Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo issued a statement on Tuesday in connection with the recent controversy over Irondequoit’s I-Square project.
County Republican Chairman Bill Reilich had said the mixed use project was failing, and said it was defaulting on its tax agreement with COMIDA, the county’s industrial development agency.
Developers Mike and Wendy Nolan dispute that, saying that they have met the terms of their contract, and on WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson program on Monday, indicated they planned to sue Reilich over his comments, say that those comments have hurt their business.
Dinolfo, a Republican from Irondequoit, issued this statement on Tuesday:
“As County Executive, I hope that all economic development projects in our community, including those receiving COMIDA assistance, are successful. In addition, all projects and developers receiving assistance need to fulfill their promises to taxpayers. As it relates to I-Square and any COMIDA supported project, all involved should be focused on ensuring the project’s success and that they meet their goals and obligations.
As an Irondequoit resident, I wish the Nolan’s success in their endeavors to improve our Town and our County.”
The comments from Reilich came after Governor Cuomo appointed Democratic Town Supervisor Adam Bello to fill the vacant County Clerk position, and Reilich questioned Bello’s performance as supervisor.