Common Councilor Matt Rayo says he’s thinking about the problems the closing of I-81 could create for the Carrier Dome during March Madness. But, Common Councilor Thomas Seals’s mind is far from basketball.
He says he is more concerned with putting all his support behind Mayor Stephanie Miner. Miner says the city won’t pay to take the building down or clean up the mess. It is, instead, the state’s responsibility.
"I'm supporting her and her stand in her conversation with the state 100 percent," Seals said at the Common Council study session Wednesday. "We're not signing a blank check for the state".
Rayo and Seals say the negotiations between the city and state are on-going, but their support is fully behind Miner. The Department of Transportation did not return calls about its plans for the building or the clean up.