Then, DiNapoli finally gets to the elephant in the room:
The board will also then discuss other under-performing projects — John J. Lease's business park in the Town of Lloyd, Skate Time 209 in the Town of Rochester and Kingston Hospitality, the owner of the Hampton Inn in Kingston.So, Skate Time 209 will be reviewed. Good, as the taxpayers shouldn't be footing the bill for the Bernardos' failed projections.
One of Lease's 7,500-square-foot buildings was projected to create 66 jobs on its original application in 2005 but has created only 42.
The IDA board is weighing whether or not to consider Lease's sister office building, Lloyd Park I, in its deliberations. That building has more than double the employees it initially projected.
Skate Time 209 — which applied to the IDA as TLB Management — projected 37 jobs but only has nine, according to IDA documentation.
The Hampton Inn reported 22 jobs in 2011, but initially projected employing 30.
And this could also give IDA Chairman David O'Halloran a chance to silence some of his critics. He's good friends with the Bernardos, so much so that he's been accused of carrying their water. Making Skate Time pay its fair share would show that O'Halloran is his own man and not Len Bernardo's caddy.
(hat-tip to Rochester Smoke Out)