainly owe this much to (seniors) who have paid taxes and supported Delaware County,” he said. He was upset to see the facility closing.
County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Eisel could not be reached at home Thursday for comment. He previously said that when the decision was made “it appeared Leatherstocking was qualified to run a successful operation,” after investigating the purchaser. There was no reason to expect the closure six years later, he said.