As the BID's first president, I can say with some authority that I disagree with Mrs. Casey's assertion that the BID is not wanted or needed. The Gloversville BID should not be dissolved. It's accomplished much over the years and has improved downtown Gloversville. Decorative streetlights replaced the old aluminum ones that would blow over in a strong wind, and were obtained with grant money. The city now saves $150,000 a year that they paid to lease the old ones. The BID has had Victorian Strolls, downtown marketing, a website, sidewalk cleaning, flowers, Christmas decorations and more, paid for with BID money and for the benefit of all.