The Cortland County Legislature combed through a busy agenda last week that included a resolution authorizing 2023 tourism grants for Cortland County.
Organizations poised to receive funding included Center for the Arts of Homer, the 1890 Museum House, and the JM McDonald Sports Complex. Legislator George Wagner is on the board of the Tourism Marketing Grants Committee that makes those decisions, had this to say when asked if the Committee was given too much money to hand out to these organizations.
“What you described as someone with plenty of money does not exist among these organizations. Now if I had to shoot from the hip, every dollar you see here, I believe we get paid back in services. This is money well spent. It gets people in here (Cortland County).” Wagner said to the board.
The resolution was ultimately adopted by unanimous decision.