Condo Owners Say They're Not NIMBYs, They Just Don't Want 'Special
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
August 5, 2004
MONTICELLO, NEW YORK--Gladys Gold and her neighbors don't have a problem with people who have disabilities.
They just don't want them living in their 20-unit condominium complex.
Gold was responding to plans by a married, working, tax-paying couple who are set to move into a three-bedroom condo in the Cedar Park Commons, with a live-in care provider.
"We have nothing against them; it's just certain issues," she told the Times Herald-Record.
Those issues apparently have to do with fears over declining property values and increasing insurance rates.
"It's not that we object to having special people here . . . but it's not a safe place for them," said Gold, who insisted that she does not have a NIMBY (not-in-my-back-yard) mentality.
"I don't think the people would be happy with the nature of this community," she said.
[Editor's comment: If the rest of the community has attitudes like Gladys', she's probably right.-- Dave]
"Condo owners cringe at thought of couple" (Times Herald-Record)