In the August 24 US&J, Niagara County Legislature candidate Merrill Bender admonished the Majority Caucus for "failing to keep open a wonderful county home for our seniors and closing the Mount View facility, which was a moneymaker for the county before they took control."
A financial review of county documents sheds a very different light on Mr. Bender's interpretation of what is and what is not a "moneymaker". Keep in mind, Bender stated the facility was making money prior to the majority caucus taking control, which was in January of 2004.
In 2003, Mt. View lost $1,356,042.00
In 2002, Mt. View lost $811,268.00
In 2001, Mt. View lost $968,944.00
If you are going to be a candidate for public office, and make public statements such as the one regarding the profitability of Mt. View, you should take the time to verify your figures. If not, someone else will.