To The Editor:
The “who wants the Inland Port game” seems to be a one sided affair.
If you remember, back over a year ago I asked why Onondaga and not Oswego for the Inland Port.
At that time, there was only one area in Onondaga County looking to be the site of the Inland Port and its almost 2,000 high-paying jobs.
It was Jamesville. The residents spoke out against it and didn’t want it in their backyards.
The people of Fulton and Oswego County want it.
Oswego County showed some interest behind closed doors.
I had suggested the land just south of the city of Fulton next to the Cayuga Community College complex.
Right next to a rail line and highway.
Those doors seemed to have closed and may never be open.
Next up for Onondaga County was a site in Manlius.
The problem there is there is no road for access to the site.
A road would have to be built with grant money being applied for.
Fulton site has a road and a rail system.
Next up for Onondaga County is a site in Camillus at a waste site.
That’s right, let’s put an Inland port on top of a waste site.
Fulton site is farm and woodland no waste here.
So as you can see Onondaga County is looking to gain jobs and Oswego County is content to keep what we have and cry poverty.
The Inland Port and the jobs that it would bring with it would be just the thing that Oswego County and the city of Fulton need to bring business to the area and with it people.
So I ask Gov. Cuomo to stop for 10 minutes on Route 481 just south of Fulton and look at the farm land and envision a Inland Port there along with all the satellite businesses.
Saving a city and enhancing a county.
Until the county leaders and state Leaders take some interest in bringing the Inland Port to the Fulton and Oswego County area, the score of the who wants the Inland Port game will be: Onondaga County- 3 and Oswego County – 0.
I really think Onondaga County isn’t done yet I see them coming up with more sites until they find one that is as good as the one already here in Fulton.
Frank Castiglia Jr. Oswego County Legislator 25th District